Lenovo RackSwitch G8296

The Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 is a 2U low-latency, cloud ready 10/40GbE switch that includes 86 x 10GbE SFP+ ports and 10 x 40GbE QSFP+ ports.

The G8296 provides sub-600ns latency in a flexible 2U switch. Clients can easily design large leaf and spine networks for a more modern east-west traffic pattern data center or provide server aggregation for multiple racks of 10GbE servers. The G8296 also delivers exceptional power efficiency, reliability and serviceability with redundant power and fans standard. Plus with a superior 3-year warranty and software license term, it is an ideal enterprise data center choice.

The G8296 supports many value-added features for modern cloud deployments including Unified Fabric Port (UFP) to help improve performance and availability when using virtual NICs. UFP allows a 10GbE SFP+ port to be divided into up to four virtual ports with the throughput speed of each port controlled by the switch. OpenFlow support helps clients easily create software defined virtual networks (SDN) and enables a remote controller to modify network devices. The G8296 supports VXLAN, in hardware, for network virtualization through overlays helping deliver faster, reliable on-demand capabilities.

The G8296 can help your data center evolve to a higher level, helping you consolidate network and storage networks into a single fabric. You can achieve lower costs, simplify management and attain higher performance with better bandwidth utilization and the flexibility you need. Converged enhanced Ethernet can help deliver value for your iSCSI, NAS and FCoE enterprise storage environments.

Lenovo provides several products and integrations that can be used to manage RackSwitches:

  • Lenovo Networking Integration for Ansible
  • Lenovo Switch Center
  • Lenovo Networking Content Pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight
  • Lenovo Networking Plug-in for VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO)
  • Lenovo Networking Openstack Neutron Plug-in
  • Lenovo Development Toolkit for Chef
  • Lenovo Development Toolkit for Puppet
  • Lenovo Network Ruby Application Programming Interface
  • Lenovo Network Advisor for Splunk

Visit Lenovo Switch Management to view the documentation available for these products and integrations.

The following documentation is available for the G8296: