Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card 1227T

    The Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC) 1227T enables a policy-based, stateless, agile server infrastructure for your data center. It supports 10-Gbps Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The card is a dual-port 10GBASE-T (RJ-45) PCI Express (PCIe) modular LAN-on-motherboard (mLOM) adapter designed exclusively for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers (Figure 1). New to Cisco rack servers, the mLOM slot can be used to install a Cisco VIC without consuming a PCIe slot, which provides greater I/O expandability. The card incorporates next-generation converged network adapter (CNA) technology from Cisco. The adapter provides Fibre Channel connectivity over low-cost twisted pair cabling with a bit error rate (BER) of 10 to 15 up to 30 meters and investment protection for future feature releases. The mLOM card can present up to 256 PCIe standards-compliant interfaces to the host, and these can be dynamically configured as either network interface cards (NICs) or host bus adapters (HBAs). In addition, the VIC supports Cisco Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology. This technology extends the Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect ports to virtual machines, simplifying server virtualization deployment.

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