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|
|BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module
|Works with existing 1Gb or 10Gb infrastructures and 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 using SmartConnect tool.|
|Provides a high-speed stateless statistical traffic load distribution system integrated into a wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch.||Ten 10 Gbps uplink ports and 14 non-blocking 10 Gbps internal ports.||Supported on high speed chassis (H/HT) and compatible with BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager.||Flexible and simple management via web browser, industry-standard CLI, SNMP or telnet.|
|BladeCenter 1/10Gb Uplink Ethernet Switch Module
|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.|
|BladeCenter Layer 2/3 Gb Ethernet Switch Modules
|Delivers complete Layer 2 and 3 functionality - routing, filtering, 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 and compatible with BladeCenter® Open Fabric Manager.||Flexible and simple management via web browser or industry-standard CLI.|
|Intelligent Copper Pass-Thru Module for 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 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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