PCI-Express 10 Gigabit Network Adapter

The Allied Telesis ANC10S dual-port direct attach 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI-Express Network Adapter is the next-generation Network Adapter, featuring SR-IOV offload combined with standard Ethernet functionality. Together, these features provide the necessary performance and bandwidth critical to I/O-intensive applications such as virtualization and High Performance Computing (HPC).



Optimized for virtualization

Using multi-port cards in virtualized environments is critical to the application in order to provide redundancy and data connectivity for the workloads in virtual machines. Due to specific slot limitations, and the need for redundancy/data connectivity, it is usually recommended that virtualized servers use 10 Gigabit ports to satisfy the I/O demands.

Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMware Direct-Path)

VMware Direct-Path (SR-IOV) reduces I/O overhead on the hypervisor in a virtualized server by performing data sorting and uniting it in the network silicon. This feature requires an operating system (OS) that supports VMware Direct-Path (SR-IOV).

Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDQ) make use of multiple queues in the network controller. As data packets enter the card, they are sorted, and packets travelling to the same destination or virtual machine are grouped together in a single queue. The packets are sent to the hypervisor, which directs them to their respective virtual machines. Removing the strain of packet filtering and sorting from the hypervisor improves overall CPU usage and throughput.

The ANC10S provides improved performance with next-generation technology (VMware Direct-Path, Netqueue, SR-IOV), which includes features such as loop back (inter-VM communication) and priority-weighted bandwidth management. The number of data queues per port is increased to 64, and the interface card also supports multicast and broadcast data on a virtualized server.

Superior functionality

The ANC10S includes dedicated hardware and processors to process frames at the highest levels in the operating system for both transmit and receive paths — advantageous for virtualization applications.

More Bandwidth with PCIe

The PCI-Express (PCIe) design provides the maximum possible bandwidth and bus efficiency. Other benefits include capability and low power consumption.

Performance and Reliability

Allied Telesis validates its Network Adapters over a variety of operating systems and platforms, ensuring compatibility. The ANC10S takes full advantage of the PCI-Express bus architecture to maximize network throughput. Teaming enables Smart Load Balancing (SLB), which increases throughput and fault tolerance when multiple adapters are configured to share traffic and provide data reliability with failover.

Powerful Control Software

The ANC10S provides an unprecedented level of governance across the entire network, enabling detailed tests, analysis, and diagnostics for each network adapter installed in the system. It includes utilities to help configure VLANs and set up teams for link aggregation, SLB, failover, and more.

The ANC10S includes a comprehensive Microsoft Windows utility which performs detailed tests, diagnostics and analysis.

Key Features

Management software

  • VLAN, VxLAN support
  • Link aggregation LACP
  • Link aggregation smart switch
  • Failover

Advanced properties

  • Jumbo frames (up to 9KB)
  • Checksum offloading
  • PCI-Express v2.0 compliant
  • 802.3x flow control
  • Processes receive and transmit frames at the highest level
  • IEEE 802.1p-based traffic prioritization
  • PXE remote boot support
  • Standard height brackets included
  • Microsoft certified drivers
  • RoHS compliant
  • Teaming for Layer 2, 4, and 5
  • Giant Send Offload (GSO)
  • Message Signal Interrupt (MSI and MSI-X)
  • Receive Side Scaling (64 queues)
  • Transmit Side Scaling (64 queues)
  • Transmit Queues (64)
  • Receive Queues (64)
  • On-board 78KB memory
  • CPU task offload
  • TCP segmentation
  • SNMP
  • IPv6
  • SR-IOV
  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Enhance Transmission Selection (ETS)
  • Quantized Congestion Notification (QCN)
  • Data Center Bridging Capability Exchange protocol (DCBx)
  • Adapter Fabric Extender (AFEX)


Bus Type

PCIe x 8



Network Type

10 Gigabit


10 Gigabit (dependent on SFP+ module)

Management Features

ACPI 1.1
PXE 2.1 Boot ROM

Ethernet Standards

IEEE 802.1p
Quality of Service
IEEE 802.1Q
IEEE 802.2
IEEE 802.3ac
IEEE 802.3
10 Ethernet
IEEE 802.3x
Flow control auto-negotiation
IEEE 802.3ad
Link aggregation
IEEE 802.1Qaz
Enhance Transmission Selection (ETC)
IEEE 802.1Qbb
IEEE 801.1Qau
Quantized Congestion Notification (QCN)


Windows 7
Windows 10
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016

Status Indicators

LINK Off Empty slot or the transceiver has not established a link to a remote device
  Steady on The transceiver has established a link to a remote device
ACT Off Empty slot or the transceiver is not transmitting or receiving network traffic
  Blinking The transceiver is transmitting or receiving network traffic

Power Consumption

Power consumption (max)
ANC10S/2: 6W
Operating voltage
3.3V and 12V

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Relative humidity
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Storage temperature
-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (W x H)
16 cm × 6.89 cm (6.3 in x 2.71 in)
78.0 g (2.8 oz)

Ships with low-profile bracket attached to interface card. Standard bracket included in packaging. ANC10S/2+SP10SR combo ships with 2 SP10SR optics plugged into the interface card.


FCC/EN55022 Class B

Ordering Information


PCIe 2 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ Network Interface Card


PCIe 2 x 10 Gigabit Network Interface Card, 2 x SP10SR Combo

Where xxx =
001 for single pack
901 for single pack, Federal and Government
Compatible SFP Modules

10G Modules


10GSR 850 nm short-haul, 300 m with MMF


10GLR 1310 nm medium-haul, 10 km with SMF


10GBase-T 20 m copper

Direct Attach Cable (DAC)


1 meter SFP+ direct attach cable


3 meter SFP+ direct attach cable

1G Modules


1000SX  GbE multi-mode 850 nm fiber up to 550 m


1000SX SFP, LC, MMF, 850 nm, I-Temp


10/100/1000T SFP, RJ-45 (100 m)