The IBM® System Networking SAN24B-5 switch is designed to provide outstanding price to performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology and enterprise-class functionality in an entry-level switch. SAN24B-5 is configurable in 12 or 24 ports and supports 2, 4, 8 or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U form factor. The base unit includes one (249824G/2498-X24) or two (2498-F24) integrated power supplies and fans. A second power supply provides additional redundancy for increased resiliency.
SAN24B-5 provides a critical building block for today’s highly virtualised, private cloud storage environments. It can simplify server virtualisation and virtual desktop infrastructure management while meeting the high-throughput demands of solid-state disks. It can also help minimise downtime in mission-critical environments by delivering high reliability, availability and serviceability.
|16 Gbps performance in an energy-efficient, 1U form factor|
|Fabric Vision technology|
|ClearLink diagnostic technology (D_Ports)|
|Dynamic fabric provisioning|
|Nondisruptive software upgrades|
|Hot-swap components||Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggables (SFPs)|
|Warranty||One-year; customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite; 9×5 next-business-day response, warranty service upgrades are available|
|Optional features||SFPs; fiber optic cables; upgraded power supplies; Adaptive Networking,* Advanced Performance Monitor, Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, Extended Fabrics, Server Application Optimisation,* 12-port Activation, Fabric Vision and the Enterprise Bundle†|
|Size||43.8 cm (17.24 in.) W x 4.3 cm (1.7 in.) D x 44.3 cm (17.44 in.) H|
|Weight||7.82 kg (17.25 lb) with one power supply, without transceivers
9.16 kg (20.2 lb) with two power supplies, without transceivers
* Server Application Optimisation and Adaptive Networking come standard with FOS v7.2 or later.
† The Enterprise Bundle includes one license for each of the following: ISL Trunking, Fabric Watch, Advanced Performance Monitor, Adaptive Networking, Server Application Optimisation and Fabric Vision.