Product Overview of Dell C855M
The Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter is a high-performance storage networking solution designed for enterprise-level data centers. This adapter is specifically designed to enhance the performance of Fibre Channel (FC) storage area networks (SANs) by providing fast and reliable connectivity between servers and storage systems. This article will provide a detailed explanation of the Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter, including its features, benefits, and specifications.
Host Bus Adapter
A Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a device that enables the communication between a computer and a storage system. It acts as a bridge between the computer's CPU and the storage system's storage devices. The HBA is responsible for transmitting data between the computer and the storage system, and it performs a variety of functions, including data transfer, error checking, and control signaling.
Fibre Channel (FC) is a high-speed networking technology that is used to connect servers to storage systems. FC is specifically designed for high-performance storage area networks (SANs), which are used to store and manage large amounts of data. FC networks are highly scalable, reliable, and secure, making them ideal for enterprise-level data centers.
The Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter is a high-performance storage networking solution that is designed to provide fast and reliable connectivity between servers and storage systems. This adapter is specifically designed for Fibre Channel (FC) storage area networks (SANs) and is designed to enhance the performance of these networks.
The Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter has several features that make it a high-performance storage networking solution. Some of these features include:
- Single-Port Design: The Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter features a single-port design, which provides fast and reliable connectivity between servers and storage systems.
- High-Speed Data Transfer: The Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter provides high-speed data transfer, with a transfer rate of up to 8GB per second.
- Low Power Consumption: The Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter is designed to consume low power, which makes it an energy-efficient solution.
- Small Form Factor: The Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter has a small form factor, which makes it easy to install in servers and storage systems.
- Advanced Diagnostics: The Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter features advanced diagnostics, which helps in identifying and troubleshooting any issues with the adapter.
The Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a high-performance networking device designed to connect a server or workstation to a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN). Here are some of the benefits of using this HBA:
- High-speed connectivity: With a maximum transfer rate of 8 gigabits per second (Gbps), the Dell C855M HBA provides fast and reliable data transfer between the server and the SAN. This makes it an ideal choice for data-intensive applications such as video editing, data backup, and high-performance computing.
- Low latency: The Dell C855M HBA uses Fibre Channel technology to provide low latency, which means that data can be transferred quickly with minimal delay. This is particularly important for real-time applications that require immediate access to data.
- Scalability: The Dell C855M HBA supports a wide range of SAN topologies, including point-to-point, arbitrated loop, and switched fabric. This makes it a flexible solution that can be easily integrated into existing SAN infrastructures.
- Reliability: The Dell C855M HBA is a robust and reliable device that is designed to provide high availability and data protection. It supports multiple concurrent connections and provides failover and load-balancing capabilities to ensure that data is always accessible.
- Easy to manage: The Dell C855M HBA is easy to install and configure, with a user-friendly management interface that allows administrators to monitor and manage the device remotely. It also supports industry-standard management protocols such as SNMP and SMI-S.
Overall, the Dell C855M LightPulse 8GB Single Port PCI-E FC Host Bus Adapter is a high-performance and reliable networking device that provides fast and secure connectivity to a Fibre Channel SAN. It is an ideal choice for organizations that require high-speed data transfer, low latency, scalability, and reliability.
General Information about the Dell C855M
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# C855M
- Product Type: Controller
- Product Name: Fiber Channel
Technical Specifications for C855M Fiber Channel HBA
- Ports/channels: 1 X Lc Fibre Channel
- Data Transfer Rate: 8.5gbps Fibre Channel
- Connectivity Media: Multi-mode
- Host Interface: Pci Express 2.0 X8
- Form Factor: Plug-in Card
- Operating System: Sunsoft Solaries. Novell Netware. Linux. Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Microsoft Windows Vista. Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
- Width: 6.6 Inch
- Height: 2.71 Inch
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