Dell 540-BBHG / FM487 Broadcom 5720 Quad Port Ethernet 1GbE Mezzanine / Daughter Card Network Adapter for Select Dell Servers

Dell Part #/MPN: 540-BBHG

DiscTech Item #: DEL-540-BBHG-NP-OE


Interface Types: Ethernet RJ45, PCIe

Dell 540-BBHG / FM487 Broadcom 5720 Quad Port Ethernet 1GbE Mezzanine / Daughter Card Network Adapter for PowerEdge - New Pull

Dell now offers Broadcom® 540-BBHG / FM487 Quad-port 1 Gb Ethernet (GbE) RNDC Network Interface Card (NIC) for Dell® PowerEdge® rack and tower servers. It leverages Broadcom's long-standing industry leadership in Ethernet, providing the highest levels of performance, efficiency, and scalability for the enterprise data center

Designed for today's enterprise, the Broadcom 5720-based NIC adapter is the ideal solution for multicore servers, delivering full line-rate throughput across all ports. The adapter utilizes Broadcom's quad-port RNDC BCM5720 integrated controller to deliver lower power consumption and Energy Efficient Ethernet™ (EEE), reducing IT operation costs.

Increasing application workloads are placing greater demands on enterprise networks, and the Broadcom 5720-based Quad-port 1GbE NIC is the solution of choice for such environments, providing a reliable, high-performance, energy-efficient 1GbE connectivity solution.


  • Quad-port GbE NIC for select Dell PowerEdge rack and tower servers
  • Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • Full line-rate performance across all ports
  • Broad OS and hypervisor support
  • iSCSI remote boot support
  • Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) support
  • Support for VMware® NetQueue™ and Microsoft® VMQ
  • Link aggregation and automatic load-balancing
  • Wake-on-LAN support
  • MSI and MSI-X support
  • IPv4 and v6 offloads
  • Stateless offload
  • TCP, UDP, and IP checksum
  • Large Send Offload (LSO)
  • TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO)
  • Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
  • Transmit Side Scaling (TSS)
  • VLAN support with VLAN tagging
  • Jumbo frame support for frames larger than 1500 Bytes
  • Broadcom Advanced Control Suite (BACS) management application and integration into Dell's embedded management framework (iDRAC7 and Lifecycle Controller)

Alternate Part Numbers: FM487 0FM487


This Dell Broadcom network adapter is compatible with Dell / EMC PowerEdge servers ...

  • PowerEdge R620 
  • PowerEdge R630 
  • PowerEdge R640 
  • PowerEdge R720 
  • PowerEdge R720XD 
  • PowerEdge R730
  • PowerEdge R730XD 
  • PowerEdge R740
  • PowerEdge R740XD 
  • PowerEdge R820 
  • PowerEdgeR830
  • PowerEdge R920 
  • PowerEdge R930
  • PowerEdge R940
  • PowerEdgeR7425
  • PowerVault DL4000 / DR4100 DISK BACKUP APPLIANCE

General - Dell 540-BBHG / FM487
Mezzanine Daughter Board
4 x 1GbE RJ-45 Ports
For Select Dell Rack Servers
Bus type x1 PCI Express 2.0 (5 GT/s)
Data transfer rate per port 10/100/1000 Mbps
MAC controller BCM5720
Connector 4x RJ-45
OS Support
Microsoft Windows Server® 2008, 2008 R2, all editions
Linux Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7/5.8, 6.1/6.2
Novell® SUSE® Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP4, 11 SP2
VMware vSphere™ 4.1 and 5.0
Citrix XenServer 6.0
Broadcom BACS management application, WMI, and 
Broadcom Management API (BMAPI) 
Dell Embedded management framework (iDRAC and 
Lifecycle Controller)
Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature 32°F to 131°F (0°C to 55°C)
Storage temperature –40°F to 149°F (–40°C to 65°C)
Relative humidity 5% to 95% noncondensing
Certifications RoHS, FCC A, UL, CE, VCCI, BSMI, CTICK, KC
Advanced Features and Standards
PCI Express base specification 2.0
PCI bus power management interface (rev 1.2)
Advanced Error Reporting (AER)
TCP segmentation/large send offload
PCI hot plug/hot swap
ACPI v2.0
SMBus 2.0
IEEE 1588—Precision Time Protocol (PTP)-ready
IEEE 802.1q—Virtual LAN (VLAN) support—VLAN tagging support 
IEEE 802.3x—Flow control
IEEE 802.3z (Clause 30)—Statistics for SNMP MIB II, Ethernet-like and Ethernet MIB
IEEE 802.3az—Energy Efficient Ethernet
IPv4 and IPv6 offload
Teaming support
MSI-X supports independent queues

Alternate MPNs: 0FM487 FM487 0R1XFC R1XFC

Weight: 2 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

New Pull

Condition Levels Explained

The product has been mounted in a brand new system (e.g. server), then removed from the system, before entering service. These products may have some hours of usage due to system build time / burn-in / testing etc. New Pulls are guaranteed to have at least 95% (often 99%) of their service life remaining , they may show signs of being physically mounted and dismounted. All handling is performed by trained technicians, taking full ESD precautions.

1 Year DiscTech Warranty

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