Key Features and Benefits of the Product
The Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Bracket (406-BBBC) offers the following key features and benefits:
- High Performance: With dual 16GBPS ports, the HBA provides fast data transfer rates, ensuring high-speed connectivity and reduced latency.
- Dual Port Support: The dual-port design ensures reliability, high availability, and increased storage capacity.
- PCI-E Connectivity: The PCI-E interface provides fast, efficient data transfer and helps reduce system latency.
- Easy Installation: The HBA is easy to install and requires no special software or configuration. The included bracket ensures compatibility with most server platforms.
- Advanced Management: The HBA supports advanced management features, including Fibre Channel Fabric Login (FLOGI), NPort ID Virtualization (NPIV), and more.
- Compatibility: The HBA is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows Server, Linux, and VMware, making it easy to integrate into existing storage environments.
- Reliable and Durable: The HBA is built with high-quality components and is backed by Dell's reputation for reliability and durability.
Operating System Compatibility
The Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Bracket (406-BBBC) 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
System Requirements for Installation
The system requirements for installation of the Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Bracket (406-BBBC) are:
- PCI Express (PCI-E) slot with a x8 or higher lane width
- Available fiber channel port on the storage area network (SAN)
- Compatible operating system such as Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere or Oracle Solaris.
- Latest device drivers and firmware updates from the manufacturer's website.
- Properly configured network settings for the SAN.
- Up-to-date antivirus software to protect the system from potential threats.
- Proper physical installation of the HBA in the server, including attaching the bracket and connecting the cables.
- Brand: Dell
- MPN : 406-BBBC
- Type: Controller
- Sub-Type: Fiber Channel
- SKU : 406-BBBC
Technical specifications of the product
The technical specifications for the Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Bracket (406-BBBC) are as follows:
- Bus Type: PCI Express x8
- Connector Type: SFP+
- Data Transfer Rate: 16 Gbps
- Form Factor: Full Height
- Ports: 2
- Protocols: FC-AL, FC-PH, FC-PH2, FC-PLDA, FC-TAPE, FCP, IPFC
- Operating Temperature: 10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F)
- Storage Temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
- Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
- Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
- Power Consumption: 7.5W
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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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