Collapse & Return to Top
The IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch is a high-density, 48-port, 16 Gbps Fiber Channel switch that is used in the IBM Flex System chassis. The switch provides 28 internal ports to compute nodes by way of the midplane, and 20 external SFP+ ports. This SAN switch module delivers an embedded option for IBM Flex System users deploying storage area networks in their enterprise. It offers end-to-end 16 Gb connectivity. The N-port virtualization mode streamlines the infrastructure by reducing the number of domains to manage while enabling the ability to add or move servers without impact to the SAN. Monitoring is simplified by an integrated management appliance, or clients using end-to-end Brocade SAN can exploit the Brocade management tools.