IBM System Networking SAN24B-5


The IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 switch features both Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) and Fabric Vision technologies – providing outstanding price to performance value in an entry-level switch. SAN24B-5 gives organisations the flexibility, simplicity and enterprise-class functionality they need to unleash the full potential of high-density (HD) server virtualisation, cloud architectures and next-generation storage. The switch is configurable in 12 or 24 ports and supports 2, 4, 8 or 16 gigabits per second (Gbps) speeds in an efficiently designed 1U form factor. It comes with a single power supply and integrated fans. A second optional 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 (VDI) management while meeting the high-throughput demands of solid-state disks. SAN24B-5 supports multi-tenancy in cloud environments through quality-of-service (QoS) and fabric-based zoning features. It can also help minimise downtime in mission-critical environments by delivering high reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS).

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
16 Gbps performance in an energy-efficient, 1U form factor
PoD capabilities
Fabric Vision technology
ClearLink diagnostic technology (D_Ports)
Dynamic fabric provisioning
Nondisruptive software upgrades
Product number 2498-X24
Hot-swap components Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggables (SFPs)
Warranty One-year; customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site, 09:00 to 17:00 next-business-day response; warranty service upgrades are available
Optional features* SFPs; fiber optic cables; upgraded power supplies; Advanced Performance Monitor, Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, Extended Fabrics, 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

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