The IBM® System Networking RackSwitch G8000 is an Ethernet switch specifically designed for the data centre, providing a virtualised, cooler and simpler network solution.
The G8000 is virtualised – for the first time providing rack-level virtualisation of networking interfaces for a rack full of server and storage systems – decoupling the scaling of networking and computing capacity via on-switch VMready software. VMready enables the movement of VM – providing matching movement of virtual local area network (VLAN) assignments, Access control lists (ACL), and other networking and security settings. VMready works with all leading VM providers.
The G8000 is cooler – implementing a choice of directional cooling options to maximise data centre layout and provisioning. Its superb airflow design complements the hot-aisle and cold-aisle data centre cooling model.
The G8000 is easier – with server-oriented provisioning via point-and-click management interfaces, along with optional IBM System Networking Switch Centre for updating large groups of switches.
The IBM RackSwitch G8000 offers 48 x 1 GbE ports and up to 4 x 10 GbE ports in a 1U footprint. Redundant power supplies and fans, along with numerous high availability (HA) features, mean that the G8000 is always available for business-sensitive traffic.
|Lower power and cooling cost|
|Easy to manage|
|Cost of ownership|
|Redundancy||Redundant power supplies and fans come standard|
|Warranty||Three-year next-business-day advance replacement with phone support and Three-year software upgrades|
|Mean time between failures (MTBF)|
|Software features: For details on the G8000 comprehensive software feature list, refer to the IBM Networking Operating System (OS) datasheet at ibm.com/systems/uk/networking/software/networkingos/index.html|
|Rear to Front (0446013G)
Front to Rear (7309CFC)
|Ports||48 x 1 GbE (44 RJ-45 and 4 SFP), up to four 10 GbE CX4 or SFP+ ports with optional uplink module|
|Max Throughput (bidirectional) Gbps||176 Gbps|
|Max Active virtual local area network (VLANs)||1024|
|Max MAC entries||16 K|
|802.1d Spanning tree/Per VLAN Spanning Tree+ (PVST+)||Yes|
|802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)/802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)||Yes|
|Spanning tree groups||128|
|Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v1/v2/v3||Yes|
|Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)||Yes|
|Routing Information Protocol (RIP)||v1/v2|
|Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)||Yes|
|Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)||v1/v2c/v3|
|Redundancy||Yes, redundant power supplies and fans come standard|
|Warranty||3-year next-business-day advance replacement with phone support and 3-year software upgrades|
* Mean time between failures (MTBF) is calculated using the Telcordia Technologies Reliability Prediction Procedure for Electronic Equipment,(SR-332 issue 2) Parts Count (method 1 case 1) failure rate data.