Features and Benefits
The BK835A HPE 1Cn1100e 10 GBe Sfp 2Port Converged Network Adapter is a high-performance network interface card designed for use in enterprise-level servers and data centers. Here are some of its key features and benefits:
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet Speeds: The BK835A supports 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet speeds, which is ten times faster than traditional Gigabit Ethernet connections. This allows for high-speed data transfers and reduced network latency.
- Converged Network Adapter: The BK835A is a converged network adapter (CNA), which means it can handle multiple types of traffic such as storage, data, and voice/video. This reduces the number of adapters required, simplifying the network infrastructure and reducing costs.
- SFP+ Ports: The BK835A has two Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) ports, which allow for greater flexibility in connecting to different types of network cables and equipment.
- Low Power Consumption: The BK835A is designed to consume minimal power, reducing energy costs and improving the overall efficiency of the server or data center.
- High Performance: The BK835A features advanced networking offloads and hardware acceleration, which can improve network performance and reduce CPU utilization.
- Scalability: The BK835A is designed to be scalable, allowing for easy expansion of the network infrastructure as needed.
Installation and Setup
The BK835A HPE 1Cn1100e 10 GBe Sfp 2Port Converged Network Adapter is a hardware component designed to provide high-speed network connectivity to servers and other computing systems. This adapter supports both Ethernet and Fiber Channel protocols, making it a versatile option for data center and enterprise environments.
To install and set up the BK835A adapter, follow these steps:
- Turn off the server or computing system where you will install the adapter.
- Locate an available PCIe slot on the server's motherboard and remove the corresponding expansion slot cover.
- Carefully insert the BK835A adapter into the PCIe slot, making sure it is securely seated in the slot.
- If necessary, attach the SFP transceivers to the adapter's SFP ports. Use compatible SFP transceivers that support the desired network protocols and speeds.
- Turn on the server or computing system and allow it to boot up.
- Install the necessary drivers and software for the adapter. These can usually be obtained from the manufacturer's website or included with the adapter.
- Configure the adapter's settings as needed using the manufacturer's provided software. This may include setting network protocols, speeds, and other options.
- Test the adapter's connectivity and performance to ensure it is working properly.
Maintenance and Support
The BK835A HPE 1Cn1100e 10 GBe Sfp 2Port Converged Network Adapter is a high-performance network interface card designed for use in enterprise-level server environments. It provides two 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports with Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP+) interfaces, allowing for flexible connectivity to a wide range of networking equipment.
Maintenance and support for this network adapter typically includes a range of services aimed at ensuring the optimal performance, reliability, and uptime of the device. Some of the key maintenance and support services that may be offered for the BK835A HPE 1Cn1100e 10 GBe Sfp 2Port Converged Network Adapter include:
- Firmware updates: As with any network device, firmware updates are critical to ensuring that the adapter is operating at peak performance and security. Manufacturers may release firmware updates periodically to address bugs, add new features, or enhance performance.
- Diagnostic testing: In the event of any issues with the adapter, diagnostic testing may be performed to identify the root cause of the problem. This may involve running diagnostic software or performing physical tests on the device.
- Repair or replacement: If the adapter is found to be defective or damaged, it may need to be repaired or replaced. Depending on the specific terms of the maintenance and support agreement, the manufacturer may be responsible for covering the cost of repair or replacement.
- Technical support: In the event that users encounter any issues or have questions about the adapter, technical support may be available to provide assistance. This may be offered via phone, email, or live chat.
- Device Type : Network Adapter - 2 Ports
- Form Factor : Plug-In Card - Low Profile
- Interface (Bus) Type : Pci Express 2.0 X8
- Pci Specification Revision : Pcie 2.0
- Connectivity Technology : Wired
- Data Link Protocol : 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Data Transfer Rate : 10 GBPS
- Compliant Standards : IEEE 802.1q, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (Lacp), IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.3ap, IEEE 802.3az
Expansion / Connectivity
- Expansion Slot(S) : 2 (Total) / 2 (Free) X Sfp+
- Compatible Slots : 1 X Pci Express 2.0 X8
About New Bulk Pack Products
A converged adapter is also referred to as a converged network adapter (CNA) or a single network interface card (NIC). Within a network, the CNA serves the combined roles of a fibre channel host bus adapter and TCP/IP Ethernet network interface card.
The role of a converged adapter is to connect servers to FC-based SANs and Ethernet-based LANs, including workstations and other hardware units. The adapter connects to the server through the PCI-e interface. Therefore, the server will send fibre channel SAN and Ethernet-based LAN to the Ethernet port on the converged adapter through the Fiber Channel over Ethernet protocol for FC-based SAN data and Ethernet protocol for traffic and data on LAN.
At the CNA level, FCoE traffic is first converted into FC and then sent to the FC-based SAN. There's no conversion for Ethernet traffic, which is directly sent to a LAN. Where a CNA is absent, servers must have at the very least two adapters. The first is an FC HBA adapter that aids in connecting the server to SAN, while the second will have a TCP/IP Ethernet NIC that facilitates the connection to the LAN.
We have a wide range of converged network adapters that will come in handy in meeting the requirements of your computer network. The use of a CNA to make the connection between servers to both SAN and LAN helps to reduce costs since it will cut back on the number of adapter cards, PCI-e slots, cables, and switch ports used within the network. As a result, a converged adapter will greatly minimize the challenge of network maintenance and administration, since there will be only a single connection and a single cable to look after.
Other benefits of converged adapters and converged networks are:
- Simplification of the typical storage and network topology
- Access to basic network interface card features and performance virtualization over NIC.
- All-in-one provision of Ethernet, iSCSI, and Fiber Channel (FC) connectivity by offloading FCoE and iSCSI hardware.
- Guaranteed data integrity
- Power saving because of fewer adapters and cables.
- Minimal impact of the overlay network
- Fewer switch ports - 1 Port, 2 Port, 4 Port
- Lower cabling requirements
- Centralized network management
- Improved quality of service
- Remote direct memory access to facilitate data acceleration
- Support for software-defined networking (SDN) programming
Converged network adapter plays a strategic role within networks and many IT setups in that they help business owners and network admins consolidate their systems, harness new and emerging technologies, and ensure efficient IT operations. CNAs will also serve as a foundation for all-inclusive progress to more powerful and sophisticated computing networks and systems. With the increased sophistication in storage, handling, and evaluation of data, CNAs as well as other network admin tools are changing the network landscape and creating intelligent and capable networks.
Besides, the converged adapters can be used with specific hardware pieces that can be used to satisfy performance standards. A CNA can be used alongside 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit to support greater performance network transmission.
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