General InformationBrand Name : HP
Type: Host bus adapter
Form Factor: Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express 2.0 x4 / PCI Express x8
SKU : 489192-001
Networking:Ports: 8GB Fibre Channel
Connectivity Technology: Wired
Cabling Type: Fiber optic
Data Link Protocol: 8GB Fibre Channel (SW)
Data Transfer Rate: 8 GBPS
Software & System
OS Required: Microsoft Windows Server 2003, SunSoft Solaris x86 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Dimensions:Depth: 6.6 inch
Height: 2.7 inch
Environmental ParametersMin Operating Temperature: 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature: 131 °F
Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95% (non-condensing)
Expansion & ConnectivityExpansion Slots: 1 (total) / 0 (free) x SFP+
Interfaces: 1 x 8Gb Fibre Channel (short wave) x network - 8Gb Fibre Channel (short wave) - LC multi-mode x 2
Compatible Slots: 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x4 / PCI Express x8
Compatibility:HP ProLiant DL120 G6, DL120 G6 Base, DL120 G6 Performance, DL120 G7, DL120 G7 Base, DL120 G7 Entry, DL120 G7 Performance, DL160 G5p Special Server, DL160 G6 Special Server, DL160se G6, DL165 G6, DL165 G7, DL165 G7 Base, DL165 G7 Performance, DL165 G7 Special Server, DL170h G6, DL180 G6 Special Server, DL2x170h G6, DL320 G6, DL320 G6 Entry, DL320 G6 High Efficiency, DL320 G6 Performance, DL360 G6 Base, DL360 G6 Efficiency, DL360 G6 Entry, DL360 G6 Performance, DL360 G7, DL360 G7 Base, DL360 G7 Central Management Server, DL360 G7 Efficiency, DL360 G7 Entry, DL360 G7 Performance, DL360 G7 Special Server, DL370 G6 Base, DL370 G6 High Performance, DL370 G6 Performance, DL380 G6, DL380 G6 Base, DL380 G6 Entry, DL380 G6 High Efficiency, DL380 G6 Performance, DL380 G7, DL380 G7 Base, DL380 G7 Efficiency, DL380 G7 Entry,
DL380 G7 Performance, DL380 G7 Special Server, DL385 G6, DL385 G6 Base, DL385 G6 Entry, DL385 G6 High Performance, DL385 G7, DL385 G7 Base, DL385 G7 Entry, DL385 G7 HE, DL385 G7 Performance, DL4x170h G6, DL580 G5 Highly Serviceable Tower, DL580 G7, DL580 G7 Base, DL580 G7 High Performance, DL585 G6, DL585 G6 Base, DL585 G6 Performance, DL585 G7, DL585 G7 Base, DL585 G7 Performance, DL785 G6, DL785 G6 Base, DL785 G6 Performance, DL980 G7, ML330 G6, ML330 G6 Base, ML330 G6 Entry, ML350 G6 Base, ML350 G6 Entry, ML350 G6 Performance, ML350 G6 Special Server, ML370 G6, ML370 G6 Base, ML370 G6 Entry, SL160s G6, SL160z G6, SL170z G6, SL2x170z G6
HP StorageWorks 8/8 (8) Full Fabric Ports Enabled SAN Switch, 8/8 Base (0) e-port SAN Switch, MSL2024 Ultrium 3000, MSL2024 Ultrium 3280, MSL4048 Ultrium 3000, MSL4048 Ultrium 3280, MSL8096 Ultrium 3280, SN6000C 16-ports Active Fabric Switch, SN6000C 32-ports Active Fabric Switch HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader Ultrium 3000
HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array P2000 G3 FC Dual Controller LFF Array HP StorageWorks Network Storage Gateway X3400 G2, X3800 G2
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What is A Fiber Channel?
A fiber channel (FC) is a computer networking protocol used for transferring data between one or several computer systems at extremely high speeds. The successive technology generations of fiber channels run at data rates ranging from 1-128 (gigabit per second rates).
Fiber channels were initially developed for supercomputers. However, in recent times, they are commonly used in storage networking server environments, serving as a substitute to various serial storage technologies and small computer system interfaces (SCSI), aka "Scuzzy."
Fiber Channels are the integral components for data transmission among data centers, computer servers, switches, and storage at up to 128 Gbps.
History of Fiber Channel
Fiber channel began in 1988 to consolidate the advantages of multiple physical layer applications, including HIPPI, ESCON, and Scuzzy (SCSI). It is regulated in the T11 Technical Committee of the INCITS (International Committee for Information Technology Standards). The fiber channel effectively overcame the challenges of sustaining signal timing coherence across all the data-signal cables (50 for HIPPI and 8, 16, and 32 for scuzzy). Consequently, a receiver can conclude when all the electrical signal values are stable and sound for synchronous reception sampling.
The advantages of Fiber Channel
Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) have enjoyed increased popularity over the years. Fiber channel, on the other hand, has played a vital role in this development. While SAN employs fiber channel as the transmission protocol for storage provisioning, a NAS usually uses TCP/IP as the transmission protocol, NFS, or other file sharing applications for storage provisioning. Below are some of the advantages of the fiber channel.
Native fiber drives bring about high-level reliability and data integrity. They are dual-ported as a standard feature. Arguably the critical advantage that fiber channel SANs once held and still holds is the speed. It remains as one aspect that differentiates the fiber channel SANs from those of the Ethernet.
Fiber channel remains the ideal solution for IT professionals seeking high-performance, cost-effective information storage and reliability at high speeds. Given that fiber channel is a lossless protocol, it is often rated higher than the Ethernet network. Sent frames must be received in order and not dropped by the switch. This feature, however, is sometimes absent with Ethernet.
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