Hardware and Software Requirements
Hardware and software requirements are an essential aspect to consider before installing any hardware or software. The HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter has specific hardware and software requirements that must be met to ensure that the adapter works efficiently and effectively. Below is a detailed explanation of the hardware and software requirements for the HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter.
- PCIe Slot: The HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter requires a PCIe x8 or x16 slot for installation. The adapter is not compatible with PCIe x1 or x4 slots.
- Server: The adapter is designed to work with servers that have at least one free PCIe x8 or x16 slot.
- Power Supply: The server must have an adequate power supply to support the adapter.
- Operating System: The server must have an operating system that is compatible with the adapter.
- Driver: The server must have the appropriate driver for the adapter. The driver can be downloaded from the HP website or included in the software package that comes with the adapter.
- Firmware: The adapter requires firmware to function correctly. Ensure that the firmware is up to date before installing the adapter.
- Network Management Software: The adapter is compatible with various network management software, including HP Systems Insight Manager, HP Network Node Manager, and HP Onboard Administrator. Ensure that the server has the appropriate network management software installed.
Installation and Configuration
Installation and configuration of the HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter requires a few steps. This guide will explain the installation and configuration process in detail.
- Prepare the Server Before installing the adapter, ensure that the server is turned off and unplugged from the power source. Open the server chassis and locate an available PCIe x8 or x16 slot.
- Install the Adapter Carefully insert the adapter into the PCIe slot, ensuring that it is securely fastened to the slot. Secure the adapter bracket with a screw.
- Power on the Server Plug in the power cord and turn on the server.
- Install the Driver Once the server has started up, insert the installation CD that came with the adapter or download the latest driver from the HP website. Follow the installation instructions to install the driver.
- Configure the Adapter Once the driver is installed, the adapter needs to be configured to work with the network. Follow these steps to configure the adapter:
- Launch the HP Network Configuration Utility (NCU) by clicking on Start > All Programs > HP > HP Network Configuration Utility.
- In the NCU window, select the adapter that you want to configure.
- Configure the adapter's settings, such as IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS server, and VLAN settings.
- Save the settings and exit the NCU.
- Test the Adapter After configuring the adapter, verify that it is working correctly by performing a test. Connect the adapter to the network and test its connectivity. You can use ping or another network diagnostic tool to verify that the adapter is communicating with the network.
- Update Firmware Periodically check for firmware updates for the adapter and install them to ensure the adapter is functioning efficiently.
Performance and Scalability
The HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter is designed to provide high-speed connectivity and improved network performance in data center environments. The performance and scalability of the adapter depend on various factors, including the network environment, server hardware, and workload. This guide will explain the performance and scalability of the HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter in detail.
Performance: The HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter is designed to deliver high-performance connectivity to servers in data centers. The adapter provides a 10 GbE Ethernet connection with support for various protocols, including TCP/IP, iSCSI, FCoE, and RDMA. The adapter's performance can be measured using several metrics, including throughput, latency, and CPU utilization.
Throughput is the amount of data that the adapter can transmit and receive per second. The HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter can deliver up to 20 Gbps of bi-directional throughput.
Latency is the time it takes for a data packet to travel from the source to the destination. The HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter has low latency, which is essential in real-time applications such as voice and video conferencing.
CPU utilization refers to the amount of processing power used by the adapter to handle network traffic. The HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter has a low CPU utilization rate, which reduces the load on the server's CPU.
Scalability: The HP 10GB StorageWorks CN1000E 2-Port Converged Network Adapter is scalable, which means it can handle an increasing amount of network traffic as demand grows. The adapter's scalability can be measured using several metrics, including the number of supported virtual machines, the number of supported network interfaces, and the adapter's support for load balancing.
The adapter can support multiple virtual machines (VMs) with high-speed network connectivity, making it an ideal solution for virtualized environments. The adapter's support for various protocols, including iSCSI, FCoE, and RDMA, allows it to handle a wide range of workloads.
The adapter's support for load balancing ensures that network traffic is distributed evenly across multiple network interfaces, reducing the load on each interface and improving performance. The adapter also supports teaming, which allows multiple adapters to be configured as a single logical adapter, further improving scalability.
Main Specification about the HPE 595325-001
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Part Number or SKU # 595325-001
- Device Type:Network Adapter
- Connectivity Technology : Wired
- Features : Auto-Negotiation
Expansion / Connectivity
- Expansion Slots Total (Free) : 2 ( 2 ) X Sfp+
- Compatible Slots : 1 X Pci Express 2.0 X8
Software / System Requirements
- Supported Operating System: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, VMware v4.0, RHEL 5, x86, x64, SLES 10, x86, x64, SLES 11, x86, x64
- Width: 10.30 inch (262 mm)
- Depth: 7.50 inch (190 mm)
- Height: 2.50 inch (58 mm)
- Operating Temperature: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)
- Non-Operating Temperature: -40° to 73°C (-40° to 158°F)
- Operating Humidity: 15% to 80% relative, non-condensing
- HP ProLiant DL Series: DL120 (Gen5), DL160 (Gen5, Gen6), DL165 (Gen5, Gen6), DL180 (Gen5, Gen6), DL185 (Gen5), DL320 (G5p, Gen6), DL360 (Gen5, Gen6), DL365 (Gen5), DL380 (Gen5, Gen6), DL385 (G5p, Gen6), DL580 (Gen5), DL585 (Gen5, Gen6), DL785 (Gen5, Gen6)
- HP ProLiant ML Series: ML350 (Gen6), ML370 (Gen6)
- FCoE Converged Network Switches Supported: HP 2408 FCoE Switch, HP Nexus 5000 FCoE Switches, HP 10/24 FCoE Blade for DC SAN Directors
- Supported Array Platforms: EVA4000, EVA4100, EVA4400, EVA6000, EVA6100, EVA6400, EVA8000, EVA8100, EVA8400, MSA2000fc, MSA2000fc G2
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