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Emulex Supports RHEL 5

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX)
today announced the availability of its Linux driver for Emulex LightPulse Host Bus
Adapters (HBAs) as part of the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 distribution. As a result,
Emulex LightPulse HBA customers will be able to immediately benefit from the new
virtualization, clustering, and manageability enhancements available in the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 distribution.

Linux is rapidly becoming one of the premier environments for modern data
centers and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is an important step with the new capabilities it
provides for management and server virtualization,” said Mike Smith, executive vice
president of worldwide marketing, Emulex. “We’re proud to have contributed to the new
enhancements of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We look forward to continued collaboration
with Red Hat driving the adoption of Linux and Open Source technology into missioncritical

Key features and support from Emulex for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 include
virtualization support ensuring interoperability with the Xen 3.0 server virtualization
module; clustering support with multipathing compatibility enabled by the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 Device Mapper module; increased manageability by fully
implementing “sysfs” permitting third party applications to collect HBA subsystem

The Emulex Linux driver is fully qualified and supported by major server and
storage OEMs including HP, IBM, EMC, Dell and HDS. For enterprise customers, this
means comprehensive support from both Red Hat and the ir storage solution provider.
The Emulex Linux driver works across all models of Emulex LightPulse HBAs. The
Emulex HBAnyware management application supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and
customers can leverage it to simplify HBA management for the entire SAN, saving time
and money. Emulex is working closely with a number of Linux and Xen technology
providers, offering a development kit that enables the creation and management of
multiple logical connections servicing virtual servers or individual applications.

Emulex Corp.