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QLogic® Fibre Channel Adapters

QLogic® Fibre Channel Adapters from Cavium offer best-in-class performance and functionality for Storage Area Networks

2500 Series Fibre Channel Adapters

The QLogic® 2500 Series 8Gb Adapters from Cavium™ are a part of Cavium/QLogic industry-leading Fibre Channel technology portfolio. The adapters not only meet the needs of today’s demanding data center requirements by providing power and virtualization optimization, but also offer investment protection by being backwards compatible with previous generations of adapters, including 4Gb and 2Gb technology.


In addition to offering the highest performance, the QLogic 2500 Series Adapters provide the lowest possible power consumption with QLogic's unique Dynamic Power Management technology. Plus, the series is optimized for virtualization, RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability), security, and management, transforming server connectivity into a competitive advantage. The QLogic 2500 Series Adapters are also backed by a 36-month limited warranty.

  • Lowest possible power consumption
  • Optimized for virtualization, RAS, and more
  • 200,000 IOPS per port
  • Overlapping Protection Domains (OPD)
  • RoHS compliant

Product Information

Part Number PCIe Connecter Ports Speed Connection
Transceiver Form Factor
QLE2560-CK x8 1 8GFC SR-Optic -- --
QLE2562-CK x8 2 8GFC SR-Optic -- --
QLE2564-CK x8 4 8GFC SR-Optic -- --
QLE2564L-CK x8 4 8GFC SR-Optic -- --
Product Literature
2500 Series

8Gb-to-PCIe Fibre Channel Adapters


Open Compute Project (OCP) 8Gb Dual-Port Fibre Channel-to-PCIe Adapter

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Unified Adapter Management Across the Data Center

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8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter of Choice in Microsoft Hyper-V Environments

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Data-at-Rest Encryption Addresses SAN Security Requirements

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QLogic 2500 Series Fibre Channel Adapters Accelerate Application Performance

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8Gb Fibre Channel Scalability Advantage in VMware vSphere 5

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Lowest Power Fibre Channel Adapters for Green Data Centers

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Adapter of Choice for Oracle Environments

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QLogic Platform and Methodology for Product Evaluations

Delivering transparent and consistent performance and functional test results.

QLogic Fibre Channel Stack

Most diverse offering with field-hardened stability and reliability.

Overlapping Protection Domains (OPD)

OPD provides the highest level of data reliability.

Persistent Hardware Error Logs

In the rare case of a Host Bus Adapter failure, QLogic's persistent hardware error logs provide key troubleshooting information.

QLogic Adapter of Choice for Critical Business Systems

QLogic adapters deliver the most comprehensive and robust business continuity solution.

Virtualizing Big Tier-1 Workloads

Featuring Xeon E5 Processors, VMware VSphere 5, 10GbE LANs, Gen 5 Fibre Channel SANs, and FabricCache.

Media and Analyst Coverage

Read the latest news about QLogic and our products.

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QLogic KnowHow: Installing QLogic Adapters in VMware ESXi 5.x Environments

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