Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAsProduct Guide

Updated
7 Sep 2019
Form Number
TIPS0727
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9 pages, 128 KB

Abstract

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.

Change History

Changes in the September 7 update:

Introduction

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.

Emulex 8 Gb FC single-port and dual-port adapters
Figure 1. Emulex 8Gb Fibre Channel single-port and dual-port HBAs

Did you know?

The configuration of the Emulex 8 Gb HBAs is fully integrated in the 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.

Part number information

The following tables list the ordering information.

Table 1. System x part numbers and feature codes
Part number Feature code Description
System x part numbers and feature codes
42D0485 3580 Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA
42D0494 3581 Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA
ThinkSystem part numbers and feature codes
4XC7A08220* B0WZ ThinkSystem Emulex LPe12000-M8-L PCIe 8Gb 1-Port SFP+ Fibre Channel Adapter
4XC7A08221* B0X0 ThinkSystem Emulex LPe12002-M8-L PCIe 8Gb 2-Port SFP+ Fibre Channel Adapter

* ThinkSystem part numbers are only available in the following countries: China, Japan, and countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The part numbers for the adapters include the following items:

  • FC HBA adapter with one or two SFPs installed and 3U bracket attached
  • Additional 2U bracket
  • Product publication flyer

Features

The adapters have the following features:

  • Based on the Emulex LPe12000 (single port) and LPe12002 (dual port) adapters
  • 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

  • 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

Server support

The following table lists the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Country availability: The ThinkSystem part numbers are only available in the following countries: China, Japan, and countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Table 2. ThinkSystem server support
Description and part number E 1S Intel 2S Intel AMD 4S Intel Dense/ Blade
SE350 (7Z46 / 7D1X)
ST50 (7Y48/7Y50)
ST250 (7Y45/7Y46)
SR150 (7Y54)
SR250 (7Y51/7Y52)
ST550 (7X09/7X10)
SR530 (7X07/7X08)
SR550 (7X03/7X04)
SR570 (7Y02/7Y03)
SR590 (7X98/7X99)
SR630 (7X01/7X02)
SR650 (7X05/7X06)
SR670 (7Y36/7Y37/7Y38)
SR635 (7Y98 / 7Y99)
SR655 (7Y00 / 7Z01)
SR850 (7X18/7X19)
SR860 (7X69/7X70)
SR950 (7X11/12/13)
SD530 (7X21)
SD650 (7X58)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
Emulex LPe12000-M8-L PCIe 8Gb 1-Port SFP+ Fibre Channel Adapter, 4XC7A08220 N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y N N N
Emulex LPe12002-M8-L PCIe 8Gb 2-Port SFP+ Fibre Channel Adapter, 4XC7A08221 N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y N N N

The System x adapters are supported in the servers listed in the following tables.

Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors

Table 3. Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors
Part
number
Description
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v4)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
sd350 (5493)
42D0485 Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA Y Y Y Y Y Y N
42D0494 Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA Y Y Y Y Y Y N

Support for servers with Intel Xeon v3 processors

Table 4. Support for System x and dense servers with Intel Xeon v3 processors
Part
number
Description
x3100 M5 (5457)
x3250 M5 (5458)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v3)
nx360 M5 (5465)
42D0485 Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
42D0494 Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors

Table 5. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160, E5-2400 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158, E5-2400 v2)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3650 M4 HD (5460)
x3750 M4 (8752)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (3837)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v2)
dx360 M4 (E5-2600 v2)
nx360 M4 (5455)
42D0485 Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
42D0494 Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

See ServerProven for the latest information on the adapters supported by each System x server type:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/sharedstorage/samatrix.shtml

Operating system support

The following tables list the supported operating systems for the adapters:

Tip: These tables are automatically generated based on data from Lenovo ServerProven. Older systems are not shown in the tables - refer to ServerProven for those systems.

Table 6. Operating system support for Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for Lenovo System x, 42D0485
Operating systems
x3850/3950 X6 (3837)
x3850/3950 X6 (6241, E7 v2)
x3850/3950 X6 (6241, E7 v3)
x3850/3950 X6 (6241, E7 v4)
x3250 M6 (3633/3943)
nx360 M5 (5465)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (5462)
x3650 M5 (8871)
x3100 M5 (5457)
x3250 M5 (5458)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 N Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 N N N Y Y N N N Y N Y N N
Microsoft Windows Server version 1709 N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
Microsoft Windows Server version 1803 N N N N N N N N Y N Y N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition N N N N N N N N N N N N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition N N N N N N N N N N N N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition N N N N N N N N N N N N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 N N N Y N N N N N N N N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86 N N N N N N N N N N N Y N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with Xen N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 N N Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 with Xen N N Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y N N
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.5 Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 N N N Y Y 2 Y Y 2 N Y 2 N Y 2 N N

1 [in box driver support only]

2 Detail information please refer to Support Tip HT506708

Table 7. Operating system support for ThinkSystem Emulex LPe12000-M8-L PCIe 8Gb 1-Port SFP+ Fibre Channel Adapter (PRC only), 4XC7A08220
Operating systems
SD530 (Gen 2)
SR530 (Gen 2)
SR550 (Gen 2)
SR570 (Gen 2)
SR590 (Gen 2)
SR630 (Gen 2)
SR650 (Gen 2)
SD530 (Gen 1)
SR530 (Gen 1)
SR550 (Gen 1)
SR570 (Gen 1)
SR590 (Gen 1)
SR630 (Gen 1)
SR650 (Gen 1)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1709 N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y N
Microsoft Windows Server version 1803 N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 N N N N N N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 N N N N N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 N N N N N N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 with Xen N N N N N N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 N N N N N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 with Xen N N N N N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.0 U3 N N N N N N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 N N N N N N N Y Y N N N Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1 Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

1 The WWPN show wrong when created by excute FC-NPIV test under VM6.5.2 os.

Operating environment

The adapters are supported in this environment:

  • Temperature:
    • 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:
    • 5% to 95%, non-condensing

Warranty

These adapters have a one-year limited warranty. When installed in a Lenovo server, these cards assume the server’s base warranty and any warranty upgrade.

Related product families

Product families related to this document are the following:

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System x®
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