ThinkSystem QLogic 2770 Series 32Gb Fibre Channel AdaptersProduct Guide

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18 Feb 2021
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Abstract

The QLogic 2770 Series 32 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) are Generation 6 (Gen 6) FC adapters for Lenovo ThinkSystem servers. These adapters offer industry leading native FC performance with extremely low CPU usage with full hardware offloads. With performance of up to 1 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) per port, these adapters can be used to support all-flash arrays (AFAs) -- Fibre Channel storage systems comprised completely of high-speed solid-state drives.

This product guide describes the QLogic 2770 Series HBAs for Lenovo servers and provides essential pre-sales information to understand the products, their key features and specifications, and compatibility. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, and IT architects who want to learn more about the adapters and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the February 18, 2021 update:

  • The adapter supports the FC-NVMe (NVMe over Fibre Channel) protocol - Key features section
  • The server support tables are now automatically updated - Server support section

Introduction

The QLogic 2770 (QL2770) Series 32 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) are Generation 6 (Gen 6) FC adapters for Lenovo ThinkSystem servers. These adapters offer industry leading native FC performance with extremely low CPU usage with full hardware offloads. With performance of up to 1 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) per port, these adapters can be used to support all-flash arrays (AFAs) -- Fibre Channel storage systems comprised completely of high-speed solid-state drives.

Powerful management tools automate and simplify SAN provisioning to help reduce cost and complexity, while the unmatched 32 Gbps performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks in today’s powerful multiprocessor, multicore servers.

The QLogic QLE2772 2-port 32 Gb Fibre Channel HBA is shown in the following figure.

ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2772 32Gb 2-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter
Figure 1. ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2772 32Gb 2-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter

Did you know?

QLogic 2770 Series Adapters incorporate a hardware-based Root of Trust that prevents malicious firmware from hijacking the adapters. The 2770 Series RoT enables both integrity and authenticity during adapter firmware updates by both validating firmware embedded signatures with hardware embedded keys to ensure that only validated firmware executes, and protecting firmware updates that are applied over public networks.

Part numbers

The following table lists the ordering information for the QLogic 2770 Series 32Gb Fibre Channel HBAs.

Table 1. Part numbers and feature codes
Part number Feature code Description
4XC7A08279 BA1G ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2770 32Gb 1-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter
4XC7A08276 BA1F ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2772 32Gb 2-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter

The part numbers for the QLogic 2770 Series HBAs include the following items:

  • An FC HBA adapter with one or two 32 Gb FC SW SFP+ transceivers installed
  • 3U (full height) and 2U (low-profile) adapter brackets
  • Publications flyer

The ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2770 1-Port HBA is shown in the following figure.

ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2770 32Gb 1-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter
Figure 2. ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2770 32Gb 1-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter

Fiber optic cables

The following table lists the fiber optic cables that are available from Lenovo.

Table 2. Fiber optic cables
Part number Feature code Description
LC-LC OM3 MMF Fiber Optic Cables
00MN499 ASR5 Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN502 ASR6 Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN505 ASR7 Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN508 ASR8 Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN511 ASR9 Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN514 ASRA Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN517 ASRB Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable
00MN520 ASRC Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable

Key features

The QL2770 32Gb Fibre Channel HBAs have the following features:

  • Maximum performance with up to 1 million input/output operations per second (IOPS) per port (2 million IOPS in a dual-port adapter) to support larger server virtualization deployments and scalable cloud initiatives, and performance to match new multicore processors, SSDs/flash storage, and faster server host bus architectures.
  • Independent function, transmit and receive buffers, an on-chip CPU, DMA channels, and a firmware image for each port enable complete port-level isolation, prevent errors and firmware crashes from propagating across all ports, and provide predictable and scalable performance across all ports.
  • Support for NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe). The adapters support low-latency access to scale out NVMe with full support for the FC-NVMe protocol. The adapters can simultaneously support FC-NVMe and FCP-SCSI storage traffic on the same physical port, enabling customers to migrate to NVMe at their own pace.
  • Support forward error correction (FEC) to enhance reliability of transmission and thereby performance.
  • Industry-standard class-specific control (CS_CTL)-based frame prioritization Quality of Service (QoS) helps alleviate network congestion by prioritizing traffic for time-sensitive mission critical workloads for optimized performance.
  • T10-PI data integrity with high performance offload provides end-to-end data corruption protection.
  • Support for Message Signaled Interrupts eXtended (MSI-X) improves host utilization and enhances application performance.
  • Fabric-assigned port worldwide name (FA-WWN) and fabric-based boot LUN discovery (F-BLD) pre-provisioning services allow servers to be quickly deployed, replaced, and moved across the SAN; the creation of zones, LUNs, and other services can be completed before the servers arrive on site.
  • Using the Brocade ClearLink diagnostic port (D_Port) available on the Brocade Gen 5 switches, administrators can quickly run automated diagnostic tests to assess the health of links and fabric components.
  • Read diagnostic parameters (RDP) feature provides detailed port, media, and optics diagnostics to easily discover and diagnose link-related errors and degrading conditions on any N_Port-to-F_Port link.
  • Link cable beacon (LCB) enables administrators to visually identify both ends of a physical link by flashing HBA's LEDs, simplifying identification of the connection peers within server racks without tracing the cable.
  • Single-pane-of-glass management across generations of QLogic FC adapters with QLogic QConvergeConsole (QCC).
  • Deployment flexibility and integration with third-party management tools, including the VMware vCenter and Brocade Network Advisor.
  • Support for 32 Gb, 16 Gb and 8 Gb FC devices.
  • Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV).
  • A common driver model allows a single driver to support all QLogic HBAs on a given OS.
  • Reduce the number of cards, cables, and PCIe slots required.
  • Exceptional performance per watt and price/performance ratios.
  • Backward compatibility with existing 8Gb FC and 16Gb FC infrastructure, leveraging existing SAN investments.
  • Allow application of SAN best practices, tools, and processes with virtual server deployments.
  • Ensure data availability and data integrity.
  • Boot from SAN capability reduces the system management costs and increases uptime.

Technical specifications

The QLogic 2770 Series 32Gb Fibre Channel HBAs have the following specifications:

  • Based on the QLogic QLE2770 (single port) and QLE2772 (dual port) adapters
  • Host interface: PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Ports: Single-port and dual-port SFP+ based adapters
  • Link speed: Support for 32 Gb, 16 Gb and 8 Gb link speeds, which are automatically negotiated
  • Data rate: 28.05 (3200 MBps), 14.025 Gbps (1600 MBps), and 8.5 Gbps (800 MBps) autosensing (per port), with full duplex
  • Performance: Up to 2,000,000 IOPS (up to 1,000,000 IOPS per port)
  • Fibre Channel standards compliance:
    • SCSI Fibre Channel Protocol-4 (FCP-4)
    • Fibre Channel Tape (FC-TAPE) Profile
    • Fibre Channel Generation Services-8 (FC-GS-8)
    • Fibre Channel-Physical Interface-5 (FC-PI5)
    • Fibre Channel-Physical Interface-6 (FC-PI6)
    • Fibre Channel Link Services 4 (FC-LS-4)
    • Fibre Channel Framing and Signalling-4 (FC-FS-4)
    • Fibre Channel-NVMe (FC-NVMe)
  • Topology: Point-to-point and switched fabric
  • Hot-pluggable 32 Gbps Fibre Channel SFP+ short wave optical transceivers (850 nm) with LC connectors (included with the adapters). Note: Other transceivers are not supported.
  • Distance support:
    • Operating at 32 Gbps:
      • Up to 20 m on 50/125 µm OM2 Multi-Mode Fiber (MMF)
      • Up to 70 m on 50/125 µm OM3 MMF
      • Up to 100 m on 50/125 µm OM4 MMF
    • Operating at 16 Gbps:
      • Up to 35 m on 50/125 µm OM2 Multi-Mode Fiber (MMF)
      • Up to 100 m on 50/125 µm OM3 MMF
      • Up to 125 m on 50/125 µm OM4 MMF
    • Operating at 8 Gbps:
      • Up to 50 m on 50/125 µm OM2 MMF
      • Up to 150 m on 50/125 µm OM3 MMF
      • Up to 190 m on 50/125 µm OM4 MMF
  • Management software:
    • The QLogic unified management application, QLogic QConvergeConsole (QCC), provides single-pane-of-glass management across generations of QLogic FC adapters.
    • QLogic supports all major APIs for deployment flexibility and integration with third-party management tools, including the VMware vCenter and Brocade Network Advisor.

Server support

The following tables list the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Table 3. Server support (Part 1 of 2)
Part Number Description E 1S Intel 2S Intel AMD
SE350 (7Z46 / 7D1X)
ST50 (7Y48 / 7Y50)
ST250 (7Y45 / 7Y46)
SR150 (7Y54)
SR250 (7Y51 / 7Y52)
ST550 (7X09 / 7X10)
SR530 (7X07 / 7X08)
SR550 (7X03 / 7X04)
SR570 (7Y02 / 7Y03)
SR590 (7X98 / 7X99)
SR630 (7X01 / 7X02)
SR650 (7X05 / 7X06)
SR670 (7Y36 / 7Y37)
SR635 (7Y98 / 7Y99)
SR655 (7Y00 / 7Z01)
SR645 (7D2Y / 7D2X)
SR665 (7D2W / 7D2V)
4XC7A08279 ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2770 32Gb 1-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
4XC7A08276 ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2772 32Gb 2-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
Table 4. Server support (Part 2 of 2)
Part Number Description 4S 8S 4S V2 Dense/Blade
SR850 (7X18 / 7X19)
SR850P (7D2F / 2D2G)
SR860 (7X69 / 7X70)
SR950 (7X11 / 7X12)
SR850 V2 (7D31 / 7D32)
SR860 V2 (7Z59 / 7Z60)
SD530 (7X21)
SD650 (7X58)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
4XC7A08279 ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2770 32Gb 1-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter N N N N Y Y N N N N
4XC7A08276 ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2772 32Gb 2-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter N N N N Y Y N N N N

Operating system support

The following tables list the supported operating systems for each part number:

Tip: These tables are automatically generated based on data from Lenovo ServerProven.

Table 5. Operating system support for ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2770 32Gb 1-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter, 4XC7A08279
Operating systems
SR635
SR645
SR655
SR665
SR850 V2
SR860 V2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Y Y Y Y N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 Y Y Y Y N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Y N Y N N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Y Y Y Y N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Y N Y N N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 Y N Y N N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 with Xen Y N Y N N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 Y Y Y Y N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 with Xen Y Y Y Y N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U3 Y N Y N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U3 Y Y Y Y N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 Y Y Y Y N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 U1 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Table 6. Operating system support for ThinkSystem QLogic QLE2772 32Gb 2-Port PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter, 4XC7A08276
Operating systems
SR635
SR645
SR655
SR665
SR850 V2
SR860 V2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Y Y Y Y N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 Y Y Y Y N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Y N Y N N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Y Y Y Y N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Y N Y N N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 Y N Y N N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 with Xen Y N Y N N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 Y Y Y Y N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 with Xen Y Y Y Y N N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 with Xen Y Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U3 Y N Y N N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 U3 Y Y Y Y N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 Y Y Y Y N N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 U1 Y Y Y Y Y Y

SAN switches

Lenovo offers the ThinkSystem DB Series of Fibre Channel SAN switches and directors for high-performance storage expansion. See the DB Series product guides for models and configuration options:

Warranty

The adapters carry a one-year limited warranty. When installed in a supported server, the adapters assume the servers's base warranty and any Lenovo Services warranty upgrade.

Physical specifications

The adapters have the following dimensions (approximate):

  • Low profile form factor card
  • 168 mm x 69 mm (6.60 in. x 2.7 in.)
  • Standard (3U) and low-profile (2U) brackets included

Operating environment

The adapters are supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0 - 55 °C (32 - 131 °F)
    • Storage: -20 - 70 °C (-4 - 185 °F)
  • Relative humidity:
    • Operating: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
    • Storage: 5 - 95% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

The adapters conform to the following regulations:

  • Safety:
    • UL 60950-1
    • CSA C22.2
    • TUV EN60950-1
    • TUV IEC 60950-1
    • CB Certified 
  • EMI and EMC (Class A)
    • FCC Rules, CFR Title 47, Part 15, Subpart Class A
    • Industry Canada, ICES-003: Class A
    • EN55032
    • EN55024
    • EN61000-3-2
    • EN61000-3-3
    • Japan VCCI: Class A
    • New Zealand and Australia AS/NZS: Class A
    • Korea KC-RRA Class A
    • Taiwan BSMI CNS 13438

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