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BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module
Product Guide (withdrawn product)
The BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module for offers the most bandwidth of any blade switch
and represents the perfect migration platform for clients who are still at 1 Gb outside the chassis by
seamlessly integrating in the existing 1 Gb infrastructure. This is the first 10 Gb switch for BladeCenter that
is convergence ready (that is, able to transmit Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) to a Fibre Channel
over Ethernet (FCoE) capable top-of-rack switch).
In addition, this switch is a key part of the Virtual Fabric offering, which allows clients to form up to eight
virtual network interface controllers (vNICs) from one physical adapter (14 vNICs with an adapter plus the
onboard 10 GbE controller with the BladeCenter HS23) and to manage them in virtual groups. This switch
can be managed via a command-line interface (CLI) or a graphical interface of the switch, providing all the
benefits of I/O Virtualization at 10 Gb speeds. Figure 1 shows the switch module.
Figure 1. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module
Did you know?
As virtualization has become a prevalent standard in the data center, more people have been looking for
ways to virtualize I/O to reduce cost and complexity while also maximizing I/O resources. Virtual Fabric for
BladeCenter provides fast, flexible, easy, and reliable I/O using the Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module and
the Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter, which provides the abilities to carve up an adapter into eight virtual
NICs, dynamically allocate bandwidth, manage virtual groups, and so on. With the BladeCenter HS23, a
total of 14 vNICs can be configured using the Emulex VFA II for HS23 plus the onboard Emulex controller.
The switch is designed to support a number of different types of configurations from the blade: 1 Gb, 10
Gb, virtual NIC, Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE/FCoE), and iSCSI. If you have a chassis with multiple
servers, some operating at 1 Gb, some at 10 Gb, and some transmitting converged packets, this single
switch can handle all these workloads and can connect to a 1 Gb infrastructure or a 10 Gb infrastructure,
or both.
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    BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module Product Guide (withdrawn product) The BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module for offers the most bandwidth of any blade switch and represents the perfect migration platform for clients who are still at 1 Gb outside the chassis by seamlessly integrating in the existing 1 Gb infrastructure.

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    Note: Transceivers and cables are not included with the switch module. (See Table 2 for options.) Transceivers and cables With the flexibility of the BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module, clients can use the technologies that are required for the following environments: For 1 GbE links, clients can use RJ-45 SFP transceivers with UTP cables up to 100 meters.

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    This switch also provides the full range of Layer 3 protocols from static routes for technologies such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for enterprise customers. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module (withdrawn product)

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    With the combination of the switch and the QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module for BladeCenter, Lenovo is able to deliver a full integrated FCoE blade solution that appeals to those clients who require separate LAN and SAN traffic outside the chassis due to internal politics or for those wanting to implement FCoE but are extremely cost-sensitive.

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    VLANs) traffic classification and processing Traffic shaping and re-marking based on defined policies Up to eight weighted round robin (WRR) priority queues per port for processing qualified traffic IPv4/IPv6 ACL metering BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module (withdrawn product)

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    FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) support for automatic ACL configuration FCoE Link Aggregation Group (LAG) support Supports up to 2,048 FCoE connections Supports the QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module for BladeCenter, which provides FCoE gateway functionality inside the BladeCenter chassis. BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module (withdrawn product)

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    The following features are not supported with Stacking (for more information about limitations, see the Networking OS Application Guide): IGMP Relay and IGMPv3 IPv6 Routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP) sFLOW Static MAC addresses Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module (withdrawn product)

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    Table 3. BladeCenter chassis that supports the Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module 46C7191 Table 4 lists the the expansion cards that are compatible with the BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch. Table 4. Expansion card compatibility Description...

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    BladeCenter HT has four standard I/O bays (1, 2, 3, 4) and four high-speed bays (7, 8, 9, and 10). The BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module fits in one of the high-speed I/O bay (bays 7-10). For each supported adapter, the Table 5 lists which specific chassis I/O bays are supported.

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    * These ports are available by routing the onboard Emulex BE3 controller of the HS23 blade server through the VFA card. Connectors and LEDs Figure 2 shows the front panel of the BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module. Figure 2. Front panel of the BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module...

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    RJ-45 Transceiver (00FE333) 1000BASE-SX SFP 1000BASE-SX Up to 30 m with fiber optic cables supplied by Lenovo Transceiver (81Y1622) (see Table 2); 850 nm multimode fiber cable up to 550 m (50 µ) or up to 220 m (62.5 µ)

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    Typical configurations The BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module can be used in various configurations. The following usage scenarios are described: 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric Converged iSCSI or FCoE network 10 Gb Ethernet Virtual Fabric The Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module UFP solution is based on a BladeCenter chassis with a 10 Gb Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) infrastructure and 10 Gb Virtual Fabric Adapters (VFAs) installed in each blade server.

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    The example scenario with NAS, iSCSI and FCoE storage targets is shown in Figure 4. Note: For more information about supported FCoE and iSCSI configurations, see the following System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) website: http://ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic Figure 4. Converged network Related publications and links BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module (withdrawn product)

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    Related publications and links For more information see the following BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module product publications that are available from: http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5091835 Installation Guide Application Guide Command Reference isCLI Reference BBI (Browser-based Interface) Quick Guide Release Notes End User License Agreement...

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