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

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

Here are some tips to optimize the performance of the Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Bracket (406-BBBC):

  • Proper Configuration: Ensure that the HBA is properly configured and installed according to the manufacturer's specifications. This includes configuring the correct host adapter and target device settings.
  • Driver Updates: Keep the HBA drivers up to date by regularly checking the manufacturer's website for any software updates.
  • Optimize Storage Configuration: Optimize the storage configuration by ensuring that the disk controller and disk array are configured properly. Consider using disk striping or disk mirroring to improve disk performance.
  • Proper Load Balancing: Ensure that load balancing is properly configured to distribute I/O requests across multiple HBAs, if available, to improve performance.
  • Disable Unused Features: Disable any unused features on the HBA such as flow control, auto-negotiation, and power management to improve performance.
  • Avoid Overloading the HBA: Avoid overloading the HBA by limiting the number of simultaneous I/O requests to avoid slowing down the system.
  • Monitor Performance: Monitor the performance of the HBA by using performance tools and applications to track and diagnose performance issues.

Installation Process and Guide

The installation process for the Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA With Bracket (406-BBBC) is as follows:

  • Turn off the power to the server: Before installing the HBA card, it is important to shut down the server and unplug it from the power source to avoid any electrical damage to the system.
  • Remove the server cover: Locate the cover of the server and remove it to access the internal components of the system.
  • Install the HBA card: Find an empty PCI-E slot in the server and insert the HBA card. Secure it in place with the bracket provided with the card.
  • Connect the Fiber Channel cables: Connect the Fiber Channel cables to the ports on the HBA card. Make sure to connect the cables securely to avoid any connectivity issues.
  • Replace the server cover: Put the server cover back in place and secure it with the screws.
  • Boot up the server: Plug in the server and turn on the power. Boot up the operating system to install the necessary drivers for the HBA card.
  • Configure the HBA card: Once the drivers are installed, access the storage controller configuration utility to configure the HBA card. This will allow the card to communicate with the storage devices connected to it.

Management and Monitoring Tools

The management and monitoring tools for the Dell Sanblade 16GBPS PCI-E Dual Port Fiber Channel HBA with Bracket (406-BBBC) include:

  • Dell OpenManage Storage Manager
  • Dell OpenManage Server Administrator
  • Dell OpenManage Connections
  • Dell Fibre Channel HBA Manager
  • Dell Storage Manager

General Information

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

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