Dell 403-BBLU Controller  Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
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403-BBLU Dell 16GB Dual Ports PCIE GEN3 X8 Fibre Channel Bulk

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403-BBLU 16 Gigabyte (GB) Dual Ports Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) GEN3 X8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter with Standard Bracket | Made by Dell | New Bulk Pack
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Interfaces and Data Transfer Rates

The 403-BBLU Dell 16GB Dual Ports PCIE GEN3 X8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is a high-performance storage networking solution designed for use in data center and enterprise environments. It features dual Fibre Channel ports that support 8Gbps data transfer rates, providing high-speed connectivity to Fibre Channel storage arrays.

The adapter interfaces with the host computer through a PCI Express Gen3 x8 slot, offering low-latency, high-bandwidth data transfer between the host and the storage system. This enhances application performance and allows for faster data retrieval, making it an ideal solution for organizations that require fast and reliable storage access.

The adapter is compatible with Windows, Linux, and VMware ESXi operating systems, making it an ideal choice for organizations that use a mix of operating systems in their data center environments. The adapter also supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), allowing organizations to reduce their cabling costs and simplify their storage networking infrastructure.

In conclusion, the 403-BBLU Dell 16GB Dual Ports PCIE GEN3 X8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter offers a high-performance and versatile storage networking solution that is ideal for organizations that require fast and reliable access to their storage arrays. With its dual Fibre Channel ports, PCI Express Gen3 x8 interface, and support for multiple operating systems, it provides a cost-effective and flexible solution for organizations of all sizes.

Easy Installation and Configuration

  • Start by checking the compatibility of the host bus adapter with your server and ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for installation.
  • Next, shut down the server and disconnect all cables, including power cables.
  • Install the adapter into a free PCI-E slot on the server motherboard and secure it with the retaining screws.
  • Connect the fibre channel cables to the adapter and to the storage array.
  • Power on the server and log in to the operating system.
  • Install the latest driver and firmware for the adapter from the Dell website.
  • Once the driver is installed, open the device manager and verify that the adapter is listed as a PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter.
  • Configure the adapter by setting up the connection to the storage array, including specifying the WWN and LUN mapping.
  • Test the connection by accessing the storage array and verifying that the data can be read and written to the array.
  • Finally, document the configuration settings for future reference.

Compatibility with Dell PowerVault Storage Arrays

The 403-BBLU Dell 16GB Dual Ports PCIE GEN3 X8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is compatible with the following systems:

  • Dell PowerEdge R930
  • Dell PowerEdge R820
  • Dell PowerEdge R720
  • Dell PowerEdge R720xd
  • Dell PowerEdge R620
  • Dell PowerEdge R520
  • Dell PowerEdge R430
  • Dell PowerEdge R430e
  • Dell PowerEdge R330
  • Dell PowerEdge R230

It is important to note that compatibility may depend on the specific version and configuration of the system, as well as the operating system being used. Before installing the adapter, it is recommended to check the compatibility with the vendor or the Dell support website.

General Information

  • Brand: Dell
  • MPN : 403-BBLU
  • Type: Controller
  • Sub-Type: Fibre Channel
  • SKU : 403-BBLU

Technical Specifications

  • Data Transfer Speed: 16 Gbps
  • Connectivity Type: Dual Ports Fibre Channel
  • Interface: PCIe GEN3 X8
  • Supported Protocols: FC-SP, FC-TAPE, FC-FS, FC-DA, FC-GS-3
  • Operating System Support: Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, Windows Server 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
  • Management: SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, SMI-S, DCB-DCB, DCB-NVMe
  • Boot Support: Boot from SAN
  • Power Consumption: 15W
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 55°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to 70°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Dimensions: 69.85mm x 167.65mm x 20.32mm
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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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