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Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch
Product Guide
The Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch is designed for the data center and provides
10 Gb/25 Gb Ethernet connectivity with 40 Gb/100 Gb Ethernet upstream links. It is ideal for big data,
cloud, and enterprise workload solutions. It is an enterprise class Layer 2 and Layer 3 full featured switch
that delivers line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering, and traffic queuing without delaying data. Large
data center-grade buffers help keep traffic moving, while the hot-swap redundant power supplies and fans
(along with numerous high-availability software features) help provide high availability for business sensitive
traffic.
The NE2572 RackSwitch has 48x SFP28/SFP+ ports that support 10 GbE SFP+ and 25 GbE SFP28
optical transceivers, active optical cables (AOCs), and direct attach copper (DAC) cables. The switch also
offers 6x QSFP28/QSFP+ ports that support 40 GbE QSFP+ and 100 GbE QSFP28 optical transceivers,
active optical cables (AOCs), and direct attach copper (DAC) cables. The QSFP28/QSFP+ ports can also
be split out into four 10 GbE (for 40 GbE QSFP+) or 25 GbE (for 100 GbE QSFP28) connections by
using breakout cables.
The NE2572 RackSwitch is ideal for latency sensitive applications, such as high-performance computing
clusters and financial applications.
The NE2572 RackSwitch is shown in the following figure.
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch
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With exceptional port density and flexibility with break-out cables, the NE2572 RackSwitch can support up
to 72x 10 GbE / 25 GbE Ethernet connections or a mix of 10 GbE / 25 GbE server and storage connections
with 40 GbE or 100 GbE upstream network connections in a 1U rack form factor.
The NE2572 RackSwitch runs the Cloud Networking Operating System (CNOS) that provides a simple,
open and programmable network infrastructure with cloud-scale performance. It delivers a software-
defined Ethernet solution that is simple to manage and easy to deploy using common management tools,
and it enables support of automation and orchestration applications for tight integration into the data
center ecosystem.
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  • Page 1 Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch Product Guide The Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch is designed for the data center and provides 10 Gb/25 Gb Ethernet connectivity with 40 Gb/100 Gb Ethernet upstream links. It is ideal for big data, cloud, and enterprise workload solutions. It is an enterprise class Layer 2 and Layer 3 full featured switch that delivers line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering, and traffic queuing without delaying data.
  • Page 2: Key Features

    Mixed 10 GbE and 25 GbE server and storage connectivity with 40 GbE and 100 GbE upstream aggregation Cloud and virtualization solutions with VM-aware network automation and integration into Lenovo and third-party IT and cloud infrastructure management tools Converged SAN and LAN network via NAS and iSCSI storage connectivity...
  • Page 3 REST API Programming The Lenovo REpresentational State Transfer (REST) Application Program Interface (API) enables network administrators to remotely configure and manage a Lenovo switch using REST and HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). It also allows switch management integration into management applications, such as Lenovo xClarity.
  • Page 4: Components And Connectors

    Figure 3. Rear panel of the NE2572 RackSwitch The rear panel of the NE2572 RackSwitch includes the following components: Two redundant hot-swap 770 W AC power supplies (each with the IEC 320-C14 power connector). Six N+1 redundant hot-swap fan assemblies. Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch...
  • Page 5: System Specifications

    Note: The supported hardware options and software features listed in this product guide are based on the Lenovo Cloud Networking Operating System (CNOS) version 10.6.2. For details about specific CNOS software releases that introduced support for certain hardware options and software features, refer to the Release Notes for the particular software release that can be found at: http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/networking/rackswitch/NE2572/7159/downloads...
  • Page 6 Three-year (Machine Type 7159) customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with warranty 9x5 next business day terms. Optional warranty service upgrades are available through Lenovo: onsite service, 24x7 coverage, 2-hour or 4-hour response time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extensions, basic installation services. Software Three-year software support and subscription is included in the base warranty.
  • Page 7 Table 2. NE2572 RackSwitch models Part Machine Feature Description number Type-Model code Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159E1X 7159-HE3 AV19 Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch (Front to Rear) 7159E2X 7159-HE4 AV1A The part numbers for the NE2572 RackSwitch models include the following items:...
  • Page 8: Transceivers And Cables

    Note: SFP28/SFP+ ports are combined into 12 consecutive 4-port groups: Ports 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17- 20, 21-24, 25-28, 29-32, 33-36, 37-40, 41-44, and 45-48. The SFP28/SFP+ port speed should be the same (10 Gbps or 25 Gbps) across all ports in the 4-port group. Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch...
  • Page 9 Maximum Part Feature quantity Description number code supported SFP+ transceivers - 10 GbE Lenovo Dual Rate 1/10Gb SX/SR SFP+ Transceiver (no 1 Gb support) 00MY034 ATTJ Lenovo 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver 46C3447 5053 Lenovo 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Transceiver 90Y9412 A1PM Lenovo 10GBASE-ER SFP+ Transceiver...
  • Page 10 00FM413 A5UB Lenovo 5m MPO-4xLC OM3 MMF Breakout Cable 00FM414 A5UC QSFP+ active optical cables - 40 GbE Lenovo 3m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL652 ATZ3 Lenovo 5m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL655 ATZ4 Lenovo 7m QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cable...
  • Page 11 Lenovo 7m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 00D5813 A2X9 QSFP+ passive copper breakout cables - 40 GbE to 4x 10 GbE Lenovo 1m Passive QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout DAC Cable 49Y7886 A1DL Lenovo 3m Passive QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout DAC Cable...
  • Page 12 40GBASE-SR4 Up to 30 m with MPO-MPO fiber optic cables supplied by (49Y7884) Lenovo (see Table 4); support for up to 100 m with OM3 or up to 150 m with OM4 multimode fiber optic cables 40Gb iSR4 QSFP+ 40GBASE-SR4...
  • Page 13 100GBASE-SR4 Up to 30 m with MPO-MPO fiber optic cables or up to 5 (7G17A03539) m with MPO-4xLC breakout cables supplied by Lenovo (see Table 4); up to 70 m with OM3 or up to 100 m with OM4 multimode fiber optic cables...
  • Page 14: Software Features

    IP filtering with ACLs Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) for router redundancy Static routes Equal Cost Multiple Paths (ECMP) Routing protocols (OSPF v2 and BGP) Policy-based routing (PBR) DHCP Relay and DHCP Snooping IGMP snooping DNS client Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch...
  • Page 15 Port mirroring for analyzing network traffic passing through switch Change tracking and remote logging with syslog feature Telemetry agent for real-time analytics: Buffer statistics and congestion drop counters sFLOW agent for monitoring traffic in data networks (separate sFLOW analyzer required elsewhere) Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch...
  • Page 16: Ethernet Standards

    Firmware image update via TFTP, FTP, Secure FTP (sFTP), or USB storage Network Time Protocol (NTP) for switch clock synchronization Lenovo XClarity (optional; sold separately) for discovery, inventory, monitoring and events Third-party tools integration Lenovo Networking Content Pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight (optional...
  • Page 17: Power Supplies And Cables

    6215 United States 10A/125V C13 to NEMA 5-15P 4.3m line cord 39Y7931 6207 United States 10A/250V C13 to NEMA 6-15P 2.8m line cord 46M2592 A1RF * Available for factory-built custom configurations and solutions only. Rack installation Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch...
  • Page 18: Physical Specifications

    Part Feature Description number code Rear to front airflow (7159-HE3) Lenovo RackSwitch Adjustable 19" 4 Post Rail Kit 00D6185 A3KP Air Inlet Duct for 487 mm RackSwitch 00FM507 ASTN Front to rear airflow (7159-HE4) Lenovo RackSwitch Adjustable 19" 4 Post Rail Kit...
  • Page 19: Warranty And Maintenance

    The options that are installed in the switch assume the switch’s base warranty and any Lenovo warranty service upgrade for the switch. Lenovo also allows one no-charge support call within 90 days of purchase to get assistance and help resolve problems with the configuration of recently purchased Lenovo network switches.
  • Page 20: Regulatory Compliance

    For service definitions, country-specific details, and service limitations, please refer to the following documents: Lenovo Statement of Limited Warranty for Data Center Group (DCG) Servers and System Storage http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht503310 Lenovo Data Center Services Agreement http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht116628...
  • Page 21: Network Connectivity

    Network connectivity The following table lists the network switches with rear-to-front airflow that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the NE2572 RackSwitch in network connectivity solutions for ThinkSystem, System x, ThinkServer, and Flex System hosts. Table 8. Network switches (rear-to-front airflow)
  • Page 22: Storage Connectivity

    For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Top-of-rack Switches category: http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/switches#rt=product-guide Storage connectivity The following table lists the external storage systems that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the NE2572 RackSwitch for external NAS or iSCSI SAN storage connectivity. Table 10. External storage systems...
  • Page 23 Description number Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4617A1J** Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (US English documentation) 4619A11* Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Simplified Chinese documentation) 4619A1C^ Lenovo Storage V Series (iSCSI host connectivity)
  • Page 24: Rack Cabinets

    ‡ Available only in Latin America. # x represents a geo-specific letter (for example: U = North America, G = EMEA). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics. For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following categories: Lenovo DS Series and V Series storage: http://lenovopress.com/storage/san/lenovo#rt=product-guide...
  • Page 25: Power Distribution Units

    Rack cabinets The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the NE2572 RackSwitch in IT solutions. Table 11. Rack cabinets Part Description number 25U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072RX 25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep;...
  • Page 26: Uninterruptible Power Supply Units

    DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9613 DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord (32A) 40K9617 DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord (30A) 40K9618 For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power Distribution Units category: http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu?rt=product-guide Uninterruptible power supply units Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch...
  • Page 27: Lenovo Financial Services

    Uninterruptible power supply units The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the NE2572 RackSwitch in IT solutions. Table 13. Uninterruptible power supply units Part Description number RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-15R 12A outlets) 55941AX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A outlets)
  • Page 28: Related Publications And Links

    Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch REST API Guide Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch Python Programming Guide The software for the NE2572 RackSwitch can be downloaded from Lenovo Data Center Support: http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com For more information about the following management plug-ins for the NE2572 RackSwitch, see Network Management: http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/data-center/networking/networking-software/network-management...
  • Page 29 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. Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled environment.
  • Page 30 Trademarks Lenovo, the Lenovo logo, and For Those Who Do are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. A current list of Lenovo trademarks is available on the Web at http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/legal/copytrade/. The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both:...