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  • 1. PRS841 Last Updated 4 December 2008 – THIS COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN BP VERSION Client Name IBM BladeCenter Chassis S Pr oposal Contact Name Address Telephone Email address Date of proposal Client Logo Need Client's Permission
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IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Table of Contents Executive Summary......................................................................................................................1 Why IBM BladeCenter?.............................................................................................................1 IBM BladeCenter S Chassis.........................................................................................................3 Overview...................................................................................................................................3 Product Features.......................................................................................................................3 Hardware Summary..................................................................................................................4 IBM BladeCenter S at a glance...........................................................................................5 Competitive Advantages...........................................................................................................6 IBM BladeCenter Switch Options................................................................................................7 BladeCenter Open Fabric (I/O).................................................................................................7 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager............................................................................7 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager – Advanced upgrade..........................................8 IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager – Advanced upgrade for IBM Director................8 Ethernet Switch Modules..........................................................................................................8 Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for IBM BladeCenter..................................................8 Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G and 3110X for IBM BladeCenter............................9 Nortel 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter................................................9 Cisco Systems Fiber Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter...10 Nortel Layer 2/3 - 10 Gigabit Uplink Ethernet Switch Module..........................................11 Nortel Networks Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter......................................................................................................................11 Nortel Layer 2-7 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter...........................12 IBM Server Connectivity Module.......................................................................................12 Fiber Channel Switch Modules...............................................................................................13 Cisco 4Gb 10 and 20 port Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter...............13 Brocade 20-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel switch Module........................................................14 Brocade 10-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel switch Module........................................................14 QLogic Intelligent 8Gb Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Module for IBM BladeCenter..............15 QLogic Intelligent 4Gb Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Module for IBM BladeCenter..............15 QLogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter......................................16 QLogic 10-port and 20-port 4Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter..................16 InfiniBand Switch Modules......................................................................................................17 4X InfiniBand Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter.....................................................17 Cisco Systems 4X InfiniBand Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter.................................18 QLogic InfiniBand Ethernet Bridge Module for IBM BladeCenter.....................................18 QLogic InfiniBand Fibre Channel Bridge Module for IBM BladeCenter............................19 SAS I/O Switch Modules.........................................................................................................19 IBM BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module:...........................................................20 IBM BladeCenter SAS Connectivity Module :...................................................................20 Warranty and Support Options..................................................................................................22 Warranty Period......................................................................................................................22 Warranty Service Support Category.......................................................................................22 International Warranty Service (IWS)...............................................................................22 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is i subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 3. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is ii subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 4. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Figures Figure 1. Front view showing the key features of the BladeCenter S chassis......................4 Figure 2. Rear view showing the key features of the BladeCenter S chassis.......................5 Figure 3. Nortel 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module.........................................................................9 Figure 4. IBM Server Connectivity Module..............................................................................12 Figure 5. Cisco 4Gb 10 and 20 port Fibre Channel Switch Module.......................................13 Figure 6. Brocade 10-port and 20-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter.................................................................................................................................14 Figure 7. QLogic Intelligent 8Gb Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Module ....................................15 Figure 8. Qlogic Intelligent 4Gb Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Module.......................................15 Figure 9. QLogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules...............................................................16 Figure 10. QLogic 10-port and 20-port 4Gb SAN Switch Modules........................................16 Figure 11. 4X InfiniBand Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter.........................................17 Figure 12. Cisco Systems 4X InfiniBand Switch Module.......................................................18 Figure 13. Qlogic InfiniBand Ethernet Bridge Module............................................................18 Figure 14. Qlogic InfiniBand Fibre Channel Bridge Module..................................................19 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is iii subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 5. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Executive Summary Why IBM BladeCenter? All blades are not created equal. To many IT vendors, blades are a form factor change—just another way to package a 2- or 4-socket server. With a wide choice of compatible chassis, blade servers, storage and networking offerings, and solution providers, IBM delivers an innovative approach to blade design. You get an open solution that's easier to manage, uses less power, produces significantly less heat and is easier to set up and scale compared to traditional rack systems. http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/advantage/competitive.html To make the decision easy for you, here are twelve simple and compelling reasons. Chassis Flexibility: Provides a variety of chassis offerings to meet your specific needs - BladeCenter S, BladeCenter E, BladeCenter H, BladeCenter T, BladeCenter HT, Common set of blades, switches, I/O fabrics and management infrastructure Blade Server Flexibility: Provides a large selection of blades optimized for specific workloads - Intel® Xeon®, AMD Opteron, IBM POWER™, Cell BE™ Legacy application support: Provides a more seamless transition from industry-standard rack and/or tower servers to blade servers - PCI Expansion Module Next-generation local storage: Helps improve reliability - Solid State Drives (SSD) Storage flexibility: Provides choices to meet your specific storage needs - External: NAS, FC SAN, iSCSI SAN, SAS. - Internal: Solid State, Flash, SAS, SATA Redundancy: Helps provide end-to-end high availability - IBM designs its blades with redundant connections and its chassis with a redundant-path midplane Light Path Diagnostics: Helps improve reliability by identifying a component in need of maintenance—even without system power Light Path Diagnostics First Failure Data Capture: Helps simplify problem determination - First Failure Data Capture © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 1 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 6. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal 10Gb Ethernet: Delivers additional bandwidth between the blade, the chassis and the network - BladeCenter H, BladeCenter HT Integrated 4X InfiniBand: Provides a high-speed, low latency interconnect enabling I/O virtualization and HPC - Two ports/card, managed IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager: Helps reduce the time it takes to deploy servers, data and storage to minutes or hours instead of days or weeks. - Open Fabric Manager, Uses standard switches, single login across 100 chassis Power and cooling: Helps optimize resources and save money - PowerExecutive™ http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/advantage/advantage.html Other reference material: Success stories: http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/success/ BladeCenter: http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/ BladeCenter products: http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/products/ Benchmark Results: http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/bladecenter/benchmarks/series.html © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 2 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 7. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal IBM BladeCenter S Chassis  Integrates servers, storage, networking, I/O, and applications into a single chassis  Uses standard office power plugs with 100–240V, so you do not need a datacenter to take command of your data  Flexible modular technology integrates Intel®, and AMD Opteron processor- based blade servers supporting a wide range of operating systems  Comes with management tools that are open and easily integrated, allowing you to focus on your business, not your IT  Helps build greener IT infrastructures with powerful IBM® Cool Blue™ technology, and a portfolio of products and tools to help customers plan, manage and control power and cooling. Overview The IBM BladeCenter S (machine type 8886) is a departure from the rest of the BladeCenter family, because it is specifically designed to be used outside of the datacenter. Acting on feedback from the small to medium size marketplace, IBM created a chassis that has similar features to the other models, but in a much more flexible and customizable form factor. The BladeCenter S leverages the existing product portfolio of the BladeCenter family, as well as adding a few new model- specific options. One of the most unique aspects of the BladeCenter S is its onboard SAS/SATA storage capability. The chassis can accommodate up to six 3.5 inch hard drives in its standard storage module and six more with an additional storage module. The disks can easily and quickly be assigned directly to blades using built-in predefined configurations or through user definable custom configurations. Another new feature introduced with the BladeCenter S is the ability to use 110 V electrical power, which is of particular interest to U.S.-based clients. Previously, all BladeCenters required 220 V connections, which is readily available in most datacenters. Most small to medium size offices in the U.S. operate on standard 110 V power only, and although 220 V power is available, it is typically available only at circuit breakers. To accommodate the growing diversity of office locations and facility amenities, the BladeCenter S was designed with the ability to operate on either 110 V or 220 V power using its autosensing power supplies. BladeCenter S offers a broad range of storage and networking options integrated into the chassis to simplify infrastructure complexity and manageability while helping lower total cost of ownership. Product Features  First BladeCenter chassis built specifically for the office and distributed enterprise environment © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 3 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 8. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal  Open and easy management tools deliver advanced, proactive management, providing rich and broad systems management capabilities  Predictive Failure Analysis® helps save you time and money by helping decrease unplanned downtime  Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ helps maintain the health of your system by keeping internal components cool Hardware Summary  7U rack-optimized chassis  Up to six blade server bays  Up to 12 SAS (3.6 TB1) or 12 SATA (9 TB) or an intermix of the two disks  Hot-swap and redundant switch modules supporting SAS, Gigabit Ethernet, and Fibre Channel options  Up to four hot-swap and redundant load-balancing power supply modules  High-availability midplane helps enable increased uptime and investment protection for future technologies http://www.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/blades/index.html Figure 1. Front view showing the key features of the BladeCenter S chassis © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 4 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 9. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Figure 2. Rear view showing the key features of the BladeCenter S chassis IBM BladeCenter S at a glance Feature Specification Form factor Rack/7U, high-availability midplane Blade bays Up to six 2-processor and up to three 4-processor Disk bays Up to 12 SAS or 12 SATA, or an intermix of the two Standard media CD-RW/DVD-ROM accessible from each blade server Switch modules SAS, Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel switch modules available Power supply module Up to four (hot-swap, auto-sensing, and redundant 950W/1450W with load-balancing and failover capabilities) Cooling modules 4 hot-swap and redundant blowers standard Systems management hardware 1 management module standard I/O ports Keyboard, video, mouse, Ethernet, USB Systems management software Open and easy systems management and trial deployment tools Predictive Failure Analysis Hard disk drives, processors, blowers, memory Light path diagnostics Blade server, processor, memory, power supplies, blowers, switch module, management module, hard disk drives and expansion card Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty External storage Support for IBM System Storage solutions (including DS and NAS family of products) and many widely adopted non-IBM storage offerings © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 5 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 10. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Competitive Advantages IBM's innovative approach to blades delivers a new kind of IT building block that helps improve reliability, accessibility, and serviceability. The result is a blade solution that:  Is easier to manage  Uses less power  Produces significantly less heat  Has longer life spans  Is easy to set up and scale The table below illustrates how IBM's BladeCenter solutions provide advantages over Dell and HP's blade systems. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 6 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 11. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Feature Benefit IBM Dell HP M1000e (c- IBM class) Support for AMD, Intel, Power and Cell X Processor flexibility processors in blades Portfolio of five Chassis which can X Chassis flexibility support common blades and switches Superior power and cooling efficiency X Power and cooling costs in two way and four way blade systems Hot-swappable fans or blowers can be X X X Hot swap cooling replaced while the system is online Efficient energy management at a X X X Integrated power supply chassis level Investment protection for future X High-availability redundant- technologies path midplane Flexibility to install software and X Integrated media drivers locally, as well as remotely Create a wide range of high- X x x 4GB fibre channel switch performance SAN solutions modules Create a wide range of high- X X 8GB fibre channel switch performance SAN solutions modules Pinpoint a specific failing component X Light path diagnostics (even without system power) BladeCenter Switch Options BladeCenter Open Fabric (I/O) IBM® BladeCenter® Open Fabric Manager allows you to simplify blade deployment, re-deployment and expansion. This software can be deployed on both new and on existing BladeCenters through firmware upgrades, helping you protect your current BladeCenter investments and giving you the flexibility to deploy precisely the solution you need to help your business simplify I/O. IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager  Advanced Management Module (AMM) based utility helps simplify BladeCenter I/ O management.  Manage up to 100 Chassis from a single Advanced Management Module.  Reduce blade deployment by pre-assigning LAN and SAN addresses for up to 1400 blades.  Operational across all chassis, switch modules and HS21, LS21 and LS41 blade servers.  Prerequisite for optional upgrades listed below. Part number: 44W3981. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 7 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 12. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager – Advanced upgrade • Standalone Utility which provides single point of I/O address management and server workload virtualization. • Create Event Action Plans for customer defined failover or other planned server repurposing scenarios. • Automatically migrate I/O parameters between servers and across chassis for up to 1400 blades based on a pre-defined trigger event. • 44W3981 is a prerequisite for this optional upgrade. Part number: 6C3551. IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager – Advanced upgrade for IBM Director  For customers with IBM Systems Director, this option provides the same benefits and functionality as part number 46C3551, as an IBM Director extension.  44W3981 is a prerequisite for this optional upgrade. Part number: 46C3552. Ethernet Switch Modules Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for IBM BladeCenter  Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 provides four external 1Gb ports and fourteen internal 1Gb ports  Operates in standard I/O module bay across all chassis types  Fully compatible with Open Fabric Manager – enabled for I/O virtualization with no changes required in switch module during installation or after blade replacement or failover  Supports Layer 2 and basic Layer 3 switching (static routing and RIP)  Common management with external Cisco switches via IOS Command Line Interface and CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution Part number 43W4395. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 8 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 13. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G and 3110X for IBM BladeCenter  Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110G provides four external 1Gb ports and fourteen internal 1Gb ports  Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3110X provides one external 10Gb uplink port and 14 internal 1Gb ports  Perfect for large enterprises where Cisco’s VBS technology enables rack-level link consolidation and switch management  Fully compatible with Open Fabric Manager – enabled for I/O virtualization with no changes required in switch module during installation or after sever blade replacement or failover  Base switch supports Layer 2 and basic Layer 3 switching. IP Services S/W upgrade enables OSPF and BGP routing. Advanced I/P Services S/W upgrade enables IPv6n  Operates in standard I/O module bay across BladeCenter E, H, T, and HT chassis types  Separately available are two optional S/W keys for the Cisco Catalyst 3110 switch modules: – 43W4434 – I/P Services S/W Upgrade License (Advanced Layer 3 Support) – 43W4435 – Advanced I/P Services S/W Upgrade License (IPv6 Support) Part numbers 41Y8523 & 41Y8522 Nortel 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter Figure 3. Nortel 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 9 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 14. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal  Delivers high-bandwidth and time-sensitive switching for applications such as VoIP and IPTV with non-blocking 20-port 10 Gbps fabric for IBM® BladeCenter® H  Provides 6 external 10Gb ports and 14 internal 10Gb ports and a dedicated 1Gb management port  Simplifies deployment and help reduce costs by integrating Layer 2-3 LAN switching and routing into a single BladeCenter chassis  Maintain system uptime with high availability and resilience with with L2 failover, Uplink Fast, Spanning Tree, Multiple and Rapid Spanning Tree, Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and Equal Cost Multiple Routing (ECMP) for OSPF  Standard-based VLANs for traffic segregation. Advanced filtering. Support for RADIUS, TACACS/TACACS+, and 802.1x for port security ensures end-to-end data integrity  Flexible and simple management via web browser or industry-standard CLI  Offers dual 10Gb Ethernet connections to each server blade when used in conjunction with the dual-port NetXen 10G Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter  Part number: 39Y9267 Cisco Systems Fiber Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter  Cisco Intelligent Ethernet Switch Module provides four external 1Gb ports and fourteen internal 1Gb ports  Supports high availability networks through support of advanced Layer 2 protocols, STP and trunk failover functionality  Helps optimize delivery through support of multicast protocols such as IGMP snooping  Helps ease network management through support of Cisco IOS, CiscoWorks, and Cluster Management System  Helps ensure network security through support of RADIUS, TACACS+, 802.1x and other authentication protocols  Alternative version available with SFP-based external ports for fiber connectivity (SFPs available from Cisco)  Part number: 32R1892 & 32R1888 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 10 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 15. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Nortel Layer 2/3 - 10 Gigabit Uplink Ethernet Switch Module  Three 10G uplinks at line-speed provide maximum bandwidth to any BladeCenter chassis  Industry-standard ACLs, advanced traffic management, dynamic routing with RIP, OSPF, BGP and VRRP. Unmatched network-wide Quality of Service for time-sensitive applications such as VOIP and IPTV  High Availability with L2 failover, Uplink Fast, Spanning Tree, Multiple and Rapid Spanning Tree, Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and Equal Cost Multiple Routing (ECMP) for OSPF  Standard-based VLANs for traffic segregation. Advanced filtering. Support for RADIUS, TACACS/TACACS+, and 802.1x for port security ensures end-to-end data integrity  Flexible and simple management via web browser or industry-standard CLI  Fully compatible with Open Fabric Manager – enabled for I/O virtualization with no changes required in switch module during installation or after blade replacement or failover  Part number: 32R1783. Nortel Networks Layer 2/3 Copper and Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter  Offers 6 six copper uplinks and strong price/performance benefits  Delivers complete Layer 2 and 3 functionality - routing, filtering, traffic queuing  Better serves the processing demands of bandwidth- intensive applications  Provides port flexibility and traffic management to improve maintenance © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 11 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 16. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal  Fully compatible with Open Fabric Manager – enabled for I/O virtualization with no changes required in switch module during installation or after blade replacement or failover  Alternative version available with SFP-based external ports for fiber connectivity (SFPs included)  Part number: 32R1860 & 32R1861 Nortel Layer 2-7 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter  Integrates Layer 2/3 Ethernet connectivity with Layer 4-7 application and server load balancing in single switch module  Increases application availability and performance via network-based application failover  Fully compatible with Open Fabric Manager – enabled for I/O virtualization with no changes required in switch module during installation or after blade replacement or failover  Enhanced server security  Part number: 32R1859. IBM Server Connectivity Module Figure 4. IBM Server Connectivity Module  Serves the needs of Small and Medium Business customers  Easy to install, configure, and manage through an easy-to-use browser-based interface  Ideal for environments where a separation between the server and networking domains is preferred  Part number: 39Y9324 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 12 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 17. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Fiber Channel Switch Modules Cisco 4Gb 10 and 20 port Fibre Channel Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter Figure 5. Cisco 4Gb 10 and 20 port Fibre Channel Switch Module Enables high-performance end-to-end 1, 2 and 4 Gigabits per second SAN solutions for the data center:  Affordable 10-port and 20-port offerings available for Small, Medium and Large Enterprise business needs  Exciting addition to the Cisco Ethernet and MDS family of products  Includes Tivoli SAN manager enhancements to better manage MDS9000 with integrated IBM SAN Volume Controller  10-port upgrade available for on demand scaling to a 20-port switch  Cisco Saps are required  41Y8600 — Long-wave  41Y8598 — Short wave  41Y8596 — Short wave 4-pack  Part numbers: 39Y9284 & 39Y9280 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 13 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 18. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Brocade 20-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel switch Module Figure 6. Brocade 10-port and 20-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter  Enables high-performance end-to-end 1, 2, and 4 Gigabits per second SAN solutions for the data center  20-port offering for Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise business needs  Easy-to-use non-disruptive upgrade doubles the 10-port switch connectivity to 20-ports when your business needs change  Integrates NPIV and the Brocade SAN fabric to simplify deployment/management and reduce infrastructure complexity and total cost of ownership  Utilizes Brocades proven Silkworm technology and fully backward compatible and interoperable with Silkworm and IBM TotalStorage® b-type SAN switches  Part number: 32R1812. Brocade 10-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel switch Module The Brocade 10-port 4 Gb Fibre Channel Switch Module, has almost the same features and functions as a Brocade 20-port switch except the number of activated ports. The 10-port switch has internal ports active to the first seven blade bays only, and the first three external ports active.  Part number: 32R1813 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 14 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 19. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal QLogic Intelligent 8Gb Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Module for IBM BladeCenter Figure 7. QLogic Intelligent 8Gb Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Module Product features:  Get double throughput from this new 8Gb solution, an alternative to traditional optical pass-thru module  Bandwidth: 6 external 8Gb ports  Compatibility: Supported across all BladeCenter Chassis and Multi-switch interconnect modules.  Management: Provides open, standards-based NPIV interface simplifying SAN interoperability and scalability.  Part number: 44X1907 QLogic Intelligent 4Gb Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Module for IBM BladeCenter Figure 8. Qlogic Intelligent 4Gb Pass-Thru Fibre Channel Module  Easy-to-use 20-port module provides open, standards-based NPIV interface - simplifies SAN interoperability and scalability  Affordable 4Gb solution delivers alternative to traditional optical pass-thru module providing link consolidation with up to 6 uplinks  Upgradeable via software keys allowing for full fabric switch functionality and direct attach to tape or disk storage  The pass-thru module is a Fibre Channel component that has Node port ID virtualization (NPIV) functionality and contains 20 ports: – 14 internal transparent host (TH) ports to connect to the blade-server bays in the BladeCenter unit © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 15 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 20. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal – Six external transparent fabric (TF) Fibre Channel user ports to connect to external Fibre Channel devices.  Part number: 43W6723 QLogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter Figure 9. QLogic 20-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules Product features: Get double throughput from this new 20-port offerings, enabling high-performance 2, 4, and 8 Gigabits per second SAN solutions and provides interoperability in open mode leveraging standards-compliant (FC-SW2 & FC-SW3) SANs.  Bandwidth: 20 external 8Gbps ports  Compatibility: 20 port switch module is supported on BladeCenter E, H, T and HT Chassis and Multi-switch interconnect modules  Management: QLogic's SANsurfer Management Suite eases installation, configuration and management of your SAN infrastructure.  Part number: 44X1905 QLogic 10-port and 20-port 4Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter Figure 10. QLogic 10-port and 20-port 4Gb SAN Switch Modules  Enables high-performance end-to-end 1, 2 and 4 Gigabits per second SAN solutions © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 16 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 21. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal  Provides interoperability in open mode leveraging standards-compliant (FC-SW2 & FC-SW3) SANs  Affordable 10-port and 20-port offerings available - ideal for Small, Medium and Enterprise business needs  Easy-to-use software upgrade doubles your 10-port switch connectivity to 20- ports for on demand scalability  Included with every switch, QLogic's SANsurfer Management Suite eases installation, configuration and management of your SAN infrastructure - all from one GUI  Part numbers: 43W6724 & 43W6725. http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/hardware/openfabric/fibrechannel.ht ml InfiniBand Switch Modules IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric is designed to be EASY supporting the communication protocols your business relies on within a management framework that helps you reduce complexity and manage risk. Integrated across all blades, switches and chassis, BladeCenter Open Fabric is the RIGHT choice to simplify blade I/O management and deployment so you can concentrate on realizing innovation in your business. 4X InfiniBand Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter. Figure 11. 4X InfiniBand Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter  Delivers highest chassis throughput and performance in the industry. Especially important in High Performance Computing environments, this module enables BladeCenter server systems to form high-performance clusters and grids that deliver the performance required to realize the full potential of next-generations applications and systems.  Combined with DDR HCAs, this module provides 14 4x DDR ports of connectivity to blades and 14 4x DDR external ports from the BladeCenter H chassis  Supports Message Passing Interface (MPI), IP over InfiniBand (IPoIB), and Sockets Direct Protocol (SDP), which use InfiniBand Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) to support the most demanding high-performance computing applications and high-performance database clusters. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 17 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 22. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal  Separately available are three DDR HCAs: – 43W4423 — DDR HCA with Open Fabric – 43W4421 — DDR HCA with Cisco Drivers – 43W4420 — DDR HCA with Voltaire Drivers  Part number: 43W4419 Cisco Systems 4X InfiniBand Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter Figure 12. Cisco Systems 4X InfiniBand Switch Module  Delivers high performance, low-latency server switching required to enable BladeCenter server systems to form high-performance clusters and grids that deliver the performance required to realize the full potential of next-generations applications and systems.  Provides 14 ports of 10-Gbps (4X) server connectivity to blades with less than 200 nanoseconds (ns) port to port latency and 8 equivalent 4X external ports from the BladeCenter H chassis  Supports Message Passing Interface (MPI), IP over InfiniBand (IPoIB), and Sockets Direct Protocol (SDP), which use InfiniBand Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) to support the most demanding high-performance computing applications and high-performance database clusters.  Integrated with Cisco's latest release of Vframe - server fabric virtualization software - which offers rapid provisioning and real time re-hosting of server and network interfaces with policy based utilization and high availability rules.  Part number: 32R1756 QLogic InfiniBand Ethernet Bridge Module for IBM BladeCenter Figure 13. Qlogic InfiniBand Ethernet Bridge Module  Enables InfiniBand within the chassis while seamlessly connecting the chassis to the external Ethernet network. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 18 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 23. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal  Used in conjunction with the Cisco 4X InfiniBand Switch module and provides up to six 1 Gb Ethernet connections to the external network.  Bridges enable consolidation of LAN and SAN connectivity for an entire data cluster to a single fabric.  Leverages powerful I/O capability of BladeCenter H without any reduction in switching capacity.  Part number: 39Y9207 QLogic InfiniBand Fibre Channel Bridge Module for IBM BladeCenter Figure 14. Qlogic InfiniBand Fibre Channel Bridge Module  Enables InfiniBand within the chassis while seamlessly connecting the chassis to the external Fibre Channel fabric.  Used in conjunction with the Cisco 4X InfiniBand Switch module and provides up to six 4 Gb Fibre Channel connections to the external network.  Bridges enable consolidation of LAN and SAN connectivity for an entire data cluster to a single fabric.  Leverages powerful I/O capability of BladeCenter H without any reduction in switching capacity.  Part number: 39Y9211 SAS I/O Switch Modules IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric provides industry-leading SAS switch modules offering affordable, yet powerful 3Gbps SAN Storage for your BladeCenter systems. Developed by IBM and designed to provide flexible storage options for the whole IBM BladeCenter portfolio, this SAS I/O family provides unprecedented performance and ease of use to help your business run better. http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/hardware/openfabric/sas.html © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 19 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 24. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal IBM BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module: The IBM BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module enables a fully redundant Storage Area Network (SAN) based on the high-performance, fully duplex 3Gbps technology. With this innovative solution, small offices across the world can benefit from blades, SAN storage, networking, and management, all integrated into a neat BladeCenter S chassis. Features include:  Fully redundant SAN integrated into BladeCenter S chassis  High-performance, fully duplex, 3Gbps speeds  Support for RAID 0, 1, 10, & 5  Supports two disk storage modules (DSM) with up to 12 x 3.5in SAS or Nearline SAS drives  Part number: 43W3584 IBM BladeCenter SAS Connectivity Module : The IBM BladeCenter SAS Connectivity Module is a high-performance 3Gbps SAS based pass-thru module that enables broad storage functionality for all BladeCenter chassis. Features include:  Enables up to twelve 3.5" SAS or SATA disks in BladeCenter S using the Disk Storage Module (DSM)  Enables use of entry storage products such as IBM System Storage DS3200 with BladeCenter chassis  Two switches enable fully redundant capability in BladeCenter chassis  High-performance, fully duplex, 3Gbps speeds  Part number: 39Y9195 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 20 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 25. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 21 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 26. IBM BladeCenter Chassis Proposal Warranty and Support Options Warranty Period  System Hardware -- Three year, limited warranty1; an optional one year warranty is available via special bid  Optional Features – One year For a copy of applicable product warranties, write to: Warranty Information, P.O. Box 12195, RTP, NC, 27709, Attn: Dept JDJA/B203 Alternatively, this information is also available by calling 1-800-772-2227. IBM® makes no representation or warranty regarding third party products or services. Warranty Service Support Category  Systems -- IBM On-Site2 Repair (IOR), 8am -- 5pm, Monday through Friday, next business day response  Optional Features -- Designated as Customer Carry-in Exchange/Repair (CCE/CCR) Note: Optional features initially installed with an IBM System x™ server carry the same warranty and warranty service support category as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, optional features carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty whichever is greater. International Warranty Service (IWS) International Warranty Service (IWS) is available during the warranty period to eligible customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized to perform warranty service. An eligible IBM computer is identified by its four-digit machine type. With IWS:  You can obtain service through the method of service, such as depot, carry-in or on-site, provided in the servicing country.  Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries.  Service centers in certain countries may not be able to service all models of a particular machine type.  Some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service. (1) For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit: http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/ (2) Telephone support may be subject to additional charges. For on-site labor, IBM will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a technician. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 22 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.