Product Overview of HP QW972A
The HP QW972A StoreFabric 16Gbps 2 Port PCIE Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a high-performance connectivity solution that allows servers to connect to Fibre Channel networks. In this article, we will discuss the features, benefits, and specifications of this HBA in detail.
Host Bus Adapter
An HBA is a hardware device that allows a computer to connect to a Fibre Channel network. It is usually installed in a server, and it allows the server to access storage devices such as disks or tape drives that are connected to the network. The HBA acts as an interface between the server and the Fibre Channel network, allowing data to be transmitted between the two.
The HP QW972A StoreFabric 16Gbps 2 Port PCIE Fibre Channel HBA has several features that make it a reliable and high-performance connectivity solution.
- High-Speed Connectivity: The HBA supports data transfer rates of up to 16Gbps, allowing for high-speed connectivity to storage devices on the network.
- Dual-Port Connectivity: The HBA has two ports, allowing for redundant connectivity to the network. This ensures that even if one port fails, the server can still access storage devices on the network through the other port.
- Low-Profile Design: The HBA has a low-profile design, making it suitable for use in servers with limited space.
- Easy Installation: The HBA can be easily installed in a server using a PCIE slot.
- Compatibility: The HBA is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and VMware.
- Improved Performance: The high-speed connectivity of the HBA allows for faster data transfer rates between the server and storage devices on the network, improving overall system performance.
- Redundancy: The dual-port connectivity of the HBA ensures that even if one port fails, the server can still access storage devices on the network through the other port. This provides an added layer of redundancy and ensures high availability of data.
- Easy Installation: The HBA can be easily installed in a server using a PCIE slot, making it a simple and hassle-free connectivity solution.
- Compatibility: The HBA is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, making it a versatile solution for server connectivity.
Overall, the HP QW972A StoreFabric 16Gbps 2 Port PCIE Fibre Channel HBA is a high-performance and reliable connectivity solution for servers that need to connect to Fibre Channel networks. Its high-speed connectivity, dual-port redundancy, low-profile design, easy installation, and compatibility with a wide range of operating systems make it a versatile solution for server connectivity.
Detail Information about this HP QW972A
- Manufacturer: HP
- Part Number or SKU# QW972A
- Spare Part Number: 699765-001
- Type: Controller
- Controller Type: Host Bus Adapter
- Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express x4
Key Features of Host Bus Adapter
- Device Type: Fibre Channel
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Data Link Protocol: 16GB Fibre Channel (SW)
- Media: Multi-mode Optic (SFP+)
- Auto-negotiation: 16/8/4 GBPS
- Features: Dual Channel Auto-negotiation
Expansion / Connectivity for Network Adapter
- Interfaces: 2 x 16GB Fibre Channel (Short Wave) - LC multi-mode x 2
- Slot Type Supported: PCI Express 3.0 to Fibre Channel
- Connector: Short wave laser with LC type connector
- PCIe Connector: PCIe 3.0 x8
- Brackets: Shipped with both half-height and full-height brackets
Dimensions & Weight of PCIE Adapter
- Width: 0.63 inch
- Depth: 6.63 inch
- Height: 4.70 inch
- Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature: 131 °F
- Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
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