10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenterProduct Guide (withdrawn product)

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Abstract

The 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenter is ideal for clients looking to enable end-to-end non-blocking 10Gb setup within the chassis. This device supports both Ethernet and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) packets, which allows clients to connect a BladeCenter Chassis to an FCoE-capable top-of-rack switch.

Note: This option is withdrawn from marketing.

Introduction

The 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenter is ideal for clients looking to enable end-to-end non-blocking 10Gb setup within the chassis. This device supports both Ethernet and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE ) packets, which allows clients to connect a BladeCenter Chassis to an FCoE-capable top-of-rack switch.

The 14 10Gb Uplink ports are based on optical SFP+ technology to offer the highest performance while maintaining industry standard connectivity. This offering will also work with BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager, providing all the benefits of I/O Virtualization at 10Gb speeds.

Figure 1 shows the pass-thru module.

10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenter
Figure 1. 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenter

Did you know?

Clients can use this module along with the 2-port 10 Gb Converged Network Adapter (CNA) and connect to a converged top-of-rack switch such as the RackSwitch G8264CS. This setup allows clients to reduce hardware, as well as power and cooling costs, while boosting performance by operating at 10 Gb bandwidth.

Part number information

Table 1 shows the part numbers to order this module and additional options.

Table 1. Part number and feature code for ordering

Description Part number Feature code
10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenter 46M6181* 1641
SFP+ SR Transceiver 46C3447 5053
10GBase-SR 10GbE 850 nm Fiber SFP+ Transceiver 44W4408* 4942

* Withdrawn from marketing, not available for ordering.

The module part numbers include the following items:

  • 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module
  • One HSSM filler module
  • Documentation package

Note: SFP+ (small form-factor pluggable plus) transceivers are not included and must be purchased separately.

Features and specifications

The 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module includes the following features and functions:

  • Single-wide high-speed switch module
  • 14 internal 10Gb ports to the server blades (no auto-negotiation)
  • Up to fourteen 10Gb SFP+ uplink ports (SFP+ modules are not included)
  • Support for SR, LR, and DAC copper cables
  • Direct one-to-one mappings of external and internal ports (no configuration required)
  • Simple setup and monitoring through advanced management module
  • Management-module inter-integrated Circuit (I2C) interface that provides vital product data (VPD) and register access
  • Provides self-test and diagnostics capability
  • No Serial over LAN (SOL) support

Supported BladeCenter chassis and expansion cards

The 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module is supported in the BladeCenter chassis listed in Table 2.

Table 2. BladeCenter chassis that support the 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module
    BladeCenter S BladeCenter E BladeCenter H BladeCenter T BladeCenter HT MSIM MSIM-HT
10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module 46M6181 N N Y N Y N N

The BladeCenter H and HT chassis have the following bays:

  • BladeCenter H has four standard I/O bays (1, 2, 3, and 4), two bridge bays (5 and 6), and four high-speed bays (7, 8, 9, and 10)
  • BladeCenter HT has four standard I/O bays (1, 2, 3, and 4) and four high-speed bays (7, 8, 9, and 10)

The 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module fits in one of the high-speed I/O bay (bays 7-10).

Table 3 lists the expansion cards that the 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module supports. This table also lists the chassis bays in which the switch module must be installed when used with each expansion card.

Table 3. 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module and BladeCenter chassis I/O bays support
    Bay 1 (Standard) Bay 2 (Standard) Bay 3 (Standard) Bay 4 (Standard) Bay 5 (Bridge) Bay 6 (Bridge) Bay 7 (High-speed) Bay 8 (High-speed) Bay 9 (High-speed) Bay 10 (High-speed)
2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) 44W4479 N N N N N N N N N N
Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 2-port Ethernet Exp. Card 46M6168 N N N N N N Y N Y N
Broadcom 10 Gb Gen 2 4-port Ethernet Exp. Card 46M6164 N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
Broadcom 10Gb 2-port Ethernet Expansion Card 44W4466 N N N N N N N N N N
Broadcom 10Gb 4-port Ethernet Expansion Card 44W4465 N N N N N N N N N N
Broadcom 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter 81Y3133 N N N N N N Y N Y N
Brocade 2-port 10GbE CNA (CFFh) 81Y1650 N N N N N N N N N N
Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter 49Y4235 N N N N N N N N N N
Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced 49Y4275 N N N N N N N N N N
Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II 90Y3550 N N N N N N Y N Y N
Emulex 10GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter II Advanced 90Y3566 N N N N N N Y N Y N
Emulex 10GbE VFA II for BladeCenter HS23 81Y3120 N N N N N N N Y N Y
Emulex 10GbE VFA Advanced II for BladeCenter HS23 90Y9332 N N N N N N N Y N Y
HS23 Integrated 10Gb Virtual Fabric LOM None N N N N N N Y N Y N
Intel 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Expansion Card 42C1810 N N N N N N N N N N
Mellanox 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Expansion Card 90Y3570 N N N N N N N N N N
NetXen 10Gb Ethernet Expansion Card 39Y9271 N N N N N N N N N N
QLogic 2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter 42C1830 N N N N N N Y N Y N
QLogic 2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter 00Y3280 N N N N N N Y N Y N
QLogic 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter 00Y3332 N N N N N N Y N Y N
QLogic 10Gb Virtual Fabric CNA 00Y5618 N N N N N N Y N Y N
QLogic Ethernet and 4Gb FC Card (CFFh) 39Y9306 N N N N N N N N N N
QLogic Ethernet and 8Gb FC Card (CFFh) 44X1940 N N N N N N N N N N

Connectors and LEDs

The following figure shows the front panel of the 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module and the numbering of the ports when installed in a BladeCenter H chassis. When the module is installed in a BladeCenter H chassis, the ports and LEDs are numbered from right to left, as shown in the figure.

Front panel of the 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenter H chassis
Figure 4. Front panel of the 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenter H chassis

The following figure shows the numbering of the ports when installed in a BladeCenter HT chassis. When the module is installed in a BladeCenter HT unit, the ports and LEDs are numbered from left to right, as shown in the figure.

Front panel of the 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenter HT chassis
Figure 5. Front panel of the 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module for BladeCenter HT chassis

The front panel contains the following components:

  • LEDs display the status of the pass-thru module and the network:
    • OK (indicating that the switch module has passed the power-on self-test (POST) with no critical faults and is operational)
    • Pass-thru module error (indicating that the switch module has failed the POST or detected an operational fault).
  • 14 SFP+ port connectors to attach SFP+ modules.
  • Each external SFP+ port on the pass-thru module contains an link status LED - the port number associated with each LED is indicated in Figures 4 and 5.

Network cabling requirements

The following network cables are required for the 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module:

  • 10GBASE-SR for 10Gb ports: 850 Nm wavelength, multimode fiber, 50 µ or 62.5 µ (300 meters maximum), with LC duplex connector

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