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IBM® System Storage® SAN42B-R extension switch


SAN42B-R is designed to address the most demanding disaster-recovery requirements. It helps maximize application performance over WAN links with up to twenty-four 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. In addition, this enterprise-class extension switch offers “pay-as-you-grow” scalability with capacity-on-demand upgrades.

Ports 24 port of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel, 16 ports of 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), and 2 ports of 40-GbE
Link speeds Fibre Channel port speed: 2/4/8/16-Gbps autosensing, optionally configurable
FCIP Ethernet interfaces port speed: 1/10 GbE, and 40 GbE
Operating systems For the most current and complete information, refer to SSIC
Optional features Integrated Routing (7407), FICON with CUP Activation (7409), FICON Advanced Accelerator (7417), 10Gbps LAN Rate Upgrade (7418), Max LAN Rate Upgrade (7419)

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage®


Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage is an optimized platform for deploying high performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for open systems and mainframe environments.

Ports 40 ports of 16 Gbps Fibre Channel and 10 ports of 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet
Link speeds Port speed: 4/8/16 Gbps autosensing, optionally configurable
Operating systems For most current and complete information, refer to (SSIC)
Optional features MDS 9200 Enterprise Package (7011), MDS 9250i I/O Accelerator (7012), MDS 9200 Mainframe Package (7031), MDS 9200 DCNM SAN Advanced Edition (7050), MDS 9250i 20-port Fibre Channel Upgrade License (7065)

IBM System Storage SAN06B-R multiprotocol router


An entry-level multiprotocol extension router designed to connect two Storage Area Networks (SANs) over a wide distance using the Internet as the interconnection fabric (upgrades to enterprise-level functions are available). Intended to support business continuity solutions between supported servers at one site and support servers or IBM® System Storage® disk or tape devices at a distant location.

Ports Base system provides four active Fibre Channel ports and two Ethernet Internet Protocol (IP) ports. The optional Port Activation feature activates all 16 Fibre Channel ports and all 6 IP ports.
Link speeds Up to 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps) auto-sensing Fibre Channel and up to 1 Gbps Ethernet (GbE).
Operating systems Microsoft® Windows®, AIX®, UNIX®, Linux®, OS/400® and z/OS®
Optional features Optical and copper transceivers (SFPs), fibre optic cables, 8 Gbps Advanced Extension, Advanced Performance Monitor, Advanced Networking, Enterprise Bundle, Extended Fabric, Fabric Watch, FICON® with CUP, Firmware Upgrade Renewal, High-Performance Extension, Integrated Routing, Port Activation, Trunking Activation, country-specific power cords

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