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The read response times were very close, with the Emulex HBA generally having a slightly better response time. The Emulex HBAs are widely available through many retail channels and are available through all the major server and storage vendors as part of a bundled SAN solution. HBA operating environment support includes the drivers required for that operating environment and the management software application including graphical user interface GUI and command-line CLI versions. Both products provide a good set of diagnostics that can be run on the adapters, as shown below. Remove From My Forums. At the mid-range block sizes, the Brocade HBA was slightly faster, depending on queue depth. We found the event log to be quite useful, and would find it to be very valuable in managing large environments.

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In addition to the batch mode firmware updates, Emulex also provides a batch mode distribution of HBA parameter settings by distributing a parameter file for the HBAs to any or all of the servers with compatible Emulex HBAs that are visible in the fabric.

My storage has 4 ports but each port handles certain LUNs. Emulex HBAs have been qualified, sold and supported by every major server and storage vendor.

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This provides a consistent process and scales well to large environments. This report includes actual steps taken to install and use the HBAs and the respective management software.

Tuesday, February 22, Have a nice day, Dani. When the Brocade HCM online help is on the screen, the user cannot toggle back and forth dmulex the help screen and the main HCM interface.

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The current Emulex HBA product family is qualified and supported by all the major server, operating system and storage vendors.

No reboots were required for Emulex HBA firmware updates. Emulex HBAnyware version 4. In its January 24, quarterly financial report, Emulex claimed an installed base of more than five million host server ports from its HBA product family. I believe mpclaim and fcinfo can be used to do this after at least one LUN is exported to each pathhowever the fcinfo command needed isn’t stable with a large number of LUNs exported to the host.

Customers can obtain HBAs through a variety of sales channels and HBAs are often bundled with SAN storage and servers from either the server vendor or the storage vendor. I need to make sure that I’m using the correct path in order to get the best performance.

We could find no public Brocade statements regarding qualification or support of its current HBAs by any major server or storage vendor.

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Wednesday, February 23, 1: Resources for IT Professionals. Npio many cases, the read performance for both HBAs was very close.

The of paths are proportional to the number of targets on the storage array, thus if you have 4 paths, you have 4 target ports on the storage array.

In addition to the form factor required for tower and rack servers, blade servers often have their own special form factor, requiring a somewhat specialized HBA.

It can be set to discover and manage Brocade HBAs in other hosts, but can only eemulex adapters in one host at a time.

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At the mid-range block sizes, the Brocade HBA was slightly faster, depending on queue depth. This file remains on the server and in the event of a change of HBA, the parameter settings remain, so that the HBA automatically uses them and the administrator does not have to individually reset the HBA parameter settings.

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A single click can switch between Host View and Fabric View as shown below. Viewed times Community Rating: Tuesday, August 20, 5: There is no direct firmware update for the Brocade adapters tested. We found the event log to be quite useful, and would find it to be very valuable in managing large environments.

MPIO and SDDDSM dynamic pathing: Storwize V

Server virtualization has created the need for virtual Fibre Channel ports that can be associated with virtual hosts. Emulex’s product is called HBAanywhere.

When the Emulex HBAnyware online help is on the screen, the user can toggle back and forth between the help screen and the main HBAnyware emluex as needed. Vendors make various performance claims, so we ran some basic performance tests with the Brocade and Emulex HBAs. The tests were also constructed to access the storage subsystem cache as much as possible and the physical disk drives as emlex as possible, in order to highlight the HBA performance.

The evaluation includes the following topics:.