Family 8961+01 IBM Storage Networking SAN256B-6

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Revised:  November 06, 2018.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Technical description
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Features
TOC Link Description TOC Link Accessories
TOC Link Models TOC Link Supplies

 
Product life cycle dates
Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
8961-F04 2016/10/112016/11/11 - -

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Abstract

Digital transformation is pushing mission-critical storage environments to the limit, with users expecting data to be accessible from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. Faced with exponential data growth, the network must evolve to enable businesses to thrive in this new era. To meet these dynamic and growing business demands, organizations need to deploy infrastructure that can deliver greater consistency, predictability, and performance. Legacy infrastructures, however, were not designed to support the performance requirements of evolving workloads and flash-based storage technology. In fact, an aging network will impede the performance of an all-flash data center.

A new approach to storage networking is needed to enable databases, virtual servers, desktops, and critical applications, and to unlock the full capabilities of flash. By treating the network as a strategic part of a storage environment, organizations can maximize their productivity and efficiency as they rapidly scale their environments.

IBM Storage Networking SAN256B-6 director with Fabric Vision technology combines innovative hardware, software, and built-in instrumentation to ensure the industry's highest level of operational stability while redefining application performance. SAN256B-6 delivers a modular building block for increased scalability to accommodate growth for large-scale enterprise infrastructures.

Fabric Vision technology enhances visibility into the health of storage environments, delivering greater control and insight to quickly identify problems and achieve critical service level agreements (SLAs). Breakthrough 32/128 Gbps performance shatters application performance barriers and enables support for more than 1 billion IOPS for flash-based storage workloads. With diverse deployment options, organizations can smoothly adapt and optimize their businesses to meet next-generation storage requirements.

Model abstract 8961-F04

SAN256B-6 director (8U) has four horizontal blade slots to provide up to one hundred ninety-two 32 Gbps Fibre Channel device ports and sixteen additional 128 Gbps UltraScale ICL ports. Each blade slot can be populated with two optional blades. For device connectivity, the 48 Fibre Channel port blade (feature #3248, #3249, or #3250) provides forty-eight 32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. To support disaster recovery and data protection storage solutions over long distances, the 32 Gbps Extension Blade (features #3892 or #3893) provides sixteen 32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, sixteen 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, and two 40-GbE ports for Fibre Channel and IP replication traffic. This modular chassis design increases business agility with seamless storage connectivity and flexible deployment offerings.
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Highlights

IBM Storage Networking SAN256B-6 delivers the following benefits:

  • Enhance operational stability, maximize application performance, and increase business agility with enterprise-class, b-type Gen 6 directors
  • Shatter application performance barriers across 32 Gbps links and support up to 1 billion input/output operations per second (IOPS) without oversubscription
  • Consolidate infrastructure with high-density solutions built with 128 Gbps UltraScale ICL connectivity for simpler, flatter, low-latency fabrics
  • Simplify end-to-end management of large-scale environments by automating monitoring and diagnostics
  • Detect degraded application or device performance automatically with built-in monitoring
  • Extend distance and replication with a highly scalable, multiprotocol extension solution
  • Integrate next-generation flash storage based on nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) flash memory with current and future b-type Gen 6 Fibre Channel networks
  • Mitigate risk with backward-compatibility

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Description

IBM Storage Networking SAN256B-6 director with Fabric Vision technology combines innovative hardware, software, and built-in instrumentation to ensure high levels of operational stability while redefining application performance. SAN256B-6 delivers a modular building block for increased scalability to accommodate growth for large-scale enterprise infrastructures.

Fabric Vision technology enhances visibility into the health of storage environments, delivering greater control and insight to quickly identify problems and achieve critical SLAs. Breakthrough 32/128 Gbps performance shatters application performance barriers and delivers support for more than one billion IOPS for flash-based storage workloads. With diverse deployment options, organizations can seamlessly adapt and optimize their businesses to meet next-generation storage requirements.

Purpose-built for enterprise deployments

Designed to meet relentless growth and mission-critical application demands, SAN256B-6 director is an ideal platform for midsized networks that require increased capacity, greater throughput, and higher levels of resiliency.

SAN256B-6 director (8U) has four horizontal blade slots to provide up to one hundred ninety-two 32 Gbps Fibre Channel device ports and sixteen additional 128 Gbps UltraScale ICL ports. Each blade slot can be populated with two optional blades. For device connectivity, the 48 Fibre Channel port blade (feature #3248, #3249, or #3250) provides forty-eight 32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. To support disaster recovery and data protection storage solutions over long distances, the 32 Gbps Extension Blade (features #3892 or #3893) provides sixteen 32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, sixteen 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, and two 40-GbE ports for Fibre Channel and IP replication traffic. IS storage connectivity and flexible deployment offerings.

Enhanced operational stability for always-on business operations

SAN256B-6 director with Fabric Vision technology delivers a breakthrough hardware and software solution that helps simplify monitoring, increase operational stability, and dramatically reduce costs. Fabric Vision technology now includes IO Insight that offers organizations deeper visibility into the performance of their environments. This enhanced visibility enables quick identification of degraded application performance at host and storage tiers, helping reduce time to resolution.

Innovative Fabric Vision monitoring, management, and diagnostic capabilities enable administrators to avoid problems before they impact operations. Additional Fabric Vision capabilities include:

  • IO Insight: Monitors application-and device-level I/O to gain deep insights into performance and availability, ensuring predictable performance and operational stability.
  • Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS): Simplifies fabric-wide threshold configuration, monitoring, and alerting with prebuilt, rule-and policy-based templates.
  • Fabric Performance Impact (FPI) monitoring: Leverages predefined MAPS policies to automatically detect and alert administrators to different latency severity levels, and to identify slow-drain devices that could impact network performance.
  • Dashboards: Provide integrated, at-a-glance views that display an overall storage area network (SAN) health view, along with details on out-of-range conditions, to help administrators easily identify trends and quickly pinpoint issues occurring on a switch or in a fabric.
  • Configuration and Operational Monitoring Policy Automation Services Suite (COMPASS): Simplifies deployment, safeguards consistency, and increases operational efficiencies of larger environments with automated switch and fabric configuration services.
  • ClearLink Diagnostics: Ensures optical and signal integrity for Fibre Channel optics and cables, simplifying deployment and support of high-performance fabrics.
  • Flow Vision: Enables administrators to identify, monitor, and analyze specific application flows in order to simplify troubleshooting, maximize performance, avoid congestion, and optimize resources. Flow Vision includes:
    • Flow Monitor: Delivers comprehensive visibility into flows within the fabric, including the ability to automatically learn flows and nondisruptively monitor flow performance. Administrators can monitor all flows from a specific host to multiple targets/logical unit numbers (LUNs), from multiple hosts to a specific target/LUN, or across a specific inter-switch link (ISL) or inter-facility link (IFL). Additionally, they can perform LUN-level monitoring of specific frame types to identify resource contention or congestion that is impacting application performance.
    • Flow Learning: Enables administrators to nondisruptively discover all flows that go to or come from a specific host port or a storage port, or traverse ISLs and IFLs or Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) tunnels to monitor fabric-wide application performance. In addition, administrators can discover top and bottom bandwidth-consuming devices and manage capacity planning.
    • Flow Generator: Includes a built-in traffic generator for pretesting and validating the data center infrastructure for robustness (including route verification and integrity of optics, cables, ports, back-end connections and ISLs) before deploying applications.
    • Flow Mirroring: Enables administrators to nondisruptively create copies of specific application and data flows or frame types that can be captured for in-depth analysis.
  • Forward Error Correction (FEC): Enables recovery from bit errors in device connections and ISLs, enhancing transmission reliability and performance.
  • Credit Loss Recovery: Detects and recovers buffer credit loss at the virtual channel level automatically , providing protection against performance degradation and enhancing application availability.

Simplified Fibre Channel management with IBM Network Advisor

IBM Network Advisor simplifies Gen 6 Fibre Channel management and helps organizations dramatically reduce deployment and configuration times by enabling fabrics, switches, and ports to be managed as groups. Customizable dashboards graphically display performance and health indicators, including all data captured using Fabric Vision technology.

Maximum performance for highly virtualized workloads

Evolving critical workloads and higher density virtualization are continuing to demand greater, more predictable performance. SAN256B-6 director features industry-leading Gen 6 Fibre Channel that increases performance for demanding workloads across 32 Gbps line-speed links and up to 16 Tbps of chassis bandwidth to address next-generation I/O and bandwidth-intensive applications. In addition, the SAN256B-6 director increases scalability with double the throughput for high-density virtual machine deployments and larger fabrics. This enables organizations to support more storage devices and meet bandwidth requirements using the same number of Fibre Channel links.

SAN256B-6 director delivers outstanding chassis, slot-to-slot, and port performance and bandwidth. In addition, local switching capabilities ensure that data traffic within the same port group does not consume slot bandwidth, maximizing the number of line-rate ports while reducing latency.

SAN256B-6: Nonblocking architecture

  • Up to 192 ports (equivalent to 256 with UltraScale ICLs) at 32 Gbps
    • 8 Tbps aggregate chassis bandwidth
    • 6 Tbps Fibre Channel port bandwidth
    • 2 Tbps UltraScale ICL bandwidth
  • 1.5 Tbps bandwidth per slot, providing line-rate performance for 32 Gbps 48 port blades

Simplified, scale-out network design

Organizations need to adapt to continuous data growth and seamlessly scale out their storage environments. UltraScale chassis connectivity leverages optical ICLs to deliver 128 Gbps bandwidth through a quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP) link. These links can support distances of up to two kilometers and connect up to 12 directors, enabling flatter, faster, and simpler fabrics that increase consolidation while reducing network complexity and costs.

UltraScale ICLs enable scalable core-edge and active-active mesh chassis topologies. These high-density chassis topologies can reduce inter-switch cabling by up to 75% and free up to 25% of ports for servers and storage. This maximizes overall port density within the smallest amount of rack space while freeing up front-facing device ports for server and storage connectivity.

SAN256B-6 supports sixteen UltraScale ICL ports, providing the equivalent of sixty-four 32 Gbps ports (2.048 Tbps). Gen 6 UltraScale ICLs are backward-compatible and can connect to Gen 5 ICL ports, including connectivity with 2-kilometer QSFPs at Gen 5 speeds of 16 Gbps.

Extended distance and replication with a scalable, multiprotocol extension solution

Connecting distributed data centers enables data mobility for advanced data protection. Enterprise data centers need their disaster recovery infrastructure to ensure fast, continuous, and easy replication of mission-critical data to anywhere in the world. Storage administrators need to replicate large amounts of data quickly, securely, reliably, and simply while minimizing operational and capital expenses.

With a 32 Gbps Extension Blade, SAN256B-6 director provides integrated metro and global connectivity with a purpose-built data center extension solution for Fibre Channel and IP storage environments. This solution delivers unprecedented performance, strong security, continuous availability, and simplified management to handle the unrelenting transfer of data between data centers and maintain SLAs. Native 10 Gbps Fibre Channel connections are also available on the 48-port blade and include in-flight compression, as well as optional support for 10 Gbps Fibre Channel over dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and dark fiber.

SAN256B-6 director can scale up to four 32 Gbps Extension Blades per chassis. Each 32 Gbps Extension Blade provides sixteen 32 Gbps Fibre Channel/IBM FICON ports, sixteen 1/10-GbE ports, and two 40-GbE ports to deliver the high bandwidth, port density, and throughput required for maximum application performance over wide area network (WAN) connections, and to address the most demanding disaster recovery requirements.

Extending Fabric Vision technology between data centers provides unprecedented insight and visibility across the storage network. With its powerful, built-in monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools, Fabric Vision technology enables organizations to minimize the impact of disruptions and outages for nonstop business operations. Consolidating Fibre Channel/FICON flows and IP storage flows into a single tunnel contributes significantly to operational excellence. By using custom, browser-accessible dashboards for combined Fibre Channel and IP storage, storage administrators have a centralized management tool to monitor the health and performance of their networks.

IBM Fabric Vision technology

Fabric Vision technology with IO Insight, an extension of b-type Gen 6 Fibre Channel, provides unprecedented insight and visibility across the storage network with powerful built-in monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools that deliver the following benefits:

Simplified deployment and monitoring:

  • Deploy 20 years of storage networking best practices with a single click
  • Leverage visibility into storage I/O health and performance with key latency and performance metrics to maintain SLA compliance
  • Gain comprehensive visibility into the fabric using browser-accessible dashboards with navigation capabilities

Increased operational stability:

  • Avoid many common network problems with proactive monitoring
  • Identify hot spots and automatically mitigate network problems--before they impact application performance
  • Identify I/Os that deviate from expected behavior to facilitate fault isolation and troubleshooting

Dramatic cost reduction:

  • Eliminate a significant amount of maintenance costs through automated testing and diagnostic tools
  • Save up to millions of dollars on capital expenditure costs by eliminating the need for expensive third-party tools through built-in instrumentation, monitoring, and diagnostics
  • Tune device configurations with integrated I/O metrics to optimize storage performance and increase return on investment

Flexible deployment options for next-generation storage requirements

To realize the full benefits of flash, organizations must transition their high-performance, latency-sensitive workloads to flash-based storage with NVMe. The simplicity and efficiency of NVMe enables significant performance gains for flash storage. Moreover, NVMe over fabrics enables users to achieve faster application response times and harness the performance of hundreds of solid-state drives for better scalability across virtual data centers with flash.

Organizations can also seamlessly integrate b-type Gen 6 Fibre Channel networks with next-generation NVMe flash storage over fabrics. The efficiency of Fibre Channel-NVMe, combined with the high performance and low latency of Gen 6 Fibre Channel, enables administrators to accelerate IOPS to deliver the performance, application response time, and scalability needed for next-generation data centers. When looking for investment protection, SAN256B-6 director offers three generations of backward-compatibility support for connectivity to 4, 8, and 16 Gbps Fibre Channel products.

Outstanding mainframe technology innovation and leadership

SAN256B-6 director delivers seamless FICON connectivity for mainframe storage environments. It complements IBM z Systems by offering a fast, reliable, and scalable FICON infrastructure, along with innovative features. The SAN256B-6 director is built on mainframe leadership that includes designing the FICON standard and authoring many FICON patents.

8961-F04 and all of its related features are not available in Comoros, Libya, Azerbaijan, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova , Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mozambique, Oman, State of Palestine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, and Sao Tome and Principe.

Features #3892 and #3893 are not available in Belarus, Iraq, Macedonia, Malawi, and Sierre Leone.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.
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Models

Model summary matrix

Model Description Blade Slots
F04 SAN256B-6 4 horizontal

Customer setup (CSU)

No.

Devices supported

Not applicable

Model conversions

Not available.
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Technical description
TOC Link Physical specifications TOC Link Operating environment TOC Link Limitations
TOC Link Hardware requirements TOC Link Software requirements


Physical specifications

  • Height: 344.5 mm (13.56 in) (8U)
  • Width: 437.4 mm (17.23 in)
  • Depth: 610.4 mm (24.04 in)
  • Weight:
    • Chassis: 24.5 kg (54 lb)
    • Fully populated: 68.95 kg (152 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
    • Non-operating: --25°C to 70°C (--13°F to 158°F)
  • Relative humidity:
    • Operating humidity: 5% to 93% RH noncondensing at 40°C (104°F) with a maximum gradient of 10% per hour
    • Non-operating humidity: 10% to 93% RH noncondensing at 70°C (158°F)
  • Altitude: Up to 3,000 meters (9,842 feet)
  • Shock:
    • Operating: 10 g, 11 ms, half sine wave
    • Nonoperating: 20 g, 11 ms, half sine wave
  • Vibration:
    • Operating: 5 Hz to 10 Hz @ +5 db/Oct; 10 Hz to 200 Hz @ 0.0005 Grms; 200 Hz to 500 Hz @ --5 db/Oct; scale 0.05 Grms
    • Non-operating: 3 Hz to 10 Hz @ +5 db/Oct; 10 Hz to 200 Hz @ 0.0065 Grms; 200 Hz to 500 Hz @ --5db/Oct; scale 1.12 Grms
  • Heat dissipation:
    • 192-port configuration: 8,139 BTU/hr (2,385 W) maximum per chassis
  • Standard AC input:
    • Range: 85 VAC to 264 VAC Auto-volt
    • Nominal: 100 VAC to 240 VAC
  • Power:
    • 85 to 132 VAC: 1,450 W
    • 180 to 264 VAC: 2,870 W
  • In-rush current: 35 Amps maximum, peak
  • Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz (Nominal: 50 Hz to 60 Hz)

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Limitations

36U SAN rack ordering

IBM Storage Networking b-type directors can be ordered along with a 36U SAN rack. This 36U SAN rack is ordered by selecting the 1st Install feature code available in each director.

In addition, a second director can be installed in the same rack by adding the director to the same order and selecting the 2nd Install feature code available in each director. An additional power cord feature code (#8520. #8521, #8522, or #8523) must be selected in the first director when a 2nd Install feature code is present on the order.

The director that has the 1st Install feature code is placed in the lower portion of the rack, while the 2nd Install feature code places the director in the upper portion.

At least one PDU (#8510) or iPDU (#8511) feature must be ordered when selecting a 1st Install feature code, optionally, a second PDU or iPDU can be selected. If the order contains two IBM Storage Networking SAN512B-6 directors (8961-F08) using 1st and 2nd Install features respectively, a minimum combination of two PDU or two iPDUs pairs must be ordered.

Hardware requirements

Specific details on supported operating system releases are available at the IBM Storage Networking b-type SAN family website.

Software requirements

Specific details on supported operating system releases are available at the IBM Storage Networking b-type SAN family website.
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Publications

The following publication is shipped with the products. Additional copies will be available by November 4, 2016.

Title                                                       Form number
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IBM Storage Networking SAN256B-6 Installation, Service, and SC27-8967-00
User Guide

For additional information, including details on supported host systems, SAN components, and storage systems, go to the IBM Storage Networking SAN b-type family website.

For additional technical information on IBM Storage Networking SAN256B-6, see the IBM Redbooks product guide .

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.
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Features
TOC Link Features - No charge TOC Link Features - Chargeable TOC Link Feature descriptions


Features - No charge

  • Miscellaneous
    • (#0983) - TAA Compliance
    • (#9310) - SAN256B Standalone Mode
    • (#9311) - 1st F04 Install in 2109-C36
    • (#9312) - 2nd F04 Install in 2109-C36
    • (#9313) - Field Merge F04 in 2109-C36
    • (#AG00) - Shipping No Charge
  • Rack Related
    • (#8503) - 2nd F04 Install in 36U SAN rack

Features - Chargeable

Special Features - Initial Orders

  • Fan
    • (#8002) - Front/Port Side Exhaust Fan
    • (#8003) - Rear/Non Port Side Exhaust
  • Miscellaneous
    • (#AGFE) - Shipping Charge
  • Power supply
    • (#7881) - Front/Port Side Exhaust 240VAC Power Supply
    • (#7900) - Rear/Non Port Side Exhaust 240VAC Power Supply
  • Rack Related
    • (#8502) - 1st F04 Install in 36U SAN rack

Special Features - Plant and/or Field Installable

  • Administrative
    • (#7943) - Gen 6 Inter-Chassis License with 8x128Gbps QSFPs 100m
    • (#7944) - Gen 6 Inter-Chassis License with 8x4x32Gbps QSFPs 2km
  • Blade
    • (#3248) - SAN512B-6 48 port Blade
    • (#3249) - SAN512B-6 48 port 32Gbps SW Blade
    • (#3250) - SAN512B-6 48 port 32Gbps LW Blade
    • (#3892) - 32 Gbps Extension Blade SW
    • (#3893) - 32 Gbps Extension Blade LW
  • Cable
    • (#5810) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 10 m
    • (#5811) - OM4 Cable LC/LC 8m
    • (#5812) - OM4 Cable LC/LC 8m - 4 Pack
    • (#5818) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 10 m - 4 Pack
    • (#5828) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 25m - 4 Pack
    • (#5835) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 5m
    • (#5845) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 25m
    • (#5858) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 5m - 4 Pack
  • License
    • (#7897) - Integrated Routing
    • (#7940) - Gen 5 Inter-Chassis License with 8x16Gbps QSFPs 100m
    • (#7941) - Gen 5 Inter-Chassis License with 8x16Gbps QSFPs 2km
    • (#7942) - Gen 6 Inter-Chassis License with 8x32Gbps QSFPs 100m
  • Linecords
    • (#9800) - Linecord, US, CA, LA, Japan (NEMA L6-20P, IEC 60320 C19)
    • (#9802) - Linecord, EMEA (16 amp / 250 Vac w/earth pin CEE 7 / Sheet VII)
    • (#9831) - Linecord, Australia, NZ (15 amp / 250 Vac, AS/NZS 3112/2000)
    • (#9835) - Linecord, Korea (Feller Type V11G, CEE(7) V11, 16 A - 250V)
  • Miscellaneous
    • (#3264) - SAN512B-6 64 port Blade
  • Power
    • (#8520) - L6-30 US/CA Power Cord Pair
    • (#8521) - IEC-309 Power Cord Pair
    • (#8522) - Korea Power Cord Pair
    • (#8523) - ANZ Power Cord Pair
  • Rack Related
    • (#8510) - PDU for 36U SAN rack
    • (#8511) - Intelligent PDU for 36U SAN rack
  • Transceiver
    • (#2110) - 1000BASE-SX SFP, MMF, LC w/OM
    • (#2111) - 1000BASE-LX SFP, SMF, LC w/OM
    • (#2117) - 10 GbE SR SFP+
    • (#2118) - 10 GbE SR SFP+ 8-Pack
    • (#2151) - 10 GbE LR SFP+
    • (#2158) - 10 GbE LR SFP+ 8-Pack
    • (#2160) - SFP+ 10G,USR OPTIC,1PK,BR
    • (#2161) - SFP+ 10G,USR OPTIC,8PK,BR
    • (#2171) - 40Gbps SR QSFP
    • (#2172) - 40Gbps LR QSFP
    • (#2174) - 40GBASE-S4R QSFP+
    • (#2175) - 40GE SR QSFP+ BIDI
    • (#2176) - 100GBE SR4 QSFP28
    • (#2180) - 1000BASE-SX SFP, MMF, LC w/OM, 8-Pack
    • (#2181) - 1000BASE-LX SFP, SMF, LC w/OM, 8-Pack
    • (#2300) - SFP+ Transceiver 32 Gbps SW
    • (#2301) - SFP Transceiver 32 Gbps 10Km LW
    • (#2308) - SFP+ Transceiver 32 Gbps SW 8-Pack
    • (#2309) - SFP Transceiver 32 Gbps 10Km LW 8-Pack
    • (#2551) - SFP Transceiver 1GbE Copper
    • (#2602) - SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps SW
    • (#2603) - SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps SW 8-Pack
    • (#2609) - SFP+ Transceiver 10 Gbps FC SW
    • (#2610) - SFP+ Transceiver 10 Gbps FC 10kM LW
    • (#2612) - SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps 10Km LW
    • (#2613) - SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps 10Km LW 8-Pack
    • (#2886) - SFP Transceiver 16 Gbps 25Km ELW
    • (#2890) - 128Gbps SW QSFP
    • (#2891) - 4 x 32Gbps 2km QSFP
    • (#7876) - 16Gbps 2km QSFP
    • (#7878) - 16Gbps 100m QSFP

Feature descriptions

The following is a list of all feature codes in numeric order for the IBM Storage Networking 8961 machine type.

(#0983) - TAA Compliance

This feature specifies the machine shipment is to comply with the US Trade Agreements Act (TAA).

  • For 8961-F04: (#0983)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(#2110) - TRI-RATE SW SFP TRANSCEIVER

This feature provides 1 Gbps Short-Reach SFP capable of 550 m over multi-mode fiber with optical monitoring capabilities to be used on the Ethernet ports.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2110)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 64 (Initial order maximum: 64)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3892 or #3893.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2111) - 1000BASE-LX SFP SMF LC

This feature provides 1 Gbps Long-Reach SFP capable of 10 km over single-mode fiber with optical monitoring capabilities to be used on the Ethernet ports.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2111)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 64 (Initial order maximum: 64)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3892 or #3893.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2117) - SFP+ Transceiver 10 Gbps SR

This feature provides one SR SFP+ transceiver designed to provide 10 Gbps connectivity.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2117)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 64 (Initial order maximum: 64)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2118) - SFP+ 10 Gbps SR 8-Pack

This feature provides eight SR SFP+ transceiver designed to provide 10 Gbps connectivity.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2118)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 8 (Initial order maximum: 8)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2151) - SFP+ Transceiver 10 Gbps LR

This feature provides one SR SFP+ transceiver designed to provide 10 Gbps connectivity on FCoE 10 GbE blades.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2151)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 64 (Initial order maximum: 64)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2158) - SFP+ 10 Gbps LR 8-Pack

This feature provides an additional eight SR SFP+ transceivers designed to provide 10 Gbps connectivity on 10 GbE blades.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2158)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 8 (Initial order maximum: 8)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2160) - SFP+ 10G,USR OPTIC,1PK,BR

This feature provides one 10 Gigabit Ultra Short-Reach SFP+ optic capable of 100m over multi-mode fiber with optical monitoring capabilities to be used on the Ethernet ports.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2160)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 64 (Initial order maximum: 64)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3892 or #3893
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2161) - SFP+ 10G,USR OPTIC,8PK,BR

This feature provides an additional eight 10 Gigabit Ultra Short-Reach SFP+ optic capable of 100 m over multi-mode fiber with optical monitoring capabilities to be used on the Ethernet ports.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2161)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3892 or #3893
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2171) - 40Gbps SR QSFP

This is a 40GBase-SR4 QSFP (Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable) optic that supports over 100 m link lengths over MTP 1x12 multimode ribbon fiber that can be used on the applicable Ethernet ports.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2171)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 8 (Initial order maximum: 8)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3892 or #3893.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2171 + #2172 + #2173 per #3892 or #3893 = 2.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2172) - 40Gbps LR QSFP

This is a 40GBase-LR4 QSFP (Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable) optic that supports up to 10 km link lengths over duplex LC singlemode fiber that can be used on the applicable Ethernet ports.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2172)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 8 (Initial order maximum: 8)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3892 or #3893.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2171 + #2172 + #2173 per #3892 or #3893 = 2.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2174) - 40GBASE-S4R QSFP+

This feature provides 40 GbE QSFP+ transceiver.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2174)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 64 (Initial order maximum: 64)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3264
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer set up: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#2175) - 40GE SR QSFP+ BIDI

This feature provides a 40 GbE SR Bi-Directional QSFP+ transceiver optimized to fully leverage 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE).

  • For 8961-F04: (#2175)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 64 (Initial order maximum: 64)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3264
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer set up: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#2176) - 100GBE SR4 QSFP28

This feature provides a 100 Gbps QSFP28 transceiver designed for use in 100 Gigabit Ethernet links over multimode fiber.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2176)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 64 (Initial order maximum: 64)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3264
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer set up: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#2180) - 1000BASE-SX SFP MMF LC 8Pack

This feature provides an additional eight 1 Gbps Short-Reach SFP capable of 550 m over multi-mode fiber with optical monitoring capabilities to be used on the Ethernet ports.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2180)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3892 or #3893.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2181) - 1000BASE-LX SFP SMF LC 8Pack

This feature provides an additional eight 1 Gbps Long-Reach SFP capable of 10 km over single-mode fiber with optical monitoring capabilities to be used on the Ethernet ports.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2181)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3892 or #3893.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2300) - SFP+ 32 Gbps SW

This feature provides one 32 Gbps shortwave SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 20 meters while using the appropriate 50/125 micron (50u) OM2 fibre optic cable, distances up to 70 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micro (50u) OM3 fibre optic cable, distances up to 100 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micro (50u) OM4 fibre optic cable.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2300)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts:
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2301) - SFP 32 Gbps 10Km LW

This feature provides one longware SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10,000 meters (10km) while using the appropriate 9 micron (9u) single mode (OS1 or OS2) fibre optic cable.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2301)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts:
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2308) - SFP+ 32 Gbps SW 8-Pack

This feature provides eight shortwave SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 20 meters while using the appropriate 50/125 micron (50u) OM2 fibre optic cable, distances up to 70 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micro (50u) OM3 fibre optic cable, distances up to 100 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micro (50u) OM4 fibre optic cable.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2308)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 24 (Initial order maximum: 24)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2309) - SFP 32 Gbps 10Km LW 8-Pack

This feature provides eight longware SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10,000 meters (10km) while using the appropriate 9 micron (9u) single mode (OS1 or OS2) fibre optic cable.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2309)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 24 (Initial order maximum: 24)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2551) - SFP Transceiver 1 GbE Copper

This optional feature provides a 1 GbE Copper SFP transceiver.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2551)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 64 (Initial order maximum: 64)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #3892 or #3893.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Can only be used on blade #3892 or #3893.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*# 2118) + (2*# 2158) + (2*# 2180) + (2*# 2181) + (2*# 2161) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2602) - SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps SW

This feature provides one shortwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 15 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 35 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 100 m.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2602)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts:
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2603) - SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps SW 8-Pack

This feature provides one shortwave SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 21 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 50 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 150 m.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2603)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 48 (Initial order maximum: 48)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts:
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2609) - SFP+ 10 Gbps 10 km SW

This feature provides one shortwave 10 Gbps SFP+ transceiver designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 33 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 82 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 300 m

  • For 8961-F04: (#2609)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts:
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2610) - SFP+ 10 Gbps 10 km LW

This feature provides one longwave 10 Gbps SFP+ transceiver designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 km (6.2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable

  • For 8961-F04: (#2610)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts:
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2612) - SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps 10Km LW

This feature provides one longwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 km (6. 2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2612)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2613) - SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps 10Km LW 8-Pack

This feature provides an additional eight longwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 km (6.2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2613)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 24 (Initial order maximum: 24)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#2886) - SFP 16 Gbps 25 km ELW

This feature provides one longwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 25 km (15.5 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2886)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 or #3249 or #3250 = 48. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 or #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(2890) - 128Gbps SW QSFP

This feature provides a 128 Gbps (4 x 32 Gbps) SW QSFP. This transceiver can operate as a 128 Gbps QSFP to QSFP connection or as a 4 x 32 Gbps with breakout cable connections over shortwave distances of 100 meter link length on OM4 fiber and 70 meter link length on OM3 fiber assuming 1.0 dBm connector and patch panel losses. When used with the IBM SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6 Directors, these transceivers provide 128 Gbps UltraScale Inter-Chassis Links (ICLs) between the director chassis up to 100 m distances. When used with the IBM SAN64B-6 switch, these transceivers provide either 128 Gbps Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) between the SAN64B-6 switches or 4 x 32 Gbps breakout connections to other switches, directors or devices up to 100 m distances.

Note: The ICL ports on the IBM SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6 cannot connect directly to the 128 Gbps ports on the IBM SAN64B-6 switch nor vice versa.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2890)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 80 (Initial order maximum: 80)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #7940, #7941, #7942, #7943, #7944, or #3264
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(2891) - 4 x 32Gbps 2km QSFP

This feature provides a 4 x 32 Gbps 2 km QSFP. This transceiver can operate as a 128 Gbps QSFP to QSFP connection or as a 128 Gbps to 4 x 32 Gbps breakout connections over longwave distances supporting 2 km on singlemode fiber assuming 3.5 dBm total connector and patch panel losses. When used with the IBM SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6 Storage Networking Directors, these transceivers provide 128 Gbps UltraScale Inter-Chassis Links (ICLs) between the director chassis up to 2 km distances. When used with the IBM SAN64B-6 switch, these transceivers provide either 128 Gbps Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) between the SAN64B-6 switches or 4 x 32 Gbps breakout connections to other switches, directors or devices up to 2 km distances.

Note: The ICL ports on the IBM SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6 cannot connect directly to the 128 Gbps ports on the IBM SAN64B-6 switch nor vice versa.

  • For 8961-F04: (#2891)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 80 (Initial order maximum: 80)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #7940, #7941, #7942, #7943, #7944, or #3264
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(#3248) - SAN512B-6 48 port Blade

This feature provides a 48-port 32 Gbps FC switch blade, no SPFs are included with this blade.

  • For 8961-F04: (#3248)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #3248 + #3249 + #3250 + #3892 + #3893 = 4. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3248 = 48.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#3249) - 48 port 32Gbps SW Blade

This feature provides a fully populated 48-port 32 Gbps FC switch blade (includes forty eight 32 Gbps shortwave SFPs).

  • For 8961-F04: (#3249)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #3248 + #3249 + #3250 + #3892 + #3893 = 4. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3249 = 48.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#3250) - 48 port 32Gbps LW Blade

This feature provides a fully populated 48-port 32 Gbps FC switch blade (includes forty eight 32 Gbps longwave SFPs).

  • For 8961-F04: (#3250)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #3248 + #3249 + #3250 + #3892 + #3893 = 4. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (8*#2603) + (8*#2613) + (8*#2308) + (8*#2309) per #3250 = 48.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#3264) - SAN512B-6 64 port Blade

This feature provides 64 Fibre Channel ports in an high density form factor designed with Q-Flex connections, enabling administrators to simplify cabling infrastructure, it also includes eight 128 Gbps QSFPs.

  • For 8961-F04: (#3264)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer set up: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #3248 + #3249 + #3250 + #3892 + #3893 +#3264 = 4. Max qty of #2174 + #2175 + #2176 + #7876 + #7878 + #2890 + #2891 per #3264 = 16
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None
    • Comments: None
(#3892) - 32 Gbps Extension Blade SW

This feature provides a 32 Gbps extension blade with 16 32Gb SWL (Shortwave laser) SFPs installed in FC ports and no 1/10/40 GbE SFP included; Maximum WAN traffic rate support and FICON Advanced Accelerator features are included with the blade.

  • For 8961-F04: (#3892)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts:
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #3248 + #3249 + #3250 + #3892 + #3893 = 4. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3892 = 16. Max qty of #2171 + #2172 + #2173 per #3892 = 2. Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*#2118) + (2*#2158) + (2*#2180) + (2*#2181) + (2*#2161) per #3892 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#3893) - 32 Gbps Extension Blade LW

This feature provides a 32 Gbps extension blade with 16 32Gb LWL (Longwave Laser) SFPs installed in FC ports and no 1/10/40 GbE SFP included; Maximum WAN traffic rate support and FICON Advanced Accelerator features are included with the blade.

  • For 8961-F04: (#3893)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 4 (Initial order maximum: 4)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts:
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #3248 + #3249 + #3250 + #3892 + #3893 = 4. Max qty of #2602 + #2612 + #2300 + #2301 + #2609 + #2610 + #2886 + (2*#2603) + (2*#2613) + (2*#2308) + (2*#2309) per #3893 = 16. Max qty of #2171 + #2172 + #2173 per #3893 = 2. Max qty of #2117 + #2151 + #2551 + #2110 + #2111 + #2160 + (2*#2118) + (2*#2158) + (2*#2180) + (2*#2181) + (2*#2161) per #3893 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#5810) - OM3 LC/LC 10 m

This feature provides one 10 meter OM3 cable required for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components.

  • For 8961-F04: (#5810)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#5811) - OM4 Cable LC/LC 8m

This feature provides one 8 meter OM4 cable (50/125 micron multi-mode; 4700 MHz bandwidth) for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel devices.

  • For 8961-F04: (#5811)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#5812) - OM4 Cable LC/LC 8m - 4 Pack

This feature provides four additional 8 meter OM4 cable (50/125 micron multi-mode; 4700 MHz bandwidth) for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel devices.

  • For 8961-F04: (#5812)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 48 (Initial order maximum: 48)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#5818) - OM3 LC/LC 10 m - 4 Pack

This feature provides four additional 10 meter OM3 cables required for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components.

  • For 8961-F04: (#5818)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 48 (Initial order maximum: 48)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#5828) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 25m - 4 Pack

This feature provides four additional 25 meter OM3 cable required for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components.

  • For 8961-F04: (#5828)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 48 (Initial order maximum: 48)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#5835) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 5m

This feature provides one 5 meter OM3 cable required for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components.

  • For 8961-F04: (#5835)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#5845) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 25m

This feature provides one 25 meter OM3 cable required for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components.

  • For 8961-F04: (#5845)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 255 (Initial order maximum: 255)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#5858) - OM3 Cable LC/LC 5m - 4 Pack

This feature provides four additional 5 meter OM3 cables required for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components.

  • For 8961-F04: (#5858)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 48 (Initial order maximum: 48)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#7876) - 16Gbps 2km QSFP

This feature provides one 16 Gbps QSFP, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 2 km while using the appropriate OM4 cable.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7876)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 32 (Initial order maximum: 32)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #7940 or #7941, #7942, #7943, or #7944.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #2890 + #2891 + #7876 + #7878 = 16.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#7878) - 16Gbps 100m QSFP

This feature provides one shortwave 4 x 16 Gbps QSFP transceiver. These transceivers provide Inter-Chassis Link (ICL) connections between directors or switches of up to 100 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micro (50u) OM4 cable or 4 x 16 Gbps breakout connections to other directors or switches.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7878)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 80 (Initial order maximum: 80)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #7940, #7941, #7942, #7943, #7944, or #3264
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#7881) - Front/Port Exh 240VAC PSU

This feature provides a single 240VAC power supply that supports back-to-front airflow; air intake is from power supply side (back) and exits/exhausts on port side (front). This feature should be used with feature #8002, Front/Port-Side Exhaust Fan.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7881)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #7900.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if no feature #7900 is ordered and must be ordered in quantities of 0 or 2.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(#7897) - Integrated Routing

This feature enables the Fibre Channel Routing (FCR) service on up to 128 ports, providing improved scalability and fault isolation.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7897)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: None.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#7900) - Rear/NonPort Exh 240VAC PSU

This feature provides a single 240VAC power supply that supports front-to-back airflow; air intake is from the port-side (front) and exits/exhausts on power supply side (back). This feature should be used with feature #8003, Rear/Non Port-Side Exhaust Fan.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7900)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #7881.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if no feature #7881 is ordered and must be ordered in quantities of 0 or 2.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(#7940) - Gen5 ICL+8x16Gbps QSFPs 100m

(No longer available as of May 27, 2018)

This feature number activates ICL ports on the core blades of the 32 Gbps platforms. One ICL POD feature code enables up to eight ICL ports on core blades. In addition, each feature ships eight 8 x 16 Gbps QSFP transceivers supporting QSFP cable up to 100 meters. Note: this is a 16 Gbps version of ICL.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7940)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #7940 + #7941 + #7942 + #7943 + #7944 = 2.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#7941) - Gen5 ICL+8x16Gbps QSFPs 2km

This feature number activates ICL ports on the core blades of the 32 Gbps platforms. One ICL POD feature code enables up to eight ICL ports on core blades. In addition, each feature ships eight 8 x 16 Gbps QSFP transceivers supporting QSFP cable up to 2000 meters (2 km). Note: this is a 16 Gbps version of ICL.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7941)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #7940 + #7941 + #7942 + #7943 + #7944 = 2.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#7942) - Gen6 ICL+8x32Gbps QSFPs 100m

(No longer available as of May 27, 2018)

This feature number activates ICL ports on the core blades of the 32 Gbps platforms. One ICL POD feature code enables up to eight ICL ports on core blades. In addition, each feature ships eight 8 x 32 Gbps QSFP transceivers supporting QSFP cable up to 100 meters. Note: this is a 32 Gbps version of ICL.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7942)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #7940 + #7941 + #7942 + #7943 + #7944 = 2.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(7943) - Gen 6 Inter-Chassis License with 8x128Gbps QSFPs 100m

This feature activates ICL ports on the core blades of the SAN256B-6 director. One ICL POD feature code enables up to eight ICL ports on core blades. In addition, each feature ships eight 128Gbps SW QSFP transceivers.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7943)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 0 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #7940 + #7941 + #7942 + #7943 + #7944 = 2.
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(7944) - Gen 6 Inter-Chassis License with 8x4x32Gbps QSFPs 2km

This feature activates ICL ports on the core blades of the SAN256B-6 director. One ICL POD feature code enables up to eight ICL ports on core blades. In addition, each feature ships eight 4 x 32 Gbps 2km QSFP transceivers.

  • For 8961-F04: (#7944)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 0 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Max qty of #7940 + #7941 + #7942 + #7943 + #7944 = 2.
    • Plant / Field installable: Both
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(#8002) - Front/Port Side Exhaust Fan

This feature provides a single exhaust fan that supports back-to-front airflow; air intake is from power supply side and exits/exhausts on port side. This feature should be used with feature #7881, Front/Port-Side Exhaust 240VAC Power Supply.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8002)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #7881.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #8003.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if feature #7881 is present on the order and must be ordered in quantities of 0 or 2.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(#8003) - Rear/Non Port Side Exhaust

This feature provides a single exhaust fan that supports front-to-back airflow; air intake is from port side and exits/exhausts on power supply side. This feature should be used with feature #7900, Front/Port-Side Exhaust 240VAC Power Supply.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8003)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #7900.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #8002.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if feature #7900 is present on the order and must be ordered in quantities of 0 or 2.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(8502) - 1st F04 Install in 36U SAN rack

This feature provides a 36U SAN rack and specifies that this is the first 8961-F04 director to be installed into the SAN rack during manufacture. This model F04 will be placed in the lower portion of the rack.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8502)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: Max qty of #9310 + #9311 + #9312 + #9313 + #8502 + #8503 = 1.
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(8503) - 2nd F04 Install in 36U SAN rack

This feature specifies that this is the second 8961-F04 to be installed into the SAN rack during manufacturing. This model F04 will be placed in the upper portion of the rack. This feature requires one additional director with feature #8500, #8502, #8504, or #8506 in the same order.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8503)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: Additional director with feature #8500, #8502, #8504, or #8506 on the order.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: Max qty of #9310 + #9311 + #9312 + #9313 + #8502 + #8503 = 1.
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(8510) - PDU for 36U SAN rack

This feature provides a pair of Power Distribution Units (PDUs) in the 36U SAN rack. These are compatible with the PDU cables supplied with IBM SAN directors.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8510)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #8502.
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: At least one of feature #8510 or #8511 must be ordered if #8502 is on the order. Max qty of feature #8510 + #8511 = 2. If the order has a second director with feature #8501, #8503, #8505, or #8507 then #8510 + #8511 = 2.
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(8511) - Intelligent PDU for 36U SAN rack

This feature provides a pair of intelligent Power Distribution Units (PDUs) in the 36U SAN rack with six C19 outlets each. These are compatible with the PDU cables supplied with IBM SAN directors. The iPDU provides the ability to monitor power status through an Ethernet port.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8511)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #8502.
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: At least one of feature #8510 or #8511 must be ordered if #8502 is on the order. Max qty of feature #8510 + #8511 = 2. If the order has a second director with feature #8501, #8503, #8505, or #8507 then #8510 + #8511 = 2.
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(8520) - L6-30 US/CA Power Cord Pair

This feature provides two Single-Phase line cords for US, Canada, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Antilles, Panama, Peoples Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad, Uruguay, Venezuela.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8520)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #8510 or #8511.
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #8521, #8522, or #8523.
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: One of feature #8520, #8521, #8522, or #8523 must be ordered per #8502 or #8503.
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(8521) - IEC-309 Power Cord Pair

This feature provides two Single-Phase line cords for Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malawi, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8521)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #8510 or #8511.
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #8520, #8522, or #8523.
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: One of feature #8520, #8521, #8522, or #8523 must be ordered per #8502 or #8503.
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(8522) - Korea Power Cord Pair

This feature provides two Single-Phase line cords for Korea.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8522)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #8510 or #8511.
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #8520, #8521, or #8523.
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: One of feature #8520, #8521, #8522, or #8523 must be ordered per #8502 or #8503.
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(8523) - ANZ Power Cord Pair

This feature provides two Single-Phase line cords for Australia and New Zealand.

  • For 8961-F04: (#8523)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Prerequisites: Feature #8510 or #8511.
    • Corequisites: None
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #8520, #8521, or #8522.
    • Customer setup: N/A
    • Limitations: One of feature #8520, #8521, #8522, or #8523 must be ordered per #8502 or #8503.
    • Plant / Field installable: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
    • Comments: None
(#9310) - SAN256B Standalone Mode

This feature specifies a SAN256B-6 for standalone installation.

  • For 8961-F04: (#9310)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: Must order two of the geography specific linecord (#9800, #9802, #9831, or #9835).
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #9311, #9312, #9313, #8502, or #8503.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #9310 + #9311 + #9312 + #9313 + #8502 + #8503 = 1.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(#9311) - 1st F04 Install in 2109-C36

(No Longer Available as of November 07, 2017)

This feature specifies that this is the first SAN256B-6 to be installed into the C36 Cabinet during manufacture. This model F04 will be placed in the lower portion of the cabinet.

  • For 8961-F04: (#9311)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #9310, #9312, #9313, #8502, or #8503.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #9310 + #9311 + #9312 + #9313 + #8502 + #8503 = 1.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(#9312) - 2nd F04 Install in 2109-C36

(No Longer Available as of November 07, 2017)

This feature specifies that this is the second SAN256B-6 to be installed into the C36 Cabinet during manufacturing. This model F04 will be placed in the upper portion of the cabinet. When specifying either feature #9311 or #9312 on the initial order, you must also indicate the corresponding quantity of SAN256B-2 (maximum is two) to be installed in the C36 Cabinet by specifying 2109-C36 feature #9250. The C36 Cabinet along with one or two SAN256B-6 must be grouped on the same system order.

  • For 8961-F04: (#9312)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #9310, #9311, #9313, #8502, or #8503.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #9310 + #9311 + #9312 + #9313 + #8502 + #8503 = 1.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(#9313) - Field Merge F04 in 2109-C36

This feature indicates that a 2109-C36 Cabinet already exists at the customer's location, and the F04 being ordered will be the second or third SAN256B-6 installed in the C36 Cabinet. There must be minimum 9U of contiguous space available in the cabinet to allow field installation of one SAN256B-6.

  • For 8961-F04: (#9313)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #9310, #9311, #9312, #8502, or #8503.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Max qty of #9310 + #9311 + #9312 + #9313 + #8502 + #8503 = 1.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(#9800) - Powercord, US, CA, LA, Japan

This feature provides a pair of geography specific linecords for standalone installation.

  • For 8961-F04: (#9800)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #9310.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Must order quantity of 2 of #9800 thru #9835. Max is quantity of features #9800 thru #9835. Must be ordered in pairs.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#9802) - Powercord, EMEA

This feature provides a pair of geography specific linecords for standalone installation.

  • For 8961-F04: (#9802)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #9310.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Must order quantity of 2 of #9800 thru #9835. Max is quantity of features #9800 thru #9835. Must be ordered in pairs.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#9831) - Powercord, Australia, NZ

This feature provides a pair of geography specific linecords for standalone installation.

  • For 8961-F04: (#9831)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #9310.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Must order quantity of 2 of #9800 thru #9835. Max is quantity of features #9800 thru #9835. Must be ordered in pairs.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#9835) - Powercord, Korea

This feature provides a pair of geography specific linecords for standalone installation.

  • For 8961-F04: (#9835)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 2 (Initial order maximum: 2)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: Feature #9310.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: Yes
    • Limitations: Must order quantity of 2 of #9800 thru #9835. Max is quantity of features #9800 thru #9835. Must be ordered in pairs.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Both
    • Cable order: None.
(#AG00) - Shipping and Handling NC

This feature indicates no shipping and handling charges will be added to the order.

  • For 8961-F04: (#AG00)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if no feature #AGFF is ordered.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.
(#AGFE) - Shipping Charge

This feature indicates shipping and handling charges will be added to the order.

  • For 8961-F04: (#AGFE)
    • Minimum required: 0
    • Maximum allowed: 1 (Initial order maximum: 1)
    • Comments: None
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Corequisites: None.
    • Compatibility conflicts: None.
    • Customer setup: No
    • Limitations: Must be ordered if no feature #AG00 is ordered.
    • Initial Order/MES/Both/Supported: Initial
    • Cable order: None.

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