IBM System Networking

Accelerate deployment and optimize efficiency with a simplified fabric infrastructure

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
IBM 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.
IBM iFlow Director


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.
IBM 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.
IBM 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 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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