HPE 836260-002 PCI Express Controller
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836260-002 HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR G10 SAS-12G Modular New

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836260-002 Smart Array P408i-a Gen10 Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 x8 Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS)-12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Modular Controller | Made by HPE | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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More Information for the HPE 836260-002 Smart Array Modular Controller

In the world of computer systems, storage controllers play a crucial role in managing and optimizing data storage. One such important component is the HPE Smart Array P408i-A PCI Express 3.0 X8 SAS Modular Controller, identified by the part number 836260-002. In this detailed explanation, we will explore the features, specifications, and functionalities of this controller in simple English.

Overview of the HPE Smart Array P408i-A

The HPE Smart Array P408i-A is a type of storage controller designed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). It belongs to the PCI Express 3.0 X8 interface, making it compatible with a range of servers and systems. The 'SAS' in its name stands for Serial Attached SCSI, a technology used for connecting and transferring data between devices.

Key Features
  • Modularity: The term "modular" in the controller's name indicates its flexibility in adapting to different storage configurations. It allows users to customize and expand their storage solutions based on their specific needs.
  • PCI Express 3.0 X8 Interface: The PCI Express 3.0 X8 interface ensures high-speed data transfer between the storage controller and the server's motherboard. This is essential for efficient data processing and retrieval.
  • SAS Connectivity: The controller supports SAS, a technology known for its reliability and speed in data transmission. SAS allows for the connection of multiple storage devices, forming a robust and scalable storage infrastructure.
  • HPE Smart Array Technology: HPE Smart Array technology is a set of intelligent features designed to enhance storage performance, reliability, and manageability. This includes advanced RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations for data protection and improved system uptime.
  • Data Encryption Capabilities: Security is a critical concern in the digital age. The P408i-A controller supports data encryption, providing an extra layer of protection for sensitive information.
Technical Specifications

Let's delve into the technical specifications of the HPE Smart Array P408i-A to better understand its capabilities.

  • Form Factor: The controller is designed to fit into a specific form factor. Understanding the form factor is crucial for compatibility with different server configurations.
  • Supported RAID Levels: RAID configurations are vital for data protection and performance optimization. The P408i-A supports various RAID levels, such as RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10, allowing users to choose the most suitable setup for their needs.
  • Data Transfer Rate: The data transfer rate indicates how quickly data can be moved between the controller and connected storage devices. This is a key factor in assessing the overall performance of the storage solution.
  • Compatibility: It's essential to ensure that the controller is compatible with the server or system where it will be installed. This includes checking for compatibility with specific server models and operating systems.
Use Cases

Understanding the potential use cases for the HPE Smart Array P408i-A is essential for making informed decisions about its implementation. Here are some common scenarios where this controller excels:

  • Enterprise Storage Solutions: For large enterprises with extensive data storage needs, the P408i-A offers a scalable and reliable solution. Its modularity and support for advanced RAID configurations make it suitable for complex storage environments.
  • Data Centers: In data center environments where performance and reliability are paramount, the P408i-A can play a crucial role. Its high-speed interface and support for SAS connectivity make it a valuable asset in data-intensive operations.
  • Security-Critical Applications: The controller's data encryption capabilities make it well-suited for applications that require an extra layer of security. Industries such as finance, healthcare, and government, where data confidentiality is a top priority, can benefit from this feature.
Performance and Throughput of the Controller

The 836260-002 HPE Smart Array P408i-A PCI Express 3.0 X8 SAS Modular Controller is a high-performance RAID controller designed for HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. It offers a significant improvement in performance and throughput over its predecessor, the Smart Array P440ar controller.

The P408i-A controller supports up to 2GB DDR3 cache memory and 12Gb/s SAS interface. It can connect to up to 24 SAS or SATA drives and supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60. It also features advanced data protection and management features, such as SmartSSD Wear Gauge, SmartCache, and HPE Secure Encryption.

In terms of performance, the P408i-A controller can deliver up to 1.2 million IOPS and a maximum sustained throughput of 6.4 GB/s. This makes it ideal for demanding applications that require high-performance and low-latency storage solutions. It also supports the HPE Smart Storage Battery, which provides up to 96% faster controller cache writing performance compared to the previous generation.

Compatibility with Operating Systems and Applications

The 836260-002 HPE Smart Array P408i-A PCI Express 3.0 X8 SAS Modular Controller is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • VMware ESXi 5.5
  • VMware ESXi 6.0
  • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • VMware ESXi 6.7

This controller is also compatible with various applications and software, including HPE Smart Storage Administrator, HPE Systems Insight Manager, HPE OneView, and HPE ProLiant Service Pack.

It is always recommended to consult the server and controller's technical specifications to ensure compatibility with the desired operating system and applications.

General Information about this HPE 836260-002
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 836260-002
  • Product Type: SAS Controller
  • Product Name: Controller
Technical Specifications
  • Device Type: Storage Controller (RAID) - Plug-in Card
  • Host Bus: PCI Express 3.0 x8 Lane Width
  • Data Transfer Rate: 12Gb/s SAS per lane; 6Gb/s SATA per lane; PCI Express 3.0 x8 lane width
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 12Gb/s
  • Form Factor: Type-a Modular Controller
  • Ports (Internal): 8 SAS lanes across 2 x4 Mini-SAS ports
  • Cache (Buffer): 2 GB Flash-Backed Write Cache
  • Supported Devices: Hard Drive, Disk Array (RAID)
  • Servers Supported: HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10; HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10; HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10; HPE ProLiant XL450 Gen10
  • Additional Features: HPE Smart Array SR Secure Encryption (optional license); HPE Smart Array SR SmartCache (optional license)
  • Certifications: FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Implementation Under Test with expected validation in 2018
  • Channel Qty: 8
  • SATA Speed: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM, 10 ADM
  • RAID Level: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, RAID 1 ADM, RAID 10 ADM
  • Maximum LUNs: 64
Expansion & Connectivity
  • Interfaces: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 12Gb/s (internal)
Miscellaneous
  • Compliant Standards: FIPS 140-2 Level 1
Software / System Requirements
  • OS Required: Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Oracle Solaris, Citrix XenServer, Oracle Linux, ClearOS, VMware vSphere (ESXi), Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Server
Compatibility Information
  • Designed for HPE ProLiant DL Series: DL360 Gen10, DL360 Gen10 Base, DL360 Gen10 Entry, DL360 Gen10 High Performance, DL360 Gen10 Low, DL360 Gen10 Performance, DL380 Gen10, DL380 Gen10 Base, DL380 Gen10 Entry, DL380 Gen10 High Performance, DL380 Gen10 Performance Servers
  • Designed for HPE ProLiant XL Series: XL450 Gen10 Server

In short, the HPE Smart Array P408i-A PCI Express 3.0 X8 SAS Modular Controller, with its modularity, high-speed interface, and advanced features, stands as a robust solution for diverse storage needs. Whether deployed in enterprise environments, data centers, or security-critical applications, this controller offers the performance, scalability, and security required in today's dynamic IT landscape. Understanding its features, technical specifications, installation process, use cases, and maintenance procedures is key to unlocking the full potential of this storage controller in optimizing data storage and retrieval for modern computing systems.

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