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8GB Intelligent FC Pass-through Module
 • Seamless integration into existing FC storage networks
 
8GB Intelligent FC Pass-through Module
The Intelligent Fibre Channel Pass-through Module provides seamless integration of Bull Blade Series into existing Fibre Channel Networks using N Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) technology. The pass-Through Module provides the advantages of FC switches and a pass-through module combined, in a very cost effective manner.
 
  • Simplifies the connectivity of blade servers to any SAN fabric
  • Increases scalability of all Bull Blade Chassis with SAN fabrics
  • Easy-to-use 20-port module provides open, standards-based NPIV interface
  • Integrates transparent SAN switching capabilities to reduce complexity and increase manageability
  • Provides extremely flexible port connectivity
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      The easiest SAN FC integration solution
    The Intelligent Fibre Channel Pass-through Module for Bull Blade Series is a SAN connectivity device in a Bull Blade Chassis compatible form-factor, which combines the advantages of a Switch Module and a pass-through Module. It provides the same speed as a switch does. At the same time it doesn’t participate in SAN fabrics as does a Fibre Channel switch, so it doesn’t have the associated constraints such as domain proferation and interopability issues

      Increased scalability
    Inserting a FC switch module number of domains inside a SAN although only a limited number of domains can be supported inside a fabric. The Intelligent Pass-through Module doesn’t participate as switch in the fabric, and do not require domains, therefore resulting in increased scalability of the SAN.

      Simplification of SAN management
    From an administration perspective, using the intelligent pass-through Modules gives the administrators aclearer view, the Modules are not considered fabric domains.
    By not adding switching devices to the existing SAN environment as part of the blade system implementation, the Module simplifies the topology. It provides fewer switches and simpler connections with the same number of nodes in the topology.
    As it doesn’t participate in the fabric as a switch, managment activities such as zoning are no longer needed on this device. SAN administrators have full control over the domains and the FC ports connected.
     
     
     
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