IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager makes IO Virtualization and Blade failover management easy and efficient. The BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager is designed to help administrators manage change and growth by making it easy to configure I/O and network interconnects for BladeCenter chassis.
The advanced upgrade allows the flexibility to setup Stand-by Blade pools and event action plans so that in case of failure no manual intervention is required and the LAN and SAN environment of the customer is unchanged to help reduce downtime.
While competitive tools typically support a small number of proprietary blades and switches, BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager is more open, allowing you to manage many IBM BladeCenter Ethernet and Fiber Channel switches: Cisco, Nortel, Brocade, and QLogic.
Pre-configure LAN and SAN connections once for each blade server.
Remain open with infrastructure flexibility
It works with all Ethernet, Fiber Channel over Ethernet and Fiber Channel switch modules; across all chassis and most Intel, AMD and Power blade servers.
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With a simple Web-based user interface based on IBM Systems Director 6.1 for easy server and switch set-up, deployment and management.
- Manage growth and complexity
- Manage risk to keep your business running