The HP QMH2572 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for BladeSystem c-Class is a PCI Express based Type A mezzanine card compatible with Gen8 server blades. It is optimized for virtualization, low power usage, management, security, reliability, availability and serviceability. While providing leading edge 8Gb performance, it is also backward compatible with 4Gb and 2Gb Fibre Channel speeds.
Virtualization, power and security.
The HP QMH2572 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA is a Type A Mezzanine card compatible with HP ProLiant Gen8 server blades for BladeSystem c-Class. It 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. It takes advantage of the QLogic StarPower technology, ensuring a power efficient HBA. QLogic’s StarPower technology offers features such as power and bandwidth optimized intelligent PCIe link training and low-power switching power supplies. It enables SAN-level authentication, fabric-level isolation, and end-to-end data integrity. Features include; authentication through FC-SP, data integrity through T10 CRC and access control in virtualized environments.