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QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) for Lenovo BladeCenter


44X1945 (Lenovo / Server Accessory)

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The QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) for Lenovo BladeCenter enables high-speed access for Lenovo blade servers to connect to a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN). When compared to the previous-generation 4 Gb adapters, the new adapter doubles the throughput speeds for Fibre Channel traffic. As a result, you can manage increased amounts of data and possibly benefit from a reduced hardware expense. For example, in bandwidth constrained Microsoft Exchange environments, by using 8 Gb adapters and switches, you can deploy 68% less adapter and switch hardware to support the same number of users as 4 Gb adapters.

The QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv) has the following features:

  • CIOv form factor
  • QLogic 2532 8Gb ASIC
  • PCI Express 2.0 host interface
  • Support for two full-duplex Fibre Channel ports at 8 Gbps maximum per channel
  • Support for Fibre Channel Protocol Small Computer System Interface (FCP-SCSI) and Fibre Channel Internet Protocol (FC-IP)
  • Support for Fibre Channel service (class 3)
  • Support for switched fabric, point-to-point, and Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) connections
  • Support for NPIV when installed in the JS23/JS43
  • Configuration and boot support in BIOS and UEFI



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.