NICs tested by Dynatrace

Use these tables to select SSL cards and NICs that are compatible with our custom driver for use with NAM Probes. These tables do not apply to the report server platforms.

The NAM Probe can sniff the traffic with any other NIC using Linux native drivers, however you can expect siginificant drop in the capacity. See NAM Probe capacity estimates.

Important
  • Two cards are compatible if they can use the same custom driver. Check the tables to see which custom driver each card takes. For more information see NAM NIC Support.
  • Be sure to confirm that the card at the vendor link matches the card described here.
  • The custom drivers accept any card that works with a given driver, not only the cards we have tested. For example, our custom driver based on ixgbe (10 Gb Intel) will very likely accept any card supported by the original ixgbe. However, we do not support cards that have not been tested in our lab.

Cards are listed in the following sections:

Click the card name to go to the vendor's website.

NAM Probe 10 gb ethernet NICs

For sniffing with custom drivers, NAM Probe uses 10 Gbps interfaces (dual port for sizes M and L) based on Intel 82599 chipset.

For communication,  we recommend to use on-board NICs with native drivers. You can still use Intel 82599 NIC as a communication interface, but only with native drivers.

Note: See manufacturer documentation for supported SFP and SFP+ module options and restrictions

Commercial NIC card name Part number Ports Interconnect Custom driver
Dell X520 SFP+ 430-4436 2 SFP+ ixgbe
Intel X520-LR1 E10G41BFLR 1 LR Fiber ixgbe
Intel X520-SR2 E10G42BFSR 2 SR Fiber ixgbe
Intel X520-DA2 E10G42BTDA 2 SFP+ Direct Attach ixgbe
Dell Intel X710-DA2 Supported firmware: 17.5.12 or newer. Y5M7N 2 SFP+ Direct Attach i40
VMWare VMnet Virtual Network Adapter - - - vmnet

NAM Probe SSL cards

Part Number Description, Max Key Length NAM Probe Version Compatibility
NC4433E-6K0
Thales nShield Solo 6000+ F3,
FIPS 140-2 SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCIe.  
Replacement card for NC4033E-6K0  
Maximum key length: 4 Kb.
  • DC RUM 12.4.5 or higher
  • DC RUM 2017 release
  • NAM 2018
  • RHEL 7 (64-bit)
NC3423E-6K0
Thales nShield Solo 6000+ F2,
FIPS 140-2 SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCIe.
Replacement card for NC3023E-6K0 
  • DC RUM 12.4.5 or higher
  • NAM 2017 release
  • NAM 2018
  • RHEL 7 (64-bit)
NC3023E-6K0
Thales nShield Solo 6000e F2,
FIPS 140-2 SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCIe.
Vendor's support for this card ends on Dec 31 2018.
  • DC RUM 12.4.5 or higher
  • NAM 2017 release
  • RHEL 7 (64-bit)
nC3025E

nC4035E

nC4035N               
Hardware Security Module
Thales nShield Solo XC, HSM PCIe card.
The card is FIPS-pending.
All three models are supported, XC Base, XC Mid, XC High.
  • NAM 2017 SP1 or higher
  • NAM 2018
  • RHEL 7 (64-bit)

NAM using NAM Probe also supports the The nShield Connect™ HSM server.
For more information see: [Using NAM Probe with nShield Connect HSM]().

Classic AMD 1 gb ethernet NICs

Commercial NIC card name Part number Ports Interconnect Custom driver RedHat 6 Custom driver RedHat 7
HP Ethernet 1Gb Dual Port 332T Adapter 615732-B21 2 bnx2
HP Ethernet 1Gb Quad Port 331FLR Adapter 629135-B21 4 bnx2
HP Ethernet 1Gb Quad Port 331T Adapter Note: If the card is identified by the PCI_ID of 14e4:1657 , it is not supported by Custom driver. The NIC's specs may be region-specific and limited to some countries only. 647594-B21 4 bnx2 (see note)
HP Ethernet 1Gb Dual Port 361T Adapter 652497-B21 2 TX Copper igb
HP Ethernet 1Gb Quad Port 366FLR Adapter 665240-B21 4 igb
Cisco - Broadcom NetXtreme II 5709 for Cisco M3 servers Note: When configured to monitor MTU packets larger than 2048, this card drops packets. We therefore do not recommend this card for deployments that monitor large MTU packets (jumbo frames). N2XX- ABPCI03-M3 4 TX Copper bnx2
HP NC364T 435508-B21 4 TX Copper e1000e
HP NC360T 412648-B21 2 TX Copper e1000e
HP NC365T 593722-B21 4 TX Copper igb
Intel Pro/1000 PF Dual Port EXPI9402PF 2 SX Fiber e1000e
Intel Pro/1000 PT Dual Port EXPI9402PT 2 TX Copper e1000e
Intel Pro/1000 PT Low Profile Quad Port EXPI9404PTL 4 TX Copper e1000e
Intel Gigabit EF Dual Port E1G42EF 2 SX Fiber igb
Intel Gigabit ET2 Quad Port E1G44ET2 4 TX Copper igb
Intel Gigabit ET Dual Port E1G42ET 2 TX Copper igb
Intel I340-F4 E1G44HF 4 SX Fiber igb
Intel I340-T4 E1G44HT 4 TX Copper igb
Intel I350-F4 I350F4 4 SX Fiber igb
Intel I350-T4 I350T4 4 TX Copper igb

Classic AMD 10 gb ethernet NICs

Commercial NIC card name Part number Ports Interconnect Custom driver RedHat 6 Custom driver RedHat 7
HP 530 SFP 652503-B21 2 SFP+ bnx2x
HP 560 SFP+ Note: SFP+ modules purchased separately 665249-B21 2 SFP+ Direct Attached. ixgbe ixgbe
HP Ethernet 10Gb Dual Port 530T Adapter 656596-B21 2 bnx2x
HP Ethernet 10Gb Dual Port 560FLR-SFP+ Adapter 665243-B21 2 ixgbe ixgbe
HP Ethernet 10Gb Dual Port 561FLR-T Adapter 700699-B21 2 ixgbe ixgbe
HP FlexFabric 10Gb Dual Port 524FLR-SFP+ Adapter 700751-B21 2 bnx2x
HP FlexFabric 10Gb Dual Port 533FLR-T Adapter 700759-B21 2 bnx2x
HP Ethernet 10Gb Dual Port 561T Adapter 716591-B21 2 ixgbe ixgbe
Dell X520 SFP+ 430-4436 2 SFP+ ixgbe ixgbe
Dell Broadcom BCM57810 430-4415 2 SFP+ bnx2x
Intel X520-LR1 Note: See manufacturer documentation for supported SFP and SFP+ module options and restrictions E10G41BFLR 1 LR Fiber ixgbe ixgbe
Intel X520-SR2 Note: See manufacturer documentation for supported SFP and SFP+ module options and restrictions E10G42BFSR 2 SR Fiber ixgbe ixgbe
Intel X520-DA2 Note: See manufacturer documentation for supported SFP and SFP+ module options and restrictions E10G42BTDA 2 SFP+ Direct Attach ixgbe ixgbe
Intel X540 -T2 X540T2 2 Copper RJ45 ixgbe ixgbe

Classic AMD SSL cards

Table 3. SSL Cards — Tested, Supported.

All cards were tested in 32-bit and 64-bit modes unless otherwise noted.

  • Pay careful attention to LTB (last time to buy) and EOL (end of life) dates. Older cards are listed because some customers may choose to use older cards they already own. Customers buying new cards will want to buy the latest cards.
  • Pay careful attention to version restrictions. Be sure your card is compatible with your NAM release.
Part Number Description, Max Key Length Version Restrictions Product Lifecycle
CN1120-
350-NFB-
1.0-G
Cavium NITROX XL FIPS
SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCI-X.
Maximum key length: 2 Kb.
NAM 10.0 SP1 or higher, supported for 32-bit NAM Probe only. DC RUM 12.4 and higher are 64-bit only.
NC3023P-2K0
nCipher nShield 2000 F2 TPS FIPS 140-2
SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCI-X.
Maximum key length: 4 Kb.
NAM 10.2 or higher. LTB: 7 Oct 2014 EOL: 7 Oct 2017.
NC1003P-500
nCipher nFast
SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCI-X.
Maximum key length: 4 Kb.
DC RUM 10.2 or higher, supported for 32-bit NAM Probe only. DC RUM 12.4 and higher are 64-bit only. LTB: 1 Feb 2012 EOL: 1 Feb 2015.
NC522SFP
Thales nShield Solo 6000e F3, FIPS 140-2
SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCIe.
Maximum key length: 4 Kb.
Works with currently supported NAM releases. Supported by both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 (64-bit only). If you plan upgrading to NAM 2017, you will need to replace the card. Recommend replacement: NC4433E-6K0. LTB: 31 December 2015 Product Refresh Migrating to: NC4433E-6K0
NC3023E-6K0
Thales nShield Solo 6000e F2, FIPS 140-2
SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCIe.
LTB: 31 December 2015 Product Refresh Migrating to NC3423E-6K0
NC4433E-6K0
Thales nShield Solo 6000+ F3, FIPS 140-2
SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCIe.
Maximum key length: 4 Kb.
Works with currently supported NAM releases. Supported by both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 (64-bit only). Replacement for NC4033E-6K0
NC3423E-6K0
Thales nShield Solo 6000+ F2, FIPS 140-2
SSL accelerator card (RoHS); PCIe.
Works with currently supported NAM releases. Supported by both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 (64-bit only). Replacement for NC3023E-6K0

NAM also supports the The nShield Connect™ HSM server. For more information see: Using NAM Probe with nShield Connect HSM.

Not supported

This is a list of cards that we have tested and found to be incompatible with NAM Probe custom drivers, or cards that we know, based on an examination of their specs, cannot be compatible with NAM Probe custom drivers.

Commercial NIC card name Part number Ports Interconnect Notes
HP NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE Server Adapter 468349-001 2 SFP+ There is no equivalent for HP’s nx_nic driver in the NAM custom drivers.
HP Ethernet 1Gb Quad Port 331T Adapter 647594-B21 4 There is no equivalent for tg3 driver in the NAM custom drivers.