Product Id: 26495809
Description: QLogic QLE8262 - Host bus adapter - PCIe 2.0 x8 low profile - 10Gb Ethernet x 2
Mfr Part #: 430-4406
The Dell QLE8262 converged network adapter supports simultaneous LAN and SAN traffic at line-rate, 10 Gbps Ethernet speed. Convergence of traffic lowers data center costs by eliminating the need for separate LAN and SAN infrastructure. Data centers now need fewer adapters, cables, and switches, which also means reduced power and cooling costs. In addition, these adapters are fully compatible with existing fiber channel and iSCSI storage, providing investment protection for existing infrastructure.
- 10 Gbps per-port maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage (SAN) and networking (LAN) traffic
- Full hardware offloads for FCoE and iSCSI protocol processing
- Full supports for TCP/IP and Ethernet performance enhancements
- Simultaneous multi-protocol enables reduction of reduced hardware, cabling, power, cooling, and management costs through convergence of data and storage networking
- Create virtual adapters with guaranteed bandwidth allocations using unique switch independent partitioning feature
- FCoE and iSCSI hardware offload
The QLE8262 adapter supports full hardware offload for FCoE and iSCSI protocol processing. Reduced server CPU utilization for I/O operations leads to faster application performance and higher levels of consolidation in virtualized systems.
The QLE8262 adapter reduces data center costs by converging data and storage networking. This convergence results in buying fewer adapters, cables, and switches. In addition, convergence offers lower power consumption, reduced cooling, and easier LAN and SAN management.
- Enterprise class reliability
The QLE8262 adapter is compatible with the same fiber channel and iSCSI software stacks that have been deployed and battle-hardened in millions of previous installations. Networking, FCoE, and iSCSI functionality can be controlled with QLogic's unified management application, QConvergeConsole (QCC); VMware's vCenter plug-in; Dell's Unified Server Configurator (USC); or the Windows networking properties page. These tools provide single pane-of-glass management for adapter and switch independent partitioning functions.
- Investment protection
FCoE is a converged networking technology that provides a unified storage and data network over loss-less Ethernet, while preserving the investment in existing fiber channel infrastructure and storage.
- Unmatched expertise
QLogic has an unparalleled advantage in delivering this converged network adapter technology. QLogic is the undisputed leader in both fiber channel and iSCSI adapters, with years of experience providing fiber channel and Ethernet-based products.
- iSCSI over DCBX
The QLE8262 supports iSCSI over Data Center Bridging Exchange protocol (DCBX) when used with a Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) switch. This support allows users to configure iSCSI virtual local area networks (VLANs) with priority flow control (PFC) and user-specified bandwidth shaping to deliver an enterprise-ready iSCSI solution.