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Chelsio T6 25GbE and 100GbE iWARP RDMA enabled Unified wire adapters are qualified with the IBM Storwize family all-flash and hybrid storage solutions to enable a cost-effective, optimized operation expense, and flexible heterogeneous storage systems.

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IBM Storwize Qualified Adapters

Chelsio P/N T6225-CR T62100-LP-CR
Platform Storwize V5000, V7000, V7000F


Chelsio Unified Wire Software for Linux supports both OpenPOWER based servers and IBM Power systems across all adapters. Current driver package for OpenPOWER and Power systems comes with an interactive installer to install the various drivers and utilities and supports the following key features:

  • L2 NIC
  • TCP/IP Offload (TOE)
  • iWARP RDMA Offload
  • iSCSI Offload (Target and Initiator)
  • Traffic Classification and Filtering
  • DPDK Offload
  • Traffic Management and QoS

The following Chelsio Adapters were certified to be OpenPOWER Ready.

Supported OpenPOWER Ready and Offload Initiator Adapters

Chelsio P/N T62100-CR T62100-LP-CR T62100-SO-CR T6225-SO-CR T6225-CR
Ports 2x40/50/100G 2x10/25G
Connector Type QSFP28 SFP28
Host Interface PCIe Gen3 x16 PCIe Gen3 x8
Form Factor Half Size Low Profile
Concurr. Conn. 32k 256 32k
Power (Typical) 22W 19W 16W 15W 13W
Airflow 200 LFM (Linear Feet Per minute)
Adapter Type Unified Wire Server Offload CNA Unified Wire
Chelsio P/N T540-BT T520-BT T520-CR T540-LP-CR T540-SO-CR T520-SO-CR T580-SO-CR T580-LP-CR
Ports 4x100M/1/10G 2x100M/1/10G 2x1/10G 4x1/10G 2x1/10G 2x10/40G
Connector Type RJ-45 SFP+ Cage QSFP+ Cage
Host Interface PCIe Gen3 x8
Form Factor Half Size Low Profile
Concurr. Conn. 32k 32k
Power (Typical) 26W 20W 12W 11W 8W 9W 12W 17W
Airflow 200 LFM (Linear Feet Per minute)
Adapter Type Unified Wire Server Offload Unified Wire
 

Supported Drivers and Firmware

iSER and iSCSI Offload Initiator Drivers and Firmware

The Chelsio iSER and iSCSI Offload Initiator drivers are inboxed in all major Linux distributions like RHEL7.4. Initiator machines with these drivers can connect to the IBM Storwize family storage systems.

Please use the below package to update the Firmware on the Adapters.
Description:
Release Date:
File Name:
Version:
File Size:
Md5sum:
Support Docs:

Chelsio T5/T6 Firmware v1.22.0.3

11/09/2018
Chelsio-fw-1.22.0.3.zip
1.22.0.3
854 KB
c150d28a37d8c9c1d9e9818bf7b5ee94
README, Release Notes

Windows Offload Initiator Drivers

Driver:

Release Date:
File Name:
Version:
File Size:
Md5sum:
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Supported OS:
 

Chelsio Unified Wire InstallShield v6.14.2.0_WIN_006.0.54 - WHQL Certified

05/21/2019
ChelsioUwire_6.14.2.0_WIN_006.0.54.exe
6.14.2.0_WIN_006.0.54
32 MB
1d0419f5a88f2e860707436d806ead75
README, Release Notes, User Guide
Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 Client, Windows Server 2012 R2
Note: The InstallShield installs NDIS function driver (v6.14.2.0) and firmware (v1.23.4.0). The driver supports NIC, SR-IOV, ND, SMB Direct, NVGRE, VXLAN Offload functionalities, PacketDirect, VMMQ (vRSS), RSSv2, Ring Backbone, SR, S2D, iSCSI, iSER, NVMe and DCB.

ESXi Drivers

Driver:
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Chelsio Unified Wire v3.1.0.29 – VMware Certified

06/04/2019
ChelsioUwire-esx-3.1.0.29.zip
3.1.0.29
8.52 MB
ca560d76672bb41d56d7949ab3b43339
README, Release Notes, User Guide

Linux Drivers for IBM Power and OpenPOWER Systems

Driver:
Release Date:
File Name:
Version:
File Size:
Md5sum:
Support Docs:

Chelsio Unified Wire v3.11.0.0

03/29/2019
ChelsioUwire-3.11.0.0.tar.gz
3.11.0.0
515.09 MB
e3fdea54b4f187fb5f2a1876a7ea6b64
README, Release Notes, User Guide


Please visit Chelsio Download Center to download the drivers for other operating systems.