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Emulex 8Gb Fibre Channel Single-port and Dual-port
HBAs for IBM System x
IBM System x at-a-glance guide
Streamlined installation and management, plus unrivaled scalability and industry-leading virtualization
support make the Emulex 8Gb Fibre Channel single-port and dual-port host bus adapters ideal solutions
for enterprise and mixed-OS environments. With powerful management tools, they deliver maximum
performance in the widest range of applications and environments.
Figure 1 shows the single-port and dual-port adapters.
Figure 1. Emulex 8Gb Fibre Channel single-port and dual-port HBAs for IBM System x
Did You Know?
The configuration of the Emulex 8 Gb HBAs is fully integrated in the IBM UEFI interface which results in
an easy to use and intuitive way to set up the adapter. The HBAs provide the ability to build
high-performance, highly available SANs and are easy to set up and integrate into existing SAN
configurations. Emulex 8Gb HBAs use passive cooling devices to deliver enhanced thermal protection for
highest reliability and maximum server availability.
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Part number information
Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
Description
Part number
Feature code
Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
42D0485
3580
Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
42D0494
3581
The part numbers for the Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs include the following items:
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FC HBA adapter with one or two SFPs installed and 3U bracket attached
Quick install guide
Support CD
2U bracket
Safety flyer
Features
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Standard PCI Express card with low profile form factor
One or two independent Fibre Channel ports with optical modules included
PCI Express 2.0 host interface
Support for both standard and low-profile PCI Express slots
Auto-negotiation between 2 Gb, 4 Gb, or 8 Gb link attachments
Processes over 200K I/O operations per second (IOPS), per port
Support for up to 1600 MB per second maximum at full-duplex, per port
Fibre Channel specifications
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Full support for all Fibre Channel topologies, including point-to-point (N_Port), arbitrated loop
(NL_Port), and switched fabric (N_Port)
Support for F_Port and FL_Port login
Full support for Fibre Channel services class 2 and 3
Up to 4096 FC port logins and up to 4096 concurrent exchanges per FC port
Operating environment
The adapter is supported in this environment:
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Temperature:
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Operating: 0° to 55°C (32° to 131°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
Storage: -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
Relative humidity:
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5% to 95%, non-condensing
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Warranty
Three-year limited warranty. When installed in a System x server, these cards assume your system’s
base warranty and any IBM ServicePac upgrade.
Supported servers
The Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x are supported in the IBM System x
servers listed in Table 2.
Table 2. Supported servers
Adapter
Emulex 8Gb FC
Single-port HBA
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Emulex 8Gb FC
Dual-port HBA
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See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the adapters supported by each System x server type:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.
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Popular configurations
This section illustrates how the Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs can be used in
configurations.
Figure 2 shows the Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBAs installed in a supported x3650 M2 server. The server
is connected to the IBM System Storage DS3400.
Figure 2. x3650 M2 server connected to an external IBM System Storage DS3400 storage solution
The parts used are listed in Table 3.
Table 3. Components used when connecting Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA to external disk storage (as
shown in Figure 2)
Diagram
reference
Part
number/machine
type
Description
Quantity
Varies
x3650 M2 or other supported server
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42D0494
Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA
2 per
server
1726-42X
IBM System Storage DS3400 ( Dual Controller)
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1727
IBM System Storage EXP3000 (Dual ESM)
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This configuration also requires cabling between the server and the storage and between the storage
server and expansion units. (The cable part numbers are not listed in Table 3.)
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Figure 3 shows the Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBAs installed in a supported x3650 M2 server. The
servers are connected to the IBM System Storage DS4700 using IBM System Storage SAN24B-4
switches and form 2-node cluster solution.
Figure 3. x3650 M2 server connected to an external IBM System Storage DS4700 using SAN switches
The parts used are listed in Table 4.
Table 4. Components used when connecting Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA to external disk storage
(as shown in Figure 3)
Diagram
reference
Part
number/machine
type
Description
Quantity
Varies
x3650 M2 or other supported server
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42D0485
Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA
2 per
server
Varies
IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 or other SAN switch
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1814-70A or
1814-70H
IBM System Storage DS4700 (Model 70 or Model 72)
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This configuration also requires cabling between the servers and the SAN switches and between the SAN
switches and storage system. (The cable part numbers are not listed in Table 4.)
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Supported operating systems
The Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x support the following operating
systems:
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition x64
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition x64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for x86
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS/HPC for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS/HPC for x86
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86
VMware ESX 3.5
See IBM ServerProven for the latest information about the specific versions and service packs supported:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. Click System x servers , and then click Shared
storage adapters to see the support matrix. Click the check mark that is associated with the System x
server in question to see the details of operating system support.
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Related publications
For more information, refer to the following resources:
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Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x Quick Installation Guide
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-5076984
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Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x Installation and User's Guide
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-5076983
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Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x Technical overview
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-5076846
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8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x product page
http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/product/systemx/hba/8gbpcie.html
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IBM US Announcement Letter
http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS108-481
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IBM System x Configuration and Options Guide
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1SCOD-3ZVQ5W
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