Lenovo BladeCenter Virtual Fabric 10Gb Product Manual page 6

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IP v4 Layer 3 functions
Host management
IP forwarding
IP filtering with ACLs; up to 256 ACLs supported
VRRP for router redundancy
Support for up to 128 static routes
Routing protocol support (RIP v1, RIP v2, OSPF v2, and BGP-4); up to 1,024 entries in a
routing table
Support for DHCP Relay
Support for IGMP snooping and IGMP relay
IPv6 Layer 3 functions
IPv6 host management (except default switch management IP address)
IPv6 forwarding
Up to 128 static routes
Support for OSPF v3 routing protocol
IPv6 filtering with ACLs; up to 128 ACLs supported
Virtual NICs (vNICs): Ethernet, iSCSI, or FCoE traffic is supported on vNICs
Unified fabric port (UFP):
Ethernet, iSCSI, or FCoE traffic is supported on UFPs
Supports up to 256 VLAN for the virtual ports
Integration with L2 failover
Virtual link aggregation groups (vLAGs)
802.1Qbg Edge Virtual Bridging (EVB) is an emerging IEEE standard for allowing networks to
become virtual machine (VM)-aware:
Virtual Ethernet Bridging (VEB) and Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA) are
mechanisms for switching between VMs on the same hypervisor.
Edge Control Protocol (ECP) is a transport protocol that operates between two peers
over an IEEE 802 LAN that provides reliable, in-order delivery of upper layer protocol
data units.
Virtual Station Interface (VSI) Discovery and Configuration Protocol (VDP) allows
centralized configuration of network policies that persist with the VM, independent of
its location.
EVB Type-Length-Value (TLV) is used to discover and configure VEPA, ECP and VDP.
Up to 2,048 virtual entities (VEs)
Automatic VE discovery
Up to 1,024 local or distributed VM groups for VEs
NMotion® feature for automatic network configuration migration
Converged Enhanced Ethernet
Priority-Based Flow Control (PFC) (IEEE 802.1Qbb) extends 802.3x standard flow control to
allow the switch to pause traffic that is based on the 802.1p priority value in each packet's
VLAN tag.
Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) (IEEE 802.1Qaz) provides a method for allocating
link bandwidth that is based on the 802.1p priority value in each packet's VLAN tag.
Data Center Bridging Capability Exchange Protocol (DCBX) (IEEE 802.1AB) allows
neighboring network devices to exchange information about their capabilities.
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
FC-BB5 FCoE specification compliant
FCoE transit switch operations
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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