Expansion Card enables SAN booting of server.

Press Release Summary:



IBM eServer BladeCenter(TM) JS20 Fibre Channel Expansion Card interconnects BladeCenter JS20 servers with fiber channel-attached storage, delivering highly manageable SAN. Dual-port card offers link speeds to 2 Gbps and enables SAN booting, which can reduce risk of extended system outages that occur in direct-attached storage environments. Product also provides support for AIX®.



Original Press Release:



IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20 Fibre Channel Expansion Card Enables SAN Booting of BladeCenter JS20 Servers



Overview

The IBM eServer BladeCenter(TM) JS20 Fibre Channel Expansion Card interconnects BladeCenter JS20 servers with Fibre Channel-attached storage to deliver a high-performance, highly manageable SAN. The dual-port (2 Gb per port) card enables SAN booting, which can significantly reduce the risk of extended system outages that occur in direct-attached storage environments.

The IBM JS20 Fibre Channel Expansion Card also provides support for AIX®. It replaces the IBM HS20 Fibre Channel Expansion Card for connecting JS20 blades to Fibre Channel-attached storage.

Key prerequisites

BladeCenter Server

Planned availability date

August 27, 2004

At a glance

The IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20 Fibre Channel Expansion Card furnishes:

· Single Fibre Channel controller with dual port capable of 2 Gbps link speeds

· SAN boot support, enabling high-density, highly available, flexible, and recoverable systems

· Support for AIX

For technical support:

· Call the IBM Support Center at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378)

or

· Request technical information via the Personal Computing Division Web site at http://www.ibm.com/pc/support

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