The IBM Flex System™ Fabric EN4093 and EN4093R 10Gb Scalable Switches provide unmatched scalability and performance, while also delivering innovations to help address a number of networking concerns today and providing capabilities that will help you prepare for the future. These switches are capable of supporting up to sixty-four 10 Gb Ethernet connections while offering Layer 2/3 switching. They are designed to install within the I/O module bays of the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis. These switches can help clients migrate to a 10 Gb or 40 Gb Ethernet infrastructure and offer virtualization features like Virtual Fabric and VMready®, plus the ability to work with IBM® Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V.
Flexible port licensing for the EN4093/EN4093R allows you to buy only the ports that you need, when you need them. The base switch configuration includes fourteen 10 GbE connections to the servers and ten 10 GbE uplinks. You then have the flexibility of turning on more 10 GbE connections to the server and more 10 GbE or 40 GbE uplinks when you need them using IBM Feature on Demand licensing capabilities that provide “pay as you grow” scalability.
IBM Flex System, a new category of computing and the next generation of Smarter Computing, offers intelligent workload deployment and management for maximum business agility. This chassis delivers high-speed performance complete with integrated servers, storage, and networking for multi-chassis management in data center compute environments. Furthermore, its flexible design can meet the needs of varying workloads with independently scalable IT resource pools for higher utilization and lower cost per workload. Increased security and resiliency protect vital information and promote maximum uptime, and the integrated, easy-to-use management system reduces setup time and complexity, providing a quicker path to ROI.
The EN4093 and EN4093R switches are initially licensed for fourteen 10 Gb internal ports enabled and ten 10 Gb external uplink ports enabled. Further ports can be enabled, including 14 additional internal ports and two 40 Gb external uplink ports with Upgrade 1, and 14 additional internal ports and four additional SFP+ 10 Gb external ports with Upgrade 2 license options. Upgrade 1 must be applied before Upgrade 2 can be applied.
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