HPE C8R38A Controller Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
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C8R38A HPE Storefabric Sn1100e 16GB Single Port PCI-E-3 Bulk

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C8R38A HPE Storefabric Sn1100e 16GB Single Port PCI-E-3 Fibre Host Bus Adapter. New Bulk Pack.
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Easy Management and Monitoring with HPE Smart Tools

The C8R38A HPE StoreFabric SN1100E 16GB Single Port PCI-E-3 Fibre Host Bus Adapter is designed to be easy to manage and monitor. The adapter provides advanced features and functionalities to simplify storage management, monitoring and troubleshooting tasks.

Easy Management:

  • The adapter supports HPE Systems Management tools, including HP Systems Manager, HPE OneView, and HPE Insight Remote Support. These tools provide centralized and automated management of the adapter and its related storage components, reducing the complexity and time required to manage the storage infrastructure.
  • The adapter supports the HPE Driver and Management software, providing a comprehensive set of tools to manage and monitor the adapter. The software provides real-time performance monitoring, event tracking and management, and software upgrades and updates.

Easy Monitoring:

  • The adapter provides advanced diagnostics and performance monitoring capabilities, enabling real-time monitoring of the adapter's health and performance. This helps to identify and resolve any potential issues before they become critical, ensuring the reliability and uptime of mission-critical applications.
  • The adapter supports HPE Systems Management tools, including HPE Systems Manager, HPE OneView, and HPE Insight Remote Support, which provide centralized and real-time monitoring of the adapter and its related storage components.

Integration with HPE Storage Solutions

The C8R38A HPE StoreFabric SN1100E 16GB Single Port PCI-E-3 Fibre Host Bus Adapter can be integrated with several HPE storage solutions to provide fast and reliable data transfer for high-performance applications.

The following HPE storage solutions are compatible with the C8R38A adapter:

  • HPE MSA Storage Systems
  • HPE 3PAR Storage Systems
  • HPE StoreVirtual Storage Systems
  • HPE StoreOnce Backup Systems

The C8R38A adapter provides support for 16 Gigabit per second (16Gbps) Fibre Channel interfaces, offering high-speed data transfer for demanding workloads. The adapter is also equipped with advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and dynamic buffer allocation, ensuring reliable and efficient data transfer. Additionally, the adapter is easy to install and manage, making it a cost-effective solution for HPE data centers.

Advanced Performance Tuning for Optimal Performance

To achieve optimal performance with the C8R38A HPE StoreFabric SN1100e 16GB Single Port PCI-E-3 Fibre Host Bus Adapter, it is important to follow best practices for performance tuning.

Here are some advanced performance tuning tips for the C8R38A adapter:

  • Driver Configuration: Ensure that you are using the latest version of the adapter's driver, and configure it correctly for your environment. The adapter's driver provides access to advanced performance tuning options and should be properly configured to match the storage array, network, and host system.
  • Queue Depth Configuration: Queue depth refers to the number of I/O requests that can be in flight at the same time. Increasing the queue depth can increase performance, but it can also increase the risk of overloading the storage system. Ensure that the queue depth is set to a reasonable value that balances performance and stability.
  • Load Balancing: Configure load balancing to ensure that I/O requests are distributed evenly across multiple adapters. This helps to improve performance and reliability, as well as reduce the risk of overloading a single adapter.
  • Interrupt Moderation: Interrupt moderation refers to the rate at which interrupt requests are generated. By reducing the rate of interrupt requests, the adapter's performance can be improved. However, it is important to balance this with the need for low latency.
  • Jumbo Frames: Configure the adapter to use jumbo frames, which are larger than standard Ethernet frames. This can help to improve performance by reducing the number of frames required to transfer data, reducing the number of interrupts, and reducing the overhead associated with smaller frames.
  • Flow Control: Configure flow control to ensure that the adapter can receive data at a rate that is compatible with the storage system and network. This helps to prevent data loss and improve performance.
  • Link Aggregation: Link aggregation refers to the use of multiple adapters to form a single logical link. This can help to improve performance by allowing more data to be transferred in parallel.

By following these advanced performance tuning tips, you can achieve optimal performance with the C8R38A HPE StoreFabric SN1100e 16GB Single Port PCI-E-3 Fibre Host Bus Adapter. It is recommended to consult with an HPE specialist or the adapter's documentation for more detailed instructions on performance tuning.

Product Information

  • Manufacturer Name: HPE
  • MPN: C8R38A
  • Type: Controller
  • Controller Type: Host Bus Adapter
  • Spare Part Number: 719211-001

Technical Information

  • Form Factor: Plug-in Card - Low Profile
  • Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express 3.0 x8
  • Cabling Type: Fibre Optic
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Data Link Protocol: 16 GB Fibre Channel (SW)
  • Data Transfer Rate: 14.025 GBPS
  • Features: Auto-negotiation
  • Ports: 16 GB Fibre Channel x

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height: 9.00 inch
  • Width: 5.00 inch
  • Depth: 1.25 inch
  • Weight: 0.42 LBS

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Expansion Slots: 1 (total) / 0 (free) x SFP+
  • Interfaces: 1 x 16Gb Fibre Channel (Short Wave) - LC multi-mode


  • Included Accessories: Low-Profile Bracket, Full-Height Bracket, 16Gb SFP+

Software / System Requirements

  • OS Required: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bits), VMware ESXi, VMware ESX, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bits)

Environmental Parameters

  • Operating Humidity Range: 15 - 80% (non-condensing)
  • Max Operating Temperature: 45 °C
  • Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C


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