BladeSystem Virtual Connect


Technical Specifications


  • Line-rate, full-duplex 1.2 Tbps bridging fabric
    Non-blocking architecture
    Maximum transmission unit (MTU) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)


  • External FC Port Type- configured as Node port s (N_Port), 2Gb, 4Gb or 8Gb auto- negotiating SFP ports

Indicators and buttons

  • Recessed Momentary Reset Switch
    Momentary Next/Step Switch
    Backlit port number, configuration and status indicator LED, one per bulkhead port, blue/amber/green
    Module status indicator, amber/green
    Module locator (UID), blueLink indicator, one per SFP+-port, green/amber/orange
    Active multiplexed port indicator, green

Power specifications

  • 12V @ 13.75A (165 W)


  • 1.0 ps on Ethernet only ports
    1.8 ps Enet/FC ports

Buffer credits

  • 8 buffer credits per port, ASIC embedded memory

Connectors and cabling

  • 16 x 10/20Gb downlinks through the midplane
    2 x 20Gb cross connect links
    4 x 40Gb SR4, LR4 fiber, DAC, AOC and Splitter uplinks QSFP+
    8 x 10Gb SR, LRM and LR fiber and copper uplinks SFP+
    1 internal interface to c-Class Onboard Administrator Module

Minimum dimensions ( H x W x D)

  • 27 x 35.26 x 12.07 cm (shipping)


  • 2.0 kg (shipping)


  • 1year Parts, 1 year Labor, 1year on-site support