Management and Configuration Options
The Dell LPE31000-M6-D 1 Port PCI-E 16GFC Short Wave Optical LC SFP+ HBA is a high-performance Fibre Channel host bus adapter that enables the connection of servers to Fibre Channel SANs (Storage Area Networks).
Here are some management and configuration options for the Dell LPE31000-M6-D:
- Driver Installation: Before using the HBA, it is essential to install the appropriate driver for the operating system you are using. The driver can be downloaded from Dell's website or included in the operating system.
- Firmware Update: To ensure optimal performance, Dell periodically releases firmware updates for the HBA. You can download the latest firmware from the Dell website and follow the instructions to update the HBA's firmware.
- HBA BIOS Configuration: The HBA BIOS can be accessed during the server's boot process to configure various settings, such as the boot device order and the HBA's boot parameters.
- Management Software: Dell provides management software, such as the Dell OpenManage Storage Management (OMSM) software, which allows you to manage multiple HBAs from a single console. This software provides features such as monitoring the HBA's performance, setting up alerts, and managing firmware updates.
- Fibre Channel Topology: The HBA can be configured to operate in various Fibre Channel topologies, including point-to-point, loop, and switched fabric. You should consult the Fibre Channel switch documentation to determine the best topology for your environment.
- Multipathing: Multipathing enables redundant paths to storage devices, providing failover protection and increased bandwidth. The HBA can be configured to work with multipathing software such as Dell EMC PowerPath or Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO).
- Security: The HBA supports various security features, including Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP), which provides secure communication between the HBA and the Fibre Channel switch, and role-based access control (RBAC), which restricts access to specific HBA features based on user roles.
- Performance Tuning: The HBA's performance can be tuned by adjusting parameters such as queue depth, interrupt coalescing, and I/O request size. You should consult the HBA documentation or contact Dell support for guidance on performance tuning.
The Dell LPE31000-M6-D 1 Port PCI-E 16GFC Short Wave Optical LC SFP+ HBA (Host Bus Adapter) is a high-performance storage adapter designed for use in enterprise data centers. Here are some key performance characteristics of this adapter:
- Port Type: The Dell LPE31000-M6-D features one 16GFC (Fibre Channel) port, which supports short wave optical LC SFP+ transceivers.
- Data Transfer Rate: The adapter supports data transfer rates of up to 16 Gbps (Gigabits per second), which makes it suitable for high-bandwidth storage applications.
- PCI-E Interface: The adapter uses a PCI Express (PCI-E) 3.0 interface, which provides high-speed connectivity to the server.
- Form Factor: The Dell LPE31000-M6-D has a low-profile form factor, which makes it suitable for installation in servers with limited space.
- Operating System Support: The adapter is compatible with a range of operating systems, including Windows Server, Linux, and VMware ESXi.
- Scalability: The adapter supports N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), which allows multiple virtual machines (VMs) to share a single physical Fibre Channel port. This feature enables increased scalability and flexibility in virtualized environments.
- Reliability: The Dell LPE31000-M6-D features advanced error-checking and correction (ECC) and data integrity features, which help to ensure data reliability and reduce the risk of data loss.
- Power Consumption: The adapter is designed to operate with low power consumption, which makes it energy-efficient and helps to reduce operational costs.
Compatibility Information for Dell LPE31000-M6-D HBA
The Dell LPE31000-M6-D is a 1-port PCI-E 16GFC short wave optical LC SFP+ HBA that is designed to provide high-speed connectivity between servers and storage devices. This HBA is compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, VMware, and Solaris.
Here are some compatibility details for the Dell LPE31000-M6-D:
- Operating Systems:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 and later (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2012 and later (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Linux RHEL 5.x, 6.x, and 7.x (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Linux SLES 10 SP4, SLES 11 SP3 and SLES 12 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- VMware ESXi 5.0 and later
- Solaris 11.x (SPARC and x86)
- Dell Servers:
- The Dell LPE31000-M6-D HBA is compatible with Dell PowerEdge servers that have a PCI Express 2.0 slot or higher.
- Storage Systems:
- The Dell LPE31000-M6-D HBA is compatible with a wide range of storage systems that support 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel.
It's important to note that compatibility can vary based on the specific configuration of the server, storage device, and operating system. Before purchasing the Dell LPE31000-M6-D HBA, it's recommended to check the compatibility with your specific hardware and software environment.
General Information about this Dell LPE31000-M6-D
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# LPE31000-M6-D
- Product Name : Host Bus Adapter
- Product Type : Controller
Technical Information of Dell 1 Ports Converged Network Adapter
- Physical Dimensions: Short, Low Profile PCI-E Card, 167.64mm X 68.91mm (6.60 inch X 2.71 inch)
- Ports: 1
- Optics: Short Wave Lasers With LC Type Connector Optics
- Host Bus Type: PCI-E Gen3 X8
- I/o Controller Xe501
- Cable Support 100m At 32GB On 50/125 Micrometre Om4 Mmf, 20m At 32GB On 50/125 Micrometre Om2 Mmf, 70m At 32GB On 50/125 Micrometre Om3 Mmf, Operating At 32GB.
- Optical Data Rates: 14.025 GBPS (1600MBPS), 8.5 GBPS (800MBPS), 4.25 GBPS (400 MBPS) (auto-detected)
- Hardware Environment Powerpc, Sparc, Intel X86, X64
- Operating Humidity 5% To 95% Non-condensing
- Storage Temperature -20° To 85°C (-4° To 185°F)
- Os Support Additional Support Is Available From OEMS And Partners, Oracle Solaris, SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server, Vmware Vsphere
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