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FastLinQ® Performance NICs

FastLinQ® Performance NICs optimize server hardware utilization by scaling high-density virtualization and increase data center IT agility and scalability by enabling an efficient deployment of a secure multi-tenant cloud.

FastLinQ® 3400 Series

Cavium™ FastLinQ® 3400 Series 10GbE Ethernet Adapters are OEM-proven adapters that provide exceptional value in delivering industry-leading features and performance to enable the most efficient and agile software-defined data centers (SDDNs). Designed for server and network virtualization, the 3400 Series Adapters provide stateless offload support for VXLAN/NVGRE and SR-IOV to boost server CPU efficiency and maximize application performance.

Overview

Cavium™ FastLinQ® 3400 Series 10GbE Ethernet Adapters—available in 10GBASE-T (RJ45), SR optic, and direct attach copper (DAC)—support LAN (TCP/IP) traffic at 10Gbps Ethernet (GbE) line-rate speeds. The 3400 Series Adapter is the solution of choice for workload-intensive virtualized computing environments, providing a reliable, high-performance 10GbE connectivity solution.

  • PCIe Gen3 x 8
  • Delivers full line-rate 10GbE performance across both ports
  • Enables provisioning of 10GbE ports for greater deployment flexibility through switch-independent NIC partitioning (NPAR)
  • Boosts host CPU efficiency with hardware offloads for NVGRE and VXLAN tunnels
  • Improves reliability and interoperability—leverages Cavium's market-proven Ethernet architecture and software
  • Simplified deployment, troubleshooting and lifecycle management using the QConvergeConsole® GUI, Cavium's QLogic Control Suite (QCC) CLI, vCenter Plug-in, and OpenStack integration
  • 10GBASE-T version provides a low-cost and easy-to-install RJ45 network connectivity solution that is backward compatible with existing 1GbE
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) support reduces idle power consumption in RJ45-based networks
  • Network boot support for pre-execution environment (PXE) 2.0
  • PCI-SIG single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV)
  • Data center bridging (DCB)
  • Low-profile PCIe form factor

Product Information

Part Number PCIe Connecter Ports Speed Connection Type
QLE3440-CU-CK x8 2 10Gbps           SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC
QLE3442-CU-CK x8 2 10Gbps           SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC
QLE3442-RJ-CK x8 2 10Gbps        10GBASE-T (RJ45 Copper)
QLE3440-SR-CK x8 2 10Gbps           SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC
QLE3442-SR-CK x8 2 10Gbps           SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC
Product Literature
FastLinQ 3400 Series

10Gbps Ethernet-to-PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapters

Unified Adapter Management Across the Data Center

Cavium QConvergeConsole simplifies and accelerates deployment and management in Windows and Linux.

Visualize I/O Connectivity for VMware vSphere

Cavium QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter simplifies and accelerates deployment and management.

SR-IOV Improves Server Virtualization Performance

FastLinQ 3400/8400 Series Adapters enhance I/O throughput and reduce processor utilization.

Cavium Solutions Deliver Energy Efficient Ethernet

10GBASE-T EEE Solutions for Rack and Tower Servers.

FastLinQ 3400 and 8400 Series 10GbE Adapters

Switch Independent NIC Partitioning FAQs.

Enhancing Scalability Through NIC Switch Independent Partitioning

FastLinQ 3400 and 8400 Series 10GbE Adapters unleash the power of data Center servers.

Cavium Intelligent Ethernet Adapters Accelerate Hart's Network and Application Performance as Much as 10X

Hart dramatically accelerates application performance and achieves rapid, cost-effective scalability while significantly reducing deployment costs in their Big Data environment to successfully meet growth objectives.

FastLinQ 10GbE Intelligent Ethernet Adapters vs. Intel 10GbE Adapters

FastLinQ 3400/8400 adapters provide maximum performance and flexible bandwidth management to optimize virtualized servers and networks

Don't Lose Application Performance In an I/O Digital Traffic Jam

Intelligent Ethernet from Cavium improves performance by over 55%.

FastLinQ 10GbE Intelligent Ethernet Adapters vs. Mellanox 10GbE Adapters

FastLinQ 3400 and 8400 Series Adapters provide maximum performance and flexible bandwidth management to optimize virtualized servers and networks.

Concurrent NIC Partitioning and SR-IOV

Do more with less in server virtualization!

10GbE Networking Made Simple with the FastLinQ QLE3442-RJ 10GBASE-T

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

SQL 2014 Database Backup Acceleration with FastLinQ 3400 & 8400 Series Adapters

Cavium Intelligent Ethernet Adapters and Converged Network Adapters ensure database backup completes in record time and applications continue to perform with maximum Quality of Service (QoS) thanks to Switch Independent NIC Partitioning.

Cavium Control Suite (QCS)

Centralized management of FastLinQ 10Gb Ethernet NIC, iSCSI, and FCoE Adapters.

Real-World Benefits for the Software-Defined Data Center

Control costs, optimize performance and scale VM density.

Adapter of Choice for Network Appliances and Embedded Systems

Gain control, optimize deployment flexibility, and scale application performance.

Web Servers for the Modern Era

FastLinQ 3400 Series 10GbE Ethernet Adapters deliver more secure, reliable and consistent performance for a more satisfying user experience.

Guarantee Application Performance in VMware with Cavium NIC Partitioning

Practical use cases for 3400/8400 Series 10Gb Ethernet Adapters.

FastLinQ 3400 Series Ethernet Adapters for Flexible Networking

Practical use cases for Oracle RAC database.

Solutions Lab Reference Architecture for Server Virtualization

This guide is intended for IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants to assist in planning, designing, and implementing virtualized data center infrastructures using Cavium Fibre Channel, Intelligent Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters.

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Driver Downloads/Documentation

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Media
Accelerating Network Virtualization Overlays with Intelligent Ethernet Adapters

ESG Lab tested the performance benefits of offloading tunneling for network virtualization overlays for 10GbE and 25GbE.

Media and Analyst Coverage

Read the latest news about Cavium and our products.

FastLinQ Performance NICs [PCIe Form Factor]

Model

Bus Port Connection Speed

QLE3440-SR

PCIe Gen 3 x 8

Single

SFP+

10Gb

QLE3440-CU

PCIe Gen 3 x 8

Single

SFP+

10Gb

QLE3442-RJ

PCIe Gen 3 x 8 Dual

RJ-45

10Gb/1Gb

QLE3442-SR

PCIe Gen 3 x 8 Dual

SFP+

10Gb

QLE3442-CU

PCIe Gen 3 x 8 Dual

SFP+

10Gb

Dell/EMC     |     HPE

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