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Lenovo B300 FC SAN Switch
Product Guide
The Lenovo B300 FC SAN Switch (Machine Type 3873) provides small to medium-sized enterprises with
Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity that simplifies their IT management infrastructures, improves
system performance, maximizes the value of virtual server deployments, and reduces overall storage
costs.
The Lenovo B300 is a 1U rack-mount 8 Gb Fibre Channel switch with up to 24 ports (8 ports licensed by
default; the remaining ports can be licensed in 8-port increments) that support 2/4/8 Gbps speeds. The
switch offers a rich set of standard software features with the options to expand its capabilities as needed.
The Lenovo B300 features the EZSwitchSetup wizard and can be configured in Access Gateway Mode to
simplify deployment. The switch provides full non-blocking performance with Ports On Demand scalability
to support SAN expansion and enable long-term investment protection.
The following figure shows the Lenovo B300.
Figure 1. Lenovo B300
Did you know?
The Lenovo B300 leverages storage connectivity technologies from Brocade, the market share leader in
Fibre Channel networking that is deployed in 90% of the Fortune 1000 data centers.
The Lenovo B300 offers dual functionality as either a full-fabric SAN switch or as an N_Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV)-enabled Access Gateway that simplifies server connectivity in heterogeneous
enterprise fabrics.
With flexible feature expansion capabilities — such as Ports-on-Demand scalability from 8 to 16 or 24
ports (in 8-port increments) — the Lenovo B300 enables organizations to start small and grow their
storage networks in a non-disruptive manner.
With Lenovo FC SAN Switch offerings, Lenovo can be your trusted partner that offers "one stop shop" and
single point of contact for delivery of leading edge technologies and innovations from Lenovo and other
leading IT vendors. These offerings can satisfy the wide range of your end-to-end IT infrastructure needs,
including handheld devices, notebooks, personal computers, servers, storage, networking, services,
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    The Lenovo B300 is a 1U rack-mount 8 Gb Fibre Channel switch with up to 24 ports (8 ports licensed by default; the remaining ports can be licensed in 8-port increments) that support 2/4/8 Gbps speeds. The switch offers a rich set of standard software features with the options to expand its capabilities as needed.

  • Page 2: Key Features

    Key features The Lenovo B300 FC SAN switch offers the following features and benefits: Provides an affordable, flexible foundation for entry-level SANs, and an edge switch for core-to- edge SAN environments. Delivers up to 24 ports of 8 Gbit/sec performance in an energy-efficient, optimized 1U form factor to support the most demanding server and virtual server deployments.

  • Page 3: System Specifications

    Components and connectors The following figure shows the port side of the Lenovo B300. Figure 2. Lenovo B300 port-side view The following figure shows the non-port side of the Lenovo B300. Figure 3. Lenovo B300 non-port-side view System specifications The following table lists the Lenovo B300 system specifications.

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    Description Part number Feature code (3873-HC4) Lenovo B300, 8 ports activated w/ 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR3 ATSM The Lenovo B300 part numbers include the following items: One FC SAN Switch with 8 ports activated and 8x 8 Gb FC SWL SFP+ transceivers included...

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    Lenovo B300 8-port license w/ 8x 8G SWL SFP+ 00WF814 ATSS If needed, the Lenovo B300 can be mounted in a rack cabinet by using the optional slide rack mount kit that is listed in the following table. Table 4. Rack-mount options...

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    8 Gb Fibre Channel 8 Gb FC SW SFP+ Module Up to 30 m with fiber optic cables supplied by Lenovo (see Table 2); 850 nm OM3 multimode fiber (up to 150 m at 8 Gbps; up to 380 m at 4 Gbps; up to 500 m at 2 Gbps) 8 Gb FC LW SFP+ Module 1310 nm single-mode fiber cable (9 µ) up to 10 km...

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    MAPS basic monitoring: Monitors system resources and overall switch health status. Event logging Environmental monitoring FCping Pathinfo (FC traceroute) Non-disruptive daemon restart Port mirroring Port fencing: Disables a port if specified error conditions are met. RAS trace logging Lenovo B300 FC SAN Switch...

  • Page 8

    Extended Fabric: Extends Fibre Channel SANs beyond 10 km distance limitations for replication and backup at full bandwidth. The following table lists ordering information for the optional software features for the Lenovo B300 (one software license per switch). Table 7. Optional software features...

  • Page 9

    Brocade Network Advisor supports the a wide variety of Brocade SAN offerings, including Lenovo B300, B6505, B6510, FC5022, and more. For a complete list of supported products and edition features, refer to the Brocade Network Advisor Installation and Migration Guide: http://www.brocade.com/en/support/document-library/dl-segment-products-os-detail-...

  • Page 10: Physical Specifications

    Power supplies and cables The Lenovo B300 has one fixed 75 W AC power supply with an IEC 320-C14 connector. The switch comes standard without a power cord; one rack power cable or country-specific line cord must be ordered together with the switch (see the following table).

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    If warranty terms and conditions include onsite labor for repair or replacement of parts, Lenovo will dispatch a service technician to the customer site to perform the replacement. Onsite labor under base warranty is limited to labor for replacement of parts that have been determined to be field-replaceable units (FRUs).

  • Page 12: Regulatory Compliance

    (available only in select countries) For service definitions, country-specific details, and service limitations, please refer to the following documents: Lenovo Statement of Limited Warranty for Data Center Group (DCG) Servers and System Storage http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht503310 Lenovo Data Center Services Agreement http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht116628...

  • Page 13

    Fibre Channel SAN switches The following table lists the FC SAN switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used with the Lenovo B300 in FC SAN solutions. Table 11. FC SAN switches Description Part number Rack-mount switches - 8 Gb FC...

  • Page 14

    4619A1C^ Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 SFF FC/iSCSI Dual Controller Unit (Japanese documentation) 4619A1J** Lenovo Storage DX8200 Series (FC connectivity requires an optional FC HBA and a software license) Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 3yr SW S&S 5135D2x# Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 4yr SW S&S 5135N2x# Lenovo Storage DX8200D ServerSAN Entry, 8TB, 5yr SW S&S...

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    ^ Available only in China. ** Available only in Japan. # x represents a geo-specific letter (for example: U = North America, G = EMEA). Ask a Lenovo representative for specifics. † Available worldwide except Latin America. ‡ Available only in Latin America.

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    External backup units The following table lists the external backup options that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in Lenovo FC SAN solutions. Note: Information provided in this section is for ordering reference purposes only. End-to-end LTO Ultrium...

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    Rack cabinets The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in Lenovo FC SAN solutions. Table 14. Rack cabinets Description Part number 25U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072RX 25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep;...

  • Page 18

    40K9613 DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord (32A) 40K9617 DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord (30A) 40K9618 For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power Distribution Units category: http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu Uninterruptible power supply units Lenovo B300 FC SAN Switch...

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    Uninterruptible power supply units The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in Lenovo FC SAN solutions. Table 16. Uninterruptible power supply units Description Part number RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55941AX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)

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    For more information, see the following resources: Lenovo B300 FC SAN Switch product page https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/data-center/storage/storage-area-network/fibre-channel- switches/Lenovo-B300-Fibre-Channel-Switch/p/77X2SHSSH02 For more information, see the Lenovo B300 FC SAN Switch product publications, available from the Lenovo support website (http://support.lenovo.com) or Brocade 300 Resource Library: http://www.brocade.com/en/products-services/storage-networking/fibre-channel/300-switch.html Hardware Installation Guide...

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    Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead.

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