Advanced Management and Monitoring Features
The Dell 16GBPS Dual Port PCI-E 3.0 Fiber Channel HBA with Both Bracket Card Only (part number 463-7352) comes with advanced management and monitoring features that help simplify the administration of a storage area network (SAN). Some of the key features include:
- Firmware Upgrades: The card supports firmware upgrades through a firmware download tool, which allows administrators to easily upgrade the firmware on the card.
- Diagnostic Tools: The card comes with a suite of diagnostic tools, including a diagnostic LED and error reporting, that help identify and troubleshoot issues with the card.
- Management Utilities: The card comes with a set of management utilities, including the QLogic Fibre Channel Configuration Utility and the QLogic Management Console, that help simplify the management of the card and the associated storage network.
- Performance Monitoring: The card provides performance monitoring capabilities, including real-time performance monitoring and reporting, that help administrators monitor the health and performance of the card and the SAN.
- Advanced Features: The card supports advanced features, such as quality of service (QoS), congestion management, and data protection, that help ensure reliable and secure data transfer over the SAN.
16GBPS Bandwidth for High-Performance Storage
The 463-7352 Dell 16GBPS Dual Port PCI-E 3.0 Fiber Channel HBA (Host Bus Adapter) is a high-performance storage solution designed for demanding data center environments. The card provides two 16 Gbps fiber channel ports that allow for fast, reliable data transfers.
The PCI-E 3.0 interface provides enhanced performance and compatibility with a wide range of servers, while the dual port design enables data transfers to occur simultaneously over two separate channels. This allows for increased throughput and greater reliability in the event of a single channel failure.
The 463-7352 HBA card is compatible with most major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and VMware. It supports advanced features such as NPIV (N_Port ID Virtualization), which allows multiple virtual machines to access the same fiber channel storage, and persistent binding, which enables persistent connectivity to a particular target.
This HBA card is designed for easy installation and use, with an included bracket card for flexible installation in different server configurations. Additionally, the 463-7352 HBA is backed by Dell's world-class support, ensuring reliable and hassle-free operation.
Compatibility with Operating Systems
The 463-7352 Dell 16GBPS Dual Port PCI-E 3.0 Fiber Channel HBA is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x, 6.x, and 7.x
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 and later
- VMware vSphere 5.1 and later
- Oracle Solaris 11
It is important to note that this compatibility information is subject to change, and it is always recommended to check the manufacturer's website for the latest compatibility information.
- Brand Name : Dell
- MPN : 463-7352
- Sub-Type : Fiber Channel
- Type : Controller
- Ports: 16GB Fibre Channel x 2
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Data Link Protocol: 4GB Fibre Channel, 8GB Fibre Channel, 16GB Fibre Channel
- Data Transfer Rate: 14.025 GBPS
Expansions And Connectivity:
- Interfaces: 2 x 16GB Fibre Channel
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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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