IBM System Networking

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IBM BladeCenter® Open Fabric includes industry-leading Ethernet switch modules that offer an easy way to manage high performance Ethernet networking capabilities for BladeCenter® systems. Compatible with BladeCenter® Open Fabric Manager software, these switch modules support 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet bandwidth and provide high performance Ethernet capabilities designed to help your business run better.

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BNT Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter®

Works with existing 1Gb or 10Gb infrastructures When paired with the Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter, it can offer up to 8 virtual ports per adapter. 10 external SFP+based uplink ports.
14 10Gb ports to each blade.
Supported on High Speed Chassis (H/HT) and compatible with BladeCenter® Open Fabric Manager. Easy management through an easy to use browser based interface.
BNT 1/10Gb Uplink Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter®

Ideal for clients who require 1Gb today and 10Gb capability for future growth. 6 external 1Gb and 3 external 10Gb ports. Supported on all BladeCenter® chassis and multi-switch interconnect modules and compatible with BladeCenter® Open Fabric Manager. Easy to configure, use and manage via a web-based interface.
BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter®

Delivers complete Layer 2 and 3 functionality: routing, filtering, and traffic queuing to better serve the processing demands of bandwidth -intensive applications. 6 external 1Gb copper ports or 6 external 1Gb fiber ports. Supported on all BladeCenter® chassis and multi-switch interconnect modules. Compatible with BladeCenter® Open Fabric Manager. Flexible and simple management via web browser or industry-standard CLI.
BNT Layer 2-7 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter®

Integrates Layer 2/3 Ethernet connectivity with Layer 4-7 application and server load balancing in single switch module. 4 external 1Gb ports. Supported on all BladeCenter® chassis and multi-switch interconnect modules and compatible with BladeCenter® Open Fabric Manager. Flexible and simple management via web browser or industry-standard CLI.
Intelligent Copper Pass-Thru Module for IBM BladeCenter®

Easy to install and ideal for customers deploying IBM BladeCenter® into an existing network environment. 14 external 1Gb standard RJ45 ports. Supported on all BladeCenter® chassis and multi-switch interconnect modules. Compatible with BladeCenter® Open Fabric Manager. Secure Serial over LAN (SoL) allows users to access any server console via the serial port.
Server Connectivity Module for IBM BladeCenter®

For small and midsized businesses where a separation between the server and networking domains is preferred. 6 external 1Gb ports. Supported on all BladeCenter® chassis and multi-switch interconnect modules. Compatible with BladeCenter® Open Fabric Manager. Easy to install, configure and manage through an easy to use browser based interface.

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