IBM System Networking SAN96B-5


The IBM® System Networking SAN96B-5 switch is a high-density, purpose-built, foundational building block for large and growing storage area network (SAN) infrastructures. It is designed to provide highly resilient, scalable and simplified network infrastructure for storage. By delivering leading edge, Gen 5 FC technology and capabilities with 16 Gbps performance, SAN96B-5 meets the demands of growing, dynamic workloads; evolving, virtualised DC; and highly virtualised private and hybrid cloud storage environments.

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Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Product number 2498-F96 / 2498-N96*
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 SFPs; fibre optic cables; upgraded power supplies; 24-port Activation, Advanced Performance Monitor, Fabric Watch, Enterprise Bundle, Extended Fabrics, Integrated Routing, ISL Trunking Activation, Integrated 10 Gbps FC Activation, Fabric Vision
Size Width: 42.93 cm (16.90 in.); Height: 8.67 cm (3.42 in.); Depth: 60.98 cm (24.01 in.)
Weight 16.92 kg (37.3 lb) with two power supply field-replaceable units (FRU), without transceivers

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