QLogic Enhances SUSE Linux Support

Aliso Viejo-based storage networking products firm QLogic said Thursday that the firm has shipped an enhanced version of the firm's host bus adapter (HBA) storage networking products for Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. QLogic said that it is now shipping a production ready HBA with support for N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), a storage industry standard used for supporting virtualization software. QLogic claimed that it was the first HBA vendor to ship support that support for the latest version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. NPIV support is used to allow administrators to create "virtual" host bus adapter ports in conjunction with Novell's ZENworks Orchestrator and virtual machine management tools.