Revised availability: Effective withdrawal date for IBM System Storage SAN40B-4 ordered with specified FICON feature
IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-051
The previously announced effective withdrawal date of IBM® System Storage® SAN40B-4 (2498-B40) has changed when ordered with the FICON® CUP feature (#7409).
The new effective withdrawal date is May 16, 2013.
Refer to Hardware Withdrawal 912-242, dated December 18, 2012 , for complete withdrawal information.
On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these models directly from IBM .
For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
The IBM System Storage® SAN40B-4 SAN fabric switch provides 24, 32 or 40 active ports and is designed for high performance with 8 Gbps link speeds and backward compatibility to support links running at 4, 2 and 1 Gbps link speeds. High availability features make it suitable for use as a core switch in midrange environments or as an edge-switch in enterprise environments where a wide range of storage area network (SAN) infrastructure simplification and business continuity configurations are possible. IBM Power Systems, System x, System z and many non-IBM disk and tape devices are supported in many common operating system environments. Optional features provide specialized distance extension, dynamic routing between separate or heterogeneous fabrics, link trunking, IBM FICON®, Server Application Optimization (SAO), performance monitoring and advanced security capabilities.