Dell PowerEdge R760 Rack Server & Emulex LPe36002 HBA 64G Fibre Channel up to 4:1 Server Virtualization Consolidation
Sponsor: Dell Technologies
Document Number: 223128
Publication Date: 7/25/2023
Page Count: 6
New generation technology can be expected to improve performance. There are times, however, when multiple technology advances can combine to provide an outsized advantage. Such is the case when the Dell PowerEdge R760 Rack Server is combined with the Broadcom Emulex LPe36002 64G Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA).
Dell commissioned Tolly to benchmark the server virtualization performance of the Broadcom Emulex LPe36002 64G Fibre Channel dual-port host bus adapter running in the Dell PowerEdge R760 Rack Server and compare that to the same combined workload performance running in four separate, R740-class servers each outfitted with a 16GFC HBA as was standard with that server generation.
Tests showed that the new R760 Intel Eagle Stream-based platform's increased CPU power and improved memory performance/capacity provide an environment where the virtualization system can push the Emulex 64GFC HBA to full line rate performance of 64G thus matching the combined server virtualization throughput of four R740-class Purley platform servers using 16GFC HBAs and reducing per-VM boot time significantly.Login Sign-up