Data Sheet: QLogic FastLinQ 45000 Series Ethernet

Data Sheet
QLogic FastLinQ 45000 Series Ethernet Controllers
10/25/40/50/100GbE RoCE, FCoE, iSCSI, and SR-IOV
PCIe 3.0 Controllers
•• Quad-port 10GbE and 25GbE applications
•• Dual-port 25GbE, 40GbE, and 50GbE applications
•• Single-port 100GbE applications
•• Low-power, single-chip solution for compliant backplane
•• iSCSI v1.0 Host Bus Adapter
•• RoCE and RoCEv2
•• Virtualization environments
•• T10 Protection Information
OVERVIEW QLogic® FastLinQ™ 45000 Series Ethernet Controllers are a fifthgeneration solution designed for high-volume, converged network
applications. The QL45604 supports speeds of 100Gbps, 50Gbps, 40Gbps,
25Gbps, and 10Gbps, while the QL45204 supports speeds of 25Gbps
and 10Gbps. FastLinQ 45000 Series Controllers enable single root I/O
virtualization (SR-IOV), RDMA over converged Ethernet (RoCE), iSCSI, Fibre
Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and data center bridging (DCB). They also
support PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0, along with embedded virtual bridging
and other switching technologies for high-performance DMA and virtual
machine (VM)-to-VM switching.
The FastLinQ 45000 Series is a complete solution that enables leadingedge features for the enterprise and cloud (independent of server
form-factor), while significantly raising the performance bar. This solution
enables stateful and stateless offloads and includes advanced features
such as network virtualization offload and enhanced teaming.
The QL45604 includes support for single-port 100GBASE, dual-port
50GBASE, dual-port 40GBASE, quad-port 25GBASE, and quad-port
10GBASE applications. The QL45204 includes support for up to quadport 25GBASE-CR. FastLinQ 45000 Series Controllers integrate four IEEE
802.3-compliant MACs and support the network controller-sideband
interface (NC-SI). Host-to-baseboard management controller (BMC)
communication is also supported on top of the NC-SI to permit high-speed
communication between the local host and the BMC or management
controller (MC).
FastLinQ 45000 Series Controllers enable networked storage using
block-based storage (iSCSI or FCoE) and file-based storage (CIFS or
NFS). Clustering and interprocess communications (IPC) are supported
with RoCE. They can simultaneously support all offload traffic types on
each of the ports. Offloading results in superior storage and networking
performance, as well as low CPU utilization, which in turn results in
significant system-level power savings.
FastLinQ 45000 Series Controllers are designed for PCIe 3.0 and are also
compatible with the PCI Express Base Specification, revisions 2.0 and 1.1.
PCIe supports MSI and MSI-X capabilities. Each port supports multiple
physical functions.
FastLinQ 45000 Series Controllers support IEEE 1588 precision timing
protocol (PTP) and IEEE 802.1AS, providing a method of synchronization
between master and slave clocks over a LAN.
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The FastLinQ 45000 Series Controllers include the following features:
Network Interfaces
• Blade and dense servers:
–– Quad 10GBASE-KR
–– Quad 25GBASE-KR-S (IEEE 802.3by draft 3.0)
–– Dual 40GBASE-KR4
–– Dual 50GBASE-KR2
–– 1 × 100GBASE-KR4
• Rack, tower, and dense servers:
–– SFF8431 Annex E 10GbE (direct attach copper)
–– 10GBASE-S
–– 40GBASE-SR4 and 40GBASE-CR4 (direct attach copper)
–– 50BASE-CR2
–– 100GBASE-CR4 and 100GBASE-SR4
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Each FastLinQ 45000 Series Controller is an SR-IOV converged solution—
power and space is optimized for blade, rack, and tower servers, and
Converged Network Adapter (CNA) applications.
FastLinQ 45000 Series Controllers provide the following benefits:
Extremely Low CPU Utilization for iSCSI, FCoE, and RDMA Applications
• Host CPU is free to run application code
• Minimal load on memory subsystem with zero copy
Accelerated IP-based File and Block Storage
• Lower CPU utilization for file-level storage protocols such as CIFS/SMB
and NFS
• Offloaded and accelerated iSCSI block storage with high IOPS and low
CPU utilization
iSCSI Controller
• Offloaded full Host Bus Adapter (HBA) functionality iSCSI initiator
• iSCSI boot and iSCSI crash dump support
• Offloaded full HBA functionality FCoE initiator
• FCoE boot
• Hardware-based data placement in application buffers without CPU
intervention (for user and kernel modes)
• Low latency
Data Integrity
• ECC and byte parity protection
• T-10 CRC
Robust Manageability
• Serial gigabit media independent interface (SGMII) for 1Gb BMC
• Wake-on-LAN (WoL)
• Comprehensive diagnostic and configuration software suite:
–– Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) over PCIe
vendor-defined messages (VDM)
–– MCTP over system management bus (SMB)
–– Host-to-BMC communication
• Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) (IEEE 802.1Qaz)
• Quantized Congestion Notification (QCN)-capable (IEEE 802.1Qau)
• Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) (IEEE 802.1Qbb)
• Up to eight traffic classes
Accelerated FCoE
• Offloaded and accelerated FCoE for Fibre Channel block storage with
high IOPS and low CPU utilization
Performance-focused—Optimized for High Throughput, Low Latency, and
CPU Utilization
• Adaptive interrupt coalescing
• Receive side scaling (RSS) reduces CPU utilization on multi-CPU
• MSI and MSI-X allow interrupt distribution in a multi-CPU system
Robust and Highly Manageable
• NC-SI enables high bandwidth out-of-band system management
functionality over shared infrastructure
• Guaranteed delivery of management traffic
• Pre-execution environment (PXE) v2.1, advanced configuration and
power interface (ACPI) v2.0b, WoL
• Host-to-BMC communication for connectivity between the local host
and the MC or BMC
Server-class Reliability, Availability, and Performance Features
• Link aggregation and load balancing:
–– Switch-dependent
• IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), generic trunking (GEC/FEC):
–– Switch- and NIC-independent
• 27mm × 27mm; 676 pins
• QL45604-B0G
–– Supports all speeds: 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 40Gbps, 50Gbps, and 100Gbps
• QL45204-B0G
–– Supports 10Gbps and 25Gbps speeds
Host Interfaces
• PCIe 3.0 x16 (8GTps), 2.0 (5GTps), and 1.1 (2.5GTps)
Note: All advertised features are enabled in the hardware. Actual feature availability is dependent on software driver
releases. See the release notes.
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