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Used Brocade 8470 Switch Module

Used Brocade 8470 Switch ModuleThe Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module and Brocade 2-Port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter are part of a leading Converged Ethernet solution for IBM BladeCenter that offers Fibre Channel investment protection, maximum bandwidth and performance, and simplicity in a converged environment. The Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module also features Dynamic Ports on Demand capability through the Port Upgrade Key. This capability allows you to enable any combination of Fibre Channel and Ethernet ports based on your infrastructure requirements, and to experience Converged Ethernet benefits without significant investment.

With the base model Converged 10GbE Switch Module, you can enable 16 of the 30 ports on the switch (eight 10Gb CEE external ports, eight 8Gb FC external ports, and 14x 10Gb CEE internal ports). If you purchase the Port Upgrade Key, you can enable all 30 ports on the Switch Module for a fully realized Converged Ethernet solution.

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The Brocade CNAs and Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter are the industry’s first truly converged FCoE BladeCenter solution with native Fibre Channel and Ethernet ports built into a single switch module. The converged switch module provides up-front reduction in SAN/LAN cost and complexity. It requires fewer adapters, switch modules and cabling, which means an up-front reduction in your network investment.

Part number information

Table 1 lists the part numbers to order these modules and additional options for them.
Table 1. IBM part numbers and feature codes for ordering

Description IBM part number IBM feature code
Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter 69Y1909 7656
Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver 49Y4216 0069
Brocade 8Gb SFP+ SW Optical Transceiver 44X1962 5084
Brocade 14-port Converged 10GbE Switch Port Upgrade 69Y1917 2425
Brocade ISL Trunking software upgrade 26K5607 4247
Brocade Fabric Watch software upgrade 45W0504 4398
Brocade Performance Monitor upgrade 45W0508 4248

Part number 69Y1909 include the following items:

  • One Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter (includes two 10GbE SFP+ modules standard)
  • IBM Important Notices document
  • IBM Warranty and Support Guide
  • One mini-USB console cable with serial connectors
  • BC-HT interposer gasket kit (used if the switch module is inserted in the BladeCenter HT chassis)
  • DB9 to RJ45 adapter
  • The IBM Documentation CD which contains the following documents:
    • Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter Installation and Users Guide
    • IBM Safety Information document (multilingual)
    • IBM Environmental Notices and Users Guide
    • Brocade EULA
    • Brocade CEE Admin guide
    • Brocade CEE CLI guide
    • Brocade MIBS manual

The base model of the Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module, 69Y1909, ships with 16 licensed ports. This module supports the Dynamic Ports on Demand (DPOD) feature, where ports are licensed as they come online independent of the port type. In the base model, two external CEE ports (ports 15 and 16) are pre-licensed and are pre-installed with two 10GbE optical transceivers. The remaining 14 licenses are available to be assigned to other internal or external ports. The 16 licensed ports may be any combination of external CEE ports, external FC ports, or internal CEE ports. After all the licenses have been assigned, you can manually move licenses from one port to another.

Additional ports can be activated by purchasing the Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Port Upgrade, part number 69Y1917. This upgrade option activates the license for the remaining 14 ports. All internal and external ports will then be licensed and can be used.

The switch ships standard with two small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) modules. Additional SFP+ transceivers can be ordered separately if required. Table 1 lists the transceivers that are supported.

Benefits and features

The Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module with a supported converged network adapter (CNA) provides these benefits:

  • Highly integrated BladeCenter switch module
    The Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module offers one of the industry’s best integrated I/O solutions. The compact design incorporates Ethernet and Fibre Channel switching and provides a total of 30 ports: eight external 10Gb Ethernet CEE ports for LAN connectivity and eight external 8Gb Fibre Channel ports for storage and SAN connectivity. With the high integration of this module, you can achieve all of your networking and storage I/O needs with a single module.
  • Unique flexible ports and server deployment
    The Dynamic Port on Demand (DPoD) feature of the Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module lets you activate any combination of internal or external ports. This means you can to balance server and I/O port assignments to accommodate the workloads of applications and satisfy business needs. DPoD gives you the ability to enable only 10GbE ports for networking needs, only Fibre Channel ports for storage support, or any combination of Ethernet and Fibre Channel ports
  • Support for Data Center Fabric ManagerIBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) is available for use with the switch. DCFM is fully integrated with IBM Systems Director for end-to-end data center management. A 75-day trial version and can be downloaded from:http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/san/b-type/dcfm/
  • Highest bandwidth and low latency
    The total available bandwidth of 144 Gbps (80 Gbps Ethernet and 65 Gbps Fibre Channel) accessible through external ports means the switch module can support high demanding applications and storage solutions. In addition to the high bandwidth available on external ports, the switch module supports an additional 140 Gbps on 14 internal 10GbE ports. The switch module uses cut-through and non-blocking to deliver high performance and low latency for demanding virtual applications and high speed environments.
  • Low total cost of ownership
    The highly integrated design delivers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). The Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module is two switches in one, Ethernet and Fibre Channel, which reduces the cost of acquisition. The switch module is built around a pay-as-you-go model that gives you a lower price entry point and lets you add ports as your business needs dictate. The switch module ships with two 10GbE SFP+ transceivers to further lower initial investments. Because it is designed for seamless integration into existing networking and storage environments, this module truly protects existing investments. Overall, with this integrated switch module, your server infrastructure will use fewer hardware components with lower costs and higher reliability, which further drives a lower TCO.

The converged switch modules have the following features:

  • Eight external 10 Gb Converged Enhanced Ethernet ports
  • Eight external auto-negotiated Fibre Channel ports (2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, or 8 Gbps)
  • 14 internal auto-negotiated 10 GbE ports (1 Gbps or 10 Gbps)
  • Two internal full-duplex 100 Mbps Ethernet interfaces for management purposes
  • One external RS232 console port with a mini-USB interface for serial console management
  • One external 10/100/1000 Mb RJ45 Ethernet copper port for debugging and field support
  • CEE features
    • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC): IEEE 802.1Qbb
    • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS): IEEE 802.1Qaz
    • Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX)
  • Layer 2 features
    • Layer 2 Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs): 4096
    • VLAN Encapsulation 802.1Q
    • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
    • Multiple Spanning Tree MSTP (802.1s): 16 instances
    • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) IEEE- 802.3ad
    • Brocade enhanced frame-based trunking
    • Advanced PortChannel hashing based on Layer 2, 3, and 4 information
    • Pause Frames (802.3x)
    • Storm Control (unicast, multicast, and broadcast)
    • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) RFC 826
  • Layer 2 security
    • Ingress Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • Standard and extended Layer 2 ACLs
    • VLAN-based ACLs (VACLs)
    • Port-based ACLs (PACLs)
    • ACL statistics
    • Port-based Network Access Control: IEEE 802.1X
  • Layer 2 Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Eight priority levels for QoS
    • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS)
    • Eight hardware queues per port
    • Per-port QoS configuration
    • CoS trust: IEEE 802.1p
    • Per-port Virtual Output Queuing
    • CoS-based egress queuing
    • Egress strict priority queuing
    • Egress port-based scheduling: Weighted Round-Robin (WRR)
  • Layer 3 features
    • Static IP routes
  • External Fibre Channel ports that can operate as F_ports (fabric ports), FL_ports (fabric loop ports), or E_ports (expansion ports)
  • FC fabric services
    • Simple Name Server (SNS)
    • Registered State Change Notification (RSCN)
    • Dynamic Path Selection (DPS)
    • Enhanced Group Management (EGM)
    • ISL Trunking (optional)
    • Fabric Watch (optional)
    • Advanced Performance Monitor (optional)
  • Power-on self-test diagnostics and status reporting

The following software features come with the switch modules:

  • Brocade Web Tools
  • 16-port licensing

The switch supports the following fabric management (all management connections go through the management module except direct serial connection, which goes through the mini-USB port):

  • Web interface through Web Tools
  • Command-line interface (CLI) through the Telnet program
  • A terminal emulation program connection to the mini-USB port interface
  • IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) application
  • Switch’s SNMP agent