The expanded feature set and capabilities of Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) have been taking the networking world by storm in recent years. Dell PowerEdge servers are perfectly suited to leverage the full potential of CNAs thanks to the Dell iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller that provides extensive manageability of these controllers both from a 1:1 perspective as well as remotely, allowing configuration and maintenance of hundreds of servers in parallel.
We recently published a whitepaper introducing the various capabilities of these CNAs. You will find descriptions of the following primary capabilities:
You will further be introduced to various concepts that help understand how these capabilities can be configured to best meet the needs of the modern data center:
You will also find common workflow scenarios to obtain inventory as well as to configure the CNAs remotely using the Dell Lifecycle Controller API exposed by the iDRAC7:
See the full whitepaper here:
Converged Network Adapters with NIC, iSCSI and FCoE Support
iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller Technical Learning Series.