FastLinQ CNA 45000 Series Converged Network Adapter

The Marvell® FastLinQ® QL45000 dual-port converged network adapter leverages seventh-generation technology to deliver true 10/25/40/50Gb per second Ethernet performance. Optimized for use across enterprises, managed service providers, and large public and scalable private cloud deployments, the QL45000 Series enables organizations to achieve new levels of performance in physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

Key Features

  • Fully featured adapter delivers the best price per performance ratio
  • Optimum server performance with PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen3 x16
  • Low latency and high throughput with Universal RDMA with support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), RoCE v2 and Internet wide area RDMA protocol (iWARP)
  • Adaptive link controls for seamless zero-touch interoperability with industry wide 10/25/100GbE switches and cables using FastLinQ SmartAN™ technology
  • Enhanced CPU efficiency for networking tunneling with stateless offloads for VXLAN, NVGRE, GRE and GENEVE
  • Advanced server virtualization features such as NPAR and SR-IOV
  • High-performance network storage with FCoE offload, iSCSI offload, iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER), Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabric (NVMe-oF), Network File System over RDMA (NFSoRDMA), Server Message Block over RDMA (SMB Direct), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Linux Lustre, and VMware para-virtualized RDMA (pvRDMA)
  • Simplified deployment, troubleshooting and lifecycle management using the QConvergeConsole® (QCC) GUI, QCC PowerKit, Cavium Control Suite™ CLI, QCC vCenter GUI/ESXCLI Plug-ins, and OpenStack integration
  • Enhanced management interface with Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) over PCIe support
  • Network boot support for PreBoot Execution Environment (PXE) 2.0, iSCSI remote boot, FCoE boot from SAN and UEFI boot

All advertised features are enabled in the hardware. Actual feature availability depends on software driver releases. See release notes.


Product Comparison Charts

Part Number Description Documentation
QL45462HLCU-SP x16, 2, 40Gbps, QSFP+: DAC, SR Optics Datasheet
QL45462HLCU-CK x16, 2, 40Gbps, QSFP+: DAC, SR Optics Datasheet
QL45462HLCU-BK x16, 2, 40Gbps, QSFP+: DAC, SR Optics Datasheet
FastLinQ Adapters [PCIe Form Factor]
Model Bus Port Connection Speed
QL45411HLCU PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x16 Single QSFP+ 40Gb
QL45412HLCU PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x16 Dual QSFP+ 40Gb
QL45462HLCU PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x16 Dual QSFP+ 40Gb