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Q-Logic BR-1860 Series 1P00 Single Port Fabric Adapter with Gen 5 Fiber Channel

Q-Logic BR-1860 Series 1P00 Single Port Fabric Adapter with Gen 5 Fiber Channel

B&H # QLBR18601P00 MFR # BR-1860-1P00
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Product Highlights

  • Over 500,000 IOPS per Port
  • PCIe Low-Profile Form Factor
  • Data Rate 10.3125 Gb/s for Ethernet
  • Supports 10GbE DCB Connectivity
  • Support Enhanced Virtualization
  • Optimizes QoS w/QLogic vFLink Technology
  • SR Optic
  • Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP)
  • Designed for the Private Cloud
  • Supports Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2
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  • 1Description

The BR-1860 Series 1P00 Single Port Fabric Adapter with Gen 5 Fiber Channel from QLogic meets all the connectivity needs of cloud-enabled data centers while providing unmatched performance, application-aware services, unified management, and reduced cost and complexity. It is a simple and flexible server connectivity adapter designed to extend fabric services to VMs and applications in highly demanding virtualized environments. Centralized management is through single pane-of-glass by integration with Brocade Network Advisor, and consolidates I/O devices and optimizes QoS with QLogic vFLink technology

It also features QLogic AnyIO technology, making it a multiprotocol server connectivity product designed for highly virtualized, cloud-enabled data centers. The BR-1860 is a class of adapters that combines a Gen 5 fiber channel host bus adapter with a 10-gigabit Ethernet (GbE) converged network adapter and a NIC to support native fiber channel, TCP/IP, data center bridging (DCB) Ethernet, fiber channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and iSCSI running simultaneously. It supports enhanced virtualization, including Windows Server 2012 virtual fiber channel and network QoS (bandwidth management) functionality.

Single Adapter for all Connectivity Needs
Delivering full-duplex line-rate 16 Gb/s fiber channel and 10GbE speeds, and over one million IOPS per dual-port adapter for storage applications including fiber channel, FCoE, and iSCSI, the QLogic BR-1860 is a suitable platform to support mission-critical workloads in the large data centers. The BR-1860 supports full FCoE protocol offload as well as stateless networking offloads for 10GbE, including TCP checksum and segmentation offloads for improved performance and more efficient CPU utilization.The BR-1860 is a class of adapters that combines a Gen 5 fiber channel host bus adapter with a 10-gigabit Ethernet (GbE) converged network adapter and a NIC to support native fiber channel, TCP/IP, data center bridging (DCB) Ethernet, fiber channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and iSCSI running simultaneously.
Designed for the Private Cloud
Virtualization is transforming the data center, essentially moving the access layer of the network into the server.By implementing virtual machine optimized ports (VMOPs), the BR-1860 leverages hypervisor multi-queue technologies such as VMware NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ to offload the incoming network packet classification and sorting tasks from the hypervisor onto the adapter, freeing the CPU and enabling line-rate performance.
I/O Virtualization (IOV) and Virtual Switching
The BR-1860 supports QLogic virtual Fabric Link (vFLink) technology, which partitions a single adapter into as many as eight virtual adapters called vNICs. This is done in the hardware by using multiple physical functions (PFs) at the PCIe bus level, appearing as separate physical devices at the OS level. These virtual links can be assigned minimum and/or maximum bandwidth levels allocated in 100 Mb/s increments, with a maximum of 10Gb/s for Ethernet. This helps organizations overcome the proliferation of adapters in virtual environments while maintaining management isolation and quality of service (QoS) for different types of networks, including production, backup, management, or live migration.

The BR-1860 will help organizations overcome this limitation through its ability to support PCI-SIG single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV), which extends QLogic vFLink technology to support up to 255 virtual fabric links. SR-IOV utilizes PCIe virtual functions (VFs), which are lightweight PCI functions that are assigned to the VMs while the hypervisor retains control of the underlying PF. SR-IOV enables an efficient sharing of I/O devices for VMs as well as direct I/O for increased performance. It also incorporates a built-in virtual Layer 2 Ethernet switch, or virtual Ethernet bridge (VEB), to offload the hypervisor from all of the interVM traffic switching tasks, delivering better network performance for VMs while freeing the CPU for additional application processing.

Extend Fabric Services to the Server and Applications
The BR-1860 supports Brocade's Server Application Optimization (SAO) technology to extend the intelligence and fabric services of Brocade fiber channel fabrics into servers. N_Port trunking extends the ISL trunking capability from the Brocade switches into the server, combining two 16Gb/s links in a dual-port adapter into a single logical 32 Gb/s connection with frame-level load balancing for unmatched levels of performance and fault tolerance.

Brocade SAO also extends QoS from the fabric to the VM and application level, enabling organizations to virtualize mission-critical applications and scale virtualization environments.

Diagnostic Port (D_Port) Support
The adapter ensures optical and signal integrity for Gen 5 fiber channel optics and cables, simplifying deployment and support of high-performance fabrics. It leverages the ClearLink diagnostic port (D_Port) capabilities of Brocade's Gen 5 fiber channel switch platforms.
Integration into Brocade's Brocade Network Advisor (BNA)
Provides customizable health and performance dashboard views to pin-point problems faster, simplify SAN configuration and management, and reduce operational costs.
Critical Diagnostic and Monitoring Capabilities
Helps ensure early problem detection and recovery.
Forward Error Correction (FEC)
It enables recovery from bit errors in ISLs, enhancing transmission reliability and performance.
Credit Loss Recovery
Helps overcome performance degradation and congestion due to buffer credit loss.
Optimal Support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
By supporting Windows Server 2012, the BR-1860 enhances its ability to support Windows-based virtual workloads and provides network administrators with policy-based tools to manage traffic on the virtual and physical networks. Furthermore, support of the Hyper-V virtual fiber channel feature enables direct connectivity to fiber channel SANs from within a Hyper-V VM, allowing fiber channel SANs to support Windows based virtualized workloads. Support for fiber channel in Hyper-V guests also includes support for many high-availability features, such as virtual SANs, clustered VMs, live migration, and multipath I/O (MPIO).

The BR-1860 enables administrators to specify network bandwidth controls based on application type, users, and servers for the physical network. In addition, support of Hyper-V QoS enables cloud hosting providers and enterprises to deliver predictable network performance for multiple types of traffic for VMs.

Simplifying Server Deployment with Dynamic Fabric Provisioning
Dynamic fabric provisioning (DFP) allows organizations to eliminate fabric re-configuration when adding or replacing servers through the virtualization of host worldwide names (WWNs). It combines Brocade switch and QLogic adapter technology to reduce or eliminate the need to modify zoning or LUN masking.
Centralized Adapter Management
QLogic's Host Connectivity Manager (HCM) is an easy-to-use adapter management tool for configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting the QLogic BR-1860 series adapters. HCM enables server administers to quickly configure BR-1860 series adapters locally or remotely. HCM scans the SAN environment to discover visible storage resources and display target LUNs and provides fast access to the managed host bus adapters, converged network adapters, ports, and target storage resources. HCM also provides notifications of various conditions and problems through a user-defined event filter. In addition to providing a graphical interface, QLogic also provides a command line interface, BCU CLI, for scripting and task automation.

QLogic HCM is tightly integrated with Brocade Network Advisor (BNA) to provide end-to-end configuration and management of the entire SAN infrastructure.

In the Box
Q-Logic BR-1860 Series 1P00 Single Port Fabric Adapter with Gen 5 Fiber Channel
  • Standard-Size Bracket
  • Low-Profile Bracket
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Host Specification
    Server Platform Intel (IA32, IEM64T), AMD (x86, 64), and Sun (x86, SPARC)
    Bus Interface PCIe Gen 2.0 compatible (x8), with MSI-X and INTx
    Port Single
    Fiber Channel Specifications
    Data Rate 14.025 Gb/s (1600 MB/s)
    8.5 Gb/s (800 MB/s)
    4.25 Gb/s (400 MB/s)
    2.125 Gb/s (200 MB/s) auto-sensing (per port)
    Full duplex
    Performance Over 500,000 IOPS per port (1,000,000 IOPS per dual-port adapter)
    Topology Point-to-point (N_Port)
    Switched fabric (N_Port)
    FC-AL, FC-AL2
    Key Features Dynamic fabric provisioning (DFP). Fiber Channel fabric assigned worldwide name (FA-PWWN)
    D_Port. Port type enabling rapid isolation of optics orcable problems
    Credit recovery. Buffer credit loss detection andautomatic recovery at 16GFC
    Forward error correction (FEC): error recoverymechanism when operating at 16Gbps link speed
    N_Port trunking. Aggregation of 2 x 16 Gb/s linksinto a single logical 32 Gb/s link
    Distance Support 15 m at 16 Gb/s on 62.5/125 μm (OM1) multimode fiber (MMF) 35 m at 16 Gb/s on 50/125 μm OM2 MMF 100 m at 16 Gb/s on 50/125 μm OM3 MMF 125 m at 16 Gb/s on 50/125 μm OM4 MMF 10 km at 16 Gb/s on 9/125 μm single-mode fiber (SMF)
    Ethernet Specifications
    Data Rate 10.3125 Gb/s
    Distance Support 15 m at 16 Gb/s on 62.5/125 μm (OM1) multimode fiber (MMF) 35 m at 16 Gb/s on 50/125 μm OM2 MMF 100 m at 16 Gb/s on 50/125 μm OM3 MMF 125 m at 16 Gb/s on 50/125 μm OM4 MMF 10 km at 16 Gb/s on 9/125 μm single-mode fiber (SMF)
    Frame Sizes All standard Ethernet frame sizes supported, including 9,600 byte jumbo frames and mini-jumbo frames
    Boot Support Option: Pre-boot execution environment (PXE and gPXE), BIOS, UEFI
    Software
    Management QLogic Host Connectivity Manager (HCM)
    QLogic BCU CLI
    Operating Systems Citrix XenServer
    Linux Red Hat (32-bit)
    Linux Red Hat (64-bit)
    Linux SUSE SLES (32-bit)
    Linux SUSE SLES (64-bit)
    Solaris SPARC
    Solaris x86
    VMware ESX/ESXi
    Windows server 2008 (32-bit)
    Windows server 2008 (64-bit)
    Windows server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    Windows server 2012 (x64)
    Windows server 2012 R2 (x64)
    Environmental & Power Requirement
    Airflow 45 linear feet per minute (LFM)
    Operating Temperature 32°F to 131°F (0°C to 55°C) (dry bulb)
    Non-Operating Temperature −40°F to +163°F (−43°C to +73°C) (dry bulb)
    Operating Humidity 5 to 93% (relative, non-condensing)
    Non-Operating Humidity 5 to 95% (relative, non-condensing)
    Operating Voltage 12V
    Physical Specifications
    Agency Approvals Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1 2nd Ed; ANSI C63.4
    cCSAus; FCC Class B
    Form Factor PCIe low-profile
    Dimensions 6.60 x 2.71" (16.77 × 6.89 cm)
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