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Lenovo RackSwitch G8264
Product Guide
The Lenovo RackSwitch™ G8264 that uses 10Gb SFP+ and 40Gb QSFP+ Ethernet technology is
designed for the data center. It is ideal for today's big data, cloud, and optimized 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 redundant hot-swap power supplies and fans and numerous availability features
help provide high availability for business sensitive traffic.
The RackSwitch G8264 is ideal for latency sensitive applications, such as high-performance computing
clusters and financial applications. In addition to the 10 Gb Ethernet (GbE) and 40 GbE connections, the
G8264 also can use traditional 1 GbE connections. The G8264 supports the newest protocols, including
Data Center Bridging/Converged Enhanced Ethernet (DCB/CEE) for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
and iSCSI and network attached storage (NAS).
The RackSwitch G8264 is shown in the following figure.
Figure 1. Lenovo RackSwitch G8264
Did you know?
The RackSwitch G8264 supports Lenovo Virtual Fabric, which helps clients significantly reduce the cost
and complexity that is related to I/O requirements of many virtualization deployments. Virtual Fabric helps
reduce the number of multiple I/O adapters to a single dual-port 10 G adapter and reduces the number of
cables and required upstream switch ports. By using Virtual Fabric, you can carve a dual-port 10 G server
adapter into eight virtual network interface cards (vNICs) and create dedicated virtual pipes between the
adapter and switch for optimal performance, higher availability, and improved security. With Virtual Fabric,
you can make dynamic changes and allocate bandwidth per vNIC so that you can adjust it over time
without downtime.
The RackSwitch G8264 offers the benefits of OpenFlow. OpenFlow is the new open application
programming interface (API) that enables the network administrator to easily configure and manage virtual
networks that control traffic on a "per-flow" basis. It creates multiple independent virtual networks and
related policies without dealing with the complexities of the underlying physical network and protocols.
With OpenFlow, clients can easily create user-controlled virtual networks, optimize performance
dynamically, and minimize complexity when it is used with an industry compliant OpenFlow controller.
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  Summary of Contents for Lenovo RackSwitch G8264

  • Page 1 Figure 1. Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 Did you know? The RackSwitch G8264 supports Lenovo Virtual Fabric, which helps clients significantly reduce the cost and complexity that is related to I/O requirements of many virtualization deployments. Virtual Fabric helps reduce the number of multiple I/O adapters to a single dual-port 10 G adapter and reduces the number of cables and required upstream switch ports.
  • Page 2: Key Features

    It has a throughput of 1.28 Tbps. Lower power and better cooling The RackSwitch G8264 typically uses 330 W of power, which is a fraction of the power consumption of most competitive offerings. Unlike side-cooled switches, which can cause heat recirculation and reliability concerns, the front-to-rear or rear-to-front cooling design of the G8264 reduces data center air conditioning costs by having airflow match the servers in the rack.
  • Page 3 OpenFlow enabled The RackSwitch G8264 is the first 10 GbE switch to offer benefits of OpenFlow. OpenFlow is the new open API that enables the network administrator to easily configure and manage virtual networks that control traffic on a “per-flow”...
  • Page 4: Components And Connectors

    Components and connectors The front panel of the RackSwitch G8264 is shown in the following figure. Figure 2. Front panel of the RackSwitch G8264 The front panel of the G8264 includes the following components: One Mini-USB RS-232 console port that provides another means to configure the switch.
  • Page 5: System Specifications

    The rear panel of the G8264 includes the following components: Two redundant hot-swap AC power supplies (IEC 320-C14 power connector) Four hot-swap fan assemblies with N+1 redundancy System specifications The following table lists the RackSwitch G8264 system specifications. Table 1. System specifications Component Specification...
  • Page 6 Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business day warranty terms. Optional warranty service upgrades are available through Lenovo: 24x7 coverage, 2- hour or 4-hour response time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extensions, 1-year or 3-year Remote Technical Support (RTS).
  • Page 7: Transceivers And Cables

    7159-HC4 AT0E The part numbers for the G8264 switches include the following items: One Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 with two power supplies and four fan assemblies Generic Rack Mount Kit (2-post) Console Cable Kit: RJ-45 (plug) to RJ-45 (plug) serial cable (1 m) Mini-USB to RJ-45 (jack) adapter cable (0.2 m) with retention clip...
  • Page 8 Maximum Part Feature quantity Description number code supported SFP transceivers - 1 GbE Lenovo 1000BASE-T (RJ-45) SFP Transceiver (no support for 10/100 Mbps) 00FE333 A5DL Lenovo 1000BASE-SX SFP Transceiver 81Y1622 3269 Lenovo 1000BASE-LX SFP Transceiver 90Y9424 A1PN SFP+ transceivers - 10 GbE...
  • Page 9 A2X8 Lenovo 7m Passive QSFP+ DAC Cable 00D5813 A2X9 QSFP+ DAC breakout cables - 40 GbE to 4x10 GbE Lenovo 1m Passive QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout DAC Cable 49Y7886 A1DL Lenovo 3m Passive QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout DAC Cable 49Y7887...
  • Page 10 Connector 40 Gb Ethernet 40Gb SR QSFP+ BiDi 40GBASE-SR Up to 30 m with fiber optic cables supplied by Lenovo (00YL631) BiDi (see Table 3); up to 100 m with OM3 multimode fiber or up to 150 m with OM4 multimode fiber...
  • Page 11: Software Features

    Software features Note: The features and specifications that are listed in this section are based on Networking OS 8.3. The RackSwitch G8264 includes the following features and specifications: 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 12 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 2,048 FCoE sessions with FIP Snooping by using Class ID ACLs Lenovo RackSwitch G8264...
  • Page 13: Ethernet Standards

    Netconf (XML) Lenovo Switch Center management application (optional; sold separately) Lenovo XClarity (optional; sold separately) for discovery, inventory, monitoring and events Monitoring: Switch LEDs for port status and switch status indication Remote Monitoring (RMON) agent to collect statistics and proactively monitor switch...
  • Page 14: Power Supplies And Cables

    Table 5. Fan assembly spare options Part Feature Description number code Rear to front airflow (7159-HC3) Lenovo RackSwitch Hot-Swap, Rear-to-Front Fan Assembly 00D6071 A54K Front to rear airflow (7159-HC4) Lenovo RackSwitch Hot-Swap, Front-to-Rear Fan Assembly 00D6073 A54J Power supplies and cables...
  • Page 15: Rack Installation

    Table 6. Power supply spare options Part Feature Description number code Rear to front airflow (7159-HC3) Lenovo RackSwitch Hot-Swap, Rear-to-Front 450W Power Supply 49Y7938 A2MH Front to rear airflow (7159-HC4) Lenovo RackSwitch Hot-Swap, Front-to-Rear 450W Power Supply 49Y7937 A2MJ The G8264 switch ships standard without any AC power cables. The part numbers and feature codes to order the power cables (two power cables are required per switch) are listed in the following table.
  • Page 16: Physical Specifications

    Table 8. Rack installation options Part Feature Description number code Rear to front airflow (7159-HC3) Lenovo RackSwitch Adjustable 19" 4 Post Rail Kit 00D6185 A3KP Air Inlet Duct for 483 mm RackSwitch 00D6060 A3KQ Front to rear airflow (7159-HC4) Lenovo RackSwitch Adjustable 19" 4 Post Rail Kit...
  • Page 17: Regulatory Compliance

    Not all covered types of Lenovo service upgrade offerings might be available in a particular country. For more information about the Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your country, see the Lenovo Services Product Selector at this website: https://www-304.ibm.com/sales/gss/download/spst/servicepac...
  • Page 18 Network connectivity The following table lists the network switches with rear-to-front airflow that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in RackSwitch G8264 network connectivity solutions for System x, ThinkServer, and Flex System hosts. Table 9. Network switches (rear-to-front airflow)
  • Page 19: Storage Connectivity

    Storage connectivity The following table lists the external storage systems that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the RackSwitch G8264 for external NAS, iSCSI, or FCoE SAN storage connectivity. Table 11. External storage systems Description Part number...
  • Page 20: Rack Cabinets

    Lenovo S Series and V Series storage: http://lenovopress.com/storage/san/lenovo IBM Storwize storage: http://lenovopress.com/storage/san/ibm Rack cabinets The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in RackSwitch G8264 solutions. Table 12. Rack cabinets Description Part number...
  • Page 21: Power Distribution Units

    Power distribution units The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in RackSwitch G8264 solutions. Table 13. Power distribution units Part Description number 0U Basic PDUs 0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord...
  • Page 22: Uninterruptible Power Supply Units

    For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power Distribution Units category: http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu Uninterruptible power supply units The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in RackSwitch G8264 solutions. Table 14. Uninterruptible power supply units...
  • Page 23: Related Publications And Links

    Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website: http://www.lenovofs.com Related publications and links For more information about the RackSwitch G8264, see the following publications that are available at the RackSwitch G8264 InfoCenter: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systemx/documentation/topic/ com.lenovo.rackswitch.g8264.doc/rs_g8264.html...
  • Page 24 Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 25 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://www.lenovo.com/legal/copytrade.html. The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo®...