The 44W4407 IBM Nortel 1/10GB Ethernet Switch Module for IBM Blade Center is a powerful network switch that is designed for use in blade server systems. This switch module provides high-speed Ethernet connectivity to multiple blade servers, allowing them to communicate with each other and with other devices on the network.
Blade Center Overview
IBM Blade Center is a modular system that allows businesses to combine multiple blade servers into a single chassis. Blade servers are compact, high-performance servers that are designed to be mounted in a blade chassis. This type of server architecture allows businesses to save space and reduce power consumption while still providing powerful computing resources.
The Blade Center chassis provides power, cooling, and network connectivity to multiple blade servers, making it easy to manage and maintain a large number of servers in a single location. The chassis also supports a variety of different types of network switches, including Ethernet switches, Fibre Channel switches, and InfiniBand switches.
44W4407 IBM Nortel 1/10GB Switch Overview
The 44W4407 IBM Nortel 1/10GB Ethernet Switch Module is a high-performance Ethernet switch that is designed specifically for use in IBM Blade Center systems. This switch module provides 14 external ports and 6 internal ports, allowing it to support up to 20 blade servers with 1/10GB Ethernet connectivity.
The switch module supports a variety of different Ethernet protocols, including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet. It also supports auto-negotiation and auto-sensing, which means that it can automatically detect and adjust to the speed and duplex mode of the connected devices.
The switch module also includes a number of advanced features that make it ideal for use in high-performance computing environments. These features include VLAN support, Quality of Service (QoS) support, and link aggregation support.
VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) support allows businesses to segment their network into multiple virtual networks. This can be useful for security purposes, as it allows businesses to isolate sensitive data or applications from the rest of the network.
The 44W4407 IBM Nortel 1/10GB Ethernet Switch Module supports up to 128 VLANs, making it easy to create multiple virtual networks within a single Blade Center chassis.
Quality of Service (QoS) Support
Quality of Service (QoS) support allows businesses to prioritize network traffic based on the importance of the data being transmitted. This can be useful for ensuring that critical applications or services receive the bandwidth they need to function properly.
The 44W4407 IBM Nortel 1/10GB Ethernet Switch Module supports four levels of QoS, allowing businesses to prioritize traffic based on a variety of different factors.
Link Aggregation Support
Link aggregation support allows businesses to combine multiple physical connections into a single logical connection, increasing bandwidth and providing redundancy in the event of a network failure.
The 44W4407 IBM Nortel 1/10GB Ethernet Switch Module supports link aggregation across up to eight physical connections, allowing businesses to increase bandwidth and improve network availability.
Finally, the 44W4407 IBM Nortel 1/10GB Ethernet Switch Module for IBM Blade Center is a powerful network switch that is designed to provide high-speed Ethernet connectivity to multiple blade servers. With support for VLANs, QoS, and link aggregation, this switch module is an excellent choice for businesses that require high-performance networking capabilities in their Blade Center systems.
General Information about the IBM 44W4407
- Manufacturer: IBM
- Part Number or SKU # 44W4407
- Product Type: Networking Switch
- Ram : 128 MB
- Flash Memory : 64 MB Flash
- Ports Qty : 6
- Data Transfer Rate : 1 GBPS
- Data Link Protocol : GIGABIT Ethernet
- Routing Protocol : Bgp-4, Rip-1, Rip-2, Vrrp, Ospfv2
- Remote Management Protocol : Snmp 3, Https
- Connectivity Technology : Wired
- Mac Address Table Size : 16k Entries
- Features : Routing, Layer 2 Switching, Igmp Snooping, High Availability, Firmware Upgradable
- Compliant Standards : Ieee 802.1d, Ieee 802.1q
Expansion / Connectivity
- Expansion Slots Total (Free) : 3 ( 3 ) X Sfp
- Interfaces : 6 X Network - Ethernet 1000base-T - Rj-45 1 X Management - Console
- Compatible Bays : 1
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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).
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.
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 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 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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