This section shows a configuration that uses the Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh).
Figure 4 shows the use of the Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh) to route either two physical ports or
eight virtual ports to the BNT Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Modules installed in the BladeCenter chassis.
Two BNT Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Modules are installed in bay 7 and bay 9 of the BladeCenter H
chassis. All connections between the controller, card, and the switch modules are internal to the chassis.
No cabling is needed.
Figure 4. Configuration using the Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh)
Depending on how you configure the switch and expansion card, you can get either:
Eight virtual Ethernet ports (Virtual Fabric Adapter or vNIC mode). Each virtual port can be configured
to operate at 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps, up to a total maximum of 10 Gb per physical port. The default
bandwidth is 2.5 Gb per virtual port.
Two 1 Gb or 10 Gb Ethernet ports (physical port or pNIC mode).
The components used in this configuration are listed in Table 5.
Table 5. Components used when connecting Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh) to two BNT Virtual
Fabric 10Gb Switch Modules
8852 or 8740/8750
* To communicate outside of the chassis, you must have either one SFP+ transceiver or SFP+
direct-attached cable (DAC) for each of the external 10 Gb ports on the BNT 10Gb High Speed Switch
Module that you wish to enable.
Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter HS22
Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh)
BladeCenter H or BladeCenter HT
BNT Virtual Fabric 10Gb Switch Module
IBM 10GBase-SR SFP+ Transceiver
1 to 14
1 per server
Up to 20*