Cisco Systems 10 and 20 port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter expanding the embedded switch portfolio for BladeCenter

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 107-102
February 13, 2007

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Product positioning
TOC link Overview TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Prices
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link IBM Global Financing
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At a glance

These latest Fibre Channel switching options integrate an enterprise fabric into the BladeCenter architecture, providing high-bandwidth connectivity. They offer high-performance, highly available storage area networks (SANs) at a competitive price, and are easy to set up and integrate into core or edge SAN configurations.

These new SAN switching fabric options for the BladeCenter chassis include:

  • 10-port module — Connects to the blade servers via seven internal ports (Blades must be installed in server bays 1 to 7; this module can be upgraded to enable all 14 server bays.)
  • 20-port module — Connects to the blade servers via 14 internal ports
  • Blades can be installed in any server bay
  • Support for I/O module slots 3 or 4 of the BladeCenter
  • 20-port module — Offers 6 external auto-sensing U ports (F, FL, or E)
  • 10-port module — Offers three external auto-sensing U ports (F, FL, or E) (This module can be upgraded to enable all 6 external ports.)
  • Delivers two internal 100 Mbs Ethernet links for switch setup and management

Product features

The switch modules provide the following basic functionality:

  • Support for both BladeCenter and BladeCenter T chassis
  • Support for BladeCenter H and BladeCenter HT chassis Legacy switch form factor
  • 6 external customer accessible F/FL/E, 1/2/4 Gb AutoDetect SFP ports
  • 14 internal copper SERDES connections to the blade servers with F-Port and 2/4 Gb AutoDetect speed types
  • Two internal full duplex 100Mbps Ethernet links connected respectively to the two redundant Management Modules for setup and management of the switch
  • Ability to support up to 239 domain IDs — Actual support depends on the storage vendor support matrix
  • Equivalent function to the Cisco MDS 9124 switch
  • Uses new Cisco SAN-OS and Fabric Manager 3.1

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Overview

Cisco Systems 10 and 20 port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Modules for BladeCenter®

The Cisco Systems 4 Gb 10 and 20 port FC switches for BladeCenter enable high-performing end-to-end SAN solutions using 4 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) technology. Both Cisco switch modules allow seamless integration of BladeCenter into Cisco fabrics. This expanded connectivity presents a diskless storage opportunity for the server architecture.

Cisco offering

  • 10-port model with seven internal 2/4 Gb F-ports and 3 external auto-sensing 1/2/4 Gb ports of type E, F, or FL (This switch module can be upgraded to 20 ports with the purchase of a Cisco 10-port upgrade software license key.)
  • 20-port model with 14 internal 2/4 Gb F-ports and 6 external auto-sensing 1/2/4 Gb ports of type E, F, or FL
  • Equivalent function to the Cisco MDS 9124 switch
  • Uses new Cisco SAN-OS and Fabric Manager 3.1

Cisco 10-Port Upgrade for BladeCenter 4 Gb Module

This software license upgrade provides pay-as-you-grow upgradeability for the Cisco 10-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel switch module:

  • Enables an additional seven internal (server) ports and three external switch ports
  • Provides a non-disruptive method to upgrade the 10-port switch to support all 14 server bays and 6 external ports
  • 20-port module — Connects to the blade servers via 14 internal ports (Blades can be installed in any server bay.)
  • Support for I/O module slots 3 or 4 of the IBM BladeCenter
  • 20-port module — Offers 6 external auto-sensing U ports (F, FL, or E)
  • 10-port module — Offers 3 external auto-sensing U ports (F, FL, or E) (This module can be upgraded to enable all 6 external ports.)
  • Delivers 2 internal 100 Mbs Ethernet links for switch setup and management

Information about non-IBM products is obtained from the manufacturers of those products or their published announcements. IBM has not tested those products and cannot confirm the performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions on the capabilities of non-IBM products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products. IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products.
 
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Key prerequisites

BladeCenter chassis
 
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Planned availability date

March 15, 2007
 
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Description

Cisco Systems 10 and 20 port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Modules for BladeCenter are an addition to the BladeCenter switch portfolio which provide higher bandwidth connectivity between BladeCenter's server blades and SANS, via increased internal and external port speed and higher external port count. This expanded connectivity presents a diskless storage opportunity for the server architecture.

These latest Fibre Channel switching options integrate an enterprise fabric into the BladeCenter architecture, providing high-bandwidth connectivity. They offer high-performance, highly available storage area networks (SANs) at a competitive price and are easy to set up and integrate into core or edge SAN configurations.
 
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Product positioning

The Cisco Systems 10 and 20 port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Modules for BladeCenter are the "mid-range" price point for the BladeCenter portfolio of SAN switch modules and deliver Cisco advanced features.

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.

Trademarks

 
BladeCenter is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Product name

                                              Part
Description                                   number
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 20 port                    39Y9280
 Fibre Channel Switch Module
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 10 port                    39Y9284
 Fibre Channel Switch Module
 
Cisco Systems 10 port License                 39Y9290
 Upgrade
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb Short-wave                 41Y8596
 Length 4-pack SFP Module
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb Short-wave                 41Y8598
 Length SFP Module
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb Long-wave                  41Y8600
 Length SFP Module

Product specific overview

Cisco Systems 10 and 20 port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Modules for BladeCenter® are additions to the BladeCenter switch portfolio which provide higher bandwidth connectivity between BladeCenter's server blades and SANS, via increased internal and external port speed and higher external port count. This expanded connectivity presents a diskless storage opportunity for the server architecture.

Technical information

Performance specifications: 10 and 20 port 4 Gb SAN switch modules for fabric integration management into BladeCenter architecture and associated options

Physical specifications

  • Approximate height: 112 mm (4.4 in)
  • Approximate width: 260 mm (10.2 in)
  • Approximate depth: 29 mm (1.14 in)

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80% non-condensing

Agency approvals

  • FCC part 15B Class A
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
  • Canada ICES-004, Class A
  • VCCI Class A ITE (Japan)
  • C-Tick
  • CE Mark
  • CISPR 22 Class A
  • UL
  • cUL
  • TUV
  • A4EN55022 level A (EC)
  • Voltage fluctuations: EN61000-3-3
  • Harmonics: EN61000-3-2
  • Immunity: EN55024:1998

ENERGY STAR-compliant: No

Hardware requirements: The Cisco Systems 10 and 20 port 4 Gb are supported on the following IBM platforms.

System name     Machine type      Model
 
BladeCenter     8677              HC1
                8720              HC1
                8730              HC1
                8852              HC1

Software requirements: None

Compatibility: 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

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.

Limitations: When a Cisco Systems 10 and 20 port 4 Gb switch module is installed with BladeCenter Telco chassis (all models of Machine Types 8720 and 8730), the 14 internal ports of the switch module are limited to 2 Gb port speed.

Planning information

Additional cable orders required: No

Approximate installation time: 20 minutes

Packaging: One box

Shipment group — 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module

  • Cisco Fibre Channel Switch Module
  • Installation publication
  • License agreement
  • Wrap plug
  • Safety flyer

Packaging dimensions/weight

  • Single box
    • Height:130 mm (5.12 in)
    • Depth:40 mm (1.57 in)
    • Width:275 mm (10.8 in)
    • Weight: 4.0 lbs

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features of this product are:

  • 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)                             1 year
Service type (CCE/CCR/CRU)                     CRU(2)
Maintenance agreement                          No
Optional upgrade                               No
Licensed programs                              Yes
 
(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 e
    write to:
 
    Warranty Information
    P.O. Box 12195
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    Attn: Dept JDJA/B203
 
(2) These optional features are designated as customer replacement
    units (CRU). IBM will ship CRU parts to you for your replacement.
    If IBM instructs you to return the replaced CRU, you are
    responsible for returning it to IBM in accordance with IBM's
    instructions.  If you do not return the defective CRU, if
    IBM so instructs, within 30 days of your receipt of the
    replacement CRU, IBM may charge you for the replacement.

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.

International Warranty Service (IWS): IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible IBM computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.

You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service.

To determine the eligibility of your computer and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit

Note: Due to the earth's magnetic field, CRT monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern, and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect flat-panel LCD monitors.

Help and service information — Features and options

During the warranty period, support for a warranty related issue can be obtained by accessing IBM's on-line services (requires internet access account, not included) or calling the HelpCenter®, 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.

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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to 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 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.

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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

The following are newly announced features on the specified models for IBM BladeCenter 8677, 8852, 8720, 8730 — HC1

                                                        IBM
                                Machine        Feature  list
Description                     type    Model  number   price(3)
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 20 port      8677    HC1    2983     $14,999
 Fibre Channel Switch Module    8852    HC1
 for BladeCenter                8720    HC1
                                8730    HC1
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 10 port      8677    HC1    2984       8,999
 Fibre Channel Switch Module    8852    HC1
 for BladeCenter                8720    HC1
                                8730    HC1
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb Short-wave   8677    HC1    4863         549
 Length 4-pack SFP Module       8852    HC1
 for BladeCenter                8820    HC1
                                8730    HC1
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb Short-wave   8677    HC1    4864         149
 Length SFP Module              8852    HC1
 for BladeCenter                8720    HC1
                                8730    HC1
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb Long-wave    8677    HC1    4865       1,499
 Length SFP Module              8852    HC1
                                8720    HC1
                                8730    HC1
 
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 20 port      8677    HC1    7938           0
 Fibre Channel Switch Module    8852    HC1
 for BladeCenter in Bay 3       8720    HC1
                                8730    HC1
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 20 port      8677    HC1    7939           0
 Fibre Channel Switch Module    8852    HC1
 for BladeCenter in Bay 4       8720    HC1
                                8730    HC1
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 10 port      8677    HC1    7936           0
 Fibre Channel Switch Module    8852    HC1
 for BladeCenter in Bay 3       8720    HC1
                                8730    HC1
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 10 port      8677    HC1    7937           0
 Fibre Channel Switch Module    8852    HC1
 for BladeCenter in Bay 4       8720    HC1
                                8730    HC1
 
                                                      IBM
                                        Part          list
Description                             number        price
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 20 port              39Y9280       $14,999
 Fibre Channel Switch Module
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb 10 port              39Y9284         8,999
 Fibre Channel Switch Module
 
Cisco Systems 10 port                   39Y9290         8,999
 License Upgrade
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb Short-wave           41Y8596           549
 Length 4-pack SFP Module
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb Short-wave           41Y8598           149
 Length SFP Module
 
Cisco Systems 4 Gb Long-wave            41Y8600         1,499
 Length SFP Module
 
 
(3)  IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is
     subject to change without notice.  Reseller prices may
     vary.

 
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IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

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

 
Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter, ServerProven, xSeries, TotalStorage, eServer, and HelpCenter are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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