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.
|Product number||SAN768B-2 (2499-816)
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|
|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
|Weight (maximum ports fully populated)|
|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|
|Nominal input voltage||85 to 264 alternating current (ac), universal|
|Input line frequency||47 to 63 Hertz (Hz)|
* For most current and complete information, refer to product details in ibm.com/systems/networking/switches/san/b-type (US)