The QLE2564 is a PCI Express, quad port, Fibre Channel adapter. The QLE2564 is part of the QLE2500 8Gb adapter product family that offers next generation 8Gb Fibre Channel technology, meeting the business requirements of the enterprise data center.
The QLE2564 delivers enhanced security, Quality of Service (QoS), and enables dynamic provisioning. The QLE2564 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.
The QLE2564 has been designed with a length of 6.6 inches (167.6 mm), allowing additional support for dense 1U Gen2 rack servers and increasing connectivity, which was not available with the standard 8.0-inch (203.2 mm) length of the 4Gb adapter product.
The QLE2564 provides the highest data integrity by ensuring Overlapping Protection Domains (OPD) on both the control and data paths.
The QLE2564 enables SAN-level authentication (FCSP), fabric-level isolation (NPIV), and is capable of end-to-end data integrity (T10).
The QLE2564 is backward compatible with 4Gb and 2Gb speeds. A single common driver per operating system for three generations of FC adapters (8Gb, 4Gb, and 2Gb) simplifies deployment. QLogic’s unified driver model (firmware embedded in the driver) eliminates potential interoperability issues between firmware and driver versions. The QLE2564’s API compatibility with 4Gb products accelerates deployment while ensuring application compatibility.
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