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IBM SAN24B-6 Product Manual

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IBM Storage Networking
SAN24B-6 Switch
Ernest A. Keenan
Product Guide



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  • Page 1 Front cover IBM Storage Networking SAN24B-6 Switch Ernest A. Keenan Product Guide...
  • Page 3: Ibm Storage Networking San24B-6 Switch

    Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology, and the ability to start small and grow on demand from 8 to 24 ports to support an evolving storage environment. In addition, SAN24B-6 is easy to use and install, with a point-and-click user interface that simplifies deployment and saves time.
  • Page 4: Did You Know

    Simplify administration, resolve problems, increase uptime, and reduce costs by using Fabric Vision technology Product overview The IBM Storage Networking SAN24B-6 switch offers low cost of entry, high performance, power efficiency, and TCO-friendly flexibility in licensing and capacity, with a flash-ready solution for the always-on business.
  • Page 5: Fabric Vision Technology

    – Simplify network planning and provisioning based on VM workload requirements Gain maximum flexibility The SAN24B-6 switch is configurable with Ports on Demand (PoD) for 8, 16, or 24 ports, and supports 4, 8, 16, or 32 Gbps port speeds with the proper transceivers installed, all in an efficient 1U package.
  • Page 6: Flash-Ready Performance For Evolving Storage Requirements

    Figure 2 DPS augments ISL Trunking to route data efficiently between multiple trunk groups Rely on the network that delivers always-on business operations IBM b-type Gen 5 and Gen 6 technologies leverage a rich heritage of Fibre Channel innovation to deliver industry-leading reliability for the world’s most demanding data centers.
  • Page 7: Simplified Management And Robust Network Analytics

    In addition, they can ensure that settings do not drift over time with COMPASS configuration and policy violation monitoring within IBM Network Advisor dashboards. ClearLink Diagnostics: Ensures optical and signal integrity for Fibre Channel optics and cables, simplifying deployment and support of high-performance fabrics.
  • Page 8: Ibm Network Advisor

    Access Gateway mode SAN24B-6 can be deployed as a full-fabric switch or as an Access Gateway, which simplifies fabric topologies and heterogeneous fabric connectivity (the default mode setting is a switch). Access Gateway mode utilizes N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) switch standards to present physical and virtual servers directly to the core of SAN fabrics.
  • Page 9: Specifications

    Organizations can easily enable Access Gateway mode via IBM Network Advisor or a command-line interface (CLI). Access Gateway mode includes these key benefits: Improved scalability for large or rapidly growing server and virtual server environments Reduced management of the network edge because Access Gateway does not have a...
  • Page 10 Read Diagnostics Parameter (RDP) VM Insight a. You will need to choose one of the 2445, 2446, or 2447 optional feature codes. Table 2 lists the management specifications for the SAN24B-6 switch. Table 2 Management features Supported management HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB), SSH...
  • Page 11 Nondisruptive daemon restart Optics health monitoring Power monitoring RAStrace logging Rolling Reboot Detection (RRD) Table 3 lists the mechanical characteristics of the SAN24B-6 switch. Table 3 Mechanical characteristics Enclosure Back-to-front airflow (non-port-side intake); power from back, 1U Size Width: 42.88 cm (16.88 in.) Height: 4.29 cm (1.69 in.)
  • Page 12 Non-operating: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random, 5 Hz to 500 Hz Heat dissipation 24 ports at 215 BTU per hour Table 5 lists the electrical characteristics of the SAN24B-6 switch. Table 5 Electrical characteristics Power supply Base switch includes a single, fixed power supply with four...
  • Page 13: Related Information

    Related information To learn more about the IBM Storage Networking SAN24B-6 switch, please contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. For more information, see the following links: IBM SAN24B-6 product page IBM Network Advisor, TIPS1124 Fabric Vision Technology, REDP-5400
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  • Page 18: Back Cover

    Back cover REDP-5450-00 ISBN 0738456136 Printed in U.S.A ®