Press Release Summary:
TotalStorageÂ® 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).
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
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