Dell / Broadcom 5720 Dual Port PCIe 10/100/1000 Ethernet Server Full Height Adapter 540-BBGY

Dell Part #/MPN: 540-BBGY

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

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Interface Types: Ethernet RJ45, PCIe

Electrical Interface: Ethernet Gigabit - 1Gbps

Compatible Systems: Dell 14th Gen. R640/R740, Dell 13th Gen. R730/T630, Dell 12th Gen. R720/T620

Dell / Broadcom 5720 Dual Port PCI Express 10/100/1000  1Gb Ethernet Server High Profile Adapter 540-BBGY / 430-4408 / 3N8C7 / 0FCGN - New Pull

Broadcom® now offers a dual-port 1 Gb Ethernet (GbE) Network Interface Card (NIC) for Dell® PowerEdge® 12G 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 dual-port 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 dual-port 1GbE NIC is the solution of choice for such environments, providing a reliable, high-performance, energy-efficient 1GbE connectivity solution.


  • Dual-port GbE NIC for Dell PowerEdge 12G rack and tower servers
  • x1 PCI Express® (PCIe™) v2.0 (5 GT/s) support
  • 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: 430-4408 / 3N8C7 / 03N8C7 / 0FCGN / 00FCGN / 430-4423


This product is compatible with the following systems, including but not limited to:

PowerEdge R720PowerEdge R720XDPowerEdge R620PowerEdge T620
PowerEdge R820PowerEdge T320PowerEdge T420PowerEdge R320
PowerEdge R520PowerEdge R420PowerVault NX400PowerVault DX6104 CSN
PowerVault DX6104 SCNPowerVault DX6104 SNPowerVault DX6112 SNPowerEdge R220
PowerEdge R920PowerEdge R630PowerEdge R730PowerEdge T630
PowerEdge R730XDPowerEdge R430PowerEdge R530PowerEdge T430
PowerEdge R420XRPowerEdge R930PowerEdge R230PowerEdge R330
PowerEdge T330PowerEdge T130PowerEdge R730xd XLPowerEdge R640
PowerEdge R740PowerEdge R940PowerEdge R740XDPowerEdge R440
PowerEdge T640PowerEdge T440PowerEdge R540PowerEdge R7415
PowerEdge R7425PowerEdge R840PowerEdge R940xaPowerVault NX3240
PowerEdge R240PowerEdge R340PowerEdge R740xd2PowerEdge T340
PowerEdge T140PowerEdge XR2PowerVault NX440

Form factor High Profile / Full Height
Supported servers Dell PowerEdge 12G rack (R720, R720XD, R620) and 
tower (T620) servers
Bus type x1 PCI Express 2.0 (5 GT/s)
Data transfer rate per port 10/100/1000 Mbps
MAC controller BCM5720
Connector 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

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Alternate MPNs: 430-4408 3N8C7 03N8C7 0FCGN 00FCGN 430-4423

Weight: 2 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

New Pull

Condition Levels Explained

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