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The Brocade 8Gb Fibre Channel Dual-port PCIe HBA for IBM Systems delivers exceptional performance, enabling small and medium businesses to experience unsurpassed robustness and reliability for a wide spectrum of server, storage, and SANs. Brocade as an end-to-end solution providing a single tool simplifying HBA installation, configuration, and management, coupled with the simplicity of single-vendor server-to-SAN support that is tested and qualified for interoperability with Brocade HBAs and fabrics.
This adapter is based on a design requiring minimum user effort while delivering maximum user satisfaction. The wide adoption of installation or configuration wizards eliminates the complexity and intri- cacies of Fibre Channel SANs. Emphasis on ease of use at every step ensures a successful, enhanced experience. Default settings and auto- detect configuration (similar to those used with Microsoft Windows XP) eliminate the need to know about every knob and button on the dashboard.
The Brocade HBA includes easy-to-use software installation wizards that step you through the complete installation for Windows with just a few mouse clicks. In addition, it includes a software utility for Windows and Linux SAN management specifically tailored for small and medium business users. You can easily monitor and perform any necessary maintenance, including updating firmware.