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QLogic Shows Off

SAN FRANCISCO -- QLogic
Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high
performance computing, today announced it is demonstrating end-to-end
support of its HBA virtualization technologies in the Novell booth at
the LinuxWorld show this week in San Francisco. Show attendees will
witness a live demonstration of virtual machine (VM) migration,
leveraging the N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) functionality of
QLogic(r) SANblade(r) Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) and
SANbox(r) switches in a standard Linux environment. QLogic and Novell
have been actively collaborating since 2006 to bring the benefits of
hardware virtualization capabilities in Fibre Channel HBAs to Novell's
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) customers.

"QLogic is first to market with NPIV technology for Linux OS
environments, thanks in large part to our collaboration with Novell,"
said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions
Group. "Today's demonstration illustrates how Novell's SLES customers
will be able to manage virtual machines and NPIV capabilities using a
single management utility. Customers can expect to gain access to
comprehensive virtualization solutions by the end of the year."

Novell is the first vendor to support the QLogic(r) N_Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV) technology for Linux operating systems, allowing
storage administrators to create virtual HBA ports using a
comprehensive systems management tool. Novell(r) ZENworks(r)
Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Management, an innovative component of
the Novell data center management solution, not only manages VMs but
also has the capability to create and provision virtual HBA ports
across multiple physical servers. Storage administrators who deploy
ZENworks Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Management along with QLogic
SANblade(r) 2400 Series 4Gb Fibre Channel HBAs can now create virtual
machines and ports that are easier to manage, maintain and support
across the virtualized data center.

Without virtual HBA ports, storage administrators must use the physical
World Wide Port Name (WWPN) of the HBA to define fabric zones, mask
storage LUNs, and configure VMs. In addition, storage administrators
typically define one zone where all disks are exposed to every server
to support live migrations of VMs to new servers. This one-zone design
creates security concerns for disks with sensitive information and
requires the reconfiguration of the network if more than one zone is
defined. Virtual HBA ports allow storage administrators to bind VMs to
storage and define multiple zones using the virtual port parameters,
creating an easier-to-manage and more secured virtualized environment.

QLogic Corp.