QLogic 2400 Series DataSheet User Manual


Data Sheet

2400 Series

PCIe-to-4Gbps and PCI-X-to-4Gbps

Fibre Channel Adapters


The QLogic 2400 Series Fibre Channel Adapters deliver unprecedented levels of performance, scalability, and reliability. By uniquely offering intelligent networking functionality, such as intelligent interleaved direct memory access (iiDMA), RDMA, and overlapping protection domains (OPD), the QLogic 4Gb adapters ensure that the demands of the enterprise-class data center are met. For virtualization at the Fibre Channel port level, the adapters support N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV) by allowing multiple N_Port IDs to share the same physical Fibre Channel port. The adapters come in single-, dual-, and quad-port, multimode optic configurations and are backed by an industry-leading, five-year (no charge) limited warranty1.

1 To view warranty details, go to http://www.qlogic.com/Support/Pages/Warranty.aspx.

Data Sheet


••150,000 IOPS per port

••iiDMA ensures maximum usage of data links

••Out-of-order frame reassembly (OoOFR) reduces congestion and retransmissions

••Multi-ID and N_Port virtualization ready: allows physical ports to be part of multiple logical networks

••Universal boot support manages multiple hardware platforms and boot options

••OPD for continuous protection of internal data paths

••T10 CRC ensures end-to-end data integrity across SANs

••Three LEDs per port display real-time status and link activity information

Unmatched Expertise

QLogic is the undisputed leader in Fibre Channel Adapters with more than 15 years of experience and six generations of Fibre Channel products that have been qualified by all major server OEMs in multiple form factors. QLogic owns the most established, proven Fibre Channel stack in the industry: over 10 million Fibre Channel ports have been shipped.

Secure and Scalable

The QLogic 2400 Series Adapters deliver unprecedented levels of performance and availability, as well as intelligent networking features specific to enterprise-class data centers. The adapters provide intelligent storage networking features that redefine the enterprise-class adapter by providing increased data protection, advanced frame routing, and enterprise-wide management capabilities. Additionally, the adapters support standards-based virtualization—NPIV.

Comprehensive OS Support

QLogic offers the broadest range of support for all major OSs to ensure OS and hardware server compatibility. Drivers are available for all major OSs and hardware server platforms. A single driver strategy per OS enables storage administrators to easily deploy and manage adapters in heterogeneous SAN configurations.


All of the company’s products meet worldwide compliance hardware and software specifications. Each product has earned storage partner certifications and passed agency and regulatory testing. QLogic’s adapters are tested extensively with third-party hardware and multiple software applications to provide best-in-class SAN interoperability and compatibility. You can be confident purchasing QLogic adapters to meet your Fibre Channel storage networking needs.

Simplified Management

QLogic’s new, unified management application, QConvergeConsole® (QCC), provides single-pane-of-glass management for the company’s broad product line of storage and networking adapters: Fibre Channel, converged networking, NIC, and iSCSI.

In addition, QLogic supports all major APIs, giving end users the flexibility to manage their QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter portfolio using third-party management tools.

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