Management and Monitoring
The Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA (406-BBBB) can be managed and monitored using the following tools:
- Dell OpenManage Storage Manager (OMSM) - This software provides a centralized management solution for managing and monitoring Fiber Channel HBAs and storage devices in a Windows-based environment.
- QLogic SANSurfer FC HBA Manager - This tool provides a graphical interface for monitoring and configuring Fiber Channel HBAs on a Windows-based system.
- FC HBA Management Utilities - These utilities, such as the QLogic FC HBA Management Utility, provide a command-line interface for monitoring and configuring Fiber Channel HBAs in a Linux-based environment.
- Operating System Tools - The operating system itself provides basic tools for monitoring the health and performance of Fiber Channel HBAs, such as the Linux fcinfo command.
Fiber Channel Connectivity
The 406-BBBB Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Both Bracket supports fiber channel connectivity for high-speed data transfer between servers and storage devices. This adapter supports data transfer rates of up to 16Gbps, providing reliable and fast connectivity for high-performance computing applications. It has dual ports, allowing for redundancy and increased availability. The fiber channel HBA supports a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and VMware. It also supports multiple storage protocols, including Fiber Channel, FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet), and iSCSI. The included bracket provides compatibility with a variety of server form factors, making it a versatile solution for different deployment scenarios.
Operating System Compatibility
The Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Both Bracket (406-BBBB) 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
- Brand: Dell
- MPN : 406-BBBB
- Type: Controller
- Sub-Type: Fiber Channel
Here are the technical specifications for the Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Both Bracket (406-BBBB):
- Interface: PCI-Express 3.0 x8
- Ports: 2 Fiber Channel ports
- Data Transfer Rate: 16 Gbps
- Optical Wave Length: Shortwave (SW)
- Maximum Distance: 10 km (6.2 miles)
- Host Bus Type: PCI-Express 3.0 x8
- Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 6, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, 11, VMware vSphere 6.0 and higher, 5.5 and higher, Oracle Solaris 11, 10
- Product Dimensions: 10.16 x 6.75 x 1.56 inches (25.8 x 17.1 x 3.9 cm)
- Product Weight: 0.66 pounds (0.3 kg)
- Compliance: PCI Express 3.0, Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
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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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