Key Features and Benefits of the HBA
The Dell 406-BBBG 16GB Single Port PCI-E Fibre Channel HBA with Low-Profile Bracket offers the following key features and benefits:
- High Performance: With a single 16GBPS port, the HBA provides fast data transfer rates, ensuring high-speed connectivity and reduced latency.
- 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 low-profile 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.
- Low-Profile Design: The low-profile bracket is designed to fit into space-constrained servers, allowing for maximum compatibility with a variety of server platforms.
Dual Port Support for Increased Reliability
The dual port support for the Dell 406-BBBG 16GB Single Port PCI-E Fibre Channel HBA with Low-Profile Bracket provides increased reliability by providing redundancy and failover protection.
- Redundancy: With two ports, the HBA provides a backup in case one of the ports fails. This ensures that the storage system continues to operate even if there is a failure in the HBA or the associated fiber channel link.
- Increased Availability: The dual port support helps to increase the availability of the storage system by providing a backup in case of failure. This helps to minimize downtime and ensure that critical data is always accessible.
- Improved Performance: By using both ports in a load-balancing configuration, the HBA can improve performance by distributing I/O requests across both ports.
- Improved Scalability: The dual port support allows the storage system to be easily expanded by adding additional fiber channel links. This helps to scale the storage system as the demands of the business increase.
High-Performance Data Transfer with 16GBPS Connectivity
The Dell 406-BBBG 16GB Single Port PCI-E Fibre Channel HBA with Low-Profile Bracket provides high-performance data transfer with its 16GBPS connectivity. This HBA offers fast and reliable data transfer, ensuring that critical data is quickly and efficiently transmitted and received. The PCI-E interface provides a fast and efficient data transfer rate, reducing latency and improving overall system performance.
With a single 16GBPS port, the HBA provides a high-speed, dedicated connection for storage devices, ensuring fast and reliable data transfer. The low-profile bracket design allows for easy installation in a variety of server environments, and compatibility with most operating systems makes it easy to integrate into existing storage environments.
In addition, the HBA supports advanced management features, such as Fibre Channel Fabric Login (FLOGI), NPort ID Virtualization (NPIV), and more, allowing for easy management and monitoring of the storage environment.
- Manufacturer : Dell
- MPN : 406-BBBG
- Type : Controller
- Sub- Type : Fibre Channel
- Total Number of Fibre Channel Ports: 1
- Data Transfer Rate: 16 Gbit/s
- Host Interface : PCI Express 3.0
- Form Factor: Plug-in Card
- Card Height: Low-profile
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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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