Dell 406-BBBB Controller  Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter
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Dell 406-BBBB Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel New

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406-BBBB Sanblade 16 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) Dual Port Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) with Both Bracket | Made by Dell | Brand New
Product Condition:
New Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Performance and Scalability

The Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA (406-BBBB) offers the following performance and scalability features:

  • High-Speed Data Transfer: The dual port fiber channel HBA provides 16GBPS data transfer speeds, ensuring fast and efficient storage and retrieval of data.
  • Dual-Port Connectivity: The HBA provides dual-port connectivity, offering high availability and improved reliability.
  • PCI-Express 3.0 Interface: The HBA features a PCI-Express 3.0 interface, providing high-speed connectivity to the host system.
  • Scalable Design: The HBA is designed for scalability, allowing for the addition of additional fiber channel HBAs as the storage needs of the system grow.
  • Large Storage Capacity: The HBA supports large storage capacity, making it ideal for high-performance applications that require large amounts of storage.
  • Easy Management: The HBA is easy to manage, with features such as remote management, automatic failover, and automated load balancing, providing a high level of reliability and ease of use.
  • Flexible Deployment: The HBA can be deployed in a variety of environments, including high-performance computing, virtualization, and cloud computing.

High Availability and Reliability

The 406-BBBB Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Both Bracket is designed to provide high availability and reliability for mission-critical storage environments. The following features contribute to its high availability and reliability:

  • Dual-port connectivity: The dual-port design ensures that if one port fails, the other port can take over and keep the storage accessible.
  • Advanced Error Correction: The HBA has advanced error correction features that detect and correct errors in real-time, reducing the risk of data loss and increasing reliability.
  • High-performance Fiber Channel technology: The HBA uses the latest Fiber Channel technology to provide fast and reliable data transfer rates of up to 16GBPS.
  • Hot-plug support: The HBA supports hot-plugging, which means that components can be replaced or upgraded without having to shut down the system.
  • Support for hardware RAID: The HBA supports hardware RAID, which can provide additional protection against data loss in the event of a disk failure.
  • Compatibility with various operating systems: The HBA is compatible with various operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, and VMware vSphere, providing greater flexibility and compatibility with different storage environments.

Installation and Configuration

The installation and configuration of the Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA (406-BBBB) involves the following steps:

Install the HBA into the server:

  • Remove the server cover and locate the available PCI-E slot
  • Install the HBA into the slot by aligning the bracket and securing it with screws

Connect the fiber optic cables:

  • Connect the fiber optic cables to the HBA ports
  • Make sure the connections are secure

Install the device drivers:

  • Boot the server and log into the operating system
  • Download the latest device drivers from the Dell support website
  • Install the device drivers according to the instructions

Configure the HBA:

  • Open the device manager and locate the HBA in the list of installed devices
  • Right-click on the HBA and select properties
  • Go to the settings tab and configure the HBA properties as required
  • Save the changes and close the device manager

Configure the operating system:

  • Open the storage management interface in the operating system
  • Create a new disk group and assign it to the HBA
  • Configure the HBA to the required settings and save the changes

General Information

  • Brand: Dell
  • MPN : 406-BBBB
  • Type: Controller
  • Sub-Type: Fiber Channel

Technical Specifications

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)
Product Condition:
New Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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