IBM Announcement Letter No. ZG94-0168 dated May 24, 1994.
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.
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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.
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.
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 6507Note: 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
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Title Order Number ----------------------------- ------------ 7319 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 User's Guide and Service Information SA23-2700
Title Order Number Language ----------------------------- ------------ ----------- 7319 Fibre Channel Switch 16/266 User's Guide and Service Information SA23-2700 English
Width: 483mm (19 in., rack-mount) Depth: 495mm (19.5 in.) Height: 88mm (3.43 in.) Weight: 12.24kg (27 pounds)
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.
Manufacturing 9002 Development 9001 AIX Software Development 9001
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):
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.
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.
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 08H2783All 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.
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.
All Terms and Conditions are the same as those which apply to the IBM 70XX/RISC System/6000.
This product is available from IBM under the Terms & Conditions for Purchase.
The warranty period is: 12 Months.
This Machine is eligible under the IBM Maintenance Agreement. Consult your IBM Marketing Representative for details.
Customer Set-Up: NO
HOURLY SERVICE CLASS: 3
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.