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QLogic Intros Solution for SUSE

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), today announced an HBA virtualization solution for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server environments from Novell. 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 virtual machines (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

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.

"Novell ZENworks Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Management provide
comprehensive tools to configure, deploy, and manage virtual machines
in a heterogeneous SAN environment," said Richard Whitehead, director
of product marketing for Novell. "Novell's cross-platform solution
combined with NPIV capabilities from QLogic further simplifies the
overall management of virtual machines and related physical and virtual
resources. As the first management tool to support NPIV on Linux,
ZENworks Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Management allows customers
to get the most out of their data center infrastructure."

"Novell has taken a leadership position in the server virtualization
management market by releasing ZENworks data center management
products," said Amit Vashi, senior director of marketing, QLogic Host
Solutions Group. "QLogic is first to market with NPIV technology for
Linux OS environments, integrating the technology with the Novell
ZENworks Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Management tools and allowing
storage administrators to deploy virtual HBA ports for SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server platforms."

QLogic Corp.