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Does the S-Series chassis based switch provide a fault tolerant Switch Fabric and Management Module?

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TitleDoes the S-Series chassis based switch provide a fault tolerant Switch Fabric and Management Module?
Question
Does the S-Series chassis based switch provide a fault tolerant Switch Fabric and Management Module?
Environment
  • S-Series
  • All Firmware versions
Answer
  • There are two types of slots in the S-Series chassis. Fabric and I/O slots.
  • Fabric Modules are the Management Modules or Control Modules of the chassis (with exception of the S3-Chassis) and are relied upon for firmware and their configuration
  • One Fabric Module is elected as the Manager Unit, and the processes for the chassis are distributed among all Fabric Modules in the chassis
  • Only Fabric cards will fit into the fabric slots of the chassis, and same with I/O Cards.:
 
  • ​Breakdown of Chassis card type locations:
-The S1 Chassis has one Fabric Module slot (slot-1)
-The S3 chassis has three I/O slots (slots 1-3) and no fabric slots (One I/O slot will be manager, with distributed processes across all blades installed)
-The S4 has two fabric slots (slots 2-3) and two I/O slots (slots 1 and 4).
-The S6 has three fabric slots (slots 4-6) and three I/O slots (slots 1-3)
-The S8 has three fabric slots (slots 4-6) and five I/O slots (slots 1-3 and 7-8)
  • In the event of the Fabric Manager going down, another Fabric Module will be elected as manager
  • The fabric slots have a red stripe on the left hand side of the chassis for identification, and are also keyed so that only fabric cards may be physically inserted.
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