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Dual-Port 10Gbps Ethernet-to-PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapter

QLogic QLE3242 Dual-Port 10Gbps Ethernet-to-PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapter

QLogic Products
QLogic QLE 3200 Series PCI Express
QLogic QLE3242-CU Dual-port 10GbE Ethernet to PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapter #QLE3242-CU-CK
List Price: $995.00
Our Price: $596.00
QLogic QLE3242-SR Dual-port 10GbE Ethernet to PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapter with SR optical transceivers #QLE3242-SR-CK
List Price: $2,070.00
Our Price: $1,231.00

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Overview:

The QLogic 3200 Series Intelligent Ethernet Adapters boast industry-leading networking performance, with dual-port throughput equaling approximately 40Gbps. The adapters are designed for use in virtualized environments, with support for industry-standard SR-IOV and QLogic’s unique NIC Partitioning feature. NIC Partitioning allows a user to divide a physical Ethernet port into four virtual ports with flexible, user-defined allocation of 10Gbps bandwidth.

The QLogic 3200 Series Intelligent Ethernet Adapters come in single- and dual-port models with support for SFP+ direct attach copper cables and both SR (short reach) and LR (long reach) optical transceivers.

  • PCI Express Gen2 x8
  • Industry-leading 10Gbps performance
  • VLAN, teaming, jumbo frame, and stateless offload support
  • SR-IOV for faster networking performance in virtualized environments
  • QLogic's NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that works with any 10Gb Ethernet Switch
  • Compatible with QConvergeConsole and native OS-based management tools
  • PXE, UEFI, and iBFT boot support
  • Low-profile PCIe Express form factor

3200 Series.
The 3200 Series of 10Gbps Intelligent Ethernet Adapters are designed for applications such as virtualization, network security appliances, cluster computing, IP content delivery systems, grid computing, database clustering, network attached storage (NAS), and storage and backup servers.

High Performance.
The 3200 Series adapters boast industry-leading networking performance, with bidirectional dual-port throughput equalling approximately 40Gbps. This performance makes the adapter suitable for high-bandwidth applications, as well as applications that require network scaling.

VMflex.
With QLogic's new VMflex technology, one Intelligent Ethernet Adapter is viewed by the server OS as multiple standalone NICs (up to four per physical Ethernet port), with the ability to allocate guaranteed bandwidth to each virtual adapter. NIC Partitioning eliminates purchasing and installing multiple, physical 1GbE NIC adapters that are dedicated to specific server applications or tasks (networking, backup, management, etc). These virtual adapters can also be assigned to individual virtual machines (VMs) to provide QoS, security, and higher system performance in virtualized servers. This unique feature can be switch dependent or switch agnostic—it is not necessary to pair a 3200 Series adapter with any specific 10GbE switch model to enable partitioning.

The 3200 Series adapters also feature industry-standard SR-IOV support, which provides broad interoperability, ease of device configuration/ management, and improved system performance in a virtualized environment.

Unmatched Expertise.
QLogic is the leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions including Fibre Channel, Ethernet, iSCSI, InfiniBand, and Converged Network Adapters.

Features and Benefits:

Benefits

  • 10Gbps per-port maximum throughput for high bandwidth networking traffic
  • SFP+ interface for cost effective connectivity to switches with direct attach copper and SR, LR optics
  • Increased application throughput and reduced host CPU utilization with stateless offloads
  • State-of-the-art virtualization features that provide security and quality of service (QoS) to virtual machines while maintaining superior performance
  • Eliminates purchasing and installing multiple 1-gigabit Ethernet (GbE) NICs dedicated to specific server applications or tasks
  • Compatible with common operating system (OS) network management tools, as well as QLogic's QConvergeConsole (QCC). QCC provides single pane-of-glass management for QLogic's broad product line of storage and networking adapters

Features

  • Industry-leading networking performance
  • Single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV)
  • Support for switch-dependent and switch-agnostic NIC Partitioning (NPAR) powered by QLogic VMflex technology

Technical Specifications:

Adapter Model QLE3240 QLE3242
  QLE3240 QLE3242
Physical Specifications
Ports Single 10Gbps Ethernet Dual 10Gbps Ethernet
Form factor Low-profile PCIe (6.6 in × 2.54 in)
Custom form factors also available
Low-profile PCIe (6.6 in × 2.54 in)
Custom form factors also available
Environment and Equipment Specifications
Operating Temperature 0°C/32°F to 55°C/131°F 0°C/32°F to 55°C/131°F
Storage Temperature –20°C/–4°F to 70°C/158°F –20°C/–4°F to 70°C/158°F
Relative Humidity 10% to 90% (non-condensing) 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage Humidity 5% to 95% 5% to 95%
Maximum Cable Distances (Optical)
  • QLE324x-SR: 300m, OM3 multimode fibre
  • QLE324x-LR: 10Km, single mode fibre
Host Bus Interface Specifications
Bus interface PCI Express Gen2 x8
Host Interrupts INTx, MSI, and MSI-X
I/O Virtualization
  • SR-IOV
  • QLogic VMflex technology
Compliance PCI Express Base Specification, rev. 2.0, PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification, rev. 2.0, PCI Bus Power Management Interface specification, rev. 1.2
Ethernet Specifications
Throughput 10Gbps full-duplex line rate per port
Ethernet Frame 1500 byte or 9600 byte (jumbo frame)
Stateless Offload
  • IP, TCP, and UDP checksum offloads
  • Large and giant send offload (LSO, GSO)
  • Large receive offload (LRO)
  • Receive side scaling (RSS)
  • Interrupt coalescing
  • VMware® NetQueue and Microsoft® VMQ
Compliance IEEE: 802.3ae (10Gb Ethernet), 802.1q (VLAN), 802.3ad (Link Aggregation), 802.1p (Priority Encoding), 802.3x (Flow Control), IPv4 (RFQ 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460)
Tools and Utilities
Management Tools and Device Utilities
  • QConvergeConsole: a unified management tool (GUI and CLI) for Fibre Channel/FCoE, iSCSI, and networking
  • Native OS management tools for networking
Boot support PXE, BIOS, UEFI, iBFT
Operating systems Microsoft Windows Server®; Red Hat® Linux®; Novell® SLES; VMware ESX™/ESXi; Oracle® Solaris®, OpenSolaris™; Citrix® XenServer™
Agency Approvals
EMI and EMC FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B; ICES-003, Class B
Safety
  • UL60950-1, 1st edition, 2007-10-31
  • CSA C22.2 60950-1-03, 1st edition, 2006-07

Documentation:

PDF File
Download the QLogic QLE3200 Series Adapter Datasheet  (PDF).

 

QLogic Products
QLogic QLE 3200 Series PCI Express
QLogic QLE3242-CU Dual-port 10GbE Ethernet to PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapter #QLE3242-CU-CK
List Price: $995.00
Our Price: $596.00
QLogic QLE3242-SR Dual-port 10GbE Ethernet to PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapter with SR optical transceivers #QLE3242-SR-CK
List Price: $2,070.00
Our Price: $1,231.00