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MicroBlade™ – Networking

MicroBlade networking options include four Ethernet modules. The modules MBM-XEM-001 and MBM-XEM-002 provide a 10GbE solution for high bandwidth networking for Cloud environment and offer L2/L3 capabilities. For simple Layer 2 switching and to aggregate the blade traffic, two modules, MBM-GEM-004 and MBM-GEM-001 offer a cost connectivity options for MicroBlade enclosure.

The modules MBM-XEM-001 and MBM-XEM-002 offer 10Gb network connectivity to MicroBlade servers. These switch modules offer 40Gb QSFP+ uplink connectivity to the external network. The QSFP+ uplinks support QSFP+ cable as well breakout cable for 10Gb connectivity.

The MBM-XEM-002 and MBM-GEM-004 support Supermicro Switch OS, MBM-XEM-001 and MBM-GEM-001 support Intel ONS software.

Product Brief

 
Ethernet Modules

10GbE Modules

Switches

The 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch modules (part ID MBM-XEM-001 and MBM-XEM-002) include connection to the MicroBlade's LAN interfaces. While MBM-XEM-001 and MBM-XEM-002 connect to the LAN interfaces onboard the Blade servers. These are layer 2 Ethernet switching modules also have two internal Ethernet paths to the MicroBlade Chassis Management Module CMM(s) to allow configuration and management of the switch. Offering such advanced features as link aggregation, VLAN, Spanning Tree, Access Control Lists and Jumbo Frame support, the switches provide a connection between the Ethernet controllers integrated on the mainboard to the external Ethernet systems.

Gbit Ethernet Switch
MBM-XEM-002
 
General Specifications
  • Broadcom BCM56846 10GbE Low Latency Switch
  • 2x 40Gbs QSFP or 1x 40Gbs and 4x 10Gbs uplinks;
  • 2x40 and 4x10Gbs applicable to 3U only*
  • 56x 10/2.5/1Gbps downlinks
  • 1 Console port
  • 1 USB port
Switching Capacity
  • 1280Gbps
Physical Layer Features
  • Jumbo frames up to 9KB
  • 40 gigabit optical/copper
  • 10 gigabit optical Ethernet SFP+/copper
Layer 3 Features
  • BGP
  • OSPF
  • VRRP
Layer 2 Features
  • 4K VLANS
  • Spanning Tree (802.1D)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree (802.1w)
  • Multiple Spanning Trees (802.1s)
  • IEEE 802.lQ VLANs/ port-based VLANs
  • IEEE 802.3ad with LACP
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
Advanced Layer 2 Features
  • Storm control
  • Flow control
  • Port mirroring
  • MLAG
Security Features
  • Switch access password protection
  • RADIUS and TACACS+ Authentication
  • Access Control Lists
  • SSH, SSL Encryption
  • DHCP Snooping
System Management
  • Industry Standard CLI
  • Command Completion
  • Context Sensitive Help
  • SNMP v1/v2/v3
  • SSH
  • Syslog
  • DHCP (Client)
  • Web-based management interface
  • NTP
  • RMON
Multicast
  • IGMP Snooping
Weight
  • 3.2lbs/1.5kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 267mm x 159mm x 36mm (10.5" x 6.25" x 1.4")
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* Supported with release 2.0.3-43
10Gbit Ethernet Switch
MBM-XEM-001
 
General Specifications
  • Intel® FM6348 10GbE Low Latency Switch
  • 4x 40Gbps QSFP uplinks
  • 56x 10/2.5/1Gbps downlinks
  • 1 Console port
  • 1 USB port
Switching Capacity
  • 960Gbps
Physical Layer Features
  • Jumbo frames up to 9KB
  • 40 gigabit optical/copper
  • 1 gigabit optical Ethernet copper
Layer 2 Features
  • 4K VLANS
  • Spanning Tree (802.1D)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree (802.1w)
  • Multiple Spanning Trees (802.1s)
  • IEEE 802.lQ VLANs/ port-based VLANs
  • IEEE 802.3ac VLAN tagging
  • IEEE 802.1AX LACP
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
Advanced Layer 2 Features
  • Storm control
  • Flow control
  • Port mirroring
  • Static MAC filtering
  • UDLD
  • Uplink Failure Detection (UFD)
Data Center Features
  • L2 Data Center Bridging
  • CEE v1.01 DCB for PFC/ETS
SDN
  • Open Flow 1.x
Security Features
  • Switch access password protection
  • RADIUS and TACACS+ Authentication
  • Access Control Lists
  • SSH, SSL Encryption
System Management
  • XML-RPC
  • Industry Standard CLI
  • Command completion
  • Context Sensitive Help
  • SNMP v1/v2/v3
  • SSH
  • TFTP Client
  • Syslog
  • DHCP (Client)
  • Web-based management interface - HTTP/HTTPS
  • NTP
Multicast
  • IGMP Snooping
Weight
  • 3.2lbs/1.5kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 267mm x 159mm x 36mm (10.5" x 6.25" x 1.4")
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Gigabit Ethernet Modules

Switches

The 1 Gigabit Ethernet switch modules (part ID MBM-GEM-004 and MBM-GEM-001) include connection to the MicroBlade's LAN interfaces. While MBM-GEM-001 and MBM-GEM-004 connect to the LAN interfaces onboard the Blade servers. These are layer 2 Ethernet switching modules also have two internal Ethernet paths to the MicroBlade Chassis Management Module CMM(s) to allow configuration and management of the switch.

The MBM-GEM-004 supports only 1Gb on downlinks, whereas MBM-GEM-001 supports 1 and 2.5 Gbs on downlinks. In addition MBM-GEM-001 has support for OpenFlow 1.x.

Gbit Ethernet Switch
MBM-GEM-004
 
General Specifications
  • Broadcom BCM56151 1GbE Switch
  • 4x 10Gbps SFP+ and 8x 1Gbps RJ45 uplinks
  • 40x 1Gbps downlinks
  • 1 Console port
Switching Capacity
  • 176Gbps
Physical Layer Features
  • Jumbo frames up to 9KB
  • 10 gigabit optical Ethernet SFP+/copper
  • 1 gigabit RJ45 Ethernet
Layer 2 Features
  • 4K VLANS
  • Spanning Tree (802.1D)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree (802.1w)
  • Multiple Spanning Trees (802.1s)
  • IEEE 802.lQ VLANs/ port-based VLANs
  • IEEE 802.3ad with LACP
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
Advanced Layer 2 Features
  • Storm control
  • Flow control
  • Port mirroring
  • Uplink Failure Detection (UFD)
  • MLAG
Security Features
  • Switch access password protection
  • RADIUS and TACACS+ Authentication
  • Access Control Lists
  • SSH, SSL Encryption
  • Protected Ports
System Management
  • Industry Standard CLI
  • Context Sensitive Help
  • Command Completion
  • SNMP v1/v2/v3
  • SSH
  • Syslog
  • DHCP (Client)
  • Web-based management interface
  • NTP
  • RMON
  • Blade Network Manager (BNM)
Multicast
  • IGMP Snooping
Automation
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
Weight
  • 3.1lbs/1.4kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 267mm x 159mm x 36mm (10.5" x 6.25" x 1.4")
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Gbit Ethernet Switch
MBM-GEM-001
 
General Specifications
  • Intel® FM5224 GbE Low Latency Switch
  • 1Gbps RJ45, 2x 40Gbps QSFP or 8x 10Gbps SFP+ uplinks
  • 56x 2.5Gbps or 1Gbps downlinks
  • 1 Console port
  • 1 USB port
Switching Capacity
  • 442Gbps
Physical Layer Features
  • Jumbo frames up to 9KB
  • 40 gigabit optical/copper
  • 10 gigabit optical/copper
  • 1 gigabit RJ45 Ethernet
Layer 2 Features
  • 4K VLANS
  • Spanning Tree (802.1D)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree (802.1w)
  • Multiple Spanning Trees (802.1s)
  • IEEE 802.lQ VLANs/ port-based VLANs
  • IEEE 802.3ac VLAN tagging
  • IEEE 802.1AX LACP
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
Advanced Layer 2 Features
  • Storm control
  • Flow control
  • Port mirroring
  • Static MAC filtering
  • UDLD
  • Uplink Failure Detection (UFD)
Data Center Features
  • L2 Data Center Bridging
  • CEE v1.01 DCB for PFC/ETS
SDN
  • Open Flow 1.x
Security Features
  • Switch access password protection
  • RADIUS and TACACS+ Authentication
  • Access Control Lists
  • SSH, SSL Encryption
System Management
  • Industry Standard CLI
  • Command completion
  • Context-sensitive help
  • SNMP v1/v2/v3
  • SSH
  • TFTP Client
  • Syslog
  • DHCP (Client)
  • Web-based management interface - HTTP/HTTPS
  • NTP
  • XML-RPC
Multicast
  • IGMP Snooping
Weight
  • 3.2lbs/1.5kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 267mm x 159mm x 36mm (10.5" x 6.25" x 1.4")
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Switch Modules:
| MBM-XEM-002 | MBM-GEM-004 | MBM-XEM-001 | MBM-GEM-001 |
Optional Parts List ( Ethernet Cabling Guide )
  Part Number Qty Description
SFP+ Cable CBL-0347L - 39.37" (100cm) 10GbE SFP+ TO SFP+, Twinax copper cable
SFP+ Cable CBL-NTWK-0347 - 39.37" (100cm) 10GbE SFP+ TO SFP+, Twinax copper cable
SFP+ Cable CBL-NTWK-0456 - 78.74" (200cm) 10GbE SFP+ TO SFP+, Twinax copper cable
SFP+ Cable CBL-0348L - 118.11" (300cm) 10GbE SFP+ TO SFP+, Twinax copper cable
SFP+ Cable CBL-0349L - 196.85" (500cm) 10GbE SFP+ TO SFP+, Twinax copper cable
SFP+ Cable CBL-NTWK-1007-1 - 275.59" (700cm) 10GbE SFP+ TO SFP+, Twinax copper cable
QSFP Cable CBL-NTWK-0719 - 40GbE to 4x10GbE Breakout cable (1m)
QSFP Cable CBL-NTWK-0720 (3m) - 40GbE to 4x10GbE Breakout cable (3m)
QSFP Cable CBL-NTWK-0721 (5m) - 40GbE to 4x10GbE Breakout cable (5m)
QSFP Cable CBL-NTWK-0417-01 - 1M QSFP TO QSFP with EEPROM. 30AWG
QSFP Cable CBL-NTWK-0325-02 - 2M QSFP TO QSFP with EEPROM. 26AWG
QSFP Cable CBL-NTWK-0446-01 - 3M QSFP TO QSFP with EEPROM. 28AWG
QSFP Cable CBL-NTWK-0422-01 - 5M QSFP TO QSFP with EEPROM. 26AWG
SFP+ Transceiver AOC-E10GSFPSR - SFP+ Transceiver for use with fiber cable connections
SFP+ Transceiver AOM-TSR-FS - SFP+ Transceiver for use with fiber cable connections
SFP+ Transceiver AOM-AQS-107-B0C2-CX - ETHERNET TXCVR,SFP+ to RJ45,10GBASE-T,Cat6,30M
Active Optic Cable CBL-QSFP+AOC-10M - 40Gbe IB -QBR QSFP+ Active Optical Cable 850nm 10M
40G QSFP+ Tranceiver AOM-TQSFP-79EEPZ-AVG - QSFP+ eSR4 Pluggable Fiber Optics for 40Gbe & 10Gb ethernet
40G QSFP+ Tranceiver AOM-TQSFP-79EQPZ-AVG - QSFP+ iSR4 Pluggable Fiber Optics for 40Gbe, 4x10Gb ethernet & Infiniband
40G QSFP+ Tranceiver AOM-TQSFP-79EQDZ-AVG - 40Gbe and Infiniband QSFP+ Pluggable Fiber Optics