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IBM 32R1860 - Nortel Layer 2/3 Copper GbE Switch Module User Manual

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BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet
Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter at-a-glance guide
As business applications become more and more demanding, data centers have become more complex,
cumbersome, and expensive to manage. IBM BladeCenter offers solutions to help lower costs while
enhancing performance by accommodating many integration technologies.
The BNT Layer 2/3 Switch offers all the switching features in a BladeCenter chassis at a competitive
price. This switch is offered in two versions: Copper and Fiber. These versions provide reliability and
flexibility and meet all the stringent requirements of both enterprise and telecom environments. Figure 1
shows the two switch modules.
Figure 1. BNT Layer 2/3 Copper (left) and Fiber (right) Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules
Did you know?
Clients do not need the most expensive switches to manage their virtualization requirements. These low
cost switches offer the maximum uplink bandwidth and a low blocking ratio for maximum performance,
while consuming extremely lower power at only 27W. The fiber model is ideal for those who need to carry
data greater distances, want better security since it is difficult to tap and does not radiate data, or look for
better reliability because it is immune to electromagnetic interference.
BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter
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  Summary of Contents for IBM 32R1860 - Nortel Layer 2/3 Copper GbE Switch Module

  • Page 1 IBM BladeCenter at-a-glance guide As business applications become more and more demanding, data centers have become more complex, cumbersome, and expensive to manage. IBM BladeCenter offers solutions to help lower costs while enhancing performance by accommodating many integration technologies. The BNT Layer 2/3 Switch offers all the switching features in a BladeCenter chassis at a competitive price.
  • Page 2: Part Number Information

    BladeCenter E-, T-, H-, and HT-based configurations that are available through the IBM System x server. The second feature code is for BladeCenter S-based configurations that are available through the System x sales channel. The third feature code is for BladeCenter S- and BladeCenter H-based configurations that are available through the IBM Power Systems sales channel when applicable.
  • Page 3 The switch uses proven technologies such as L2 trunk failover, advanced VLAN-based failover, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), IGMP V3 snooping, and OSPF. BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 4: Features And Specifications

    IEEE 802.1w Rapid STP (RSTP) provides rapid STP convergence for critical delay-sensitive, traffic-like voice or video Layer 2 Trunk Failover to support active/standby configurations of network adapter teaming on blades BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 5 Switch LEDs for external port status and switch module status indication Port mirroring for analyzing network traffic passing through switch Change tracking and remote logging with syslog feature POST diagnostics Serial over LAN (SOL) BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 6 1000BASE-SX Gigabit Ethernet Supported BladeCenter chassis and expansion cards The BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules are supported in the IBM BladeCenter chassis listed in Table 2. Table 2. IBM BladeCenter chassis that support the BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet...
  • Page 7 * The 2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card supports I/O bay 2 connections only when installed into a blade server that is installed in the BladeCenter S chassis. BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 8: Popular Configurations

    Ethernet Switch Modules are installed in bay 1, bay 2, bay 3, and bay 4 of the BladeCenter chassis. All connections between the controller, card, and the switch modules are internal to the chassis. No wiring is needed. BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 9 Ethernet Switch Modules in a BladeCenter H chassis and up to eight BNT Layer 2/3 Copper ESM in a BladeCenter HT. Figure 4 shows this 8-port solution. All connections between the cards and the switch modules are internal to the chassis. No wiring is needed. BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 10 BNT Ethernet Switch Modules routing signals from the CFFv or 32R1860 or 32R1861 CIOv card BNT Ethernet Switch Modules routing signals from the CFFh 32R1860 or 32R1861 card 39Y9314 Multi-switch Interconnect Module BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 11: Connectors And Leds

    1000BASE-SX: 850 Nm wavelength, multimode fiber, 50 µ or 62.5 µ (550 meters maximum), with LC duplex connector Note: Fiber connections use SFP transceivers that provide 1000BASE-SX (850 nm wavelength) BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 12: Related Publications

    Switch interoperability certifications by The Tolly Group http://www.thetollygroupinc.com/TVDetail.aspx?ProductID=296 IBM US Announcement Letter http://ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=dd&subtype=ca&&htmlfid=897/ENUS105-011 IBM BladeCenter Interoperability Guide http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-5073016 IBM BladeCenter Products and Technology IBM Redbooks publication , SG24-7523 http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247523.html BNT Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter...
  • Page 13 Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this IBM product and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
  • Page 14 (® or ™), indicating US registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at http://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml...

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