Switch Center

Lenovo Flex System Blade Servers

Switch Center

Simplified Management. Automation. Integration.

  • Point-and-click administration of large switch groups
  • Automated software downloads, configuration updates, backups
  • Comprehensive reporting & monitoring of network switches

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  • Features

    Features

    Highlights

    • Improve network visibility
    • Provision Flex System Interconnect Fabric points of delivery (PODs)
    • Simplify management of switches and PODs
    • Simple network management protocol (SNMP)- based configuration and management
    • Support of network policies for virtualization
    • Manages Flex System Interconnect Fabric points of delivery (PODs)
    • Authentication and authorization
    • Fault and performance management
    • Integration with IBM Systems Director and VMware Virtual Center and vSphere clients
    • Dial home offers around-the-clock device monitoring facility.

  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    DESCRIPTIONSPECIFICATIONS
    SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS
    Supported Devices
    • 1 Gb L 2/3, L 2/7 switches, 1/10 Gb L 2/3 switches, and Virtual Fabric 10 Gb Switch Module for BladeCenter
    • Flex System EN2092, EN4093, EN4093R and CN4093
    • RackSwitch family
    • SDN VE, KVM & VMware Editions
    • HP 1 Gb L 2/3 up to the 10 Gb L 2/3 switches
    • NEC 1 Gb L 2/3 up to the 10 Gb L 2/3 switches
    • For a complete list see the product documentation for Switch Center on the System x Support Portal
    Supported Management Server Operating Systems
    • Microsoft Windows 2008/2012
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10/11
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1/6.2
    Integration
    • With IBM Systems Director 6.x+
    • VMware Virtual Center & vSphere Client
    Licensing Tiers
    Up to 20, 50, 100, 250, 500 or 1,000 switches
    STANDARD FEATURES
    Group Configuration
    • Upgrade multiple switches simultaneously from a central location, or through a defined schedule
    • Update & backup configurations to or from multiple switches simultaneously
    Device Management
    • Detailed web-based switch configuration console
    • Perform management actions such as CLI execution, apply, & save of configuration, reset switch, display diff on configuration or flash image, & generate a configuration dump
    VMready Across Data Center
    • Configuration & distribution of VM network policies to support VM migration across the data center
    • Compliant with EVB IEEE 802.1Qbg to support standards-based VM policy enforcement and migration across a data center in multivendor environments
    Authentication & Authorization
    Local, LDAP, TACACS+, RADIUS authentication
    Security
    • Complies with all provisions of the NIST SP 800-131A specification
    • Two modes of operation: "strict" for full NIST compliance & "compatible" for clients with less strict environments
    SNMP-Based Configuration & Management
    SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 support
    Fibre Channel
    Supports monitoring & configuration for Fibre Channel/Fibre Channel over Ethernet on G8264CS & CN4093
    Fault Management
    • Summary Page gives an at-a-glance summary of all discovered devices
    • Health Status snapshot of device heath
    • Dial Home sends notifications based on device status changes & events detected in the network
    Performance Management
    Collect, display, & graph real-time switch attributes & performance statistics

    Specifications may vary depending upon region.

  • Switch Center Resources

    Switch Center Resources

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