Hardware withdrawal: IBM TotalStorage SAN256B and selected features - Some replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 910-187
August 24, 2010


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Effective December 18, 2010, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the IBM TotalStorage® SAN256B and selected features for the IBM TotalStorage SAN Switch M14. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order this product directly from IBM.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than January 15, 2011. You can obtain the product on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

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                            Machine Model
Description                 type    number

IBM TotalStorage SAN256B     2109    M48
IBM TotalStorage SAN256B and SAN Switch M14 features:
                                 Machine Model  Feature
Description                      type    number number

M48 iSCSI Blade                   2109    M48    3460
4Gb Upgrade Kit - Field           2109    M14    4444
Remote Switch Activation          2109    M14    7602
Extended Fabric Activation        2109    M14    7603
Advanced Security Activation      2109    M14    7623
M14 FICON® w/ CUP Activation      2109    M14    7631
M14 FICON w/ CUP & Adv. Sec.      2109    M14    7633
First M48 Installed in 2109-C36   2109    M48    9241
Second M48 Installed in 2109-C36  2109    M48    9242
Field Merge M48 in 2109-C36       2109    M48    9243
High Capacity Cable Comb - Plant  2109    M48    9449

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                                                           Machine type/
Withdrawn product            Replacement product           Model

IBM TotalStorage SAN256B     IBM System Storage® SAN384B   2499-192
 (2109-M48)                  IBM System Storage SAN768B    2499-384

For additional information, refer to the following Hardware Announcements:

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The IBMLink™ ServiceLink library of answered questions and other technical information for the product remains available.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).


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