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QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM
System x
IBM Redbooks Product Guide
The QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM System x consists of 10 Gigabit Ethernet
adapters available in either a standard PCIe adapter form factor or a mezzanine form factor. Both
adapters are high-performance Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) based on the new QLogic 8200
design. The adapters offer upgrades to full hardware offload for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and
iSCSI processing. The adapters connect to SFP+ Multimode Fiber SR optical modules and direct-attach
copper (DAC) cables.
The QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA is shown in the following figure.
Figure 1. QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for IBM System x
Did you know
With the IBM Features on Demand (FoD) entitlement upgrade, the QLogic 8200 adapters support full
hardware offload for FCoE and iSCSI protocol processing. This feature frees up the server's CPU to
perform other tasks. Consequently, the server's applications can run faster and virtualized servers can
support more virtual machines.
The QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Virtual Fabric Adapter (VFA) is designed specifically to fit
in to a dedicated slot in servers such as the IBM® System x3650 M4 and x3550 M4. This card design
allows you to use the server's standard PCIe slots for other technologies.
QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM System x
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  • Page 1 The QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Virtual Fabric Adapter (VFA) is designed specifically to fit in to a dedicated slot in servers such as the IBM® System x3650 M4 and x3550 M4. This card design allows you to use the server's standard PCIe slots for other technologies.
  • Page 2: Part Number Information

    Standard PCIe adapter QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for IBM System x 90Y4600 A3MR QLogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License for IBM System x (Features on Demand) 00Y5624 A3MT Embedded PCIe adapter QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA for IBM System x...
  • Page 3 7m IBM Direct Attach Copper SFP+ Cable 81Y8088 A0RB The following figure shows the component side of the QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA. Figure 3. QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM System x...
  • Page 4 Support for IPv4 and IPv6.  Support for Wake on LAN.  Port 1 can be configured to be a shared management port to remotely connect to the IMM2  management controller. QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM System x...
  • Page 5: Specifications

     Third Generation FC Generic Services (FC-GS-3)  FCoE and FIP (FC-BB-5)  iSCSI Specifications Compliance  RFC 3347 (iSCSI Requirements and Design Considerations)  CHAP  iSNS   QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM System x...
  • Page 6: Supported Servers

    QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA 90Y6454 QLogic Embedded VFA FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD) 90Y5179 For the latest information about the System x servers that support this adapter, see the IBM ServerProven® website at http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/ QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM System x...
  • Page 7 The following figure shows where the QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA is installed in the x3650 M4 server. Its location and connection does not consume any of the available standard PCIe slots. Figure 3. Rear of the IBM System x3650 M4 QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM System x...
  • Page 8: Popular Configurations

    This section illustrates how the QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA can be used in 10 Gb Ethernet configurations. The following figure shows the adapter installed in the x3650 M4 and connected to a pair of IBM RackSwitch G8124E top-of-rack switches.
  • Page 9: Supported Operating Systems

    IBM server, these adapters assume your system’s base warranty and any IBM ServicePac® upgrade. Physical specifications The QLogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA for IBM System x has the following physical specifications: Dimensions and weight (approximate): Height: 167 mm (6.60 in) ...
  • Page 10: Operating Environment

    FCC Part 15 Class A  UL 1950  CSA C22.2 950-95  VCCI  NZ AS3548 / C-tick  RRL for MIC (KCC)  BSMI  UL 94-/V  QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM System x...
  • Page 11: Related Publications

    Announcement letter for the QLogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA  http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS112-144 IBM System x Configuration and Options Guide  http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1SCOD-3ZVQ5W IBM Converged Switch B32 , REDP-4588  http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4588.html?Open QLogic 8200 Virtual Fabric Adapter Family for IBM System x...
  • Page 12 Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this IBM product and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
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