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Q-Logic 2500 Series QLE2564 Quad Port PCIe to 8 Gbps Low Profile Fibre Channel Adapter

Q-Logic 2500 Series QLE2564 Quad Port PCIe to 8 Gbps Low Profile Fibre Channel Adapter

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Q-Logic 2500 Series QLE2564 Quad Port PCIe to 8 Gbps Low Profile Fibre Channel Adapter

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  • 1600 MBps Full-Duplex Per Port
  • 200,000 Initiator & Target IOPS Per Port
  • Virtualization & Power Optimized
  • StarPower Technology
  • RAS Optimized
  • Security & Management Optimized
  • QConvergeConsole Management Applications
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  • 1Description

The 2500 Series QLE2564L Quad Port PCIe to 8 Gbps Low Profile Fibre Channel Adapter from QLogic is designed to meet the business requirements of the enterprise data center by enabling the lowest possible power consumption with high levels of data protection. The adapter provides an interface to the host server with a PCIe Gen2 bus, ensuring no internal performance bottlenecks.

The low profile Fibre Channel Adapter meets the needs of today's demanding data center requirements by providing power and virtualization optimization. It is also backwards compatible with previous generation (4 Gb and 2 Gb) technologies. In addition, the adapter works in both PCIe Gen1 and Gen2 host bus interface platforms.

Virtualization Optimized
The Fibre Channel Adapter delivers enhanced security, quality of service (QoS) and enables dynamic provisioning. It also allows multiple logical (virtual) connections to share the same physical port. Each logical connection has its own resources and the ability to be managed independently.
Power Optimized
The adapter takes advantage of the QLogic StarPower technology, ensuring power efficiency. This technology offers dynamic and adaptive power management features such as power and bandwidth-optimized intelligent PCIe link training, low-power switching power supplies and a thermally efficient layout requiring lower airflows.
Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) Optimized
The Fibre Channel Adapter provides high data integrity by ensuring overlapping protection domains (OPD) on both the control and data paths. In addition, it utilizes Enhanced Hardware Assist Firmware Tracing (EHAFT), allowing more comprehensive debugging with standard drivers.
Security Optimized
The adapter supports SAN-level authentication (FC-SP), fabric-level isolation (NPIV) and is capable of end-to-end data integrity (T10).
Management Optimized
The Fibre Channel Adapter is backwards compatible with 4 Gb and 2 Gb speeds. A single driver strategy per OS allows storage administrators to easily deploy and manage the adapter in heterogeneous SAN configurations. QLogic's unified driver model (firmware embedded) eliminates potential interoperability issues between firmware and driver versions. The adapter's API compatibility with 4 Gb products accelerates deployment while ensuring application compatibility.
Simplified Setup
Point-and-click installation and configuration wizards simplify the adapter's setup process. Storage administrators can quickly deploy adapters across a SAN using standard adapter management tools and device utilities. The adapter is also fully compatible with industry-standard application programming interfaces (APIs), including SNIA HBA API and SMI-S, thereby allowing administrators to manage QLogic adapters using third-party software applications.
Comprehensive Operating System Support
QLogic offers the broadest range of support for major operating systems to ensure OS and hardware server compatibility. Drivers are fully tested and available for major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris and VMware ESX. Moreover, QLogic's driver suite supports all major hardware server platforms, including 32/64-bit computing platforms from Intel (IA32, IA64, IEM64T) and AMD (Opteron64).
In the Box
Q-Logic 2500 Series QLE2564 Quad Port PCIe to 8 Gbps Low Profile Fibre Channel Adapter
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Fibre Channel Specifications
    Negotiation 8/4/2 Gbps auto-negotiation
    IOPS 200,000 initiator and target IOPS per port
    Class of Service 2 and 3
    Topology FC-AL, FC-AL2, point-to-point, switched fabric
    Protocols FCP-3-SCSI
    FC-Tape (FCP-2)
    Cable Distances Multi-Mode Optic
    Rate
    2 Gbps:
    OM1: 492.13' (150 m)
    OM2: 984.25' (300 m)
    OM3: 1,640.42' (500 m)

    4 Gbps:
    OM1: 229.66' (70 m)
    OM2: 492.13' (150 m)
    OM3: 1,246.72' (380 m)

    8 Gbps:
    OM1: 68.90' (21 m)
    OM2: 164.04' (50 m)
    OM3: 492.13' (150 m)
    PCI Express Interface
    Compliance PCIe Base Specification rev. 2.0
    PCIe Card Electromechanical Specification rev. 2.0
    PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification rev. 1.2
    PCI Hot-Plug Specification rev. 1.0
    Physical and Electrical PCIe x8 physical connector
    StarPower link training
    -Maximum x4 lanes for Gen2 rate
    -Maximum x8 lanes for Gen1 rate
    Connectivity
    Ports Quad 8 Gbps Fibre Channel
    HBA Specifications
    Airflow No airflow required
    Power Consumption 13 W (typical)
    Form Factor Low-profile PCIe card
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 131°F (0 to 55°C)
    Non-Operating: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
    Relative Humidity Operating: 10 to 90% non-condensing
    Non-Operating: 5 to 93% non-condensing
    RoHS Compliance RoHS 6
    Tools & Utilities
    Management Tools QConvergeConsole: A unified management tool (GUI and CLI) for adapter configuration and management
    Device Utilities Utilities for flashing bootcode
    Linux SuperInstaller: Driver and management tool installer and Linux tools
    Boot Support BIOS, FCode, EFI
    APIs SNIA HBA API V2, SMI-S, FDMI
    Agency Approvals
    EMI and EMC US/Canada:
    FCC Rules, CFR Title 47, Part 15, Subpart B: 2006 Class A
    Industry Canada, ICES-003:2004 Class A
    Europe:
    CISPR 22:2005 (Amds. A1:2005, A2:2006)
    EN55022:2006, Class A (Amd. A1:2007)
    EN55024:1998 (Amds. A1:2001, A2:2003)
    EN6100-3-2:2006
    EN6100-3-3:1995 (Amds A1:2001, A2:2005)
    New Zealand/Australia:
    AS/NZS; CISPR 22:2006 Class A
    Japan:
    VCCI 2007-04 Class A
    Korea:
    KN22, KN24 RRL Class A
    Taiwan:
    CNS 13438:2006 Class A
    Safety US/Canada:
    UL60950-1:3-2007 (second edition)
    CSA C22.2 60950-1; 3-2007 (second edition)
    Class 1 laser product per DHH S 21CFR J
    Use only with listed ITE or equivalent
    Europe:
    TUV EN60950-1:2006+A11 (second edition)
    General
    Hardware Platforms IA32 (x86), IA64, Intel 64
    AMD Opteron64
    Sun SPARC
    Operating Systems Microsoft Windows Server, XP Professional x64,Windows Vista; Red Hat Linux; Novell SLES, NetWare; VMware ESX/ESXi; Oracle Solaris, Linux; Citrix XenServer

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