IBM Flex System Fabric is an interconnect technology that optimizes systems for maximum performance, automates network deployment, and offers integrated management via the Flex System Manager.
The IBM Flex System Fabric SI4093 System Interconnect Module offers a simple unmanaged device in the chassis. This module offers layer 2 function in the chassis for highest performance but reduces management by enabling "End Host Mode" operation. In this mode, this module is transparent to the upstream Top Of Rack switches. This module comes preconfigured to reduce management and setup. The base module supports 14 internal 10 Gb ports and 10 external SFP+ 10 Gb ports and can be expanded with two upgrade options. This module will also support enhanced features like IBM Virtual Fabric and convergence.
Clients requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency can leverage the 40 Gb solution. Additional Fibre Channel 2-port and 4-port adapters are available. Clients can connect to their SAN infrastructure at 8 Gb or 16 Gb speed for highest performance and maximum reliability.
The IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis is a rack-optimized, 10U modular design enclosure that holds up to 14 nodes. A new model includes a standard 2100W Power Module.