Product Performance:Manufacturer Name: HP
Controller Type: Host Bus Adapter
Spare Part Number: 697890-001
Spare Part Number: 489191-001
Specialized Information:Form Factor: Plug-in Card
Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express x8
PCI Specification Revision: PCIe 2.0
Networking:Connectivity Technology: Wired
Data Link Protocol: 8Gb Fibre Channel (Short Wave)
Data Transfer Rate: 8.5 Gbps
Fibre Channel: FC-SP
Ports: 8Gb Fibre Channel x 2
Processor / Memory
MiscellaneousIncluded Accessories: Low-Profile Bracket, Full-Height Bracket, 2 x 8 Gb SFP
Compliant Standards: RoHS
Environmental ParametersHumidity Range Operating: 5 - 95%
Max Operating Temperature: 131 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
Dimensions & WeightHeight: 3.00 inch
Width: 14.00 inch
Depth: 10.00 inch
Weight: 1.50 lbs
Compatibility InformationHPE ProLiant DL Series: DL160 G6, DL160 G6 Special Server, DL160 Gen8, DL160 Gen8 Entry, DL160 Gen8 Performance, DL165 G7, DL165 G7 Base, DL165 G7 Entry, DL165 G7 Performance, DL165 G7 Special Server, DL180 G6, DL180 G6 Special Server, DL360 G7, DL360 G7 Base, DL360 G7 Central Management Server, DL360 G7 Efficiency, DL360 G7 Entry, DL360 G7 Performance, DL360 G7 Special Server, DL360e Gen8, DL360e Gen8 Entry, DL360e Gen8 Performance, DL360e Gen8 Special Server, DL370 G6, DL370 G6 Base, DL370 G6 High Performance, DL370 G6 Performance, DL370 G6 Special Server, DL380 G7, DL380 G7 Base, DL380 G7 Efficiency, DL380 G7 Entry, DL380 G7 Performance, DL380 G7 Special Server, DL380p Gen8, DL380p Gen8 Base, DL380p Gen8 Entry, DL380p Gen8 High Performance, DL380p Gen8 Special, DL385 G7, DL385 G7 Base, DL385 G7 Entry, DL385 G7 HE, DL385 G7 Performance, DL385p Gen8, DL385p Gen8 Dedicated Workload, DL385p Gen8 Entry, DL385p Gen8 Maximized Consolidation, DL385p Gen8 Storage
HPE ProLiant ML Series: ML350 G6, ML350 G6 Base, ML350 G6 Entry, ML350 G6 Performance, ML350 G6 Special Server, ML370 G6, ML370 G6 Base, ML370 G6 Entry, ML370 G6 Special Server
HPE ProLiant SL Series: SL210t Gen8 1U Node
HPE Modular Smart Array 1040 Dual Controller SFF Bundle, 2040 SAS Dual Controller LFF Storage, P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI Dual Controller SFF Array System, P2000 G3 iSCSI Dual Controller SFF Bundle
HPE StoreEasy 3850 Gateway Single Node
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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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