The QMH2672 16Gb FC HBA is a dual channel Fibre Channel mezzanine card that provides reliable, high-performance connectivity at 8Gb/s or 16Gb/s. This is a Type A mezzanine card for HP BladeSystem c-Class that is compatible with HP ProLiant Server blades starting with Gen8. All HP 8 Gb and 16 Gb Fibre Channel Interconnects for BladeSystem c-Class are supported by the QMH2672. It is optimized for HP and is also supported by third-party SAN vendors.
The HP BladeSystem c7000 Platinum Enclosure is required to permit 16Gb/s speed. Other HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosures and HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosures will have a maximum speed of 8Gb/s.
Performance Optimized - Capable of delivering twice the data throughput (MB/s) compared to 8Gb FC HBAs & High link speed combined with larger data block sizes results in improved application performance
Virtualization Optimized - Ideal for high density server virtualization environments, Enables more applications and Virtual Machines to run on a single server and Fibre Channel port, resulting in reduced cabling and a higher return on IT investment.
Power Optimized - Latest generation technology saves power & Reduced number of components on each FC HBA reduces overall power consumption.
RAS Optimized - Highest Data Integrity; Overlapping Protection Domains (OPD) extended for control and data paths.
Security Optimized - SAN-level authentication (FC-SP), fabric-level isolation (NPIV and end-to-end data integrity (T10)
Management Optimized - Unified driver model eliminates potential interoperability issues between firmware and driver versions and reduces upgrade time & Common drivers for 16Gb8Gb and 4Gb
Fault tolerant HBA Architecture
Two 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports
16/8- automatic speed negotiation without throttling down to the external SAN speed
Multi-Path support for redundant HBAs and paths including Linux driver failover.
Superior performance capable of sustaining more than 500,000 I/Os per second per channel
QLogic Converge Console management utility for centralized management and remote control of distributed HBAs. Operating Systems and Virtualization Software Supported: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64, Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86 and x64, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V x64, VMware 5.1 x64, RHEL 5.8, RHEL 5.9, RHEL 6.3 x64, RHEL 6.4 x64, SLES 11.
16/8/4 Gb Switches and Directors, Compatible with external Fibre Channel switches including HP and third party vendors including Cisco and Brocade, Compatible with 8Gb and 16Gb HP BladeSystem c-Class Fibre Channel switches and Virtual Connect Modules.
All hardware is covered by our 3 Year Intelligent Servers Warranty Program. We serial number track ever single piece of hardware and sub-level component. If you have any failures or problems with what you've ordered please call 0800 612 8711 and request our RMA department who will handle any issues and arrange a replacement if the piece of hardware or component is still within the 3 year warranty period from the date the original order shipped.