Installation and Configuration
The installation and configuration process for the 376160-B21 HP InfiniBand 4X NC571C 2Ports 10GBPS PCI-E Network Adapter can be broken down into the following steps:
- Check compatibility and requirements: Before starting the installation process, it's important to ensure that the network adapter is compatible with the server or workstation being used, and that the necessary hardware and software requirements are met. The adapter requires a PCI Express x8 slot, and the server or workstation should have the necessary drivers and firmware installed.
- Install the network adapter: The network adapter should be installed into an available PCI Express x8 slot on the server or workstation. Before installing the adapter, ensure that the power to the server or workstation is turned off and unplugged. Once the adapter is installed, connect the network cables to the appropriate ports on the adapter.
- Install the drivers: Once the network adapter is physically installed, the necessary drivers must be installed. The drivers can be downloaded from the HP website and should be installed according to the instructions provided. After the drivers are installed, restart the server or workstation.
- Configure the network adapter: After the drivers are installed, the network adapter should be configured for use on the network. This includes setting the appropriate IP addresses, subnet masks, and default gateway. It's important to ensure that the settings are correct and match the network configuration.
- Test the network adapter: After the network adapter is configured, it's important to test its connectivity and performance. This can be done using various network testing tools, such as ping, tracert, and iperf. These tools can help identify any issues with the network adapter or the network configuration.
- Configure additional features: The network adapter may include additional features, such as Quality of Service (QoS) or jumbo frames, that can be configured for improved network performance. These features can be configured using the appropriate software or management tools.
Operating Systems and Management
The 376160-B21 HP InfiniBand 4X NC571C 2Ports 10GBPS PCI-E Network Adapter is compatible with a range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and VMware. This makes it a versatile choice for enterprise-level networks using different operating systems.
In addition to operating system compatibility, the network adapter is also compatible with various management and monitoring tools, including HP Systems Insight Manager, HP Insight Control, and SNMP. These tools allow for remote management and monitoring of the network adapter, which can help improve network performance and reliability.
HP Systems Insight Manager is a management tool that enables remote monitoring and management of servers, storage, and networking devices. It allows users to proactively manage and troubleshoot network issues before they become critical. The tool provides real-time alerts and notifications, so that users can quickly address any issues that arise.
HP Insight Control is another management tool that provides a centralized view of all IT assets, including servers, storage, and networking devices. It enables users to manage multiple servers and devices from a single console, simplifying IT management and reducing the time required for routine tasks.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a protocol used to manage and monitor network devices. The 376160-B21 HP InfiniBand network adapter supports SNMP, which allows it to be managed and monitored by SNMP-based management software. This provides administrators with a wide range of monitoring and management capabilities, including the ability to view device status, track performance, and manage configurations.
To maximize connectivity with the 376160-B21 HP InfiniBand 4X NC571C 2Ports 10GBPS PCI-E Network Adapter, there are several things that can be done:
- Use multiple adapters: The network adapter supports multiple adapters, which can be used to increase connectivity and bandwidth. By using multiple adapters, network traffic can be distributed across multiple network links, reducing network congestion and improving overall network performance.
- Use high-speed switches: To maximize connectivity, it's important to use high-speed switches that can handle the bandwidth requirements of the network. This can help ensure that the network adapter is not a bottleneck for network traffic.
- Use high-quality cables: High-quality cables can help improve connectivity and reduce the risk of signal interference or loss. It's important to use cables that are appropriate for the network speed and distance, and that are properly shielded.
- Configure the network adapter for maximum performance: The network adapter can be configured for maximum performance, using features such as jumbo frames, Quality of Service (QoS), and flow control. These features can help optimize network traffic and reduce latency, improving overall network performance.
- Monitor network performance: It's important to monitor network performance to identify and address any issues that may arise. This can be done using monitoring and management tools, such as SNMP or HP Systems Insight Manager, to track network performance and identify any bottlenecks or issues with the network.
By following these steps, it's possible to maximize connectivity with the 376160-B21 HP InfiniBand network adapter, ensuring that it provides the necessary bandwidth and performance for the network. This can help improve network performance, reduce latency, and ensure that the network runs smoothly and efficiently.
Detail Information about this HP 376160-B21
- Manufacturer: HP
- Model Number or SKU# 376160-B21
- Product Type: Network Adapter
Interfaces / Ports for Dual Ports Adapter
Technical Information of 10GBPS Network Adapter
- Data Transfer Rate: 10GBPS
- Form Factor: Plug-in Card
- Interface: PCI-E X8
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Data Link Protocol: InfiniBand
- Height: 2.5Inch
- Width: 6.6Inch
- HPE ProLiant DL Series: DL140 Gen2, DL145 Gen2, DL320 Gen3, DL360 Gen4, DL360 Gen4p, DL380 Gen4, DL380 Gen4 High Performance, DL385, DL580 Gen3, DL585
A network adapter also called a network interface card is a plug-in card that serves to allow computers to both transmit and receive data on a local network. It is a component of a computer's internal hardware that facilitates communication over a network.
In a more current context, network adapters will refer to an Ethernet adapter where the Ethernet circuitry is built into motherboards of the latest desktops and laptop computers. Other times, a network adapter may also refer to a wireless (Wi-Fi) adapter.
In all instances, the adapter allows a computer to connect with another computer, a server, or other networking devices through a LAN connection. The use of a network adapter is not limited to wired connections as it is used for wireless networks. The adapters for wired networks come with an RJ-45 port that may use either the twisted or untwisted pair cables for network connectivity. For the wireless adapters, the network connection is facilitated through a built-in antenna or an externally connected antenna. Both the wired and wireless network adapters support the popular LAN protocols including TCP/IP. We have 1-port, 2-port, 4-port, 6-port, 8-port, and 16-port options that support speeds of 10, 25, 40, or even 100 Gigabits.
The plug-in network interface cards (NICs) are normally used in high-performance machines especially if a faster Ethernet standard is relatively new and available but is yet to become mainstream. In fact, the major difference between network adapters lies in the network protocol it supports.
We have the different types of network adapters necessary for building computer-to-computer networks that don't have a switch or hub. All the network adapters are fairly inexpensive and readily adaptable to different applications within a network. Some of the common types available are:
Network adapters common types
- Desktop Network Interface Card: This adapter is usually connected to a PCI or PCIe slot, whichever is available on the motherboard of your desktop computer. You will need to open your computer's case and it, therefore, presents the most difficult installation method. The PCIe slot is generally found in new computers.
- PC Card or PCMCIA Card: PCMCIA is the abbreviation for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The name has undergone changes over time to be referred to as a PC Card or ExpressCard. For dimensions, the PC card is almost similar in size to a credit card but is significantly thicker. The PC card is connected to a PC or PCMCIA card slot in your desktop computer or laptop computer.
- USB adapter: This network adapter is typically a small device, similar to a thumb drive, with a USB interface. Installation is easy and straightforward since it is plugged into the USB port of your desktop or laptop computer or other network devices that have a USB port.
- Wireless game adapters also referred to as media adapters, are connected to older game consoles and home entertainment devices so as to act as a bridge to Wi-Fi capability. They help expand functionality on these entertainment devices through connections to the internet.
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