System Networking

Accelerate deployment and optimise efficiency with a simplified fabric infrastructure

IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS

The RackSwitch™ G8264CS simplifies deployment and future growth with its Omni Ports giving clients the choice of 10 Gb Ethernet, 4/8 Gb Fibre Channel or both for upstream connections. It combines state of the art 1.28 Tbps throughput in an ultra-dense 1U form factor.

  IBM RackSwitch G8264CS
Warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available
Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/latency 1.28 Tbps/Low latency
Ports 36 × 10 GbE SFP+, 12 Omni Ports, 4 × 40 GbE QSFP+
Redundancy Redundant hot-swap power and fans standard

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.

Ports 10 Gb Ethernet to each compute/storage node
Upstream ability to connect at 1/10/40 Gb Ethernet or 4/8 Gb Fibre Channel
Technology 4 Gb and 8 Gb Fibre Channel
40 Gb, 10 Gb and 1 Gb Ethernet
System Networking

Brocade VDX 6730 Switch for IBM

The Brocade VDX 6730 Switch for IBM connects to Fibre Channel over Ethernet, iSCSI and NAS storage providing unified Ethernet storage connectivity options.

Form Factor 1U or 2U
Ports VDX 6730-32 with 24 x 10 GbE LAN ports and 8 x 8 Gbps native Fibre Channel ports VDX 6730-76 with 60 x 10 GbE LAN ports and 16 x 8 Gbps native Fibre Channel ports
Redundancy Redundant power and fans standard
Warrantly 1-year next business day replacement, phone support and software upgrades

IBM Converged Switch B32

IBM Converged Switch B32 connects to servers through Converged Network Adapters (CNAs), which can transport both Ethernet LAN and Fibre Channel SAN data. The consolidated server LAN and SAN ports and corresponding cables simplify configuration and cabling in server cabinets to reduce acquisition costs. With fewer components using power or requiring cooling, organisations can save significant operating costs as well. The optional Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) capability is designed to integrate seamlessly into existing SAN environments, which helps protect infrastructure investments. In addition, FCoE extends the reach of FC management applications and tools, enabling organisations to manage FCoE-attached devices under a single, unified management umbrella.

Ports Twenty-four Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CCE) 10 Gbps ports and eight 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) ports
Link Speeds CEE: 10 Gbps; FC: 1, 2, 4, 8 Gbps full duplex
Operating Systems Brocade Fabric OS® 6.3.0b or later

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Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the Australia and other countries. IBM will host x86-related content on until migrated to Lenovo. During the transition, please interpret references to IBM in relation to transitioned products as Lenovo.


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