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QLogic® Fibre Channel Adapters

QLogic® Fibre Channel Adapters

Overview

Fibre Channel is one of the most deployed storage connectivity solutions in the enterprise data centers and is one of the most prevalent method of storage connectivity. Fibre Channel's low-overhead protocol, its reliability and performance also makes it the preferred choice for connecting all flash arrays (AFAs) storage and servers.

QLogic® Fibre Channel adapters from Cavium™ offer best-in-class performance and functionality for Storage Area Networks. QLogic Fibre Channel HBAs feature reliable, deterministic performance with low latency. The HBAs are designed using isolated paths for each port that enables it to deliver line rate performance per port. No wonder that Cavium has shipped more than 20M ports so far!

QLogic Fibre Channel adapters come in 1-, 2-, and 4-port configuration for maximum flexibility in implementation. QLogic HBAs also support advanced functionality with StorFusion™ software solution. QLogic StorFusion feature's integration into the Fibre Channel fabric helps customers configure storage quickly and easily. It also allows for quick and robust troubleshooting.

QLogic Fibre Channel adapters from Cavium are designed for:

  • Robust design, reliability and high availability
  • Deterministic, high performance with port isolation
  • Simplified management
  • Rapid server deployment and orchestration
  • Support for major commercially available OS flavors

Software for Advanced Configuration and Management

QLogic Gen 6 and Gen 5 adapters include StorFusion technology for advanced SAN fabric management and performance, designed to improve network resiliency, enhance diagnostic and troubleshooting capabilities, quicken SAN deployment, and improve quality of service (QoS). StorFusion features were developed in conjunction with industry partners and are integrated with QLogic management tools like QConvergenceConsole® (QCC), VMware® vCenter plug-in, and robust integration with Fibre Channel eco-system.

Product Information

Part Number PCIe Connecter Ports Speed Connection
Type
Transceiver Form Factor
QLE2740-SR-CK x8 Single 32GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Low Profile
QLE2742-SR-CK x8 Dual 32GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Low Profile
QLE2764-SR-CK x16 Quad 32GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Full Height
QLE2690-SR-CK x8 Single 16GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Low Profile
QLE2692-SR-CK x8 Dual 16GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Low Profile
QLE2694-SR-CK x8 Quad 16GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Full Height
QLE2694L-CK x8 Quad 16GFC SR-Optic SFF+ Low Profile
QLE2670-CK x8 Single 16GFC SR-Optic -- --
QLE2672-CK x8 Dual 16GFC SR-Optic -- --
QLE2560-CK x8 Single 8GFC SR-Optic -- --
QLE2562-CK x8 Dual 8GFC SR-Optic -- --
QLE2564-CK x8 Quad 8GFC SR-Optic -- --
QLE2564L-CK x8 Quad 8GFC SR-Optic -- --
Product Literature
QLogic 2700 Series

Gen 6 FC (32GFC) Fibre Channel Adapters

QLE2690/2692

Enhanced Gen 5 FC (16GFC) Fibre Channel Adapters

QLE2694 and QLE2694L

Quad-port Enhanced Gen 5 FC (16GFC) Fibre Channel Adapters

QLE2670/2672

Gen 5 16 G Fibre Channel Adapters

2500 Series

8 G Fibre Channel Adapters

QOE2562

Open Compute Project (OCP) 8Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel-to-PCIe Adapter

QLogic 1860 Fabric Adapter

Single- or dual-port adapter meets the Fibre Channel and Ethernet connectivity needs in cloud-enabled data centers.

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 Enhanced Gen 5 Delivers Exceptional Value

Cavium leads the competition with superior features, lower power, higher performance, and investment protection.

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

Cavium delivers highest performance at lowest power.

8Gb Fibre Channel Scalability Advantage in VMware vSphere 5

QLogic 2500 Series Fibre Channel Adapter outperforms Emulex—best performance and scalability.

Adapter of Choice for Oracle Environments

Discover how QLogic 2500 Series Fibre Channel Adapters outperform Emulex adapters.

The Performance and Efficiency of Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel

Accelerate database applications and improve server efficiency in all-flash deployments.

Abstract – Drive Higher Data Center Performance, Reliability, and Manageability with Gen 5 FC Solutions

This abstract summarizes the driving factors for upgrading from 8Gb Fibre Channel (FC) to Gen 5 (16Gb) FC, and presents the most relevant findings from the white paper, "Drive Higher Data Center Performance, Reliability, and Manageability with Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Solutions and All-flash Storage."

Drive Higher Data Center Performance, Reliability, and Manageability with Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Solutions and All-flash Storage

Unleash the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures and flash storage: Upgrading from 8Gb Fibre Channel to Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel is easier than ever with new, advanced SAN management features.

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.

8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter of Choice in Microsoft Hyper-V Environments

QLogic 8Gb adapter offers best performance and scalability in Hyper-V environments.

Data-at-Rest Encryption Addresses SAN Security Requirements

QLogic 2500 Series Fibre Channel Adapters meet enterprise security needs.

QLogic 2500 Series Fibre Channel Adapters Accelerate Application Performance

The QLogic 8Gb adapter increases data throughput, providing applications with additional performance for future needs.

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

Cavium 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.

Cavium Platform and Methodology for Product Evaluations

Delivering transparent and consistent performance and functional test results

Overlapping Protection Domains (OPD)

OPD provides the highest level of data reliability.

Persistent Hardware Error Logs

In the rare case of a Host Bus Adapter failure, QLogic's persistent hardware error logs provide key troubleshooting information.

IOPs and Latency

Shared storage performance has significant impact on overall system performance. That’s why system administrators try to understand its performance and plan accordingly.

Support
Warranty

Review warranty information for specific products.

Driver Downloads/Documentation

Download drivers, management tools, and documentation by model or operating system.

Media
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.

The Realities of Hyperconvergence in the Enterprise Data Center

Read the paper to learn about decisions that enterprise customers are making for using hyper-converged storage. Lean about storage priorities, use cases and plans for Fibre Channel storage in the data centers of the customers surveyed by the analysts at 451 research.

Demartek Lab Validation Report—QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 Fibre Channel Solution Brief

This solution brief talks about the QLogic release of Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Adapter and StorFusion functionality.

Demartek Evaluation Infographic—Improve Database Performance with QLogic Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel

This infographic represents the results in the Demartek Evaluation Report—Improving Database Performance with QLogic Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel.

ESG Lab Validation Report: QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters with StorFusion Technology

ESG tests and validates that QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 FC and Gen 6 FC adapters with StorFusion technology enables fabric pre-provisioning, powerful virtualization features, granular QoS, and simplified management.

ITBrand Pulse Industry Brief—Ride the Next Big Wave of Storage Networking

Fibre Channel SANs will continue to form the backbone of data center storage for many years to come in part because Gen 6 FC enhances the performance, scalability, and security of SANs needed in the cloud era.

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 Cavium and our products.

Cavium QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters

QLogic Fibre Channel adapters come in 1-, 2-, and 4-port configuration for maximum flexibility in implementation. QLogic HBAs also support advanced functionality with StorFusion™ software solution. QLogic StorFusion feature's integration into the Fibre Channel fabric helps customers configure storage quickly and easily. It also allows for quick and robust troubleshooting.

FC vs HCI: Right choices for the Enterprise Data Centers

Watch the replay to learn about decisions that enterprise customers are making for selecting Fibre Channel or Hyper-Converged storage. Lean about storage priorities, use cases and plans for Fibre Channel storage in the data centers.

Introducing Fibre Channel NVMe (FC-NVMe)

Watch the replay of the presentation explaining Fibre Channel and Non-Volatile Memory (NVMe) protocols, how to use NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) and benefits of using them together.

Overview of Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) & QLogic 2700 Series HBAs

Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) transforms highly reliable SANs into more efficient, portable, and virtual machine (VM)-aware storage networks needed in data centers of the future. This video explores Gen 6 FC features and highlights the capabilities of the QLogic QLE2700 Gen 6 FC HBAs.

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 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.

Introduction to StorFusion Demo 1 – FC Ping/FC Trace Route

This video provides an overview and demonstration on how to configure two of the advanced diagnostic features of StorFusion technology called FC Ping and FC Trace Route. These features help Storage Area Network (SAN) administrators validate physical connections between a host and target in the SAN environment when using QLogic 8Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapters and Brocade Gen 5 16Gb Fibre Channel switches or directors.

Introduction to StorFusion Demo 3 – D_Port

This video provides an overview and demonstration on the advanced diagnostic feature of StorFusion technology called D_Port. Integrated with Brocade ClearLink technology, D_Port allows Storage Area Network (SAN) administrators to check the integrity of physical connections and optics between host and switch ports, using only the Brocade switch command line interface (CLI). This improves reliability in provisioning SANs and reduces the time required to troubleshoot faulty connections.

Part Number

Port Speed

QLE2740-SR-CK

Single

32GFC

QLE2742-SR-CK

Dual

32GFC

QLE2764-SR-CK

Quad

32GFC

QLE2690-SR-CK

Single

16GFC

QLE2692-SR-CK

Dual

16GFC

QLE2694-SR-CK

Quad

16GFC

QLE2694L-CK

Quad

16GFC

QLE2670-CK

Single

16GFC

QLE2672-CK

Dual

16GFC

QLE2560-CK

Single

8GFC

QLE2562-CK

Dual

8GFC

QLE2564-CK

Quad

8GFC

QLE2564L-CK

Quad

8GFC

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