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  1. 1. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Ethernet connectivity and options<br />
  2. 2. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Unit objectives<br />After completing this unit, you should be able to:<br />List the BladeCenter components required for Ethernet connectivity<br />Name the management components supporting Ethernet switch modules<br />Select the Ethernet I/O switch module to meet a specific requirement<br />List the components required to provide additional Ethernet connectivity to a blade server<br />Identify the method used to provide blade server Ethernet connection redundancy <br />
  3. 3. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />BladeCenter chassis I/O overview<br />BladeCenter chassis I/O overview <br />Internal chassis traffic flow<br />Switch I/O module management connectivity<br />BNT (Nortel) Ethernet switch I/O modules<br />Server connectivity module<br />Pass-thru module<br />High speed I/O modules overview<br />Ethernet expansion cards<br />
  4. 4. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />BladeCenter chassis overview: Switching path<br />BladeCenter Chassis Physical Components<br />
  5. 5. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Chassis overview: Gigabit Ethernet routing<br />SW Module 1<br />1………..14<br />SW Module 3<br />1………..14<br />SERDES Ethernet<br />Line 1<br />Midplane (Upper Section)<br />Line 3<br />Network Interface<br />Expansion Card<br />Line 4<br />Midplane (Lower Section)<br />Line 2<br />SERDES Ethernet<br />Processor blade #1<br />1………..14<br />SW Module 4<br />1………..14<br />SW Module 2<br />
  6. 6. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Chassis overview: Ethernet port assignments (1 of 2)<br />Top ESM <br />(<br />Bay <br />1<br />)<br /> ESM<br />External <br />uplinks<br /> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Mgt 1 Mgt 2 <br />Eth<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br /> MM<br />1<br />Eth<br />0<br />Uplink<br />MM<br />1<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />4<br />0<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />6<br />7<br />8<br />9<br />MM<br />2<br /> MM<br />2<br />Eth<br />0<br />Uplink<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />Eth<br />1<br /> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Mgt 1 Mgt 2<br /> ESM<br />External <br />uplinks<br /> Bottom ESM <br />(<br />Bay <br />2<br />)<br />BladeCenter Chassis<br />
  7. 7. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Chassis overview: Ethernet port assignments (2 of 2)<br />Top ESM <br />(<br />Bay <br />1<br />)<br /> ESM<br />External <br />uplinks<br /> 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 Mgt 1 <br />Eth<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br /> MM<br />1<br />Eth<br />0<br />Uplink<br />MM<br />1<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />B<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />S<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />6<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />2<br />BladeCenter S Chassis<br />
  8. 8. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Internal chassis traffic flow<br />BladeCenter chassis Ethernet overview<br />Internal chassis traffic flow<br />Switch I/O module management connectivity<br />BNT (Nortel) Ethernet switch I/O modules<br />Server connectivity module<br />Pass-Thru module<br />High speed I/O modules overview<br />Ethernet expansion cards<br />
  9. 9. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Ethernet connectivity: Layer 2 traffic flow <br />Hidden internal filter that blocks traffic flow between the External ports and Mgmt Mod ports. <br />Prevents STP loops between ESM uplinks and MM uplinks (as well as between ESMs)<br />Upstream connections<br />Upstream connections<br />Red = Ethernet<br /> External ports<br />MM1<br />Management<br />Module <br />Ports<br />CPU<br />Ethernet Switch Module (ESM)<br />MM2<br />14 Internal Blade ports<br />BladeCenter Chassis<br />
  10. 10. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Traffic flow: NIC teaming and trunk failover<br />If failure anywhere on the link toward the upstream switch, the NIC on blade server does not know about the failure and may<br />continue to send traffic toward the top switch, which will discard the traffic. The Trunk Failover feature addresses this issue.<br />1 2 3 4 5 6<br />1 2 3 4 5 6<br />x<br />ESM<br />ESM<br />X<br />X<br />VLAN X<br />Teamed Active/Standby<br />If the switch fails in such a way that the link toward the Blade server goes down, or NIC fails, Blade server can sense this and redirect traffic out the other NIC toward the bottom switch. NIC Teaming can take care of this without the need for trunk failover.<br />NIC 2<br />NIC 1<br />Logical NIC Interface<br />Blade Server<br />
  11. 11. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Traffic flow: Trunk failover example 1<br />If Po1 goes down, trunk failover takes over and shuts down internal downstream defined port(s)<br />This alerts NIC Teaming to an upstream failure at which point Teaming switches to the other path out of the server<br />This example shows a single VLAN to Teamed NICs, It is possible to also carry multiple VLANs to the Teamed NICs<br />1 2 3 4 5 6<br />1 2 3 4 5 6<br /><ul><li>Po1</li></ul>VLAN X Must be carried on all uplinks from ESM<br /><ul><li>Po2
  12. 12. Po2</li></ul>VLAN X<br />Must be carried between ESMs <br />via an external path<br /><ul><li>Link state group1 Upstream
  13. 13. Link state group1 Upstream
  14. 14. Po1
  15. 15. Po1</li></ul>ESM<br />ESM<br />VLAN X<br />Teamed Active/Standby<br /><ul><li>Link state group Downstream
  16. 16. Link state group Downstream
  17. 17. NIC Teaming</li></ul>NIC 2<br />NIC 1<br />Logical NIC Interface<br />Blade Server<br />
  18. 18. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Traffic flow: Trunk failover example 2<br />If only one port channel goes down, spanning tree allows backup path to other port channel<br />If both port channels go down, trunk failover takes over and shuts down internal downstream defined port(s)<br />This alerts NIC Teaming to an upstream failure at which point it switches to the other CIGESM<br />This example shows a single VLAN to Teamed NICs, It is possible to also carry multiple VLANs to the Teamed NICs<br />1 2 3 4 5 6<br />1 2 3 4 5 6<br /><ul><li>Po1</li></ul>VLAN X Must be carried on all uplinks from ESM<br /><ul><li>Po2
  19. 19. Po2
  20. 20. Po3
  21. 21. Po3
  22. 22. Link state group1 Upstream
  23. 23. Link state group1 Upstream
  24. 24. Po2
  25. 25. Po1
  26. 26. Po1
  27. 27. Po2</li></ul>ESM<br />ESM<br />VLAN X<br />Teamed Active/Standby<br /><ul><li>Link state group1 Downstream
  28. 28. Link state group1 Downstream
  29. 29. NIC Teaming</li></ul>NIC 2<br />NIC 1<br />Logical NIC Interface<br />Blade Server<br />
  30. 30. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Switch I/O module management connectivity<br />BladeCenter chassis Ethernet overview<br />Internal chassis traffic flow<br />Switch I/O module management connectivity<br />BNT (Nortel) Ethernet switch I/O modules<br />Server connectivity module<br />Pass-Thru module<br />High speed I/O modules overview<br />Ethernet expansion cards<br />
  31. 31. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Management connectivity for the ESM<br />Management Workstation<br />Legend<br />Ethernet<br />Ethernet path<br />2<br />I2C interface<br />I2C path<br />1<br />3<br />Serial<br />Serial path<br />Routed Production<br />Network<br />Management<br />Network<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />2<br />Web Interface<br />Ethernet Switch Module<br />1A<br />Management Module<br />Blade Server<br />1B<br />4<br />
  32. 32. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />BNT (Nortel) Ethernet switch I/O modules<br />BladeCenter chassis Ethernet overview<br />Internal chassis traffic flow<br />Switch I/O module management connectivity<br />BNT (Nortel) Ethernet switch I/O modules<br />Server connectivity module<br />Pass-Thru module<br />High speed I/O modules overview<br />Ethernet expansion cards<br />
  33. 33. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />BNT GbESM switch I/O modules: Layer 2-3<br />Layer 2/3 copper GbESM<br />14 internal 1 Gb FDX connections<br />6 external 1 Gb FDX connections<br />2 10/100 Mb FDX management ports<br /> Layer 2/3 Fibre GbESM<br />14 internal 1 Gb FDX connections<br />6 external 1 Gb FDX fibre (SX) connections<br />2 10/100 FDX management ports<br />BNT Copper and Fibre Layer 2-3 Switch I/O Modules<br />
  34. 34. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />BNT L2/3 GbESM: Simplified block diagram<br />Management Processor<br />Control<br />Application Switch connector<br />Gigabit Ethernet Accelerator<br />Data<br />Memory<br />6 external 10/100/1000 Mbps Copper Ports<br />(Auto-negotiation enabled)<br />Or<br />6 external 10/100/1000 Mbps Copper Ports<br />(Auto-negotiation enabled)<br />And<br />14 internal 1000 Mbps server links<br />2 internal 100 Mbps management links<br />
  35. 35. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />BNT L2/3 GbESM: Network interfaces<br />Blade 12<br />Blade 13<br />Blade 14<br />Blade 3<br />Blade 1<br />Blade 2<br />Default VLAN<br />VLAN 1<br />Management VLAN<br />VLAN 4095<br />IP Interface 128<br />Int3 (3)<br />Int12 (12)<br />Int13 (13)<br />Int14 (14)<br />Int1 (1)<br />Int2 (2)<br />Ext1 (17)<br />Ext2 (18)<br />Mgt1 (15)<br />Management Module 1<br />Customer Network<br />Management Module 2<br />Mgt2 (16)<br />Ext5 (21)<br />Ext6 (22)<br />
  36. 36. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />BNT Nortel layer 2-7 GbESM<br />Layer 2/3<br />Layer 4<br />Layer 5-7<br /><ul><li>The Layer 2-7 GbESM features:
  37. 37. Support for up to 300,000 simultaneous Layer 2-7 sessions with full wire-speed packet forwarding for all connections
  38. 38. Link aggregation on the four external ports
  39. 39. Layer 4 load balancing for computing optimization
  40. 40. Virtual router redundancy to facilitate high application availability in the event of application, operating system or hardware failures</li></li></ul><li>© Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />BNT (Nortel) Layer 2-7 GbESM: Additional function<br />
  41. 41. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />BNT 1/10 Gb uplink Ethernet switch module<br />Combined 1 Gb and 10 Gb external ports<br />Three slots for 10 Gb Ethernet SFP+ modules<br />Six 1 Gb RJ45 ports<br /> Fourteen internal 1 Gb ports<br />
  42. 42. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Server connectivity module<br />BladeCenter chassis Ethernet overview<br />Internal chassis traffic flow<br />Switch I/O module management connectivity<br />BNT (Nortel) Ethernet switch I/O modules<br />Server connectivity module <br />Pass-Thru module<br />High speed I/O modules overview<br />Expansion cards<br />
  43. 43. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Server connectivity module: Product highlights<br />Low-cost Layer 2 device<br />Simplified user interface to enable server administrator control of device<br />Ideal for SMB customers and applications<br />Function summary<br />Basic Layer 2 connectivity within chassis<br />“Non-networking”, server admin setup and control<br />Simple, GUI/CLI interface<br />Create blade groups (simple VLANs)<br />Create external port groups (auto Etherchannel)<br />Enable trunk failover (redundancy option)<br />Set external port speed <br />Assign tagged VLANs to blade groups<br />
  44. 44. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Pass-Thru module<br />BladeCenter chassis Ethernet overview<br />Internal chassis traffic flow<br />Switch I/O module management connectivity<br />BNT (Nortel) Ethernet switch I/O modules<br />Server connectivity module <br />Pass-Thru module<br />High speed I/O modules overview<br />Expansion cards<br />
  45. 45. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Intelligent copper pass-thru module: Product highlights<br />14 external RJ-45 copper ports for making connections to the external network.<br />The external ports can operate at 100 or 1000 Mbps.<br />14 internal bi-directional ports, connected to each of the blade servers<br />One-to-one mapping of internal Ethernet ports on the blade to external copper RJ-45<br />GUI based operator interface<br />
  46. 46. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />High speed I/O modules overview<br />BladeCenter chassis Ethernet overview<br />Internal chassis traffic flow<br />Switch I/O module management connectivity<br />BNT (Nortel) Ethernet switch I/O modules<br />Server connectivity module <br />Pass-Thru module<br /> High speed I/O modules overview<br />Expansion cards<br />
  47. 47. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />High speed I/O modules: Overview<br />BNT 10Gb Ethernet Switch I/O Module<br /> BladeCenter H and HT High Speed Module<br />10 External Ports <br />14 Internal Ports<br />BNT 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru I/O Module<br />BladeCenter H and HT High Speed Module<br /> 14 External Ports<br /> 14 Internal Ports<br />BNT 10Gb Ethernet Switch I/O Module<br />BNT 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru I/O Module<br />
  48. 48. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Expansion cards<br />BladeCenter chassis Ethernet overview<br />Internal chassis traffic flow<br />Switch I/O module management connectivity<br />BNT (Nortel) Ethernet switch I/O modules<br />Server connectivity module <br />Pass-Thru module<br />High speed I/O modules overview<br />Expansion cards<br />
  49. 49. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Ethernet expansion cards: Combination I/O vertical (CIOv)<br /> PCI Express host interface <br /> Broadcom BCM5709S communication module <br /> BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager (BOFM) support <br /> Connection to 1000BASE-X environments using BladeCenter Ethernet switches <br />CIOv Ethernet Expansion Card<br />IBM HS22 Blade Server with Ethernet CIOv card installed<br />
  50. 50. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Ethernet expansion cards: Combination form factor vertical (CFFv) <br /> Based on Broadcom 5704 chipset<br /> Two 1 Gb ports per blade server <br />IBM HS22 Blade Server with Ethernet CFFv card installed<br />Ethernet CFFv Expansion Card<br />
  51. 51. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Ethernet expansion cards: QLogic iSCSI <br /> Dual ports<br /> TCP/IP Offload Engine<br /> TC/IP stack implemented in firmware<br /> Provides iSCSI diskless boot capability<br />QLogic iSCSI StFF Expansion Card<br />QLogic iSCSI Management Utility<br />
  52. 52. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Ethernet expansion cards: High speed overview <br /> High Speed Form horizontal (CFFh) expansion cards<br /> Interface to Horizontally mounted I/O modules<br /> BladeCenter H and HT chassis<br /> PCI-E bus connections<br />QLogic 2-Port 10Gb Converged Network<br />Adapter CFFh<br /> IBM BladeCenter 2/4-Port CFFh card<br />Broadcom 10Gb 4-Port CFFh card<br />NetXen 10Gb 2-Port CFFh card<br />
  53. 53. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Key words<br />Device Manager <br />Failover<br />Fibre Ethernet <br />Graphical user interface (GUI) <br />Local Area Network (LAN)<br />Layer 2 – 7<br />Media Access Control (MAC) Address<br />Power On Self Test (POST)<br />Spanning Tree<br />Serializer/deserializer (SERDES)<br />Server Connectivity Module (SCM) <br />Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)<br />Uplink<br />Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) tagging<br />Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) <br />Trunking<br />
  54. 54. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Checkpoint (1 of 2)<br />True/False: In order to provide Ethernet connectivity, each blade server requires an Ethernet expansion card.<br />A customer requires policy management capability in the application through Transport layers of the OSI model. Select the switch module appropriate for these requirements.<br />BNT 10Gb Pass-thru Module<br />BNT L2/3 Copper GbESM<br />IBM Server Connectivity Module<br />BNT L2-7 GbESM<br />True/False:The Ethernet switch I/O modules can be managed through the AMM management network, or through the switch I/O module external ports<br />
  55. 55. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Checkpoint solutions (1 of 2)<br />True/False: In order to provide Ethernet connectivity, each blade server requires an Ethernet expansion card.<br />Answer: False<br />A customer requires policy management capability in the application through Transport layers of the OSI model. Select the switch module appropriate for these requirements.<br />BNT 10Gb Pass-thru Module<br />BNT L2/3 Copper GbESM<br />IBM Server Connectivity Module<br />BNT L2-7 GbESM<br />Answer: d<br />True/False:The Ethernet switch I/O modules can be managed through the AMM management network, or through the switch I/O module external ports<br />Answer: True<br />
  56. 56. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Checkpoint (2 of 2)<br />In order to support 4 Ethernet connections from a Blade server, which of the following is correct?<br />An expansion blade is required <br />Add an Ethernet expansion card and switch module in Bay 2<br />Add an Ethernet expansion card and switch modules in Bays 3 and 4<br />Add an IBM Server connectivity module<br />True/False:NIC Teaming can be used to provide redundancy, utilizing the paths from the blade server onboard NICs through the midplane to Ethernet switch I/O modules in Bays 1 and 2 of the chassis.<br />
  57. 57. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Checkpoint solutions (2 of 2)<br />In order to support 4 Ethernet connections from a blade server, which of the following is correct?<br />An expansion blade is required <br />Add an Ethernet expansion card and switch module in Bay 2<br />Add an Ethernet expansion card and switch module in Bays 3 and 4<br />Add an IBM Server connectivity module<br />Answer: c<br />True/False:NIC Teaming can be used to provide redundancy, utilizing the paths from the blade server onboard NICs through the midplane to Ethernet switch I/O modules in Bays 1 and 2 of the chassis.<br />Answer: True<br />
  58. 58. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009<br />Unit summary<br />Having completing this unit, you should be able to:<br />List the BladeCenter components required for Ethernet connectivity<br />Name the management components supporting Ethernet switch modules<br />Select the Ethernet I/O switch module to meet a specific requirement<br />List the components required to provide additional Ethernet connectivity to a blade server<br />Identify the method used to provide blade server Ethernet connection redundancy <br />
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