IBM Ethernet Switch (32 x 100 GbE) is available for IBM Power Integrated Solution offerings

IBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG18-0111
October 9, 2018

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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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Product numberProduct numberAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries
PublicationsPublications



At a glance

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The IBM® Ethernet Switch (32 x 100 GbE) offers the following key features:

  • Up to 32 ports with a total of 6.4 Tb/s throughput
  • Support for 10, 40, 50, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data rate connections
  • 300 nsec latency for 100 GbE port to port


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Overview

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The IBM Ethernet Switch (32 x 100 GbE) helps provide maximum flexibility with port speeds of 1 Gb/s to 100 Gb/s per port and port density that enables full rack connectivity to any server at any speed. The uplink ports provide a variety of blocking ratios that suit any application requirement.

The IBM Ethernet Switch (32 x 100 GbE) is interoperable with components supporting the Ethernet industry standards. The switch becomes an integral part of an optimized end-to-end networking solution when combined with other Mellanox Ethernet products, including the ConnectX family of 100 GbE NICs, acceleration and management software, and cables. These solutions deliver industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability, and power usage for optimal data center efficiency and application performance across a wide range of industry applications in financial services, Web 2.0, database, cloud, and HPC environments.

The IBM Ethernet Switch (32 x 100 GbE) is a 1U rack mount with up to 32 x 100 GbE QSFP28 Ethernet ports for 40/50/100 GbE connections.

IBM offers cables for your convenience and to help ensure that quality cables are used that can be supported by IBM.

The IBM Ethernet Switch (32 x 100 GbE) is also compatible with industry standard SFP+ 10 GbE transceivers.



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Key prerequisites

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An IBM Power Systems™ server



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Planned availability date

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November 2, 2018, except for:

  • Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Ghana, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Republic of Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, which is January 25, 2019



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Product number

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the Power Systems 8831 machine type:

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

IBM Ethernet Switch (32x100GbE)                   8831  00M          
One and only one rack indicator feature 
is required on all orders (#4650 to #4666).
Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated            8831  00M     4650 
Rack Indicator, Rack #1                           8831  00M     4651 
Rack Indicator, Rack #2                           8831  00M     4652 
Rack Indicator, Rack #3                           8831  00M     4653 
Rack Indicator, Rack #4                           8831  00M     4654 
Rack Indicator, Rack #5                           8831  00M     4655 
Rack Indicator, Rack #6                           8831  00M     4656 
Rack Indicator, Rack #7                           8831  00M     4657 
Rack Indicator, Rack #8                           8831  00M     4658 
Rack Indicator, Rack #9                           8831  00M     4659 
Rack Indicator, Rack #10                          8831  00M     4660 
Rack Indicator, Rack #11                          8831  00M     4661 
Rack Indicator, Rack #12                          8831  00M     4662 
Rack Indicator, Rack #13                          8831  00M     4663 
Rack Indicator, Rack #14                          8831  00M     4664 
Rack Indicator, Rack #15                          8831  00M     4665 
Rack Indicator, Rack #16                          8831  00M     4666 
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to IBM PDU (250V/
10A)                                              8831  00M     6458 
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/15A) U. S.                                  8831  00M     6469 
Power Cord 1.8m (6-ft), Drawer to Wall (125V/15A) 8831  00M     6470 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/10A)                                        8831  00M     6471 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/16A)                                        8831  00M     6472 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(250V/10A)                                        8831  00M     6473 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/13A)                                        8831  00M     6474 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/16A)                                        8831  00M     6475 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)                                        8831  00M     6476 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/16A)                                        8831  00M     6477 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(125V/15A or 250V/10A )                           8831  00M     6488 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)                                        8831  00M     6493 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)                                        8831  00M     6494 
Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU, 200-240V/10A     8831  00M     6577 
Power Cord 4.3m (14-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU
(125V/15A)                                        8831  00M     6660 
Power Cord 2.8m (9.2-ft), Drawer to IBM PDU,
(250V/10A)                                        8831  00M     6665 
Power Cord 2.7m (9-ft), Drawer to Wall/OEM PDU,
(250V/10A)                                        8831  00M     6680 
Month Indicator                                   8831  00M     9461 
Day Indicator                                     8831  00M     9462 
Hour Indicator                                    8831  00M     9463 
Minute Indicator                                  8831  00M     9464 
QSFP+ 40GbE Base-SR Transceiver                   8831  00M     EB27 
3m (9.8-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ to QSFP+ Cable
(DAC)                                             8831  00M     EB2H 
10m (30.3-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ MTP Optical
Cable                                             8831  00M     EB2J 
30m (90.3-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ MTP Optical
Cable                                             8831  00M     EB2K
100GbE Optical Transceiver QSFP28                 8831  00M     EB59 
0.5M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28                   8831  00M     EB5J 
1.0M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28                   8831  00M     EB5K 
1.5M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28                   8831  00M     EB5L 
2.0M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28                   8831  00M     EB5M 
3M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)              8831  00M     EB5R 
5M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)              8831  00M     EB5S 
10M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             8831  00M     EB5T 
15M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             8831  00M     EB5U 
20M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             8831  00M     EB5V 
30M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             8831  00M     EB5W 
50M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             8831  00M     EB5X 
100M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)            8831  00M     EB5Y 
7m (23.1-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ to QSFP+ Cable
(DAC)                                             8831  00M     ECBP 
Power ACP solution specify                        8831  00M     ECL0 
Custom Service Specify, Mexico                    8831  00M     ECSM 
1U Air Duct                                       8831  00M     EDT4 
Power Cable - Drawer to IBM PDU (250V/10A)        8831  00M     ELC5 
ESS Solution Specify                              8831  00M     ESS0 



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Publications

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No publications are shipped with the announced product.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.


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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

IBM Systems Lab Services offers a wide array of services available for your enterprise. It brings expertise on the latest technologies from the IBM development community and can help with your most difficult technical challenges.

IBM Systems Lab Services exists to help you successfully implement emerging technologies so as to accelerate your return on investment and improve your satisfaction with your IBM systems and solutions. Services examples include initial implementation, integration, migration, and skills transfer on IBM systems solution capabilities and recommended practices. IBM Systems Lab Services is one of the service organizations of IBM's world-renowned IBM Systems Group development labs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Global Technology Services® website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM authorized training website.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications


IBM Ethernet Switch (32 x 100 GbE)

  • Width: 427.83 mm (16.84 in.)
  • Depth: 686 mm (27 in.)
  • Height: 43.8 mm (1.72 in.)
  • Weight: 11.1 kg (24.5 lb)

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables are required.

Security, auditability, and control

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

IBM Systems Lab Services

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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IBM Electronic Services

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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.



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Terms and conditions

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Volume orders

Contact your IBM representative.

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period
Warranty and Additional Coverage Options Coverage summary
Warranty Period: 3 years (1 year of standard warranty + 2 additional years of extended warranty services) 1
Service Level: IBM On-Site Limited, 9x5 Next Business Day
Service upgrade options  
Warranty Service Upgrade IBM On-Site Repair, 9x5 Same Day 2 and 24x7 Same Day options
Maintenance Services (Post-Warranty): IBM On-Site Repair, Next Business Day and Same Day options
IBM Hardware Maintenance Services - committed maintenance 3: Y

1 Known exception: China Warranty period: 1 year Service Level: 9x5 Next Business Day

2 Offered in US only.

3 Not offered in the US.

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Extended Warranty Service

This product is provided with one year of standard warranty. For your convenience, IBM has provided two additional years of extended warranty services to make this offering. Consult with your advisers about the appropriate financial treatment for this offering.

Clients have a choice whether to accept the additional two years of extended warranty services that IBM has provided for this offering. If the choice is to not accept the stated extended warranty services, contact your adviser about pricing and other options.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically through an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

CRU Service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • 1 - System
  • 1 - Rail Kit
  • 1 - Power cable for each power supply unit - Type C13 - C14
Tier 2 (optional) CRU

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next-business-day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

CRU and On-site Service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Warranty services

IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their clients, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service allows you to relocate any machine that is eligible for International Warranty Service and receive continued warranty service in any country where the IBM machine is serviced. If you move your machine to a different country, you are required to report the machine information to your Business Partner or IBM representative.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased. Warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

The following types of information can be found on the International Warranty Service website

  • Machine warranty entitlement and eligibility
  • Directory of contacts by country with technical support contact information
  • Announcement Letters
Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.

Maintenance service options
CRU and On-site Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine. Available offerings are:

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under the CRU and On-site Service level specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the warranty information.


Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, through an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

Usage plan machine

Yes

Average usage plan provisions apply

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

One

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Maintenance service offerings

This machine is eligible under terms and conditions of IBM ServiceElite, the IBM Enterprise Service Agreement (ESA), or the IBM Maintenance Agreement. Consult your IBM representative for details.

General terms and conditions

Field-installable features

No

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Client setup. Clients are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Internal Code and Licensed Machine Code

This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

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