New Brocade 10-port and 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules, and Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver for IBM BladeCenter

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-592
August 25, 2009

 
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The Brocade 10-port and 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM® BladeCenter® deliver embedded Fibre Channel switching with the industry's fastest Fibre Channel throughput performance (8 Gb).

The 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver is a new high-speed device to support IBM BladeCenter systems.

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 8 Gb Fibre Channel.

Brocade 10-port and 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter

The Brocade 10-port and 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter deliver embedded Fibre Channel switching with the industry's fastest Fibre Channel throughput performance (8 Gb). This latest iteration of Fibre Channel speeds can deliver business benefits in virtually any server / storage workload, such as e-mail and database. The switches can be hot-plugged into the BladeCenter chassis, thereby helping keep your operations running. Because the switches are integrated, they free up rack space, reduce cabling, and have no need for SFP modules on the host side. The resulting savings is enough to cover much of your infrastructure cost, for example the BladeCenter chassis. The accompanying management application enables you to set up and deploy the switches quickly, while integration into IBM Director ensures that your management costs are kept optimized.

Brocade Enterprise 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module

The Brocade Enterprise 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module comes with Brocade's latest SAN management software to improve your SAN fabric management at a lower cost. This switch with included software will greatly benefit those customers who have Brocade SANs and are planning to upgrade their networks to the higher performance capability. The Brocade tool set includes Server Application Optimization, Adaptive Networking, Enterprise Group Management, Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, and Extended Fabric.

Function benefits:

Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver

This 8 Gb Fibre Channel SFP+ optical transceiver is a new high-speed device for IBM BladeCenter systems.

Warranty:

One year, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU), limited warranty


 
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IBM BladeCenter E, BladeCenter H, or BladeCenter HT chassis


 
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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.

Brocade 10-port and 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules

The Brocade 10- and 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter deliver embedded Fibre Channel switching with the industry's fastest Fibre Channel throughput performance (8 Gb). This latest iteration of Fibre Channel speeds can deliver business benefits in virtually any server / storage workload, such as e-mail and database. The switches can be hot-plugged into the BladeCenter chassis, thereby helping keep your operations running. Because the switches are integrated, they free up rack space, reduce cabling, and have no need for SFP modules on the host side. The resulting savings is enough to cover much of your infrastructure cost, for example the BladeCenter chassis. The accompanying management application enables you to set up and deploy switches quickly, while integration into IBM Director ensures that your management costs are kept optimized.

Brocade Enterprise 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module

The Brocade Enterprise 8Gb 20-port SAN Switch Module comes with Brocade's latest SAN management software to improve your SAN fabric management at a lower cost. This switch with included software will greatly benefit those customers who have Brocade SANs and are planning to upgrade their networks to the higher performance capability. The Brocade tool set includes Server Application Optimization, Adaptive Networking, Enterprise Group Management, Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, and Extended Fabric.

Function benefits:

Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver

This new 8 Gb high-speed Fibre Channel device supports BladeCenter servers.


 
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Option SEOs
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Description                                                 number 
 
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter   44X1920
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter   44X1921
Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver                     44X1962 
Brocade Enterprise 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for        42C1828
IBM BladeCenter
The following are newly announced features on the specified models 
of the IBM Systems 8677, 8852, 8740, and 8750 machine types:
 
Description                                       MT    Model Feature
 
IBM BladeCenter E Chassis                         8677  HC1
IBM BladeCenter H Chassis                         8852  HC1
 
IBM BladeCenter HT Chassis                        8740  HC1
IBM BladeCenter HT Chassis                        8750  HC1
 
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter      5481
 
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter      5483
 
Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver                        5084
 
 
 
The following are newly announced features on the specified models
of the IBM Systems 8677, 8740, 8750, and 8852 machine types:
 
Description                                       MT    Model Feature
 
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3    8677  HC1   0085
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3    8740  HC1
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3    8750  HC1
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3    8852  HC1
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4    8677  HC1   0086
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4    8740  HC1
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4    8750  HC1
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4    8852  HC1
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 7
Right                                             8852  HC1   0087
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 9
Right                                             8852  HC1   0088
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3    8677  HC1   0089
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3    8740  HC1
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3    8750  HC1
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3    8852  HC1
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4    8677  HC1   0090
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4    8740  HC1
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4    8750  HC1
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4    8852  HC1
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 7
Right                                             8852  HC1   0091
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 9
Right                                             8852  HC1   0092

 
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Physical specifications

Brocade 10-port (44X1921), 20-port (44X1920), and Enterprise 20-port (42C1828) 8Gb SAN Switch Modules:

Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver (44X1962):

Operating environment
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: These products are supported on the following IBM platforms.

System name                     Machine type
             BladeCenter E                    8677
             BladeCenter H                    8852
             BladeCenter HT                   8740, 8750
 
 

Non-IBM systems: None.

Software requirements

None; uses the BC operating system.

Compatibility

Use with BladeCenter Blade Server systems. Supported with 8677, 8740, 8750, and 8852 blade systems.

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

Planning information

Additional cable orders required: No

Approximate installation time: 10 minutes

Packaging

One box

Brocade 10-port (44X1921), 20-port (44X1920), and Enterprise 20-port (42C1828) 8Gb SAN Switch Modules:

Shipment group

Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver (44X1962)

Shipment group

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 year*
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.

* 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.

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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

Visit

http://www.ibm.com/
Placing the call to IBM

Within the United States, call the IBM Support Center at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).


 
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                             SEO             
Description                  number         
 
Brocade 20-port 8Gb          44X1920         
SAN Switch Module for
IBM BladeCenter
 
Brocade 10-port 8Gb          44X1921         
SAN Switch Module for
IBM BladeCenter
 
Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW          44X1962        
Optical Transceiver
 
Brocade Enterprise           42C1828         
20-port 8Gb SAN
Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter 

New product structure:

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System 8677 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model  Feature          Both         RP
                             number number           support  CSU MES
 
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3
                              HC1      0085          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4
                              HC1      0086          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3
                              HC1      0089          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4
                              HC1      0090          Initial
Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver
                              HC1      5084          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      5481          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      5483          Initial
 

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System 8740 machine type:

 
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model  Feature          Both         RP
                             number number           support  CSU MES
 
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3
                              HC1      0085          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4
                              HC1      0086          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3
                              HC1      0089          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4
                              HC1      0090          Initial
Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver
                              HC1      5084          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      5481          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      5483          Initial
 
 

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries® 8750 machine type:

 
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model  Feature          Both         RP
                             number number           support  CSU MES
 
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3
                              HC1      0085          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4
                              HC1      0086          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3
                              HC1      0089          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4
                              HC1      0090          Initial
Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver
                              HC1      5084          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      5481          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      5483          Initial
 
 

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

 
                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model  Feature          Both         RP
                             number number           support  CSU MES
 
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3
                              HC1      0085          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4
                              HC1      0086          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 7
Right
                              HC1      0087          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 9
Right
                              HC1      0088          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 3
                              HC1      0089          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 4
                              HC1      0090          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 7
Right
                              HC1      0091          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module in Bay 9
Right
                              HC1      0092          Initial
Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver
                              HC1      5084          Initial
Brocade 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      5481          Initial
Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      5483          Initial 
 

 
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