Dell 8/4 Gbps FC Pass-Through Module for M1000e Blade Enclosure
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Connect M-Series blades into the Fibre Channel (FC) infrastructure of your choice.
- Provides Fibre Channel connectivity for Dell™ blades
- Auto-negotiates link speeds of 8/4/2 Gbps
- Features 16 external ports with optical 8 Gbps small form-factor pluggable + (SFP+) transceivers
- 8 Gbit/sec line speed with backward compatibility to 4, and 2 Gbit/sec line speed
- Module is unmanaged – all management occurs via HBA firmware or exterior switches
Integrates with any external FC SAN infrastructure
Fibre Channel connectivity for your existing SAN infrastructureThe Dell™ 8/4 Gbps FC Pass-Through Module provides data centers with existing storage area network (SAN) infrastructures a direct Fibre Channel connection between the servers and the SAN. The module offers sixteen 8/4/2 Gbps Fibre Channel one-to-one, non-switched connections between the blade servers and the SAN.
- Each port provides a dedicated connection for guaranteed bandwidth to each server port.
- Transparent pass-through protocol helps remove interoperability issues between SAN and server.
- 8, 4 or 2 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity on each port can match existing server and SAN installations.
Alternative Fibre Channel connectivity option for Dell M-Series bladesAre you looking for the simplicity of a pass-through with the added port/cable aggregation and failover benefits of a switch? Click here for details on the Dell 8/4 Gbps FC SAN Module, based on industry-standard N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) technology.
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