In past server generations, the adapter is embedded on the system motherboard as a LOM (LAN on motherboard). If a customer desired a different kind of networking adapter, they would need to purchase a standup adapter and install it in a slot in the server. This meant consuming valuable mezzanine or PCI slots which reduced their flexibility to add other mezzanine cards or PCI cards.
Now with many ProLiant Gen8 servers, our customers can now choose the type of network adapter they want. This new Flexible LOM provides our customer the ability to customize their server’s networking of today and the ability to change to meet future needs without overhauling server infrastructure.
HP is introducing 1 and 10Gb Flexible LOMs and in different fabrics - Ethernet, Fiber Channel over Ethernet, Infiniband. We have partnered with a variety of suppliers like Broadcom, Emulex, Intel, Mellanox and QLogic. Like the traditional LOMs, Flexible LOM supports Wake-On-LAN and for the rack space - shared iLO port.
To find out if the server of choice supports Flexible LOM, please check the server QuickSpecs or use HP iQuote , the channel Sales and Quotation Service found on www.hp.com/go/iQuote. If you order a BTO server, you can order the Flexible LOM options and configure the BTO server to match your customer requirements.
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