IBM Converged Switch B32 offers Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) only capability

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 110-039
February 9, 2010

 
 ENUS110-039.PDF (140KB)

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The IBM® Converged Switch B32 is designed to support Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), traditional Ethernet protocols, optional Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and Fibre Channel connectivity for servers and storage. FCoE protocol is designed to expand Fibre Channel into the Ethernet environments and it can help to combine and leverage the advantages of two technologies, Fibre Channel protocol and Ethernet.

The IBM Converged Switch B32 is designed to offer:

  • Up to 32-port multiprotocol switch for server I/O consolidation
  • Enterprise-class availability for business continuance
  • Improved return on investment and investment protection
  • Fabric security for mission-critical information

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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The IBM Converged Switch B32 is designed to:

  • Deliver high performance with a cut-through, non-blocking switch architecture
  • Feature a top-of-rack, 1U, multiprotocol design that supports Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), traditional Ethernet protocols, Fiber Channel protocols, and optional Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Provide up to 8 Gbps performance with 8 Fiber Channel ports and line-rate performance for 24 10 GbE ports
  • Improve energy efficiency, operating at 350 watts with redundant power supplies and cooling fan FRUs
  • Utilize ISL Trunking for Fibre Channel and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for CEE
  • Streamline management by utilizing the IBM System Storage™ Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM), Fibre Channel services, and extensions for FCoE and CEE
Feature exchange

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The IBM Converged Switch B32 requires Fabric Operating System v6.3.0b, or later.

For a list of supported servers and storage systems, refer to the Hardware requirements section.


 
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February 19, 2010


 
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As IT organizations continue to face the increased complexity of system configuration and ever-rising operational costs, they are looking for new ways to simplify their IT environments. To address this challenge, the IBM Converged Switch B32 is designed to offer a versatile switch that supports both Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to help organizations simplify their growing infrastructures.

The IBM Converged Switch B32 provides a reliable platform that helps reduce cable clutter, equipment acquisition costs, and operational costs associated with power consumption and cooling. This unique top-of-rack switch features a low-profile 1U form factor and low power consumption (a maximum 350 watts), leading the way toward a "greener" data center.

The IBM Converged Switch B32 features 8 Fibre Channel ports along with 24 ports for 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The Fibre Channel ports operate at 8 Gbps. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports support Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) and are capable of transporting both storage and LAN traffic, eliminating the need for separate SAN and LAN adapters.

To support the most data-intensive applications, the IBM Converged Switch B32 is designed to deliver a non-blocking architecture.

The top-of-rack IBM Converged Switch B32 connects to servers through Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). The consolidated SAN and LAN server ports and corresponding cables simplify configuration and cabling in server cabinets to reduce acquisition costs. With fewer components using power or requiring cooling, organizations will find significant savings in operating costs.

FCoE preserves Fibre Channel constructs and services. It integrates seamlessly into existing Fibre Channel environments, enabling organizations to maximize the value of their current investments. In addition, FCoE extends the reach of Fibre Channel management applications and tools, enabling organizations to manage FCoE-attached devices with their existing Storage Area Network (SAN) management applications.

The switch utilizes ASIC technology that supports port trunking for Fibre Channel and link aggregation for Ethernet. For Fibre Channel, an Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunk can supply up to 64 Gbps of balanced data throughput. In addition to reducing congestion and increasing bandwidth, ISL Trunking utilizes ISLs more efficiently to preserve the number of usable switch ports. For Ethernet, the IBM Converged Switch B32 supports standards-based Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP).

Additional performance capabilities include 32 virtual channels on each ISL, enabling antistarvation capabilities at the port level to avoid performance degradation. In addition, exchange-based Dynamic Path Selection (DPS) optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to the most efficient available path in the fabric. DPS further augments ISL Trunking to provide more effective load balancing in certain configurations.

The IBM Converged Switch B32 provides a reliable foundation for disaster recovery and business continuance by employing enterprise-class availability features such as hot-swappable, redundant, and integrated fan and power supply assemblies. Combined with a wide range of diagnostic and monitoring functions, these capabilities help ensure highly available SAN environments.

In conjunction with Brocade SAN extension products, the IBM Converged Switch B32 enables servers and storage devices to reside remotely, giving organizations a reliable way to create highly available environments that support the most sophisticated business continuance and disaster recovery initiatives.

The IBM Converged Switch B32 utilizes the same Brocade Fabric operative system that supports the entire IBM b-type Fibre Channel product family, from fixed port switches to the SAN768B Fabric Backbone. This helps ensure backward compatibility that enables the IBM Converged Switch B32 to seamlessly integrate with existing Fibre Channel investments.

This design also enables forward compatibility among Brocade solutions, simplifying maintenance and field upgrades while providing peace of mind for future data center expansion. Organizations can monitor and manage the IBM Converged Switch B32 with fabric robust management applications such as the IBM Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM).

By networking Fibre Channel switches and the IBM Converged Switch B32 under a common management platform, Fabric OS simplifies management through standard interfaces and support for third-party management applications. The IBM Converged Switch B32 supports switch management through a Command Line Interface (CLI), Web Tools, or DCFM, which includes support for FCoE and CEE.

The IBM Converged Switch B32 is designed for the highest level of fabric security to help organizations safeguard their critical information. It utilizes Advanced Zoning as well as advanced port and switch Access Control Lists (ACLs) to simplify administration and significantly increase control over data access. To simplify management access security, the IBM Converged Switch B32 supports Active Directory with LDAP.

The IBM Converged Switch B32 includes the following features:

  • Fibre Channel ports: 8 universal ports (E, F, M, and FL) ports with 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps line speed full duplex
  • CEE ports: 24 ports with 10 Gbps line speed
  • FCoE: Features complete T11 FCoE entity and FCoE bridging. The FCoE translation entity built into the hardware engine provides:
    • Detection of Fibre Channel encapsulation and redirection of FCoE fabric login frames
    • Encapsulation of Fibre Channel frames in FCoE Ethernet packets
    • Extraction of Fibre Channel frames from FCoE Ethernet packets
    • Mapping of Fibre Channel destination Virtual Fabrics and destination FC_ID to Ethernet Virtual LAN and destination MAC addresses

    Fabric-provided MAC Addresses (FPMAs) enable new Ethernet MAC addresses to be created using the FC_ID assigned by the fabric.

  • CEE:
    • Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX)
    • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) - IEEE 802.1Qbb
    • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) - IEEE 802.1Qaz
  • Dynamic Path Selection (DPS): Optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to the most efficient available path in the fabric
  • Frame-based ISL Trunking (optional license): Enables up to 8 ports between a pair of switches to be combined into a logical ISL with speeds of up to 64 Gbps (128 Gbps full duplex) for optimal bandwidth utilization and load balancing; exchange-based load balancing across ISLs with DPS (included in Fabric OS)
  • Classes of service: Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
  • Port types:
    • FL_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), E_Port
    • Self-government is based on switch type (U_Port)
    • Optional port type control
  • Data traffic types: Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast
  • Fibre Channel media:
    • Hot-pluggable, industry-standard Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+, LC connector
    • Short-Wave Laser (SWL) and Long-Wave Laser (LWL)
    • Distance depends on fiber optic cable and port speed
    • Supports SFP+ (2, 4, and 8 Gbps)
  • CEE media: Hot-pluggable, 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ supports any combination of Short-Reach (SR) and Long-Reach (LR) optical transceivers with copper twinax cables of one, three, or five meters
  • Fibre Channel fabric services:
    • Simple Name Server (SNS), Registered State Change Notification (RSCN), NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Reliable Commit Service (RCS), Dynamic Path Selection (DPS), Enhanced Group Management (EGM), and Web Tools
    • Optional fabric services include Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, and Advanced Performance Monitoring
  • CEE services:
    • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP, MSTP, RSTP, VLAN Tagging (802.1q), MAC address learning and aging
    • Native FCoE switching
    • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP)
    • Access control lists based on VLAN, source, destination address, and port
    • Eight priority levels for quality of service (QoS) and 4k VLANs
    • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC)
    • Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX)-Capabilities Exchange
    • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
Optional features

The IBM Converged Switch B32 supports SFP and SFP+ optical transceivers. For the Fibre Channel connections, the B32 uses SFP and SFP+ transceivers that support any combination of Short Wavelength and Long Wavelength optical media. For the CEE connections, the B32 uses SFP+ transceivers that support either optical or active twinax copper cables. The optical SFP+ transceivers support both Short Reach (SR) and Long Reach (LR) modules. Twinax cables support distances of 1 meter, 3 meters, and 5 meters.

Transceivers

The IBM Converged Switch offers the following SFP optical transceivers:

  • 8 Gbps SW (#2801) and 10 km LW (#2821) SFP
  • 10 Gbps SR (#2117) and 10 Gbps LR (#2151) SFP+
  • Twinax Active 1 m (#2711), Twinax Active 3 m (#2731), and Twinax Active 5 m (#2751)

Transceivers are also available in 8-pack convenience packages:

  • 8 Gbps SW (#2808) and 10 km LW (#2828) SFP
  • 10 Gbps SR (#2118) and 10 Gbps LR (#2158) SFP+
  • Twinax Active 1 m (#2718), Twinax Active 3 m (#2738), and Twinax Active 5 m (#2758)

Mid-mount TELCO rack kit (#5910): Enables installation of a 3758-B32 in a Telco rack.

Advanced performance monitor (#7404): Performance Monitoring Activation provides performance monitoring capability to help identify end-to-end bandwidth usage by host and target pairs and is designed to provide information for capacity planning.

Trunking activation (#7405): ISL Trunking Activation is designed to enable FC packets to be efficiently distributed across multiple Inter-Switch connections (links) between two SAN b-type fabric switches, while preserving in-order delivery. ISL Trunking is supported between any of the supported 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, or 8 Gbps b-type models. Both b-type switches must have ISL Trunking activated. All the 8 Gbps platforms support a trunk group with up to eight ports, and up to 64 Gbps ISL trunks. The trunking groups are based on the user port number, with contiguous eight ports as one group. When connecting the 8 Gbps-capable models to legacy 2 Gbps or 4 Gbps capable b-type fabric switch models, ISL Trunking is supported with link speeds operational at lowest speed and FC packets distributed across ISLs for a combined bandwidth of up to 8 Gbps or 64 Gbps.

FC and Converged Activation (#7408): This optional feature enables 8 Gbps FC ports connectivity with FC and FCoE protocols. The FC ports must be populated with transceivers and quantity of eight transceivers must be ordered when this feature is ordered.

3758-B32 Firmware upgrade renewal, one year (#7714): The initial purchase of an IBM Converged Switch B32 includes one year of firmware upgrade entitlement. This feature provides you with one additional year of renewal for upgrades included in future releases of the FOS firmware. You are not eligible to access new features and functions without the purchase of this feature.

3758-B32 Firmware upgrade renewal, two years (#7715): The initial purchase of an IBM Converged Switch B32 includes one year of firmware upgrade entitlement. This feature provides you with two additional years of renewal for upgrades included in future releases of the FOS firmware. You are not eligible to access new features and functions without the purchase of this feature.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

 
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                                     Machine           Feature 
Description                          type     Model    number
 
IBM Converged Switch B32             3758     L32
 
SFP+ 10 Gbps SR                      3758     L32      2117
SFP+ 10 Gbps SR 8-Pack               3758     L32      2118
SFP+ 10 Gbps LR                      3758     L32      2151
SFP+ 10 Gbps LR 8-Pack               3758     L32      2158
Twinax Active 1 m                    3758     L32      2711
Twinax Active 1 m 8-Pack             3758     L32      2718
Twinax Active 3 m                    3758     L32      2731
Twinax Active 3 m 8-Pack             3758     L32      2738
Twinax Active 5 m                    3758     L32      2751
Twinax Active 5 m 8-Pack             3758     L32      2758
SFP 8 Gbps SW                        3758     L32      2801
SFP 8 Gbps SW 8-Pack                 3758     L32      2808
SFP 8 Gbps 10 Km LW                  3758     L32      2821
SFP 8 Gbps 10 Km LW 8-Pack           3758     L32      2828
LC/LC 5 m MMF 50 Micron              3758     L32      5605
LC/LC 25 m MMF 50 Micron             3758     L32      5625
LC/LC 31 m SMF 9 Micron              3758     L32      5721
OM3 Cable LC/LC 10 m                 3758     L32      5810
Mid-mount  Rack Kit                  3758     L32      5910
Advanced Performance Monitor         3758     L32      7404
Trunking Activation                  3758     L32      7405
FC and Converged Activation          3758     L32      7408
3758-B32 FW upgrade 1 year           3758     L32      7714
3758-B32 FW upgrade 2 years          3758     L32      7715
Desktop install Power cord           3758     L32      9205
Line Cord, US/Canada                 3758     L32      9800
Line Cord, France                    3758     L32      9820
Line Cord, Denmark                   3758     L32      9821
Line Cord, UK                        3758     L32      9825
Line Cord, Israel                    3758     L32      9827
Line Cord, Switzerland               3758     L32      9828
Line Cord, South Africa              3758     L32      9829
Line Cord, Italy                     3758     L32      9830
Line Cord, Australia                 3758     L32      9831
Line Cord, Uruguay                   3758     L32      9834
Line Cord, China                     3758     L32      9840
Line Cord, US - Chicago              3758     L32      9986
 

Model conversions

Not applicable

Feature conversions

Not applicable

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=110-039

 
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The following publications are shipped as hardcopy with the product.

                                             Order
           Title                             number
 
IBM Converged Switch B32 Installation,       GC52-1358
Service, and User Guide
 
IBM Converged Switch B32 Quickstart Guide    GC27-2262
 

Additional copies of the above listed publications will be available on February 19, 2010.

The following publication will be available February 19, 2010.

                                             Order
           Title                             number
 
IBM Converged Switch B32 Installation,       GC52-1358
Service, and User Guide
 
IBM Converged Switch B32 Quickstart Guide    GC27-2262
 

You can use the following options to order or download additional copies:

  • To order additional selected hardcopy publications for a fee or download free PDF format publications, visit the IBM Publications Center Web site
    http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order
    (see the descriptive paragraph below)
  • To directly download publications in PDF format, visit the IBM product support Web site
    http://www.ibm.com/storage/support
  • Call the Publications Support Group at 800-879-2755, and select option 1
  • Contact your IBM representative

The IBM Publications Center

Hard copies of selected publications are available for a fee from the IBM Publications Center, as well as free softcopy publications. 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. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.


 
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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

The IBM Converged Switch B32 can be mounted in a 19-inch Electronic Industries Association (EIA) rack using the rail kit provided with each enclosure. The optional Mid-mount Rack Kit (#5910) enables installation of a 3758-L32 in a Telco rack. In addition, the IBM Converged Switch B32 can be used in a tabletop configuration.

                        3758-L32
                   
Width:             42.8  cm (16.8  in)
Height:             4.3  cm ( 1.7  in)
Depth:             63.4  cm (25.0  in)
Weight:            12.97 kg (28.6  lb.), empty chassis

For installation into non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40° C (32 to 104° F)
  • Non-operating: -25 to 70° C (-13 to 158° F)
  • Humidity operating: 10% to 85%, noncondensing at 40° C (104° F)
  • Humidity non-operating: 10% to 90%, noncondensing at 70° C (158° F)
  • Operating altitude: 0 to 3,000 m (0 to 9,842 ft)
  • Storage altitude: Up to 12 km (39,370 ft)
  • Operating shock: 20 G, 6 ms half-sine
  • Non-operating shock: 33 G, 11 ms half-sine
  • Vibration operating: 0.5 g sine, 5 to 500 Hz
  • Non-operating vibration: 2 g sine, 5 to 500 Hz
  • Airflow high-speed: 42 cu ft/min (71.36 cu m/hr)
  • Input voltage: 100 to 240 V ac, universal
  • Frequency: 47 to 63 Hz
  • Power consumption: 182.4 W idle, 306 W maximum

EMC Conformance

  • ACMA™ C-Tick (Australia and New Zealand)

Product Safety/Country Testing/Certification

  • CSA NRTL Certification to UL 60950-1: 2003, First Edition
  • CSA Certification to CSA 60950-1-03 (Canadian Standards Association)
  • CB Certification to IEC 60950-1(2001) (including all National Deviations)
  • Nemko Certification to EN60950-1:2001
  • German TUV GS Certificate to EN60950-1+ A11
  • GOST Certification (Russia)
  • TUV Argentina Certification to IEC60950-1(2001)
  • Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) for CE Marking in European Union

Hardware requirements

Supported servers and storage systems

The IBM Converged Switch B32 is designed to provide Fibre Channel and Ethernet connectivity for the following:

Servers

  • IBM Power® Systems
  • IBM System p® and selected RS/6000® servers
  • IBM System i® and selected AS/400® servers
  • IBM System x® and selected Netfinity® servers
  • Other Intel-based servers with Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® 2000, and Windows 2003
  • Selected Sun and HP servers

Storage software

  • IBM TotalStorage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC)

Storage systems

  • IBM XIV Storage System
  • IBM System Storage DS8000™
  • IBM System Storage DS6000™
  • IBM System Storage DS4000™
  • IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server®
  • IBM TotalStorage FAStT Family of Storage Servers
  • IBM TotalStorage 3580, 3588, and 3592 Tape Drives
  • IBM TotalStorage 3590 Tape Drives
  • IBM TotalStorage 3494, 3582, and 3583 Tape Libraries
  • IBM System Storage 3584 Tape Libraries
  • IBM TotalStorage 3581 Tape Autoloader
  • IBM System Storage 3584 High Availability Frame Model HA1
  • Other selected storage systems

For specific support dates, configuration options, server models, operating systems levels, attachment capabilities, and throughput connectivity speeds, visit

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/san/b-type
Software requirements

Specific details on supported operating system releases are available at

http://www.ibm.com/totalstorage/san/b-type

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Planning information, including customer responsibilities, physical planning, and installability is available in the specific product planning manuals at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/san/b-type

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called "BIOS"), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

The IBM Converged Switch B32 will require fiber optic cables for connection to the host systems, storage systems, and devices. These cables can be supplied by the customer or ordered with the switch (3758-L32) in the lengths available. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0/125 micron for distances up to 300 meters at 2 Gbps speed, 150 meters at 4 Gbps, or 50 meters at 8 Gbps. The OM3 50-micron optical fiber cable has been developed according to the newest 10 Gbps standards and allows data transmission for 10 Gbps links over a distance up to maximum 300 m at 850 nm. The attaching fiber cable must be 62.5/125 micron for distances up to 175 meters at 2 Gbps speed, 70 meters at 4 Gbps, or 21 meters at 8 Gbps. Longwave SFPs require 9 micron single-mode fibre optic cables.

In many situations, the required lengths and installation of fiber optic cables will be unique to each customer's configuration and facility specifications. IBM Network Integration and Deployment Services, offered by IBM Global Services, can provide assistance for these unique cabling and installation requirements.

Installability

Hardware installation time for the IBM Converged Switch B32 (3758-L32) is estimated at less than one hour.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.


 
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Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

One year

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

CRU service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU.

Tier 1 CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 CRU

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • Power supply
  • Fan assembly
  • Transceivers
  • Cables
  • Rack mount kit
On-site service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next business day response. Calls must be received by 5 p.m. local time in order to qualify for next business day response.

Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

On-site service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine. Available offerings are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4 hour average, same business day response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, Same Day response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the warranty information.

Maintenance services options

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service levels are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next business day response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, Same Day response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response
http://www-5.ibm.com/services/europe/maintenance/

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed machine code

The IBM Converged Switch B32 is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided under the terms and conditions of the Brocade End User License Agreement, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative.

IBM may release changes to the licensed machine code. IBM plans to make the licensed machine code changes available for download from IBM technical support at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/san/b_type/library.html

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable licensed machine code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated licensed machine code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install the downloadable licensed Machine code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Educational allowance

A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.


 
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                                          Field   Plant
                      Machine    Feature  Install Install
Description           type model number   Only    Only
 
IBM Converged         3758  L32           N       Y
  Switch B32
 
SFP 10 Gbps SR                    2117    N       N
SFP 10 Gbps SR 8-Pack             2118    N       N
SFP 10 Gbps LR                    2151    N       N
SFP 10 Gbps LR 8-Pack             2158    N       N
Twinax Active 1 m                 2711    N       N
Twinax Active 1 m 8-Pack          2718    N       N
Twinax Active 3 m                 2731    N       N
Twinax Active 3 m 8-Pack          2738    N       N
Twinax Active 5 m                 2751    N       N
Twinax Active 5 m 8-Pack          2758    N       N
SFP 8 Gbps SW                     2801    N       N
SFP 8 Gbps SW 8-Pack              2808    N       N
SFP 8 Gbps 10 Km LW               2821    N       N
SFP 8 Gbps 10 Km LW 8-Pack        2828    N       N
LC/LC 5 m MMF 50 Micron           5605    N       N
LC/LC 25 m MMF 50 Micron          5625    N       N
LC/LC 31 m SMF 9 Micron           5721    N       N
OM3 Cable LC/LC 10 m              5810    N       N
Mid-mount  Rack Kit               5910    N       N
Advanced Performance Monitor      7404    N       N
Trunking Activation               7405    N       N
FC and Converged Activation       7408    N       N
3758-B32 FW upgrade 1 year        7714    N       N
3758-B32 FW upgrade 2 years       7715    N       N
Desktop install Power cord**      9205    N       Y
Line Cord, US/Canada              9800    N       N
Line Cord, France                 9820    N       N
Line Cord, Denmark                9821    N       N
Line Cord, UK                     9825    N       N
Line Cord, Israel                 9827    N       N
Line Cord, Switzerland            9828    N       N
Line Cord, South Africa           9829    N       N
Line Cord, Italy                  9830    N       N
Line Cord, Australia              9831    N       N
Line Cord, Uraguay                9834    N       N
Line Cord, China                  9840    N       N
Line Cord, US - Chicago           9986    N       N
 
** = No charge, plant install only feature
N  = No
Y  = Yes
Machine Feature List
type Model code Description price*
3758 L32 IBM Converged Switch B32 $37,000
3758 L32 2117 SFP 10 Gbps SR $910
3758 L32 2118 SFP 10 Gbps SR 8-Pack $6,710
3758 L32 2151 SFP 10 Gbps LR $3,930
3758 L32 2158 SFP 10 Gbps LR 8-Pack $26,990
3758 L32 2711 Twinax Active 1 m $250
3758 L32 2718 Twinax Active 1 m 8-Pack $1,720
3758 L32 2731 Twinax Active 3 m $310
3758 L32 2738 Twinax Active 3 m 8-Pack $2,320
3758 L32 2751 Twinax Active 5 m $390
3758 L32 2758 Twinax Active 5 m 8-Pack $2,930
3758 L32 2801 SFP 8 Gbps SW $290
3758 L32 2808 SFP 8 Gbps SW 8-Pack $2,310
3758 L32 2821 SFP 8 Gbps 10 Km LW $2,320
3758 L32 2828 SFP 8 Gbps 10 Km LW 8-Pack $18,560
3758 L32 5605 LC/LC 5 m MMF 50 Micron $105
3758 L32 5625 LC/LC 25 m MMF 50 Micron $210
3758 L32 5721 LC/LC 31 m SMF 9 Micron $100
3758 L32 5810 OM3 Cable LC/LC 10 m $120
3758 L32 5910 Mid-mount Rack Kit $141
3758 L32 7404 Advanced Performance Monitor $2,400
3758 L32 7405 Trunking Activation $4,800
3758 L32 7408 FC and Converged Activation $19,400
3758 L32 7714 3758-B32 FW upgrade 1 year $1,475
3758 L32 7715 3758-B32 FW upgrade 2 years $2,800
3758 L32 9205 Desktop install Power cord $0
3758 L32 9800 Line Cord,US/Canada $0
3758 L32 9820 Line Cord,France $0
3758 L32 9821 Line Cord,Denmark $0
3758 L32 9825 Line Cord,UK $0
3758 L32 9827 Line Cord,Israel $0
3758 L32 9828 Line Cord,Switzerland $0
3758 L32 9829 Line Cord,South Africa $0
3758 L32 9830 Line Cord,Italy $0
3758 L32 9831 Line Cord,Australia $0
3758 L32 9834 Line Cord,Uraguay $0
3758 L32 9840 Line Cord,China $0
3758 L32 9986 Line Cord,US - Chicago $0

* IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary.

Maintenance charges

For additional information on maintenance and pricing, please contact your IBM Sales Representative or your IBM Business Partner, or call 1-800-IBM-CALL (1-800-426-2255).

ServicePac prices

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

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