Mellanox Releases New Automation Software to Reduce Ethernet Fabric Installation Time from Hours to Minutes

  Mellanox Releases New Automation Software to Reduce Ethernet Fabric
  Installation Time from Hours to Minutes

Virtual Modular Switch ^ TM Wizard Management Software Automates the Planning,
            Installation and Validation of Ethernet Switch Fabrics

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel -- June 2, 2014

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers
and storage systems, today announced the general availability of its Virtual
Modular Switch (VMS) Wizard, a new automation software for planning,
installing and validating Ethernet Switching fabrics.

Mellanox VMS is a high-port density, non-blocking, flexible and scalable data
center aggregation switching solution constructed by connecting Mellanox’s 40
and 56 Gigabit Ethernet systems. When compared to modular switches, VMS better
scales to thousands of 10GbE or 40GbE nodes with low latency and best-in-class
resiliency, while reducing capital expenses by up to 85 percent and power
consumption by up to 90 percent.

As part of the Open Ethernet™ initiative, the new VMS Wizard software
automates the entire process of design, set-up and functional validation of
the VMS. Through an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) and simple user
input such as the fabric size and the switches in use, the VMS wizard
generates a connectivity recommendations plan. Once the switches are installed
and connected, the VMS Wizard configures the fabric switches either through
Puppet^TM manifests or by Command Line Interface (CLI) commands. Last, the
program performs physical layer 2 and layer 3 connectivity validations.
Additional functionality integrated into the VMS Wizard is the configuration
of high availability based on Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (mLAG).

“Our customers who used the VMS wizard as part of their Ethernet fabric design
and installation experienced shorter deployment times,” said Gilad Shainer,
vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “By leveraging the
automation, advanced planning and fabric, the build-up process was very simple
and potential connectivity or configuration errors were eliminated. As a
result, the systems were ready faster for their users and enabled higher
system return-on-investment.”

Reinforcing its commitment to Open Ethernet, open source and Software Defined
Networking (SDN), Mellanox enhanced Puppet’s capabilities and contributed new
configuration types to the developer’s community such as OSPF and layer 3
interfaces. With the new configuration types, Puppet can be used for both L2
switching and scalable L3 switching fabrics.

The VMS Wizard is an open tool, which can be downloaded for free. The VMS
Wizard can be installed on RedHat servers and requires Python and Puppet
Enterprise environments. Mellanox’s enhanced Puppet agent is available on the
Puppet Forge.

Supporting Resources:

  *Learn more about Mellanox’s  10GbE  and  40/56GbE  interconnect solutions
  *Learn more about Mellanox’s  VMS solution
  *VMS Wizard download page
  *Mellanox Puppet agent
  *Learn more about  MLNX-OS Switch Software
  *Learn more about Mellanox’s Ethernet Switch Software Development Kit
  *Follow Mellanox on  Twitter,  Facebook,  Google+,  Linked-In, and  YouTube
  *Join the Mellanox Community

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and
Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox
interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the
highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications
and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast
interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that
accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range
of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web
2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at

Mellanox is a registered trademark of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Mellanox
Open Ethernet, Open Ethernet, and Virtual Modular Switch are trademarks of
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their
respective owners.


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