HP NC6162 Network Interface Controller

Novell Technology Partner

product details

32/64-bit Bus-mastering - The NC6133 offers the highest data transfer method available between a network and a server for high performance and low CPU utilization. The NC6133 uses bus-mastering technology to maximize throughput and minimize CPU utilization.

Port Bonding - Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB) and Cisco's Gigabit EtherChannel are two port bonding methods supported by the NC6133. ALB provides both failover and balancing of transmit traffic across all NICs for increased performance. For even higher performance, Cisco's Gigabit EtherChannel (GEC) provides port failover and balancing of transmit and receive traffic across all NICs NICs when connected to a switch that supports GEC.

Network Fault Tolerance (NFT) - NFT support, sometimes called "NIC Redundancy" or "failover," allows the the server to always keep an active link. The NC6133 can use either the base NIC or an additional, compatible 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


  • Intel® Itanium® Processor Family
  • x86
  • x86_64 AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®

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regional availability

  • North America

language availability

  • English


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