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Compare Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)

Compare Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
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Brocade 815 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
Brocade 825 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
QLogic QLE2560
Emulex LPe-12000-E
QLogic QLE2562
Emulex LPe-12002-E
QLogic QLE2460
Emulex LPe-1150-E
QLogic QLE2462
Emulex LPe-11002-E
QLogic QLE220
Brocade 815 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
8Gb Single-Port Fibre Channel HBA
Brocade 825 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
8Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel HBA
QLogic QLE2560
8Gb Single-Port Fibre Channel HBA
Emulex LPe-12000-E
8Gb Single-Port Fibre Channel HBA
QLogic QLE2562
8Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel HBA
Emulex LPe-12002-E
8Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel HBA
QLogic QLE2460
4Gb Single-Port Fibre Channel HBA
Emulex LPe-1150-E
4Gb Single-Port Fibre Channel HBA
QLogic QLE2462
4Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel HBA
Emulex LPe-11002-E
4Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel HBA
QLogic QLE220
4Gb Single-Port Fibre Channel HBA
HIGHLIGHTS
Uniquely enables end-to-end (server-to-storage) management in Brocade DCFM environments
Maximizes bus throughput with a Fibre Channel to PCIe 2.0a Gen2 (x8) bus interface with intelligent lane negotiation
Maximizes I/O transfer rates with up to 500,000 IOPS per port at 8 Gbit/sec
Enhances security with Fibre Channel-Security Protocol (FC-SP) for device authentication
Supports virtualized environments with N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) for 255 virtual ports
HIGHLIGHTS
Uniquely enables end-to-end (server-to-storage) management in Brocade DCFM environments
Maximizes bus throughput with a Fibre Channel to PCIe 2.0a Gen2 (x8) bus interface with intelligent lane negotiation
Maximizes I/O transfer rates with up to 500,000 IOPS per port at 8 Gbit/sec
Enhances security with Fibre Channel-Security Protocol (FC-SP) for device authentication
Supports virtualized environments with N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) for 255 virtual ports
HIGHLIGHTS
8-Gbps FC increases aggregate throughput rate to 1.6 GBps in full-duplex mode
x8 PCI-Express host bus interface for high throughput applications
Optimized for Virtualization, Power, RAS, Security and Management
200,000 IOPS delivers high I/O transfer rates for storage applications
SANsurfer FC HBA Manager allows for centralized management and remote control
HIGHLIGHTS
Provides superior performance for the enterprise
Integrates seamlessly into existing SANs
Supports IT server consolidation and energy conservation initiatives
Allows application of SAN best practices, tools and processes with virtual server deployments
Protects sensitive data from unauthorized access
Assures data availability and data integrity improves IT staff productivity through
Simplified deployment and management
Boot from SAN supported
Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
HIGHLIGHTS
8-Gbps FC increases aggregate throughput rate to 3.2 GBps in full-duplex mode
x8 PCI-Express host bus interface for high throughput applications
Optimized for Virtualization, Power, RAS, Security and Management
200,000 IOPS delivers high I/O transfer rates for storage applications
SANsurfer FC HBA Manager allows for centralized management and remote control
HIGHLIGHTS
Dual ports deliver redundant paths to SAN while using only one PCI-E slot
Provides superior performance for the enterprise
Integrates seamlessly into existing SANs
Supports IT server consolidation and energy conservation initiatives
Allows application of SAN best practices, tools and processes with virtual server deployments
Protects sensitive data from unauthorized access
Assures data availability and data integrity improves IT staff productivity through
Simplified deployment and management
Boot from SAN supported
Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
HIGHLIGHTS
4-Gb/s FC increases aggregate throughput rate to 1.6 GB/s in full-duplex mode
x4 PCI-Express host bus interface for high throughput applications
100,000 IOPS delivers high I/O transfer rates for storage applications
SANsurfer FC HBA Manager allows for centralized management and remote control
Boot from SAN supported
Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
HIGHLIGHTS
4 Gb/s LightPulse technology balances the advanced bus speeds and efficiency of PCI Express with exceptional 4 Gb/s fibre channel performance
x4 PCI Express connector for high throughput applications
Capable of sustaining up to 100,000 I/Os per second
HBAnyware management software
Boot from SAN supported
Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
HIGHLIGHTS
Dual ports deliver redundant paths to SAN while using only one PCI-E slot
4-Gbps FC increases aggregate throughput rate to 1.6 GBps in full-duplex mode
x4 PCI-Express host bus interface for high throughput applications
SANsurfer FC HBA Manager allows for centralized management and remote control
Boot from SAN supported
Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
HIGHLIGHTS
Dual ports deliver redundant paths to SAN while using only one PCI-E slot
Simplified installation and configuration using common HBA drivers and AutoPilot installer
Efficient administration via HBAnywhere for HBAs anywhere in the SAN
Boot from SAN supported
Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
HIGHLIGHTS
Provides SAN connectivity at DAS ease-of-use and price, with higher efficiency and reliability
4Gbps speed with up to 800MBps throughput via the PCI Express x4 host bus
Compatible with AX series arrays
Boot from SAN supported
Link Speed
8/4/2 Gbps
Link Speed
8/4/2 Gbps
Link Speed
8/4/2 Gbps
Link Speed
8/4/2 Gbps
Link Speed
8/4/2 Gbps
Link Speed
8/4/2 Gbps
Link Speed
4/2/1 Gbps
Link Speed
4/2/1 Gbps
Link Speed
4/2/1 Gbps
Link Speed
4/2/1 Gbps
Link Speed
4/2/1 Gbps
Factory Installable
No
Factory Installable
Yes
Factory Installable
Yes
Factory Installable
Yes
Factory Installable
Yes
Factory Installable
Yes
Factory Installable
Yes
Factory Installable
Yes
Factory Installable
Yes
Factory Installable
Yes
Factory Installable
Yes
Bus
PCI Express 2.0 x8
Bus
PCI Express 2.0 x8
Bus
PCI-Express 1.0 & 2.0
Bus
PCI-Express 1.0 & 2.0
Bus
PCI-Express 1.0 & 2.0
Bus
PCI-Express 1.0 & 2.0
Bus
PCI-Express
Bus
PCI-Express
Bus
PCI-Express
Bus
PCI-Express
Bus
PCI-Express
# of Ports
1
# of Ports
2
# of Ports
1
# of Ports
1
# of Ports
2
# of Ports
2
# of Ports
1
# of Ports
1
# of Ports
2
# of Ports
2
# of Ports
1
OS Support
Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5; Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, 11; VMware ESX 3.5, ESX/ESXi 4.0; Solaris 10 (SPARC/x86)
OS Support
Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2; Red Hat Enterprise Linux4, 5; Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, 11; VMware ESX 3.5, ESX/ESXi 4.0; Solaris 10 (SPARC/x86)
OS Support
Windows
Linux (Red Hat®  AS 5.x & SLES 10.9) (Coming Soon)
SolarisTM  10 (Coming Soon)
Vmware®  ESX Server 3.5 and 3i (Coming Soon)
OS Support
Windows
Linux (Red Hat®  AS 5.x & SLES 10.9) (Coming Soon)
SolarisTM  10 (Coming Soon)
Vmware®  ESX Server 3.5 and 3i (Coming Soon)
OS Support
Windows
Linux (Red Hat®  AS 5.x & SLES 10.9) (Coming Soon)
SolarisTM  10 (Coming Soon)
Vmware®  ESX Server 3.5 and 3i (Coming Soon)
OS Support
Windows
Linux (Red Hat®  AS 5.x & SLES 10.9) (Coming Soon)
SolarisTM  10 (Coming Soon)
Vmware®  ESX Server 3.5 and 3i (Coming Soon)
OS Support
Windows, Linux (Red Hat and SuSE), VMWare
OS Support
Windows, Linux (Red Hat and SuSE), VMWare
OS Support
Windows, Linux (Red Hat and SuSE), VMWare
OS Support
Windows, Linux (Red Hat and SuSE), VMWare
OS Support
Windows, Linux (Red Hat and SuSE)
Great For
Data centers deploying server virtualization
I/O intensive applications, such as online transaction processing (OLTP), databases and e-mail
Bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video streaming and backup
Centralized management of server connectivity resources across multiple physical or virtual servers
Extending advanced fabric services, such as Quality of Service, to physical or virtual servers
Great For
Data centers deploying server virtualization
I/O intensive applications, such as online transaction processing (OLTP), databases and e-mail
Bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video streaming and backup
Centralized management of server connectivity resources across multiple physical or virtual servers
Extending advanced fabric services, such as Quality of Service, to physical or virtual servers
Great For
Connecting servers to fibre channel SANs in the Enterprise data centers and virtualized environments
Great For
High performance applications such as online transaction processing and databases
Virtualized server environments
Critical and secure information applications
Backup, data replication and disaster recovery implementations
Applications hosted on PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 and multi-core servers
Great For
Connecting servers to fibre channel SANs in the Enterprise data centers and virtualized environments
Great For
Connecting servers with limited PCI-E slot availability to fibre channel SANs in the Enterprise space
High performance applications such as online transaction processing and databases
Virtualized server environments
Critical and secure information applications
Backup, data replication and disaster recovery implementations
Applications hosted on PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 and multi-core servers
Great For
Connecting servers to fibre channel SANs in the Enterprise space
Boot from SAN supported
Great For
Connecting servers to fibre channel SANs in the Enterprise space
Boot from SAN supported
Great For
Connecting servers with limited PCI-E slot availability to fibre channel SANs in the Enterprise space
Boot from SAN supported
Great For
Connecting servers with limited PCI-E slot availability to fibre channel SANs in the Enterprise space
Great For
Low-cost, highly efficient and reliable SAN deployments for small and medium-sized businesses
Boot from SAN supported
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