IBM System Networking SAN24B-5


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.

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 numbers
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

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