SAN fabric

Simple, affordable fabric switches and high availability Enterprise SAN Directors

IBM® System Networking SAN24B-5

The IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 switch provides outstanding price to performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity and enterprise-class functionality in an entry-level switch.

Ports 12 and 24 ports with “ports-on-demand” scalability
Link speeds 2, 4, 8 and 16 Gbps auto-sensing
Operating systems Other selected operating systems
For the most current and complete details, refer to the product details in the IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre (SSIC).
Optional features Please refer to the SAN24B-5 Redbooks Product Guide to review most current optional features

IBM® System Storage® SAN24B-4

A compact, high-performance, easy-to-install Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) switch that enables multiple servers to connect to external disk and tape systems. SAN24B-4 supports most common operating systems and connects to most common servers and external storage devices. Supports server virtualisation with virtual data paths across a single Fibre Channel link. Can connect to other SAN switches, routers and directors to form a multi-switch fabric for increased connectivity.

Ports 8, 16 and 24 ports with Ports on Demand scalability
Link speeds 8, 4, 2 and 1 Gbps auto-sensing
Operating systems Microsoft Windows, Linux, IBM AIX®

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