The QLE2564L Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter low profile, 8Gbps Fibre Channel-to-PCI Express® (PCIe) adapter is part of the QLogic® 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel (8GFC) Adapters. The QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA is designed to meet the demanding business requirements of the enterprise data center, including support for large numbers of Fibre Channel (FC) ports with a limited availability of PCIe slots.
The QLE2564L Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter low profile, 8Gbps Fibre Channel-to-PCI Express® (PCIe) adapter is part of the QLogic® 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel (8GFC) Adapters. The QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA is designed to meet the demanding business requirements of the enterprise data center, including support for large numbers of Fibre Channel (FC) ports with a limited availability of PCIe slots. Staying true to the QLogic 2500 Series, the QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA delivers performance with low power consumption and a high level of data protection. The adapters interface to the host server with a PCIe 2.0 bus, ensuring no internal performance bottlenecks.
QLogic’s QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA provides power and virtualization optimization. In addition, backward compatibility with previous generations (4Gb and 2Gb) ensures built-in technology investment protection. QLogic’s unique Dynamic Power Management technology enables the 2500 Series Adapters to provide the lowest possible power consumption.
The QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA provides the benefit of two or four full-duplex ports of 8Gbps FC connectivity in a PCIe low profile form factor. This quad-port, low profile, 8Gbps Fibre Channel adapter allows for higher port density in PCIe-slot-challenged systems.
The QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA 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 that requires no airflows.
The QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA delivers enhanced security and quality of service (QoS), and enable dynamic provisioning. The adapter also enables multiple logical (virtual) connections to share the same physical port. Each logical connection has its own resources and can be managed independently.
HIGH-AVAILABILITY ARCHITECTURE FROM QLOGIC
QLogic QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA FC architecture provides complete port-level isolation. This architecture provides independent function, transmit/receive buffers, an on-chip CPU, DMA channels, and a firmware image for each port. These features enable complete port-level isolation, prevent errors and firmware crashes from propagating across all ports, and provide predictable and scalable performance across all ports. These benefits are essential for enterprise data centers-assuring “five nines” availability for mission-critical applications.
MANAGEMENT OPTIMIZED FOR COMPLETE PORTFOLIO
To simplify deployment for both current and previous generations of FC adapters, the QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA operates with a single common driver per OS. QLogic’s unified driver model (with firmware embedded in the driver) eliminates potential interoperability issues between firmware and driver versions. The QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA API accelerates deployment to ensure application compatibility.
The QLE2564L Fibre Channel HBA delivers IOPS and full line-rate throughput in target applications. In addition, the adapter delivers better performance in key target applications for the most relevant block sizes.