IBM System Networking SAN96B-5
SAN96B-5 is a high-density, purpose-built, foundational building block for large and growing storage area network (SAN) infrastructures. It is designed to provide a highly resilient, scalable and simplified network infrastructure for storage. By delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) technology and capabilities with 16 gigabit per second (Gbps) performance, SAN96B-5 meets the demands of growing, dynamic workloads and highly virtualised private and hybrid cloud storage environments.
|Ports||48-, 72- and 96-port configurations (24-port increments through Ports on Demand (POD) licenses); universal (E, F, M, D, EX) ports|
|Link Speeds||Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8 or 16 Gbps port speeds; 10 Gbps and optionally programmable to fixed port speed|
|Operating Systems||Microsoft® Windows® 2008, Windows 2012 Red Hat Linux®, Red Hat Linux Advanced Server SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) IBM AIX Other select operating systems|
|Optional Features||SFPs; fibre optic cables; upgraded power supplies; 24-port Activation, Advanced Performance Monitor, Enterprise Advanced Bundle*, Fabric Watch, Extended Fabrics, Integrated Routing, Trunking Activation, Integrated 10 Gbps FC Activation
*The Enterprise Advanced Bundle includes one license for each of the following: Fabric Watch, Extended Fabric, Advanced Performance Monitor and Trunking Activation.
Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage
Next generation of the highly reliable, flexible and low-cost Cisco MDS 9100 Series switches. Combines high performance with exceptional flexibility and cost effectiveness in a one rack-unit (1RU) switch.
|Ports||48 ports of 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity|
|Link speeds||2, 4, 8 and 16 Gbps with 16 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth for each port|
|Operating systems||For most current and complete information, refer to SSIC|
|Optional features||MDS 9100 Enterprise Package (7210), MDS 9100 DCNM Advanced Edition (7211) and MDS 9148S 12-port On-Demand activation (7212)|
Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage
The Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage Multilayer Fabric Switch (2417-C48) is designed to provide an affordable, highly capable and scalable storage networking solution for small, midrange and large enterprise customers. It can be used as part of Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions from simple single-switch configurations to larger multiswitch configurations in support of fabric connectivity and advanced business continuity capabilities.
|Ports||16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 ports|
|Link Speeds||1, 2, 4 and 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps)|
|Servers||IBM System x servers Other Intel® processor-based servers IBM System p servers IBM System i servers Selected Sun and HP servers|