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QLogic 2500 Series

The QLE2560, QLE2562 and QLE2564 8Gb Adapters are the highest-performing adapters in QLogic’s industry-leading Fibre Channel technology portfolio. The adapters not only meet the needs of today’s demanding data center requirements by providing power and virtualization optimization, but also offer investment protection by being backwards compatible with previous generations of adapters, including 4Gb and 2Gb technology.



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High Performance

300,000 IOPS delivers high I/O transfer rates for storage applications
Intelligent interleaved DMA (iiDMA) ensures maximum utilization of data links
Out-of-Order Frame Reassembly (OoOFR) reduces congestion and retransmissions

Superior Scalability

Multi-ID and N_Port virtualization ready. Allows physical ports to be part of multiple logical networks
Cisco VSAN ready. Allows physical ports to be part of multiple logical networks
Comprehensive Operating System (OS) driver support including Windows®, Linux™, Solaris™, NetWare®, and Mac OS®
Universal boot support manages multiple hardware platforms and boot options

Enhanced Reliability

T10 Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) ensures end-to-end data integrity across Storage Area Networks (SANs)
Three LEDs per port display real-time status and link activity information

Bus Interface

PCI Express x4

Memory

1-MB SRAM per port, 1-MB flash (SPI), and 2-KB NVRAM (SPI)

Compliance

PCI Express Base Specification, revision 1.0a, PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification, revision 1.0, PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, revision 1.1

Speed   

4/2/1 Gbps auto-negotiation (4.2480/2.1240/ 1.0625 Gbps)

Compliance

SCSI-3 Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI-FCP)
Fibre Channel Physical and Signaling Interface (FC-PH)
Fibre Channel 2nd Generation (FC-PH-2)
Third Generation Fibre Channel Physical and Signaling Interface (FC-PH-3)
Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL-2)
Fibre Channel Fabric Loop Attachment Technical Report (FC-FLA)
Fibre Channel-Private Loop Direct Attach Technical Report (FC-PLDA)
Fibre Channel Tape (FC-TAPE) profile
SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol-2 (FCP-2)
Second Generation FC Generic Services

Topology   

Point-to-point (N_Port)
Arbitrated loop (NL_Port)
Switched fabric (N_Port)

Class of service   

Class 2 and 3 Fibre Channel service

Protocols   

FCP (SCSI-FCP)
IP (FC-IP)

FC-TAPE (FCP-2)

Logins  

Support for F_Port and FL_Port login
2,048 concurrent logins
2,048 active exchanges per port

Ports

Single 8Gbps FC - QLE2560
Dual 8Gbps   FC - QLE2562
Quad 8Gbps  FC - QLE2564

 
 
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