Product overview of SN1000Q HP Storefabric
The SN1000Q HP StoreFabric 16GB Dual Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a powerful hardware component that enables high-speed data transfer between servers and storage devices. In this article, we will provide a detailed explanation of what this device is, how it works, and why it is an important component in a modern data center.
Host Bus Adapter
A Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a hardware component that allows a computer or server to connect to a Storage Area Network (SAN). A SAN is a dedicated network that provides access to shared storage devices, such as hard drives or tape drives. An HBA acts as an interface between the server and the SAN, allowing data to be transmitted back and forth between the two.
The SN1000Q HP StoreFabric 16GB Dual Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter The SN1000Q HP StoreFabric 16GB Dual Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter is a specific type of HBA designed for high-performance applications. It has two ports, allowing it to connect to two separate SANs simultaneously, providing redundancy in case one connection fails. The 16GB refers to the maximum speed at which data can be transferred, which is 16 gigabits per second (Gbps). This is an extremely fast speed and is necessary for modern data centers that require rapid data transfer rates.
Fibre Channel Protocol
The Fibre Channel protocol is a high-speed data transfer protocol that is used to transmit data between servers and storage devices. It is a low-latency protocol, which means that data can be transferred quickly without any significant delay. The Fibre Channel protocol is also a highly reliable protocol, as it uses error-correcting codes to ensure that data is transmitted accurately.
General Information about the HP SN1000Q
- Manufacturer: HP
- Part Number or SKU# SN1000Q
- Type: Controller
- Sub-Type: Fibre Channel
- Interface Compatibility: PCI-X
- Data Transfer Rate: 16GBps
- Cabling Type: Fibre Channel
- Fiber Channel Standards: Dual 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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