The HP LPe1205A dual port Fiber Channel HBA provides reliable, high-performance connectivity up to 8 Gb/s. The HP LPe1205A also provides features such as data integrity, security and virtualization which are all complimentary to initiatives important to the enterprise data center. For greater system up time, the HP LPe1205A dual port design is the ideal Fiber Channel connectivity solution for applications that rely on high-availability for business continuity. The HP LPe1205A leverages the several generations of Fiber Channel design to provide the greatest level of performance, scalability and manageability. Using Emulex's exclusive firmware and driver architecture, the HP LPe1205A is designed to be fully driver compatible with all Emulex HBAs. Furthermore, this architecture allows firmware to be upgraded without taking the server off-line or re-booting, and without the need to upgrade the driver. This provides hardware investment protection and ensures maximizes system uptime. OCM provides a secure, centralized administration console to discover, and manage Emulex Fiber Channel HBAs on local and remote hosts. Powerful diagnostic tools and flexible interface options (GUI, CLI and Browser) provide the greatest level of manageability. Fiber Channel is the de-facto standard for virtual server storage connectivity and Emulex HBAs are fully qualified for virtual server environments.