The D-Link DGE-560SX Fiber Gigabit PCI Express x4 Adapter is a high-performance network card that let businesses take advantage of the PCI Express (PCIe) slots of their servers to enhance network performance with fber-optic connectivity. The adapter’s dedicated input/output (I/O) bandwidth PCIe ensures priority performance without bus sharing for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in fber-optic networks.
PCI Express Interface
The DGE-560SX PCI Express x4 adapter supports 2Gbps data addressing to increase higher throughput requirements from the adapter’s PC board to the server host. It provides unsurpassed robustness, reliability and performance, and is the optimum I/O connectivity solution for a wide spectrum of server, storage and system area networks (SAN). As the successor to the PCI and PCI-X interfaces, PCI Express bus architecture host serial bus eliminates many of the ineffciencies of parallel PCI and PCI-X architectures. With lower pin counts and lower power consumption requirements, the DGE-560SX PCI Express host bus adapter also reduces system level power requirements. PCI Express is backward compatible with PCI and PCI-X addressing, which allows all existing applications and Operating Systems to function unchanged.
Delivering network speed up to 2000Mbps (full-duplex) on the fber-optic cable, the DGE-560SX adapter brings ample bandwidth to a server up to 550 meters away. It offoads the host operating system overhead by providing on-board verifcation of IP header and TCP/UDP checksum for data received, in turn freeing up server processing power for other applications.
VLAN & QoS Support
The DGE-560SX adapter provides on-board screening of VLAN tagged Ethernet frames compliant with IEEE 802.1Q. This allows the server to operate in a fexible and secure network confguration in a standards-based environment. It supports 802.1p Priority Queues for improved delivery of time sensitive data such as voice and video.
The DGE-560SX supports other advanced features such as Jumbo Frame of up to 9KB and Promiscuous mode. It supports ACPI (Advanced Confguration and Power Interface) specifcations to enable OS-directed confguration and Power Management (OSPM) to enumerate and confgure server motherboards. The adapter supports SNMP agent for management under an
Hot Swap Capability
It is often diffcult or impossible to schedule downtime on a server to replace or install peripheral cards. As a PCI Express card, the DGE-560SX provides native support for hot plugging and hot swapping, which makes it ideal for installation in a server. This hot swap capability makes it easy for network administrators to add, change or remove I/O peripherals while minimizing the server downtime.