QLogic QME8242-k 10GbE Ethernet to PCI Express Converged Network Adapter (CNA)

QLogic QME8242-k Converged Network Adapter

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Help drive blade server virtualization with the QLogic® 8200 Series. It offers 10GbE Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity and investment protection for data centers with existing FC storage area networks (SANs).

  • High performance LAN and SAN networking with 10GbE Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity
  • Help lower TCO and data center costs through LAN and SAN convergence and preservation of familiar data and storage networking concepts
  • NPAR (NIC partitioning) divides a physical port into four logical ports with flexible allocation of 10GbE bandwidth


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QME8242-k Dual-Port, 10Gbps Ethernet-to-PCIe Adapter for PowerEdge®  Blade

  Data Bus
PCIe®  Gen2 x8 bus

  Form Factor
Dell custom mezzanine for PowerEdge blade servers

  Transfer Rate
10Gbps Ethernet speed

  Ethernet Ports
Dual 10Gbps Ethernet

  PXE Support

  Receive Side Scaling (RSS)

  TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE)

  iSCSI boot

  Advanced Features
Tools and Utilities

Management Tools and Device Utilities
QConvergeConsole: a unified management tool (GUI and CLI) for Fibre Channel/FCoE, iSCSI, and networking Native OS management tools for networking

Boot Support
LAN and SAN boot (PXE, BIOS, UEFI)


  Standards Supported
Host Bus Interface Specifications
Bus Interface : PCI Express®  Gen2 x8
Hardware Platforms: Dell PowerEdge M610, M710, M710HD, M910, M915
Host Interrupts: INTx, MSI, and MSI-X
I/O Virtualization : Single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) ready, NPAR technology
Compliance: PCI Express Base Specification, rev. 2.0, PCI Bus Power Management Interface specification, rev. 1.2

Ethernet Specifications
Throughput : 10Gbps full-duplex line rate per-port
Ethernet Frame: 1500 byte or 9600 byte (jumbo frame)
Stateless Offload: IP, TCP, and UDP checksum offloads, Large and giant send offload (LSO, GSO), Large receive offload (LRO), Receive side scaling (RSS), Interrupt coalescing, VMware®  NetQueue and Microsoft®  VMQ®  NetQueue and Microsoft®  VMQ
Compliance: IEEE: 802.3ae (10Gb Ethernet), 802.1q (VLAN), 802.3ad (Link Aggregation), 802.1p (Priority Encoding), 802.3x (Flow Control), IPv4 (RFQ 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460), 802.1Qbb (Priority-Based Flow Control), 802.1Qaz (DCBX/Enhanced Transmission Selection), 802.1Qau (Congestion Notification)

FCoE Specifications
Logins: Support for 2,048 concurrent logins and 2,048 active exchanges
Port Virtualization: N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV)
Compliance: SCSI-3 Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI-FCP), Fibre Channel Tape (FC-TAPE) Profile, SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol-2 (FCP-2), Second Generation FC Generic Services (FC-GS-2), Third Generation FC Generic Services (FC-GS-3), FCoE & FIP (FC-BB-5)

iSCSI Specifications
Compliance: RFC 3720 (iSCSI), RFC 3347 (iSCSI Requirements and Design Considerations), CHAP, iSNS, SLP

  Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows Server®  2003 R2/SP2, 2008/2008 SP2/2008 R2®  2003 R2/SP2, 2008/2008 SP2/2008 R2
Red Hat®  Linux®  5.5, 6.0
Novell®  SLES 10 SP3, SLES 11 SP1
VMware ESXTM  /ESXi 4.1
Oracle®  Solaris®  (targeted)
Citrix®  XenServerTM  (targeted)®  XenServerTM  (targeted)

  Performance Features
High Performance
10Gbps per-port maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage (SAN) and networking (LAN) traffic
Full hardware offload for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI protocol processing
Full support for TCP/IP and Ethernet performance enhancements such as Priority-Based Flow Control (802.1Qbb), jumbo frames, checksum offloads, and segmentation offloads

  Environmental Operating Conditions
Operating: 0°C/32°F to 55°C/131°F
Storage: –20°C/–4°F to 70°C/158°F

Relative (non-condensing): 10% to 90%
Storage: 5% to 95%

  Environmental and Regulatory Standards and Compliance
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