Download Print this page

IBM BROCADE 4 GB FC HBAS Datasheet

Brocade 4 gb fc host bus adapters for system x
Hide thumbs

Advertisement

IBM Systems and Technology Group
Data Sheet
Highlights
Maximizes I/O transfer rates with up to
500,000 IOPS per port at 4 Gbps
Utilizes N_Port Trunking capability
to create a single logical 4 Gbps
high-speed link
Supports virtualized environments with
N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) for
255 virtual ports
1
Brocade 4 Gb FC HBAs
for IBM System x
Fibre Channel SAN solutions for data centers with
easy-to-manage virtualization
The Brocade 4 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) single-port and dual-port host
bus adapters (HBAs) provide a new level of server connectivity through
unmatched hardware and unique software features and performance.
End-to-end storage networking
As part of the Brocade DCF architecture, the Brocade single- and
dual-port HBAs lay the foundation for extending fabric intelligence to
servers, virtual machines and applications—enabling end-to-end stor-
age network management. Organizations have a platform to extend tra-
ditional Brocade fabric technologies—such as Quality of Service, port
trunking, load balancing, authentication, and encryption—to the HBA
and server level.
1
Brocade HBAs in IBM® System x® servers enable the use of NPIV
and Adaptive Networking and provide Quality of Service (QoS) from
the virtual port throughout the fabric. Brocade Data Center Fabric
Manager (DCFM) provides a unified, end-to-end management across
fabrics with unique features such as virtual machine visibility, and real-
time performance monitoring. DCFM is integrated with IBM Systems
Director.
Strategic data center fabric architecture
As virtualization becomes more prevalent, however, organizations
require new connectivity options with higher performance, guaranteed
service levels, simplified management and greater data protection for
both physical and virtualized environments.
The Brocade Data Center Fabric architecture provides a strategic
framework that simplifies connectivity, optimizes performance and
scalability, and reduces cost and risk. It combines storage, networking
and servers into a converged infrastructure composed of FC switches,
directors and backbones.
System x

Advertisement

loading

  Also See for IBM BROCADE 4 GB FC HBAS

  Related Manuals for IBM BROCADE 4 GB FC HBAS

  Summary of Contents for IBM BROCADE 4 GB FC HBAS

  • Page 1 HBA and server level. Brocade HBAs in IBM® System x® servers enable the use of NPIV and Adaptive Networking and provide Quality of Service (QoS) from the virtual port throughout the fabric. Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) provides a unified, end-to-end management across...
  • Page 2 Maximizing investments For more information To help optimize technology investments, IBM offers a single point of U.S. ibm.com/servers/systems/x serviceability backed by industry-renowned education, support and Canada ibm.com/systems/ca/en/servers/x/ training. In addition, Brocade 4 Gb HBAs are in the ServerProven® index.html program, enabling compatibility among IBM and partner products.

This manual is also suitable for:

59y198759y1993