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QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA

The QLogic 16 Gb FC Dual-port Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a sixth generation Fibre Channel Adapter. It offers 16 Gbps line-rate performance at extremely low CPU utilization with full hardware offloads. Support for powerful virtualization features make this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent input/output (I/O) performance to service growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs).

Graphic of the adapter

The QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA provides ThinkSystem servers with high-speed access to a Fibre Channel storage area network through dual ports to enable redundant connections to the SAN, which can increase reliability and reduce downtime.


The first time that you install the QLogic 16 Gb FC Dual-port HBA in a ThinkSystem server, you must update the firmware for the adapter to a level that is supported by ThinkSystem servers. The first time that you update the firmware, you might need to follow the procedures listed here:

Updating adapter firmware

After the initial firmware update, you can use normal firmware update procedures for future updates.

More information about the adapter is available at the following site:

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