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Solarflare SFN5162F Dual-Port 10GbE Midrange Server Adapter

Combines excellent performance and exceptional 10GbE value for data center, enterprise, SMB, high performance computing, and cloud computing environments.


The SFN5162F is designed to address issues facing data center managers today. Equipped to handle the application loads of the latest multi-core processors, the SFN5162F also delivers unmatched power efficiency for the consolidation and deployment of high-density servers. The SFN5162F supports data networking with concurrent support of iSCSI and NAS traffic – while remaining true to the need for cost effective, power-efficient and high performance network I/O.

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Application Performance Leadership

The SFN5162F delivers the industry’s lowest latency along with full 40 Gbps bidirectional line-rate performance. Featuring a rich set of stateless offloads, it provides efficient acceleration of the most demanding network protocol tasks.

Proven Powerful Technology

Based on standards-compliant, robust, power-efficient 10GbE technology currently shipping in OEM servers and switches, the SFN5162F enables high-performance, cost-effective solutions for next-generation applications.

Scalable, Hardware-Assisted Virtualization

The SFN5162F is designed to optimize virtualized application performance and maximize the use of network resources. With 10x the number of vNICs and virtual PCIe functions than the competition, I/O performance scales as the number of CPU cores and virtual machines increase resulting in enhanced application performance supporting more applications per physical server.

The SFN5162F accelerates guest applications in leading hypervisors, supporting NetQueue and VMQ in VMware and Hyper-V, and SR-IOV in KVM and XenServer. SFN5162F relieves network I/O bottlenecks hidden in virtualized environments, allowing IT managers to allocate full network resources directly to virtualized applications. SFN5162F enables the highest performance and lowest CPU utilization in virtualized servers.

Lowest Power

At less than 5 Watts, the SFN5162F consumes less than half the power of the leading competitors’ products, and delivers 5-10x the efficiency of 1G Ethernet (Gbps/Watt). This not only makes a power efficient 10G network possible, it can save thousands of dollars of operating costs for a typical data center. The SFN5162F is also compatible with the Energy Star® guideline for power consumption.

Manufacturer Solarflare
Part No. SFN5162F
Width 68.9
Depth 167.4
Weight [Kg] 1.00
Specification Supports optical & copper SFP/SFP+ modules; Direct-Attach, Fiber (10G or 1G), 1G/10G combo; 1000BASE-T SFP
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3ae; IEEE 802.3ad; IEEE 802.1Q; IEEE 802.1p; IEEE 802.3x; RoHS Compliant
Bandwidth 5.0 GT/s for full, 40 Gbps bi-directional bandwidth
Hardware Offloads LSO, LRO, GSO; IPv4/IPv6; TCP, UDP checksums
Host OS Support RHEL 5, 6; MRG; SLES 10, 11; SLERT; other Linux; Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2; OS X v10.6.x, v10.7; Solaris 10 (x86)
Virtualisation Support ESX 3.5, vSphere 4.x, 5.0; Hyper-V; XenServer 5.6, 6.0; KVM; NetQueue; VMQ; SR-IOV
PCI Slot(s) PCIe x8 Gen 2.0 compliant (PCIe Gen 3.0 compatible)
Ports Dual-Port SFP+