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Expansion Card offers storage traffic only function.

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Expansion Card iSCSI is a hardware initiator that provides iSCSI communications from blade servers HS20, HS40, JS20, and LS20 to iSCSI storage device. Dual port card utilizes QLogic QMC4052 to enable iSCSI connectivity through switch module bays 3 and 4 and is NEBS-compliant for use in NGN/Telco environments. Blades run diskless in non-Fibre Channel SAN environment.



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Qlogic iSCSI Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter Delivers Communication From the Blade Server to iSCSI Storage Device



At a glance
iSCSI expansion card (26K6487)

Full iSCSI initiator function from HS20, HS40, JS20, and LS20 to iSCSI storage devices

Blade servers to run diskless in a non-Fibre Channel SAN environment

Full TOE for storage traffic only function (TCP/IP Offload Engine) to reduce CPU processing

Dual port card utilizing QLogic QMC4052 enabling iSCSI connectivity through switch module bays 3 and 4

One-Day CET Consult (26K7785)

One day of CET Consulting at $2,425 per day, which covers one day or 10 hours of a e1350 Cluster Enablement Consulting

For technical support:
Call the IBM Support Center at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378) or

Request technical information via the Personal Computing Division Web site at www.ibm.com/pc/support

Overview
The iSCSI Expansion Card option is a hardware initiator that provides iSCSI communication from the blade server (HS20, HS40, JS20, and LS20) to an iSCSI storage device (target).

With the iSCSI Expansion Card, you gain
Full hardware-based iSCSI initiator and TOE for storage traffic only (TCP/IP offload engine) function

Blades enabled to run diskless in a non-Fibre Channel SAN environment

Dual port card utilizing QLogic QMC4052 enabling iSCSI connectivity through switch module bays 3 and 4

Standard BladeCenter expansion card form factor (full-sized expansion card)

NEBS-compliant for use in NGN/Telco environments

The BladeCenter portfolio delivers perhaps the widest range of storage options in the blade server market today.

BladeCenter has always offered a variety of Fibre Channel, DAS and NAS options for customers to select from.

The portfolio now includes iSCSI-SCSI over Ethernet. iSCSI technology combines Ethernet, SCSI and TCP/IP to deliver a non-Fibre Channel SAN using stable and familiar standards. Ultimately, iSCSI is a viable alternative to local IDE and local SCSI drives, allowing customers to run servers in a diskless/ stateless environment.

One-Day CET Consult - 26K7785

One day of Cluster Enablement Team (CET) consulting at $2,425 per day. This unit-based fee covers one day or ten hours of e1350 Cluster Enablement consulting including travel and expenses for following engagement types:

Staging and burn-in of cluster at manufacturing site or customer location

Integration with existing clusters and cluster upgrade

Software installation, including OS, cluster management, file system, compilers, or customer applications

Customer Acceptance testing

Project management

System administration

Users can select the required number of units (days or hours) of consulting needed for each engagement based on Cluster Enablement supplied sizing or customer's requirement.

Key prerequisites
Ethernet Switch modules in chassis bays 3 & 4
48P7054 IBM Gb Ethernet Switch (DLink)
13N0658 IBM Gb Ethernet Switch (DLink)
90P3776 IBM GbE Switch Module (Intel(TM))
13N2281 Cisco Copper
26K6547 Cisco Fiber
26K6530 Nortel L2/L3 Copper
26K6531 Nortel L2/L3 Fiber
73P9057 Nortel L2-7
02R9080 OPM
73P6100 CPM
BladeCenter with HS, JS, or LS blades installed

Planned availability date
June 15, 2005

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