Lenovo BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module Installation Manual

High-speed ethernet component that is installed into a bladecenter unit that supports high-speed i/o modules.
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    BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module Installation Guide...

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    37, the Safety Information and Environmental Notices and User Guide documents on the Documentation CD, and the Important Notices document that comes with the product. First Edition (May 2015) Lenovo and the Lenovo logo are trademarks of Lenovo in the U.S., other countries, or both. Printed in USA. © Copyright Lenovo 2015.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    ........v Chapter 1. The BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module... . 1 Specifications .

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    Index ........45 BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

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    Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet. Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações sobre Segurança. Antes de instalar este producto, lea la información de seguridad. Läs säkerhetsinformationen innan du installerar den här produkten. © Lenovo 2015. Portions © IBM Corp. 2013.

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    Read any additional safety information that comes with the server or optional device before you install the device. This device is intended for use with UL Listed BladeCenters. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

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    Statement 1: DANGER Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid a shock hazard: v Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm. v Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet. v Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to this product.

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    Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam. Class 1 Laser Product Laser Klasse 1 Laser Klass 1 Luokan 1 Laserlaite Appareil A Laser de Classe 1 viii BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

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    Statement 8: CAUTION: Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached. Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label attached. There are no serviceable parts inside these components.

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  • Page 13: Chapter 1. The Bladecenter Virtual Fabric 10gb Switch Module

    BladeCenter components, see the BladeCenter documentation that comes with these devices. To support each BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module that you install in the BladeCenter unit, you must also install a compatible high-speed Ethernet expansion card (also known as an Ethernet I/O card) in each blade server that you want to communicate with the switch module.

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    BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module Model number _____________________________________________ Serial number _____________________________________________ Part number _____________________________________________ Media access control (MAC) _____________________________________________ address for switch module MAC addresses for other _____________________________________________ components _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 15: Specifications

    Installation and User's Guide v Application Guide for the BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module v BBI Quick Guide for the BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module v Menu-Based CLI Command Reference for the BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module...

  • Page 16: Inventory Checklist

    Danger: These statements indicate situations that can be potentially lethal or extremely hazardous to you. A danger statement is placed just before the description of a potentially lethal or extremely hazardous procedure step or situation. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 17: Major Components Of The Switch Module

    For more information about the components of the information panel, see Chapter 6, “Information panels, LEDs, and external ports,” on page 25. Chapter 1. The BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module...

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  • Page 19: Chapter 2. Installing And Replacing A Switch Module

    The BladeCenter unit supports a maximum of four BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Modules. Depending on the type of BladeCenter unit that you are using, the BladeCenter unit supports a maximum of 10 or 14 expansion cards. © Lenovo 2015. Portions © IBM Corp. 2013.

  • Page 20: Installation Guidelines

    A removed hot-swap module is replaced with an identical module or filler module within 1 minute of removal. v A removed hot-swap blade server is replaced with another blade server or filler blade within 1 minute of removal. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 21: Handling Static-sensitive Devices

    v The ventilation areas on the sides of the blade server are not blocked. v You have followed the reliability guidelines in the documentation that comes with the BladeCenter unit. Cable requirements for the switch module are described in the Configuration and Options Guide at http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/xbc/cog/search.html.

  • Page 22: Installing A Switch Module

    9. Push the release levers on the front of the switch module to the closed position. After you insert and lock the switch module, it is turned on, and a power-on self-test (POST) occurs to verify that the switch module is operating correctly. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

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    Notes: a. The switch module takes approximately 60 seconds to complete the POST. When the switch module is turned on, an LED test occurs. All LEDs are lit and remain lit during POST; then, all the LEDs except the OK LED turn off.

  • Page 24: Removing Or Replacing A Switch Module

    Chapter 4, “Cabling the switch module and the SFP+ module,” on page 19, the documentation that comes with the cables, and the optional network devices to which the cables have been connected. For the locations of the connectors on BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

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    the BladeCenter unit, see the documentation that comes with the BladeCenter unit. Then, continue with Chapter 3, “Installing and removing a 10 Gb SFP+ module,” on page 15. Chapter 2. Installing and replacing a switch module...

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  • Page 27: Chapter 3. Installing And Removing A 10 Gb Sfp+ Module

    You must first insert the module into the port before you can connect the cables. v You must remove the cable from the SFP+ module before you remove the SFP+ module from the switch module. © Lenovo 2015. Portions © IBM Corp. 2013.

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    Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam. Class 1 Laser Product Laser Klasse 1 Laser Klass 1 Luokan 1 Laserlaite Appareil A Laser de Classe 1 BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 29: Installing An Sfp+ Module

    Installing an SFP+ module The SFP+ module provides two fiber-optic cable connectors for connecting to external ports. To install an SFP+ module, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines” on page 8. 2.

  • Page 30: Removing An Sfp+ Module

    5. Grasp the wire tab on the SFP+ module and pull it out of the port. 6. Replace the protective cap on the SFP+ module and the SFP+ module port. 7. Place the SFP+ module into a static-protective package. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 31: Chapter 4. Cabling The Switch Module And The Sfp+ Module

    RS-232 serial console port of the switch module and the other end of the cable to the console device. Disconnecting the serial console cable To disconnect the serial console cable, grasp the connector and gently pull the cable from the switch module. © Lenovo 2015. Portions © IBM Corp. 2013.

  • Page 32: Connecting The Sfp+ Module Cable

    To disconnect the SFP+ module cable, complete the following steps: 1. Squeeze the release tabs and gently pull the fiber optic cable from the SFP+ module. 2. Replace the protective caps on the ends of the fiber optic cable. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 33: Connecting The Rj-45 Cable

    Connecting the RJ-45 cable The RJ-45 cable can be connected to port 11. To connect the RJ-45 connector to the switch module, push the RJ-45 cable connector into the port connector until it clicks into place, as shown in the following illustration.

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  • Page 35: Chapter 5. Updating The Software And Configuring The Switch Module

    Command Reference or the ISCLI–Industry Standard CLI Command Reference Guide at http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-54667. For instructions on configuring the switch module, see the BladeCenter Command Reference Guide for your switch module located at http://www.bladenetwork.net/ IBM-BladeCenter-support.html. © Lenovo 2015. Portions © IBM Corp. 2013.

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  • Page 37: Chapter 6. Information Panels, Leds, And External Ports

    One RJ-45 Ethernet port connector. Do not attach any devices to this connector other than a compatible cable. This connector is identified as port EXT11 in the I/O-module configuration menus and is labeled 11 on the switch module. © Lenovo 2015. Portions © IBM Corp. 2013.

  • Page 38: Information Leds

    Note: You can also use the management module to make sure that the switch module is operating correctly. For more information, see the documentation for the BladeCenter unit. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 39: Switch-module Status Leds

    Switch-module status LEDs The following table provides descriptions of the switch-module status LEDs on the front panel of the switch module. Table 1. Switch-module status LEDs Status LED Description This green LED is at the top left of the switch module on the front OK ( ) LED panel.

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  • Page 41: Chapter 7. Parts Listing

    Structural parts: Purchase and replacement of structural parts (components such as the top cover) is your responsibility. If Lenovo acquires or installs a structural part at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

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  • Page 43: Chapter 8. Solving Problems

    3. After POST is completed, the management module displays the results. Refresh the window to view the POST results. If a critical error occurs, replace the switch module. If a noncritical error occurs, see the switch-module error log for additional details. © Lenovo 2015. Portions © IBM Corp. 2013.

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    Failure criticality 00 - 7F Base internal functions Critical 80 - 9F Internal interface failures Noncritical A0 - AF External interface errors Noncritical B0 - FE Reserved Noncritical Switch module “good” Operation indicator BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 45: Appendix A. Getting Help And Technical Assistance

    Lenovo to assist you. Use this information to obtain additional information about Lenovo and Lenovo products, and determine what to do if you experience a problem with your Lenovo system or optional device. Note: This section includes references to IBM web sites and information about obtaining service.

  • Page 46: Using The Documentation

    The troubleshooting information or the diagnostic programs might tell you that you need additional or updated device drivers or other software. Lenovo maintains pages on the World Wide Web where you can get the latest technical information and download device drivers and updates.

  • Page 47: Creating A Personalized Support Web

    In the U.S. and Canada, call 1-800-IBM-SERV (1-800-426-7378). Hardware service and support IBM is Lenovo's preferred service provider for the System x, Flex System and NeXtScale System products. You can receive hardware service through your Lenovo reseller or from IBM. To locate a reseller authorized by Lenovo to provide warranty service, go to http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/ and click Business Partner Locator.

  • Page 48: Taiwan Product Service

    Taiwan product service Use this information to contact IBM Taiwan product service. IBM Taiwan product service contact information: IBM Taiwan Corporation 3F, No 7, Song Ren Rd. Taipei, Taiwan Telephone: 0800-016-888 BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 49: Appendix B. Notices

    Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this Lenovo product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.

  • Page 50: Trademarks

    (TBW). A device that has exceeded this limit might fail to respond to system-generated commands or might be incapable of being written to. Lenovo is not responsible for replacement of a device that has exceeded its maximum guaranteed number of program/erase cycles, as documented in the Official Published Specifications for the device.

  • Page 51: Particulate Contamination

    Lenovo makes no representations or warranties with respect to non-Lenovo products. Support (if any) for the non-Lenovo products is provided by the third party, not Lenovo. Some software might differ from its retail version (if available) and might not include user manuals or all program functionality.

  • Page 52: Telecommunication Regulatory Statement

    Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.

  • Page 53: Germany Class A Statement

    Grenzwerte der EN 55022 Klasse A ein. Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der Lenovo empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. Lenovo übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt ohne Zustimmung der Lenovo verändert bzw.

  • Page 54: Japan Vcci Class A Statement

    Korea Communications Commission (KCC) statement This is electromagnetic wave compatibility equipment for business (Type A). Sellers and users need to pay attention to it. This is for any areas other than home. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

  • Page 55: Russia Electromagnetic Interference (emi) Class A Statement

    Russia Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Class A statement People's Republic of China Class A electronic emission statement Taiwan Class A compliance statement Appendix B. Notices...

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  • Page 57: Index

    (HSSM) information panel 25 European Union EMC Directive documentation 3 switch module 5 conformance statement 40 network requirements 7 configuration event log, management module 26 cable requirements 9 menu 25 options 3 © Lenovo 2015. Portions © IBM Corp. 2013.

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    5 critical alert 27 Ethernet switch module 25, 26 location of 2 front view 25, 26 switch module or SFP+ module service and support illustration 25, 26 port 27 software 35 BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module: Installation Guide...

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    service and support, before you call 33 SFP+ module Taiwan Class A electronic emission cable, connecting 20 statement 43 cable, disconnecting 20 Taiwan product service 36 description 15 telecommunication regulatory handling 15 statement 40 installation procedure 17 telephone numbers 35 installing 17 trademarks 38 port activity status 27...

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    Part Number: 00WA357 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 00WA357...

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