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EMC Qlogic QLE2560-E-SP

Mfg Part #: QLE2560-E-SP


EMC Qlogic QLE2560-E-SP

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MSRP$1,435.00
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Server consolidation through virtualization of the enterprise data center improves server/processor utilization and lowers data center capital and operational costs. IT administrators must ensure that none of the subsystems become a bottleneck for successful deployment of a virtualized and consolidated data center. The evolution of consolidated server deployments and the move to 8 Gb Fiber Channel infrastructure requires higher scalability when connecting servers to storage. To meet the growing demands of consolidated and virtualized environments, enterprise IT administrators must deploy a scalable, high-performance adapter architecture that can address the demands placed by multiple virtual machines (VMs) or guest operating systems, as well as applications, in virtualized environments running simultaneously on a single physical server.

To help IT administrators make the best, most informed adapter choice, QLogic performed a series of head-to-head performance benchmarks showing the I/O performance and scalability advantages of the QLogic 2500 series 8 Gb Fiber Channel Adapter. QLogic compared the overall performance of these 8 Gb adapters when attached to an industry-leading, solid-state storage array to emulate real-world vSphere 4 environments.

QLE2560 Host Bus Adapter
The QLE2560 is a PCI Express, single port, Fiber Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapter (HBA). The QLE2560 is next generation 8 Gb FC technology, meeting the business requirements of the enterprise data center.

Virtualization optimized
The QLE2560 delivers enhanced security, Quality of Service (QoS), and enables dynamic provisioning. The QLE2560 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 QLE2560 takes advantage of QLogic StarPower technology, ensuring power efficiency. QLogic StarPower technology offers dynamic and adaptive power management features such as power and bandwidth optimized intelligent PCI Express link training, low-power switching power supplies, and thermally efficient layout requiring lower airflows.

RAS optimized
The QLE2560 provides the highest data integrity by ensuring Overlapping Protection Domains (OPD) on both the control and data paths. The QLE2560 also utilizes Enhanced Hardware Assist Firmware Tracing (EHAFT), allowing more comprehensive debugging with standard drivers.

Security optimized
The QLE2560 enables SAN-level authentication (FC-SP), fabric-level isolation (NPIV), and is capable of end-to-end data integrity (T10).

Management optimized
The QLE2560 is backward compatible with 4 Gb and 2 Gb speeds. A single common driver per operating system for three generations of FC HBAs simplifies deployment. QLogic's unified driver model eliminates potential interoperability issues between firmware and driver versions. The QLE2560's API compatibility with 4 Gb products accelerates deployment while ensuring application compatibility.


Product Highlights
  • Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) optimized
  • Fiber Channel 8 Gb to PCI Express x8
  • 1600 MBps (full-duplex)
  • 200,000 initiator and target IOPS


General Specifications

ManufacturerEMC
Manufacturer Part #QLE2560-E-SP
Cost Central Item #10296514
Product DescriptionQlogic QLE2560-E-SP - Host bus adapter - PCI Express 2.0 x8 - 8Gb Fibre Channel
Device TypeHost bus adapter
Form FactorPlug-in card
Interface (Bus) TypePCI Express 2.0 x8
Ports8Gb Fibre Channel
Data Link Protocol8Gb Fibre Channel
Data Transfer Rate8.5 Gbps
System RequirementsMicrosoft Windows Server 2003, SunSoft Solaris 10, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4, Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, VMware ESX Server

Extended Specifications

General
Device TypeHost bus adapter
Form FactorPlug-in card
Interface (Bus) TypePCI Express 2.0 x8
Networking
Ports8Gb Fibre Channel
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Data Link Protocol8Gb Fibre Channel
Fibre ChannelFC-AL, FC-AL-2, FC-SP, FCP-2, FCP-3
Data Transfer Rate8.5 Gbps
FeaturesAuto-negotiation, Quality of Service (QoS)
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots1 (total) / 0 (free) x SFP+
Interfaces1 x 8Gb Fibre Channel - LC multi-mode x 2
Compatible Slots1 x PCI Express 2.0 x8
Miscellaneous
Compliant StandardsUL, TUV, BSMI, cUL, EN 60950, VCCI Class A ITE, EN55022 Class A, FCC Part 15 B, MIC, ICES-003 Class A, AS/NZS 3548, CSA C22.2, EN 60825
Software / System Requirements
Software IncludedSANsurfer HBA Manager
OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows Server 2003, SunSoft Solaris 10, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4, Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, VMware ESX Server
Peripheral / Interface DevicesCD-ROM
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature32 °F
Max Operating Temperature131 °F
Humidity Range Operating10 - 90%

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