Advanced Features and Technologies for Fibre Channel HBA
The HP 81E 8GBPS Single Port PCI Express Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (part number 697889-001) is a Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) that provides a high-performance, reliable connection to Fibre Channel storage systems. Some of the advanced features and technologies of this HBA include:
- 8 Gbps data transfer rate: This allows for fast data transfer between the host computer and the storage system.
- PCI Express 2.0 interface: This provides high-speed connectivity between the HBA and the host computer.
- Support for advanced features such as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel routing.
- Advanced diagnostic and monitoring capabilities: This allows for easy troubleshooting and monitoring of the HBA's performance.
- Support for multiple operating systems: This HBA is compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and VMware.
- Advanced security features: The HBA supports advanced security features like Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) and Fibre Channel Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) that provide data protection and secure communication.
- Low profile form factor: This HBA has a low profile form factor that allows it to be installed in a wide range of systems, including those with limited space.
Installation and Configuration of PCI Express Adapter
- Insert the 697889-001 HP 81E 8GBPS Single Port PCI Express Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter into an available PCI Express slot on the server.
- Power on the server and boot into the operating system.
- Install the appropriate driver for the 697889-001 HP 81E 8GBPS Single Port PCI Express Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter. The driver can be found on the HP website or on the included driver CD.
- Once the driver is installed, open the Fibre Channel HBA configuration utility. This can usually be found in the system tray or in the device manager.
- Configure the Fibre Channel HBA by specifying the WWN (World Wide Name) and the target IDs for the Fibre Channel devices that the HBA will be connecting to.
- Verify that the Fibre Channel HBA is recognized by the operating system and that the Fibre Channel devices are also recognized.
- Configure any additional software or utilities that may be required for the Fibre Channel devices, such as volume managers or file systems.
- Test the connection between the server and the Fibre Channel devices by performing a read/write test or by attempting to access the devices from the server.
- Once the connection is verified, the 697889-001 HP 81E 8GBPS Single Port PCI Express Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is fully installed and configured for use.
Compatibility and System Requirements
- Compatible with HP ProLiant servers and blades that have a PCI Express slot
- Compatible with Microsoft Windows Server, VMware, Linux, and other operating systems that support Fibre Channel host bus adapters
- PCI Express slot
- 8GBPS Fibre Channel switch or SAN
- Fibre Channel cable (SFP+ or SFP28)
- Software and drivers for the operating system being used
- Administrator privileges for installation and configuration
- Minimum of 512MB of memory for optimal performance.
General Information about this HP 697889-001
- Manufacturer : HP
- MPN : 697889-001
- Type : Controller
- Sub-Type : Fibre Channel
- Form Factor: Low Profile
- Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express X8
- Pci Specification Revision: PCIE 2.0
- Data Transfer Rate: 8GBps Fibre Channel
- Connectivity Media: Multi-Mode
Array Platforms Supported
- Eva4x00, Eva6x00, Eva8x00, Xp128/Xp1024, Xp10000/Xp12000, Xp20000/Xp24000, P9500, Msa1000/Msa1500, Msa2000fc, P2000 G3
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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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