Description

The Mellanox Innova™IPsec 4 Lx EN Adapter Card provides security acceleration for IPsec-enabled networks while taking advantage of the ConnectX-4 Lx EN Network Controller’s best-in-class performance, unmatched scalability, and efficiency.

The constantly growing demand for security and privacy in modern data centres, private and public clouds, Web 2.0 infrastructure, and telecommunication systems, requires the use of security protocols. IPsec is a protocol suite for secure Internet Protocol (IP) communications by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet of a communication session. However, the high computing power required by the IPsec algorithms consumes expensive CPU cycles and limits network connection performance. The Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN adapter offloads the processing of the IPsec algorithms, frees up the CPU, and eases network bottlenecks.

Specifications

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Model Number

Mellanox Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN

ETHERNET CONTROLLER

ConnectX-4 Lx EN

MAXIMUM POWER CONSUMPTION

<30W (for 40GbE traffic); 10GbE traffic consumes less (TBD) power

ETHERNET

  • IEEE Std 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE Std 802.3ba 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE Std 802.3ad Link Aggregation
  • IEEE Std 802.1Q, .1P VLAN tags and priority
  • IEEE Std 802.1Qau Congestion Notification
  • IEEE Std 802.1Qbg
  • IEEE P802.1Qaz D0.2 ETS
  • IEEE P802.1Qbb D1.0 Priority-based Flow Control
  • IEEE 1588v2
  • Jumbo frame support (9600B)

PCI EXPRESS INTERFACE

  • PCIe Gen 3.0 compliant, 1.1 and 2.0 compatible
  • 2.5, 5.0, or 8.0GT/s link rate x8
  • Auto-negotiates to x8, x4, x2, or x1
  • Support for MSI/MSI-X mechanisms

CONNECTIVITY

  • Interoperable with 10/40Gb Ethernet switches
  • Passive copper cable with ESD protection
  • Powered connectors for optical and active cable support

OPERATING SYSTEMS/DISTRIBUTIONS ‡

  • RHEL/CentOS
  • Windows
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware
  • OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED)
  • OpenFabrics Windows Distribution (WinOF-2)

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