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Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch
Product Guide
The Lenovo Flex System™ EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch in conjunction with the EN6132 40Gb Ethernet
Adapter offer the performance that you need to support clustered databases, parallel processing,
transactional services, and high-performance embedded I/O applications, which reduces task completion
time and lowers the cost per operation.
This switch offers 14 internal and 18 external 40 Gb Ethernet ports that enable a non-blocking network
design. It supports all Layer 2 functions so servers can communicate within the chassis without going to a
Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch, which helps improve performance and latency.
The EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch is shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch
Did you know?
The 40 Gb Ethernet solution that is offered by Lenovo Flex System can deploy more workloads per server
without running into I/O bottlenecks. If there are failures or server maintenance, clients can also move their
virtual machines much faster by using 40 Gb interconnects within the chassis.
The 40 GbE switch and adapter are designed for low latency, high bandwidth, and computing efficiency
for performance-driven server and storage clustering applications. They provide extreme scalability for
low-latency clustered solutions with reduced packet hops.
The Flex System 40 GbE solution offers the highest bandwidth without adding any significant power
impact. It can also help increase the system usage and decrease the number of network ports for further
cost savings.
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    Figure 1. Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch Did you know? The 40 Gb Ethernet solution that is offered by Lenovo Flex System can deploy more workloads per server without running into I/O bottlenecks. If there are failures or server maintenance, clients can also move their virtual machines much faster by using 40 Gb interconnects within the chassis.

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    Feature code Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch 90Y9346 A3HJ The part number for the EN6131 switch includes the following items: One Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch Technical Update Flyer Important Notices Flyer Warranty Flyer Documentation CD-ROM Note: No QSFP+ (quad small form-factor pluggable plus) transceivers or cables are included with the switch.

  • Page 3: Features And Specifications

    802.1Q VLAN tagging support on all ports. Security Up to 24,000 rules with VLAN-based, MAC-based, protocol-based, and IP-based access control lists (ACLs). User access control. Multiple user IDs and passwords RADIUS, TACACS+, and LDAP authentication and authorization Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch...

  • Page 4: Standards Supported

    The EN6131 switches are installed in the I/O module bays in the rear of the Flex System chassis, as shown in Figure 2. Switches are normally installed in pairs because ports on the I/O adapters that are installed in the compute nodes are routed to two I/O bays for redundancy and performance. Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch...

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    Figure 2. Location of the I/O module bays in the Flex System chassis The Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch can be installed in bays 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Enterprise Chassis. A supported Ethernet adapter must be installed in the corresponding slot of the compute node.

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    Port 1 (full-wide compute nodes only) Port 2 Slot 4 Port 1 (full-wide compute nodes only) Port 2 Table 5 lists the Ethernet I/O adapters that are supported by the EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch. Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch...

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    Compute Node. The positions of the adapters in the other supported servers are similar. Figure 4. Location of the I/O adapter slots in the Flex System x240 Compute Node Connectors and LEDs Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch...

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    Connectors and LEDs Figure 5 shows the front panel of the Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch. Figure 5. Front panel of the Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch The front panel contains the following components: LEDs that display the status of the module and the network: Green power LED indicates that the module passed the power-on self-test (POST) with no critical faults and is operational.

  • Page 9: Physical Specifications

    Warranty There is a 1-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) limited warranty. When installed in a chassis, these I/O modules assume your system’s base warranty and any Lenovo warranty service. Physical specifications The EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch has the following physical specifications: Dimensions and weight (approximate): Height: 30 mm (1.2 in.)

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    90Y3482 1 per server Note: You also need QSFP+ modules and optical cables or QSFP+ DACs (not shown in Table 6; see Table 2 for details) for the external connectivity. 40 Gb production network Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch...

  • Page 11: Related Publications

    1 per server Note: You also need QSFP+ modules and optical cables or QSFP+ DACs (not shown in Table 7; see Table 2 for details) for the external 40 Gb Ethernet connectivity. Related publications Lenovo Flex System EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch...

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    US Announcement Letter for the EN6131 40Gb Ethernet Switch http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS113-133 Lenovo Flex System EN4091 10Gb Ethernet Pass-thru Module http://lenovopress.com/tips0865 Lenovo Press publication Flex System Products and Technology , SG24-8255 http://lenovopress.com/sg248255 Flex System Interoperability Guide http://lenovopress.com/fsig Lenovo Press Product Guides for Flex System servers and options http://lenovopress.com/flexsystem...

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