Technical specifications

Model 8978-E16
Chassis slot configuration

• Line-card slots: 16

• Supervisor slots: 2

• Crossbar switching fabric slots: 6

• Fan trays: 3 fan trays at the back of the chassis

• Power supply bays: 16

Hot-swappable components Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggables, supervisor modules, fabric modules
Warranty One year, IBM On-Site Limited, 24—7 same-day maintenance; service options available
Optional features 48-port 32Gbps FC Module and 16G SW Bundle (#AJL2), 48-port 32Gbps FC Switching Module (#AJL4), 24/10-port SAN Extension Module (#AJL5), Fabric-1 Switching Module (#AJKE), Enterprise Package (#AJJ9), DCNM SAN Advanced Edition (#AJJA), Mainframe Package (#AJJB), 3000W AC power supply (#AJKF), small form-factor pluggables, fans*
Dimensions (H x W x D)

Chassis dimensions (26RU): 114.9 cm (45.25 in.) x 43.9 cm (17.3 in.) x 88.9 cm (35 in.)

• 48-Port 32-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module: 4.4 cm x 40.39 cm x 55.37 cm (1.75 in. x 15.9 in. x 21.8 in.)

• Power supply (3,000 W AC): 55.98 cm x 10.03 cm x 4.06 cm (22.04 in. x 3.95 in.x 1.6 in.)

• Fabric-1 module: 82.3 cm x 5.13 cm x 25.96 cm (32.40 in. x 2.02 in. x 10.22 in.)

• Supervisor-1E module: 5.18 cm x 20.17 cm x 55.5 cm (2.04 in. x 7.94 in. x 21.85 in.)

• Fan tray: 91.87 cm x 13.08 cm x 4.75 cm (36.17 in. x 5.15 in. x 1.87 in.)

• SFP+: 1.25 cm x 1.36 cm x 5.65 cm (0.49 in. x 0.54 in. x 2.22 in.)

Weight

• Chassis (includes fans): 136 kg (300 lb.)

• 48-port 32-Gbps Fibre Channel line card: 7.94 kg (17.5 lb)

• Power supply (3,000 W AC): 2.7 kg (6 lb)

• Fabric-1 module: 9.07 kg (20 lb)

• Supervisor-1E module: 3.86 kg (8.5 lb)

• Fan tray: 5.76 kg (12.7 lb)

• Supervisor blank cover: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)

• Line-card blank cover: 2.04 kg (4.5 lb)

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