What is an Enclosure Fabric Module?

The two Enclosure Fabric Modules in each VAST Enclosure connect the Optane and QLC SSDs in the enclosure to the NVMe Fabric.

Each Fabric Module provides multiple fabric connections (100Gbps Ethernet or Infiniband) and a PCIe switch complex that connects the fabric to all the SSDs in the enclosure.

In the event of Fabric Module failure, the SSDs remain connected to the fabric via the surviving Fabric Module.

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