IBM BladeCenter support options expand with new selection of higher capacity QLogic products

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-862
October 21, 2008

 
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(Corrected on October 22, 2008 to remove machine type-model 8886-HC1 from the features support listings.)


 
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New QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter

IBM® is offering a 8 Gb version of the QLogic Intelligent Pass-thru Module which helps provide seamless interoperability to an external SAN fabric, primarily those utilizing the extended features from their SAN infrastructure provider. This product is ideal for those clients with existing SANs that want to integrate BladeCenter® cost-effectively; and without disruption to their existing SAN.

QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Modules

The QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module is the latest Fibre Channel switching options for the IBM BladeCenter. This offering allows BladeCenter integration with any open-standards-based storage area network (SAN), whether it is an enterprise open-system fabric functionality utilizing the full-fabric mode or the module with transparent switching functionality utilizing the Intelligent Pass-Thru mode.

New IBM 8 Gb SFP+ Optical Transceiver

A short wave version to support the QLogic 8 Gb FC switch modules.

For technical support:


 
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QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter*

The QLogic Intelligent Pass-thru Module provides a fully interoperable solution for seamless integration of the Fibre Channel initiators to an existing fabric. The pass-thru module provides open, standards-based NPIV interface in IBM BladeCenter; it helps simplify SAN interoperability and scalability.

QLogic 20-Port 8 Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter (44X1905)

QLogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module is a high-speed addition to the BladeCenter switch portfolio which helps enable scalability in SAN size and complexity while maintaining ease of management.

The QLogic 8 Gb SAN Switch Modules are full-fabric Fibre Channel Switches and are available in a 20-port active configuration, which enable high-performances up to 2, 4 and 8 Gb per second SAN solutions.

IBM 8 Gb Optical Transceiver for IBM BladeCenter (44X1964)

* Refer to the ServerProven® Web site for a list of supported adapters.

Warranty

One year, customer replaceable unit (CRU), limited warranty

For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/

or contact your IBM representative or reseller.

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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IBM BladeCenter E, BladeCenter T, BladeCenter H, BladeCenter S, or BladeCenter HT chassis

Note: When the I/O module is installed in a BladeCenter T unit, the internal ports operate at up to 2 Gbps, and the external ports operate at speeds up to 8 Gbps. When the I/O module is installed in a BladeCenter HT unit, the internal ports operate up to 4 Gbps, and the external ports operate at speeds up to 8 Gbps.


 
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November 14, 2008


 
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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 module and switches support the BladeCenter E, BladeCenter T, BladeCenter H, BladeCenter S, and BladeCenter HT Chassis.

Note: When the I/O module is installed in a BladeCenter T unit, the internal ports operate up to 2 Gbps, and the external ports operate at speeds up to 8 Gbps. When the I/O module is installed in a BladeCenter HT unit, the internal ports operate up to 4 Gbps, and the external ports operate at speeds up to 8 Gbps.

Key features

The QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module:

The QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Modules:

IBM 8 Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver

New 8 Gb SFP+ SW optical is being released in short wave version to support the QLogic 8 Gb FC switch modules.

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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Description                                         Part
                                                    number
 
QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module            44X1907
for IBM BladeCenter
 
QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module               44X1905
for IBM BladeCenter
 
IBM 8 Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver                44X1964
 
  
New product structure:
 
The following are newly announced features associated with the
following IBM BladeCenter Systems:
 
                                                   Mach
Description                                        type  Model Feature
 
 8677-HC1                                          8677  HC1
 8852-HC1                                          8852  HC1
 8720-HC1                                          8720  HC1
 8730-HC1                                          8730  HC1
 8740-HC1                                          8740  HC1
 8750-HC1                                          8750  HC1
 
QLogic 8Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM                5482
QLogic 8Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM in Bay 3       7065
QLogic 8Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM in Bay 4       7066
 
Qlogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter       5478
Qlogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter       7061
in Bay 3
Qlogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter       7062
in Bay 4
 
IBM 8 Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver for IBM BladeCenter       5075
 
 
The following are newly announced features associated with the
following IBM BladeCenter Systems:
 
                                                   Mach
Description                                        type  Model Feature
 
8852-HC1                                           8852  HC1
 
QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 8                 7063
QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 10                7064
 
QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module in Bay 8              7067
QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module in Bay 10             7068
 
 
 
The following are newly announced features associated with the
following IBM BladeCenter Systems:
 
                                                   Mach
Description                                        type  Model  Feature
 
 8886-AC1                                          8886  AC1
 
QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter       5866
QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter    5868
IBM 8 Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver                            5056
 

 
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Product name

Product-specific at a glance

QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter

Key features:

Announcement and availability dates

                                         Planned
                       Announce          availability
                       date              date
 
                       October 21, 2008  November 14, 2008

 
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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 (-40 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

EMC/EMI Certifications

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 IBM 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module, part number44X1907, is supported on the following IBM platforms.

System name  BladeCenter        Machine type  8677
             BladeCenter T                    8720/8730
             BladeCenter H                    8852
             BladeCenter HT                   8740/8750
             BladeCenter S                    8886/7779
 
             QLogic 20-port SAN Switch Module (44X1905).
 

Non-IBM Systems: The IBM QLogic Pass-thru Module is supported on the following non-IBM platforms.

Software requirements

None; uses the BC operating system.

Compatibility

Use with BladeCenter Blade Server systems.

Supported with 8677, 8852, 8720, 8730, 8740, 8750 and 8886 blade systems.

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None


 
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Packaging

One box

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Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features of this product are:


 
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IBM direct terms and conditions

Features and options only

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

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. 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:


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

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

Product charges

                                            
                             SEO            
Description                  number         
 
QLogic 8 GB Intelligent      44X1907       
Pass-thru Module for IBM
BladeCenter
 
QLogic 20-port               44X1905       
8 Gb SAN Switch Module
for IBM BladeCenter
 
IBM 8 Gb SFP+ SW             44X1964       
Optical Transceiver
  

New product structure

The following are newly announced features associated with the following IBM BladeCenter Systems:

 
Description                                 MT   Model    Feature 
 
 8677-HC1                                  8677  HC1
 8852-HC1                                  8852  HC1
 8720-HC1                                  8720  HC1
 8730-HC1                                  8730  HC1
 8740-HC1                                  8740  HC1
 8750-HC1                                  8750  HC1
 
QLogic 8Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM           5482   
QLogic 8Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM in Bay 3  7065   
QLogic 8Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM in Bay 4  7066   
 
Qlogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter  5478    
Qlogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter  7061    
in Bay 3
Qlogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter  7062    
in Bay 4
 
IBM 8 Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver for IBM BladeCenter  5075    
 
 
The following are newly announced features associated with the
following IBM BladeCenter Systems:
 
Description                                    MT  Model  Feature 
 
 8852-HC1                                     8852  HC1
 
QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 8            7063   
QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 10           7064    
 
QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module in Bay 8         7067    
QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module in Bay 10        7068    
 
 
The following are newly announced features associated with the
following IBM BladeCenter Systems:
 
Description                                    MT   Model  Feature 
 
 8886-AC1                                     8886  AC1
 
QLogic 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter  5866  
QLogic 8 Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module for IBM           5868   
BladeCenter
IBM 8 Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver                       5056   
 

 
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