Top-of-rack switches available for System x

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 110-136
May 25, 2010

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IBM® is releasing a number of top-of-rack networking switches for sale with IBM System x® servers and for stand-alone sale. This is the first of a series of announcements over the next couple of quarters designed to deliver a portfolio of access layer switches that will satisfy our customers' desires for choice, innovation, and value. The top-of-rack switches in this announcement were previously available as a component of IBM Cluster 1350™ and iDataPlex™ customer solutions.

The switches included are:

  • BNT 1Gb/10Gb G8000 RackSwitch for IBM System x (0446-013 and -HC3)
  • BNT Virtual Fabric 10Gb G8124 RackSwitch for IBM System x (0446-017 and -HC7)
  • IBM Ethernet Switch B24X Bundle (0563-012 and -HC5)

These switches are now designated as customer setup.



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May 28, 2010



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The following switches, currently available only to Cluster 1350 and iDataPlex customers, will be available to System x customers.

The switches included are:

BNT 1Gb/10Gb G8000 RackSwitch for IBM System x
                                                 -0446-013
                                                 -0446-HC3
 
BNT Virtual Fabric 10Gb G8124 RackSwitch for IBM System x
                                                 -0446-017
                                                 -0446-HC7
 
IBM Ethernet Switch B24X Bundle                  -0563-012
                                                 -0563-HC5

These switches are now designated as customer setup.

Power cords must to be ordered separately with these switches.

Part
number     Description
 
39Y7917    Power cord Europe AC Plug 10A/250V
39Y7918    Power cord Europe (Denmark) AC Plug 10A/250V
39Y7919    Power cord Europe (Switzerland) AC Plug 10A/250V
39Y7920    Power cord Europe (Israel) AC Plug 10A/250V
39Y7922    Power cord Europe (South Africa) AC Plug 10A/250V
39Y7923    Power cord UK AC Plug 13A/250V
39Y7924    Power cord Australia AC Plug 10A/250V
39Y7925    Power cord Korea AC Plug 10A/250V
39Y7926    Power cord Japan AC Plug 10A/125V
39Y7927    Power cord India AC Plug 10A/250V
39Y7928    Power cord China AC Plug 16A/250V
39Y7929    Power cord Brazil AC Plug 16A/250V
39Y7930    Power cord Uruguay/Argentina AC Plug 16A/250V
39Y7931    Power cord US/Canada AC Plug 10A/125V

When these switches are not purchased as part of an integrated solution, Cluster 1350, or iDataPlex cluster, they will not receive solution-level support.



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Refer to Hardware Announcements:

  • 108-289, dated April 23, 2008, System x iDataPlex
  • 109-075, dated January 13, 2009, Cluster 1350 and iDataPlex
  • 108-358, dated June 03, 2008, Cluster 1350
  • 109-284, dated April 28, 2009, Cluster 1350 and iDataPlex
  • 109-722, dated October 20, 2009, Cluster 1350 and iDataPlex
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