Efficient 1U design and auto-sensing ports
The IBM® System Storage SAN24B-4 Express switch features an efficient 1U design that offers high-density 8, 16 and 24-port configurations. With speed auto-sensing capabilities, you gain high performance and improved utilization, rapid switch deployment with minimal set up and future readiness for 8-Gbps capable servers and storage devices.
Fibre Channel technology
The SAN24B-4 Express switch can be used to create a wide range of high-performance SAN solutions, from simple, single-switch configurations to larger, multi-switch configurations that support fabric connectivity and advanced business continuity capabilities. The entry-level switch can serve as the cornerstone of a SAN for those who want the benefits of storage consolidation and are just beginning to implement Fibre Channel storage systems.
Fabric operating system and management software
The Fabric Operating System (FOS), which is included with the SAN24B-4 Express switch, contains all the functions necessary to operate a base system. FOS offers adaptive networking services, advanced performance monitoring, web tools and zoning, enhanced group management, and extended fabric capabilities.
Hot firmware activation and backward compatibility
The hot firmware activation feature significantly reduces firmware installation time and enables fast firmware upgrades. It is designed to help eliminate disruption to existing fabric and reduce administrative overhead. Because the SAN24B-4 Express switch is backward compatible with SAN b-type and m-type fabrics, you gain investment protection for existing fabrics.
Technical specifications for the IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 Express switch include:
- Product number 2498-B24
- Base switch: 24 ports, 8 activated; FOS v6.4.0, advanced zoning and web tools, EZSwitchSetup
- Hot-swap components include SFP optical transceivers, fans and one power supply
- One-year warranty; customer-replaceable unit; warranty service upgrades are available
- Dimensions: Width: 42.88 cm (16.88 in.); Height: 4.29 cm (1.69 in.); Depth: 30.6 cm (12.07 in.)
- Weight: 4.35 kg (9.3 lb)