SAN fabric

Simple, affordable fabric switches and high availability Enterprise SAN Directors

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 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.

Ports 40 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel and 10 ports of 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 DCNM 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

Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage


The Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage® is designed to address the needs of medium-sized businesses and large enterprises with a wide range of Storage Area Network (SAN) capabilities. It can be used as a cost-effective high performance SAN extension over IP router switch for midrange SMB customers in support of IT simplification and business continuity solutions. It can also be used as a remote site router switch for device aggregation and SAN extension over IP to data center directors for large enterprise customers.

Optional Features Assorted optical and copper transceivers and cables; MDS 9200 Enterprise, Fabric Manager Server, 8-port and 18/4-port SAN Extension over IP, Mainframe, Storage Service Enabler Packages; 4 port 10 Gbps ISL; 12-, 24-, 48-port 4 Gbps FC; 4/44-port 8 Gbps FC, 8 port IP and18 FC/4 IP port; Storage Services (32 2 Gbps FC) modules
Link speeds 1, 2, 4 and 8 Gbps auto-sensing fabric; Gigabit Ethernet IP; 10 Gbps ISL
Ports 18 Fibre Channel and 4 IP ports; expandable with one 12, 24 or 48-port 4 Gbps FC switch module or one 4/44 8 Gbps FC switch module or one 4-port 10 Gbps FC switch module
Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, Linux®, NetWare®, IBM OS/400® and z/OS®