Key Features and Benefits
The 406-10743 Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA offers the following key features and benefits:
- High-Performance: The dual port Fiber Channel HBA provides 16GBPS data transfer rate, allowing for high-speed data transfer and improved system performance.
- Scalability: The HBA is designed for scalability, making it easy to upgrade to a higher-performance storage network.
- Dual Port Connectivity: The dual port design provides failover capability, ensuring that data transfer is uninterrupted even in case of a port failure.
- High-Availability: The HBA offers high availability through redundant connections, ensuring that the data is always available and protected.
- Easy Management: The HBA can be managed through standard industry-leading management tools, making it easy to monitor and maintain the storage network.
- Compatibility: The HBA is compatible with a wide range of storage systems and servers, making it easy to integrate into existing storage infrastructures.
- Energy Efficient: The HBA is designed for energy efficiency, reducing power consumption and helping to lower energy costs.
- Reliability: The HBA is built with high-quality components and is rigorously tested, ensuring reliable performance and long-lasting durability.
Installation and Configuration Guide
The following steps outline the installation and configuration process for the 406-10743 Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA:
- Review hardware and software requirements: Before installation, make sure your system meets the minimum hardware and software requirements for the Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA.
- Prepare for installation: Power off the server and unplug it. Remove the server cover.
- Install the HBA card: Locate an available PCI-E slot and insert the HBA card into the slot. Secure the card with the retention mechanism.
- Connect fiber optic cables: Connect the fiber optic cables to the HBA card. Make sure the connections are secure and free of any dust or debris.
- Replace the server cover: Replace the server cover and plug the server back in.
- Install drivers: Install the latest HBA drivers and firmware on the operating system. Make sure the drivers are compatible with the operating system version and hardware configuration.
- Configure the HBA: Configure the HBA using the system management software. This will typically involve assigning an IP address, configuring the WWN settings, and setting up the HBA for use with the storage system.
- Test the HBA: Test the HBA by running performance and diagnostic tests. Ensure that the HBA is functioning correctly and that the performance meets your expectations.
Compatibility with Operating Systems
The Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA (406-10743) is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
- VMware vSphere 6.0 and higher
- VMware vSphere 5.5 and higher
- Oracle Solaris 11
- Oracle Solaris 10
- Manufacturer: Dell
- MPN: 3406-10743
- Type: Controller
- Controller Type: Fiber Channel
- Form Factor : Plug-in Card
- Card Type : Host Bus Adapter Hba
- Interface Type : Pci-e 3.0 X8
- Data Transfer Rate : 16GB/S
- Ports : ( 2 ) Two Transceiver Port
- Connectivity Technology : Wired
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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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