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IBM System Networking SAN96B-5

Take advantage of this scalable enterprise-class SAN switch to support your highly virtualized cloud environments. SAN96B-5 features 96 Fibre Channel ports in a 2U form factor, delivering scalability, reliability and performance in a flexible, easy-to-deploy enterprise-class switch. Along with increased throughput, SAN96B-5 helps improve bandwidth utilization, security, and network visibility and management through in-flight data compression, encryption and advanced diagnostics. SAN96B-5 is designed for maximum flexibility and offers “pay-as-you-grow” scalability with the Ports on Demand (PoD) feature.

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Hot-swap components

Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggables (SFPs) Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggables (SFPs)


One-year; customer-replaceable unit and onsite; next-business-day response, warranty service upgrades are available

Fibre Channel interfaces

Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps port speeds; 10 Gbps and optionally programmable to fixed port speed diagnostic port (D_Port), E_Port, EX_Port, fabric port (F_Port), mirror port (M_Port);


16 Gbps: hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; 16 Gbps short-wavelength laser (SWL); 16 Gbps long-wavelength laser (LWL): 16 Gbps extended distance longwave (ELW) 10 Gbps: hot-pluggable, 10 Gbps.

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