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FastLinQ® Converged Network Adapters

FastLinQ® Converged Network Adapters support simultaneous LAN and SAN traffic with powerful hardware offloads that improve system performance.

FastLinQ®CNA 45000 Series

The Cavium™ FastLinQ® QL45000 dual-port Converged Network Adapter leverages Cavium's seventh-generation technology to deliver true 10/25/40/50Gb per second Ethernet performance. Optimized for use across enterprises, managed service providers, and large public and scalable private cloud deployments, the QL45000 Series enables organizations to achieve new levels of performance in physical, virtual, and cloud environment.

Overview

The Cavium™ FastLinQ® QL45000 Series Converged Network Adapter leverages Cavium’s seventh-generation technology to deliver true 10/25/40/50Gb per second Ethernet performance. Optimized for use across enterprises, managed service providers, and large public and scalable private cloud deployments, the QL45000 Series enables organizations to achieve new levels of performance in physical, virtual, and cloud environment:

  • Fully featured adapter delivers the best price per performance ratio
  • Optimum server performance with PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen3 x16
  • Low latency and high throughput with Universal RDMA with support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), RoCE v2 and Internet wide area RDMA protocol (iWARP)
  • Adaptive link controls for seamless zero-touch interoperability with industry wide 10/25/100GbE switches and cables using FastLinQ SmartAN™ technology
  • Enhanced CPU efficiency for networking tunneling with stateless offloads for VXLAN, NVGRE, GRE and GENEVE
  • Advanced server virtualization features such as NPAR and SR-IOV
  • High-performance network storage with FCoE offload, iSCSI offload, iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER), Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabric (NVMe-oF), Network File System over RDMA (NFSoRDMA), Server Message Block over RDMA (SMB Direct), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Linux Lustre, and VMware para-virtualized RDMA (pvRDMA)
  • Simplified deployment, troubleshooting and lifecycle management using the QConvergeConsole® (QCC) GUI, QCC PowerKit, Cavium Control Suite™ CLI, QCC vCenter GUI/ESXCLI Plug-ins, and OpenStack integration
  • Enhanced management interface with Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) over PCIe support
  • Network boot support for PreBoot Execution Environment (PXE) 2.0, iSCSI remote boot, FCoE boot from SAN and UEFI boot

All advertised features are enabled in the hardware. Actual feature availability depends on software driver releases. See release notes.

Product Information

Part Number PCIe Connecter Ports Speed Connection Type
QL45462HLCU-SP x16 2 40Gbps QSFP+: DAC, SR Optics
QL45462HLCU-CK x16 2 40Gbps QSFP+: DAC, SR Optics
QL45462HLCU-BK x16 2 40Gbps QSFP+: DAC, SR Optics
Product Literature
FastLinQ QL45462HLCU

40GbE Converged Network Adapters

Establishing Adaptive Links with SmartAN Technology

SmartAN technology simplifies establishing a link to a switch, streamlines deployment and management, and delivers increased interoperability.

NVMe over Universal RDMA Fabrics

NVMe-oF delivers the ultimate in choice and flexibility by enabling concurrent support for RoCE and iWARP universal RDMA, along with acceleration of workloads without burdening server CPU with FastLinQ NVMe-Direct technology.

iSER RDMA Accelerates Storage

Accelerate iSCSI storage with universal Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA).

Cavium FastLinQ 41000/45000 Series Interoperability Matrix

This document identifies the supported standards and lists the cables, modules, and switches tested for interoperability with Cavium adapters.

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Universal RDMA

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QConvergeConsole

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FastLinQ Adapters [PCIe Form Factor]

Model

Bus Port Connection Speed

QL45411HLCU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x16

Single

QSFP+

40Gb

QL45412HLCU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x16

Dual

QSFP+

40Gb

QL45462HLCU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x16

Dual

QSFP+

40Gb

Product Family

25GbE Technology

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OpenStack

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Universal RDMA

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