FC4 pass-through module for Dell M-series blades
Fibre Channel ports
- 16x industry-standard copper & optical SFP transceivers at all ports (16 internal connections to blades; 16 external uplinks to SAN)
Auto-negotiates link speeds of 4/2/1 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 switch blade modules per M1000e blade chassis
- Integrates with any external SAN infrastructure
- 4 Gbit/sec line speed with backward compatibility to 2 and 1 Gbit/sec line speed
- Module is unmanaged – all management occurs via HBA firmware or exterior switches
- Width: 272.75 mm
Height: 32.48 mm
Depth: 307.24 mm
OverviewThe FC4 pass-through module provides investment protection for data centers with pre-existing networking infrastructures by providing a direct connection between the servers and the storage area network (SAN) without you worrying about interoperability issues.The module provides up to sixteen 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel connections with 1:1, non-switched connections between the server blade and the SAN. The module is hot-swappable and provides for high-availability failover when deployed in pairs within the server chassis.
Here are some of the FC4 pass-through module's features:
- Each port provides a dedicated connection for guaranteed bandwidth to each server port
- The pass-through, with 16 external ports in a single blade, provides the highest port density available in Dell's connectivity options
- Hot-plug capability and redundancy provide true high-availability for 24/7 data center operation
- Unmanaged design speed deployment is simple — eliminates configuration hassles
- Connection between SAN and server is transparent — eliminates interoperability issues with transparent, pass-through protocol
- Form-factor is compact and ultra-dense
- 4, 2 or 1 Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity on each port to match existing server and SAN installation
- FC4 pass-through module can be installed in pairs for redundancy and high availability
- FC4 pass-through module has full-duplex bandwidth of up to 256 Gb/s
Alternative Fibre Channel Options for Dell BladesFor available products on Fibre Channel switches featuring management capabilities and cable aggregation benefits, click here.
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