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QLogic® Fibre Channel Adapter

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

2700 Series Fibre Channel Adapters

The QLogic® 2700 Series of Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) Adapters from Cavium™ is a complete portfolio of single-, dual-, and quad-port adapters, designed to accelerate mission-critical enterprise applications, build a highly resilient infrastructure and improve operational efficiency. QLogic Gen 6 FC technology provides the industry’s first 32GFC adapter, delivering enhanced performance with up to 2.6 million IOPS (650K per port) and up to 24,000MBps of aggregate throughput, and providing unsurpassed reliability and resiliency. The 2700 Series Adapters provide advanced storage networking features, capable of supporting the most demanding virtualized and private cloud environments, while fully leveraging the capabilities of high-performance Gen 6 FC, all-flash arrays (AFAs), and demanding enterprise applications. The adapters support QLogic StorFusion™ technology, offering streamlined provisioning, in-depth diagnostics, guaranteed quality of service (QoS), and improved resiliency with in-built forward error correction (FEC). QLogic Gen 6 FC Adapters continue the tradition of providing complete port-level isolation with lower power and fewer CPU cycles while maintaining predictable and scalable performance across all ports.


The QLogic 2700 Series of Gen 6 FC Adapters with unmatched 32GFC line rate performance eliminate potential I/O bottlenecks in today's multiprocessor and multicore servers, and are capable of supporting the most demanding enterprise applications.

  • Up to four ports of Gen 6 FC delivers 24,000MBps aggregate throughput
  • Up to 2.6 million IOPS fuel high performance in AFAs and high-density virtualized environments
  • Improvements in total cost of ownership (TCO) with QLogic StorFusion™ technology, delivers streamlined deployment, end-to-end diagnostics, and QoS optimization when used in conjunction with supported Brocade® FC switches
  • Improved resiliency with automatic FEC addresses the needs of IT organizations that require reliability and resiliency
  • Port isolation design offers deterministic and scalable performance on each port
  • Support for N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV) enables a single FC adapter port to provide multiple virtual ports for increased network scalability
  • Full hardware offloads deliver industry-leading native FC performance with extremely low CPU usage
  • FC-NVMe capability for simultaneous access to NVMe™ and FCP Storage on the same port

Product Information

Part Number PCIe Connecter Ports Speed Connection
Transceiver Form Factor
QLE2740-SR-CK x8 Single 32GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Low Profile
QLE2742-SR-CK x8 Dual 32GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Low Profile
QLE2764-SR-CK x16 Quad 32GFC SR-Optic SFP+ Full Height
Product Literature
QLogic 2700 Series

Gen 6 FC (32GFC) Fibre Channel Adapters

QLogic and Brocade Technology Alliance Drives Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel to New Levels

QLogic 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters maximize the potential of your storage network.

Automating and Simplifying SAN Provisioning for QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

Fabric pre-provisioning enables servers to be quickly and easily deployed, replaced, and moved across the SAN.

Enhanced Reliability and Diagnostics for QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

End-to-end Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel Infrastructure validation and diagnostics ensures SAN robustness and performance.

Improved Performance and QoS for QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters

Meet and exceed service-level agreements (SLAs) with end-to-end SAN traffic prioritization and network resiliency.

The Performance and Efficiency of Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel

Accelerate database applications and improve server efficiency in all-flash deployments.

VM Aware Fibre Channel

VM-ID technology enables SAN administrators to monitor, manage, and control individual VM workloads in the SAN.

VM Insight: The Critical Path to App-aware Infrastructure

As virtual environments scale, understanding how each virtual machine impacts the underlying infrastructure becomes a necessity for efficient data center design and timely issue diagnosis.

The Realities of Hyperconvergence in the Enterprise Data Center

Read the paper to learn about decisions that enterprise customers are making for using hyper-converged storage. Lean about storage priorities, use cases and plans for Fibre Channel storage in the data centers of the customers surveyed by the analysts at 451 research.

Demartek Evaluation Report – Improving Database Performance with QLogic Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel

Demartek evaluates the advantages that Gen 6 Fibre Channel—in the server and at the switch—would bring to common database workloads. Demartek deployed the QLogic QLE2742 Gen 6 FC HBA and a Brocade G620 Gen 6 FC switch with existing high-speed storage devices to compare performance metrics of transactional and data mining applications, plus a database maintenance activity, against older Gen 5 FC technology. Read this performance paper to see the results to these tests.

Demartek Evaluation Infographic – Improve Database Performance with QLogic Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel

This infographic represents the results in the Demartek Evaluation Report—Improving Database Performance with QLogic Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel.

ESG Lab Validation Report: QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) and Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters with StorFusion Technology

ESG tests and validates that QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 FC and Gen 6 FC adapters with StorFusion technology enables fabric pre-provisioning, powerful virtualization features, granular QoS, and simplified management.

ITBrand Pulse Industry Brief—Ride the Next Big Wave of Storage Networking

Fibre Channel SANs will continue to form the backbone of data center storage for many years to come in part because Gen 6 FC enhances the performance, scalability, and security of SANs needed in the cloud era.

Overview of Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) & QLogic 2700 Series HBAs

Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) transforms highly reliable SANs into more efficient, portable, and virtual machine (VM)-aware storage networks needed in data centers of the future. This video explores Gen 6 FC features and highlights the capabilities of the QLogic’s QLE2700 Gen 6 FC HBAs.

QLogic QConvergeConsole

Simplified Management for QLogic Fibre Channel, Intelligent Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters.

QLogic KnowHow: QConvergeConsole GUI: Getting Started

QConvergeConsole is an enterprise-class, web-based, single-pane-of-glass console that allows for centralized management and configuration of the broad product line of Cavium adapters unified across the entire data center network, both LAN and SAN. Learn how to install QCC GUI, connect to multiple hosts and be introduced to the basic functionality available from QConvergeConsole.

QLogic KnowHow: Installing a CIM Provider and the QCC vCenter Plug-in

Simplify storage and network adapter management in VMware using the QLogic QConvergeConsole (QCC) Plug-in for VMware vCenter. In this episode of QLogic KnowHow, learn how to install the CIM provider and the QCC vCenter Plug-in to manage your QLogic adapters.

Introduction to StorFusion Demo 1 – FC Ping/FC Trace Route

This video provides an overview and demonstration on how to configure two of the advanced diagnostic features of StorFusion technology called FC Ping and FC Trace Route. These features help Storage Area Network (SAN) administrators validate physical connections between a host and target in the SAN environment when using QLogic 8Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapters and Brocade Gen 5 16Gb Fibre Channel switches or directors.

Introduction to StorFusion Demo 3 – D_Port

This video provides an overview and demonstration on the advanced diagnostic feature of StorFusion™ technology called D_Port. Integrated with Brocade ClearLink™ technology, D_Port allows Storage Area Network (SAN) administrators to check the integrity of physical connections and optics between host and switch ports, using only the Brocade switch command line interface (CLI). This improves reliability in provisioning SANs and reduces the time required to troubleshoot faulty connections.

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