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FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY BX Ethernet FEX 10Gbit/s 16/8 (Cisco Nexus B22F)

The PRIMERGY BX Ethernet FEX 10Gbit/s 16/8 is a Connection Blade for Fujitsu PRIMERGY Blade Servers and is an element of Fujitsu’s DynamicFabric approach to create a highly-flexible and optimized network infrastructure. The Connection Blade is part of the Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) portfolio, which provides a scalable unified server access platform supporting up to 10Gbit/s Ethernet over both fiber and copper and data center bridging protocols.

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
  • Sixteen 10Gbit/s downlinks: Each Ethernet downlink supports Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Datacenter Bridging (DCB), and iSCSI.
  • Eight 10Gbit/s uplinks: Each Fabric uplink carries Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI traffic.
  • Up to 24 PRIMERGY BX Ethernet FEX 10Gbit/s 16/8 can be managed by a single Cisco Nexus switch.

  • Ideal suited for customers using Cisco Nexus and looking to extend the Nexus architecture to the Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX Blade Server.
Simplified operations
  • Management by the parent Nexus switch eliminates multiple provisioning, programming and testing points.
  • All security and traffic policies are managed by the Nexus switch eliminating security and traffic handling errors. Policies are uniformly applied across the entire domain.
  • Supporting technologies like virtual Port-Channel (vPC) and Cisco FabricPath eliminate reliance on the Spanning Tree Protocol, enabling a large multipath, loop free topology.

  • Single point of network management: All network device configurations are managed on the Cisco Nexus parent switch, and configuration information is downloaded to the Connection Blade using in-band communication.
  • Standardizing on the Cisco Nexus switches for both blade and rack servers allows data centers to support the same switch features across the entire access layer with a single point of management.
  • Increased network bandwidth and resiliency, which is needed for delivering mission-critical applications running on multiple server links.
Increased business benefits
  • PRIMERGY BX Ethernet FEX 10Gbit/s 16/8 can pass Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) traffic over the same set of uplinks onto the Cisco Nexus fabric, reducing the total number of uplinks required.
  • In combination with new server blades (BX920 S3 and BX924 S3), no additional mezzanine card is required, since all I/O traffic can be handled via the onboard dual-channel 10 Gbit/s Ethernet CNA.

  • Reduce operating expenses and capital expenditures by consolidation, cabling reduction, investment protection through feature inheritance from the parent switch, and the capability to add functions without the need for a major equipment upgrade of server-attached infrastructure.

Technical details

Active power (max. configuration)70 W
Weight1.3 K g
Connection typeLAN Connection Blade
Cisco Nexus B22 Series Blade Fabric Extender
Supported system unitsPRIMERGY BX400 S1, PRIMERGY BX900 S1, PRIMERGY BX900 S2
Max. number per system unit4 in PRIMERGY BX400 S1, 4 in PRIMERGY BX900 S1/S2
Supported Server BladesPRIMERGY BX9xx S3/S4 Server Blades w. 10 Gbit/s CNA on Board
PRIMERGY BX25xx Server Blades w. 10Gbit/s CNA on Board
Supported Mezzanine CardsPRIMERGY BX CNA Mezz Card 10 Gbit/s 2 port (MC-CNA112E)
Down-link ports16 x 10 Gbit/s Eth
Up-link ports8 x 10 Gbit/s Eth (SFP+)
Recommended ServiceX - 24x7 Onsite Service with 4h Onsite Response Time