Advanced Network Features
The 684212-B21 HPE Flexfabric 10GB 2-Port 554flb Fio Adapter offers a range of advanced network features that enable administrators to optimize network performance and security.
- Virtualization: The adapter supports virtualization technologies such as SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) and NPAR (Network Partitioning). These features enable administrators to divide the physical adapter into multiple virtual adapters, each with its own set of configuration options and security settings. This allows multiple virtual machines to share a single physical adapter while maintaining network performance and security.
- Quality of Service (QoS): The adapter supports QoS features such as traffic shaping and bandwidth allocation. These features enable administrators to prioritize network traffic based on application or user requirements, ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and network resources.
- Network Security: The adapter supports advanced network security features such as MACsec (Media Access Control Security) and Secure Boot. MACsec provides end-to-end encryption of network traffic, ensuring that data is secure as it travels across the network. Secure Boot ensures that the adapter only runs authorized firmware, protecting against unauthorized access and malicious attacks.
- Network Teaming: The adapter supports network teaming, allowing administrators to combine multiple physical adapters into a single logical adapter. This provides redundancy and load balancing, ensuring that the network remains available and performs optimally even in the event of a failure.
- Network Monitoring: The adapter supports advanced network monitoring features, including SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and RMON (Remote Monitoring). These features enable administrators to monitor network performance and identify issues before they impact users, helping to ensure optimal network uptime and performance.
Quality of Service and Traffic Management
Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic management are essential features of the 684212-B21 HPE Flexfabric 10GB 2-Port 554flb Fio Adapter. These features enable administrators to prioritize network traffic and allocate bandwidth based on application or user requirements, ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary network resources.
QoS is a mechanism that enables administrators to classify network traffic based on priority and allocate network resources accordingly. With QoS, administrators can prioritize specific types of traffic, such as voice or video, over other types of traffic, such as email or file transfers. This ensures that critical applications receive the necessary network resources and that network performance remains consistent, even during periods of high network usage.
Traffic management features enable administrators to control and optimize network traffic, ensuring that the network remains efficient and performs optimally. The adapter supports a range of traffic management features, including traffic shaping, bandwidth allocation, and load balancing. These features enable administrators to allocate network resources based on application or user requirements, ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and that the network remains available and performs optimally even during periods of high network usage.
The adapter also supports QoS and traffic management features at the virtual machine level, enabling administrators to prioritize network traffic for specific virtual machines. This allows administrators to allocate network resources based on the requirements of individual applications or virtual machines, ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and network resources.
Maintenance and Management
Maintenance and Management of the HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB FIO Adapter involves taking care of the adapter to ensure its optimal performance, reliability, and longevity. Here are some aspects of maintenance and management for the adapter:
- Firmware Updates: Regular firmware updates help to ensure the adapter stays up-to-date with the latest features and security fixes. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the HPE website and installed using the appropriate tool or utility.
- Driver Updates: Keeping the adapter's drivers updated is important to ensure compatibility with the operating system and other hardware components. HPE provides drivers for various operating systems, which can be downloaded from their website.
- Monitoring: Monitoring the adapter's performance and usage can help identify issues and optimize its operation. The HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) tool can be used to monitor the adapter and other HPE components.
- Configuration: The adapter's configuration can be managed using various tools and utilities, including HPE System Management Homepage (SMH) and HPE Intelligent Provisioning. These tools provide access to various configuration options and settings for the adapter.
- Diagnostics and Troubleshooting: In case of any issues or errors with the adapter, diagnostics and troubleshooting tools can be used to identify and resolve them. HPE provides various diagnostic tools, including HPE Insight Diagnostics and HPE Smart Storage Administrator.
- Physical Inspection: Regular physical inspection of the adapter is essential to ensure that it is free from any damage or defects. Any damaged or faulty components should be replaced promptly.
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Manufacturer Part Number: 684212-B21
- Type: Networking
- Sub-Type: 10 Gigabit
- Device Type : Network Adapter - 2 Ports
- Form Factor : Plug-In Card
- Interface (Bus) Type : Pci Express 2.0 X8
- Pci Specification Revision : Pcie 2.0
- Ports Qty : 2 Ports
- Processor : 1 - Emulex
- Ram : 128 Mb
- Connectivity Technology : Wired
- Cabling Type : Ethernet 10gbase-Kr, Ethernet 10gbase-Kx4
- Data Link Protocol : Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (Fcoe)
- Data Transfer Rate : 10 Gbps
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 2 X Network - 10gb Ethernet / 1gb Ethernet
- Compatible Slots : 1 X Flexiblelom
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