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Sun Blade 6000 Virtualised Multi-Fabric 10GbE M2 NEM


Designed to seamlessly integrate into the Sun Blade 6000 chassis, Oracle’s Sun Blade 6000 Virtualized Multi-Fabric 10GbE M2 Network Express Module provides virtualized 10GbE access to all ten server modules (blades) in the chassis. It is a perfect network interface for connecting multiple blades in the Sun Blade 6000 chassis that require high-performance connectivity to the datacenter for workloads such as web servers, application servers and database servers.
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The Sun Blade 6000 Virtualized Multi-Fabric 10GbE M2 NEM is a multifunction connectivity module for the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System. Combining Virtualized 10 GbE network connectivity, support for SAS-2 storage connectivity to storage modules in a single chassis and 1GbE pass-through this NEM offers the most unique platform for simplifying datacenter networks, without adding the extra cost of switches to manage. This NEM utilizes an Oracle designed 10 GbE NIC ASIC, that virtualizes the 10GbE network connectivity across the ten server modules in the Sun Blade 6000 chassis thus simplifying the networks by reducing cables by 10:1 and without adding the extra switching layer. It offers three configurable options making it ideally suited for different types of workloads ranging from applications just needing high intra-blade communications to those needing higher virtualized bandwidth. Examples of some of these workloads are ones that move smaller amounts of data and require high-speed network for lower latency such as web servers and application servers and workloads that move a lot of data intermittently such as enterprise applications and databases. The three options are “Privacy Mode” which enables private intra-blade communications, “Connectivity Mode” that aggregates 10GbE speed across and “Bandwidth Mode” that aggregates 20GbE network performance across the blades in the Sun Blade 6000 chassis.

Part No. 6000-fc-nem
Manufacturer Sun Oracle
Weight [Kg] 3.00
Supported OS Oracle Solaris
Oracle Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux
Microsoft Windows 2008
LAN Socket(s) 10x 10/100/1000 Mb/sec Ethernet pass-through ports
2x 10GbE SFP+ ports
Standard 1 Year

The Sun Blade 6000 Virtualized NEM supports connection to external devices either through 10 GbE small form-factor pluggable (SFP)+ ports, or 10/100/1000 twisted-pair Ethernet (TPE) ports and to internal Sun Blade storage modules through the internal SAS-2 expanders that connect the server modules in the Sun Blade 6000 chassis with the storage modules in the same chassis.

The Sun Blade 6000 Virtualized Multi-Fabric 10 GbE M2 NEM form factor provides a method of deploying bulk remote I/O that allows tool-less installation/removal and packs more performance and functionality in a smaller space, while delivering higher network throughput. This NEM makes efficient use of data center real estate by reducing the number of cables.

This product is easy to install and manage. The flexible architecture of the Sun Blade 6000 modular system is based entirely on the hot-pluggable components—I/O, processing, system management, and chassis infrastructure. All critical components, including the NEM modules, are hot swap and redundant. This is state-of-the-art in hot-swap enterprise-class reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features. It works together to boost data center efficiency and uptime and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).