IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 and IBM Fibre


Table of Contents

IBM Announcement Letter No. ZG94-0168 dated May 24, 1994.

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • General Availability
  • Product Number
  • Highlights
  • Description
  • IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266:
  • IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266:
  • Product Positioning
  • Statement of General Direction
  • Publications
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Planning Information
  • Security, Auditability and Control
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Offering
  • Warranty
  • Maintenance Offering
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZG94-0168 dated May 24, 1994.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations.

    Title

    IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 and IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266

    Abstract

    The IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 and IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266 provide an industry standard, high-performance implementation of the Draft Proposed ANSI Fibre Channel Standard (FCS), supporting high-speed data transfers among supported RISC System/6000 (R) and POWERparallel SP2 systems. Deviations in the adapter from the Draft Proposed Fibre Channel Standard document are specified in Interoperability Requirements for Vendor Unique Interface, Revision 4.2, Dated December 3, 1993 (see note below).

    The rack-mountable IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 includes eight I/O ports in the basic configuration and can be extended to sixteen ports per switch. Each port supports a serial link rate of 266 Megabits per second (Mbps), and supports attachment of one system per port.

    A separate RISC System/6000 feature, the IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266 is available for supported RISC System/6000 processors. The adapter attaches to the Micro Channel (R) bus, and supports attachment of the system to the Fibre Channel network; up to two adapters may be installed per Micro Channel bus.

    (R)  Registered trademark of International Business Machines
         Corporation
    

    Note: The document describing the deviations from the ANSI Draft Proposed Fibre Channel Standard is available from the IBM High Speed Interconnect Group in Austin.


    General Availability

    Planned General Availability Date is July 29, 1994.

    September 30, 1994: Fibre Channel Adapter/266 (FC 1906) on 9076 Models 201, 202, 203, 301, 302, 303, 401, 402, 403.


    Product Number

    IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266:
     Description               Machine    Models     Features
     --------------------      -------  ----------   ---------
     7319-100 Fibre Channel     7319       100
      Switch 16/266
     
     Base Dual Port/266
      Optical Link Card         7319       100        9601
      (factory orders only)
      (order four with 7319)
     
     Additional Dual Port/266
      Optical Link Card         7319       100        1901
     
    
     Power Cord, Italy                                9830
     Power Cord, Thailand                             9833
     Power Cord, South Africa/ Pakistan               9829
     Power Cord, United Kingdom                       9825
     Power Cord, Belgium, Finland France              9820
     Power Cord, Denmark                              9821
     Power Cord, Israel                               9827
     Power Cord, Switzerland                          9828
    
     Language Group - U. S. English                   9300
                    - Dutch                           9700
                    - French                          9703
                    - German                          9704
                    - Norwegian                       9706
                    - Portuguese                      9707
                    - Spanish                         9708
                    - Swedish                         9709
                    - Italian                         9711
                    - Canadian French                 9712
                    - French/Belgian                  9713
                    - Japanese                        9714
     
     Rack Mounting Kit                                6507
    
    Note: Publications are available in English only.
    IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266:
     RISC System/6000
     M/T 7012:
     Fibre Channel Adapter/266  7012    370,375,34H,  1906
                                        355,360,365,
                                        380,390
     
    Fibre Channel Adapter/266   7030    3AT,3BT
     
     RISC System/6000
     M/T 7013:
     Fibre Channel Adapter/266  7013    53H,550,55S   1906
                                        55E,55L,560
                                        56F,570,57F,
                                        580,58F,590,
                                        58H,59H
     
     RISC System/6000
     M/T 7015:
     Fibre Channel Adapter/266  7015    97B,99F,99E  1906
                                        97F,98B,98E,
                                        98F,990,970
                                        980,97E,98E
                                        99J,99K,R10
                                        R20,R24
    Scalable POWERparallel Systems
    M/T 9076:
    Fibre Channel Adapter/266   9076    201,202,203  1906
                                        301,302,303
                                        401,402,403
    

    Highlights


    IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 Highlights.

    IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266 Highlights

    Description

    IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266:

    The IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 provides an industry standard, high-performance implementation of Fibre Channel Standard (FCS) technology, supporting high-speed data transfers among supported RISC System/6000 systems, and with non-IBM systems that support the Fibre Channel Standard (FCS) protocol. Designed to meet the Fibre Channel industry standard as defined in the Proposed ANSI Working Draft entitled Fibre Channel Physical and Signalling Interface Revision 4.2 Dated October 8, 1993, with deviations as documented in theIBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 User's Guide and Service Information order number SA23-2700, the IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 reaffirms IBM's commitment to open systems environments.

    The base IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 includes eight I/O ports and can be extended to provide up to sixteen ports per switch with the addition of four Dual Port/266 Optical Link Cards. Each port in the switch supports a serial link rate of up to 266 Megabits per second (Mbps); each port can support attachment of one system via the IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266. Fibre Channel cable distances of up to 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) with 50 micron fiber and 0.7 kilometers (0.43 miles) with 62.5 micron fiber are supported between the Fibre Channel Switch port and adapter.

    Note: Fibre Channel cabling is required for installation and is the responsibility of the customer.

    IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266:

    A related product, the IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266 (Feature 1906), is installed in a supported RISC System/6000 processor; the adapter attaches to the Micro Channel bus and supports attachment of the IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 to the Fibre Channel network. Up to two adapters may be installed per Micro Channel(R) bus, providing attachment of up to two switches per RISC System/6000(R) processor (Up to four for dual Micro Channel processors).

    The adapter is designed to meet the same Draft Proposed ANSI standard Fibre Channel Physical and Signalling Interface Revision 4.2 Dated October 8, 1993. Deviations in the adapter from this document are specified in Interoperability Requirements for Vendor Interface, Revision 4.2, Dated September 3, 1993, which is available from IBM.

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    INVESTMENT PROTECTION - Strategic Architectures:

    Designed to comply with the recommendations of the Draft Proposed ANSI Fibre Channel Standard (FCS) protocols, the IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 offers customers a new approach to sharing data in an open systems environment. More than ever, Fibre Channel technology makes it easier for IBM and non-IBM systems to coexist in a single customer environment.

    BUSINESS SOLUTIONS - Enabling New Applications:

    Supporting data transfers at a higher bandwidth than Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) networks, the IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 and IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266 can enable new customer applications such as data base, multimedia, and imaging applications requiring high-speed data transfers among multi-vendor systems.


    Product Positioning

    The IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 provides industry-standard Fibre Channel technology for customers requiring high-speed data transfers. The combined IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 and IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266 offers cost, distance and bandwidth advantages over similar interconnect technologies.


    Statement of General Direction

    IBM is strongly committed to maintaining a leadership role in the support of industry communication standards and open systems communications. Toward this end, it is IBM's current intent to broaden the already extensive multi-vendor communications capabilities provided on it's RISC System/6000 systems, by introducing support of Fibre Channel, the emerging communication standard being developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

    The Fibre Channel Standard, which is being developed by the ANSI committee X3T11, defines services and protocols for attachment of peripherals and for optical networking of heterogeneous systems at high speeds. IBM's current intent is to offer a family of Fibre Channel solutions for worldwide requirements. These solutions will, over time, be designed to support networking and I/O protocols, including TCP/IP and SCSI, and to operate at increasing optical link speeds, up to 1 gigabit per second and beyond. Indicative of IBM's continued commitment to open system environments and multi-vendor inter-operability, IBM intends to continue its active participation in Fibre Channel industry initiatives, such as the Fibre Channel Systems Initiative (FCSI) and the Fibre Channel Association (FCA).

    The Fibre Channel solutions announced today were originally intended to comply with the proposed ANSI standard working draft entitled "Fibre Channel Physical and Signalling Interface, Revision 4.2", dated October 8, 1993. Although efforts were made to remain in compliance with this draft document, the solutions announced today do not incorporate some of the recent changes to the standard. These deviations should not impact the functionality of the solutions announced today. Incorporation of some of these recent changes would have significantly delayed IBM's ability to deliver the solutions announced today.

    IBM intends that future Fibre Channel solutions will be in full compliance with the then current level of the Fibre Channel standard. To help protect customer investment in the products announced today, IBM plans to provide appropriate facilities for coexistence/migration between the IBM Fibre Channel products announced today and IBM's future Fibre Channel offerings. All information being released herein presents IBM's current intent, is subject to change or withdrawal, and represents only goals and objectives.


    Publications

    The following publication is shipped with the product. Additional copies are available for a fee.
    Title                  Order Number
     -----------------------------   ------------
      7319 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266
      User's Guide and
      Service Information             SA23-2700
     
    

    The following publication is available immediately:
    Title                         Order Number    Language
     -----------------------------    ------------   -----------
      7319 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266
      User's Guide and
      Service Information             SA23-2700        English
     
    


    Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Physical Specifications

    For the IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266
    Width:  483mm (19 in., rack-mount)
    Depth:  495mm (19.5 in.)
    Height: 88mm (3.43 in.)
    Weight: 12.24kg (27 pounds)
    

    Operating Environment

    Temperature:   0  to  40 degrees C
    Relative Humidity:  0 to 90%, noncondensing
    Electrical power:  170 watts
                       90 - 137 VAC, 3.1 Amps maximum
                       180 - 265 VAC, 1.6 Amps maximum
    Noise Level:   4.91 Bels (rack-mounted configuration)
    
    EMC Conformance Classification: This equipment is subject to FCC rules and it shall comply with the appropriate FCC rules before final delivery to the buyer or centers of distribution. Product Safety/Country Testing/Certification: ISO/9000 Certification, IBM Locations:

    For the IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266

    Machine Requirements

    The IBM 7319 Model 100 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 supports attachment to the following processor models via the IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266 (Feature 1906):

    Programming Requirements

    The IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266 requires AIX Version 3.2.5 for RISC System/6000.
    AIX Fibre Channel Adapter/266 Device Driver/6000 is required for the IBM Fibre Channel Adapter/266 only, and must be ordered separately. See Programming Announcement Letter ZP94-0264 dated May 24, 1994 for more information.

    Limitations

    If the Rack Mounting Kit (Feature 6507) is ordered, the 7015 or 7202 Model 900 that it will be installed in must have a Power Distribution Unit that supplies AC output.


    Planning Information

    Cable Orders

    Six standard lengths for FCS jumper cables are available. Custom lengths may be ordered as well up to 500 meters (1650 ft).

    Two different flammability ratings are offered for each jumper type:

         - Plenum (UL910)
         - Low halogen  (available from 3Q94)
     
        PLENUM QUALITY:
     
                                  Multi-Mode         Multi-Mode
          Length                   50/125            62.5/125
     
         7 meters                 54G3385            54G3373
        13 meters                 54G3386            54G3374
        22 meters                 54G3387            54G3375
        31 meters                 54G3388            54G3376
        46 meters                 54G3389            54G3377
        61 meters                 54G3390            54G3378
       Custom length              54G3391            54G3379
     
        LOW HALOGEN QUALITY:
     
          Length                   50/125            62.5/125
     
         7 meters                 54G3395            08H2777
        13 meters                 54G3396            08H2778
        22 meters                 54G3397            08H2779
        31 meters                 54G3398            08H2780
        46 meters                 54G3399            08H2781
        61 meters                 54G3400            08H2782
       Custom length              54G3401            08H2783
     
    
    All these FCS jumper cables can be obtained from IBM using the special EMEA cable ordering system named CABLEX. Contact your IBM Marketing representative for additional information.

    Optical ports may also be connected by either 50 or 62.5 micron multi-mode fiber, terminated with SC connectors (these are industry standard connectors). The maximum length between the optical port on the adapter and the switch is 2 kilometers with the 50 micron fiber and 0.7 kilometers with the 62.5 micron fiber.

    Security, Auditability and Control

    This product depends on the security and auditability features of the hardware and software to which it is attached. User management is responsible for evaluation, selection and implementation of security features, administrative procedures and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.


    Terms and Conditions

    All Terms and Conditions are the same as those which apply to the IBM 70XX/RISC System/6000.

    Offering

    This product is available from IBM under the Terms & Conditions for Purchase.

    Warranty

    The warranty period is: 12 Months.

    Maintenance Offering

    This Machine is eligible under the IBM Maintenance Agreement. Consult your IBM Marketing Representative for details.

    Customer Set-Up: NO

    HOURLY SERVICE CLASS: 3


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from IBM on request.

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