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QLogic QLE8242
Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter

QLogic QLE8242 Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter

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QLogic QLE 8200 Series PCI Express
QLogic QLE8242-CU Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter without transceivers.
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List Price: $1,750.00
Our Price: $1,038.00
QLogic QLE8242-SR Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter with transceivers.
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List Price: $2,700.00
Our Price: $1,601.00

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Overview:

The 8200 Series Converged Network Adapters support concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) traffic over a shared 10Gb Ethernet link. The adapters showcase industry-leading LAN networking performance, full hardware offload for FCoE and iSCSI protocol processing, and an extensive set of features that enhance system virtualization. In addition, the 8200 Series Adapters leverage QLogic's existing Fibre Channel and iSCSI drivers, making the adapters the most dependable and battle-hardened Converged Network Adapters on the market.

The 8200 Series Converged Network Adapters come in single- and dual-port models with support for SFP+ direct attach copper cables and SR (short reach) optical transceivers.

  • PCI Express Gen2 x8
  • Industry-leading 10Gbps networking performance
  • Full hardware offload for FCoE and iSCSI protocol processing
  • Support for three concurrent protocols: TCP/IP, FCoE, and iSCSI
  • VLAN, teaming, jumbo frame, and stateless offload support
  • SR-IOV for faster networking performance in virtualized environments
  • QLogic's NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that works with any 10Gb Ethernet switch
  • Managed by QConvergeConsole and native OS-based management tools
  • Bullet-proof FCoE and iSCSI drivers that are common across all QLogic adapters
  • Compatible with existing Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage
  • PXE, UEFI, and iBFT boot support
  • Low-profile PCIe Express form factor

8200 Series.
The 8200 Series of Converged Network Adapters support simultaneous LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) traffic at line-rate, 10Gbps Ethernet speed. These adapters interface to the host server with a PCIe® Gen2 x8 bus, ensuring no internal performance bottlenecks.

FCoE and iSCSI Hardware Offload.
The 8200 Series adapters support full hardware offload for FCoE and iSCSI protocol processing. QLogic's FlexOffload reduces server CPU utilization for I/O operations, which leads to faster application performance and higher levels of consolidation in virtualized systems.

Convergence.
The 8200 Series adapters reduce data center costs by converging data and storage networking. This convergence results in buying fewer adapters, cables, and switches. In addition, convergence offers lower power consumption, reduced cooling, and easier LAN and SAN management.

VMflex.
With QLogic's new VMflex technology, one Converged Network Adapter is viewed by the server operating system (OS) as a flexible mix (up to four per physical port) of standalone NICs, FCoE adapters, and iSCSI adapters, with the ability to allocate guaranteed bandwidth to each virtual adapter. This unique feature can be switch dependent or switch agnostic— it is not necessary to pair an 8200 Series adapter with any specific 10GbE switch model to enable partitioning.

Common Drivers.
The 8200 Series adapters are compatible with the same Fibre Channel and iSCSI software driver stacks that have been deployed and battle-hardened in millions of previous installations. Networking, FCoE, and iSCSI functionality can be controlled with QLogic's new, unified management application, QConvergeConsole (QCC). QCC provides single pane-of-glass management for QLogic's broad product line of storage and networking adapters.

Unmatched Expertise.
QLogic has an unparalleled advantage in delivering this new Converged Network Adapter technology. QLogic is the undisputed leader in both Fibre Channel and iSCSI adapters, with years of experience providing Fibre Channel and Ethernet-based products.

Features and Benefits:

High Performance

  • 10Gbps per-port maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage (SAN) and networking (LAN) traffic
  • Full hardware offload for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI protocol processing
  • Full support for TCP/IP and Ethernet performance enhancements such as Priority-Based Flow Control (802.1Qbb), jumbo frames, checksum offloads, and segmentation offloads
  • SR-IOV support for faster networking performance in virtualized environments

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

  • Reduced hardware, cabling, power, cooling, and management costs through convergence of data and storage networking
  • Create virtual adapters with guaranteed bandwidth allocations using QLogic's VMflex feature
  • Manage networking, FCoE, and iSCSI with a single, unified management application (GUI and CLI)

Investment Protection

  • Works seamlessly with existing Fibre Channel (FC) storage
  • Works seamlessly with existing Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage
  • Communicates using Ethernet, the most common networking technology in the world
  • Compatible with existing Fibre Channel and iSCSI drivers, and management applications that are currently deployed in millions of systems

Technical Specifications:

Adapter Model QLE8240 QLE8242
  QLE8240 QLE8242
Physical Specifications
Ports Single 10Gbps Ethernet Dual 10Gbps Ethernet
Form factor Low-profile PCIe card: (6.6 in. × 2.54 in.)
Custom form factors also available
Low-profile PCIe card: (6.6 in. × 2.54 in.)
Custom form factors also available
Environment and Equipment Specifications
Operating Temperature 0°C/32°F to 55°C/131°F 0°C/32°F to 55°C/131°F
Storage Temperature -20°C/-4°F to 70°C/158°F -20°C/-4°F to 70°C/158°F
Relative Humidity 10% to 90% (non-condensing) 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage Humidity 5% to 95% 5% to 95%
Maximum Cable Distances (Optical) QLE824x-SR: 300m, OM3 multi-mode fibre
Host Bus Interface Specifications
Bus interface PCI Express Gen2 x8
Host Interrupts INTx, MSI, and MSI-X
I/O Virtualization
  • SR-IOV
  • QLogic VMflex technology
Compliance PCI Express Base Specification, rev. 2.0, PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification, rev. 2.0, PCI Bus Power Management Interface specification, rev. 1.2
Ethernet Specifications
Throughput 10Gbps full-duplex line rate per-port
Ethernet Frame 1500 byte or 9600 byte (Jumbo Frame)
Stateless offload
  • IP, TCP, and UDP checksum offloads
  • Large and giant send offload (LSO, GSO)
  • Large receive offload (LRO)
  • Receive side scaling (RSS)
  • Interrupt coalescing
  • VMware® NetQueue and Microsoft® VMQ
Compliance IEEE: 802.3ae (10Gb Ethernet), 802.1q (VLAN), 802.3ad (Link Aggregation), 802.1p (Priority Encoding), 802.3x (Flow Control), IPv4 (RFQ 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460), 802.1Qbb (Priority-Based Flow Control), 802.1Qaz (DCBX/Enhanced Transmission Selection), 802.1Qau (Congestion Notification)
FCoE Specifications
Logins Support for 2048 concurrent logins and 2048 active exchanges
Port Virtualization N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV)
Compliance SCSI-3 Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI-FCP), Fibre Channel Tape (FC-TAPE) Profile, SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol-2 (FCP-2), Second Generation FC Generic Services (FC-GS-2), Third Generation FC Generic Services (FC-GS-3), FCoE & FIP (FC-BB-5)
iSCSI Specifications
Compliance RFC 3347 (iSCSI Requirements and Design Considerations), CHAP, iSNS, SLP
Tools and Utilities
Management Tools and Device Utilities
  • QConvergeConsole: a unified management tool (GUI and CLI) for Fibre Channel/FCoE, iSCSI, and networking
  • Native OS management tools for networking
Boot support LAN and SAN boot (PXE, BIOS, UEFI)
APIs SNIA HBA API V2, SMI-S, FDMI, NDIS 5.x, NDIS 6.x, and WMI
Operating systems Microsoft Windows Server®; Red Hat® Linux®; Novell® SLES; VMware ESX™/ESXi; Oracle® Solaris®, OpenSolaris™; Citrix® XenServer™

Documentation:

Download the QLogic QLE8200 Series Adapter Datasheet  (PDF).

 

QLogic Products
QLogic QLE 8200 Series PCI Express
QLogic QLE8242-CU Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter without transceivers.
#QLE8242-CU-CK
List Price: $1,750.00
Our Price: $1,038.00
QLogic QLE8242-SR Dual-Port 10Gbps Enhanced Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter with transceivers.
#QLE8242-SR-CK
List Price: $2,700.00
Our Price: $1,601.00