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82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection

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  • Citrix Hypervisor 8.0
  • XenServer 7.0
  • XenServer 7.1 LTSR
  • XenServer 7.5
  • XenServer 7.6


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Intel® 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Transforming the data center through a reliable and unified 10GbE network

Intel’s third-generation 10GbE controller, the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller continues to build on the innovative trends set by its predecessor and pushes the envelope even further.

Intel 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller reduces cost and complexity of the data center by combining LAN and SAN traffic onto a single Ethernet fabric. Customers can use iSCSI, NAS or FCoE to carry storage traffic over Ethernet. In order to meet SAN requirements for guaranteed packet delivery, the controller implements capabilities such as enhanced transmission selecting and priority flow control. The controller accelerates iSCSI traffic by implementing key stateless offloads such as TCP segmentation offload (TSO) and Receive Side Coalescing (RSC). It also supports the trusted iSCSI initiators from Microsoft and Linux operating systems and provides a robust iSCSI remote boot implementation. Further, the Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller delivers a high performing FCoE solution that offloads the main data paths for I/O read and write commands. It also greatly reduces CPU processing on FCoE receive traffic by eliminating a data copy through Direct Data placement implementation.

  • Advanced features such as Receive Side Coalescing, Intel® Ethernet Flow Director, and support for PCI Express* 2.0 help deliver new levels of 10GbE performance
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology1 for Connectivity (Intel® VT-c) delivers I/O virtualization capabilities that provide flexibility, scalability and mobility
  • Advanced unified networking capabilities, including support for lossless Ethernet, iSCSI acceleration, NAS, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) offloads help consolidate data center networks onto a single Ethernet fabric

The Intel 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller along with Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series-based servers deliver unmatched performance scalability that signals a new paradigm in the data center - a paradigm of intelligent solutions that help manage growth while controlling costs; a paradigm of advanced virtualization features; and a paradigm of a simple, cost-effective, unified network.


  • PCI Express 2.0, dual port 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller along with Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series servers deliver the performance that demanding applications require.
  • Product innovations for I/O virtualization that are ideal for the dynamic data center.
  • Unified networking support simplifies the network infrastructure by allowing LAN, SAN, and IPC traffic to share the same data center fabric.
  • Energy-efficient design with integrated SFI/KR PHYs that creates new opportunities for Blades and LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) solutions.
  • High-volume stable architecture with broad operating system support.