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General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 46M6172
Manufacturer Website Address
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Model 46M6172
Product Name 46M6172 QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module
Marketing Information

The QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module is another example of how IBM has been at the forefront of offering new technology to clients. IBM was among the first to deliver Fibre Channel over Ethernet across System x and BladeCenter and this new module takes this a step further by offering clients I/O convergence inside the chassis.

Clients using the BNT Virtual Fabric 10 Gb Switch Module for their LAN traffic can now combine it with this module and a Converged Network Adapter such as the QLogic 2-port 10 Gb CNA to converge their LAN and SAN on a single network. The QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module offers six ports of 8 Gb Fibre Channel connectivity, without the need for separate Fibre Channel expansion cards in the BladeCenter servers.

Product Type Expansion Module
Technical Information
  • Data Networking
  • Optical Network

I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots 8
Expansion Slot Type SFP+
Package Contents
  • 46M6172 QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module
  • Support CD
  • IBM Important Notices document
  • Warranty information

  • BladeCenter S
  • BladeCenter E
  • BladeCenter H
  • BladeCenter T
  • BladeCenter HT
  • BladeCenter MSIM
  • BladeCenter MSIM-HT

Limited Warranty 1 Year
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