The EP8112 is designed to support concurrent LAN and FCoE traffic on a shared 10Gbps Ethernet link. With the QLogic 8100 Series of CNAs, you can maximize the throughput of high-bandwidth storage and networking traffic on hardware designed to enable the hardware offloading of FCoE processing. By offloading I/O tasks to the QLogic CNA, application hosts can improve performance and enhance consolidation ratios in virtualized environments.
Support for TCP/IP and Ethernet performance enhancements are included with the QLogic EP8112 CNA, including priority-based flow control, jumbo frames, checksum offloads, and segmentation offloads. In addition, these QLogic CNAs also support iSCSI storage protocols with iSCSI storage software initiators.