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Lenovo Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter


69Y1938 (Lenovo / Server Accessory)

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The Flex System™ FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter enables high-speed access for Flex System compute nodes to connect to a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN). This adapter is based on the proven QLogic 2532 8Gb ASIC design and works with the 8 Gb and 16 Gb Flex System Fibre Channel switches and pass-thru modules.

The Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter has the following features and specifications:

  • QLogic ISP2532 controller
  • PCI Express 2.0 x4 host interface
  • Bandwidth: 8 Gb per second maximum at half-duplex and 16 Gb per second maximum at full-duplex per port
  • 8/4/2 Gbps auto-negotiation
  • Support for FCP SCSI initiator and target operation
  • Support for NPIV
  • Support for full-duplex operation
  • Support for Fibre Channel protocol SCSI (FCP-SCSI) and Fibre Channel Internet protocol (FCP-IP)
  • Support for point-to-point fabric connection (F-port fabric login)
  • Support for Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FCAL) public loop profile: Fibre Loop-(FL-Port)-Port Login
  • Support for Fibre Channel services class 2 and 3
  • Configuration and boot support in UEFI
  • APIs supported: SNIA HBA API V2, SMI-S, FDMI
  • Support for Fabric Manager
  • Power usage: 3.7 W typical
  • RoHS 6 compliant



Lenovo is a public company which is in the industry of computer hardware and electronics services. The company was founded in November 1, 1984 under the name Legend in Beijing China. The company has two headquarters, one located in Haidian District, Beijing, China and the other located in Morrisville, North Carolina, United States. Their website is The chairman and CEO of the company is Yang Yuanqing. The products which the company markets are smart phones, tablet computers, storage devices, television, printers, scanners, netbooks, desktops, servers, notebooks and peripherals. In the year 2016, Lenovo generated a revenue of US $44.91 billion but had a net income of US $-128.1 million in the same year. In that same year, 2016, they had a total number of 60,000 employees. The company’s parent company with 30% of its assets is Legend Holdings.