In the highly-competitive, constrained economy most every company faces, they need the flexibility to pick and choose the best combination of compute, storage, networking and management options to achieve the organisation's IT goals. When resource choices of the data centre are limited, IT often cannot choose the best equipment to meet their requirements. In certain environments, a company's corporate IT policy may require specific branded items for all network connectivity. The Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for IBM Flex System offers choice for client who require Cisco connectivity for the Flex System Chassis.
With the addition of the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for IBM Flex System to the IBM portfolio, companies relying on a Cisco-only Unified Fabric network topology are now free to choose IBM Flex System server and storage configurations that are the best choice for the workloads you need to run. You can get the extraordinary choice and flexibility of IBM Flex System compute power, storage capability and networking solutions in a next-generation chassis that is designed for the next decade of date centre technologies.
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
|Seamless interoperability with Cisco Nexus environment|
|Simplified networking and operations|
|Simplified software maintenance|
|Description||Provides an extension of the Cisco Nexus fabric to IBM Flex System chassis|
|Interfaces||14 internal 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet/FibreChannel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports
8 external SFP+ 10Gb ports
|External interface transceiver supported||Fabric Extender Transceivers:
|Fabric extender fabric interfaces type||Fiber
Copper breakout cables
|Top of rack switches supported||Cisco Nexus 5548
Cisco Nexus 5596
Cisco Nexus 6000
|Dimensions||Height: 30 mm/1.18 in.
Width: 401.6 mm/15.81 in.
Depth: 297 mm/11.69 in.
|Warranty||Takes on the warranty of the chassis (next business day replacement with phone support and software upgrades)|
|Fabric Extender Transceivers included||16|
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