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Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged
Scalable Switch
Product Guide
The Lenovo® Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch provides unmatched
scalability, port flexibility, performance, convergence, and network virtualization. It also delivers innovations
to help address networking concerns today and provide capabilities that help you prepare for the future.
The switch offers full Layer 2/3 switching and FCoE Full Fabric and Fibre Channel NPV Gateway
operations to deliver a truly converged integrated solution. It is designed to install within the I/O module
bays of the Flex System™ Enterprise Chassis. The switch can help customers migrate to a converged 10
Gb or 40 Gb Ethernet infrastructure and offers virtualization features, such as Virtual Fabric and
VMready®.
The Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch is shown in the following figure.
Figure 1. Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch
Did you know?
The CN4093 offers up to 12 external Omni Ports, which provide extreme flexibility with the choice of SFP+
based 10 Gb Ethernet connectivity or 4/8 Gb Fibre Channel connectivity, depending on the SFP+ module
used.
The base switch configuration comes standard with 22x 10 GbE port licenses that can be assigned to
internal connections or external SFP+, Omni, or QSFP+ ports with flexible port mapping. For example, this
feature allows customers to trade off four 10 GbE ports for one 40 GbE port (or vice versa) or trade off one
external 10 GbE SFP+ or Omni port for one internal 10 GbE port (or vice versa). Customers then have the
flexibility of turning on more ports when needed by using Lenovo Features on Demand upgrade licensing
capabilities that provide "pay as you grow" scalability without the need to buy more hardware.
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  • Page 1 Gb or 40 Gb Ethernet infrastructure and offers virtualization features, such as Virtual Fabric and VMready®. The Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch is shown in the following figure. Figure 1. Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 2: Key Features

    Key features The Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch is considered particularly suited for the following customers: Customers who want to implement a converged infrastructure with FCoE where the CN4093 acts as a Full Fabric FC/FCoE switch for the end-to-end FCoE configurations or as an integrated Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF) NPV Gateway that breaks out FC traffic within the chassis for the native Fibre Channel SAN connectivity.
  • Page 3 With most IT organizations implementing virtualization, there is an increased need to reduce the cost and complexity of their environments. Lenovo is helping to address these requirements by removing multiple physical I/O ports. Virtual Fabric provides a way for companies to carve up 10 GbE ports into virtual NICs (vNICs) to meet those requirements with Intel processor-based compute nodes.
  • Page 4: Components And Connectors

    Components and connectors The front panel of the Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch is shown in the following figure. Figure 2. Front panel of the Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch The following components are on the front panel: 2x SFP/SFP+ ports to attach SFP/SFP+ transceivers for 1 GbE or 10 GbE connections or SFP+ DAC cables for 10 GbE connections.
  • Page 5: System Specifications

    IPv4 virtual router redundancy protocol (VRRP), virtual NICs, Unified Fabric Port (UFP), Converged Enhanced Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) full fabric switch operations, FCoE N_Port Virtualization (NPV) gateway operations. Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 6 00D5847 A3HM The part number for the switch includes the following items: One Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch Documentation package Note: QSFP+ and SFP/SFP+ transceivers and DAC cables are not included and should be ordered together with the switch (see Transceivers and cables for details).
  • Page 7 10 GbE ports for the use of an external 40 GbE port. This feature is valuable when you consider the flexibility with the base license and with Upgrade 1 or Upgrade 2. Note: Flexible port mapping is supported in Stacking mode with Networking OS version 8.3 or later. Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 8 42x internal 10 GbE ports† 2x external 10 GbE SFP+ ports 12x external SFP+ Omni Ports 2x external 40 GbE QSFP+ ports † This configuration uses six of the eight ports on the CN4058S adapter. Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 9: Transceivers And Cables

    For longer distances, the 40GBASE-eSR4 transceivers can be used with OM3 optical MPO-to-LC breakout cables for distances up to 300 meters or OM4 optical MPO-to-LC breakout cables for distances up to 400 meters. Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 10 ATYX Lenovo 3m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL637 ATYY Lenovo 5m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL640 ATYZ Lenovo 7m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL643 ATZ0 Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 11 Lenovo 5m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 00D5810 A2X8 Lenovo 7m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 00D5813 A2X9 QSFP+ breakout cables - 40 GbE to 4x10 GbE Lenovo 1m Passive QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout DAC Cable 49Y7886 A1DL Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 12 (see Table 5); up to 100 m with OM3 or up to 150 m with OM4 multimode fiber optic cable. 40Gb SR4 QSFP+ 40GBASE-SR4 Up to 30 m MPO fiber cables supplied by Lenovo (see (49Y7884) Table 5); up to 100 m with OM3 or up to 150 m with OM4 multimode fiber optic cable.
  • Page 13: Software Features

    Software features Note: The features that are listed in this section are based on Networking OS version 8.3. The Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch has the following software features: Scalability and performance: Media access control (MAC) address learning with automatic updates Up to 128 IP interfaces per switch Static and LACP (IEEE 802.3ad) link aggregation...
  • Page 14 EVB Type-Length-Value (TLV) is used to discover and configure VEPA, ECP, and VDP. VMready: Up to 4,096 virtual entities (VEs) Automatic VE discovery Up to 4,096 local or distributed VM groups for VEs NMotion® feature for automatic network configuration migration Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 15 Hybrid stacking support (from two to six EN4093R switches with two CN4093 switches); single IP management FCoE support FCoE LAG on external ports 802.1Qbg support vNIC and UFP support: UFP with 802.1Qbg Support for UFP with private VLANs Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 16: Ethernet Standards

    Networking OS Application Guide): Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) IGMP Relay, IGMP Querier, and IGMPv3 IPv6 Policy-based routing Routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP) sFLOW Switch partitioning (SPAR) Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) Ethernet standards Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 17: Fibre Channel Standards

    IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex Flow Control IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-SX short range fiber optics Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-LX long range fiber optics Gigabit Ethernet SFF-8431 10GSFP+Cu SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Fibre Channel standards Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 18 FCP-2, Revision 8 (ANSI/INCITS 350-2003) FCP-3, Revision 4 (ANSI/INCITS 416-2006) FC-MI, Revision 1.92 (INCITS TR-30-2002, except for FL-ports and Class 2) FC-MI-2, Revision 2.6 (INCITS TR-39-2005) FC-SP, Revision 1.6 FC-DA, Revision 3.1 (INCITS TR-36-2004) Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 19: Warranty

    Warranty The CN4093 switch carries a 1-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) limited warranty. When installed in a supported chassis, the switch assumes your system’s base warranty and any Lenovo warranty service upgrade for the system. Physical specifications The switch features the following approximate dimensions and weight: Height: 30 mm (1.2 in.)
  • Page 20 The following table shows compatibility information for the CN4093 and Flex System chassis. Table 7. Flex System chassis compatibility Description Part Enterprise Enterprise Carrier-grade number Chassis Chassis Chassis with with CMM with CMM2 CMM2 Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged 00FM510 Scalable Switch Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 21 * Ports 7 and 8 are routed to I/O bays 1 and 2 (Slot 1 and Slot 3) or 3 and 4 (Slot 2 and Slot 4), but these ports cannot be used with the CN4093 switch. Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 22: Network Connectivity

    * Withdrawn from marketing † The Embedded 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter is built into selected compute nodes. ** The Embedded 1 Gb Ethernet controller is built into selected compute nodes. Network connectivity Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch...
  • Page 23 Network connectivity The following table lists the 10 Gb and 40 Gb Ethernet network switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the CN4093 switch in Flex System network connectivity solutions. Table 10. Network switches Description Part number...
  • Page 24: Storage Connectivity

    Storage connectivity The following table lists the external storage systems that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the CN4093 switch for external NAS or iSCSI, FC, or FCoE SAN storage connectivity. Table 11. External storage systems...
  • Page 25 ^ Available only in China. ** Available only in Japan. # x represents a geo-specific letter (for example: U = North America, G = EMEA). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics. † Available worldwide except Latin America. ‡ Available only in Latin America.
  • Page 26: Related Publications And Links

    The following table lists the FC SAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the CN4093 in FC SAN storage connectivity solutions. The CN4093 also supports connectivity to FC SAN switches from Brocade and Cisco. Note: The CN4093 is supported only in NPV mode when connected to FC SAN switches.
  • Page 27 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 28 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:...