IBM 2005-B16 TotalStorage SANB16B-2 FC Fabric Switch


Product Line:
SAN Switch
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Form Factor:
Deskside/Rack Mountable
Performance Speed:
Height (Rack Units):
1 U


IBM 2005-B16 TotalStorage SANB16B-2 FC Fabric Switch

The IBM TotalStorage SAN b-type switch family, which supports Fibre Channel connectivity for servers and storage, is expanded with the IBM TotalStorage SAN16B-2 fabric switch. It offers:

4 Gbps industry-standard Fibre Channel (FC) switch capability for systems that support 4 Gbps throughput
Scalable ports on demand: 8-, 12- or 16-ports to accommodate small to mid-range Storage Area Network (SAN) fabric environments
1U form factor to enhance port density and space usage
High availability design with automatic path routing and nondisruptive firmware upgrades
Base switch firmware that includes Advanced Zoning and Web Tools
Optional features, including additional 4-Port Activation, Full Fabric, Fabric Watch, Advanced Security, Enhanced Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking, and Performance Monitoring
he IBM TotalStorage® SAN16B-2 fabric switch (2005-B16) joins the SAN32B-2 switch and SAN256B director as a member of the IBM TotalStorage SAN b-type 4 Gbps switch family. These products are designed to enhance storage networking with improved affordability, higher throughput, and increased port density when compared to prior IBM TotalStorage SAN b-type family products.

The SAN16B-2 is designed to provide:

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
Up to 16 nonblocking ports with full-duplex throughput at 1, 2, or 4 Gbps link speeds
High availability features: automatic path routing and many nondisruptive firmware upgrades
Scalable ports on demand: 8-, 12-, or 16-ports to accommodate a broad range of connectivity solutions in 1U form factor for enhanced port density and space utilization
Scalability from small to mid-range SAN fabric environments
Open Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) support
Full compatibility with existing TotalStorage SAN b-type switches (IBM 2005, 2109, and 3534)
Base B16 model firmware features: Advanced Zoning and Web Tools
Optional features: additional Port Activation, Fabric Watch, Advanced Security, Enhanced ISL Trunking, and Performance Monitoring
Support for 2 Gbps long wave and 4 Gbps short wave Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) optic transceivers
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Manufacturer:  IBM

Manufacturer PN:  2005-B16

Product Type: FC Switch

Ports:  16

Capacity:  4GB

Form Factor:  1U