- 14 x 8Gb Fibre Channel + 6 x 8Gb Fibre Channel SFP+ + 2 x 10/100/1000 + 1 x 10/100
- plug-in module
The IBM Flex System FC3171 8Gb SAN Switch is a full-fabric Fiber Channel component with expanded functionality. The SAN switch supports high speed traffic processing for IBM Flex System configurations, and offers scalability in external SAN size and complexity, and enhanced systems management capabilities. The IBM Flex System FC3171 8Gb Pass-thru supports a fully interoperable solution for seamless integration of the Fiber Channel initiators to an existing fabric. The pass-thru module uses industry-standard N Port ID virtualization (NPIV) technology to provide a cost-effective connectivity solution for the IBM Flex System chassis.