The QLE2564 is a PCI Express, quad port, Fibre Channel (FC) adapter. The QLE2564 is part of the QLE2500 8Gb adapter product family that offers next generation 8Gb FC technology, meeting the business requirements of the enterprise data center.
The QLE2564 delivers enhanced security, Quality of Service (QoS), and enables dynamic provisioning. The QLE2564 allows multiple logical (virtual) connections to share the same physical port. Each logical connection has its own resources and the ability to be managed independently.
The QLE2564 has been designed with a length of 6.6 inches (167.6 mm), allowing additional support for dense 1U Gen2 rack servers and increasing connectivity, which was not available with the standard 8.0-inch (203.2 mm) length of the 4Gb adapter product.
The QLE2564 provides the highest data integrity by ensuring Overlapping Protection Domains (OPD) on both the control and data paths.
The QLE2564 enables SAN-level authentication (FCSP), fabric-level isolation (NPIV), and is capable of end-to-end data integrity (T10).
The QLE2564 is backward compatible with 4Gb and 2Gb speeds. A single common driver per operating system for three generations of FC adapters (8Gb, 4Gb, and 2Gb) simplifies deployment. QLogic’s unified driver model (firmware embedded in the driver) eliminates potential interoperability issues between firmware and driver versions. The QLE2564’s API compatibility with 4Gb products accelerates deployment while ensuring application compatibility.
For over 15 years, QLogic has been a technological leader with products that address the current needs of customers, yet provide strong investment protection to support emerging technologies and standards. QLogic stands alone in the industry with its product portfolio depth and experience in successfully delivering technological solutions that address the needs of today and tomorrow.
Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) optimized
Fibre Channel 8Gb to PCI Express x8
1600 MBps (full duplex) per port
200,000 initiator and target IOPS per port
Increased connectivity in 1U servers
ibre Channel Specifications
200,000 initiator and target IOPS per port
Class of service
2 and 3
FC-AL, FC-AL2, point-to-point, switched fabric
PCI Express Interface
PCI Express Base Specification rev. 2.0
PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification rev. 2.0
PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification rev. 1.2
PCI Hot Plug Specification rev. 1.0
Physical and electrical
PCIe x8 physical connector
Maximum x8 lanes for Gen1 and Gen2 rates
IA32 (x86), IA64, Intel® 64
Tools and Utilities
Management tools and device utilities
SANsurfer® FC HBA Manager
SANsurfer FC HBA CLI
Utilities for flashing bootcode
inux® scripting tools
Windows PowerShell virtual port scripts
BIOS, FCode, UEFI, EFI
SNIA HBA API V2, SMI-S, FDMI
Windows® Server™ 2003, Windows XP Pro x64, Windows Vista™ (Business and Enterprise), Windows Server 2008
Solaris™ 10 (x86 and SPARC, Open Solaris)
Red Hat® AS 5.x, 4.x
Novell® SLES 11, 10, 9
VMware® ESX/ESXi 3.5
Quad 8Gbps Fibre Channel
SFP+ with LC-style connector
6.6 in x 4.376 in (167.6 mm x 111.2mm)
Environment and Equipment Specifications
No airflow required
0 to 55°C (operating)
-40 to 70°C (non-operating)
10% to 90% (operating, non-condensing)
5% to 93% (non-operating, non-condensing)
Cable Type and Distance (m)
Rate OM1 OM2 OM3
2Gbps 150 300 500
4Gbps 70 150 380
8Gbps 21 50 150
Agency Approvals—EMI and EMC
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class A; ICES-003, Class A
EN55022, Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
VCCI V-3/2004.4, Class A
BSMI (CSN 13438)
UL, cUL: UL60950, CSA C22.2 No.60950, Class 1 Laser Product per DHHS 21CFR J
73/23/ECC Low Voltage Directive:
– TUV: EN60950-1:2001, EN60825- 1:1994+A1+A2, EN60825-2:1994+A1
| Stock code || SCq2564e|
| Brand || QLogic|
| Series || SANblade 2564|
| Type || FCAL 8Gb, PCI-Express-v2-x4 (v1-x8), 4-Channel, Optical|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 02/07/2009|
|FCAL||FCAL Optical LC||External||4|
| Speed/RPM || Fibre Channel 8Gb/s|
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