JNI(R) Corp., a supplier of Fibre Channel host bus adapters for the enterprise storage market, announced its dual-port FibreStar(R) Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) have been qualified by McDATA Corp. for storage network installations running under Sun Solaris. The qualification covers SBus and PCI for Solaris. McDATA also qualified one of JNI's single-port HBAs on the Novell NetWare platform.
The dual-port host bus adapters qualified by McDATA for Solaris are JNI's Emerald(TM)-based FibreStar FCE2-6412 dual-port, 64-bit, 66MHz PCI-to-Fibre Channel and FCE2-1063 dual-port, 64-bit, 25MHz SBus-to-Fibre Channel host bus adapters. Both feature a dual-channel design using two JNI Emerald application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) controllers operating independently on each HBA-which effectively provides two Fibre Channel ports in one slot.
In addition, JNI's single-port FCE-6410 has been qualified by McDATA for storage networks running under the Novell NetWare operating system. The Emerald-based FCE-6410 is now qualified by McDATA on two operating system platforms, Solaris and Novell NetWare.