The QLogic QLE2692-SR-CK is a Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) that provides dual-port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity. It is designed to be installed in a PCI Express 3.0 x8 slot and it is compatible with a wide range of servers and storage arrays.
Fibre Channel is a high-speed networking technology that is commonly used in storage area networks (SANs) to connect servers to storage devices, such as disk arrays and tape libraries. It is provides two Fibre Channel ports, which allows for increased bandwidth and redundancy, as well as the ability to connect to multiple storage devices.
The HBA supports 16 Gbps Fibre Channel, which is a high-performance data transfer standard that allows for fast data transfer speeds. It also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS), which allows for the prioritization of different types of data traffic, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), which allows for the convergence of Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks.
This part number also supports Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF) offloads, which can help to improve network efficiency by offloading certain tasks from the host CPU to the HBA. Additionally, it supports Fibre Channel Enhanced Fabric (FC-EF) and Fibre Channel over Internet Protocol (FCIP), which can help to improve network efficiency and reduce costs by allowing for longer distances between storage devices and servers.
The QLogic is a high-performance, versatile HBA that can provide fast and reliable Fibre Channel connectivity for a wide range of enterprise environments.
The QLogic QLE2692-SR-CK is designed to provide exceptional reliability for Fibre Channel connectivity. The dual-port design provides redundancy, so if one port fails, the other port can take over, ensuring continuous data access.
The HBA also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) which allows for the prioritization of different types of data traffic, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) which allows for the convergence of Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks, these features can help to improve network efficiency and reduce costs.
Fibre Channel Enhanced Fabric (FC-EF) which is a set of advanced features that can help to improve the reliability and scalability of Fibre Channel networks. FC-EF allows for the creation of large fabrics that can span multiple switches, providing increased redundancy and increased scalability.
The HBA also supports Fibre Channel over Internet Protocol (FCIP), which allows for the extension of Fibre Channel networks over long distances, which is important for data centers with multiple locations. This can provide additional redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities.
The QLogic is designed to provide exceptional reliability for Fibre Channel connectivity, through its dual-port design, advanced features such as Quality of Service, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, Fibre Channel Enhanced Fabric, and Fibre Channel over Internet Protocol.
Performance of 2 Ports Host Bus Adapter
The performance of the QLE2692-SR-CK, a dual-port host bus adapter (HBA) manufactured by QLogic, will depend on a variety of factors, including the specific configuration of the host system and the type of storage and network devices it is connected to. In general, it is designed to provide high-performance, low-latency connectivity for Fibre Channel storage and data center fabrics. It supports data transfer speeds of up to 16 Gbps per port, and is optimized for use in virtualized environments, cloud deployments, and other high-performance computing applications. It supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Fibre Channel storage protocols, and it is designed to deliver low-latency, high-throughput data transfer. It is also designed to support advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and enhanced security. However, the actual performance will depend on the specific configuration of the host system, the type of storage and network devices it is connected to, and the workloads it is running.
The HBA also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and enhanced security. QoS allows for the prioritization of different types of data traffic, ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and low latency they need. Enhanced security features can help protect against unauthorized access and data breaches.
General Information QLE2692-SR-CK
MPN : QLE2692-SR-CK
Sub-Type: Fibre Channel
SKU : QLE2692-SR-CK
Technical Information QLE2692-SR-CK
Interface (Bus) Type : PCI Express 3.0 X8
PCI Specification Revision : PCIE 3.1
Ports : 16GB Fibre Channel X 2
Connectivity Technology : Wired
Data Link Protocol : 16GB Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel : Fc-Gs-2, Fc-Gs-3, Fc-Tape, Fcp-2, Fc-Pi-5, SCSI-Fcp
Data Transfer Rate : 16 GBPS
Remote Management Protocol : Smi-S, Cli
Features : Quality Of Service (Qos), Uefi Support, Bios Support, Transparent (N_Port Id Virtualization - Npiv) Mode Support, Extended Message-Signaled Interrupts (Msi-X)
Min Operating Temperature : 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature : 131 °F
Humidity Range Operating : 10 - 90%
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What is A Fiber Channel?
A fiber channel (FC) is a computer networking protocol used for transferring data between one or several computer systems at extremely high speeds. The successive technology generations of fiber channels run at data rates ranging from 1-128 (gigabit per second rates).
Fiber channels were initially developed for supercomputers. However, in recent times, they are commonly used in storage networking server environments, serving as a substitute to various serial storage technologies and small computer system interfaces (SCSI), aka "Scuzzy."
Fiber Channels are the integral components for data transmission among data centers, computer servers, switches, and storage at up to 128 Gbps.
History of Fiber Channel
Fiber channel began in 1988 to consolidate the advantages of multiple physical layer applications, including HIPPI, ESCON, and Scuzzy (SCSI). It is regulated in the T11 Technical Committee of the INCITS (International Committee for Information Technology Standards). The fiber channel effectively overcame the challenges of sustaining signal timing coherence across all the data-signal cables (50 for HIPPI and 8, 16, and 32 for scuzzy). Consequently, a receiver can conclude when all the electrical signal values are stable and sound for synchronous reception sampling.
The advantages of Fiber Channel
Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) have enjoyed increased popularity over the years. Fiber channel, on the other hand, has played a vital role in this development. While SAN employs fiber channel as the transmission protocol for storage provisioning, a NAS usually uses TCP/IP as the transmission protocol, NFS, or other file sharing applications for storage provisioning. Below are some of the advantages of the fiber channel.
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