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.
|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|
* For maximum rack flexibility, two models with different airflow options are available to support the latest hot aisle/cold aisle configurations. Please note that the F96 model has the standard airflow (airflow from non-port side to the port side), while the N96 model has a reversed airflow (airflow from port side to the non-port side). There is no model conversion available to change a model F96 to a model N96.
† The Enterprise Bundle includes one license for each of the following: Fabric Watch, Extended Fabric, Advanced Performance Monitor, Trunking Activation and Fabric Vision.