Performance and Compatibility
Performance and compatibility are critical factors to consider when selecting a network interface card for your server. The performance of a network interface card can impact the overall speed and efficiency of your network, while compatibility ensures that the card will work with your existing hardware and software.
When it comes to performance, the HP PCI Express Gigabit Fast Ethernet Server Network Interface Card delivers high-speed data transfer rates of up to 1Gbps, providing fast and reliable network connectivity. The card also supports jumbo frames, allowing for larger data payloads to be transferred with less overhead.
In terms of compatibility, the HP PCI Express Gigabit Fast Ethernet Server Network Interface Card is designed to work with a wide range of servers and operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and VMware. The card is also compatible with PCI Express x1, x4, x8, and x16 slots, providing flexibility in server configuration.
The HP PCI Express Gigabit Fast Ethernet Server Network Interface Card also supports a range of networking protocols, including TCP/IP, UDP/IP, and IPX/SPX, ensuring seamless integration with your existing network infrastructure. The card also supports VLAN tagging, allowing for network segmentation and improved security.
Fast Ethernet Server Network Interface Card
A Fast Ethernet Server Network Interface Card (NIC) is a type of network adapter that is designed to provide high-speed network connectivity for servers. Fast Ethernet is an older networking standard that provides data transfer rates of up to 100Mbps, which is ten times faster than traditional Ethernet.
A Fast Ethernet Server NIC typically connects to a server through a PCI or PCI Express slot, and provides a reliable and high-speed connection to the network. Fast Ethernet Server NICs are commonly used in small to medium-sized networks, and are often used in conjunction with switches and routers to provide fast and efficient data transfer.
Some of the key benefits of using a Fast Ethernet Server NIC include improved network performance, faster data transfer rates, and increased reliability. Fast Ethernet Server NICs can also support a range of networking protocols, such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP, and can be configured to support features such as VLAN tagging and Quality of Service (QoS).
However, Fast Ethernet is an older networking standard, and has been largely superseded by newer technologies such as Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. While Fast Ethernet Server NICs can still provide reliable network connectivity, they may not be able to keep up with the demands of modern high-speed networks.
Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Like any network device, the HP PCI Express Gigabit Fast Ethernet Server Network Interface Card may require troubleshooting and maintenance from time to time. Here are some tips and best practices for troubleshooting and maintaining the card:
- Check network cables and connections: Ensure that the network cables are properly connected and the connectors are clean and free of debris. Faulty cables and connectors can cause network issues.
- Verify network settings: Make sure that the network settings on the server and the network interface card are correct, including IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway.
- Update drivers and firmware: Keep the network interface card drivers and firmware up-to-date to ensure optimal performance and compatibility.
- Check for conflicts with other devices: Make sure that there are no conflicts with other devices on the network, such as IP address conflicts or duplicate MAC addresses.
- Use diagnostic tools: The HP PCI Express Gigabit Fast Ethernet Server Network Interface Card may come with diagnostic tools that can help troubleshoot network issues. Use these tools to identify and resolve issues.
- Monitor network performance: Monitor network performance using tools such as SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) or packet analyzers to identify network issues and performance bottlenecks.
In terms of maintenance, here are some best practices:
- Keep the network interface card clean: Dust and debris can accumulate on the card, leading to overheating and performance issues. Clean the card regularly with compressed air.
- Check for physical damage: Inspect the card for physical damage, such as bent or broken connectors, and replace the card if necessary.
- Keep the server and network infrastructure up-to-date: Make sure that the server and network infrastructure, including switches and routers, are up-to-date with the latest software and firmware updates to ensure compatibility and optimal performance.
By following these tips and best practices, you can ensure that the HP PCI Express Gigabit Fast Ethernet Server Network Interface Card is properly maintained and troubleshooted, and that your network continues to operate smoothly and efficiently.
- Manufacturer: HP
- MPN: 503746-B21
- Device Type : Network Adapter
- SKU: 503746-B21
- Form Factor : Plug-In Card - Low Profile
- Interface (Bus) Type : Pci Express X1
- Spare Part: NC112T
- Connectivity Technology : Wired
- Cabling Type : Ethernet 10base-T, Ethernet 100base-Tx, Ethernet 1000BASE-T
- Data Link Protocol : Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
- Data Transfer Rate : 1 GBPS
- Status Indicators : Link Activity, Port Transmission Speed
- Features : Auto-Negotiation, Wake On Lan (WOL)
- IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3AB, IEEE 802.1P,
- IEEE 802.3X, IEEE 802.3AD (LACP)
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 1 X Network - Rj-45
- Compatible Slots : 1 X Pci Express X1
- Processor / Memory:
- Processor : 1 X 82574l - Intel
- Ram : 32 KB
- Compliant Standards: ACPI, FCC Class B certified, UL, VCCI Class B ITE, BSMI CNS 13438 Class A, CISPR 22 Class B, EN 60950, UL 1950, VCCI-II, EN55024, EN55022 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, MIC, ACA
Software / System Requirements
- OS Required: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, SunSoft Solaris 9, SCO OpenServer 5.0.7, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, UnixWare 7.1.3, Novell NetWare 6.5, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, UnixWare 7.1.4, SunSoft Solaris 10, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition, SCO OpenServer 6
Dimensions & Weight
- Depth: 5.1 in
- Height: 2.2 in
- Environmental Parameters
- Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature: 131 °F
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