Technical specifications

Product numbers

SAN512B-6 (8961-F08)*
SAN256B-6 (8961-F04)*

Hot-swap components

Control processors, core routing modules, power supplies, fan modules, Fibre Channel port blades, extension blade, small form-factor pluggables (SFPs) and quad small form-factor pluggables (QSFPs)


One year; 24×7 same-day maintenance; service options are available

Optional features

Please refer to the SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6 Redbooks Product Guide to review most current optional features


Non-port-side intake to port-side exhaust or port-side intake to non-port-side exhaust options are available.


  • SAN512B-6
  • SAN256B-6
  • SAN256B-6 with airflow diversion rack-mount kit


  • SAN512B-6
  • SAN256B-6

* The base functionality includes the Enterprise Software bundle which comprises FOS features on top of base FOS functionality included in the hardware. For further details please refer to the IBM Storage Networking SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6 Redbooks Products Guide.

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