HP 81Q/82Q 8Gb PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
The introduction of the HP PCIe 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters brings datacenter infrastructure components to a higher level of performance and efficiency with the ability to deliver twice the I/O performance of 4 Gb FC HBAs. An 8 Gb Fibre Channel HBA purchased today is backward compatible with 4 and 2 Gb storage networks and will protect future investments.
When using storage intensive applications, such as backup/restore, database transactions, virtualization, and rich media, the increased performance of the 8 Gb infrastructure enables more rapid storage and retrieval of critical information. Finally, PCIe 8Gb FC Host Bus Adapters provide a number of features that work together to reduce power consumption, thus delivering a "green" benefit within the server.
Features and Benefits:
The Highest Performing Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters
- The PCIe 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters deliver twice the I/O performance of 4Gb FC HBAs.
- Moving to 8 Gb technology provides the infrastructure required for the more powerful servers and data intensive applications of the future.
- When using storage intensive applications like backup/restore, database transactions, virtualization and rich media, the improved I/O performance enables faster storage and retrieval of data.
Best Fibre Channel HBAs for Virtualization
- Ideal for the implementation of virtual servers with the power to drive multiple virtual machines.
- Allows a single port to acquire multiple N Port IDs, eliminating the need for additional physical ports.
- Datacenter administrators do not need to concern themselves with multiple requests from the virtualized servers potentially creating conflict.
- Improves host utilization and enhances application performance.
Latest Technology Supports Green Initiatives
- HP 8 Gb FC HBAs have unique features in support of ‘green’ server technology.
|1-port Adapter (AK344A)||2-port Adapter (AJ764A)|
|Port speed||8 Gb/s Fibre Channel||8 Gb/s Fibre Channel|
|Slot type||PCIe to Fibre Channel|
|Compatible operating systems||
|Servers supported||Select HP ProLiant DL/ML/SL servers and HP Integrity servers|
|Compatible array platforms||
|Dimensions and Weight|
(W x D x H)
|2.5 x 9 x 12 in||14 x 10 x 3 in|
|Weight||2 lbs||1.5 lbs|
|Differentiator||Single port 8Gb Fibre Channel PCIe HBA||Dual port 8Gb Fibre Channel PCIe HBA|
|Warranty - year(s) (parts/labor/onsite)||3/0/0||3/0/0|
|What's in the box||(1) HBA, (1) SFP, standard and low-profile bracket, documentation||(1) HBA, (2) SFPs, standard and low-profile bracket, documentation|