IBM Flex System Networking

IBM Flex System offers high performance Ethernet and converged networking switches and adapters that can fit into your existing network and future IT environment. These highly flexible products coupled with on demand scalability offer an easy way to scale as your IT requirements grow.


Ethernet switch modules

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IBM Flex System Fabric SI4093 System Interconnect Module

Pre-configured transparent device designed for easy connectivity, reduced management and set up time, while providing the scalability and performance clients need now and in the future.

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IBM Flex System Fabric EN4093 and EN4093R 10Gb Scalable Switches

Provides unmatched Ethernet scalability and performance, while delivering innovations to help address a number of networking concerns today and providing capabilities that will better prepare companies for the future.

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IBM Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch

Provides unsurpassed convergence flexibility, scalability and performance, while delivering networking innovations to help clients address today’s converged networking requirement and their potential future needs.

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IBM Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch

Designed to offer the performance you need to support clustered databases, parallel processing, transactional services and high-performance embedded I/O applications, reducing task completion time and lowering cost per operation.

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IBM Flex System EN4023 10Gb Scalable Switch

Streamlines network deployment and operation using Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) in a Brocade VDX environment. Available Feature on Demand (FoD) upgrades allow purchase of additional port licenses as needed. User may assign available ports for internal or external connections up to a maximum of 42 internal ports and up to 16 external ports. An FoD upgrade is also available for adding Fibre Channel and FCoE ports.

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24 10 Gb Ethernet ports in base switch

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IBM Flex System EN4091 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module

The Flex System EN4091 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module offers easy connectivity of the Flex System Chassis to any external network infrastructure. This unmanaged device enables direct connectivity of the compute node in the chassis to an external top-of-rack data centre switch.

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IBM Flex System EN2092 1Gb Ethernet Scalable Switch

This 1 Gb Ethernet Scalable switch provides outstanding flexibility allowing you to buy one switch today and enhance its functionality in the future. The switch also supports high availability with legendary IBM quality and switch-failover capability.
This switch is designed to help you address today’s networking requirements while providing advanced capabilities to address future needs.

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Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for IBM Flex System

Provides an extension of the Cisco Nexus fabric to IBM Flex System chassis. Aggregates network connections of all IBM Flex System nodes to upstream Cisco Nexus Switch. Adds new options for Cisco-centric networking organisations.

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Ethernet adapters

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IBM Flex System CN4054R 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter

Supports multiple advanced protocols for Intel E5-2600 v2 processor-based IBM Flex System x240 Compute Nodes. It can run in a physical, virtual or switch independent modes, and helps provide a way to reduce data centre costs by using a common infrastructure for Ethernet and storage networks.

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IBM Flex System CN4054 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter

Supports multiple advanced protocols for Intel processor-based IBM Flex System compute nodes. It can run in a physical, virtual or switch independent modes, and helps provide a way to reduce data centre costs by using a common infrastructure for Ethernet and storage networks.

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IBM Flex System CN4058 10Gb Converged Network Adapter

The IBM Flex System CN4058 10 Gb Converged Adapter supports multiple advanced protocols for POWER-based IBM Flex System compute nodes. It helps provide a way to reduce data centre costs by using a common infrastructure for Ethernet and storage networks.

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IBM Flex System CN4022 2-port 10Gb Converged Adapter

The IBM Flex System CN4022 Converged Adapter supports advanced protocols for IBM Flex System Compute Nodes. It is performance focused, with a robust, manageable design that offers high reliability and availability features.

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IBM Flex System EN6132 2-port 40Gb Ethernet Adapter

Supports RDMA and RoCE technologies, helping provide application acceleration and low latency for specialised applications. This adapter will work with the IBM Flex System 40Gb Ethernet Switch.

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IBM Flex System EN4054 4-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter

Designed to run on IBM Flex System POWER7®-based compute nodes, this adapter supports four ports of 10 Gb for highest performance and scalability.

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IBM Flex System EN4172 2-port 10 Gb Ethernet Adapter

The Flex System EN4172 adapter provides advanced features that improve performance and reduce complexity and costs.

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IBM Flex System EN4132 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter

Supports RDMA and RoCE technologies, helping provide application acceleration and low latency for specialised applications. This adapter will work with the 10 Gb Flex System Fabric Switch and the 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module.

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IBM Flex System EN4132 2-Port 10Gb RoCE Adapter

The Flex System EN4132 10 Gb RoCE Adapter supports low latency DB2 applications, and commercial high performance clustering applications.

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IBM Flex System EN2024 4-port 1Gb Ethernet Adapter

Supports IO virtualisation features like VMWare, NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ technologies. When combined with the Flex System EN2092 1Gb Ethernet Scalable Switch, you get an end-to-end 1 Gb solution on Flex System chassis.

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Contact Lenovo for x86-based systems

Contact IBM for POWER and/or hybrid (POWER + x86) systems


Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

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