TotalStorage SAN16M-2 Express Model
IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 Express Model Managed
A single SAN16M-2 Express Model can serve as the cornerstone of a Storage Area Network for those who want to obtain the benefits of storage consolidation and are just beginning to implement Fibre Channel storage systems. Such an entry-level configuration can consist of one or two Fibre Channel links to a disk storage array or to an LTO™ tape drive. An entry-level eight-port storage consolidation solution can support up to seven servers with a single path to either disk or tape. The FlexPort feature is designed to enable a base switch to grow to sixteen ports, in four port increments, to support more servers and more storage devices without taking the switch offline.
A high-availability solution can be created with redundant switches. This capability is ideal for server clustering environments. Such a configuration can support from six to fourteen servers, each with dual Fibre Channel adapters cross-connected to redundant SAN16M-2 Express Model switches which are cross-connected to a dual-controller storage system.
IBM TotalStorage SAN16M-2 Express Model. Switch type: Managed network switch. Maximum data transfer rate: 4.24 Gbit/s. Data link protocols: 4Gb Fibre Channel. Compatible operating systems: Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, SUSE. Weight: 8.82 lbs (4 kg)