HP (Hewlett-Packard) NC6133 Network Card User Manual

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Compaq NC6132 Gigabit Module 1000 SX

Compaq NC6132 1000 SX Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131

338456-B23

With this Gigabit upgrade module for the NC3134 or NC3131 Fast Ethernet adapters, Compaq has the only industry-standard, scalable transition path from Ethernet to Fast Ethernet to Bonded Fast Ethernet to short haul fiber Gigabit.

Optional Upgrade Modules:

NC6133 1000 LX Upgrade Module

338456-B24

NC3135 Dual 10/100 Upgrade Module

138604-B21

NC3133 100 FX Upgrade Module

338456-B25

NC3132 Dual 10/100 Upgrade Module

338456-B22

Fast Ethernet Server Adapters:

NC3134 Fast Ethernet NIC 64 PCI Dual Base 10/100

138603-B21

NC3131 Fast Ethernet NIC 64 PCI Dual Base 10/100

338456-B21

NC3123 PCI, 10/100 WOL

174830-B21

Gigabit Server Adapters:

NC7131 Gigabit Server Adapter PCI, 64/66, 10/100/1000-T

158575-B21

NC6136 Gigabit Server Adapter PCI, 64/66, 1000-SX

203539-B21

Introduction

With the Compaq NC6132 Gigabit Upgrade Module, Compaq offers the industry's only modular approach to adding a Gigabit network connection to servers without having to replace the base adapter.

The NC6132 is a 1000 SX Upgrade Module for the NC3134 and NC3131 Fast Ethernet adapters. This upgrade module provides a scalable transition from

Ethernet to Fast Ethernet or Bonded Fast Ethernet to Gigabit and provides three high-speed network connections through one server slot.

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Performance

32-/64-bit Bus-mastering

The NC6132 offers the highest data transfer method available between a network and a server for high performance and low CPU utilization. The NC6132 operates in 32- or 64-bit PCI slots and uses bus-mastering technology to maximize throughput and minimize CPU utilization.

Port Bonding

Transmit Load Balancing (TLB) and Switch-Assisted Load Balancing (FEC/GEC/802.3ad static-mode configuration only) are two port-bonding methods supported by the NC6132. TLB provides both failover and balancing of transmit traffic across all adapters for increased performance. For even higher performance, Switch-Assisted Load Balancing (SLB) provides port failover and balancing of both transmit and receive traffic across all adapters when connected to a switch that supports this feature.

Jumbo Frames

Jumbo Frames (also known as Extended Frames) offer a 9K byte Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU), which is six times the size of traditional Ethernet frames.

Like all Compaq Gigabit server adapters, the NC6132, supports jumbo frames as a way to achieve higher throughput and better CPU utilization when deploy in a network infrastructure that supports them. Jumbo frames are particularly useful for database transfers and tape backups.

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Ease of Use

Plug and Play

Fully compliant with the 2.1 PCI specification, the NC6132 uses the system resources to automatically configure its memory and interrupt settings.

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Security/Reliability

Network Fault Tolerance (NFT)

The Network Fault Tolerance feature of the NC6132 ensures that the server can always keep an active link. Using either of the ports on the base adapter or after installing a second, compatible adapter, if the primary network connection fails, the second, backup adapter will automatically take over, retaining the network connection. The NC6132 can be configured to fail over to any NC31xx, NX61xx, or NC71xx adapter by using the latest drivers.

PCI Hot Plug

The NC6132 includes PCI Hot Plug support that enables PCI networking controllers to be replaced or added to a PCI Hot Plug compatible server without powering down the system. This feature provides increased system availability and non-stop serviceability in business-critical computing environments.

The NC6132 plugs into the NC3134 or NC3131 Fast Ethernet adapters without requiring any tools.

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Network Management

Standards-based

The NC6132 supports the following Compaq Management tools and industry network management standards:

Compaq Insight Manager

Compaq Insight Manager XE

Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM)

Server Integration

Compaq's SmartStart configuration utility includes setup support for the NC6132 so that it can be configured as part of the SmartStart configuration process.

Compaq Insight Manager or Compaq Insight Manager XE can recognize the NC6132 individually or in port bonded teams, and can collect and report

SNMP statistics on the server adapter events. Compaq Network Management System (CNMS) can also collect and report SNMP statistics on server adapter

Integrated Management Log (IML) supp