QLogic Ethernet 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenterIBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-093
January 6, 2009
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(Corrected on February 3, 2009)Revised text in Overview as follows: Features a highly desirable combination adapter that enables two 8 Gb Fibre Channel ports, along with two 1 Gb Ethernet ports.
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New Form Factor Expansion Card
CFFh (Combination Form Factor for horizontal/high speed I/O bay connection) - I/O connection to High Speed I/O module bays 7 and 8, or 9 and 10 in IBM® BladeCenter® H chassis when using the Multi-Switch Interconnect Module.
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The new QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter attaches on the blade server and allows connectivity to high-speed switch bays. This new expansion card provides flexibility for connecting the blade server to the horizontally oriented BladeCenter H module in bays 7 and 8, or 9 and 10 when using the Multi-Switch Interconnect Module.
- Features a highly desirable combination adapter that enables two 8 Gb Fibre Channel ports, along with two 1 Gb Ethernet ports
- Supports blade platforms that include HS21, HS21xm, LS21, LS41, LS22, LS42, and HS12
- Uses QLogic 2532 and Broadcom 5709S ASIC
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- IBM BladeCenter chassis H
- Multi-Switch Interconnect Module
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|Planned availability date|
January 30, 2009
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All offers are subject to availability. IBM reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors.
IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.
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For price information, refer to the Prices section.
Part Description number QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card 44X1940 (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter The MES entries for MT 7971, 7972, 7901, 7902, 7995, 8014, 8028, and 8853: Machine Feature Description Type Model number QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 7971,7972 MC1, AC1 5485 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter 7901,7902 8014,8028 8853,7995 QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 8853,7995 MC1, AC1 7078 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter in Exp Card Slot QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 8853,7995 MC1, AC1 7079 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter in Add'l Exp Card Slot QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 8853 MC1, AC1 7080 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter in 2nd Exp Card Slot QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 8853 MC1, AC1 7081 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter in 2nd Add'l Exp Card Slot QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 7971,7972 MC1, AC1 7082 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter 8853,7995 in Storage & I/O Rear Slot QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 7971,7972 MC1, AC1 7083 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter 8853,7995 in Add'l Storage & I/O Rear Slot QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 7971,7972 MC1, AC1 7084 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter 7901,7902 QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 7971,7972 MC1, AC1 7085 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter 7901,7902 in Add'l IBM BladeServer QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 7972,7902 MC1, AC1 7086 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter in MP Exp Slot QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel 7972,7902 MC1, AC1 7087 Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter in Add'l MP Exp Slot
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QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb FC Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter (44X1940)
- Approximate height:12.7 mm (0.5 in)
- Approximate width: 159 mm (6.26 in)
- Approximate depth: 125 mm (4.92 in)
- Temperature: 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
- Relative humidity: 8% to 80% non-condensing
- FCC part 15B Class A
- Canada ICES-004, Class A
- VCCI Class A ITE(Japan)
- C-Tick - AS/NZS CISPR 22 (2006) Class A
- CE Mark - EN55022 (2006) and EN55024(1998) + A1(2001) + A2(2003) and EN61000-3-2(2006) and EN61000-3-3(1995) + A1(2001) + A2(2005)
- ANSI C63.4 (2003)
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The QLogic FC Switch Modules are supported on the following IBM platforms.
System name Machine type Model IBM BladeCenter H All
The Brocade SAN Switch Modules are supported on the following non-IBM platforms: None
Appropriate BladeCenter operating systems.
The product is designed to maintain compatibility with the following IBM products. As a part of the ServerProven® program, xSeries® and BladeCenter compatibility listings are updated on the Web. Detailed information relative to IBM and non-IBM vendor devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with xSeries and BladeCenter products can be accessed via the Web. Visit
Refer to ServerProven, TotalStorage® Interoperability matrices, and non-IBM storage interoperability matrices for storage devices, fabric and remote boot support with the Brocade SAN switch modules for IBM eServer BladeCenter.
Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.
Cable orders required
Approximately 60 minutes
- QLogic Expansion Card
- Documentation CD: Installation publication
- Important Notices flyer
- Single box (HxDxW): 130 mm (5.12 in); 40 mm (1.57 in); 275 mm (10.8 in)
- Weight: 4.0 lb
Security, auditability, and control
This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, software, and application software.
Terms and conditions
Field-installable Yes Customer setup Yes Warranty period* 1 year Service type CRU** Maintenance agreement No Optional upgrade No Licensed programs Yes
Note: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the license agreements that are shipped with the feature or option.
All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature is installed.
* To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or call IBM.
** These optional features are designated as customer replacement units (CRUs).
IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU. Installation of a Tier 1 CRU is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU, at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge under the type of warranty service specified below.
Based upon availability, a CRU 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, 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. The following have been designated as a Tier 1 CRU: QLogic Ethernet and 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter
Licensed machine code
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