Product Overview of Dell QLE2764-DELL
The Dell QLE2764-DELL is a high-speed Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapter (HBA) designed to provide reliable and fast data transfer rates for data centers and enterprise-level storage environments. It is a quad-port HBA that offers four 32 Gbps FC ports, each capable of transferring data at a rate of up to 3.2 GB/s.
In this article, we will discuss the features, specifications, and benefits of the Dell QLE2764-DELL 32GB Qle2764 Quad Port PCI-E 3.0 X 16 FC Host Bus Adapter in detail.
Features and Specifications
The Dell QLE2764-DELL HBA is designed to provide high performance and reliability for demanding enterprise storage environments. It is equipped with the following features and specifications:
- Quad-Port Configuration: The HBA comes with four 32 Gbps FC ports, enabling it to provide high bandwidth and low latency connections to enterprise storage systems.
- PCIe 3.0 X16 Interface: The HBA connects to the host system via a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, which offers high-speed data transfer rates between the HBA and the host system.
- Optimized for Virtualization: The HBA is optimized for virtualization and supports N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and Virtual Fabric (VF) technologies, allowing multiple virtual machines to share a single physical HBA port.
- Efficient and Reliable: The HBA is designed for efficient and reliable performance, with features such as Receive Side Scaling (RSS) and Message Signaled Interrupts Extended (MSI-X), which help to improve network throughput and reduce CPU utilization.
- Ease of Management: The HBA can be easily managed using QLogic's SANsurfer® FC HBA Manager software, which provides a user-friendly interface for configuring and monitoring the HBA.
The Dell QLE2764-DELL HBA offers a range of benefits that make it an ideal choice for enterprise storage environments. These benefits include:
- High Performance: The HBA's quad-port configuration and 32 Gbps FC ports enable it to provide high bandwidth and low latency connections to enterprise storage systems, resulting in improved performance and faster data transfer rates.
- Improved Virtualization: The HBA's support for NPIV and VF technologies allows multiple virtual machines to share a single physical HBA port, reducing the number of HBAs required in a virtualized environment and simplifying management.
- Efficient and Reliable: The HBA's features such as RSS and MSI-X help to improve network throughput and reduce CPU utilization, resulting in more efficient and reliable performance.
- Ease of Management: The HBA can be easily managed using QLogic's SANsurfer FC HBA Manager software, which provides a user-friendly interface for configuring and monitoring the HBA, resulting in improved ease of use and management.
Overall, the Dell QLE2764-DELL 32GB Qle2764 Quad Port PCI-E 3.0 X 16 FC Host Bus Adapter is a high-performance and reliable HBA designed for enterprise storage environments. Its quad-port configuration, 32 Gbps FC ports, and support for virtualization and efficient management make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to improve their storage performance and management.
General Information about the Dell QLE2764-DELL
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# QLE2764-DELL
- Device Type: Host Bus Adapter
Technical Information of Dell Host Bus Adapter
- Data Transfer Rate: 32 GBPS
- Connectors: SFP+
- Full Height Bracket
- Bus Type: PCI-E
- Includes 4 X 32GB Gbics
- Number Of Ports: 4
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