What can IBM Storage Networking SAN128B-6 do for you?
A next-generation high-speed switch, IBM® Storage Networking SAN128B-6 is designed for flexible integration in large-scale storage networks. NVMe-ready SAN128B-6 enables efficient use of today’s flash storage, and provides advanced security, automation and orchestration capabilities that can simplify operations—from instantiating virtual machines and workload balancing to monitoring traffic. SAN128B-6 offers an expandable set of available b-type Gen 6 Fibre Channel ports for extreme scalability and advanced control features to simplify management.
Adapt to demanding workloads
Adapt to storage growth and demanding workloads with a high-density, 128-port 32 Gbps b-type Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch.
Optimize performance and enhance reliability with advanced monitoring for NVM Express (NVMe).
Integrate NVMe-ready solutions without a rip-and-replace.
Automate repetitive tasks
Simplify end-to-end management of large-scale environments and accelerate operations by automating repetitive tasks.
Provide real-time alerts
Provide proactive, real-time monitoring and alerting of storage input/output (I/O) health and performance with integrated network sensors.
Enable virtual machine (VM) visibility in a storage fabric to monitor and optimize performance and identify anomalies.
Key features of IBM Storage Networking SAN128B-6
Small form-factor pluggables (SFPs
21.31 kg (47.00 lb) with two power supply field-replaceable units (FRUs), and three fan FRUs without transceivers.
One-year; customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site, 9×5 next-business-day response; warranty service upgrades are available.
4/8/10/16/32 Gbps port speeds and capable of supporting 128 Gbps speeds; 10 Gbps optionally programmable to fixed port speed. Auto-sensing of 4×32 / 4×16 / 4×8 /4×4 Gbps speeds on the QSFP ports with FOS v8.2.0 or later
Fibre Channel Ports
96 SFP+ ports capable of operating at 4/8/10/16/32 Gbps Fibre Channel auto-sensing speeds; 8 QSFP ports capable of operating at 4×32 / 4×16 / 4×8 / 4×4 Gbps Fibre Channel speeds. Offers a base configuration of 48 ports, two 24-port SFP+ PoD, and one 32-port QSFPPoD. The switch has a total of eight 32 Gbps QSPF ports. This allows users to grow from 48 ports to 128 ports. Supports F/E/EX_Port and D_Port types on the SFP+ ports and only F/E/EX_Port and D_Port types on the QSFP ports with Fabric OS (FOS) v8.2.0 or later.
Please refer to the IBM Storage Networking SAN128B-6 Redbooks Product Guide to review most current optional features.