We have had a bit of a run on these HP AJ763B HBAs along with questions on specs and compatibility, so we are rounding up all the answers and posting them here in hopes that it helps someone else who is doing research.

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These HP 8Gb PCIe FC HBAs bring higher performance to your datacenter with twice the I/O performance of 4Gb HBAs.
The HP 8Gb HBAs are backward compatible with 4 and 2 Gb storage networks and help storage intensive apps such as backup, database transactions, virtualization, and media transfers with better performance.

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Product Name: HP 82E 8GB Dual-Port PCI-E FC HBA (Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter)
Part Number: AJ763B

Alternate Part Numbers:
– AJ763-63003
– 697890-001

– Ports: 2 LC Fibre Channel
– Interface: 8Gb Fibre Channel (short wave)
– Transfer Rate: 8 Gbps FC (Fibre Channel)
– Slot Type: PCI Express 2.0 to Fibre Channel
– PCI Spec Revision: PCIe 2.0
– PCIe Connector: PCIe x8, Max x4 lanes Gen2, Max x8 lanes Gen1
– Auto Negotiation: 8/4/2 Gbps
– Connector: Short wave laser with LC type connector
– Media: Multi-mode Optic (SFP+)

UPC: 887111179418

The AJ763B is the functional equivalent of the HP AJ763A. The “B” version is RoHS-compliant and the “A” version is not.
AJ763A alternate part number is 489193-001

Comparison with othe HBAs in this series


Column1 AP769A / AP769B AP770A / AP770B AJ762A / AJ762B AJ763A / AJ763B AK344A / AK344B AJ764A / AJ764B
Channels Single Dual Single Dual Single Dual
Speed 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps
Dimensions 1.63 x 6.5 in 1.63 x 6.5 in 6.60 x 2.71 in 6.60 x 2.71 in 6.60 x 2.54 in  6.60 x 2.54 in 



Compatible with:
– HP ProLiant DL
– HP ProLiant ML
– HP ProLiant SL
– HP Integrity
– 3PAR
– XP128/XP1024
– XP10000/XP12000
– XP20000/XP24000
– P9500
– MSA1000/MSA1500
– MSA2000fc
– P2000 G3

Supported OS: (Drivers and Support)
– Microsoft Windows Server 2003
– Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
– Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
– Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
– Microsoft Windows Server 2012
– Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
– VMware ESXi 5.0
– VMware vSphere 5.1
– VMware vSphere 5.5

Compatible with optical module AJ718A

Manufactured by Emulex.

Other brands of this HBA:
– Emulex Standard PN: Pe12002-M8
– Cisco: N2XX-AEPCI05
– Dell: LPe12002-E
– EMC: LPe12002-E
– Fujitsu: LPe12002-M8-F, LPe12002L-M8-F, LPe12002-M8-FJ
– HP: AJ763A / AJ763B
– IBM: 42D0494
– NetApp: X1097A-R6
– Oracle: SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-Z

Hope this helps and if you need any more information, we are happy to help.
-Maximum Midrange

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