IBM System Storage SAN48B-5


The IBM® System Storage SAN48B-5 switch is designed to meet the demands of hyper-scale private or hybrid cloud storage environments by delivering Gen 5 FC technology and capabilities with 16 Gbps performance that support highly virtualised environments. To enable greater flexibility and investment protection, SAN48B-5 is configurable in 24, 36 or 48 ports and supports 2, 4, 8, 10 or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U package. This switch – now enhanced with enterprise connectivity options that add support for IBM fibre connection (FICON) connectivity – can provide a highly reliable infrastructure when used with fast, scalable IBM System z servers.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Product number 2498-F48
Hot-swap components Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggables (SFPs)
Warranty One-year; customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite, next-business-day response; warranty service upgrades are available
Optional features SFP; fibre optic cables; upgraded power supplies; Adaptive Networking, FICON with Control Unit Port (CUP) Activation, Advanced Performance Monitoring, Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking, Extended Fabrics, Server Application Optimisation, 12-port Activation, Integrated Routing, Integrated 10 Gbps FC Activation and the Enterprise bundle.*
Size 43.8 cm (17.23 in.) W x 4.3 cm (1.7 in.) H x 44.3 cm (17.45 in.) D
Weight 9.16 kg (20.2 lb) (maximum ports fully populated)

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