PCIe x4 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber NIC, Broadcom 5708 Chipset 1000Base-SX MM Server Network Adapter, Single LC Port

Manufacturer: Cablexa
Part Number: NIC-9710PF
Availability: In Stock
Ships: Usually in 2 days
Price: $85.00



The NIC-9710PF is a high performance PCI Express multifunction server network adapter for either standard or low profile slots in ProLiant servers running over a fiber-optic network environment.

In addition to delivering Gigabit Ethernet networking, the NIC-9710PF supports TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) for Windows only, Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI).

Kit Contents:

  • NIC-9710PF PCI Express Multifunction Gigabit Server Network Adapter in an anti-static bag
  • Low profile bracket
  • Quick install card
  • Product warranty statement


Performance Gigabit Ethernet Throughput

Up to 1000Mbps Ethernet transfer rate delivers outstanding network performance that improves response time and removes bottlenecks across the entire network.

TCP/IP Offloading

TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) for Windows moves the processing of data in the TCP protocol stack from the server CPU to the network card, freeing CPU cycles for other duties. The NIC-9710PF supports TOE when Windows TOE Chimney is installed. With TOE, network communications are improved, and server efficiency is increased.

Accelerated iSCSI

Accelerated iSCSI allows the NIC-9710PF to multi-function as both as a network adapter and as a storage host bus adapter, thereby providing access to storage platforms and to servers over a single connection. Additionally, the NIC-9710PF offloads the iSCSI software to the hardware for improved performance. Accelerated iSCSI on 1GbE multifunction server adapters purchased as options ships as a standard feature, at no additional charge.

Load Balancing

Transmit Load Balancing (TLB) and Switch-Assisted Load Balancing (SLB) are two advanced features used to build a bigger pipe for improved networking bandwidth. These port bonding techniques enable users to use up to eight adapter ports in a ProLiant server and aggregate their throughput up to a theoretical maximum of 16 Gigabits per second full-duplex transmission. The NIC-9710PF can be configured with other NC-series Ethernet server adapter teams supported on ProLiant servers.

Checksum and Segmentation Offloads, and Interrupt Coalescing

When running as a standard Gigabit adapter, the NIC-9710PF features TCP Checksum Offloads as well as TCP Segmentation Offloads and Interrupt Coalescence. These features reduce the load on the CPU for overall improved system response. Interrupt Coalescence is a feature that groups multiple packets and issues a single interrupt to the host.This process improves host efficiency.

Scalability and Reliability

Network Fault Tolerance, sometimes called "failover" or "NIC redundancy," allows for the installation of multiple NIC-9710PF server adapters or other network adapters so that the active device can be backed up by a redundant adapter to improve availability. The HP teaming utility also allows users to specify that when a failed adapter is fixed and replaced, the original adapter resumes its function as the primary network connection.

Management Support

NIC-9710PF supports SNMP.

Configuration Utilities

Enable initial diagnostics within Windows, Linux, and DOS operating systems.Configure network adapter teaming in a Windows environment. The Windows adapter teaming configuration utility includes a patented teaming GUI for Microsoft Windows 2000 and 2003 operating systems.Support for scripted installations of teams in a Microsoft Windows environment allow for unattended OS installations.

LED Indicator

A single bracket LED indicator shows link integrity and network activity for easy troubleshooting.


  • Main Chip: Broadcom 5708C
  • On-board memory: 92KB
  • Data rate: 1000 Mbps, Half- and full-duplex
  • Data path: Four lane (x4) PCI Express compatible with x1, x4, x8, and x16 PCI Express slots
  • Compliance: IEEE 802.3z, 802.3x, Dynamic 802.3ad, 802.3p, 802.1Q
  • Interface: PCI Express ver 1.0a
  • Interrupt levels: INTA
  • Connector: LC
  • Distance and cabling: Up to 1,804 ft/550 m with multimode fiber (50µm/125µm)
  • Up to 722 ft/220 m with multimode fiber (62.5µm/125µm)

Power and Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature:32° to 131° F (0° to 55° C)
  • Operating Humidity:10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Non-operating Temperature:-40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C)
  • Non-operating Humidity :5% to 95% non-condensing

Operating system support Standard Gigabit Ethernet

  • Netware(ODI16)
  • Windows XP 32-bit(64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 32-bit(64-bit)
  • WindowsVista32-bit(64-bit)
  • Windows 7 32-bit(64-bit)
  • Windows 8 32-bit(64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 32-bit(64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit(64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 32-bit(64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Linux
  • Sun Solaris
  • VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1/5.0/5.1/5.

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