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QLE3044 Intelligent Ethernet Adapter

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QLE3044 Intelligent Ethernet Adapter is a quad port 1GbE Intelligent Ethernet adapter designed for various 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.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.1

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

QLE3044 Intelligent Ethernet Adapter is a quad port 1GbE Intelligent Ethernet adapter designed for various 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.

The QLE3044 is a high-performance Intelligent Ethernet adapter that can support offload of TCP/IP tasks, significantly improving throughput of servers, server appliances, and storage platforms, all while reducing host CPU utilization. This allows overall system performance to scale dramatically.

In the dynamic data center environment, managers need flexible solutions that can evolve along with the technology to protect current investments in virtualization and server consolidation. The QLogic NetSlice architecture addresses these requirements by incorporating a unique degree of programmable support for virtualization. The NetSlice architecture creates a platform that exports a number of independent virtual interfaces, with each virtual interface utilizing a share of the existing (hardware) resources. Each virtual interface is serviced in a fair manner. Optionally, each interface can be assigned a priority that determines how much of a share of the underlying resources are allocated to that interface. Strong isolation is built around each interface to ensure that one interface does not adversely affect another.

The QLE3044 is built around QLogic’s Protocol Processing Engine architecture and allows for the support of multiple protocols on the same hardware. QLogic also uses common drivers across all Intelligent Ethernet (10GbE and 1GbE) adapters, which  reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Benefits

  • Increased application throughput and reduced host CPU utilization due to stateless protocol offloads
  • Optimal use of I/O slots - multiple network ports available on a single card
  • Most power-efficient quad port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) card on the market
  • Performance scalability for consolidated server environments
  • Investment protection - full programmability allows changes to protocols to be implemented in firmware, avoiding expensive hardware upgrades
  • Improved reliability and error handling benefits of PCI Express® (PCIe)

Features

  • Checksum and stateless offloads
  • NetSlice™ I/O virtualization support
  • Four ports for teaming and failover