Dell 403-BBMZ Host Bus Adapter
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Dell 403-BBMZ PCI-E Sanblade 32GB Dual Port Fibre Channel New

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403-BBMZ Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) Sanblade 32 Gigabyte (GB) Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter | Made by Dell | Brand New

Interface Types of This Product: Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter

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We are providing specifications below to explain why you should consider purchasing the Dell Host Bus Adapter Fiber Channel Controller, including a general overview, performance specifications, relevant images, media files, and technical information about the 403-BBMZ compatibility.

Key Features and Benefits

Key Features:

  • Dual-Port Connectivity: The Dell 403-BBMZ PCI-E Sanblade 32GB Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter provides dual-port connectivity, providing increased performance and redundancy.
  • 32 Gbps Transfer Rate: The adapter supports a transfer rate of 32 Gbps, providing fast and reliable data transfer.
  • PCI Express 3.0: The adapter is compliant with PCI Express 3.0, ensuring compatibility with most modern server systems.
  • SFP+ Transceivers: The adapter supports Short-Wave (SW) and Long-Wave (LW) SFP+ transceivers for flexibility and compatibility with different Fibre Channel environments.
  • Management Interfaces: The adapter supports SNMP and SMI-S management interfaces, allowing for easy integration into existing management frameworks.
  • Environmental Monitoring: The adapter provides monitoring of temperature, power supply status, and other key metrics to help ensure optimal performance and reliability.


  • Increased Performance: The dual-port connectivity and fast transfer rate of the Dell 403-BBMZ adapter provide improved performance for storage area networks.
  • Redundancy: The dual-port connectivity of the adapter provides redundancy, ensuring reliable data transfer even in the event of a failure.
  • Compatibility: The adapter is compliant with PCI Express 3.0 and supports different Fibre Channel environments, providing compatibility with a wide range of server systems.
  • Easy Management: The adapter's support for SNMP and SMI-S management interfaces makes it easy to integrate into existing management frameworks, saving time and effort.
  • Reliability: The adapter's support for environmental monitoring and error correction mechanisms help to ensure reliable and optimal performance.

Connectivity and Performance


  • Dual-port connectivity: The Dell 403-BBMZ PCI-E Sanblade 32GB Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter provides dual-port connectivity for redundancy and increased performance.
  • 32 Gbps Fibre Channel: The adapter supports 32 Gbps Fibre Channel over PCI Express 3.0 X8, providing fast and reliable data transfer.
  • Short-Wave (SW) and Long-Wave (LW) SFP+ Transceivers: The adapter supports both short-wave and long-wave SFP+ transceivers for compatibility with different Fibre Channel environments.


  • High Data Transfer Rate: The adapter supports a data transfer rate of 32 Gbps per port, providing fast and efficient data transfer.
  • Improved CPU Utilization: The adapter uses a low-profile form factor and optimized memory utilization to minimize CPU utilization, resulting in improved system performance.
  • Error Correction: The adapter supports advanced error correction mechanisms to ensure reliable data transfer and minimize the impact of errors.
  • Advanced Power Management: The adapter supports Advanced Power Management (APM) to reduce power consumption and reduce heat output, improving system reliability and longevity.
  • Compatibility with Dell Servers: The Dell 403-BBMZ adapter is compatible with Dell PowerEdge servers, providing a seamless and integrated solution for Fibre Channel connectivity.

PCI-Express 3.0 X8 Compatibility

The Dell 403-BBMZ PCI-E Sanblade 32GB Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is compatible with a range of operating systems and servers.

Operating System Compatibility:

  • Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016
  • Windows 7 and 10
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, and 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 and 12
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 and 6.0
  • AIX 7.1 and 7.2

Server Compatibility:

  • The adapter is compatible with Dell PowerEdge Servers, specifically with Dell PowerEdge M-series blade servers.
  • The adapter requires a server with a PCI Express 3.0 x8 slot for compatibility.

Storage Area Network (SAN) Compatibility:

  • The adapter is compatible with Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs) and supports Logical Unit Number (LUN) monitoring.
  • The adapter supports N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) for increased compatibility with virtualized environments.

Fibre Channel Switch Compatibility:

  • The adapter is compatible with most major Fibre Channel switch vendors and supports up to 128 NPIV connections per port.

General Information about this Dell 403-BBMZ

Technical Information of 32GB Host Bus Adapter

  • PCI Specification Revision: PCI-E 3.1
  • Interface (bus) Type: PCI-E 3.0 X8
  • Ports: 32GB Fibre Channel X 2
  • Capacity : Concurrent Logins: 2048 Active Exchanges: 2048
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Data Link Protocol: 32GB Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel: Fc-gs-2, Fc-gs-3, Fc-tape, Fcp-2, Fc-pi-5, Scsi-fcp, Fc-pi-6
  • Data Transfer Rate: 32 GBPS
  • Max Transfer Distance: 623 FT
  • Remote Management Protocol: smi-s, Cli

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Interfaces: 2 X 32GB Fibre Channel -SFP+

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Fiber channel

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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.

Other benefits of fiber channel FC include LUN masking, cost, and size. fiber channel controllers are from trusted brands and are available at give-away prices. Please choose from our wide range collection and enjoy a 30-day warranty and fast delivery across 48 U.S. states.


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