The QLogic QLE2692-CSC dual-port Enhanced Gen 5, 16GB FC (16GFC) HBA boasts industry-leading native FC performance with extremely low CPU usage with full hardware offloads.
ENHANCED GEN 5 FC
Compared to Gen 5 FC, the QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 FC solution offers higher per-port performance (up to 650K IOPS) with low power consumption. In addition, QLogic StorFusion technology delivers streamlined provisioning, quality of service (QoS), and improved resiliency while addressing the needs of IT organizations that require reliability, integrated management, and guaranteed network performance.
Enhanced Gen 5 FC technology resolves data center complexities by enabling a storage network infrastructure that supports powerful virtualization features, application-aware services, and simplified management. The QLE2692-CSC Adapter provides advanced storage networking features capable of supporting the most demanding virtualized and private cloud environments while fully leveraging the capabilities of high-performance 16GFC and all-flash arrays (AFAs). Powerful management tools automate and simplify SAN provisioning to help reduce cost and complexity, while the unmatched 16GFC performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks in today’s powerful multiprocessor, multicore servers
administrators can take advantage of enhanced features that improve availability, accelerate deployment, and increase network performance.
Improved Total Cost of Ownership and Reliability
StorFusion technology delivers advanced link diagnostics, which improve availability and support for high-performance fabrics. Using the adapter’s Diagnostics Port feature with a Brocade switch that supports ClearLink®,
administrators can quickly run a battery of automated diagnostic tests to assess the health of links and fabric omponents.
The QLE2692-CSC Adapter supports link cable beacon (LCB) technology, which enables administrators to visually identify both ends of a physical link. In a large data center with hundreds of ports and cables to manage, a
simple command turns on port LED beacons on both ends of a link cable connection. Administrators can use LCB to quickly identify connection peer ports without tracing the cable.
QLogic technology includes the read diagnostic parameters (RDP) feature, which provides detailed port, media, and optics diagnostics. From any point in the fabric, an administrator can use RDP to easily discover and diagnose link-related errors and degrading conditions on any N_Portto-F_Port link.
The extensive suite of diagnostic tools maximize uptime and performance, allowing organizations to address problems before they impact operations.
Rapid Server Deployment and Orchestration
StorFusion technology includes fabric pre-provisioning services that enable servers to be quickly deployed, replaced, and moved across the SAN. By leveraging the fabric-assigned port world wide name (FA-WWN) and fabric-based boot LUN discovery (F-BLD) capabilities, the creation of zones, LUNs, SAN-based boot images, and other services can be completed before the servers arrive on site—eliminating time-consuming, manual tasks that typically delay server deployment.
Performance SLA Enforcement with VM-level QoS
Network performance can be dramatically improved by implementing the industry-standard class-specific control (CS_CTL)-based frame prioritization QoS, which helps alleviate network congestion. When QLogic adapters with StorFusion technology are connected to supported SAN fabrics, traffic is classified as it arrives at the switch, and is then processed on the basis of configured priorities. Traffic can be prioritized for delivery or subjected to limited delivery options. As a result, mission-critical workloads can be assigned a higher priority than less time-sensitive
network traffic for optimized performance.
Higher Resiliency and Performance with Automatic Error Recovery
While forward error correction (FEC) at 16GFC is not required by the Fibre Channel Specification, it is enabled by default to improve performance and link integrity. FEC improves performance and link integrity to support higher end-to-end data rates by automatically recovering from transmission errors without re-sending the frames. FEC