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Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter

QLogic QLE8152 Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter

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QLogic QLE 8100 Series PCI Express
QLogic QLE8152 Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter #QLE8152-CU-CK
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Overview:

The 8100 Series Converged Network Adapters support concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE) traffic over a shared 10Gb Ethernet link. The 8100 Series Adapters support full hardware offload for FCoE protocol processing, which frees up the server CPU to perform other tasks like running applications or host Virtual Machines. The 8100 Series Adapters also support iSCSI using software initiators available from most operating systems.

The ability to support simultaneous LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) traffic from a single adapter enables significant cost savings from reduced adapter, switch, cabling, power, and cooling expenses, and preserves existing Fibre Channel storage investment. The QLogic 8100 Series supports blazing fast 10GbE Ethernet speed, along with numerous hardware offloads that reduce server CPU utilization.

  • Low profile, PCI Express Gen2 adapter
  • Reliable Fibre Channel drivers
  • 10Gbps maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage (SAN) and networking (LAN) traffic
  • Full hardware offload for FCoE protocol processing
  • Full support for TCP/IP and Ethernet performance enhancements such as priority-based flow control (802.1Qbb), jumbo frames, checksum offloads, and segmentation offloads
  • Works seamlessly with existing Fibre Channel storage

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Technology.
FCoE provides an opportunity to reduce data center costs by converging data and storage networking. Standard TCP/IP and Fibre Channel traffic can both run on the same high speed 10Gbps Ethernet wire, resulting in cost savings through reduced adapter, switch, cabling, power, cooling, and management requirements. FCoE has gained rapid market traction because it delivers excellent performance, reduces data center TCO, and protects current data center investment.

iSCSI.
The QLE8152 even supports iSCSI storage protocol using iSCSI software initiators, which are available with all major operating systems.

High Performance.
The QLE8152 boosts system performance with 10Gbps speed and full hardware offload for FCoE protocol processing. Cutting edge 10Gbps bandwidth eliminates performance bottlenecks in the I/O path with a 10X data rate improvement versus existing 1Gbps Ethernet solutions. Additionally, full hardware offload for FCoE protocol processing reduces system CPU utilization for I/O operations, which leads to faster application performance and higher levels of consolidation in virtualized systems.

Lower TCO.
The QLE8152 reduces data center costs through convergence. Now, one converged network adapter can do the work of a discrete Fibre Channel host bus adapter and Ethernet NIC. This convergence also means fewer cables, fewer switches, less power consumption, reduced cooling, and easier LAN and SAN management.

Investment Protection.
The QLE8152 and FCoE are designed to preserve existing investment in Fibre Channel storage and core Ethernet switches and routers for data networking. The QLE8152 leverages the same identical software driver stacks that have been deployed and battle-hardened in millions of previous installations, and preserves familiar Fibre Channel concepts such as WWNs, FC-IDs, LUN masking, and zoning.

Unmatched Expertise.
QLogic has an unparalleled advantage in delivering this new converged network adapter technology. QLogic is the undisputed leader in both Fibre Channel and iSCSI adapters, with years of experience providing Fibre Channel and Ethernet based products.

Features and Benefits:

High Performance

  • 10Gbps maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage (SAN) and networking (LAN) traffic
  • Full hardware offload for FCoE protocol processing
  • 250,000 IOPS deliver high I/O transfer rates for storage applications
  • Full support for TCP/IP and Ethernet performance enhancements such as priority-based flow control (802.1Qbb), jumbo frames, checksum offloads, and segmentation offloads

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

  • Reduced hardware, cabling, power, cooling, and management costs through convergence of data and storage networking
  • Preservation of familiar data and storage concepts resulting in lower training and administrative costs

Investment Protection

  • Works seamlessly with existing Fibre Channel (FC) storage
  • Communicates via Ethernet, the most common networking technology in the world
  • Compatible with existing FC drivers and management applications that have been deployed in millions of current systems

Technical Specifications:

Adapter Model QLE8150 QLE8152
  QLE8150 QLE8152
Physical Specifications
Ports Single 10Gbps Ethernet (SFP+) Dual 10Gbps Ethernet (SFP+)
Form factor Low profile PCI Express card: (6.6 in. × 2.54 in.) Low profile PCI Express card: (6.6 in. × 2.54 in.)
Environment and Equipment Specifications
Airflow 100 LFM 100 LFM
Power dissipation 6.9 Watts (typical) 9.7 Watts (typical)
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%
Host Bus Interface Specifications
Bus interface PCI Express Gen1 x8 or PCI Express Gen2 x4
Hardware platforms IA32 (x86); Intel64, AMD64 (x64), IA64, SPARC®, PowerPC®
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
Topology Any 10Gb Ethernet Network
Ethernet Frame 1500 byte or 9000 byte (Jumbo Frame)
Stateless offload
  • IP, TCP, and UDP checksum offloads
  • Large and Giant Send Offload (LSO, GSO)
  • Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
  • Header-data split
  • Interrupt coalescing
  • NetQueue
Enhanced Ethernet
  • Priority-based flow control (802.1Qbb rev. 0)
  • Enhanced transmission selection (802.1Qaz rev. 0)
  • DCBX protocol (802.1Qaz rev. 0)
Compliance IEEE: 802.3ae (10Gb Ethernet), 802.1q (VLAN), 802.3ad (Link Aggregation), 802.1p (Priority Encoding), 802.3x (Flow Control), 802.3ap (KX/KX4), 802.3ak (CX4), IEEE 1149.1 (JTAG), IPv4 Specification (RFC 791), IPv6 Specification (RFC 2460), TCP/UDP Specification (RFC 793/768), ARP Specification (RFC 826)
FCoE Specifications
Performance 250,000 IOPS
Logins Support for 2048 concurrent logins and 2048 active exchanges
Class of service Class 3
Protocols FCP (SCSI-FCP), FC-TAPE (FCP-2)
Compliance SCSI-3 Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI-FCP), Fibre Channel Tape (FC-TAPE) profile, SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol-2 (FCP-2), Second Generation FC Generic Services (FC-GS-2), Third Generation FC Generic Services (FC-GS-3)
Tools and Utilities
Management tools and device utilities
  • SANsurfer® (GUI and CLI) for FCoE
  • SANsurfer (CLI) and OS-based management tools for NIC
  • Utilities for programming boot code; Linux® scripting tools
Boot support LAN and SAN boot (PXE, BIOS, UEFI, FCode)
APIs
  • SNIA HBA API V2, SMI-S, and FDMI
  • NDIS 5.x, NDIS 6.x, and WMI
Operating systems Windows Server® 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 (targeted); Red Hat® RHEL AP 5.x; Novell® SLES 10.x, 11; VMware® ESX/ESXi 3.5, 4.0 (targeted); Solaris 10, OpenSolaris™ (targeted)
Agency Approvals
EMI and EMC FCC CFR Title 47, Part 15, Subpart B:2007 Class A; ICES-003:2004 Class A
Safety UL60950-1; CSA C22.2 60950-1

Documentation:

PDF File
Download the QLogic QLE8152 Adapter Datasheet  (PDF).

 

QLogic Products
QLogic QLE 8100 Series PCI Express
QLogic QLE8152 Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter #QLE8152-CU-CK
List Price: $1,759.00
Our Price: $1,040.00