The Emulex LPe1205-HP dual port Fiber Channel HBA provides reliable, high-performance 8Gb/s connectivity. In addition to providing greater bandwidth, the LPe1205-HP also provides features such as data integrity, security and virtualization which are all complimentary to initiatives important to the enterprise data center. For greater system up time, the LPe1205-HP dual port design is the ideal Fiber Channel connectivity solution for applications that rely on high-availability for business continuity. The LPe1205-HP leverages the over eight generations of Fiber Channel design to provide the greatest level of performance, scalability and manageability. Using Emulex's exclusive firmware and driver architecture, the Emulex LPe1205-HP is designed to be fully driver compatible with all Emulex HBAs. Furthermore, this architecture allows firmware to be upgraded without taking the server off-line or re-booting, and without the need to upgrade the driver. This provides hardware investment protection and ensures maximizes system uptime. As with all Emulex LightPulse Fiber Channel HBAs, the LPe1205-HP is managed with Emulex HBAnyware HBA management application. HBAnyware provides a secure, centralized administration console to discover, and manage Emulex Fiber Channel HBAs on local and remote hosts. Fiber Channel is the de-facto standard for virtual server storage connectivity and Emulex HBAs are fully qualified for virtual server environments.
Superior quality and reliability
Emulex HBAs deliver industry-leading reliability levels by utilizing a field-proven, single-chip design that minimizes components. Emulex HBAs also use a combination of parity, CRC, ECC and other advanced error checking methods to verify the integrity of data blocks, which are passed from the host interface through the HBA.
The most efficient installation and management
Emulex management tools automate installation and provide local and remote HBA configuration and management. Emulex's unique Service Level Interface (SLI) architecture allows complete independence of device drivers from HBA hardware and firmware. That means no reboots during most configuration changes and no need for OS specific firmware. A single driver model simplifies management across multiple generations of HBAs. In addition, Emulex HBAs have a firmware-based architecture that enables feature and performance upgrades without costly hardware changes, for long-term investment protection and seamless backward compatibility.
Maximum SAN performance
Emulex HBAs deliver maximum performance levels in real-world application environments, with superior full-duplex data throughput and I/Os per second. And Emulex's exclusive dynamic frame multiplexing ensures consistently superior performance in mixed load environments such as disk and tape back-up applications.
The fastest diagnosis and recovery
Comprehensive diagnostic functions, coupled with detailed event logging and tracing, provide for fast, efficient SAN troubleshooting.
The broadest enterprise deploymentProduct Highlights
With the largest installed base of any Fiber Channel HBA supplier, Emulex is trusted by the world's largest, mission critical enterprises. Long-standing partnerships with leading storage vendors ensure unparalleled compatibility levels.
- Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and virtual fabric
- Superior performance capable of sustaining up to 200,000 I/Os per second per channel
- Host to fabric FC-SP authentication
- BlockGuard ready (T10-DIF) - ensures end-to-end data integrity
- Common driver model allows a single driver to support all Emulex HBAs on a given OS
- Easy deployment of firmware with minimal server reboots
- Efficient centralized administration of Emulex HBAs via powerful management tools
- Full fabric support with automatic topology and auto-negotiation
- Message Signaled Interrupts extended (MSI-X) support for greater host CPU utilization
- Multi-path support for redundant HBAs and paths