QLOGIC QLA2342 Fiber Fibre Channel Adapters

QLOGIC Part #/MPN: QLA2342

DiscTech Item #: QLG-QLA2342-NP-OE


Interface Types: Fibre Channel - Internal - Arbitrated Loop ASA II, PCI, PCI-X

Form Factor: Half-Height/Half-Length

Electrical Interface: FC-AL - 2Gbps

U Height: 1U

Wattage/VA: 7W

Voltage: 3.3V

Qlogic Dual Port Optical Fiber Channel Adapter PCI-X QLA2342 - New Pull

Designed and deployed by major server and storage OEMs, the QLogic SANblade QLA2342 and QLA2342L host bus adapters (HBAs) offer two independent channels of 2-Gbps Fibre Channel combined with 64-bit, 133-MHz PCI-X. Enabling double IOps with only one PCI/PCI-X slot, the QLA2342 and QLA2342L eliminate traditional host bottlenecks that impede the high performance of 2-Gbps Fibre Channel. This union of the fastest I/O and host technologies creates the perfect balanced solution.

Cost Effective

These HBAs are based on unique, single-chip fibre channel controller architecture from QLogic. For a powerful, scalable solution that maximizes bandwidth and PCI/PCI-X slot usage while maintaining a cost-effective price per port, the QLA2342 is the ultimate choice.If you are looking for low-profile boards for 1U and 2U servers, the QLA2342L, a low-profile version of the QLA2342, is the perfect fit.

Leading Single Chip Integration

The QLA2342/2342L uniquely integrates a RISC processor, a Fibre protocol engine, and transceivers into a single, efficient FC controller chip that increases reliability and performance by lowering CPU utilization.

Broad OEM Acceptance

The QLA2342/2342L HBA is validated by every major OEM including Dell, EMC, HDS, HP, IBM, and Sun. The QLA2342/2342L extensive certification from major server and storage manufacturers makes it the perfect choice for multiplatform requirements.

Simplified Setup

Point-and-click installation and configuration wizards simply the HBA setup process. Storage administrators can quickly deploy HBAs across a SAN using standard HBA management tools and device utilities. The QLA2342/42L is also fully compatible with industry standard application programming interfaces (APIs), including SNIA HBA API and SMI-S, thereby allowing administrators to manage QLogic HBAs using third-party software applications.

Proven Architecture

The QLA2342/2342L architecture is the result of more than 15 years of progressive development and testing. Proven architecture from QLogic delivers higher overall reliability and enables advanced functionality with its single-chip integration, placing QLogic years ahead of its competitors. The QLA2342/2342L also has proven interoperability with all major software applications, hardware platforms, and operating systems.

The Bottom Line

Driving the standard for interoperability with extensive FC testing in SAN environments, you can feel confident in choosing the QLogic solution.

Host Bus Interface Specifications
Speed64-bit, 133-MHz PCI-X
Signal voltage3.3 V and 5.0 V buses supported
CompliancePCI Local Bus Specification rev. 2.2, PCI-X Addendum rev. 1.0a, PCI Hot Plug Specification rev. 1.0, PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification rev 1.1
Fibre Channel Specifications
Speed200 MBps maximum at half-duplex, 400 MBps maximum at full-duplex
TopologyFC-AL, FC-AL-2, point to point, switched fabric (FL_Port and F_Port)
Buffer creditsFor 512-byte frame size, 9 credits issued. For 2K-byte frame size, 3 credits issued.
Class of serviceClass 3 Fibre Channel service
ComplianceSecond Generation FC Generic Services Definition (FC-GS-2), Third Generation FC Generic Services Definition (FC-GS-3), Fibre Channel-Physical and Signaling Interface (FC-PH), SCSI-3 Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI-FCP), Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop-2 (FC-AL-2), Fibre Channel-Private Loop Direct Attach Technical Report (FC-PLDA), RFC 2625 IP and APR Over Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel Framing and Signaling (FC-FS)
Physical Specifications
MediaMultimode optic
OpticsShort wave laser
ConnectorsTwo LC-style connector that supports non-OFC, multimode fibre optic cabling using a small form factor optical transceiver module
Form factorLow-profile MD2: 16.93 cm×5.15 cm (6.7"×2.5")
Bracket sizeQLA2342: standard size; QLA2342L: low-profile size
Environment and Equipment Specifications
TemperatureOperating: 0°C/32°F to 55°C/131°F. Storage: –20°C/–4°F to 70°C/158°F
Airflow0 lf/m
HumidityRelative (noncondensing): 10% to 90%, Storage: 5% to 95%
Power dissipation~ 7.0 watts
Cable50/125μm multimode fiber, 62.5/125 μm multimode fiber
Cable distances1 Gbps: 500 meters 50/125 μm fiber, 300 meters 62.5/125 μm fiber 2 Gbps: 300 meters 50/125 μm fiber, 150 meters 62.5/125 μm fiber

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Weight: 2 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

New Pull

Condition Levels Explained

The product has been mounted in a brand new system (e.g. server), then removed from the system, before entering service. These products may have some hours of usage due to system build time / burn-in / testing etc. New Pulls are guaranteed to have at least 95% (often 99%) of their service life remaining , they may show signs of being physically mounted and dismounted. All handling is performed by trained technicians, taking full ESD precautions.

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