TCP/IP and iSCSI offload l discharge of server-CPU l ‘Boot from SAN’ – l-higher technology data security in 1 GB / s Ethernet fabrics Munich, September 3, 2008 – QLogic now a performance-optimized iSCSI mezzanine adapter for use with the HP BladeSystem c-Class Server delivers. The fully integrated 1 Gigabit Ethernet iSCSI adapters with the product name QLogic QMH4062 support many sophisticated techniques such as the TCP/IP and iSCSI offload, the iSCSI boot-from-SAN technology as well as the IPv6 Internet Protocol. Proof of certification demonstrate the smooth interplay of the iSCSI mezzanine adapter with a wide range of storage systems. These include the HP StorageWorks all-in in-one systems, the HP StorageWorks modular smart array (MSA2000i) family, the HP ProLiant storage server and the HP StorageWorks Enterprise virtual array iSCSI connectivity option. The dual-port iSCSI adapters relieves a server from processing of TCP/IP and iSCSI protocols in Microsoft Windows and Linux environments.
It can also be from VMware ESX 3.5 and ESXi 3.5 supported host booting of an iSCSI SAN to perform. Boot-from-SAN made simple with the use of iSCSI mezzanine adapter QMH4062 the complexity associated usually with the boot-from-SAN and the related total cost of ownership can be significantly reduced. iSCSI commands are processed directly on the QLogic card; Systems can boot from a selected LUN from without the need for additional hardware or configuration tools. iSCSI adapter saves CPU cycles and increases data integrity In contrast to many other network cards and software initiators have chosen for the processing of TCP/IP and iSCSI protocols the server consuming CPU cycles, the QLogic QMH4062 takes over this task. This relieves the system processors, the performance increases. The QMH4062 is one of the technically most advanced available today iSCSI-initiator solutions for blade systems. The iSCSI adapter is an excellent alternative to NIC/iSCSI Software initiators included to a lesser extent. It is suitable for use with all HP BladeSystem c-class servers, as well as mezzanine slots.