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10GbE Pass-Through Modules for Dell M1000e Blade Enclosures

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10 GbE Pass-Through Module For Dell M-Series Blades

 
 
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Port Attributes

  • Ports:
    32 total Ethernet ports: 16 internal (server) ports and 16 external (LAN) ports
    1:1 Internal-external port pairs provide dedicated connections for isolated bandwidth between server and LAN
    Ships with all 32-ports enabled
    All external ports are hot-pluggable, enabling expansion without server interruption

    Options:
    All ports enabled standard
    External ports also support 10Gb SFP+ LR optics and SFP+ Direct-Attach (copper) cables (0.5m, 1m, 3m, 5m, 7m)

    Supported Adapters (by model):Adapter (NIC/CNA) support varies based on model of Pass Through
    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through II supports the following XAUI-based adapters:
        Broadcom 57710 mezzanine card
        Broadcom 57711 mezzanine card
        Intel X520 mezzanine card
        Intel X520-x/k mezzanine card
        QLogic QME8142 mezzanine card
        Emulex OCm10102-f-m mezzanine card
    Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through-k supports the following KR-based adapters:
        Brocade BR1741M-k mezzanine card
        Broadcom 57712-k network daughter card (NDC)
        Intel X520-x/k mezzanine card
        Future 10Gb adapters for PowerEdge blade servers
    Note: 1Gb NICs are not supported with either model of pass-through

Performance

  • 10 Gigabit per second line speed per port, full duplex

Availability

  • Connects Dell blade servers using 10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC blade mezzanine I/O cards to external switches

    Great solution for Dell™ PowerConnect™, Cisco Catalyst/Nexus switches as well as your choice of external Ethernet switches

Interoperability

    • Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass Through Modules are transparent to all Ethernet topologies, providing connectivity from Dell blades to any vendor’s external LAN switch
    • Connect to any industry standard Ethernet compliant device

Management

  • Module is unmanaged – all management occurs via NIC firmware or O/S, or external switch Device status is available through the M1000e Chassis Management Controller (CMC)

    Diagnostics:
    Dell 10GbE-k Pass-Through Module performs a power on self-test and various ongoing diagnostics to ensure proper operation

Chassis

  • Dimensions:

    Height: 272.75 mm
    Width: 32.48 mm
    Depth: 307.24 mm

    Weight:

    2.6 kg without SFP’s; 3.0 kg with SFP’s

Peripherals

  • Transceivers
    10GbE SFP+ Optical Transceiver, SR, LC Connector
    10GbE SFP+ Optical Transceiver, LRM, LC Connector

    Cables
    1m SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Transceiver Assembly
    3m SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Transceiver Assembly
    5m SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Transceiver Assembly
    7m SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Transceiver Assembly

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Please see limits associated with M1000e blade enclosure

Power

  • DC Input:

    2V from shared power supplies in M1000e blade enclosure

    Power Consumption:

    Approximately 20 Watts without SFP’s
    Approximately 28 Watts with SFP’s

Highlights

Dell M-Series blade customers enjoy increased flexibility of choice with more bandwidth and higher performance from the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Pass-Through I/O module. The I/O modules seamlessly integrate each PowerEdge server blade directly to your choice of external Ethernet infrastructure. In addition to improved I/O, the Ethernet pass-through module offers security benefits isolating server traffic to and from each independent server blade. Other features and benefits include:

Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through I/O Module for M-Series Blades
Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through I/O Module for M-Series Blades : Scalability
Scalability from 1 to 16 server to network pass-through ports
Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through I/O Module for M-Series Blades : SFP+
Utilizes SFP+ external connectors for flexible choices including optical transceivers and SFP+ direct attach cables
Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through I/O Module for M-Series Blades : Distance Support
Increased distance support using SR and LRM SFP+ optical transceivers
Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through I/O Module for M-Series Blades : I/O modules
Up-to four hot-swappable I/O modules per blade chassis ensures maximum I/O and redundancy
Dell 10Gb Ethernet Pass-Through I/O Module for M-Series Blades : Protection
Investment protection for 10Gb server to switch connectivity utilizing current and future blade mezzanine I/O cards
This product has been tested and validated on Dell systems. It is supported by Dell Technical Support when used with a Dell system.

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