Product Overview of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
The Emulex LPE12002 Lightpulse 8GB Dual-Ports PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a high-performance storage connectivity solution designed to enable reliable data transfers between servers and storage devices. In this article, we will provide a detailed explanation of what this HBA is, its features and benefits, and how it works.
PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
The Emulex LPE12002 Lightpulse 8GB Dual-Ports PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is a type of HBA that connects servers to storage devices such as SANs (Storage Area Networks) using Fibre Channel technology. This HBA has two ports that can support data transfer rates of up to 8GB/s, making it ideal for high-bandwidth applications such as video editing, data backup, and database management.
- Dual-Ports: This HBA has two ports that can be used to connect to two separate SANs, providing redundancy and failover support.
- High-Performance: The Emulex LPE12002 HBA supports data transfer rates of up to 8GB/s, making it ideal for high-bandwidth applications.
- PCI Express 2.0 Interface: This HBA is compatible with the PCI Express 2.0 interface, which provides faster data transfer rates and improved performance.
- Virtualization Support: The Emulex LPE12002 HBA supports virtualization technologies such as VMware and Hyper-V, enabling multiple virtual machines to access storage resources simultaneously.
- Advanced Management Capabilities: The Emulex LPE12002 HBA comes with advanced management capabilities such as HBA management software and SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) support, making it easier to manage and monitor storage connectivity.
- High-Speed Data Transfers: The Emulex LPE12002 HBA supports data transfer rates of up to 8GB/s, enabling faster access to storage resources and improving application performance.
- Improved Scalability: With its dual-port design, the Emulex LPE12002 HBA provides scalability and flexibility, enabling the addition of more storage devices and servers as needed.
- Reduced Downtime: The Emulex LPE12002 HBA provides redundancy and failover support, ensuring that data access is uninterrupted in the event of a hardware failure.
- Simplified Management: The advanced management capabilities of the Emulex LPE12002 HBA make it easier to manage and monitor storage connectivity, reducing the time and effort required for administration.
General Information about the Emulex LPE12002
- Manufacturer: Emulex
- Part Number or SKU# LPE12002
- Product Type: Host Bus Adapter
Technical Information of PCI-E Adapter
- Ports/Channels: 2 x LC Fibre Channel
- Data Transfer Rate: 8.50 Gbps Fibre Channel
- Connectivity Media: Multi-mode Optical Fiber
- Host Interface: PCI-E 2.0
- Fibre Channel Class Supported: Class 3
- Fibre Channel Class Supported: Class 2
- Form Factor: Low-profile MD2
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What is A Fiber Channel?
A fiber channel (FC) is a computer networking protocol used for transferring data between one or several computer systems at extremely high speeds. The successive technology generations of fiber channels run at data rates ranging from 1-128 (gigabit per second rates).
Fiber channels were initially developed for supercomputers. However, in recent times, they are commonly used in storage networking server environments, serving as a substitute to various serial storage technologies and small computer system interfaces (SCSI), aka "Scuzzy."
Fiber Channels are the integral components for data transmission among data centers, computer servers, switches, and storage at up to 128 Gbps.
History of Fiber Channel
Fiber channel began in 1988 to consolidate the advantages of multiple physical layer applications, including HIPPI, ESCON, and Scuzzy (SCSI). It is regulated in the T11 Technical Committee of the INCITS (International Committee for Information Technology Standards). The fiber channel effectively overcame the challenges of sustaining signal timing coherence across all the data-signal cables (50 for HIPPI and 8, 16, and 32 for scuzzy). Consequently, a receiver can conclude when all the electrical signal values are stable and sound for synchronous reception sampling.
The advantages of Fiber Channel
Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) have enjoyed increased popularity over the years. Fiber channel, on the other hand, has played a vital role in this development. While SAN employs fiber channel as the transmission protocol for storage provisioning, a NAS usually uses TCP/IP as the transmission protocol, NFS, or other file sharing applications for storage provisioning. Below are some of the advantages of the fiber channel.
Native fiber drives bring about high-level reliability and data integrity. They are dual-ported as a standard feature. Arguably the critical advantage that fiber channel SANs once held and still holds is the speed. It remains as one aspect that differentiates the fiber channel SANs from those of the Ethernet.
Fiber channel remains the ideal solution for IT professionals seeking high-performance, cost-effective information storage and reliability at high speeds. Given that fiber channel is a lossless protocol, it is often rated higher than the Ethernet network. Sent frames must be received in order and not dropped by the switch. This feature, however, is sometimes absent with Ethernet.
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