LP9002L & LP9002DC

Novell Technology Partner

product details

The LP9002L features automatic speed negotiation capability which allows complete compatibility with existing 1Gb/s Fibre Channel SANs, while allowing seamless upgrades to higher speed 2Gb/s SANs.

The LP9002L provides a unique combination of features, including fabric support using F_Port and FL_Port connections, full-duplex data transfers, high data integrity features, support for all Fibre Channel topologies, and support for service class 2 and 3.

The LP9002L also features sophisticated hardware that provides superior performance in storage area networks, delivering low latency and high throughput in fabric and clustered environments.

  • Simultaneous full duplex 2Gb/s Fibre Channel delivers up to 400MB/s
  • Automatic speed negotiation
  • Full fabric support using F_Port and FL_Port connections
  • Onboard hardware context cache for superior fabric performance
  • Support for concurrent multiple protocols (SCSI, IP)
  • Full support for both FC service Class 2 and 3
  • Support for FC-Tape (FCP-2) devices
  • End-to-end parity protection for high data integrity
  • Buffered data architecture to support up to 50km cabling at full 2Gb/s bandwidth
  • Robust suite of software including IP and storage protocols under Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT, HP-UX, Linux, NetWare, Solaris and AIX
  • Optical small form factor (LC) interface support either short-wave or long-wave optics
  • 32/64 bit and 33/66 MHz PCI support
  • Supports common HBA API Management Interface (FC-MI Annex A)
  • Supports Fibre Channel fabric boot

product compatibility

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • NetWare


  • IBM System i
  • IBM System p
  • Intel® Itanium® Processor Family
  • x86
  • x86_64 AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®

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regional availability

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • North America

language availability

  • English


This product has demonstrated compatibility by successfully completing Novell's stringent product certification requirements.


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