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IBM Storage Networking SAN256B-6 Installation, Service, and User Guide

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This document is intended for use by systems administrators and technicians experienced with networking, Fibre Channel, and storage area network (SAN) technologies. It describes how to install, service, and use the IBM Storage Networking SAN256B-6 (machine type-models 8961-F04 Switch). Throughout this document, the product is referred to as the SAN256B-6, or simply the switch.

This document has been created to include information specific to SAN256B-6 switches running on Fabric OS version 8.0.1 or later. This document does not support all Fabric OS versions. It is specific to Fabric OS v8.0.1 or later. Refer to the Fabric OS Release Notes for more information.

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18 September 2018

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18 September 2018