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QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for
IBM System x
IBM System x at-a-glance guide
The QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBA for IBM System x are PCI Express 2.0 x8 8Gb Fibre
Channel adapters with SFP+ LC-style connectors . The adapters connect to SFP+ Multimode Fiber SR
optical modules. These adapters support 8 Gbps per port maximum bidirectional throughput for
high-bandwidth storage (SAN). The PCI Express low profile form factor adapter can be used in either a
standard PCI Express slot or a low profile PCI Express slot. Figure 1 shows the adapters.
Figure 1. QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x
Did You Know?
QLogic 8Gb HBAs enable end-to-end SAN Solutions using 8 Gb Fibre Channel technology for System x
servers. They provide the ability to build high-performance, highly available SANs and are easy to set up
and integrate into existing SAN configurations.
These adapters take advantage of QLogic’s StarPower technology, which provides energy-smart
features. StarPower technology offers dynamic and adaptive power-management features such as
power-optimized and bandwidth-optimized intelligent PCI-Express link training, low-power switching
power supplies, and a thermally efficient layout that requires lower airflows.
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Part number information
Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes
Description
Part number
Feature code
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA for IBM System x
42D0501
3578
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA for IBM System x
42D0510
3579
The part numbers for the QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs include the following items:
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One QLogic adapter
Quick install guide
Documentation CD
2U bracket
Safety flyer
Features
The QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs have the following features:
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Function at 8/4/2 Gbps (auto-negotiation)
Persistent binding
LUN masking
2,048 concurrent logins
PCI Express 2.0 x8 compliance, backwards compatibility with PCI-e 1.0a
One (for Single-port) and two (for Dual-port) SFP+ with LC-style connectors
Standard PCI Express card with low profile MD2 form factor
Support for both standard and low-profile PCI-E slots
Specifications
The QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs have the following specifications:
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Data rate: 1600 MBps full duplex per port
Performance: up to 200,000 IOPS per port
Boot support: BIOS, FCode, UEFI, EFI
Protocols: FCP-3-SCSI; FC-Tape (FCP-2)
Standard supported: Enhanced Authentication (FC-SP), Data Integrity (T10) and Network isolation
(NPIV)
Physical specifications
The QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs have the following physical specifications:
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Height: 64 mm (2.5 in)
Width: 167 mm (6.6 in)
Depth: 25 mm (1.0 in)
Weight: 113 g (0.25 lb)
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Operating environment
The adapter is supported in the following environment:
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Temperature:
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Operating: 0° to 55°C (32° to 131°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
Storage: -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
Relative humidity:
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Operating: 10% to 90% (relative, non-condensing)
Non-operating: 5% to 93% (relative, non-condensing)
Warranty
One-year limited warranty. When installed in a System x server, these cards assume your system’s base
warranty and any IBM ServicePac upgrade.
Supported servers
The QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x are supported in the IBM System x
servers listed in Table 2.
Table 2. Supported System x servers (Part 1)
Adapter
Part
number
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA
42D0501
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA
42D0510
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Table 2. Supported System x servers (Part 2)
Adapter
Part
number
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port
HBA
42D0501
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA
42D0510
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
See IBM ServerProven for the latest information on the System x servers that support this adapter:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
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Popular configurations
This section illustrates how the QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs can be used in
configurations.
Figure 2 shows the QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBAs installed in a supported x3650 M2 server. The server
is connected to the IBM System Storage DS3400.
Figure 2. x3650 M2 server connected to an external IBM System Storage DS3400 storage solution
The parts used are listed in Table 3.
Table 3. Components used when connecting QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA to external disk storage (as
shown in Figure 2)
Diagram
reference
Part
number/machine
type
Description
Quantity
Varies
x3650 M2 or other supported server
1
42D0510
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA
2 per
server
1726-42X
IBM System Storage DS3400 ( Dual Controller)
1
1727
IBM System Storage EXP3000 (Dual ESM)
2
This configuration also requires cabling between the server and the storage and between the storage
server and expansion units. (The cable part numbers are not listed in Table 3.)
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Figure 3 shows the QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBAs installed in a supported x3650 M2 server. The
servers are connected to the IBM System Storage DS4700 via IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 switches
and form 2-node cluster solution.
Figure 3. x3650 M2 server connected to an external IBM System Storage DS4700 via SAN switches
The parts used are listed in Table 4.
Table 4. Components used when connecting QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA to external disk storage (as
shown in Figure 3)
Diagram
reference
Part
number/machine
type
Description
Quantity
Varies
x3650 M2 or other supported server
1
42D0501
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA
2 per
server
Varies
IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 or other SAN switch
2
1814-70A or
1814-70H
IBM System Storage DS4700 (Model 70 or Model 72)
1
This configuration also requires cabling between the servers and the SAN switches and between the SAN
switches and storage system. (The cable part numbers are not listed in Table 4.)
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Supported operating systems
The QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x support the following operating
systems:
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Premium Edition
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003/2003 R2, Standard Edition x64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS for x86
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for x86
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS/HPC for AMD64/EM64T
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS/HPC for x86
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86
VMware ESX 3.5
VMware ESX 4.0
VMware ESXi 4.0
VMware ESXi 4.1
See IBM ServerProven for the latest information about the specific versions and service packs supported:
http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. Click System x servers , and then click Shared
storage adapters to see the support matrix. Click the check mark that is associated with the System x
server in question to see the details of operating system support.
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Related publications
For more information refer to the following documents:
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QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x Data Sheet
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/pm/sp/n/xsd03042usen/XSD03042USEN.PDF
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QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x Installation and User's Guide
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-5076985
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QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x product page
http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/product/systemx/hba/8gbpcie.html
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IBM US Announcement Letter for the QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs
http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS108-481
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IBM System x Configuration and Options Guide
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1SCOD-3ZVQ5W
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QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port and Dual-port HBAs for IBM System x driver download page
http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/Product_detail.aspx?oemid=376
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