Emulex 8 Gb and QLogic 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Cards (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-283
May 26, 2009

 
 ENUS109-283.PDF (84KB)

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New 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Cards

CIOv (Combination I/O connection for vertical switch bays) cards provide I/O connection to vertically oriented I/O switch module bays in IBM® BladeCenter® H, S, and E chassis and can be used in combination with CFFh cards (Combination form factor adapters for BladeCenter H horizontal switch bays).

For technical support:


 
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The new Emulex and QLogic 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Cards (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter enable high-speed access for IBM blade servers to connect to a Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN). In addition to enabling the benefits of the PCIe architecture, these adapters are both based on the innovative CIOv form factor, which means that the blade server can also support additional I/O technologies such as additional NIC, Fibre, InfiniBand, and other adapters.

When compared to the previous-generation 4 Gb adapters, the new adapters help provide up to twice the throughput speeds for Fibre Channel traffic. This results in clients being able to manage increased amounts of data and possibly a reduced hardware expense; for example, in bandwidth-constrained Microsoft® Exchange environments, using 8 Gb adapters and switches, clients can deploy up to 68% less adapter and switch hardware to support the same number of users as 4 Gb. Additionally, each adapter features two ports from the blade server to the Fibre Channel switch, helping provide constant access to the SAN data.

The Emulex and QLogic cards:

Warranty: One year on both adapters


 
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Planned availability date
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June 30, 2009


 
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                                                        Option
                                                        part
Description                                             number
 
QLogic 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv)
for IBM BladeCenter                                     44X1945
 
Emulex 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv)
for IBM BladeCenter                                     46M6140

 
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Physical specifications
Operating environment
Agency approvals
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 Emulex and QLogic 8 Gb FC Expansion Cards are supported on the following IBM platform:

System name         Machine type          Model
 
IBM BladeCenter     7870                   All
 

Non-IBM systems: The Emulex and QLogic FC Expansion Cards are supported on the following non-IBM platforms.

System name       Machine type            Model
 
None
Software requirements

Appropriate BladeCenter operating systems.

Compatibility

The product is designed to maintain compatibility with supported IBM products. As a part of the ServerProven® program, System x® 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 System x and BladeCenter products can be accessed via the Web

http://www.ibm.com/pc

Refer to ServerProven for supported systems.

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

Planning information

Additional cable orders required: No

Approximate installation time: 60 minutes

Packaging

One box

Shipment group -- QLogic 8 Gb FC Expansion Card
Shipment group -- Emulex 8 Gb FC Expansion Card
Packaging dimensions and weight

Security, auditability, and control

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

Terms and conditions

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                              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 (CRU).

CRU Service

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 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) 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. 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, On-site Service.

Based upon availability, a CRU 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, and 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:

Emulex 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv), QLogic 8 Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card (CIOv)

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 System x 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. 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.

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.

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 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.

Accessing IBM online services

Visit the IBM Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/pc

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

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x
                                  Part
Description                       number      
 
QLogic 8 Gb Fibre Channel         44X1945     
Expansion Card (CIOv) for
IBM BladeCenter
 
Emulex 8 Gb Fibre Channel         46M6140     
Expansion Card (CIOv) for
IBM BladeCenter

 
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IBM Global Financing
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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

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

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

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

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/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

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

 

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