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UCS Virtual Interface Card 1380

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The Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC) 1380 is a 2-port, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)-capable mezzanine adapter.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.1
  • XenServer 6.2
  • XenServer 6.5
  • XenServer 7.0
  • XenServer 7.1 LTSR
  • XenServer 7.5
  • XenServer 7.6


  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

The Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC) 1380 is a dual-port 40-Gbps Ethernet, or dual 4 x 10 Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)-capable mezzanine card designed exclusively for the M4 generation of Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. The card enables a policy-based, stateless, agile server infrastructure that can present over 256 PCIe standards-compliant interfaces to the host that can be dynamically configured as either network interface cards (NICs) or host bus adapters (HBAs). In addition, the Cisco UCS VIC 1380 supports Cisco® Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) technology, which extends the Cisco UCS fabric interconnect ports to virtual machines, simplifying server virtualization deployment and management.


  • Delivers greater throughput.
  • Delivers 80 Gbps to the server.
  • Helps reduce TCO by consolidating the overall number of NICs, HBAs, cables, and switches because LAN and SAN traffic run over the same mezzanine card and fabric.
  • Adapts to either 10-Gbps or 40-Gbps fabric connections.
  • Creates fully functional unique and independent PCIe adapters and interfaces (NICs or HBAs) without requiring single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) support from OSs or hypervisors.
  • Allows these virtual interfaces and adapters to be configured and operated independently, just like physical interfaces and adapters
  • Creates a highly flexible I/O environment needing only one card for all I/O configurations
  • A single unified network: the same network brings LAN, SAN, and management connectivity to each server
  • Unifies virtual and physical networking into a single infrastructure
  • Provides virtual machine visibility from the physical network and a consistent network operations model for physical and virtual servers.
  • Enables configurations and policies to follow the virtual machine during virtual machine migration.
  • Enables the mezzanine card to be centrally managed and configured by Cisco UCS Manager.
  • Provides a redundant path to the fabric interconnect using hardware-based fabric failover.
  • Provides high I/O performance for demanding applications.
  • Uses Priority Flow Control (PFC) to enable FCoE as part of the Cisco unified fabric.
  • Supports customer requirements for Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Ubuntu, and Citrix Hypervisor, formerly XenServer.


The Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC) 1380 is a 2-port, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)-capable mezzanine adapter.


  • x16 PCIe Gen3 interfaces
  • 2 ports of 40-Gbps unified I/O or 2 sets of 4 x 10-Gbps unified I/O
  • Over 256 dynamic virtual adapters and interfaces
  • Cisco SingleConnect technology
  • Cisco Data Center VM-FEX technology
  • Centralized management
  • Advanced features support
  • Network architecture
  • More than 900,000 I/O operations per second (IOPS)
  • Support for lossless Ethernet
  • Broad OS and hypervisor support