Performance and Bandwidth
The Dell 406-BBPV Lpe35000-m2 Emulex 1-port PCI-E 4.0 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter provides high-performance and reliable connectivity between servers and storage systems.
- The adapter supports 8 Gbps, 16 Gbps, and 32 Gbps FC speeds, providing high-speed data transfer and low latency.
- The adapter supports advanced features such as NPIV (N-Port ID Virtualization), making it ideal for virtualized environments.
- The adapter supports fabric login, allowing for seamless integration into existing storage networks.
- The adapter has a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 32 Gbps, which is achieved by using the latest PCI-E 4.0 technology.
- The actual bandwidth that can be achieved will depend on various factors such as the configuration of the system, the type of storage devices used, and the load on the network.
PCI-E 4.0 Support and Backward Compatibility
The Dell 406-BBPV LPE35000-M2 Emulex 1-port PCI-E 4.0 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is compatible with PCI-E 4.0, as well as with older versions of the PCI Express interface, including 3.0 and 2.0. This means that it will work with systems that support PCI-E 4.0 as well as those that only support earlier versions of the interface.
Backward compatibility is an important feature of the Dell 406-BBPV LPE35000-M2 Emulex 1-port PCI-E 4.0 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter, as it ensures that the adapter will work with a wide range of systems, regardless of the PCI-E version they support. This allows for easy integration into existing infrastructure, without the need for upgrades or other costly changes.
It is important to note that while the adapter is compatible with older versions of the PCI Express interface, the performance may be limited by the capabilities of the system it is installed in. It is always recommended to check the system's user manual or contact technical support for specific compatibility information and to ensure the best possible performance.
Operating System Compatibility
The Dell 406-BBPV LPE35000-M2 Emulex 1-Port PCI-E 4.0 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 8.1
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3, 15 SP1
- VMware ESXi 6.7 U3, 6.7 U2, 6.7 U1, 6.7, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U2, 6.5 U1, 6.5
- Oracle Linux 7.7, 7.8, 8.1
It is important to note that compatibility may also depend on the specific configuration and firmware versions of the system. It is recommended to check with Dell technical support or consult the system's user manual for specific compatibility information.
General Information about this Dell 406-BBPV
- Brand: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 406-BBPV
- Device Type: Host Bus Adapter
Technical Information for this Dell PCI-E Adapter
- Physical Dimensions Short, Low Profile PCI-E Card, 167.64mm X 68.91mm (6.60 Inch X 2.71 Inch)
- Generation: Gen 7 (64/32GFC)
- Cable Support : 0.5m To 100m At 64gfc/32gfc On 50/125 Μm Om4 Mmf, 0.5m To 100m At 64gfc/32gfc On 50/125 Μm Om5 Mmf, 0.5m To 70m At 64gfc/32gfc On 50/125 Μm Om3 Mmf, 10 Km At 32gfc/16gfc On 9/125 Μm Singlemode Fiber When Emulex Approved Longwave Transceivers Are Used.
- Optical Data Rates: 28.05 Gb/s (3200mb/s), 14.025 Gb/s (1600mb/s), 8.5 Gb/s (800mb/s) (auto-detected).
- Hardware Environment: Intel X64, Intel X86, And Powerpc.
- Ports: 1 port
- Optics : Optics Short Wave Lasers With Lc Type Connector Optics.
- Host Bus Type: PCI-E Gen4 X8.
- I/o Controller: Xe601.
- Operating Humidity: 5% To 95% Non-condensing.
- Operating Temperature: 0°c To 55°c.
- Storage Temperature: -20° To 85°c (-4° To 185°f)
- Os Support: Additional Support Is Available From Oems And Partners, Microsoft Windows, Oracle Linux, Oracle Linux With The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (uek), Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Suse® Linux Enterprise Server, Vmware Vsphere
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