Features and Benefits
The Dell 5W73V 2 Ports 16GFC Short Wave Optical–LC Fibre PCI-E Channel SFP+ HBA offers the following features and benefits:
- High-speed performance: The HBA provides high-speed 16GFC performance for data transfer and storage applications.
- Dual-port design: The dual-port design provides redundancy and allows for connection to multiple storage devices.
- Short-wave optical technology: The HBA uses short-wave optical technology, which provides longer reach and improved performance over longer distances.
- PCI-E interface: The HBA uses the PCI-E interface, which provides fast and efficient data transfer.
- SFP+ form factor: The HBA uses the SFP+ form factor, which is compact and easy to install.
- Compatibility: The HBA is compatible with a wide range of operating systems and storage systems.
- Scalability: The HBA can be easily scaled to meet growing storage needs.
- Improved reliability: The HBA provides improved reliability and performance, which helps to reduce downtime and improve overall system efficiency.
- Easy management: The HBA provides easy management and monitoring of storage devices, which helps to simplify storage administration.
Here are some tips to optimize the performance of the Dell 5W73V 2 Ports 16GFC Short Wave Optical–LC Fibre PCI-E Channel SFP+ HBA:
- Ensure compatibility: Verify that the operating system and the server are compatible with the HBA before installing it.
- Load the latest drivers: Load the latest drivers for the HBA to ensure maximum performance.
- Use high-quality SFP+ transceivers: Use high-quality, fully-compatible SFP+ transceivers to connect to the storage array.
- Configure HBA settings: Configure the HBA settings such as the World Wide Name (WWN) and target ID correctly to optimize performance.
- Monitor performance: Regularly monitor the HBA performance using performance monitoring tools such as Windows Performance Monitor or the HBA management software.
- Maintain optimal environment: Maintain a clean and cool environment for the server and HBA to prevent overheating and other environmental issues.
- Check for firmware updates: Regularly check for firmware updates for the HBA and the storage array to resolve any performance issues.
Host Interface Compatibility
The 5W73V Dell 2 Ports 16GFC Short Wave Optical–LC Fibre PCI-E Channel SFP+ HBA is designed with a PCI-E 3.0 x8 host interface. This host interface provides high-speed data transfer and improved performance, making it suitable for high-performance computing and data center applications.
The HBA is compatible with a wide range of server platforms and operating systems, including:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016
- VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12
- Oracle Solaris 11.2 and 11.3
General Information about this Dell 5W73V
- Brand: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# 5W73V
- Type: Controller
- Sub-Type: Fibre Channel
Technical Information for this Dell PCI-E Controller
- Physical Dimensions Short, Low Profile PCI-E Card, 167.64MM X 68.91MM (6.60Inch X 2.71Inch)
- Cable Support 100M At 32GB On 50/125 MM OM4 Mmf, 20M At 32GB On 50/125 MM Om2 Mmf, 70M At 32GB On 50/125 MM Om3 Mmf, Operating At 32GB
- Optical Data Rates 14.025 GB/S (1600MB/S), 8.5 GB/S (800MB/S), 4.25 GB/S (400 MB/S) (Auto-Detected)
- Hardware Environment Powerpc, Sparc, Intel X86, X64
- Ports 2
- Optics Short Wave Lasers With Lc Type Connector Fixed Optics
- Host Bus Type PCIE Gen3 X8
- I/O Controller:Xe501
- Operating Humidity 5% To 95% Non-Condensing
- Os Support Additional Support Is Available From Oems And Partners, Oracle Solaris, Suse® Linux Enterprise Server, Vmware Vsphere.
- Industry Standards Current Ansi/Ietf Standards: Fc-Pi-4, Fc-Da, Fc-Da-2, Fc-Fs, Fc-Gs-6, Fc-Ls-2, Fc-Ph-2, Fc-Ph-3, Fc-Pi, Fc-Pi-2, Fc-Pi-5, Fcp-4, Fibre Channel Class 3, Legacy Ansi/Ietf Standards: Fc-Ph, Pcie Base Spec 3.0, Pcie Card Electromechanical Spec 3.0, Php Hot Plug-Hot Swap, Sbc-3, Spc-4, Ssc-4
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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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