DR Series Software 4.0.3 - Interoperability Guide

Network interface controllers

The following tables list the supported network interface controllers for the DR Series systems.

NOTE: The DR Series systems support one (1) built-in network daughter card (NDC) and one (1) add-on Network Interface Card (NIC).

Table 12: NIC configuration - DR4300e core, DR4300e, DR4300, DR6300
System Controller Type Slot
DR4300e core, DR4300e, DR4300, DR6300
Broadcom 5720 QP 1Gb Network Daughter Card 2x1GB Network Daughter Card
QLogic 57800 2x10Gb DA/SFP+ + 2x1Gb BT Network Daughter Card 2x10GB+2x1GB Optical Network Daughter Card
QLogic 57800 2x10Gb DA/SFP+ + 2x1Gb BT Network Daughter Card

2x10GB+2x1GB Optical w/cables

Network Daughter Card
QLogic 57800 2x10Gb DA/SFP+ + 2x1Gb BT Network Daughter Card

2x10GB+2x1GB BaseT

Network Daughter Card
QLogic 57840S Quad Port 10Gb SFP+ Direct Attach Rack Network Daughter Card

4x10GB Optical w/cables

Network Daughter Card
QLogic 57840S Quad Port 10Gb SFP+ Direct Attach Rack Network Daughter Card

4x10GB

Network Daughter Card

Intel Ethernet I350 QP 1Gb Network Daughter Card

4x1GB

Network Daughter Card

Intel X520 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+, + I350 DP 1Gb Ethernet, Network Daughter Card

2x10GB+2x1GB Optical

Network Daughter Card

Intel X520 DP 10Gb SR/SFP+, + I350 DP 1Gb Ethernet, Network Daughter Card, with SR Optics

2x10GB+2x1GB Optical w/cables

Network Daughter Card

Intel Ethernet X540 DP 10Gb + I350 1Gb DP Network Daughter Card

2x10GB+2x1GB

Network Daughter Card

Broadcom 5719 QP 1Gb Network Interface Card, Low Profile

4x1GB

Network Interface Card

QLogic 57810 Dual Port 10Gb Base-T Low Profile Network Adapter 

2x10GB

Network Interface Card

QLogic 57810 Dual Port 10Gb Direct Attach/SFP+ Low Profile Network Adapter

2x10GB BaseT

Network Interface Card

Intel Ethernet I350 QP 1Gb Server Adapter, Low Profile

4x1GB

Network Interface Card

Intel Ethernet X540 DP 10GBASE-T Server Adapter, Low Profile

2x10GB BaseT

Network Interface Card

Intel X520 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+ Server Adapter, Low Profile

2x10GB Optical

Network Interface Card

Intel X520 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+ Server Adapter, Low Profile, with SR Optics

2x10GB Optical

Network Interface Card

Table 13: NIC configuration - DR6000
System Controller Type Slot
DR6000

Broadcom 5720 Quad Port 1GbE Rack NDC

4 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb BT Rack NDC

4 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

Intel Ethernet X540 2 x 10Gb BT + I350 2 x 1Gb BT NDC

2 Copper 10Gb

2 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

QLogic 57800S Quad-Port 2x10GbE SFP+ and 2x1GbE RJ-45 Rack Converged NDC

2 Copper 10Gb

2 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

QLogic 57800S Quad-Port 2x10GbE RJ–45 and 2x1GbE RJ–45 10GBASE-T Rack Converged NDC

2 Optical 10Gb

2 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

Intel X520 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+, +I350 DP 1GB Ethernet, NDC

2 Optical 10Gb

2 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

QLogic 57840S Quad-Port 4x10GbE SFP+ Rack Converged NDC

4 Optical 10Gb

Network Daughter Card

Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 1Gb network interface card, low profile

2 Copper 1Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Intel I350 Dual Port 1Gb Stand-up Adapter, low profile

2 Copper 1Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Broadcom 57810 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+ Converged Network Adapter, Low Profile

2 Optical 10Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Intel X520 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+ Server Adapter, Low Profile

2 Optical 10Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Intel X540 2x10Gb BT (10Gb)

2 Copper 10Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Table 14: NIC configuration - DR4100
System Controller Type Slot
DR4100

Broadcom 5720 Quad Port 1GbE Rack NDC

4 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb BT Rack NDC

4 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

Intel Ethernet X540 2 x 10Gb BT + I350 2 x 1Gb BT NDC

2 Copper 10Gb

2 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

QLogic 57800S Quad-Port 2x10GbE SFP+ and 2x1GbE RJ-45 Rack Converged NDC

2 Copper 10Gb

2 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

QLogic 57800S Quad-Port 2x10GbE RJ–45 and 2x1GbE RJ–45 10GBASE-T Rack Converged NDC

2 Optical 10Gb

2 Copper 1Gb

Network Daughter Card

Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 1Gb network interface card, low profile

2 Copper 1Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Intel I350 Dual Port 1Gb Stand-up Adapter, low profile

2 Copper 1Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Broadcom 57810 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+ Converged Network Adapter, Low Profile

2 Optical 10Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Intel X520 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+ Server Adapter, low profile

2 Optical 10Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Intel X540 2x10Gb BT (10Gb)

2 Copper 10Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Table 15: NIC configuration - DR4000
System Controller Type Slot
DR4000

Broadcom BCMS5716 LOM

2 Copper 1Gb

On Mother Board

Broadcom BCMS5709

2 Copper 1Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

Intel 10G

2 Copper 10Gb

2 Optical 10Gb

Add-In Network Adapter

NOTE: For Network Cards, you can have one Network Daughter Card and one Add-In Network Adapter.

Recommendations for NIC PCI Slots on DR Series systems

If you are installing a NIC card, the following table lists the recommended NIC PCI slots for DR Series systems. Quest recommends to install the NIC prior to the first power on of the DR Series system.

Table 16: NIC slot recommendations
NIC Recommended slot
1 Gb NIC (full height) 4, 6, 5
1 Gb NIC (low profile) 2, 3, 1
10 Gb NIC (full height) 4, 6, 5
10 Gb NIC (low profile) 2, 3, 1

Network cabling

Table 17: Network cabling
Description Broadcom SFP+ NIC Ports Intel SFP+ NIC Ports Dell Cust Kit SKU
Dell EMC Networking, Cable, SFP+ to SFP+, 10GbE, Copper Twinax Direct Attach Cable, 1 Meter X X 332-1665
Dell EMC Networking, Cable, SFP+ to SFP+, 10GbE, Copper Twinax Direct Attach Cable, 3 Meters X X 332-1368
Dell EMC Networking, Cable, SFP+ to SFP+, 10GbE, Copper Twinax Direct Attach Cable, 5 Meters X X 332-1666
SFP+, Short Range, Optical Transceiver, LC Connector, 10Gb and 1Gb compatible for Intel and Broadcom X X 330-8721
Cisco 10Gb SFP+ Twinax, 1m X X SFP-H10GB-CU1M
Cisco 10Gb SFP+ Twinax, 3m X X SFP-H10GB-CU3M
Cisco 10Gb SFP+ Twinax, 5m X X SFP-H10GB-CU5M

iDRAC Enterprise

Table 18: iDRAC controllers
System Controller
DR4300e core iDRAC8
DR4300e iDRAC8
DR4300 iDRAC8
DR6300 iDRAC8

DR4000

iDRAC6

DR4100

iDRAC7

DR6000

iDRAC7

Marvell WAM controller

Table 19: WAM controllers
System Controller
DR4300e WAM2 Plus
DR4300 WAM2 Plus
DR6300 WAM2 Plus
DR4000 WAM1 Plus
DR4100 WAM1 Plus WAM2 Plus
DR6000 WAM2 Plus
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