Lenovo Partnership

Lenovo Documents

Marvell has been a key I/O technology supplier to Lenovo for almost 20 years, and the design and development collaboration continues on the ThinkServer and ThinkSystem portfolio. Marvell and Lenovo partner to bring server solutions to market that meet the requirements of reliability, performance, scalability, and ease-of-management that enterprise customers expect. Marvell high-performance data center interconnect technologies are an integral enabler for the Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio to deliver true, enterprise-class server and storage performance.

Fibre Channel

Line Cards
QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters for Lenovo® ThinkSystem® Servers
Support matrix showing the Fibre Channel adapter portfolio for ThinkSystem Servers.
Data Sheets
Lenovo ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2740/2742 Single and Dual Port Gen 6 (32Gb) FC Adapters
The Lenovo ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2740 and QLE2742 Adapters are Lenovo’s first Gen 6, 32Gb Fibre Channel (32GFC) HBAs available in single and dual ports. The QLE2740 and QLE2742 Adapters boast leading native FC performance with extremely low CPU usage and full hardware offloads.
Lenovo ThinkSystem QLogic QML2692 Dual-port Enhanced Gen 5 (16GFC) FC Mezz Adapter
The Lenovo ThinkSystem QLogic QML2692 is a dual-port, Enhanced Gen 5, 16Gb FC (16GFC) mezzanine adapter that boasts industry-leading native FC performance with extremely low CPU usage and full hardware offloads.
Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter
Enables high-speed access for Flex System compute nodes to connect to a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN).
QLogic 8Gb FC Single & Dual-port HBAs for System x
Support 8 Gbps per port maximum bidirectional throughput for high-bandwidth storage (SAN).
White Sheets
Marvell and Brocade Technology Alliance Drives Gen 5 Fibre Channel
Marvell 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters maximize the potential of your storage network.
Marvell 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel for Database and Analytics
Using the information from databases and business analytics helps business-line managers to understand their customer segments, build customer loyalty, and bring faster time to value.
Marvell 16Gb Gen 5 FC HBAs Double Performance and Flexibility
Eliminate I/O bottlenecks for enterprise applications and accelerate virtualization and cloud deployments.
Visualize I/O Connectivity for VMware vSphere
Marvell QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter simplifies and accelerates deployment and management.
Competitive Sheets
Marvell 16Gb Fibre Channel Advantages in VMware vSphere 5 Environments
Marvell adapters outperform Emulex, providing reduced CAPEX and OPEX.
Marvell 16Gb Fibre Channel Advantages in Microsoft Hyper-V Environments
Marvell adapters outperform Emulex, providing reduced CAPEX and OPEX.
Third-Party Papers
ESG Lab Validation: Gen 5 (16Gb) FC Adapters with StorFusion for Lenovo
ESG Lab validates that Marvell Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) FC Adapters with StorFusion Technology for Lenovo simplify deployment and increase performance in the data center.

Ethernet

Data Sheets
Lenovo ThinkSystem QLogic Flex QL45000 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapters
25/50Gb Ethernet Flex System Adapters with Universal RDMA and Intelligent I/O
Lenovo ThinkSystem QLogic QL41262 Dual-port 25/10Gb Ethernet Adapter
25G/10Gb Ethernet Adapter with Universal RDMA and Intelligent I/O
Flex System EN4172 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter
Low-cost entry level 10GbE connectivity option for Flex System.

Converged Networking

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Marvell 10GbE Adapters for System x Servers
Support matrix showing the Converged Network Adapter portfolio for System x.