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Implementing an IBM b-type SAN with 8 Gbps Directors and Switches by Jose Rodriguez Ruibal, Shanmuganthan Kumaravel, Michael Engelbrecht, Uwe Dubberke, Jon Tate

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Hardware features
In this chapter, we present the hardware features of the IBM System Storage and TotalStorage b-type family of products. We first discuss the generic features, then describe the features that are specific to the various models.
3.1 The hardware
The IBM System Storage and TotalStorage b-type family of products provide a range of entry and midrange switches and enterprise class directors.
3.1.1 Entry level, midrange, and director models
The entry level, midrange, and director models provide 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps port-to-port non-blocking ...

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