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QLogic QLE8360
Single-Port 10Gbps Ethernet-to-PCIe Converged Network Adapter

QLogic QLE8360

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QLogic 8300 Series PCI Express
QLogic QLE8360 Single-Port 10Gb Ethernet-to-PCIe FCoE & iSCSI Converged Network Adapter, No Transceivers Installed
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List Price: $1,450.00
Our Price: $873.00
QLogic QLE8360 Single-Port 10Gb Ethernet-to-PCIe FCoE & iSCSI Converged Network Adapter, SR LC Multi-Mode Optic
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List Price: $2,225.00
Our Price: $1,323.00

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Overview:

The 8300 Series 10Gb Adapters are QLogic's fourth generation of Converged Network Adapters, supporting simultaneous LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN [Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI] traffic at line rate, 10Gbps Ethernet (GbE) speeds—at extremely low CPU utilization with full hardware offloads. This extreme performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks in today's powerful multiprocessor, multicore servers. In addition, support for powerful virtualization features make this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent I/O performance to service growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs). The ability to support multiple protocols simultaneously on the same hardware offers multi-tenancy flexibility, which is ideal for private and public cloud environments.

The 8300 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.

  • 10GbE per-port maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage and networking traffic
  • Over 1.2 million FCoE IOPS reduce latency in high transaction intensive applications and virtualized environments
  • Single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) support for faster performance in virtualized environments
  • Reduced hardware, cabling, and management costs by enabling more applications (virtual machines) to run on a single server with converged traffic to top-of-the-rack switch
  • Decreased power and cooling costs by using the fewest PCI Express lanes in PCIe Gen3 environments
  • Overlapping protection domains (OPD) to ensure a high level of reliability as data moves to and from the PCI bus
  • Future-proof design enables conversion to a 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapter

In addition, support for powerful virtualization features makes this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent I/O performance to service growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs). The ability to support multiple protocols simultaneously on the same hardware offers multi-tenancy flexibility, which is ideal for private and public cloud environments.

Features and Benefits:


Leadership, Confidence, and Trust

QLogic is the undisputed leader in Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters, with over 15 years of experience and more Fibre Channel and FCoE ports deployed than any other vendor. QLogic's Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters have been qualified by all major server and storage OEMs to provide networking, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE connectivity from host and storage to fabric. QLogic is the only vendor with proven Ethernet, Fibre Channel, FCoE, and iSCSI stacks.

Virtualization Optimized

The 8300 Series Adapters, powered by QLogic VMflex™ technology, support QLogic's switch-agnostic NIC partitioning (NPAR) technology as well as industry-standard I/O virtualization technologies. SR-IOV enhances I/O performance in virtualized environments and improves VM scalability for increasing storage and networking workloads.

Superior Application Performance

The QLogic 8300 Series of Converged Network Adapters, powered by QLogic FlexOffload technology, consume the lowest CPU to drive FCoE and iSCSI storage traffic at line rate across all ports. With support for over 1.2 million I/O transactions per second, QLogic adapters deliver the best storage application performance in virtualized and nonvirtualized environments.

Support for Multiple Protocols Simultaneously

The QLogic 8300 Series Adapters reduce data center costs by converging FCoE, TCP/IP, and iSCSI traffic simultaneously on the same hardware. 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.

Investment Protection

The 8300 Series Adapters are also compatible with the same 10GbE networking, 1/10GbE iSCSI, and Fibre Channel/FCoE software driver stack that is shipping today on QLogic's 8100 and 8200 Series Converged Network Adapters. This driver stack has been tested and validated across all major hardware platforms, all major Hypervisors and OSs, and has been battle-hardened in millions of previous installations.

Simplified Management

QLogic's new, unified management application, QConvergeConsole (QCC), provides single-pane-of-glass management for the company's broad product line of storage and networking adapters (Fibre Channel, converged networking, NIC, and iSCSI).

In addition, QLogic supports all major APIs, giving the end user the flexibility to manage their QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter portfolio using third-party management tools, including a vCenter™ plug-in for VMware.

Future-Proof Design

The QLogic 8300 Series Adapters can convert from a 10GbE Converged Network Adapter to a 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapter. Based on QLogic I/OFlex™ technology, the adapter's flexibility simplifies and reduces cost for customers who want to deploy an Ethernet SAN today and migrate to a Fibre Channel SAN in the future.

Technical Specifications:

Adapter Model QLE8360-CU/-SR QLE8362-CU/-SR
  QLE8360-CU/-SR QLE8362-CU/-SR
Physical Specifications
Ports Single-port 10Gbps Ethernet Dual-port 10Gbps Ethernet
Form Factor Low-profile PCIe card: (6.6 inches × 2.54 inches)
Custom form factors also available
Low-profile PCIe card: (6.6 inches × 2.54 inches)
Custom form factors also available
Environment and Equipment Specifications
Airflow Yes Yes
Operating Temperature 32°F to 131°F (0°C to 55°C)
Storage Temperature –4°F to 158°F (–20°C to 70°C)
Relative Humidity 10% to 90% noncondensing
Storage Humidity 5% to 95%
Host Bus Interface Specifications
Bus Interface PCI Express Gen3 x4, Gen2 x8 (x8 physical connector)
Host Interrupts INTx and MSI-X
I/O Virtualization and Multitenancy
  • SR-IOV
  • NPAR
Compliance
  • PCI Express Base Specification, rev. 3.0;
  • 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 1,500 bytes or 9,600 bytes (jumbo frame)
Stateless Offload
  • IP, TCP, and user datagram protocol (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)1,
  • 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)
FCoE Specifications
Logins Support for 2,048 concurrent logins and 2,048 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 3720 (iSCSI),
  • 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 PXE, FCoE, iSCSI boot
APIs SNIA HBA API V2, SMI-S
Agency Approvals
Safety US, Canada, Europe
EMI and EMC (Class A) US, Canada, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Japan, Korea

1. Contact your QLogic sales representative regarding supported configurations.

Documentation:

Download the QLogic 8300 Series Adapter Datasheet  (PDF).

 

QLogic Products
QLogic 8300 Series PCI Express
QLogic QLE8360 Single-Port 10Gb Ethernet-to-PCIe FCoE & iSCSI Converged Network Adapter, No Transceivers Installed
#QLE8360-CU-CK
List Price: $1,450.00
Our Price: $873.00
QLogic QLE8360 Single-Port 10Gb Ethernet-to-PCIe FCoE & iSCSI Converged Network Adapter, SR LC Multi-Mode Optic
#QLE8360-SR-CK
List Price: $2,225.00
Our Price: $1,323.00