Marvell QLogic 2670 Series Fibre Channel Adapters

Gen 5 FC (16GFC) fibre channel adapters that can transform from 16Gb FC HBA to a 10GbE converged network adapter supporting NIC, FCoE and iSCSI traffic

QLogic 2670 Series Fibre Channel Adapters

The Marvell® QLogic® 2670 Series Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel adapters boast industry-leading native Fibre Channel performance—achieving dual-port, line-rate, 16GFC Fibre Channel throughput—at extremely low CPU utilization with full hardware offloads. Gen 5 Fibre Channel resolves data center complexities by enabling a storage network infrastructure that supports powerful virtualization features, application-aware services, and simplified management. This provides a next-generation storage networking infrastructure capable of supporting the most demanding virtualized and private cloud environments while fully leveraging the capabilities of high-performance Gen 5 Fibre Channel and NVMe storage. These features help reduce cost and complexity, while the unmatched 16GFC performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks when conneting to All Flash Arrays (AFAs).

The QLogic 2670 Series Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters have the unique ability to transform from a 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter to a 10GbE Converged Network Adapter that supports NIC, FCoE, and iSCSI traffic. Based on QLogic I/OFlex technology, the adapter's flexibility simplifies and reduces cost for customers who want to deploy a Fibre Channel SAN today and migrate to an Ethernet SAN in the future. In addition, support for powerful virtualization features make this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent I/O performance to service the growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs).

Key Features

  • 16GFC Fibre Channel per port maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage area network (SAN) traffic
  • Over 1.2 million IOPS reduce latency in high-transaction, intensive applications and virtualized environments
  • High availability, port isolation architecture for 100% predictable, deterministic, and scalable performance
  • Decreased power and cooling costs using the fewest PCI Express lanes in PCIe 3.0 environments
  • Overlapping protection domains (OPD) to ensure a high level of reliability as data moves to and from the PCI bus and Fibre Channel network
  • Superior port protection with unique port-isolation architecture for the highest reliability and scalability
  • Two times better than 8Gb Fibre Channel for OLTP and 35% better in data warehousing environments
  • Reliability, availability, and scalability with I/OFlex future-proof design enabling conversion to a 10GbE Converged Network Adapter

Product Comparison Chart

Part Number Description Documentation
QLE2670-CK PCIe 2.0, x8, 1-port, 16GFC, SR-Optic Datasheet
QLE2672-CK PCIe 2.0, x8, 2-ports, 16GFC, SR-Optic Datasheet
Part Number Port Speed
QLE2670-CK Single 16GFC
QLE2672-CK Dual 16GFC