FastLinQ 8300 Series Converged Network Adapters

The Marvell® FastLinQ® 8300 Series 10GbE converged network adapters support simultaneous LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI traffic at line rate, 10Gbps Ethernet (GbE) speeds—at extremely low CPU utilization with full hardware offloads. This extreme performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks in today's powerful multiprocessor, multicore servers. In addition, support for powerful virtualization features make this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent I/O performance to service growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs). The ability to support multiple protocols simultaneously on the same hardware offers multi-tenancy flexibility, which is ideal for private and public cloud environments. The FastLinQ® 8300 Series 10GbE converged network adapters come in single- and dual-port models with support for SFP+ direct attach copper cables and SR (short reach) optical transceivers.

Key Features

  • 10Gbps per-port maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage and networking traffic
  • Over 1.2 million FCoE IOPS reduce latency in high-transaction-intensive applications and virtualized environments
  • Single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) support for faster performance in virtualized environments
  • Reduced hardware, cabling, and management costs by enabling more applications (virtual machines) to run on a single server with converged traffic to top-of-the-rack switch
  • Decreased power and cooling costs using the fewest PCI Express® lanes in PCIe Gen3 environments
  • Overlapping protection domains (OPD) to ensure a high level of reliability as data moves to and from the PCI bus
  • Future-proof design enables conversion to a 2600 Series 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapter

Product Comparison Chart

SKU Description Documentation
QLE8360-CU-CK x8, 1, 10Gbps, Direct Attach Copper Datasheet
QLE8362-CU-CK x8, 2, 10Gbps, Direct Attach Copper Datasheet
QLE8360-SR-CK x8, 1, 10Gbps, SR-Optic Datasheet
QLE8362-SR-CK x8, 2, 10Gbps, SR-Optic Datasheet

QLE8360-CU - Single-port 10GbE Ethernet to PCIe Converged Network Adapter with empty SFP+ cage (meant for use with copper cable).

QLE8362-CU - Dual-port 10GbE Ethernet to PCIe Converged Network Adapter with empty SFP+ cages (meant for use with copper cables).

QLE8360-SR - Single-port 10GbE Ethernet to PCIe Converged Network Adapter with SR optical transceiver.

QLE8362-SR - Dual-port 10GbE Ethernet to PCIe Converged Network Adapter with SR optical transceivers.