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SAN Switch includes security activation features.

Press Release Summary:

May 20, 2003 - IBM TotalStorage(TM) SAN Switch family facilitates scalable network growth in modular, non-disruptive manner. It offers Advanced Security Activation, which enables policy-based security mechanisms integrated within Fabric Operating System v2.6, 3.1, and 4.1. Optional Fabric Manager v4.0 simplifies management of up to 8 fabrics and provides security management, RAS features, and call home capabilities.

Original Press Release

IBM TotalStorage SAN Switch: New Advanced Security Activation and Fabric Manager 4.0 Features and Enhancements for IBM eserver xSeries Servers

Press release date: May 13, 2003

At a Glance

The IBM TotalStorage SAN Switch family adds the following features:

o Advanced Security Activation for IBM SAN Switch 2109 and 3534 (Fabric OS V2.6, V3.1, and V4.1). o Fabric Manager V4.0 for IBM SAN Switch 2109 and 3534 designed to provide advanced security management, RAS features, and call home capabilities. o No-additional-charge Fabric OS enhancements for IBM 2109 and 3534 provides Fabric Watch Health Check, time server synchronization, and enhanced manageability.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

The IBM TotalStorage(TM) SAN Switch family is designed to facilitate scalable network growth in a modular, cost-effective, and non-disruptive manner. The following optional features are added to the IBM TotalStorage SAN Switch family:

o Advanced Security Activation o Fabric Manager V4.0

The IBM SAN Switch optional Advanced Security Activation feature is designed to enable policy-based security mechanisms integrated within Fabric Operating System V2.6, V3.1, and V4.1. When activated across the IBM SAN Switch Fabric, Advanced Security Activation is designed to provide the following security capabilities:

o Centralized security management (trusted switches) o Fabric-wide security policies to control access o Port and Switch level access control o Management access controls (Telnet, SNMP, HTTP, API) o Encryption of management data such as passwords o Strong and non-reputable authentication between switches

The optional Fabric Manager V4.0 feature is designed to help simplify management of up to eight fabrics and is designed to provide enhanced security management, additional RAS features, and call home capabilities.

Key Prerequisites

The IBM TotalStorage SAN Switch Models F08, and F16 support Fibre Channel connectivity for the following:

Servers

o IBM eserver pSeries(TM) and selected RS/6000® servers o IBM esrver xSeries(TM) and selected Netfinity® servers o IBM TotalStorage Network Attached Storage 300G o Selected Intel®-based servers with Windows NT® and Windows®2000 o Selected Sun and HP servers

Storage Systems

o IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server(TM) (ESS) o IBM TotalStorage FAStT Family of Storage Servers o IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 and IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Library 3494 o IBM 3583 Ultrium Tape Library and IBM 3584 UltraScalable Tape Library o IBM SAN Switch M12, F32, F16, F08, S16, S08, and SAN Managed Hub o Other selected storage systems

For specific configuration support dates and other details on availability, server models, operating system levels, and storage attachment capabilities, consult the following product Web site. Support for some configurations may not be available on the initial general availability date.

http://www.ibm.com/storage/FCSwitch

Planned Availability Date

May 30, 2003

Description

Fabric Manager V4.0

o 2109-F16: Fabric Manager V4.0 (part number 17P7182) o 3534-F08: Fabric Manager V4.0 (part number 17P7180)

The IBM TotalStorage SAN Switch Fabric Manager V4.0 optional feature is designed to provide enhanced capabilities to the Java(TM)-based Fabric Manager application to simplify management of up to eight fabrics. The new Fabric Manager V4.0 optional feature also is designed to provide enhanced security management, additional RAS features, and call home capabilities. Fabric Manager V4.0 requires a Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Solaris 7 server with a Netscape or Internet Explorer Web browser.

Advanced Security Activation Features

o 2109-F16: F16 Advanced Security Activation (part number 18P3596) o 3534-F08: F08 Advanced Security Activation (part number 18P4411)

The IBM TotalStorage SAN Switch Advanced Security Activation optional feature is designed to enable policy-based security mechanisms integrated within Fabric Operating System V2.6, V3.1, and V4.1. To enable Advanced Security capabilities, all switches within the IBM SAN Switches Fabric must be configured with their respective Fabric OS version (2.6, 3.1, and 4.1) before activating the Advanced Security optional feature license key. When activated across the IBM SAN Switch Fabric, the Advanced Security Activation feature is designed to provide the following security capabilities.

o Centralized security management (trusted switches) o Fabric-wide security policies to control access o Port-level access control o Switch-level access control o Management access controls (Telnet, SNMP, HTTP, API) o Encryption of management data such as passwords o Strong and non-reputable authentication between switches

Contact your IBM representative or authorized Business Partner for details regarding availability of Advanced Security Activation for IBM SAN Switch models using Fabric OS V2.6. For these models, Advanced Security Activation is provided through an RPQ process.

Fabric OS V2.6, V3.1, V4.1 Enhancements

With all IBM SAN Switch models using Fabric OS V2.6, V3.1, and V4.1 you get, at no additional charge:

o Enhanced manageability o New Kernel Error Reporting o New and updated Telnet Commands o Time Server Synchronization o New WebTools GUI capabilities o Fabric Watch Health Check

For specific availability dates, configuration options, server models, operating systems levels, and attachment capabilities, consult the Web at:

http://www.ibm.com/storage/FCSwitch

Trademarks

The e-business logo, TotalStorage, pSeries, xSeries, and Enterprise Storage Server are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

RS/6000 and Netfinity are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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