Lenovo Flex System Interconnect Fabric

Network architecture Transparent Layer 2 fabric; end-host connectivity
loop free and spanning tree-free design
Management Single point of management by primary top-of-rack Lenovo Rackswitch™ G8264CS
Availability Zero downtime; no maintenance window required for software upgrades
Resiliency Sub 400 microsecond Layer 2 failover
Hotlink support
Converged fabric Multi-Hop Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and FC uplink from point of delivery
Scalability Up to nine Lenovo Flex System™ chassis, 252* compute nodes and 20 network devices (two G8264CS top-of-rack switches and 18 SI4093 switches)
Virtualization VMready®, UFP support
Multi-tenant support VLAN isolation, Q-in-Q
Traffic optimization Local preference for unicast traffic
POD storage Supports external storage vendors like IBM and EMC
Solution components Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS—Learn more
Lenovo Flex System SI4093 Interconnect Module—Learn more
Switch Center—Learn more

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