ATTO Technology - New Drivers for ATTO's Celerity 16Gb/s Gen5 and Celerity 8Gb/s HBA products

ATTO's Celerity 16Gb/s Gen5 and Celerity 8Gb/s HBA products, including: FC-164E, FC-162E, FC-161E, FC-84EN, FC-82EN and FC-81EN. Also included in this release is new firmware for ATTO's Celerity 16Gb/s Gen5 and Celerity 8Gb/s HBA products.   They are currently available on the ATTO web driver download pages.
The release includes:

·        New Linux driver enhancements providing improved performance and stability
·        New enhanced diagnostic and management capabilities are now available for both Linux and Mac drivers
·        New Flash Bundle across all OS platforms offers improved stability.

Why is this important?
This release provides some exciting new performance enhancements specifically associated with the Celerity 16Gb/Gen 5 Linux drivers.  These are especially important for those data center, virtualization and cluster IT environments.

Celerity 16Gb/Gen5 Driver Enhancements:  

·        Provides up to 20% IO performance improvements for high transactional SAN environments. (Linux)
·        Optimizes IO throughput in traditional and virtual deployments improving overall processing of high transactional data.  (Linux)
·        Ensures sufficient IO resources for high-density VM environments with increased queue parameters from 128 to 512. (Linux)
·        Provides the resources needed to manage path changes and device discovery with no impact to IO performance. (Linux)
·        Improves end-user experience by helping to prevent work interrupts that could lead to incomplete transfers. (Mac)

Diagnostic & Management Driver Enhancements:  

·        Simplifies troubleshooting efforts to allow administrators to quickly resolve issues.
·        Provides administrators with the ability to automate testing with new CLI management tools.

Firmware Enhancements:
·        Made important enhancements regarding how we handle data link management. (Celerity 16Gb only)
·        Addressed a BIOS loading issue for Celerity 16Gb & 8Gb.

Service Bulletin
This service bulletin is to inform you that ATTO has released updated Linux and Mac OS X drivers for the Celerity™ 16Gb & 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters product line.  This release provides some exciting new performance enhancements specifically associated with the Celerity 16Gb/Gen 5 Linux drivers.  These are especially important for those datacenter, virtualization and cluster IT environments.

Additionally, this release introduces new diagnostic and management tools to simplify system administration.  ATTO has also made data link management enhancements with the latest Firmware release.

We recommend that all users update their adapters for optimum performance and reliability. Click the appropriate link below to access the downloadable files. Details regarding the update can be found in the Product Release Notes (PRNs) that are included on the download page.

Click here to download the latest drivers and firmware for Celerity™ 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters

Click here to download the latest drivers and firmware for Celerity™ 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters

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