FC Switch offers options for extended-distance performance.

Press Release Summary:



TotalStorage® SAN32B-2 Express Model, No. 200532B, is offered with Fabric Manager v4 for SAN management (up to 8 fabrics) simplification. Remote Switch Activation option extends distance of SAN fabrics over ATM networks, and Extended Fabric Activation helps maintain performance. Additional options include 4 Gbps short wave Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFPs), 2 long wave SFPs, policy-based security mechanisms, and end-to-end performance monitoring and ISL trunking.



Original Press Release:


New Optional Features for the IBM TotalStorage SAN32B-2 Express Model 4 Gbps 32-Port FC Switch


At a glance

Optional features for the IBM TotalStorage SAN32B-2 Express Model:

Simplified SAN management (up to eight fabrics)

Extended distance of SAN fabrics over ATM networks

Performance can be maintained over long distances

Policy-based security mechanisms

End-to-end performance monitoring and ISL trunking

4 Gbps short wave and 2 Gbps long wave Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFPs)

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

New optional features are available for the IBM TotalStorage® SAN32B-2 Express Model (200532B).

New optional features for the IBM TotalStorage SAN32B-2 Express Model:

Fabric Manager V4 for SAN management (up to eight fabrics) simplification

Remote Switch Activation to extend the distance of SAN fabrics over ATM networks

Extended Fabric Activation to help maintain performance over long distance

Advanced Security Activation for policy-based security mechanisms

Performance Bundle Activation for end-to-end performance monitoring and ISL trunking

4 Gbps short wave SFPs

The new IBM TotalStorage SAN32B-2 Express Model is announced separately. Refer to Hardware Announcement 105-182 , dated May 24, 2005.

Key prerequisites

The IBM TotalStorage SAN b-type switch family supports Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity for servers and storage.

For specific support dates, configuration options, server models, operating systems levels, and attachment capabilities, visit http://www.ibm.com/totalstorage/san/b-type

Planned availability date

June 24, 2005

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