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IBM BladeCenter : QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-683
December 15, 2009

 
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The QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module is the latest Ethernet switching option for the IBM® BladeCenter®. This offering allows BladeCenter integration with virtually any open-standards-based local area network (LAN).

For technical support:


 
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Blades have made inroads into enterprise data centers by delivering higher density with a lower footprint and reduced costs for power and cooling compared to traditional rack servers. Now with multicore environments, there is an increased need for faster I/O such as 10 Gb Ethernet.

QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module for IBM BladeCenter

IBM has been at the forefront of offering new technology to clients. The QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module is another example of IBM's innovation. IBM was among the first to deliver Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) across System x® and BladeCenter and this new module takes this a step further by offering clients IO convergence inside the chassis. Clients using the BNT 10 Gb switch (part number 46C7191) for their LAN traffic can now combine it with this module and the QLogic CNA (#42C1830) to converge their LAN and SAN on a single network. This not only offers a simplified fabric, but also offers significant savings over separate 10 Gb/8 Gb infrastructure. Other than the cost and management savings, this solution provides the flexibility to upgrade existing chassis to implement IO convergence without replacing existing 10 Gb switch.

Additional information

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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Key prerequisites
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IBM BladeCenter H


 
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Planned availability date
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December 22, 2009


 
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Description
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BladeCenter continues to be a leader in the industry in delivering high levels of function and integration.

The QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module supports the BladeCenter H.

Key features:

  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Bridge module with internal, 10 Gb Ethernet midplane ports for 10 Gb Ethernet HSSM switch connectivity and external, 8 Gb Fibre Channel, SFP-enabled ports for target or fabric connectivity
  • LSSM bridge form factor
  • Ports
    • 8x internal 10 Gb Ethernet ports
    • 6x external 8 Gb Fibre Channel ports (require 8 Gb SFP+ optical transceivers)

 
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Statement of general direction
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In March, 2010, we will also support DS3000, DS4000™ and DS5000 plus the Cisco SAN Fabric.


 
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Product positioning
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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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                                                   SEO
Description                                        Number
  
QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module             46M6172
 for IBM BladeCenter
 

The following are newly announced features on the specified model of the 8852 machine type:

                                                   Mach    
Description                                        type  Model  Feature
 
QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module for IBM
BladeCenter                                        8852  HC1    4799
QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module in Bridge
Bay 1                                              8852  HC1    6131
QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module in Bridge
Bay 3                                              8852  HC1    6132

 
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Physical specifications
  • Approximate height: 29.5 mm (1.16 in)
  • Approximate width: 118.1 mm (4.65 in)
  • Approximate depth: 276.4 mm (10.88 in)
Operating environment

Temperature and altitude

  • Operating:
    • 10° to 52° C (50° to 125.6° F) at an altitude of 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10° to 49° C (50° to 120.2° F) at an altitude of 0 to 3,000 m (0 to 10,000 ft)
  • Non-operating:
    • 40° to 65° C (104° to 149° F) at an altitude of 0 to 12,000 m (0 to 39,370 ft)

Humidity

  • Operating: 8% to 80%, noncondensing
  • Non-operating: 5% to 80%, noncondensing

Agency approvals

Safety certifications

  • US: UL 60950-1 Listed Accessory Report
  • Canada: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
  • IEC 60950-1/EN 60950-1 CB Report and Certificate
  • GOST R IEC 60950-2002 is voluntary and is routinely requested by IBM-Russia to facilitate importation.

EMC/EMI certifications

  • FCC - Title 47 CFR Part 15 Subpart B
  • Canada - ICES-003
  • Australia/New Zealand - C-Tick - AS/NZS CISPR 22
  • CE Mark - EN55022:1998+A2:2003 and EN55024:2006
  • VCCI - Japan VCCI April 2003
  • MIC Notice No. 2001-115 and No. 2001-116 (Korea)
  • GOST 29216-91 (Russia )
  • CISPR 22 Class A
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS 13438
  • Turkey Communique No. 2004/9 and No. 2004/22
  • Saudi Arabia - EMC.CVG, 28 October 2002
  • China - GB 9524:1998
Energy Star compliance

Is this product Energy Star compliant? No

Note: The Energy Star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Hardware requirements

IBM Systems: The QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module (#46M6172) is supported on the following IBM platform.

 
             System name                      Machine type
         
             BladeCenter H                    8852
 

Non-IBM Systems: The QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module (#46M6172) is not supported on non-IBM platforms.

Software requirements

None; uses the BC operating system.

Compatibility

Use with BladeCenter Blade Server systems.

Supported with 8852 blade systems.

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

Planning information

Additional cable orders required: No

Approximate installation time: 10 min.

Packaging (QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module)

One box

  • Single box (HxDxW): 121 mm (4.75 in.) x 349 mm (13.75 in.) x 171 mm (6.75 in.)
  • Weight: 1.1 kg (2.375 lb)
Shipment group
  • QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module (#46M6172)
  • Support CD
  • Important Notices flyer

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, software, and application software.


 
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Features and options only

 
Field Installable                              Yes
Customer Setup                                 Yes 
Warranty Period*                               1 year1
Service Type (CCE/CCR/CRU)                     CRU
Maintenance Agreement                          No
Optional Upgrade                               No 
Licensed Programs                              No
 

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.

1 To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or call IBM.

In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to:

Warranty Information
P.O. Box 12195
RTP, NC, 27709
Attn: Dept JDJA/B203

Licensed Machine Code

IBM machine code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the machine code. IBM plans to make the machine code changes available for download from the IBM BladeCenter technical support Web site.

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable machine code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated machine code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable machine code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Help and service information - Features and options

During the warranty period, support for a warranty related issue can be obtained by accessing IBM's online services (requires internet access account, not included) or calling the IBM Support Center at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,to answer any questions regarding your new IBM option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. For general questions related to the use of your options, fee-based support is available. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

Accessing IBM online services
Placing the call to IBM

Use one of the following numbers when calling IBM for technical support:

  • Within the United States, call the IBM Support Center at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).
  • Within Canada
    • For support, call HelpPC at 800-565-3344.
    • For more information or to place an order, call 800-465-7999.
  • Outside the United States and Canada, contact your IBM HelpWare® number, your place of purchase, or your local IBM office.

 
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Prices
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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/

                                                  
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Description                       number          
 
QLogic Virtual Fabric             46M6172        
Extension Module
for IBM BladeCenter

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System 8852 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                   Model    Feature       Both/         
                              Number   Number        Support   
 
QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module in Bridge
Bay 1
                              HC1      6131          Initial
QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module in Bridge
Bay 3
                              HC1      6132          Initial
 

The following are features already announced for the 8852 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                   Model    Feature       Both/         
                              Number   Numbers       Support   
 
QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      4799          Initial

 
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http://www.ibm.com/financing

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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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.

Trademarks

DS4000 is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, BladeCenter, System x and HelpWare are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

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http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

 

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