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Dell 8/4 Gbps FC Pass-Through Module

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Dell 8/4Gbps FC Pass-Through Module

Performance

  • 8 Gbit/sec line speed with backward compatibility to 4, and 2 Gbit/sec line speed

Port Attributes

  • 16 external (uplink) ports with 16 pre-installed SWL optical SFP+ transceivers (8Gbps)
    16 internal ports providing connectivity for up to 16 blade servers (with Fibre Channel HBAs)
    Ports support auto-negotiation to link speeds of 8/4/2 Gbps

    Port and system status LED indicators
    Per port status LEDs: Link status
    System status LEDs: System status, power
    Hot-swappable, enabling expansion without server interruption
    Support for up to four pass-through modules per M1000e blade chassis

Management

  • Module is unmanaged – all management occurs via HBA firmware or exterior switches

    Interoperability

    Integrates with any external FC SAN infrastructure

Fibre Channel connectivity for your existing SAN infrastructure

The 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.
Dell 8/4 Gbps FC Pass-Through Module - Highlights

Highlights

  • 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.

 

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