IBM System Storage SAN768B and SAN384B

Designed for highest performance and scalability for the most demanding enterprise SAN environments

Feature Benefits
Hot-swappable and redundant control processors, core routing, modules, power supplies and fans
Non-disruptive control processor failover and concurrent firmware activation
Multiprotocol support for FC, FICON, FCoE, FCIP, CEE, IPFC
Advanced ICLs – Connects multiple chassis through high-performance, load-balanced links
SAN768B: Scalable from 16 to 512 ports in a single domain; up to 1536 ports in three domains with ICLs

SAN384B: Scalable from 16 to 256 ports in a single domain; up to 768 ports in three domains with ICLs
ISL Trunking – Combine as many as eight links into a single 64 Gbps logical ISL
Adaptive Networking – Uses QoS, Ingress Rate Limiting and Traffic Isolation to manage performance
Advanced Performance Monitoring – Provides end-to-end (E2E) visibility into fabric performance
Fabric Watch – Monitors and creates alerts based on the health of switch and fabric elements
FICON with CUP Activation – Enables in-band management of the SAN768B and SAN384B by System Automation for z/OS
Server Application Optimisation (SAO)- isolates and prioritises individual Virtual Machine (VM) data flow for E2E QoS, preserving individual SLAs from each VM through the SAN
VFs – Partitions a physical switch into independently managed logical switches

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