Lenovo B300 Fibre Channel SwitchDatasheet
For mission-critical storage networks
Features and Performance
The Lenovo B300 Entry Fibre Channel (FC) Switch is purpose-built for the high-performance storage connectivity required for business-critical applications. The Lenovo B300 operates at 8Gbps, 4Gbps, 2Gbps and 1Gbps link speeds while providing optimized, automated and integrated SAN capabilities.
The B300 supports storage arrays from Lenovo Storage for analytics and online transactions. The B300 is available in a standard 8-port configuration (upgradeable to 24 ports), which includes the 8Gbps optics. It is an entry SAN 1U switch for small storage networks.
This FC Switch allows “pay-as-you-grow” scalability by providing 8-port license upgrades for 24 total ports. Optional management and trunking features are available as software upgrades. The switch provides an affordable, flexible foundation for entry-level SANs or an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments.
The B300 SAN Scalable Switch can also be deployed as an Access Gateway allowing servers to connect to NPIV-enabled SAN fabrics (24-port configuration required). The switch also interoperates with multiple vendors’ FC storage arrays and switches to support clients as they add or adjust storage capacity.
The B300 with Fabric Vision technology provides a breakthrough hardware and software solution that helps simplify monitoring, maximize network availability and reduce costs.
This optional software feature enables administrators to avoid problems before they impact operations, helping organizations meet service level agreements.
To simplify deployment, the B300 features the EZSwitchSetup wizard and other usability and configuration enhancements.
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|Part Numbers||3873AR6/HC7 – 8 ports populated with 8Gbps SWL FC transceivers|
|Single Integrated Power Supply/Fan Units||Standard|
|FC Port Scalability||8-port 8Gbps activation license with SW SFPs (00WF814)|
|Maximum FC Ports||24 total physical ports|
|FC Speed Support||External ports: 8/4/2/1Gbps; auto-sensing|
|Optional Licenses||Full Fabric (e-port upgrade for select models), Inter-switch Link (ISL) Trunking, Fabric Vision, Extended Fabric, Enterprise Bundle|
|Optional Transceivers||8Gbps LW or ELW|
|Rack Mount Kit Included||Fixed 4-post Rail Kit|
Associated Options: For details on transceivers, cables, other associated options and technical details, refer to the
For More Information
To learn more about the B300 Fibre Channel Switch contact your Lenovo representative or Business Partner or visit lenovo.com/systems/storage.
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Document number DS0052, published June 12, 2018. For the latest version, go to lenovopress.com/ds0052.