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IBM 2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter

Mfg. Part: 44W4479 | CDW Part: 1554358 | UNSPSC: 43201404
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  • Network adapter
  • PCIe x4
  • GigE
  • for BladeCenter HS12; HS21; HS21 XM; HS22; HS23 7875; JS12; JS22; LS21; LS41; PN41
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Network adapter
  • PCIe x4
  • GigE
  • for BladeCenter HS12; HS21; HS21 XM; HS22; HS23 7875; JS12; JS22; LS21; LS41; PN41
N/A The IBM 2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter is the perfect example of IBM's goal to meet user requirements in the BladeCenter environment. In addition to the two onboard Ethernet ports, this card allows the client to add up to four (in IBM BladeCenter H chassis) or two (in BladeCenter S) extra 1 Gb ports, thereby allowing them to take advantage of the benefits of 6 or 4 ports per blade respectively.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 8 - 80%
Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 50 °F

Brand: Lenovo
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Lenovo ESG Server Options
Model: 2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) for Lenovo BladeCenter
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Lenovo

Interface Provided
Type: Network

Interface Required
Type: None

Compliant Standards: C-Tick , CISPR 22 Class A , CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03 , EN55022 , EN55024 , FCC Class A certified , UL 60950-1 , VCCI-II

Connectivity Technology: Wired
Data Link Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps
Form Factor: Plug-in card
Interface Type: PCI Express x4
Type: Network adapter

Power Device
Type: None

Support Details Full Contract Period: 1 year
Support Details Service Included: Replacement
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Slot Required
Total Qty: 1
Type: PCI Express x4

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 6.3 in
Height: 4.9 in
Weight: 3.46 oz
Width: 0.5 in

Service & Support
Type: 1 year warranty

Product Reviews
IBM 2/4 Port Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It offers central management of all blade servers and performance. Valuable Features:Central management of all blade servers and performance: It helps us to access blade servers remotely even at boot time, as well, when we can access the BIOS setup remotely. Other than that, we can restart and shut down blade servers from a single console.Room for Improvement:The blade center and blade server’s hardware firmware upgrade should be easy.The hardware firmware upgrade option of blade servers and chassis should include the blade center admin console itself.Use of Solution:I have used it for nine years.Stability Issues:Because this is an old IBM blade chassis model and servers, we faced a couple of issues during VMware implementation.Scalability Issues:I have not encountered any scalability issues.Technical Support:Technical support is 10/10.Initial Setup:Initial hardware setup is bit difficult regarding interconnectivity and the firmware upgrade on the blade chassis and servers. I recommend that it should be done by the IBM tech team.Cost and Licensing Advice:For servers, proper sizing should be done in terms of processing, memory, storage, etc., along with the IBM team. Sometimes the cost of product increases if it is oversized.Other Solutions Considered:Before choosing this product, we also evaluated options from HP and DELL.Other Advice:Blade servers are better than traditional servers, but cost-wise, a blade center solution is more expensive than traditional servers, so if blade servers are the best fit for your environment, then you should go for it.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-10-18
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