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ThinkServer IBM 8Gb FC Single and Dual port HBA by Brocade - Overview
Features and specifications

The Brocade 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for Lenovo ThinkServer are part of a family of high-performance 8 Gb HBA solutions. These HBAs deliver exceptional performance, enabling small and medium businesses to experience unsurpassed robustness and reliability for a wide spectrum of servers, storage, and SANs.

These adapters are based on a design that requires minimum user effort while delivering maximum user satisfaction. The wide adoption of installation or configuration wizards eliminates the complexity and intricacies 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.

Features and benefits include:

  • 2, 4, or 8 Gbps (auto-negotiation)
  • Persistent binding
  • LUN masking
  • 2,048 concurrent logins
  • Up to 500,000 IOPS per port at 8 Gbit/sec
  • End-to-end SAN solutions using 8 Gb PCIe HBA technology for Lenovo ThinkServers
  • High-performance, highly available SANs
  • Easy setup and integration into existing SAN configurations

Performance specifications
  • 2, 4, or 8 Gbps (auto-negotiation)
  • 8 Gbps network adapter
  • PCIe design
  • Single- or dual-port
  • Support for major operating systems (refer to ServerProven for list of individual operating systems)

Physical specifications
  • Approximate height: 68.9 mm (2.71 in)
  • Approximate width: 167.7 mm (6.60 in)
  • Approximate depth: 18.4 mm (0.73 in)
  • Approximate weight: 0.127 kg (0.28 lb)


1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 10 Nov 2009 (see country listing)
  • Availability date: November 2009 (see country listing)
  • Effective withdrawal date: December 2010 (Worldwide)

Hardware compatibility
DescriptionMachine typeModels
ThinkServer RD1206445, 6447All
ThinkServer RD2103795, 3796All
ThinkServer RD2203798All
ThinkServer RS1106436, 6438All
ThinkServer RS2106533, 6534, 6535All
ThinkServer TD1006399, 6429All
ThinkServer TD100x4206All
ThinkServer TD2003809, 3817All
ThinkServer TD200x3822All
ThinkServer TS1006432, 6434All
ThinkServer TS2006525, 6530All

Software requirements
  • Microsoft
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, Datacenter, Enterprise, Web x86 Edition
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, Datacenter, Enterprise, Web x64 Edition
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Datacenter, Enterprise, Web x86 Edition
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Datacenter, Enterprise, Web x64 Edition
  • Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 AS, ES for x86
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 AS, ES for AMD64/EM64T
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 AS, ES for x86
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 AS, ES for AMD64/EM64T
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for x86 (SLES 9)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64/EM64T (SLES 9)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for x86 (SLES 10)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T (SLES 10)

  • ThinkServer IBM 8Gb FC Single-port or Dual-port HBA by Brocade
  • Quick install guide
  • Documentation CD
  • 2U bracket
  • Safety Flyer

Agency approvals
  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class B
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class B
  • UL/IEC 60950-1: 2001
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03

These systems support or comply with the following standards:

  • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification 2.2
  • Hardware-enabled to meet the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9241, Part 3

Additional product information
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Document ID : PD004579
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-73983
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