HP NC3133 Network Interface Controllers

Novell Technology Partner

product details

32-bit Bus-mastering - The NC3133 offers the highest level 100 Mbps data transfer method available between the network and 32-bit slots for high performance and low CPU utilization. The NC3133 uses bus-mastering technology to maximize throughput and minimize CPU utilization.

Port Bonding - Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB) and Cisco's Fast EtherChannel are two port bonding methods supported by the NC3133. ALB provides both failover and balancing of transmit traffic across NICs for increased performance. For even higher performance, Cisco's Fast EtherChannel (FEC) provides port failover and balancing of transmit and receive traffic across all NICs when connected to a switch that supports FEC.

Network Fault Tolerance (NFT) - NFT support, sometimes called "NIC Redundancy" or "failover," allows the server to always keep an active link. After installing a second, compatible NIC or using the ports on the base NIC, if the primary network connection fails for any reason, the second, backup NIC will automatically take over-retaining the network connection.

PCI Hot Plug - This feature enables NICs to be replaced or added to a PCI Hot Plug compatible server without having to power off the server. This can reduce NIC maintenance time and allows for system maintenance during regular business hours which will increase system availability and non-stop serviceability.

Diagnostic LEDs - LEDs show link integrity and network activity for easy troubleshooting.

product compatibility

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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regional availability

  • North America

language availability

  • English


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