Key Features of the Dell A8628748 Quad Port Qlogic
Here are some of the key features of the Dell A8628748 Quad Port Qlogic 16 GBPS PCI-E Gen3 x8 Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter:
- High-speed performance: The adapter provides a data transfer rate of up to 16 GBPS, making it suitable for demanding applications.
- Reliability: The adapter is designed for high availability and reliability, with features such as advanced error correction, advanced diagnostics, and advanced power management.
- Scalability: The adapter supports multiple virtual machines, providing scalable performance for growing storage requirements.
- Multi-port design: The quad-port design allows for multiple Fibre Channel connections, providing increased bandwidth and reliability.
- Easy Installation: The adapter features a low-profile design and a plug-and-play installation process, making it easy to install and integrate into existing systems.
- Comprehensive Management: The adapter is supported by advanced management tools, including the Qlogic Advanced System Manager, which provides a comprehensive view of the entire SAN.
Management and Configuration
The Dell A8628748 Quad Port Qlogic 16 GBPS PCI-E Gen3 x8 Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter can be managed and configured through the following methods:
- Host Bus Adapter Management Utility: This utility is a software application that is installed on the host system and provides advanced management and configuration capabilities for the HBA. This utility allows administrators to monitor the status of the HBA, configure settings such as target-initiator settings, manage firmware upgrades, and view performance statistics.
- Fibre Channel Switch Management: The HBA can be managed through the Fibre Channel switch to which it is connected. This provides an additional layer of management and allows administrators to monitor and manage the HBA as part of the overall storage network.
- Operating System Management Tools: Most operating systems provide management tools for managing and configuring Fibre Channel HBAs. These tools can be used to manage the HBA settings, monitor performance, and perform firmware upgrades.
Operating System Compatibility
The Dell A8628748 Quad Port Qlogic 16GBPS PCI-E Gen3 x8 Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016
- Microsoft Windows Server 2019
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.x
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.x
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15.x
- VMware ESXi 6.5
- VMware ESXi 6.7
- VMware ESXi 7.0
General Information about this HP A8628748
- Manufacturer: HP
- Part Number or SKU# A8628748
- Device Type: Host Bus Adapter
Technical Information of HP 16 GBPS Host Bus Adapter
- Form Factor: Plug-in Card
- Ports: 16GB Fiber Channel X 4
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Interface (bus) Type: PCI-E 3.0 X8
- PCI Specification Revision: PCI-E 3.1
- Data Link Protocol: 16GB Fiber Channel
- Fiber Channel: Fc-gs-2, Fc-gs-3, Fc-tape, Fcp-2, Fc-pi-5, Scsi-fcp
- Data Transfer Rate: 16 GBPS
- Remote Management Protocol: Smi-s, CLI
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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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