Cavium/QLogic - Semiconductor Solutions and Server Innovation

Fibre Channel Adapters

QLogic® Fibre Channel Adapters from Cavium offer best-in-class performance and functionality for Storage Area Networks

Fibre Channel Adapters 2690 Series

The QLogic® 2690 Series of Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) Adapters from Cavium™ is a complete portfolio of single-, dual-, and quad-port adapters, designed for enterprise data centers that require the ultimate in FC performance, power efficiency, reliability, and investment protection for demanding virtualized and private cloud environments. These new Enhanced Gen 5 FC Adapters deliver the industry’s top FC performance with up to 2.6 million IOPS (up to 650K IOPS per port) with optimal load balancing and linear performance scalability per port. The QLogic port-isolation design provides independent data paths for each port, prevents errors and firmware crashes from propagating across all ports, and provides predictable and scalable performance across all ports. The QLogic 2690 Series Adapters support QLogic StorFusion™ technology offering comprehensive port diagnostics, rapid provisioning, and guaranteed performance service level agreements (SLAs) when used in conjunction with Brocade® Gen 5 FC Fabric. QLogic 2690 Series Adapters provide unmatched operational efficiency with up to 75% lower power per port compared to the competition for reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). They also leverage QLogic StarPower™ technology with dynamic and adaptive power management features to optimize power and thermal footprints in the data center.

Overview

The QLogic 2690 Series Adapters support powerful virtualization features, making this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent I/O performance to service growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs).

  • Industry-leading native FC performance with extremely low CPU usage leveraging full hardware offloads for next-generation, performance-sensitive virtualized workloads
  • 16GFC FC per port maximum throughput for high-bandwidth SAN traffic and low latency to maximize all-flash array (AFA) technology
  • Higher per port performance than traditional Gen 5 FC with up to 650K IOPS per port (up to 1.3 million IOPS for dual-port and up to 2.6 million IOPS for quad-port)
  • Lower operational expenditures (OPEX) with 75% lower power requirements and 75% greater power efficiency
  • Improvements in TCO with StorFusion technology, offering streamlined deployment, end-to-end diagnostics, and quality of service (QoS) optimization when used in conjunction with supported Brocade switches
  • High-availability port isolation architecture for 100% predictable, deterministic, and scalable performance
  • Overlapping protection domains (OPD) to ensure a high level of reliability as data moves to and from the PCI bus and FC network
  • FC-NVMe capability for simultaneous access to NVMe™ and FCP Storage on the same port

Product Information

Part Number PCIe Connecter Ports Speed Connection
Type
Transceiver Form Factor
QLE2690-SR-CK x8 Single 16GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Low Profile
QLE2692-SR-CK x8 Dual 16GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Low Profile
QLE2694-SR-CK x8 Quad 16GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Full Height
QLE2694L-CK x8 Quad 16GFC SR-Optic SFF+ Low Profile
Product Literature
QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 Delivers Exceptional Value

QLogic leads the competition with superior features, lower power, higher performance, and investment protection.

QLE2690/2692

Single and Dual-port Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

QLE2694 and QLE2694L

16Gb Quad-port Enhanced Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters

QLogic and Brocade Technology Alliance Drives Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel to New Levels

QLogic 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters maximize the potential of your storage network.

Automating and Simplifying SAN Provisioning for QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

Fabric pre-provisioning enables servers to be quickly and easily deployed, replaced, and moved across the SAN.

Enhanced Reliability and Diagnostics for QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

End-to-end Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel Infrastructure validation and diagnostics ensures SAN robustness and performance.

Improved Performance and QoS for QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

Meet and exceed service-level agreements (SLAs) with end-to-end SAN traffic prioritization and network resiliency.

Abstract – Drive Higher Data Center Performance, Reliability, and Manageability with Gen 5 FC Solutions

This abstract summarizes the driving factors for upgrading from 8Gb Fibre Channel (FC) to Gen 5 (16Gb) FC, and presents the most relevant findings from the white paper, "Drive Higher Data Center Performance, Reliability, and Manageability with Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Solutions and All-flash Storage."

Drive Higher Data Center Performance, Reliability, and Manageability with Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Solutions and All-flash Storage

Unleash the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures and flash storage: Upgrading from 8Gb Fibre Channel to Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel is easier than ever with new, advanced SAN management features.

VM Aware Fibre Channel

VM-ID technology enables SAN administrators to monitor, manage, and control individual VM workloads in the SAN.

Media
VM Insight: The Critical Path to App-aware Infrastructure

As virtual environments scale, understanding how each virtual machine impacts the underlying infrastructure becomes a necessity for efficient data center design and timely issue diagnosis.

Demartek Lab Validation Report—QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 Fibre Channel Solution Brief

This solution brief talks about the QLogic release of Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Adapter and StorFusion functionality.

Demartek Evaluation Infographic—Improve Database Performance with QLogic Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel

This infographic represents the results in the Demartek Evaluation Report—Improving Database Performance with QLogic Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel.

ESG Lab Validation Report: QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters with StorFusion Technology

ESG tests and validates that QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 FC and Gen 6 FC adapters with StorFusion technology enables fabric pre-provisioning, powerful virtualization features, granular QoS, and simplified management.

ITBrand Pulse Industry Brief—Ride the Next Big Wave of Storage Networking

Fibre Channel SANs will continue to form the backbone of data center storage for many years to come in part because Gen 6 FC enhances the performance, scalability, and security of SANs needed in the cloud era.

Media and Analyst Coverage

Read the latest news about QLogic and our products.

QLogic QConvergeConsole

Simplified Management for QLogic Fibre Channel, Intelligent Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters.

QLogic KnowHow: QConvergeConsole GUI: Getting Started

QConvergeConsole is an enterprise-class, web-based, single-pane-of-glass console that allows for centralized management and configuration of the broad product line of QLogic adapters unified across the entire data center network, both LAN and SAN. Learn how to install QCC GUI, connect to multiple hosts and be introduced to the basic functionality available from QConvergeConsole.

QLogic KnowHow: Installing a CIM Provider and the QCC vCenter Plug-in

Simplify storage and network adapter management in VMware using the QLogic QConvergeConsole (QCC) Plug-in for VMware vCenter. In this episode of QLogic KnowHow, learn how to install the CIM provider and the QCC vCenter Plug-in to manage your QLogic adapters.

Introduction to StorFusion™ Demo 1 – FC Ping/FC Trace Route

This video provides an overview and demonstration on how to configure two of the advanced diagnostic features of StorFusion™ technology called FC Ping and FC Trace Route. These features help Storage Area Network (SAN) administrators validate physical connections between a host and target in the SAN environment when using QLogic 8Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapters and Brocade Gen 5 16Gb Fibre Channel switches or directors.

Introduction to StorFusion™ Demo 3 – D_Port

This video provides an overview and demonstration on the advanced diagnostic feature of StorFusion™ technology called D_Port. Integrated with Brocade ClearLink™ technology, D_Port allows Storage Area Network (SAN) administrators to check the integrity of physical connections and optics between host and switch ports, using only the Brocade switch command line interface (CLI). This improves reliability in provisioning SANs and reduces the time required to troubleshoot faulty connections.

Part Number

Port Speed

QLE2690-SR-CK

Single

16GFC

QLE2692-SR-CK

Dual

16GFC

QLE2694-SR-CK

Quad

16GFC

QLE2694L-CK

Quad

16GFC

Dell/EMC     |     HPE     |     Lenovo

Product Family

Webcast

Play   

Featured Report

View All

Featured Video

View All