SAN Fabric

Simple, affordable fabric switches and high availability Enterprise SAN Directors

IBM System Storage SAN80B-4

A compact, high-performance, easy-to-install Fibre Channel (FC) SAN switch that enables multiple servers to connect to external disk and tape systems. The SAN80B-4 supports most common operating systems and connects to most common servers and external storage devices. Supports server virtualisation with virtual data paths across a single FC link. Can connect to other SAN switches, routers and directors to form a multi-switch fabric for increased connectivity.

Ports 48, 64 and 80 ports with “Ports on Demand” scalability
Link Speeds 8, 4, 2 and 1 Gbps auto-sensing
Operating systems Microsoft® Windows®, AIX®, Unix®, Linux®, NetWare and z/OS®

IBM System Storage SAN40B-4

A compact, high-performance, easy-to-install Fibre Channel (FC) SAN switch which enables multiple servers to connect to external disk and tape systems. The SAN40B-4 supports most common operating systems and connects to most common servers and external storage devices. Supports server virtualisation with virtual data paths across a single FC link. Can connect to other SAN switches, routers and directors to form a multi-switch fabric for increased connectivity.

Ports 24, 32 and 40 ports with “Ports on Demand” scalability
Link Speeds 8, 4, 2 and 1 Gbps auto-sensing
Operating systems Microsoft® Windows®, AIX®, UNIX®, Linux®, NetWare and z/OS®

IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch

The IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch is a high-performance hardware device that delivers fabric-based encryption services to secure data for both disk and tape. It is tightly integrated with TKLM and provides scalable performance of on-demand encryption and compression processing power.

Ports 32-port auto-sensing 8 Gbps Fiber Channel active ports
Link Speeds 1.063 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; 2.125 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; 8, 4, 2 and 1 Gbps autosensing
Operating Systems IBM AIX®, Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, Linux® and other selected operating systems
Optional Features Encryption 96 Gbps Disk Performance Upgrade Activation, Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitor, E32 Enterprise Package**, Trunking Activation, Integrated Routing

Cisco MDS 9148 for System Storage

The Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage® Multilayer Fabric Switch (2417-C48) is designed to provide an affordable, highly capable and scalable storage networking solution for small, midrange and large enterprise customers. It can be used as part of SAN solutions from simple single-switch configurations to larger multiswitch configurations in support of fabric connectivity and advanced business continuity capabilities.

Ports 16, 24, 32, 40, and 48 ports
Link Speeds 1, 2, 4 and 8 Gbps
Servers IBM System x® servers Other Intel® processor-based servers IBM System p® servers IBM System i® servers Selected Sun and HP servers

IBM System Storage SAN48B-5

The IBM System Storage SAN48B-5 switch is designed to meet the demands of hyper-scale private or hybrid cloud storage environments by delivering Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) technology and capabilities with 16 Gigabits per second (Gbps) performance that support highly virtualised environments.

Ports 24-, 36- and 48-port configurations through 12-port activation upgrades; universal (E, F, M, D, EX) ports
Link speeds Autosensing of 2, 4, 8 or 16 Gbps port speeds; 10 Gbps and optionally programmable to fixed port speed
Operating systems Microsoft Windows 2008, Windows 2012
Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Linux Advanced Server
SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
IBM AIX
Other select operating systems (OS)
Optional features Please refer to the SAN48B-5 Redbooks Product Guide to review most current optional features

IBM System Networking SAN96B-5

SAN96B-5 is a high-density, purpose-built, foundational building block for large and growing Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructures. It is designed to provide a highly resilient, scalable and simplified network infrastructure for storage. By delivering leading-edge Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) technology and capabilities with 16 Gigabits per second (Gbps) performance, SAN96B-5 meets the demands of growing, dynamic workloads and highly virtualised private and hybrid cloud storage environments.

Ports 48-, 72- and 96-port configurations (24-port increments through Ports on Demand (PoD) licenses); universal (E, F, M, D, EX) ports
Link speeds Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8 or 16 Gbps port speeds; 10 Gbps and optionally programmable to fixed port speed
Operating systems Microsoft Windows 2008, Windows 2012
Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Linux Advanced Server
SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
IBM AIX
Other select operating systems
Optional features Please refer to the SAN96B-5 Redbooks Product Guide to review most current optional features

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