Product Overview of the Dell H54180
The Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter is a high-performance networking solution designed for data centers and enterprise-level organizations. It provides two SFP+ ports for high-speed data transfer and supports PCI-E 3.0 x8 interface for efficient data transfer. In this article, we will discuss the features and benefits of the Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter.
Features and Benefits
The Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter comes with a range of features and benefits that make it an ideal choice for organizations that require high-speed data transfer and reliable networking solutions. Some of its key features and benefits include:
- High-speed data transfer: The two SFP+ ports in the Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter provide high-speed data transfer, ensuring that network traffic flows smoothly and efficiently.
- Reduced network latency: The Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter is designed to reduce network latency, providing faster response times and improving network performance.
- Efficient data transfer: The Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter supports PCI-E 3.0 x8 interface for efficient data transfer, allowing data to be transferred quickly and efficiently between network devices.
- Reliable performance: The Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter is designed for reliable performance, ensuring that network traffic flows smoothly and efficiently.
- Easy installation: The Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter is easy to install, allowing network administrators to quickly integrate it into their existing IT infrastructure.
The Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter comes with a range of technical specifications that ensure its reliable and efficient performance. Some of its key technical specifications include:
- Port density: The device provides two SFP+ ports for connecting network devices.
- Data transfer rate: The device provides a data transfer rate of up to 10Gbps, allowing data to be transferred quickly and efficiently between network devices.
- Power consumption: The device consumes up to 9.9 watts of power, making it energy-efficient and cost-effective.
- Network protocols: The device supports a range of network protocols, including TCP/IP, UDP/IP, and ICMP/IP.
- Network standards: The device supports a range of network standards, including IEEE 802.3ae and IEEE 802.1Q.
- Network management: The device provides a range of network management options, including SNMP, RMON, and CLI.
Overall, the technical specifications of the Dell H54180 Ethernet Dual Port SFP+ PCI-E 3.0 X 8 10GBE Converged Network Adapter ensure its reliable and efficient performance in managing network traffic.
General Information about the Dell H54180
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# H54180
- Device Type: Network Adapter
Technical Information of Dell 2-Port Network Adapter
- Ports: 10 Gigabit SFP+ X 2
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Data Link Protocol: 10 Gige
- Interfaces: 2 X 10GB Ethernet-SFP+
- Data Transfer Rate: 10 GBPS
- Network / Transport Protocol: Tcp/ip, Udp/ip, Iscsi
- Remote Management Protocol: Snmp, Rmon
- Status Indicators: Port Transmission Speed, Link/activity
- Features: Flow Control, VLAN Support, Packet Filtering, IPv6 Support, TCP/IP Offloading, Quality Of Service (QoS), Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDQ), Ipv4 Support, Teaming Support, PXE Support, Large Send Offload (lso), Giant Send Offload (gso), Receive Side Scaling (rss), Single Root I/O Virtualization (sr-IoV), Data Center Bridging Fcoe Support, Watch Dog Timer (wdt), and Iscsi Boot
- Compliant Standards : Ieee 802.3, Ieee 802.1q, Ieee 802.1p, Ieee 802.3ad (lacp), Ieee 802.1as, Ieee 802.1qbg
About New Bulk Pack Products
A converged adapter is also referred to as a converged network adapter (CNA) or a single network interface card (NIC). Within a network, the CNA serves the combined roles of a fibre channel host bus adapter and TCP/IP Ethernet network interface card.
The role of a converged adapter is to connect servers to FC-based SANs and Ethernet-based LANs, including workstations and other hardware units. The adapter connects to the server through the PCI-e interface. Therefore, the server will send fibre channel SAN and Ethernet-based LAN to the Ethernet port on the converged adapter through the Fiber Channel over Ethernet protocol for FC-based SAN data and Ethernet protocol for traffic and data on LAN.
At the CNA level, FCoE traffic is first converted into FC and then sent to the FC-based SAN. There's no conversion for Ethernet traffic, which is directly sent to a LAN. Where a CNA is absent, servers must have at the very least two adapters. The first is an FC HBA adapter that aids in connecting the server to SAN, while the second will have a TCP/IP Ethernet NIC that facilitates the connection to the LAN.
We have a wide range of converged network adapters that will come in handy in meeting the requirements of your computer network. The use of a CNA to make the connection between servers to both SAN and LAN helps to reduce costs since it will cut back on the number of adapter cards, PCI-e slots, cables, and switch ports used within the network. As a result, a converged adapter will greatly minimize the challenge of network maintenance and administration, since there will be only a single connection and a single cable to look after.
Other benefits of converged adapters and converged networks are:
- Simplification of the typical storage and network topology
- Access to basic network interface card features and performance virtualization over NIC.
- All-in-one provision of Ethernet, iSCSI, and Fiber Channel (FC) connectivity by offloading FCoE and iSCSI hardware.
- Guaranteed data integrity
- Power saving because of fewer adapters and cables.
- Minimal impact of the overlay network
- Fewer switch ports - 1 Port, 2 Port, 4 Port
- Lower cabling requirements
- Centralized network management
- Improved quality of service
- Remote direct memory access to facilitate data acceleration
- Support for software-defined networking (SDN) programming
Converged network adapter plays a strategic role within networks and many IT setups in that they help business owners and network admins consolidate their systems, harness new and emerging technologies, and ensure efficient IT operations. CNAs will also serve as a foundation for all-inclusive progress to more powerful and sophisticated computing networks and systems. With the increased sophistication in storage, handling, and evaluation of data, CNAs as well as other network admin tools are changing the network landscape and creating intelligent and capable networks.
Besides, the converged adapters can be used with specific hardware pieces that can be used to satisfy performance standards. A CNA can be used alongside 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit to support greater performance network transmission.
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