8Gb Fibre Channel PCIe 2.0 Host Bus Adapter
Unparalleled Manageability, Reliability, Performance and Ease of Deployment
Streamlined installation and management, unrivaled scalability, and industry-leading
virtualization support make the single-port Emulex LightPulse LPe12000 and dualport LPe12002 8Gb Fibre Channel (8GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) ideal solutions
for enterprise, mixed-OS and virtual server environments.
Proven Design, Architecture and Interface
Emulex LightPulse HBAs’ highly integrated processor design minimizes onboard
components to improve host performance and efficiency. Advanced error-checking
features ensure the integrity of block data as it traverses the Storage Area Network
(SAN). Emulex’s firmware-based architecture enables feature and performance
upgrades without costly hardware changes. The unique Service Level Interface
(SLI™) allows use of a common driver across all models of Emulex HBAs on a given
OS platform. Installation and management facilities are designed to minimize server
reboots and further simplify deployment. Emulex is trusted by data centers the
world-over, with more than 12 million HBA ports shipped and installed to date.
Powerful Management Software for Maximum Data Center Efficiency
The Emulex OneCommand® Manager enterprise-class management application
features a multiprotocol, cross-platform architecture that provides centralized
management of all adapters provided by Emulex. This enables IT administrators to
manage network connectivity with one tool for maximum efficiency. OneCommand
Manager also features:
OneCommand® Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter Server—enables
comprehensive control of Fibre Channel HBAs and network (FCoE, iSCSI and
TCP/IP NIC) connectivity solutions provided by Emulex from VMware’s vCenter
Server management console. Emulex OneCommand Manager plug-in for VMware
vCenter Server supports both the new VMware vSphere 5.1 Web Client and the
VMware vCenter Server desktop client with an identical feature set regardless of
the client.
Key Benefits
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
Key Features
Support for Message Signal Interrupts eXtended
(MSI-X), improves host utilization and enhances
application performance
Support for 8GFC, 4GFC and 2GFC devices
Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with
support for N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)
and Virtual Fabric
Host to Fabric FC-SP authentication
Long wave optical transceiver model available—
allows the board to transmit signal over long
Secure management with role-based
administration integrated with Light Directory
Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory (AD)
BlockGuard® ready—end-to-end T10 PI data
integrity for protection against silent data
corruption events
Common driver model allows a single driver
to support all Emulex HBAs on a given OS
Easy deployment of new firmware with minimal
server reboots
Efficient centralized administration of Emulex
HBAs via powerful management tools
PCIe 2.0 bus compliant, with PCIe 1.0 backward
compatibility supported
S pecificatio n s
8Gb Fibre Channel PCIe 2.0 Host Bus Adapter
Agency Approvals
Additional Features
· ANSI Fibre Channel: FC-PI-4, FC-FS-2, FC‑FS-2/AM1,
FC-DA, FCP through FCP-4, SBC-3, FC-SP, FC-HBA and
SMI-S v1.1
· PCI Express base spec 2.0
· PCI Express card electromechanical spec 2.0
· Fibre Channel class 2 and 3
· PHP hot plug-hot swap
· Class 1 Laser Product per DHHS 21CFR (J)
and EN60825-1
· UL recognized to UL 60950-1
· CUR recognized to CSA22.2, No. 60950-1-03
· Baurt-certified to EN60950-1
· FCC Rules, Part 15, Class A
· ICES-003, Class A
· EMC Directive 2004/108/EEC (CE Mark)
- EN55022:2010, Class A
- EN55024:2010
· Australian EMC Framework (C-Tick Mark)
- AS/NZS CISPR22, Class A
· VCCI (Japan), Class A
· MIC (Korea), Class A
· BSMI (Taiwan), Class A
· EU RoHS Compliant (Directive 2002/95/EC)
· China RoHS Compliant
Performance features
· Doubling the maximum Fibre Channel link rate
from 4GFC to 8GFC and enhanced virtualization
capabilities help support IT “Green” initiatives
· Frame-level Multiplexing and out-of-order frame
reassembly increases link efficiency and maximizes
HBA performance.
· Single-port (LPe12000) or dual-port (LPe12002)
· 8GFC, 4GFC or 2GFC link speeds automatically
· Integrated data buffer and code space memory
Comprehensive OS and Hypervisor Support
· Windows Server
· VMware vSphere
· Windows Hyper-V
· Additional support is available from OEMs
and partners
Ordering Information
· Single-port, multi-mode optic interface
· Dual-port, multi-mode optic interface·
· Dual-port, single-mode optic interface
· Long wave optical transceivers – allows the board
to transmit a signal up to 1.4km when using
800-SM-LC-I, or up to 10km when using 800-SM-LC-L
Hardware Environments
· PowerPC,® SPARC,® x86, x64 and
Intel® Itanium® 64-bit processor family
· Emulex Certified Spare Optic Kit for LightPulse
· QTY 1, 8GFC short wave lasers with LC-type
connecter SFP+ optic
· Compatible with all Emulex LightPulse 8GFC
Host Bus Adapters
· For use as an on-site spare optic
· Data rates: 2.125, 4.25 and 8.5GFC (auto-detected)
· Optics: Short wave lasers with LC type connector
· Cable: Operating at 8GFC
- 50/125µm (500MHz*km BW)-up to 50m
- 50/125µm (2000MHz*km BW)-up to 150m
Physical Dimensions
· Short, low profile MD2 form factor card
· 167.64mm x 68.91mm (6.60” x 2.71”)
· Standard bracket (low profile available)
Power & Environmental Requirements
· Volts: +3.3, +12
· Operating temperature: 0° to 55° C (32° to 131° F)
· Storage temperature: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
· Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
· 23 degree C wet bulb
Data protection features
· End-to-end data protection with hardware parity,
CRC, ECC and other advanced error checking and
correcting algorithms ensure data is safe from
Deployment and management features
· Universal Boot capability allows the appropriate boot
environment to be automatically selected for any
given hardware.
· Boot from SAN capability reduces system
management costs and increases uptime.
· Detailed real-time event logging and tracing enables
quick diagnosis of SAN problems.
· Beaconing feature flashes the HBA LEDs, simplifying
their identification within server racks.
· Environmental monitoring feature helps to optimize
SAN availability.
Management Features
· The Emulex OneCommand Manager application
enables centralized discovery, monitoring, reporting,
and administration of Emulex adapters on local and
remote hosts. Powerful automation capabilities
facilitate remote driver parameter, firmware and boot
code upgrades. Advanced diagnostic features such
as adapter port beaconing and adapter statistics help
to optimize management and network performance
while the environmental monitoring feature helps
to maintain optimum host to fabric connections. In
addition to the GUI interface, management functions
can also be performed via a scriptable Command Line
Interface (CLI) as well as a web browser. With in-band
and out-of-band management capabilities, Emulex
provides data center administrators with the greatest
level of management flexibility.
· OneCommand Manager supports role-based
management to facilitate administration of adapters
throughout the data center without compromising
security. Management privileges can be assigned
based on LDAP and AD group memberships.
· Emulex’s management instrumentation complies
to Open Management Standards, such as SMI-S and
common HBA API support, which enables seamless
upward integration into enterprise storage and
server management solutions.
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