ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), today announced a performance-enhanced iSCSI mezzanine adapter for HP BladeSystem c-Class servers. The fully integrated QLogic QMH4062 1GbE iSCSI Adapter for HP BladeSystem c-Class offers TCP/IP and iSCSI offload, iSCSI boot from a storage area network (SAN) and IPv6 compliance. It is pre-certified with a wide range of storage systems, including HP StorageWorks All-in-One systems, the HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array (MSA2000i) family, the HP ProLiant Storage Server portfolio and the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array iSCSI Connectivity Option. Customized to provide offload of iSCSI and TCP/IP processing for both Microsoft Windows and Linux environments, the dual-port QMH4062 allows users the flexibility of VMware ESX 3.5 and ESXi 3.5 host booting from an iSCSI SAN.
With TCP/IP and iSCSI offload, the QMH4062 is designed for system administrators that want to use their host processors to power business applications, said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions Group. QLogic and HP have a long history of providing Fibre Channel solutions. With the addition of the QMH4062, HP BladeSystem customers can now use a common Ethernet infrastructure for storage while freeing up valuable server CPU resources.