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IBM System Networking BladeCenter

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.

Ethernet switch modules Product features Bandwidth Compatibility Management
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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