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2499-3848 IBM Blade Network Virtual Fabric 10GB Switch Refurbished

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2499-3848 IBM Blade Network Virtual Fabric 10GB Switch Module For Bladecenter. Refurbished.
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Network Security and Traffic Management

The 2499-3848 IBM Blade Network Virtual Fabric 10GB Switch Module for Bladecenter provides a high-speed, secure network solution for Bladecenter users. This switch module is designed to provide a robust and scalable solution that is easy to manage and maintain.

Network Security: The 2499-3848 IBM Blade Network Virtual Fabric 10GB Switch Module provides a high level of network security. It includes features such as VLAN tagging, Quality of Service (QoS), and Access Control Lists (ACLs) to help protect your network from unauthorized access and data theft. The switch also supports 802.1X authentication, which allows users to securely connect to the network using their credentials.

Traffic Management: The 2499-3848 IBM Blade Network Virtual Fabric 10GB Switch Module also provides advanced traffic management features. This switch module supports Quality of Service (QoS), which enables users to prioritize network traffic to ensure that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and low latency. The switch module also supports jumbo frames, which allow for larger data packets to be transmitted, improving performance for large data transfers.

High-Speed Data Transmission and Efficient Network Utilization

The 2499-3848 IBM Blade Network Virtual Fabric 10GB Switch Module for Bladecenter is designed for high-speed data transmission and efficient network utilization. The switch module provides a high-bandwidth 10GB Ethernet connection to the blade servers in the Bladecenter, allowing for quick and seamless data transfer.

One of the key benefits of this switch module is its ability to support virtualization, which enables multiple virtual networks to run on a single physical network. This allows for efficient network utilization as multiple virtual machines can share the same physical resources without interfering with each other.

In addition, the 2499-3848 IBM Blade Network Virtual Fabric 10GB Switch Module features advanced network traffic management capabilities, such as Quality of Service (QoS) and Traffic Shaping, which help to prioritize network traffic and minimize network congestion.

Finally, the switch module also supports network security features, such as VLANs, which allow for the creation of virtual networks within the physical network, and Access Control Lists (ACLs), which provide a way to restrict or control access to specific network resources.

Advanced Network Management and Troubleshooting

The IBM Blade Network Virtual Fabric 10GB Switch Module for Bladecenter (2499-3848) is a highly advanced switch module that is designed for use in a blade server environment. This module provides network connectivity, management, and security for blade servers, making it an ideal solution for large-scale data centers and enterprise networks.

To ensure that the switch module operates optimally, advanced network management and troubleshooting techniques must be employed. Here are some key management and troubleshooting tasks that should be performed regularly:

  • Configuration Management: The switch module must be configured properly to ensure optimal network performance. This involves configuring the network settings such as IP addresses, subnets, VLANs, and port configurations.
  • Monitoring and Logging: Regular monitoring of the switch module is essential to ensure that it is functioning properly. Logs should be analyzed to detect any issues or performance problems.
  • Firmware and Software Upgrades: The switch module should be updated regularly to ensure that it is running the latest firmware and software versions. This will help to improve performance and fix any security vulnerabilities.
  • Network Troubleshooting: Network issues can occur at any time, and it is important to be able to diagnose and resolve them quickly. Troubleshooting tools such as network monitoring and diagnostics, packet capture, and traffic analysis can help identify the root cause of a problem.
  • Performance Optimization: Regular performance optimization is necessary to ensure that the switch module is functioning optimally. This involves monitoring performance metrics such as network utilization, latency, and jitter, and making changes to the network configuration as necessary to improve performance.

In conclusion, the IBM Blade Network Virtual Fabric 10GB Switch Module for Bladecenter is a highly advanced network switch module that requires advanced network management and troubleshooting techniques to ensure optimal operation. By performing regular management and troubleshooting tasks, network administrators can ensure that the switch module is functioning optimally, providing fast, reliable network connectivity for blade servers.

Product Description:

  • Manufacturer: IBM
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 2499-3848
  • Manufacturer Type: Networking
  • Manufacture Sub-Type: Switch
  • Product Name: 48 Port
  • Manufacturer IBM Systems, Inc
  • Product Model: 2499-3848


  • Device Type : Switch - 48 Ports
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Different Types of Switches

Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).

Unmanaged Switches

The unmanaged switches offer fixed configurations on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.

Managed Switches

The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.

The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.

Smart Switches

Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.

Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.

Modular Switches

Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.


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