IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Top of Rack Switch (TOR)
Advanced Technical Sales
Abstract: With the IBM zEnterprise 196, IBM introduced many new terms (ie. IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension, IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, and top-of-rack switch). This document is intended to clarify what exactly is meant by the term top-of-rack switch when talking about the zEnterprise products.