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).
|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 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|
* 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.