Features and Benefits of the Dell QLE2694-DELL Qlogic 16GB
The Dell QLE2694-DELL Qlogic 16GB Quad Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is a high-performance network interface card designed for storage area networks (SANs) that use Fibre Channel connectivity. Here are some of its key features and benefits:
- Quad Port Design: The QLE2694-DELL has four Fibre Channel ports, providing increased connectivity and flexibility for SAN environments.
- High Performance: The adapter delivers up to 1.2 million IOPS and up to 16 Gbps of data throughput per port, providing fast and reliable connectivity between the host system and the Fibre Channel storage devices.
- PCIe Gen3 x8 Interface: The QLE2694-DELL supports PCIe Gen3 x8 interface, providing high-speed connectivity between the adapter and the host system.
- Fibre Channel Protocols: The adapter supports various Fibre Channel protocols, including FCP, FC-TAPE, FC-AL, FC-FLA, and FC-FS, allowing it to work with a wide range of SAN environments.
- Firmware Upgradeable: The QLE2694-DELL's firmware can be upgraded to the latest version, ensuring compatibility with the latest Fibre Channel standards.
- Increased Connectivity: The quad port design of the QLE2694-DELL provides increased connectivity and flexibility for SAN environments, allowing for greater scalability and expansion.
- High Performance: The adapter's high performance allows for fast and efficient storage access, improving application performance and reducing latency.
- Compatibility: The QLE2694-DELL's support for various Fibre Channel protocols and its compatibility with a wide range of Fibre Channel switches and storage arrays ensure interoperability and compatibility with most SAN environments.
- Reliability: The adapter's firmware upgradeability and its compatibility with Dell PowerEdge servers provide a high level of reliability and ease of management for Dell server environments.
- Cost-Effective: The QLE2694-DELL's quad port design and high performance provide a cost-effective solution for SAN environments that require high-speed connectivity and scalability.
Configuration of the Dell QLE2694-DELL Qlogic 16GB HBA
The Dell QLE2694-DELL Qlogic 16GB Quad Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is a high-performance network interface card designed for storage area networks (SANs) that use Fibre Channel connectivity. Here are some details on its configuration:
- Install the HBA: Turn off your computer and unplug it from the power source. Open the computer case and locate an available PCIe 3.0 x8 slot on the motherboard. Remove the protective bracket from the QLE2694-DELL HBA and align it with the PCIe slot. Gently push the card into the slot until it is securely seated. Secure the card to the chassis using the provided screw. Close the computer case and plug it back into the power source.
- Install drivers: Once the HBA is installed, you need to install the drivers for your operating system. The drivers can be downloaded from the Dell website or the QLogic website. Follow the instructions provided with the driver package to install the drivers.
- Configure the HBA: Once the drivers are installed, you can configure the HBA using the management software provided by the manufacturer. The software allows you to configure the HBA settings, such as port speed, WWN (World Wide Name), and other parameters. You can also monitor the HBA status, performance, and other metrics using the management software.
- Connect to Fibre Channel network: Once the HBA is installed and configured, you can connect it to your Fibre Channel network. To do this, you need to connect the HBA ports to the Fibre Channel switch using Fibre Channel cables. Make sure that the cables are connected securely and that the switch and the HBA are configured to communicate with each other.
- Configure storage devices: Once the HBA is connected to the Fibre Channel network, you need to configure your storage devices to work with the HBA. This may involve configuring the storage device settings, such as LUN (Logical Unit Number) masking, zoning, and other parameters. You can configure the storage devices using the management software provided by the storage array manufacturer.
Compatibility with Fibre Channel Switches for the Dell QLE2694-DELL
The Dell QLE2694-DELL Qlogic 16GB Quad Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is a high-performance network interface card designed for storage area networks (SANs) that use Fibre Channel connectivity. Here is some information on its compatibility:
The Dell QLE2694-DELL HBA is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, VMware, and Solaris. However, it is important to ensure that your operating system is compatible with the specific driver version for the QLE2694-DELL HBA. You can check the compatibility of the QLE2694-DELL with your operating system by consulting the manufacturer's documentation or by contacting their support team.
The Dell QLE2694-DELL HBA supports PCIe 3.0 x8 interface and is compatible with PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 1.0 slots. However, the maximum throughput of the card will be limited to the maximum speed of the PCIe slot. It is important to ensure that your system has an available PCIe 3.0 x8 slot before installing the QLE2694-DELL HBA.
Fibre Channel Compatibility:
The Dell QLE2694-DELL HBA is compatible with both 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps Fibre Channel storage devices and supports various Fibre Channel protocols, including FCP, FC-TAPE, FC-AL, FC-FLA, and FC-FS. It is important to ensure that your Fibre Channel storage devices and switches are compatible with the QLE2694-DELL HBA before installation. You can check the compatibility of the QLE2694-DELL with your Fibre Channel storage devices and switches by consulting the manufacturer's documentation or by contacting their support team.
General Information about this Dell QLE2694-DELL
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# QLE2694-DELL
- Device Type: Host Bus Adapter
- Form Factor: Plug-in Card
- Interface (bus) Type: PCI-E 3.0 X8
- PCI Specification Revision: PCI-E 3.1
Technical Information for Dell PCI-E Adapter
- Ports: 16GB Fibre Channel X 4
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Data Link Protocol: 16GB Fibre Channel
- Fibre 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
- Features: Quality Of Service (qos), Uefi Support, Bios Support, Transparent (n_port Id Virtualization - NPIV) Mode Support, Extended Message-signaled Interrupts (MSI-X)
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