Fiber Channel Switch offers duplex throughput at 4 Gbps.

Press Release Summary:




TotalStorage® SAN32B-2 Express Model, No. 200532B, offers 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) switch capability to midrange and enterprise SAN. Designed to support storage networking demands, unit provides auto-sensing capability for connecting to existing 1, 2, and 4 gigabit host servers, storage, and switches. It also offers 16, 4 Gbps Shortwave SFP transceivers and scalable ports on demand in 16-, 24-, or 32-port increments in 1U form factor.



Original Press Release:



IBM TotalStorage SAN32B-2 Express Model Introduces 4 Gbps 32-Port Fibre Channel Switch Designed to Support Improved Port Density and Performance



At a glance

The IBM TotalStorage SAN32B-2 Express Model offers:

4 Gbps industry-standard Fibre Channel (FC) switch capability

Scalable ports on demand in 16-, 24-, or 32-port increments

1 U form factor to enhance port density and space usage

High-availability design with redundant hot pluggable power supplies and fans, hot-pluggable components, automatic path routing, and firmware upgrades

Base switch firmware includes Advanced Zoning, WebTools, Fabric Watch, and 16 4 Gbps shortwave transceivers

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

Overview

The IBM TotalStorage® SAN32B-2 Express Model (part number 200532B) introduces 4 Gbps FC switching capability to midrange and enterprise SAN. These features are designed to support improved performance for storage networking demands with improved affordability, higher throughput, and enhanced port density.

The new model provides:

4 Gbps port-to-port throughput with auto-sensing capability for connecting to existing 1, 2, and future 4 gigabit host servers, storage, and switches

32 non-blocking ports with full duplex throughput at 1, 2, or 4 Gbps link speeds

Includes 16 4 Gbps Shortwave SFP transceivers

High-availability features designed to offer redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies and fans, automatic path routing, and nondisruptive firmware upgrades

Scalable ports on demand in 16-, 24-, or 32-port increments to accommodate a broad range of connectivity solutions, in a 1 U form factor for enhanced port density and space utilization

Scalability from midrange to very large enterprise SAN fabric environments

Open FCP support

Full compatibility with existing IBM TotalStorage SAN b-type switches (IBM 2005, 2109, and 3534)

Base 32B model firmware features - Advanced Zoning, WebTools, and Fabric Watch

Optional features - Additional Port Activation, Fabric Manager V4 Max Supported Domains, Extended Fabrics, Remote Switch, Advanced Security, Enhanced ISL Trunking, and Performance Monitoring

Support for 4 Gbps shortwave and 2 Gbps longwave Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) optic transceivers

Key prerequisites

The IBM TotalStorage SAN b-type switch family supports 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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