IBM System Storage SAN80B-4

High-performance, scalable and ease-of-use for medium-size and enterprise SAN environments


The IBM System Storage® SAN80B-4 SAN fabric switch provides 48, 64 or 80 active ports and is designed for high performance with 8 Gbps link speeds and backward compatibility to support links running at 4, 2 and 1 Gbps link speeds. High availability features make it suitable for use as a core switch in mid-range environments or as an edge-switch in enterprise environments where a wide range of SAN infrastructure simplification and business continuity configurations are possible. IBM Power Systems, System x, System z and many non-IBM disk and tape devices are supported in many common operating system (OS) environments. Optional features provide specialized distance extension, dynamic routing between separate or heterogeneous fabrics, link trunking, IBM FICON®, Server Application Optimization (SAO), performance monitoring and advanced security capabilities.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Efficient 2U design
Auto-sensing 8, 4, 2 and 1 Gbps ports Designed to:
Hot swappable SFP optical transceivers
Inter-switch link (ISL) Trunking
Advanced zoning
N_Port ID Virtualization
EZSwitchSetup and Web Tools
Hot firmware activation Designed to:
Integrated power supply/fan modules
Redundant power and cooling
Upgradeable architecture for scalable SAN fabrics
Backward compatibility with IBM SAN b-type and m-type fabrics
Server Application Optimization license
Product characteristics
Produce Number 2498-B80
Base fabric switch IBM System Storage SAN80B-4 switch with 80 ports, 48 ports activated (0 to 47) and FOS 6.1.0 or later, hardcopy Installation Guide, CD-ROM (with manuals), service and wrap tools, small form factor pluggable (SFP) extraction tool, two 110-volt power cords for rack installation, rail kit, Advanced Zoning, EGM, EZSwitchSetup Wizard, Fabric Watch, Full Fabric, Web Tools
Fibre Channel interface E_Port, F_Port, FL_Port, M_Port and optional EX_Port
Optical transceivers Choice of 8 Gbps short wave (supports 8, 4 and 2 Gbps link speeds) and 4 Gbps short wave and long wave (supports 4, 2 and 1 Gbps link speeds) SFP transceivers; SFPs must be ordered for all active ports
Fans and power supplies Dual power supply/fan modules
Hot-swappable components SFP optical transceivers, power/fan modules
Non-rack support Non-rack installation is supported; country-specific power cords are required and must be ordered
Servers supported*
Operating systems supported*
Storage Products Supported*
Fibre Channel switches supported Current IBM System Storage and TotalStorage SAN b-type and m-type switches, routers and directors (must be running current firmware)
Fibre optic cable Fibre optic cables are required and are available in various lengths in single-mode and multi-mode formats
Power cords Jumper cables are included for rack installation; country-specific power cords must be ordered for desktop/standalone installation
Warranty 1-year; customer replaceable unit (CRU); warranty service upgrades are available
Optional features 16-Port Activation, Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitor, Enterprise Package**, Extended Fabric, Fibre Channel Routing, FICON with control unit port (CUP), Integrated Routing, Trunking Activation, SAO license
Physical characteristics
Height 8.6 cm/3.4 inches
Width 42.88 cm/16.88 in
Depth 61.0 cm/24.0 in
Weight 15.6 kg/34.4 lb
Temperature Operating: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° degrees F)

Non-operating: -25° to 70° C (-13° to 158° F)
Humidity Operating: 10% to 85% non-condensing at 40° C (104° F)

Non-operating: 10% to 90% non-condensing at 70° C (158° F)
Power 90-264 V ac (Universal), 47-63 Hz

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