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TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model
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A switch is a device with which it is possible to connect computers into a (local area) network, provided your computers all have an appropriate networking device installed. Switches can be daisy chained to form larger networks and come in managed and unmanaged variaties. The unmanaged versions generally cannot filter data and will forward any data that is fed into them, so they are better suited for small networks. Switches are easy to set up (just plug in the network cables) and allow you to share printers, storage space and other network resources with your entire home or office network.
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Included since: 14 Dec 2005
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Long product name IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model:
The short editorial description of IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model
TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model

Marketing text IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model

The official marketing text of IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model as supplied by the manufacturer
The IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express fabric switch is designed specifically to meet the needs of medium-size and enterprise SAN environments. It can be used to create a wide range of high performance SAN solutions, from simple single-switch configurations to larger multi-switch configurations which support fabric connectivity and advanced business continuity capabilities. Infrastructure simplification solutions for IBM ® xSeries servers include storage consolidation and high-availability server clustering with IBM TotalStorage disk storage arrays. Business continuity solutions include data protection with IBM TotalStorage tape libraries and devices and IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager data protection software.

A single SAN32M-2 switch can serve as the cornerstone of a Storage Area Network for those who want to obtain the benefits of storage consolidation and are just beginning to implement Fibre Channel storage systems. Such an entry-level configuration can consist of one or two Fibre Channel links to a disk storage array or to an LTO™ tape drive. An entry-level sixteen-port storage consolidation solution can support up to fifteen servers with a single path to either disk or tape. The FlexPort feature is designed to enable a base switch to grow to sixteen ports, in eight port increments, to support more servers and more storage devices without taking the switch offline.

A high-availability solution can be created with redundant switches. This capability is ideal for server clustering environments. Such a configuration can support from fourteen to thirty servers, each with dual Fibre Channel adapters cross-connected to redundant SAN32M-2 switches which are cross-connected to a dual-controller storage system.

While the SAN32M-2 can be the foundation of medium-sized SANs, it can be configured to participate as a full member in a tier enterprise SAN with other members of the IBM TotalStorage SAN m-type family. This capability provides investment protection as SAN requirements evolve and grow over time.
Short summary description IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model:
This short summary of the IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model, Managed, 437 x 394 x 41 mm, Wired, 4 - 40 °C, 8 - 80%, 4Gb Fibre Channel
Long summary description IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model:
This is an auto-generated long summary of IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Express Model. Switch type: Managed. Maximum data transfer rate: 4.24 Gbit/s. Data link protocols: 4Gb Fibre Channel. Compatible operating systems: Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, SUSE. Weight: 6.8 kg
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Management features
Switch type*
What switch device has, managed or unmanaged.
Ports & interfaces
Basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports quantity*
The number of basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports (sockets).
Data transmission
Maximum data transfer rate
4.24 Gbit/s
Data link protocols
4Gb Fibre Channel
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Power over Ethernet (PoE)*
The device supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), which is one of several standardized or ad-hoc systems which pass electrical power along with data on Ethernet cabling. This allows a single cable to provide both data connection and electrical power to devices such as wireless access points or IP cameras.
System requirements
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, SUSE LINUX, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES), United LINUX, Novell NetWare
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
4 - 40°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
8 - 80%
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
6.8 kg
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
437 x 394 x 41 mm
Connectivity technology
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
32 (16) x SFP (mini-GBIC)