Product Overview of HPE R2E09-63001
The HPE R2E09-63001 is a dual ports PCI-E SFP+ Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter that is used to connect servers to Fibre Channel networks. It is designed to provide high-performance connectivity to storage networks, ensuring reliable and fast access to data stored on the network. In this article, we will discuss the features and benefits of the HPE R2E09-63001 Dual Ports PCI-E SFP+ Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter in detail.
Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
A Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a device that enables servers to connect to a Fibre Channel network. The HBA acts as an interface between the server's host bus and the Fibre Channel network. It provides high-speed connectivity to storage networks, allowing servers to access data stored on the network. Fibre Channel HBAs are widely used in data centers and enterprise environments to support storage area networks (SANs).
The HPE R2E09-63001 is a high-performance dual ports PCI-E SFP+ Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter that provides reliable and fast connectivity to storage networks. Here are some of its key features:
- Dual Ports: The HPE R2E09-63001 comes with two Fibre Channel ports, allowing servers to connect to two different storage networks simultaneously. This provides redundancy and load balancing, ensuring that data access is not affected in case of network failures.
- PCI-E Interface: The HPE R2E09-63001 uses the PCI-E interface, which is a high-speed serial interface that provides faster data transfer rates than traditional PCI interfaces. This ensures faster data access and reduced latency, improving server performance.
- SFP+ Connectivity: The HPE R2E09-63001 uses SFP+ connectors for Fibre Channel connectivity. SFP+ connectors are hot-pluggable and allow for easy replacement and upgrades. They also support longer cable lengths, allowing for greater flexibility in network design.
- High Performance: The HPE R2E09-63001 is designed for high-performance connectivity, with support for up to 16 Gbps data transfer rates per port. This ensures fast data access and reduces the time required for data transfers.
- Support for Virtualization: The HPE R2E09-63001 supports virtualization, allowing multiple virtual machines to share the same physical HBA. This reduces the cost and complexity of network infrastructure, and improves resource utilization.
The HPE R2E09-63001 Dual Ports PCI-E SFP+ Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter provides several benefits to data centers and enterprise environments. Here are some of its key benefits:
- Improved Performance: The HPE R2E09-63001 provides high-performance connectivity to storage networks, ensuring fast data access and reduced latency. This improves server performance and reduces the time required for data transfers.
- Increased Flexibility: The HPE R2E09-63001's dual ports and SFP+ connectivity provide greater flexibility in network design. It allows for redundancy, load balancing, and longer cable lengths, improving network reliability and flexibility.
- Reduced Cost and Complexity: The HPE R2E09-63001 supports virtualization, allowing multiple virtual machines to share the same physical HBA. This reduces the cost and complexity of network infrastructure, improving resource utilization and reducing management overhead.
General Information about the HPE R2E09-63001
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Part Number or SKU# R2E09-63001
- Device Type: Host Bus Adapter
Technical Information of HPE Host Bus Adapter
- Bus Type: PCI-E 4.0
- Connector Type: SFP+
- Form Factor: 2u
- Compatible Operating Systems: Red Hat®, Linux® Suse Linux, Vmware®, Microsoft®, Windows®.
- Data Rate: 32GB Fibre Channel
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What is A Fiber Channel?
A fiber channel (FC) is a computer networking protocol used for transferring data between one or several computer systems at extremely high speeds. The successive technology generations of fiber channels run at data rates ranging from 1-128 (gigabit per second rates).
Fiber channels were initially developed for supercomputers. However, in recent times, they are commonly used in storage networking server environments, serving as a substitute to various serial storage technologies and small computer system interfaces (SCSI), aka "Scuzzy."
Fiber Channels are the integral components for data transmission among data centers, computer servers, switches, and storage at up to 128 Gbps.
History of Fiber Channel
Fiber channel began in 1988 to consolidate the advantages of multiple physical layer applications, including HIPPI, ESCON, and Scuzzy (SCSI). It is regulated in the T11 Technical Committee of the INCITS (International Committee for Information Technology Standards). The fiber channel effectively overcame the challenges of sustaining signal timing coherence across all the data-signal cables (50 for HIPPI and 8, 16, and 32 for scuzzy). Consequently, a receiver can conclude when all the electrical signal values are stable and sound for synchronous reception sampling.
The advantages of Fiber Channel
Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) have enjoyed increased popularity over the years. Fiber channel, on the other hand, has played a vital role in this development. While SAN employs fiber channel as the transmission protocol for storage provisioning, a NAS usually uses TCP/IP as the transmission protocol, NFS, or other file sharing applications for storage provisioning. Below are some of the advantages of the fiber channel.
Native fiber drives bring about high-level reliability and data integrity. They are dual-ported as a standard feature. Arguably the critical advantage that fiber channel SANs once held and still holds is the speed. It remains as one aspect that differentiates the fiber channel SANs from those of the Ethernet.
Fiber channel remains the ideal solution for IT professionals seeking high-performance, cost-effective information storage and reliability at high speeds. Given that fiber channel is a lossless protocol, it is often rated higher than the Ethernet network. Sent frames must be received in order and not dropped by the switch. This feature, however, is sometimes absent with Ethernet.
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