IBM System Storage SAN768B and SAN384B


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 deliver enterprise connectivity options to add support for IBM FICON connectivity, offering a high-performing and reliable Fibre Connection (FICON) infrastructure with fast and scalable IBM System z servers.
Designed to increase business agility while providing nonstop access to information and reducing infrastructure and administrative costs, SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 Gen 5 FC fabric backbones deliver a new level of scalability and advanced capabilities to this robust, reliable, high-performance technology.

Feature Benefits
Product Characteristics
Product number SAN768B-2 (2499-816)
SAN384B-2 (2499-416)
Base machine
The base chassis includes the following components:
The base FOS (v7.0 or later) software includes:
Note: No port or advanced functionality blades are included in the base. Customers will need to order the 48- or 32-port 16 Gbps or 8 Gbps FC port blades, the 64-port 8 Gbps FC port blade and/or the supported specialty blades and populate them with transceivers.
FC interfaces 16/10/8/4/2 Gbps ClearLink diagnostic technology (D_Port), E_Port, EX_Port, F_Port and M_Port (mirror port)
FICON interfaces 16/8/4/2 Gbps
FCIP interfaces 1 GbE and 10 GbE
Hot-swap components Control processors (CPs), core routing modules, power supplies, fan modules, all FC port blades, Extension blades, Encryption blades, SFPs and QSFPs
Rack support IBM TotalStorage SAN cabinet (2109-C36)
Management software HTTP, simple network management protocol (SNMP) v1/v3 (Fabric Element (FE) Management Information Base (MIB), FC MIB), Secure Shell (SSH); auditing, syslog; web tools, advanced performance monitoring, IBM Network Advisor v11.1 or later; command line interface
Servers supported*
Operating systems supported*
Storage products supported*
FC switches supported System Storage and TotalStorage SAN b-type and m-type directors, switches and routers; other directors, switches and routers manufactured by Brocade
Fibre optic cable Fibre optic cables with LC are required and available in various lengths in single-mode and multimode formats
Power cords Jumper cables are included for installation; country-specific power cords must be ordered for desktop/standalone installation
Warranty One year; around-the-clock same-day maintenance service options are available
Optional features Blades: 32- and 48-port 16 Gbps FC switch blades (FC #3632, 3648); 32- and 48-port 8 Gbps FC switch blades (FC #3633, 3649); 64-port 8 Gbps FC switch blade (FC #3864); 22-port 8 Gbps Extension blade (FC #3890); 22-port 8 Gbps + 2-port 10 Gbps Enhanced Extension blade (FC #3891); 8 Gbps Encryption blade (FC # 3895).
Licenses: Inter-chassis, FICON with 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; upgrade power supplies

Physical characteristics
Weight (maximum ports fully populated)

Operating environment
Temperature (operating) 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Humidity (operating) 20% to 85% relative humidity (RH) noncondensing at 40°C (104°F)
Altitude (operating) Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
Airflow Rear panel-to-door airflow

Electrical requirement
Nominal input voltage 85 to 264 alternating current (ac), universal
Input line frequency 47 to 63 Hertz (Hz)

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