IBM® System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 fabric backbones are among the industry's most powerful Fibre Channel (FC) switching infrastructure offerings. They provide reliable, scalable, high-performance foundations for mission-critical storage. These fabric backbones also offer enterprise connectivity options to add support for IBM fibre connection (FICON) connectivity, delivering a high performing and reliable FICON infrastructure with fast and scalable IBM System z servers.
The IBM System Storage SAN b-type family switch – designed to support FC connectivity for servers and storage – introduces the next generation of fabric backbones with Gen 5 FC technology, offering long-term solutions for mission-critical applications that require secure, high-performance, low-latency storage networks. These fabric backbones enable organisations to continue leveraging their existing IT investments as they grow their businesses and solve their most difficult business challenges, while unleashing the full potential of high-density server virtualisation, cloud architectures and next-generation storage.
|Product numbers||SAN768B-2 (2499-816)
|Hot-swap components||Control processors, core routing modules, power supplies, fan modules, all Fibre Channel port blades, extension blades, encryption blades, small form-factor pluggables (SFPs) and quad small form-factor pluggables (QSFPs)|
|Warranty||One year; 24×7 same-day maintenance service options are available|
|Optional features||Blades: 32- and 48-port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel switch blades (3632, 3648); 32- and 48-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel switch blades (3633, 3649); 64-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel switch blade (3864); 22-port 8 Gbps and 2-port 10 Gbps enhanced extension blade (3891); 8 Gbps encryption blade (3895)
Licenses: Inter-chassis, FICON with control unit port (CUP) activation, advanced extension activation, extension blade 10 GbE activation, FICON Accelerator activation, encryption 96 Gbps disk performance upgrade activation, Integrated Routing and Enterprise ICL
Other: SFPs, fiber optic cables, upgraded power supplies