The 44X1914 IBM Qlogic 20Port 8GB SAN Switch Module is a high-performance storage area network (SAN) switch that is designed to provide reliable and efficient connectivity between servers, storage devices, and other network components. It is a critical component in large-scale data center environments, providing the necessary connectivity and throughput required for data-intensive applications.
Features and Benefits
The IBM Qlogic 20Port 8GB SAN Switch Module is a powerful and versatile SAN switch that offers a wide range of features and benefits, including:
- High Performance: The switch is designed to provide high-speed connectivity with a maximum throughput of 8 Gbps per port. This high performance makes it ideal for data-intensive applications such as online transaction processing, data warehousing, and virtualization.
- Scalability: The switch is designed to support up to 20 ports, making it ideal for large-scale data center environments. It can also be easily scaled to meet growing storage needs by adding additional switch modules.
- Reliability: The IBM Qlogic 20Port 8GB SAN Switch Module is a reliable and resilient switch that provides high availability and fault tolerance features. It offers redundant power supplies, hot-swappable components, and automatic failover capabilities to ensure maximum uptime and availability.
- Ease of Management: The switch is designed to be easy to manage and operate, with a simple and intuitive web-based interface that allows administrators to monitor and configure the switch from any location.
- Security: The IBM Qlogic 20Port 8GB SAN Switch Module provides advanced security features to protect data and prevent unauthorized access. It supports multiple levels of user authentication, role-based access control, and encryption of sensitive data.
The IBM Qlogic 20Port 8GB SAN Switch Module has the following technical specifications:
- Port Configuration: The switch has 20 ports, each supporting 8 Gbps data transfer rates.
- Switching Capacity: The switch has a switching capacity of up to 384 Gbps.
- Management Interface: The switch is managed through a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) or a command-line interface (CLI).
- Power Supply: The switch supports two redundant hot-swappable power supplies.
- Form Factor: The switch is a module that can be installed in a compatible IBM BladeCenter chassis.
Compatibility and Interoperability
The IBM Qlogic 20Port 8GB SAN Switch Module is designed to be compatible with a wide range of hardware and software platforms. It is compatible with all major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Unix, and it is certified to work with a wide range of storage devices from leading vendors such as IBM, EMC, and NetApp.
In addition, the switch is interoperable with other SAN switches and components, making it easy to integrate into existing SAN infrastructures. It supports industry-standard protocols such as Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE, allowing it to communicate with a wide range of storage devices.
In Summary, the IBM Qlogic 20Port 8GB SAN Switch Module is a high-performance and reliable SAN switch that is designed to provide efficient connectivity and throughput in large-scale data center environments. It offers a wide range of features and benefits, including high performance, scalability, reliability, ease of management, and advanced security features. Its technical specifications make it compatible with a wide range of hardware and software platforms, making it an ideal choice for organizations looking to enhance their SAN infrastructures.
General Information about the IBM 44X1914
- Manufacturer: IBM
- Model Number or SKU# 44X1914
- Device Type : Switch 20 Port
- Data Transfer Rate : 8.5 GBPS
- Data Link Protocol: 8GB Fibre Channel
- Connectivity Technology: Wireda
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces: Network 8GB Fibre Channel
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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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