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3Com CoreBuilder

3500 MultiLayer Switch

Enhances performance in switched Ethernet, Fast Ethernet,
Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, and ATM LANs

The CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer Switch

allows you to control your network traffic
without compromising performance.

Key Benefits
Performance. Advanced program-
mable distributed ASIC+RISC
Flexible Intelligent Routing Engine
(FIRE) architecture provides non- The 3Com CoreBuilder 3500 forwarding functionality. It will also
blocking, wire-speed routing and MultiLayer Switch redefines be used as an edge device performing
switching on all 100 Mbps ports price/performance and functionality Layer 3 forwarding while connected
for unicast, broadcast, and multi-
cast packets with an aggregate
in high-end switching and routing. to a backbone of Gigabit Ethernet or
throughput of more than 4 million Built around sophisticated third- ATM.
packets per second (pps). generation ASIC technology, the
Migrating the network backbone
Migration. The CoreBuilder 3500 switch provides wire-speed Layer 2
module will allow Ethernet, Fast from Fiber Distributed Data Interface
and Layer 3 traffic forwarding and
Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, (FDDI) to ATM is another specialty
and ATM to communicate trans- supports real-time, multimedia net-
of this system. The CoreBuilder 3500
parently. The subnet structure work traffic using the most advanced
can be maintained, avoiding
switch can mix and match ATM,
policy-based services found in net-
readdressing end stations. 10/100 Fast Ethernet, Gigabit
working devices today. Combined
Policy. Policy-based services pri- Ethernet, and FDDI interfaces in
with flexible virtual LAN (VLAN)
oritize and allocate bandwidth to each of its four module slots for the
different types of network traffic. support, multicast services, multipro-
flexibility to move freely between
Network management. The tocol routing, network management
CoreBuilder 3500 AutoFocus with RMON-1 and RMON-2, and
SmartAgent software provides Roving Analysis Port (RAP), the With superb performance, flexibility,
powerful self-management tools
in conjunction with 3Com
CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer Switch and network control features, the
Transcend network provides a robust and resilient CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer Switch
management. networking infrastructure. is the ideal networking device to make
the transition to a next-generation
The CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer
Switch is designed to act as a
backbone LAN router, replacing
legacy LAN routers for Layer 3

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Allows Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, and ATM to communicate transparently
Scaling Performance and IPX network boundaries, these routers Networks are not all based on
Managing Growth with the become bottlenecks in traffic flows. The Ethernet. FDDI and ATM are popular
reason is that traditional routers were LAN backbone technologies. ATM was
CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer
optimized to handle a diverse set of media once considered the only backbone tech-
Switch types and speeds, where translation and nology that could be deployed if
As networks become more complex and buffering ability were of paramount multimedia applications were to be used.
performance requirements more importance, not wire-speed throughput Newer technologies such as Gigabit
demanding, organizations need greater or low latencies. While some recent Ethernet have the potential to become
ability to manage the evolution of these entries in the router space are much the choice of tomorrows LAN backbone
infrastructures while making them improved in performancesome reaching infrastructures. Some Gigabit Ethernet
increasingly transparent to users. Network 1 million ppsthey have done so at a switches becoming available support CoS
managers require the ability to build very high price point. and QoS and, combined with massive
flexible, scalable, and easily managed bandwidth, have the potential to provide
network solutions. Users also want all The CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer service levels adequate for video, voice,
their applications, however sophisticated, SwitchLayer 3 Wire-Speed, and multimedia over Ethernet LANs.
to be instantly available and extremely Multiprotocol Routing While not as robust as ATM QoS, it will
responsive. With the CoreBuilder 3500 Todays LAN infrastructures require a be available at lower cost and complexity.
MultiLayer Switch and Transcend net- new solution to the problem of for- Given this reality, any networking device
work management software, these goals warding traffic across network boundaries. in consideration for use in backbones
are not only attainable, but you can The answer is a new type of networking must provide a way to interconnect these
build a network that will have the right device. This new device combines the technologies and provide a migration
tools to scale performance and manage functions of current Layer 2 switches path for those networks that will be
growth while providing policy services and LAN routers while adding features changing backbone technologies. This is
for the first time. beyond what legacy LAN routers can an area where the CoreBuilder 3500
support. These new devices have been MultiLayer Switch plays very strongly.
Evolution of Switched Networks referred to as Layer 3 switches, but that
The demands of todays networks are label does not fully describe the ability CoreBuilder 3500 Switching
changing from a model where 80 percent of the CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer Architecture
of traffic remained local with the rest Switch. This product can route packets What makes the CoreBuilder 3500
going through a backbone to either cen- at wire speeds across 10/100 Mbps product the industry-leading multilayer
tralized servers or to some other part of Ethernet ports, scaling up to 4 million switch is its unique architecture. The
an enterprise network. Today, 50 percent pps. The CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer switch is built around a third-generation
of traffic remains local with the balance Switch also has low latencies associated architecture whose key element is the
going across workgroups or to the back- with Layer 2 switches, typically 15 to FIRE ASIC. This generation not only
bone. Also, shared media desktop 30 microseconds. Plus, the CoreBuilder builds upon advancements in Layer 2,
connections are rapidly changing to 3500 MultiLayer Switch supports but provides extensive capabilities and
switched connections to support increased sophisticated Class of Service (CoS) and wire-speed performance levels for Layer
traffic loads. The immediate impact of Quality of Service (QoS) features that 3 routing, multicast forwarding, and
this evolution is primarily felt in the tra- allow different types of traffic to have user-selectable policy services as well.
ditional backbone routers that have been different levels of servicewithout There is no longer a disparity between
deployed to segment LANs. With so affecting performance. Layer 2 and Layer 3 performance. True
much more traffic crossing IP subnet and Layer 3 switched topologies can now be
built with the control of Layer 3 and the
performance of Layer 2 with absolutely
no compromises.
Application Frame Memory
processor coprocessor subsystem
Flexible Intelligent
Routing Engine (FIRE)
3Com has extended the FIRE program-
Switch/ mable ASIC capabilities even further by
Admission Buffer memory
Input router/flow control manager Output embedding a processor into the silicon.
port manager
port This gives FIRE the performance of an
ASIC and makes it extensible as well.
MAC Traffic Traffic Queue MAC Future enhancements, such as IP ver-
classifier governor manager
sion 6, can be incorporated without a
product upgrade or a sacrifice in perfor-
mance. This future proofing is a key
consideration when evaluating next-
FIRE-Flexible Intelligent Routing Engine generation switching solutions. See the
figures on this page and on page 4 for
Data forwarding examples of FIRE architecture.
Control signals FIRE introduces Distributed Packet
FIRE Architecture Processing (DPP). With DPP, multiple

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distributed forwarding engines rapidly All buffering is done on the output packets get small buffers. This uses
and independently transfer packets because all the necessary checking and memory efficiently and increases the
through the system. As a packet travels updates are complete by the time a systems ability to handle large traffic
through the pipeline, the system: packet arrives at the output stage. This bursts without losing a packet. These
Verifies frame integrity avoids accessing a packet in memory, dynamically constructed buffers are
Captures statistics for relevant one of the most costly operations in then allocated in a two-level hierarchy,
MIBs, including RMON terms of performance. on a per-port basis and a common pool.
Determines VLANs This arrangement allows FIRE to guar-
Dynamically Scalable Memory antee a fixed amount of buffering for
Distinguishes bridged and
The performance potential of advanced each interface yet handle large bursts of
routed frames
LAN switches is built on an intelligently data without depleting resources. The
Classifies specific data flows designed memory subsystem. With result is efficient utilization with out-
Polices data rates on flows FIRE, a portion of the buffer memory is standing performance.
and reservations associated directly with the forwarding
Applies filters engines. As interface modules are added Advanced Queuing Mechanisms
Modifies packet headers if routing with their respective forwarding engines, Traditional LAN switches buffer output
or tagging memory scales accordingly. Memory is traffic on a single queue. Traffic was
not statically coupled with the forwarding served on a first-in, first-out manner,
Applies priorities
engines, but is made available to all for- with excess traffic discarded when the
Transmits the packet warding engines in the system. This queue became full. The larger queue
Within an individual pipeline, several physically distributed, yet globally allowance added to latency. These char-
ASICs simultaneously handle multiple shared memory provides a dramatic acteristics made deploying real-time and
frames. This parallelism and pipelining increase in performance, especially for multimedia applications very difficult.
bring forwarding performance at Layer 2 multicast forwarding. FIRE allocates In response to this, 3Com introduced
and Layer 3 to new levels: wire speed on buffers to the size of received frames PACE technology, which allows for
all ports for unicast, multicast, and and does so dynamically, so large different classes of service over the same
broadcast traffic. packets get large buffers and small Ethernet LAN with controls for latency
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and jitter. The FIRE architecture builds CoreBuilder 3500 Features Multicast packet firewalls limit
on PACE technology and introduces VLANs provide enhanced network the rate at which multicast packets
four levels of output queuing for even performance by isolating broadcast are forwarded.
greater levels of traffic discrimination. domains. Three basic types of
Packets associated with real-time flows VLANs are supported: Internetworking
and multimedia are placed on higher- As large, flat Layer 2 networks are built
Port-based VLANs are an arbitrary
priority queues. Weighted Fair Queuing for performance and simplicity reasons,
group of ports within a bridge
(WFQ) services the higher-priority it is becoming obvious that Layer 3 con-
queues more frequently, while not trol is necessary. Users are coming full
starving the lower-priority queues. Protocol-based VLANs are a collec-
circle again as they realize the issues of
tion of ports designated as a VLAN
Layer 2-only designs: broadcast storms,
Automatic Flow Classification interface for packets belonging to a
spanning tree topologies making ineffi-
FIRE can instruct its packet pipeline to specific Layer 3 protocol family.
cient use of data paths, limited
discriminate among user-specified traffic Network-based VLANs are a collec- dissimilar network connectivity, security,
flows. These network manager-defined tion of ports designated as a VLAN and so on, which forced the use of
priority settings are implemented in sil- interface for packets belonging to a routers years ago. The reason users tried
icon. This results in decreased latencies, specified Layer 3 network address. to reduce the amount of routing in net-
high-priority transmissions, and conges- IEEE 802.1Q tagging is also supported works was their greater latency and
tion avoidance. AutoClass instructs the for interoperability with switches in a slower performance. Today, the
pipeline to classify data flows and assign multivendor environment. 3Com propri- CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer Switch is
them a queue-based priority. The etary tagging and Layer 3 address tagging the solution, providing Layer 3 for-
process is media independent, working are also supported. warding at the performance levels of
over all Ethernet, FDDI, and ATM Trunking is a method of aggregating Layer 2 switches. Networks can still ben-
media. AutoClass can recognize Data traffic over a group of ports either efit from Layer 2 switches, but a proper
Link Encapsulation such as SNAP types to form a big pipe between switches network design must balance Layer 2
and LLC, as well as protocol types. or a fault-tolerant pipe to another with the control of Layer 3 devices. The
Unicast, multicast, and broadcast traffic switch. The trunking group is CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer Switch
can be distinguished, as well as IP UDP, treated as a single Layer 2 pipe with supports the most common Layer 3 pro-
TCP source, destination addresses, and respect to spanning tree, filtering, tocols in use today:
well-known ports. Mappings of 802.1p VLAN membership, and so on. IP is the protocol most networks
and 802.1Q services are provided as Traffic control mechanisms are are using. Full IP support is incor-
well as default classifiers. To simplify the supported to prevent the propagation porated in the CoreBuilder 3500
task of traffic classification setup, of certain traffic. Packet filtering Layer 3 switch, including TCP,
Transcend network management appli- allows the user to define filters that UDP, RIP, OSPF, DVMRP, and all
cations offer simplified configuration of cause blocking of traffic to or from RFCs defined for routing of IP.
classifiers and queuing. the designated source or destination Both unicast and multicast traffic
One example of using AutoClass address or many other criterion. types are supported. IP version 6
is prioritizing FTP traffic during large Protocol filtering prevents certain will be supported as well.
file backups to ensure timely comple- protocols from being processed on IPX, which is used in NetWare
tion. Another is wire-speed firewalls, particular ports. Route filtering environments, is an important pro-
where certain flows are allocated zero defines the prevention of routes tocol as most networks today have
bandwidth. from being advertised on selected some amount of NetWare usage.
interfaces. This type of filtering is Although Novells future direction
mainly a security feature. is toward IP, support of IPX is crit-
ical in migrating todays networks

toward an IP-only model. The CoreBuilder 3500 Interfaces ATM emulated LANs (ELANs). The
CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer CoreBuilder 3500 switch can be config-
Switch supports IPX RIP, SAP, and Ethernet ured with up to two ATM interface
all IPX Ethernet encapsulation types. There are three Ethernet modules for modules, each supporting one OC-12c
the CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer Switch: or two OC-3c ports. Multiple ELANs
AppleTalk version 2 remains ubiq-
the 6-port 10/100BASE-TX module sup- can share each physical interface. This
uitous in large networks and is critical
ports autonegotiation for speed and for layer independence offers unparalleled
in supporting migration to the IP-
half and full duplex; and the 6-port flexibility since the hardware-based
only direction Apple Computer is
100BASE-FX (MMF) and the 6-port router can be plugged directly into any
taking. The CoreBuilder 3500
100BASE-FX (SMF) modules support ATM switch in the network without
MultiLayer Switch supports
half and full duplex. concern for Layer 3 address changes.
AppleTalk SNAP, AARP, DDP,
RTMP, ZIP, AEP, and NBP. Gigabit Ethernet
The single-port Gigabit Ethernet Network Management
Autocast VLANs filter IP multicasts
module supports a Gigabit Interface The CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer
based on IGMP and IP multicast
Converters (GBICs) interface, allowing a Switch will be supported by a combina-
routing packets that are received.
variety of media type support: tion of embedded SmartAgent software
Multicast traffic will be flooded to
1000BASE-SX (62.5 and 50 micron agents and external network manage-
ports where IGMP packets have
MMF), 1000BASE-LX (62.5 and 50 ment applications. The CoreBuilder
been observed. Multicast packets
micron MMF), 1000BASE-LX SMF, and software leverages the advanced capabil-
will also be flooded to DVMRP
a future 1000BASE-TX transceiver. ities engineered into the device to
ports to other multicast routers.
This is a benefit in applications FDDI provide traditional console-based, Web-
that stream video to multiple loca- The 6-port FDDI modules support based, application-based management,
tions or need to send many copies SAS and DAS configurations, plus A, B, and a PCMCIA modem.
of large databases to many hosts, S, M port functionality, available with Console-based management. The
such as in financial trading floors. either multimode or single-mode fiber CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer
ports. FDDI interfaces offer a tremen- Switch supports a state-of-the-art
Policy-based services define the
dous advantage in networks that have console interface that allows users to
characteristics and criteria for
FDDI backbones. They can also be used utilize a traditional out-of-band or
offering different grades of network
as a migration tool if the backbone tech- in-band Command Line Interface
services for certain types of traffic
nology is changing to Gigabit Ethernet or (CLI) to configure the wide array of
such as file backups, video, and
ATM. (See diagram below.) software options available.
multimedia. The CoreBuilder 3500
MultiLayer Switch offers a rich set Web-based management. The
of features for supporting QoS, CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer
The ATM interface modules for the
including multiple output queues, Switch also features an embedded
CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer Switch
AutoClass of traffic types, and Web server that provides an
enable wire-speed communication
WFQ of priority-queued traffic. advanced GUI to configure
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consistently the software options Embedded RMON. Groups of 3Com Software
commonly found using the console RMON-1/RMON-2 within the 3Com Transcend network management
interface. hardware ASIC architecture allow and control solutions consist of Transcend
Applications-based management. users the freedom of using this applications as well as embedded network-
Transcend Enterprise Manager for technology without regard to per- control software. Embedded software
Windows NT and Transcend formance. built into the CoreBuilder 3500
Network Control Services for UNIX Roving Analysis Port (RAP). MultiLayer Switch includes:
supply configuration management, This port allows external Service-level policy for bandwidth
performance monitoring, topolog- RMON/RMON-2 probes, such as reservation and prioritizing traffic
ical mapping, VLAN management, the 3Com SuperStack II Enterprise with CoS and QoS
and front-panel status viewing, Monitor to monitor traffic on any Security policy for setting firewalls
enhanced by an advanced GUI for switched segment. The CoreBuilder and filters
ease of use. 3500 MultiLayer Switch RAP works
Network operations to provide the
The CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer across multiple CoreBuilder 3500
tools to set up VLANs, trunking,
Switch also supports a variety of unique MultiLayer Switch systems with any
and multicast policies
embedded management mechanisms to type of backbone connection (Fast
Ethernet, FDDI, Gigabit Ethernet, Policy management functions allow
allow users to utilize various methods
or ATM), making it the industrys for device management, traffic reporting,
for nontraditional management.
most powerful roving port capa- troubleshooting through RMON-1, and
AutoFocus. This tool combines the
bility. RAP is accessible from analysis through a RAP. Global policy
advanced feature of RAP with the
3Coms advanced monitoring appli- allows for the setting of service-level
Transcend network management
cations, Transcend Enterprise policy, security policy, and network-
applications ability to accomplish
Manager, Transcend Network operations policy across the network,
action on event. AutoFocus allows
Control Services, and Transcend giving you unprecedented control over
a user to predefine the outcome of
Traffix Manager software. The the network and allowing you to manage
a trapped threshold and allows
combination of RAP, Transcend it as a single, cohesive system. Therefore,
Transcend to set an event into
applications, and a RMON- with Transcend network management
motion automatically. These
1/RMON-2 probe is an important and control solutions, you can set global
events, for example, can include
element in managing and trou- policies via centralized applications that
shutting down a port or assigning
bleshooting a network. The roving are automatically executed by embedded
an externally attached probe to a
port allows data collection from all software throughout the network.
specific port.
segments of the network without
having to relocate a probe manually.

CoreBuilder 3500 MultiLayer Switch

Layer 2 Features Number of static ARP cache Quality of Service (QoS) Serviceability
Layer 2 Switching Support entries: 64 4 output queues/port Event logs
Store-and-forward switching Enhanced PING Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ) Upline dump
IEEE 802.1d bridging mode Traceroute support User-Defined Packet Filtering Out-of-band management
Address table size: 32 K (64 K) IP debug Source address Modem and serial ports
Configure address table per BootP/DHCP relay agent Destination address Web browser
VLAN IP multicast Protocol type field Power-on diagnostics
IPX SNAP encapsulation (FDDI) IP multicast routing table 128 B programmable field
IP fragmentation (RFC 1042) entries: 6 K Redundancy
AutoFocus SmartAgent Support
AppleTalk II translation DVMRP Dual hot-swap power supplies
Roving Analysis Port (RAP)
(IEEE 802.1H) Multicast tunnels Hot-swap fan tray with redun-
RAP sessions: 4 dant features
Broadcast/multicast firewalls Proxy ARP
Port mirroring
Switching Performance Overlapped subnets (one-armed Modules
routing) Mirroring session: 4
Max forwarding rate: Fast Ethernet Modules
4 million pps Routing over bridged ports MIBs
MIB II 100BASE-TX: 6 ports, RJ-45
Max multicast/broadcast Layer 3 IPX connector, and UTP media
forwarding rate: 4 million pps 802.2 interface Ethernet MIB
100BASE-FX: 6 ports, SC
Average latency: 10-30 sec 802.3 (RAW) interface FDDI SMT MIB connector, and MM fiber media
Spanning Tree Protocol SNAP interface Bridge MIB 100BASE-FX: 6 ports, SC
IEEE 802.1d compliant IPX ethertype interface SNMP/FDDI Proxy connector, and SM fiber media
Programmable multicast address Multiple interface types/port SNMP All modules support
Enable/disable per port CoreBuilder 3500 Enterprise autonegotiation
Multicast Management Extensions Gigabit Ethernet Modules
RIP entries: 2 K
IGMP snooping RMON-1 1000BASE: 1 port, GBICS con-
SAP nector, supports SX, LX, SMF
Multicast limits Statistics
SAP entries: 2 K media
Traffic Prioritization History
FDDI Modules
IEEE 802.1p service classes ATM Features Events
6-port multimode fiber SC
PACE technology 8K virtual circuits (VCs) Alarms connector
VLAN Support ATM LAN Emulation Client v1.0 Hosts 6-port single-mode fiber SC
Port grouping 32 ATM LAN Emulation Clients HostTopN connector
Number of port groups 1-to-1 mapping of 802.1Q VLANs Matrix ATM Modules
supported: 32 to ATM ELANs RMON-2 2 155 Mbps OC-3c ports with SC
Protocol-based grouping AppleTalk Protocol directory connector
IEEE 802.1Q tagging Version 2.0 Protocol distribution 1 622 Mbps OC-12c port with SC
Interface seeding connector
IEEE 802.1Q GVRP Address mapping
Open VLANs Transcend Policy Network-layer host CoreBuilder 3500 Chassis
Closed VLANs Traffic Classification Network-layer matrix Slots: 5 (4 interface module
Port trunking (up to 8 slots)
Destination IP address Management Access
Source IP address Telnet Physical Dimensions
Layer 3 Features IP protocol Configurable time-out Depth: 39.4 cm (15.5 in)
Layer 3 Routing Performance Destination TCP port Number of sessions: 4 Width: 44.5 cm (17.5 in) Switches
Max forwarding rate: Source TCP port Levels of password protection: 3 Height: 13.3 cm (5.25 in)
4 million pps Destination UDP port Weight (fully loaded): 13.2 kg
Max multicast/broadcast for- Source UDP port (29 lb)
warding rate: 4 million pps Console (RS 232)
IEEE 802.1p CoS TFTP download to Flash
Average latency: 10-30 sec
Bandwidth Reservation FTP
Layer 3 IP
RSVP External PCMCIA load
IP routing table entries: 50 K
Static bandwidth reservation Embedded Web server
Traffic policing
Number of static routes: 64

3Com CoreBuilder

3500 MultiLayer Switch

Environmental Ranges Safety Electromagnetic Emissions

Operating Agency certifications: UL 1950 FCC part 15 Class A
Temperature: 0 to 40C CSA 22.2 No. 950, TUV ICES 003 Class A
(32 to 104F) EN 60950, IEC 60950
CISPR 22 Class A
Humidity: 10% to 95% AC protection: 4 A fuse
EN 55022 Class A
noncondensing Over temperature protection:
automatic warning at 140F AS 3548 Class A
(60C) VCCI level A
Temperature: -30 to 65C
(-22 to 149F) Regulatory Markings Immunity
Humidity: Up to 90% CE mark EN 50082-1
noncondensing C-TICK mark Power Supply
TUV/GS mark AC line frequency: 47 to 63 Hz
Power Consumption
Input voltage:
3.5 A @ 110 VAC
90 to 264 VAC
1.4 A @ 240 VAC
Current rating:
120 VAC at 3.0 A (max.)
220 VAC at 1.75 A (max.)
Redundancy (optional):
dual power supplies

Ordering Information
Starter Kits CoreBuilder 3500 FDDI module Software and Documentation
CoreBuilder 3500 Starter Kit; (6 ports, SAS and DAS capable, CoreBuilder 3500 Switching
includes chassis, one power single-mode fiber, SC connectors) Software Printed Documentation
supply, fan tray, processor 3C35420 Kit 3C35984
module, software, and documenta- CoreBuilder 3500 ATM interface CoreBuilder 3500 Switching
tion (CD-ROM) 3C35100 module, two OC-3c multimode Software Version 3.0 3C35935B
ports, SC connectors 3C35510
Interface Modules CoreBuilder 3500 ATM interface Accessories
CoreBuilder 3500 Autosensing module, two OC-3c single-mode
ports, SC connectors 3C35520 CoreBuilder 3500 Blank Front
Ethernet 10BASE-T/Fast Ethernet Panel (one slot) 3C35005
100BASE-TX Module CoreBuilder 3500 ATM interface
(6 ports, RJ-45) 3C35210 module, one OC-12c multimode PCMCIA Flash Card (20 M)
port, SC connector 3C35530 3C35007
CoreBuilder 3500 Fast Ethernet
100BASE-FX Module [6 ports, CoreBuilder 3500 ATM interface
multimode fiber (MMF), module, one OC-12c single-mode Transcend Network Management
SC connector] 3C35220 port, SC connector 3C35540 Transcend Network Control
CoreBuilder 3500 Fast Ethernet Services for UNIX 3C27850G
100BASE-FX Module [6 ports, Field Replaceable Units Transcend Network Control
single-mode fiber (SMF), Services Version 1.1
CoreBuilder 3500 Chassis includes
SC connector] 3C35230 for Windows NT 3C81400A
one power supply and fan tray
CoreBuilder 3500 Gigabit Ethernet 3C35001 Transcend Enterprise Manager
GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter) Version 6.2 for Windows NT
CoreBuilder 3500 AC Power Supply
Module (1 port) 3C35330 3C15010H
(4.5 in x 8 in x 6 in) 3C35002
CoreBuilder 3500 Gigabit SX GBIC Transcend WorkGroup Manager
CoreBuilder 3500 Fan Tray
Transcevier 3CGBIC91 Version 6.2 for Windows 3C15000I
(1.25 in x 4 in x 9 in) 3C35003
CoreBuilder 3500 Gigabit LX GBIC
CoreBuilder 3500 Processor
Transceiver 3CGBIC92
Module (1.5 in x 15 in x 9 in)
CoreBuilder 3500 FDDI module 3C35004
(6 ports, SAS and DAS capable,
multimode fiber, SC connectors)

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