ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitchDatasheet
Cloud-optimized 25Gb/100Gb Ethernet aggregation leaf switch
The Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch is part of the Lenovo Top of Rack (ToR) RackSwitch enterprise switch family, tested and validated with Lenovo reference architectures to provide the best integration possible for Lenovo servers, storage, and networking in the data center. Lenovo XClarity provides single-pane-of-glass management for the Lenovo data center. Lenovo RackSwitches interoperate seamlessly with other vendors’ servers, networking, and management.
Data Center Optimized Networking
The NE2572 is optimized for enterprise data centers with features, such as:
- Software Defined Data Center interfaces ensure smooth interoperability with popular enterprise management applications.
- Nutanix Prism with Lenovo Network Orchestrator automates vlan changes to improve uptime and network security.
- VMware vRealize Log Insight collects logs and events to determine root cause and produce reports across multiple devices and vendors.
- VMware vRealize Network Orchestrator helps deploy workflows to automate complex IT processes.
- As a Microsoft Azure Stack solution partner, BGP, DCP, and switch-independent teaming deliver seamless interoperability.
- Open Architecture: NE2572 supports automation and control while integrating with industry-standard applications and APIs, such as REST, OpenStack, OpenContrail, and Ansible.
- OpenStack controls diverse pools of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout the data center.
- Ansible automation frees up operations teams for more strategic work.
- Resiliency: NE2572 offers outstanding fault tolerance with one of the quickest high-availability failovers in the industry so running applications are less likely to require a restart.
NE2572 is an extremely cost-effective switch for high-end 25GbE hybrid cloud data center applications. It offers the following reduced costs:
- All software, management plugins, and XClarity Administrator are included in the purchase price.
- Switches come with a 3-year warranty and include free software updates and upgrades.
- Lower power consumption reduces operating expenses.
48x 25Gb Ethernet ports supporting various combinations of:
6x 100Gb Ethernet ports supporting various combination of:
|Performance||Line-rate performance, up to 3.6Tbps aggregated throughput, as low as 480 ns (QSFP28) or 535 ns (SPP28) port-to-port switching latency, up to 2,678 Million packets per second (Mpps) (64-byte packets), up to 9,216-byte jumbo frames, buffer size: 22MB|
|Virtualization||VLAG, SDN Ready|
|Cooling||Front-to-rear or rear-to-front cooling, six variable-speed hot-swap fan assemblies that provide N+1 cooling redundancy|
|Power||Dual load-sharing hot-swap internal power modules, 213W typical / 289W maximum consumption|
|Management Software Supported||Lenovo XClarity, VMware, OpenStack, Nutanix, Ganglia|
|Automation||Ansible, Chef, Puppet|
|API||Python, REST, Telemetry|
|Limited Warranty||3-year customer replaceable unit and software warranty|
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For More Information
To learn more about the Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572 RackSwitch, contact your Lenovo representative or Business Partner or visit: lenovo.com/networking. For detailed specifictions, consult the NE2572 Product Guide.
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Document number DS0010, published December 11, 2017. For the latest version, go to lenovopress.com/ds0010.