SE-LT599A-2FB PCI Express Intel Ethernet Server Adapter 82599

Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Transforming the data center through a reliable and unified 10GbE network

  • P/N.: SE-LT599A-2FB
  • Chipset: Intel® 82599ES
  • Bus type: PCI Express X8 *2.0 (5 GT/s)
  • Interface: LC SFP+ (Fiber)

Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Transforming the data center through a reliable and unified 10GbE network

The 82599 is a derivative of previous generations of Intel 1 GbE and 10 GbE Network Interface Card (NIC) designs. 

Many features of its predecessors remain intact; however, some have been removed or modified as well as new features introduced.

Three versions are available:

• 82599EB — PCI Express* (PCIe*) 2.0, dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller for XAUI, KX, KX4, BX, BX4 and CX4 interfaces.

• 82599ES — Dual-port serial 10 GbE backplane interface for blade implementations (includes the 82599EB SKU functionality 

   plus KR and SFI interfaces).

• 82599EN — Single-port serial 10 GbE SFI interface for blade implementations.

Key Features

• PCI Express* 2.0, Dual port 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller  deliver the performance that demanding applications require.

• Industry-leading product innovations for I/O virtualization that are ideal for the dynamic data center.

• Unified networking support simplifies the network infrastructure by allowing LAN, SAN, and IPC traffic to share the same data center fabric.

• Energy-efficient design with integrated SFI/KR PHYs that creates new opportunities for Blades and LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) solutions.

• High-volume stable architecture with broad operating system support.

• Advanced features such as Receive Side Coalescing, Intel® Ethernet Flow Director, and support for PCI Express* 2.0 help deliver new levels of 

  10GbE performance

• Intel® Virtualization Technology1 for Connectivity (Intel® VT-c) delivers industry-leading I/O virtualization capabilities that provide flexibility, 

   scalability and mobility

• Advanced unified networking capabilities, including support for lossless Ethernet, iSCSI acceleration, NAS, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet 

   (FCoE) offloads help consolidate data center networks onto a single Ethernet fabric



• Dual port 10 GbE device or Single Port device (82599EN)
• Serial Flash Interface
• 4-wire SPI EEPROM Interface
• Configurable LED operation for software or OEM customization of LED displays
• Protected EEPROM space for private configuration
• Device disable capability
• Complies with the 10 Gb/s and 1 Gb/s Ethernet/802.3ap (KX/
KX4/KR) specification
• Complies with the 10 Gb/s Ethernet/802.3ae (XAUI) specification
• Complies with the 1000BASE-BX specification
• Complies with the IEEE 802.3x 100BASE-TX specification
• Support for jumbo frames of up to 15.5 KB
• Auto negotiation Clause 73 for supported mode
• CX4 per 802.3ak
• Flow control support: send/receive pause frames and receive
FIFO thresholds
• Statistics for management and RMON
• 802.1q VLAN support
• TCP segmentation offload: up to 256 KB
• IPv6 support for IP/TCP and IP/UDP receive checksum offload
• Fragmented UDP checksum offload for packet reassembly
• Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI)
• Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI-X)
• Interrupt throttling control to limit maximum interrupt rate
and improve CPU usage
• Receive packet split header
• Multiple receive queues (Flow Director) 16 x 8 and 32 x 4
• 128 transmit queues
• Receive header replication
• Dynamic interrupt moderation
• DCA support
• TCP timer interrupts
• Relaxed ordering
• Support for 64 virtual machines per port (64 VMs x 2 queues)
• Support for Data Center Bridging (DCB)(802.1Qaz, 802.1Qbb,

Host Interface

• PCIe Base Specification 2.0 (2.5GT/s) or (5GT/s)
• Bus width — x1, x2, x4, x8
• 64-bit address support for systems using more than 4 GB of
physical memory


• Descriptor ring management hardware for transmit and
• ACPI register set and power down functionality supporting
D0 and D3 states
• A mechanism for delaying/reducing transmit interrupts
• Software-controlled global reset bit (resets everything
except the configuration registers)
• Eight Software-Definable Pins (SDP) per port
• Four of the SDP pins can be configured as general-purpose
• Wake up
• Ipv6 wake-up filters
• Configurable flexible filter (through EEPROM)
• LAN function disable capability
• Programmable memory transmit buffers (160 KB/port)
• Default configuration by EEPROM for all LEDs for pre-driver
• Support for SR-IOV


• Eight VLAN L2 filters
• 16 flex L3 port filters
• Four Flexible TCO filters
• Four L3 address filters (IPv4)
• Advanced pass through-compatible management packet
transmit/receive support
• SMBus interface to an external manageability controller
• NC-SI interface to an external manageability controller
• Four L3 address filters (IPv6)
• Four L2 address filters


Basic Features
Main ChipsetIntel® 82599ES
Bus Type

PCI Express* 2.0 (5GT/s) , operable in X8 or greater slots

ConnectorLC SFP+ (Fiber)
Transmission rate10000 Mbps

Provides automatic configuration between 1000BASE-KX, 10GBASE-KX4, and 10GBASE-KR modes

FunctionIPMI pass-through via SMBus or NC-SI, iSCSI boot, WoL, PXE remote boot, VLAN filtering

IEEE Standard / Network topology


IEEE 802.1p,IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3ac, IEEE 802.3az, IEEE 802.3x,IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.3ad

System RequirementsWindows Server 2003 / Server 2008 / R2 / Server 2012 / R2
Win 7 / Win 8 / Win 8.1 / Win 10 32&64Bit
DOS, Linux, FreeBSD, Novell, UnixWare / OpenUnix 8
Applicable fieldsDesktops, Servers, Workstations
Power5.5 W
CertificationsFCC, CE, RoHS
Metal BracketFull-height end bracket / Low-profile end bracket
LED Indicators10Gb/s= Activity Yellow / Link Green
Operating temperature0 ~ 55 ℃ (32 ~ 131℉)
Storage temperature-40 ~ 70 ℃ (-40 ~ 158 ℉)
Storage humidity90% Non-condensing relative humidity at 35 ℃
Packing details
Dimensions (unit: mm)
Package Size(LxWxH)175x 125 x 30 mm

Product codeMain productsAccessoriesRemarks
SE-LGI599A-2FBIntel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter 82599CD driver 

Product manual

Low-profile end bracket