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QLogic® Fibre Channel Adapters

QLogic® Fibre Channel Adapters from Cavium™ offer best-in-class performance and functionality for Storage Area Networks

Fibre Channel Adapters 2670 Series

The QLogic® 2670 Series Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters from Cavium™ boast industry-leading native Fibre Channel performance—achieving dual-port, line-rate, 16GFC Fibre Channel throughput—at extremely low CPU utilization with full hardware offloads. Gen 5 Fibre Channel resolves data center complexities by enabling a storage network infrastructure that supports powerful virtualization features, application-aware services, and simplified management. This provides a next-generation storage networking infrastructure capable of supporting the most demanding virtualized and cloud-enabled environments while fully leveraging the capabilities of high-performance Gen 5 Fibre Channel and SSD storage. These features help reduce cost and complexity, while the unmatched 16 GFC performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks in today's powerful multiprocessor, multicore servers.


The QLogic 2670 Series Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters have the unique ability to transform from a 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter to a 10GbE Converged Network Adapter that supports NIC, FCoE, and iSCSI traffic. Based on QLogic's I/OFlex technology, the adapter's flexibility simplifies and reduces cost for customers who want to deploy a Fibre Channel SAN today and migrate to an Ethernet SAN in the future. In addition, support for powerful virtualization features make this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent I/O performance to service the growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs).

  • 16GFC Fibre Channel per port maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage area network (SAN) traffic
  • Over 1.2 million IOPS reduce latency in high-transaction, intensive applications and virtualized environments
  • High availability, port isolation architecture for 100% predictable, deterministic, and scalable performance
  • Decreased power and cooling costs using the fewest PCI Express lanes in PCIe Gen3 environments
  • Overlapping protection domains (OPD) to ensure a high level of reliability as data moves to and from the PCI bus and Fibre Channel network
  • Superior port protection with unique port-isolation architecture for the highest reliability and scalability
  • Two times better than 8Gb Fibre Channel for OLTP and 35% better in data warehousing environments
  • Reliability, availability, and scalability with I/OFlex future-proof design enabling conversion to a 10GbE Converged Network Adapter

Product Information

Part Number PCIe Connecter Ports Speed Connection
Transceiver Form Factor
QLE2670-CK x8 Single 16GFC SR-Optic -- --
QLE2672-CK x8 Dual 16GFC SR-Optic -- --
Product Literature

16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel-to-PCIe Adapters

Gen 5 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs Boost SAN Performance

2600 Series Gen 5 adapters boost 8Gb SAN infrastructure performance, deliver power for existing SANs, and provide advanced Brocade Fabric features.

QLogic and Brocade Technology Alliance Drives Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel to New Levels

QLogic 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters maximize the potential of your storage network.

QLogic Boosts SAN Reliability, Server Deployment, and Virtual Performance

QLogic 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters.

QLogic Fibre Channel Advantages in Microsoft Hyper-V Environments

QLogic adapters outperform Emulex, providing reduced CAPEX and OPEX.

QLogic Fibre Channel Advantages in VMware vSphere

QLogic adapters outperform Emulex, providing reduced CAPEX and OPEX.

Adapter of Choice for Enterprise-Class Storage Networks

QLogic 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters deliver better reliability.

Lowest Power Fibre Channel Adapters for Green Data Centers

QLogic delivers highest performance at lowest power.

Harnessing the Power—Hyper-V Virtual Server Engine

This paper features Xeon E5 processors, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, 10GbE LANs, and Gen 5 Fibre Channel SANs.

Visualize I/O Connectivity for VMware vSphere

QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter simplifies and accelerates deployment and management.

QLogic 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel for Database and Business Analytics

Assessment for database and business analytics.

Unified Adapter Management Across the Data Center

QLogic QConvergeConsole simplifies and accelerates deployment and management in Windows and Linux.

QLogic 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 FC HBAs Double Performance and Flexibility

Eliminate I/O bottlenecks for enterprise applications and accelerate virtualization and cloud deployments.

VM Aware Fibre Channel

VM-ID technology enables SAN administrators to monitor, manage, and control individual VM workloads in the SAN.

QLogic FlexSuite Adapters

QLogic 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters and QLogic 8300 Series 10GbE Converged Network Adapters.

Automating and Simplifying SAN Provisioning for QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

Fabric pre-provisioning enables servers to be quickly and easily deployed, replaced, and moved across the SAN.

Enhanced Reliability and Diagnostics for QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

End-to-end Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel Infrastructure validation and diagnostics ensures SAN robustness and performance.

Improved Performance and QoS for QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

Meet and exceed service-level agreements (SLAs) with end-to-end SAN traffic prioritization and network resiliency.

Oracle Recovery Manager Dramatically Accelerated with QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters

Sun Storage 16Gb Fibre Channel adapter reduces Oracle Recovery Manager backup time up to 76%.

Advanced Storage Networking in Windows Server 2012

QLogic enables reliable, flexible, and high-performance Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel.

Simplify Storage and Network Adapter Management in VMware

QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter makes adapter management easier.

QLogic Platform and Methodology for Product Evaluations

Delivering transparent and consistent performance and functional test results

QLogic Fibre Channel Stack

Most diverse offering with field-hardened stability and reliability

QLogic Solutions Lab Reference Architecture for Server Virtualization (2600, 3400, and 8400 Series Adapters)

This guide is intended for IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants to assist in planning, designing, and implementing virtualized data center infrastructures.

VM Insight: The Critical Path to App-aware Infrastructure

As virtual environments scale, understanding how each virtual machine impacts the underlying infrastructure becomes a necessity for efficient data center design and timely issue diagnosis.

Lab Validation Report—QLogic 2600 Series 16G Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapter with Brocade Fabric

Designed to simplify deployment and increase performance in the data center with application-aware services.

Virtualizing Big Tier-1 Workloads

Featuring Xeon E5 Processors, VMware VSphere 5, 10GbE LANs, Gen 5 Fibre Channel SANs, and FabricCache.

IDC Analyst Connection

Discover how to future proof data center servers.

SSN Snap Shot Report

Meeting the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s data centers.

Demartek Fibre Channel HBA evaluation report

QLogic 2600 Series Fibre Channel Adapter is analyzed for storage performance, reliability and scalability relative to Emulex and 8Gb Fibre Channel.

Media and Analyst Coverage

Read the latest news about QLogic and our products.

Six Ways to Accelerate I/O Performance in the Data Center

An interactive webinar that shows how QLogic technologies improve I/O performance.

Gen 5 Fibre Channel - Eliminate I/O Bottlenecks Using the Latest High Speed Protocol

Gen 5 16Gb Fibre Channel delivers the reliability, simplicity, and performance required to handle your tier-one enterprise application requirements. The innovations that QLogic adapters deliver help you get the most out of your applications or virtualization deployments.

Virtual Machine Scalability - VMware vSphere 5.5 and QLogic Adapters

VMware 5.5 introduces enhancements for networking & storage. Using QLogic adapters delivers increased resource utilization and flexibility, lower costs, and the ability to respond to elastic demand for IT services.

QLogic KnowHow: QLogic I/OFlex Technology

QLogic I/OFlex Technology is a free, field-configurable firmware upgrade that enables IT administrators to define personality (16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel, 10GbE, or FCoE) on a single adapter. Learn how easy it is to switch the personality of your adapter in this short introduction to I/OFlex.

Next Generation Server Attach Strategy

Eliminate I/O Bottlenecks Using High Speed Interconnects. Using QLogic's Adaptive Convergence technology, a single PCIe slot in the server can be used over the lifetime of the server to support Fibre Channel SANs and converged networks.

QLogic QConvergeConsole

Simplified Management for QLogic Fibre Channel, Intelligent Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters.

QLogic KnowHow: QConvergeConsole GUI: Getting Started

QConvergeConsole is an enterprise-class, web-based, single-pane-of-glass console that allows for centralized management and configuration of the broad product line of QLogic adapters unified across the entire data center network, both LAN and SAN. Learn how to install QCC GUI, connect to multiple hosts and be introduced to the basic functionality available from QConvergeConsole.

QLogic KnowHow: Installing QLogic Adapters in VMware ESXi 5.x Environments

Integrating the VMware virtualization solution with QLogic Intelligent Ethernet, Converged Network, or Fibre Channel Adapters for network and storage will optimize the virtualized data center infrastructure to provide enterprise-class LAN and SAN connectivity.

QLogic KnowHow: Installing a CIM Provider and the QCC vCenter Plug-in

Simplify storage and network adapter management in VMware using the QLogic QConvergeConsole (QCC) Plug-in for VMware vCenter. In this episode of QLogic KnowHow, learn how to install the CIM provider and the QCC vCenter Plug-in to manage your QLogic adapters.

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