Family 2498+09 IBM System Networking SAN24B-5

IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised: October 26, 2021


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Product life cycle dates

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Type Model Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
2498-X24 2014-10-06 2014-10-17 2020-07-28 -


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Abstract

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The IBM 2498 is a System Networking SAN24B-5 and is designed to meet the demands of highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments by delivering an entry-level switch with 16 Gbps FC technology and enterprise-class functionality.

Model abstract 2498-X24

The IBM 2498 SAN24B-5 Model X24 is a 24-port auto-sensing 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps FC switch delivering the next generation of single-chip architecture for Storage Area Networks (SANs). With flexible PoD capability, the SAN24B-5 provides an entry-level switch as the foundation of a SAN with the ability to grow with an organization's SAN needs.



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Highlights

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IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 includes the following features:

  • Twenty-four 16 Gbps FC ports supporting 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps speeds
  • Scalable Ports on Demand (PoD) configuration from twelve to twenty-four ports to accommodate various sizes of SAN fabric environments
  • Small footprint and low energy consumption in 1U of space
  • Simplified three-step deployment with EZSwitchSetup
  • Integrated management with the IBM Network Advisor Version 12.1, or later


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Description

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The following SAN24B-5 features enable outstanding flexibility and investment protection:

  • Up to 16 Gbps with 12 to 24 ports in an energy-efficient, 1U form factor
  • PoD capability for scaling from 12 to 24 ports in 12 port increments
  • 2, 4, 8, or up to 16 Gbps on all ports, producing an aggregate up to 384 Gbps full-duplex throughput
  • 16 Gbps optimized Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) with trunking of any eight ports for 128 Gbps ISL
  • Exchange-based Dynamic Path Selection (DPS) for optimized fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to the most efficient and available path in the fabric
  • Server connectivity and SAN scalability by offering dual functionality as either a full-fabric SAN switch or an N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) enabled Access Gateway

SAN24B-5 delivers SAN technology within a flexible, simple, and intuitive solution. In addition to providing scalability, SAN24B-5 can address demanding reliability, availability, and serviceability requirements to help minimize downtime to support mission-critical cloud environments:

  • Simple configuration through EZSwitchSetup wizard
  • Diagnostic Port (D-Port) feature for physical media diagnostic, troubleshooting, and verification services
  • Resiliency with nondisruptive software upgrades and optional redundant power supply
  • Streamlined deployment and troubleshooting time with dynamic fabric provisioning, critical monitoring, and advanced diagnostic features

IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 is a 24-port auto-sensing 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps FC switch delivering the next generation of single-chip architecture for storage area networks (SANs). With flexible PoD capability, the SAN24B-5 delivers an entry-level switch as the foundation of a SAN with the ability to grow with an organization's SAN needs.

SAN24B-5 is a critical building block for today's highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. It simplifies server virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure management while meeting the high-throughput demands of SSDs. The SAN24B-5 also supports multi-tenancy in cloud environments through Quality of Service (QoS) and fabric-based zoning features.

SAN24B-5 can be deployed as a full-fabric switch or as an Access Gateway, which simplifies fabric topologies and heterogeneous fabric connectivity (the default mode setting is a switch). Access Gateway mode utilizes NPIV switch standards to present physical and virtual servers directly to the core of SAN fabrics. This makes Access Gateway transparent to the SAN fabric, greatly reducing management of the network edge. The SAN24B-5 in Access Gateway mode, supported only in 24-port configurations, can connect servers to NPIV-enabled IBM SAN b-type switches and other SAN fabrics.

The SAN24B-5 features advanced monitoring, diagnostics, and redundancy capabilities in an entry-level switch to maximize availability, optimize performance, and simplify administration. These enterprise-class features include:

  • Critical diagnostic and monitoring capabilities to help ensure early problem detection and recovery.
  • Nonintrusive and nondisruptive monitoring on every port to provide a comprehensive end-to-end view of the entire fabric.
  • Forward Error Correction (FEC) to recover from bit errors in ISLs, enhancing transmission reliability and performance.
  • Additional buffers to overcome performance degradation and congestion due to buffer credit loss.
  • Real-time bandwidth consumption by hosts and applications on ISLs to easily identify hot spots and potential network congestion.

Based on seventh-generation ASIC technology, IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 is designed with the following attributes:

  • Up to 24 ports 16 Gbps FC technology with PoD scaling from 12 to 24 ports.
  • Twenty-four nonblocking FC ports that may be used to connect to external N_ports (as an F_port), Mirror Ports (as an M_port), or to other FC switches as an E_port. Each port can operate at 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps link speed.
  • Port-to-port latency is minimized down to 700 nanoseconds through the use of cut-through frame routing at 16 Gbps.
  • ISL trunking allows up to eight ports (at 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps speeds) between a pair of switches to be combined to form a single, logical ISL with a speed of up to 128 Gbps (256 Gbps full duplex) for optimal bandwidth utilization and load balancing.
  • DPS for optimized, fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to the most efficient available path in the fabric.
  • Access Gateway mode enables seamless connectivity into heterogeneous SAN environments, enhances scalability, and simplifies manageability, providing a single platform for all SAN connectivity.
  • D-port type in FOS 7.2.0 to quickly identify and isolate problems associated with the link, such as transceivers and cables. This feature is only supported on 16 Gbps ports with a 16 Gbps Transceiver. The D-Port is statically configured by the user with the intention to run diagnostics. A D-port does not carry any control or data traffic and is purely used for link diagnostics purposes and to isolate link level faults.
  • Reliability, availability, and serviceability enhancements with extensive diagnostics and system monitoring capabilities.
  • An RJ45 Ethernet management port, in conjunction with EZSwitchSetup, supports switch IP address discovery and configuration, eliminating the need to attach a serial cable to configure the switch IP address and greatly increasing the ease of use.

The SAN24B-5 base system requires Fabric OS 7.0.1, or later (the new 2498-X24 base switch comes loaded with FOS 7.2.0), and it is always enabled with the following features:

  • Advanced web tools enables administration, configuration, and maintenance of fabric switches and SANs
  • Zoning segments a fabric into virtual private SANs
  • Enhanced Group Management (EGM) enables additional device-level management functionality for IBM b-type products (for example firmware download, configuration upload, and download)
  • Full fabric enables E_Ports

Optional features

The SAN24B-5 switch is designed to be easily upgradable with a low incremental cost by using its PoD capability of 12 to 24 ports and optional features. Advanced capabilities can be enabled with the following optional license activation features.

MFG SEL length intrack fiber optic cable LC-LC (#5600): This feature provides quantity of one LC to LC fiber optic cable in varying lengths (1, 2, or 3 meters) as appropriate for installation of the 2498-X24 switch into a PureFlex solution by IBM Manufacturing.

Fabric Watch (#7202): The fabric watch monitors mission-critical switch operations.

Extended Fabric (#7203): Extended Fabric Activation extends SAN fabrics beyond the FC standard 10 km by optimizing the internal switch buffers to help maintain performance on ISLs at distances up to 500 km at 16 Gbps and 10,000 km at 2 Gbps.

Advanced Performance Monitor (#7204): Performance Monitoring Activation provides performance monitoring capabilities to help identify end-to-end bandwidth usage by host and target pairs, delivering information for capacity planning.

Trunking Activation (#7205): ISL Trunking Activation is designed to enable FC packets to be efficiently distributed across multiple Inter-Switch connections (links) between two SAN b-type fabric switches, while preserving in-order delivery. Both SAN b-type fabric switches must have ISL Trunking activated. ISL Trunking allows up to 8 ports (at 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps) between each pair of switches to be combined to form a single, logical ISL with a speed of up to 128 Gbps ISL trunks. The trunking groups are based on the user port number, with the contiguous 8 ports as one group. When connecting the 16 Gbps-capable models to legacy 2, 4, or 8 Gbps-capable b-type fabric switch models, ISL trunking is supported with link speeds operational at the lowest speed and FC packets distributed across ISLs for a combined bandwidth of up to 8, 64, or 128 Gbps.

Adaptive Networking (#7206): Adaptive Networking provides a set of capabilities allowing high-priority connections to obtain the bandwidth necessary for optimum performance, even in congested environments. Ingress rate limiting limits the throughput on the ingress side of the port by delaying the return of buffer to buffer credits to the external device features, and are components of this license option available on all 16 Gbps platforms. The capabilities associated with the Adaptive Networking license are included by default in FOS 7.2.0 on all SAN24B-5 systems, therefore this license is not required when using FOS 7.2.0, and later.

Server Application Optimization (SAO) (#7210): The SAO feature is designed to enhance overall performance and virtual machine scalability by extending b-type data center fabric technologies to the server infrastructure. SAO enables individual traffic flows to be specifically configured, prioritized, and optimized from end-to-end throughout the data center. The solution offered with IBM b-type 8 and 16 Gbps capable switches and directors support three QoS levels (low, medium, and high) to deliver end-to-end service levels. The bandwidth allocation from application and HBA port through the b-type fabric uses VC technology, creating logical links from the physical or virtual HBA port (NPIV) to the corresponding switch port. SAO and Adaptive Networking features must both be activated on the SAN switches. The capabilities associated with the SAO license are included by default in FOS 7.2.0 on all SAN24B-5 systems, therefore this license is not required when using FOS 7.2.0, and later.

SAN24B-5 Enterprise Bundle2 (#7216): The SAN24B-5 Enterprise Bundle2 offers a convenient method to order a set of optional features bundled into one orderable feature number. Feature #7216 consists of one of each of the following: Fabric Watch (#7202), Advanced Performance Monitor (#7204), Trunking Activation (#7205), Adaptive Networking (#7206), SAO (#7210), and Fabric Vision (#7219).

Fabric Vision (#7219): Fabric Vision technology includes several critical diagnostic, monitoring and management capabilities that are designed to help increase fabric resiliency, reduce downtime, optimize application performance, and dramatically simplify SAN deployment and management. The following features are introduced with the base Fabric OS (FOS) 7.2.0 release:

  • ClearLink Diagnostics: Helps ensure optical and signal integrity for Gen 5 Fibre Channel optics and cables, simplifying the deployment and support of high-performance fabrics.
  • Bottleneck Detection: Identifies and alerts administrators about device or ISL congestion, as well as abnormal levels of latency in the fabric.
  • Critical diagnostic and monitoring capabilities: Help ensure early problem detection and recovery.
  • FEC: Enables recovery from bit errors in ISLs, enhancing transmission reliability and performance.
  • Credit Loss Recovery: Helps overcome performance degradation and congestion due to buffer credit loss.

Flow Vision, Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS), and customizable dashboard advanced technologies and capabilities are made available with the optional Fabric Vision licensed feature. This feature also enables ClearLink (D_Port) functionality for Gen 5 FC platforms when connected to non-b-type devices.

Flow Vision enables administrators to identify, monitor, and analyze specific application and data flows in order to maximize performance, avoid congestion, and optimize resources. Flow Vision includes flow monitor, flow mirror, and flow generator features.

MAPS is a new, easy to use, policy-based threshold monitoring and alerting suite that proactively monitors the health and performance of the SAN infrastructure to ensure application uptime and availability. By leveraging prebuilt rule/policy-based templates, MAPS simplifies threshold configuration, monitoring, and alerting. Organizations can configure the entire fabric (or multiple fabrics) at one time using common rules and policies, or customize policies for specific ports or switch elements through a single dialog. The integrated dashboard displays an overall switch health report, along with details on out-of-policy conditions, to help administrators quickly pinpoint potential issues and easily identify trends and other behaviors occurring on a switch or fabric. MAPS capabilities deliver policy-based monitoring, CLI dashboard of health and error statistics, bottleneck detection information, and proactive flow monitoring.

Automated Migration of Fabric Watch configurations to MAPS automatically imports existing thresholds into a MAPS policy, enabling seamless migration from Fabric Watch to MAPS to take advantage of the new MAPS capabilities and usability enhancements.

Switches installed with both Advanced Performance Monitoring and Fabric Watch licenses will automatically receive the Fabric Vision capabilities with FOS 7.2.0, and later, without having the Fabric Vision license installed. Customers who already have either Fabric Watch or Advanced Performance Monitoring installed (but not both) and want Fabric Vision technology capabilities (including MAPS and Flow Vision) can upgrade to Fabric Vision by purchasing and installing the other license.

SAN24B-5 Firmware upgrade renewal, one year (#7722): The initial purchase of an IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 includes one year of firmware upgrade entitlement. This feature provides one additional year of renewal for upgrades included in future releases of the FOS firmware. You are not eligible to access new features and functions without the purchase of this feature.

SAN24B-5 Firmware upgrade renewal, two years (#7723): The initial purchase of an IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 includes one year of firmware upgrade entitlement. This feature provides two additional years of renewal for upgrades included in future releases of the FOS firmware. You are not eligible to access new features and functions without the purchase of this feature.

Mid-mount TELCO rack kit (#5911): Enables installation of a SAN24B-5 in a Telco rack.



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Models

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Model summary matrix

Model #Ports (Min/Max) Port Increments SW LW
X24 12 / 24 12 Y Y

Customer setup (CSU)

Yes.

Devices supported

Specific details on supported devices; storage products attachability, SAN connectivity products, and configuration options are available on the Web at:

http://www.ibm.com/system/storage/san/b-type

Model conversions

Not applicable.

Feature conversions

Not applicable.



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Technical description

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Physical specifications Physical specifications Hardware requirements Hardware requirements
Operating environment Operating environment Software requirements Software requirements
Limitations Limitations


The IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 (2498-X24) switch with up to 24 ports 16 Gbps FC and 384 Gbps total bandwidth is designed to handle virtualized cloud storage networking and SAN requirements of an enterprise data center.

The SAN24B-5 is a 1U height rack mount enclosure with Ports on Demand scalability from 12 to 24 ports in 12-ports increments. Each port offers auto sensing and self-negotiation to the highest speed (2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps) supported by the attached server, storage, or switch, as well as self-configuration as F_ports, M_ports, and E_ports. The base function of the SAN24B-5 switch includes 12 activated ports, Fibre Channel fabric services, Advanced Zoning, Full Fabric, Web Tools, and Enhanced Group Management (EGM). The SAN24B-5 enclosure contains one system board and two integrated, two replaceable and hot-swappable, redundant power supplies with two built-in fans to generate necessary airflow to cool the whole system. The second power supply is optional.

Non-blocking Fibre Channel ports with each port that can operate at 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps link speed. These switches use hot-pluggable, industry-standard Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP or SFP+), LC connector fiber optic transceivers, supporting Short-Wave Length (SWL), Long-Wave Length (LWL), and Extended Long-Wave Length ELWL). Actual distance depends on fiber-optic cables and port speed.

The fiber optic cables, Ethernet cables and RJ45 port serial cables are located at the front (port-side) of the switch. AC power input cables are inserted and removed from the back of the switch.

On the front of the unit, there are three connections (one RS-232 RJ45, one Ethernet RJ45, and one USB port). The Ethernet RJ45 port connection provides a 10/100BaseT port for a full system management console interface. The RS-232 RJ45 port connection provides a serial port interface for setting the switch's IP address and to restore the switch to factory defaults. The USB port facilitates easy firmware upgrades and downloads of system log files (such as SupportSave output) for further problem/source determination and resolution.

Integration of Fabric Watch, SNMP and a SMI-S API expose enhanced status reporting capabilities of the switch through all the standard management interfaces, including SNMP, the SMI-S API, WEBTOOLS, and the command line interface.

The SAN24B-5 can be managed using the IBM Network Advisor 12.1, or later, to provide unified, end-to-end management of data center fabrics - from storage ports on networked storage systems to Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) attached to physical or virtualized servers.

Each switch comes with the minimum ports activated in the base; however, IBM does not include transceivers within the base product but all activated ports must be populated with transceivers. Any combination of supported short wave and/or long wave transceivers may be ordered at the time of initial purchase, or when additional port activation is purchased so that all activated ports are populated with transceivers.

The Ship Group includes Install Guide hardcopy, EZSwitchSetup CD, CD-ROM (with manuals), RJ-45 cable, and Wrap tools.

The SAN24B-5 switch can be mounted in a 19-inch Electronic Industries Association (EIA) rack using the rail kit provided with each enclosure. In addition, it can be used in a tabletop configuration when ordered with (#9205) option or mounted in a Telco Rack with the optional Mid-Mount Rack Kit (#5911).

The SAN24B-5 requires Fabric OS 7.0.1, or later (the new 2498-X24 base switch comes loaded with FOS 7.2.0), and supports non-disruptive Hot Code Activation. This 16 Gbps switch supports compatibility, with a single code stream, to the entire 8 and 16 Gbps IBM System Storage SAN b-type switch and director product line, from the 24-port SAN24B-4 to the 512-port fabric backbones.

Physical specifications

IBM System Networking SAN24B-5

  • Width: 43.8 cm (17.23 in)
  • Depth: 44.3 cm (17.45 in)
  • Height 4.3 cm (1.7 in)
  • Weight: 9.16 kg (20.2 lb)

For information on technical specifications of IBM SAN b-type products, including operating environment, physical specifications, and recommended installation procedures, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/san/b-type

Operating environment

IBM System Networking SAN24B-5

  • Temperature
    • Operating: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
    • Non-operating: -25 to 70 degrees C (-13 to 158 degrees F)
  • Humidity operating: 10% to 85%, noncondensing
  • Humidity non-operating: 10% to 90%, noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: 0 to 3,000 m (0 to 9,842 ft)
  • Storage altitude: Up to 12 km (39,370 ft)
  • Operating shock: 20 G, 6 ms half-sine
  • Non-operating shock: 33 G, 11 ms half-sine
  • Vibration operating: 0.5 g sine, 5 to 500 Hz
  • Non-operating vibration: 2 g sine, 5 to 500 Hz
  • Airflow: 350 cu ft/min (.00059 cu m/hr)
  • Input voltage: 85 to 264 V ac, single phase
  • Frequency: 47 to 63 Hz
  • Power consumption: 80 W with all 24 ports populated with 16 Gbps SWL optics

EMC conformance

  • ANSI C63.4 (United States)
  • ICES-003 Class A (Canada)
  • CISPR22 and JEIDA (Japan)
  • EN55022, EN55024 (European Community)
  • EN55022, or CISPR22, or AS/NZS CISPR22 (Australia/New Zealand)
  • KN22 and KN24 (Korea)
  • 51318.22-99, and 51318.24.99 or latest (Russian Federation)
  • GB17625.1-2003, or latest (China, PS only)
  • CNS 13438(95) or latest (Taiwan, PS only)

Product Safety, country testing, and certification

  • Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1 1st Edition or latest (United States, Canada)
  • CSA Certification to CSA 60950-1-03 (Canadian Standards Association)
  • IEC60950-1 or latest (Argentina and Russian Federation)
  • GB4943-2001 and GB9254-1998 or latest (China)
  • CNS 14336(99) or latest (Taiwan)
  • cCSAus (United States and Canada)
  • TUV-GS (European Union)
  • "S" Mark (Argentina)
  • GOST mark (Russia)
  • CCC logo (China)
  • BSMI mark (Taiwan)
  • KC mark (Korea)

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Limitations

Not applicable.

Hardware requirements

Supported servers and storage systems

IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 is designed to support FC connectivity for the following:

Servers

  • IBM Power Systems
  • IBM System p servers
  • IBM System x servers
  • Other Intel processor-based servers with Linux, Microsoft Windows 2012, and Windows 2008
  • Selected Sun and HP servers

Storage software

  • IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller (SVC)

Storage systems

  • IBM FlashSystem 840
  • IBM System Storage DS8000
  • IBM XIV Storage System
  • IBM Storwize 3700, V5000, and V7000
  • Other selected storage systems

For specific support dates, configuration options, server models, operating systems levels, attachment capabilities, and throughput connectivity speeds, visit:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/san/b-type

Software requirements

Specific details on supported operating system releases are available at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/san/b-type


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Publications

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The following publications are shipped with IBM System Networking SAN24B-5:

                                             Order
                   Title                     Number
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IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 Installation, GA32-2213
 Service, and User Guide
 
IBM System Networking SAN42B-5 Quick Start   GA32-2214
 Guide
 

Additional copies of individual publications are available at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/storage/san


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Features

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Features - No charge Features - No charge Feature descriptions Feature descriptions
Features - Chargeable Features - Chargeable


Features - No charge

                                    Machine
Description                         type      Model   Feature  Min Max
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IBM System Networking SAN24B-5      2498       X24
 
TAA Compliance                      2498       X24     0983     0  1

Desktop Install Power Cord          2498       X24     9205     0  2
Linecord, US, Canada,               2498       X24     9800     0  2
Linecord, France                    2498       X24     9820     0  2
Linecord, Denmark                   2498       X24     9821     0  2
Linecord, UK                        2498       X24     9825     0  2
Linecord, Israel                    2498       X24     9827     0  2
Linecord, Switzerland               2498       X24     9828     0  2
Linecord, South Africa              2498       X24     9829     0  2
Linecord, Italy                     2498       X24     9830     0  2
Linecord, Australia, NZ             2498       X24     9831     0  2
Linecord, Uruguay                   2498       X24     9834     0  2
Linecord, China                     2498       X24     9840     0  2
No Rules Order Indicator            2498       X24     ADNR     0  99
Shipping and Handling NC            2498       X24     AG00     0  1
SP WAMO 3Y 24x7 SD                  2498       X24     B0NU     0  1
SP WAMO 5Y 24x7 SD                  2498       X24     B0MT     0  1
Routing Code to POWER               2498       X24     EFD0     0  1
 Manufacturing

Features - Chargeable

                                    Machine
Description                         type      Model   Feature  Min Max
------------------------------      -------   -----   -------  --- ---
IBM System Networking SAN24B-5      2498       X24
 
SFP+ 16 Gbps SW                     2498       X24     2601     0  24
SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps SW         2498       X24     2602     0  24
SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps SW 8-Pack  2498       X24     2603     0   3
SFP+ 16 Gbps SW 8-Pack              2498       X24     2608     0   3
SFP+ 16 Gbps 10 km LW               2498       X24     2611     0  24
SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps 10Km LW    2498       X24     2612     0  24
SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps 10Km LW
 8-Pack                             2498       X24     2613     0   3
SFP+ 16 Gbps 10 km LW 8-Pack        2498       X24     2618     0   3
SAN24B-5 16Gbps SW SFP Bundle       2498       X24     2624     0   1
SAN24B-5 Flexible SFP Option        2498       X24     2724     0   1
SFP+ 8 Gbps SW                      2498       X24     2802     0  24
SFP+ Transceiver 8 Gbps SW          2498       X24     2803     0  24
SFP+ Transceiver 8 Gbps SW 8-Pack   2498       X24     2804     0   3
SFP+ 8 Gbps SW 8-Pack               2498       X24     2809     0   3
SFP 8 Gbps 10 km LW                 2498       X24     2821     0  24
SFP Transceiver 8 Gbps 10Km LW      2498       X24     2822     0  24
SFP Transceiver 8 Gbps 10Km LW
 8-Pack                             2498       X24     2823     0   3
SAN24B-5 8Gbps SW SFP Bundle        2498       X24     2824     0   1
SFP 8 Gbps 10 km LW 8-Pack          2498       X24     2828     0  3
SFP 8 Gbps 25 km ELW                2498       X24     2881     0  24
16 Gbps 25 km ELW SFP+              2498       X24     2886     0  24
 Transceiver
MFG Sel length Intrack Fiber Optic  2498       X24     5600     0  24
 cable LC-LC
LC/LC 5 m 50U                       2498       X24     5605     0  24
LC/LC 25 m 50U                      2498       X24     5625     0  24
LC/LC 31 m 9U                       2498       X24     5721     0  24
OM3 Cable LC/LC 10 m                2498       X24     5810     0  24
OM3 Cable LC/LC 5m                  2498       X24     5835     0  24
OM3 Cable LC/LC 25m                 2498       X24     5845     0  24
Mid-mount Telco Rack Kit            2498       X24     5911     0  1
SAN24B-5 Power Supply/Fan Kit       2498       X24     5998     0  1
Fabric Watch                        2498       X24     7202     0  1
Extended Fabric                     2498       X24     7203     0  1
Advanced Performance Monitor        2498       X24     7204     0  1
Trunking Activation                 2498       X24     7205     0  1
Adaptive Networking                 2498       X24     7206     0  1
Server App Optimization             2498       X24     7210     0  1
12 Port Activation                  2498       X24     7212     0  1
SAN24B-5 Enterprise Bundle2         2498       X24     7216     0  1
Fabric Vision                       2498       X24     7219     0  1
SAN24B-5 12 Port8Gbps SW Upgrade    2498       X24     7248     0  1
SAN24B-5 12 Port 16Gbps SW Upgrade  2498       X24     7246     0  1
SAN24B-5 FW Upgr Renewal, 1Yr       2498       X24     7722     0  4
SAN24B-5 FW Upgr Renewal, 2Yr       2498       X24     7723     0  2
Shipping and Handling X24           2498       X24     AGF2     0  1
 

Feature descriptions


Note: Not all of the following features are available in all countries. Check with your country representative for specific feature availability.

IBM System Networking SAN24B-5

(#0983) TAA Compliance

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature specifies the machine shipment is to comply with the US Trade Agreements Act (TAA).

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 1
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-requisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: N/A
  • Limitations: None
  • Field installable: No
  • Plant installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#B0NU) ServicePac Warranty and Maintenance Option 3 YR 24x7 Same Day ORT 6hrCL/4hrPD

Summary: This feature indicates a priced ServicePac (machine type 666x) will be included on the order, it is only for administrative purposes, and is only available in select countries. Contact IBM Global Services for additional information.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Feature #B1K3, #B0MT, or #B17H.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#B0MT) ServicePac Warranty and Maintenance Option 5 YR 24x7 Same Day ORT 6hrCL/4hrPD

Summary: This feature indicates a priced ServicePac (machine type 666x) will be included on the order, it is only for administrative purposes, and is only available in select countries. Contact IBM Global Services for additional information.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Feature #B0NU, #B1K3, or #B17H.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant Installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.

Configuration Options

Transceivers - Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+)

For SAN24B-5 the minimum quantity of twelve SFP transceivers, shortwave, longwave, or extended distance, are required and must be ordered. A mixture of shortwave and longwave ports can be configured adding optical transceivers for Fibre Channel connectivity up to the maximum port count of each switch.

All activated ports must be populated with transceivers.

The total of Fiber Optic Transceiver features = (8 x #2608) + (8 x #2618) + (8 x #2809) + (8 x #2828) + #2601 + #2611 + #2802 + #2821 + #2881 + #2886, and must be a minimum equal to the number of ports available in the base switches and up to twice the maximum number of switch ports.

(#2601) 16 Gbps SW SFP+ Transceiver

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This feature provides one shortwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 15 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 35 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 100 m.

  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
(#2611) 16 Gbps 10 km LW SFP+ Transceiver

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This feature provides one longwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 km (6.2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
(#2802) 8 Gbps SW SFP+ Transceiver

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This feature provides one shortwave SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 21 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 50 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 150 m.

  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
(#2821) 8 Gbps 10 km LW SFP Transceiver

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This optional feature provides a longwave 8 Gbps SFP fiber optic transceiver, and is designed to support 2, 4, or 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 km (6.2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
(#2881) 8 Gbps 25 km ELW SFP Transceiver

Summary: This optional feature provides a longwave 8 Gbps SFP fiber optic transceiver, and is designed to support 2, 4 or 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 25 km (15.625 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
(#2886) 16 Gbps 25 km ELW SFP+ Transceiver

Summary: This feature provides one longwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 25 km (15.5 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: All activated ports must be populated with transceivers
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#2824) SAN24B-5 8Gbps SW SFP Bundle

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature provides twelve shortwave 8 Gbps SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 21 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 50 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 1.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #2624, #2724, #2601, #2608, #2611, #2618, #2802, #2809, #2821, #2828, or #7212.
  • Customer Setup: N/A.
  • Limitations: Feature #2824 must be ordered if feature #2624 or #2724 is not ordered.
  • Field Installable: No.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#2624) SAN24B-5 16Gbps SW SFP Bundle

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature provides twelve shortwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 15 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 35 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 100 m.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 1.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #2724, #2824, #2601, #2608, #2611, #2618, #2802, #2809, #2821, #2828, or #7212.
  • Customer Setup: N/A.
  • Limitations: Feature #2624 must be ordered if feature #2724 or #2824 is not ordered.
  • Field Installable: No.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#2724) SAN24B-5 Flexible SFP Option

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This feature allows ordering for features #2601, #2608, #2611, #2618, #2802, #2809, #2821,or #2828.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 1.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #2824, #2624, #2602, #2603, #2612, #2613, #2803, #2804, #2822, #2823, #7248, or #7246.
  • Customer Setup: N/A.
  • Limitations: Feature #2724 must be ordered if feature #2624 or #2824 is not ordered.
  • Field Installable: No.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#2602) SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps SW

Summary: This feature provides one shortwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 15 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 35 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 100 m.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#2612) SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps 10Km LW

Summary: This feature provides one longwave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 km (6. 2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#2803) SFP+ Transceiver 8 Gbps SW

Summary: This feature provides one shortwave SFP+ transceiver, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 21 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 50 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#2822) SFP Transceiver 8 Gbps 10Km LW

Summary: This optional feature provides a longwave 8 Gbps SFP fiber optic transceiver, and is designed to support 2, 4, or 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 km (6.2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
Transceivers - 8 Packs

The total of Fiber Optic Transceiver features = (8 x #2608) + (8 x #2618) + (8 x #2809) + (8 x #2828) + #2601 + #2611 + #2802 + #2821 + #2881 + #2886, and must be a minimum equal to the number of ports available in the base switches and up to twice the maximum number of switch ports.

(#2608) 16 Gbps SW SFP+ Transceiver - 8 Pack

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This feature provides an additional eight shortwave SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 15 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 35 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50-micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 100 m.

  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
(#2618) 16 Gbps 10Km LW SFP+ Transceiver - 8 Pack

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This feature provides an additional eight long wave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide 2, 4 , 8 or 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 Km (6.2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
(#2809) 8 Gbps SW SFP+ Transceiver - 8 Pack

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This feature provides an additional eight shortwave SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 21 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 50 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 150 m.

  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
(#2828) 8 Gbps 10 km LW SFP Transceiver - 8 Pack

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This optional feature provides an additional eight longwave 8 Gbps SFP fiber optic transceivers, and is designed to support 2, 4, or 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 km (6.2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: Three
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: All activated ports must be populated with SFPs
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#2603) SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps SW 8-Pack

Summary: This feature provides an additional eight shortwave SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 15 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 35 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50-micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 100 m.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 3.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#2613) SFP+ Transceiver 16 Gbps 10Km LW 8-Pack

Summary: This feature provides an additional eight long wave 16 Gbps SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide 2, 4 , 8 or 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 Km (6.2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 3.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#2804) SFP+ Transceiver 8 Gbps SW 8-Pack

Summary: This feature provides an additional eight shortwave SFP+ transceivers, designed to provide Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 21 meters while using the appropriate 62.5/125 micron (62.5u) OM1 fiber optic cable, and distances up to 50 meters while using the appropriate 50.0/125 micron (50u) OM2 fiber optic cable. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable can support distances up to 150 m.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 3.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#2823) SFP Transceiver 8 Gbps 10Km LW 8-Pack

Summary: This optional feature provides an additional eight longwave 8 Gbps SFP fiber optic transceivers, and is designed to support 2, 4, or 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connections at distances up to 10 km (6.2 miles), while using the appropriate 9.0/125 micrometer single mode fiber optic cable.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 3.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: Max is total of features #2601, #2602, #2603, #2608, #2611, #2612, #2613, #2618, #2802, #2803, #2804, #2809, #2821, #2822, #2823, #2828, #2881, and #2886.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
Fiber Optic Cables

Summary: A fiber optic cable is required for attaching the each active port of the SAN24B-5 to a host system adapter or other storage area FC component. The cable can be customer supplied or ordered with the 2498-X24 models in the lengths available. The attaching fiber cable must be 62.5/125 micron (OM1) for distances up to 150 meters at 2 Gbps speed, 70 meters at 4 Gbps, or 21 meters at 8 Gbps. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0/125 micron (OM2) for distances up to 300 meters at 2 Gbps speed, 150 meters at 4 Gbps, or 50 meters at 8 Gbps. The attaching fiber cable must be 50.0 micron (OM3) for distances up to 150 meters at 8 Gbps. Longwave transceivers require 9 micron single-mode fibre optic cables. The connection is an LC connector type.

(#5600) MFG SEL length intrack fiber optic cable LC-LC

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature provides quantity of one LC to LC fiber optic cable in varying length (1, 2, or 3 m) as appropriate for installation of the 2498-X24 switch into a PureFlex solution by IBM Manufacturing.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: Can only be ordered with one of features EFD1, EFD2, EFD3, EFD4, EFDH, or EFDF
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: No
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: No
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#5605) Fiber Cable LC/LC 5 m Multimode 50 Micron (OM2)

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

(#5625) Fiber Cable LC/LC 25 m Multimode 50 Micron (OM2)

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: Maximum is total quantity of features #5605, #5625. When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#5721) Fibre Cable LC/LC 31 m Singlemode 9 Micron

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Longwave SFPs require 9 Micron singlemode fiber optic cables. The maximum number of features allowed per SAN switch is the total of #5721.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#5810) OM3 cable LC/LC 10 m

Summary: This feature provides a third generation multimode fiber cable with a 50 micron core, suitable for 10GE links. The OM3 50 micron optical fiber cable has been developed according to the newest 10 Gbps standards and allows data transmission over a distance up to maximum 300 m at 850 nm.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#5835) OM3 Cable LC/LC 5m

Summary: This feature provides one 5 meter OM3 cable required for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#5845) OM3 Cable LC/LC 25m

Summary: This feature provides one 25 meter OM3 cable required for attaching the SAN switches or directors to the host system adapters or other storage area Fibre Channel components.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 24.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#5911) Mid-mount Telco rack kit

Summary: This feature provides a mid-mount rack kit to enable installation of a 2498-X24 in a Telco rack.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#5998) SAN24B-5 Power Supply/Fan Kit

Summary: This feature provides one redundant AC power supply for the SAN24B-5 switch.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 1
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
Advanced Functions and Features
(#7202) Fabric Watch

Summary: This feature is designed to enable real-time proactive awareness of the health, performance, and security of each switch.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with #7211, #7214, #7216, or #7219
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#7203) Extended Fabric

Summary: This feature provides activation to extend SAN fabrics beyond the Fibre Channel standard 10 km by optimizing the internal switch buffers to maintain performance on ISLs at distances up to 500 kilometers.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#7204) Advanced Performance Monitor

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This feature provides Performance Monitoring capability to help identify end to end bandwidth usage by host/target pairs and is designed to provide information for capacity planning.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with #7211, #7214, #7216, or #7219
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#7205) Trunking Activation

Summary: This feature enables Trunking activation for ISL connections between two SAN b-type fabric switches, routers, and directors. Both SAN b-type system must have ISL Trunking activated.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with #7211, #7214, or #7216
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#7206) Adaptive Networking Activation

Summary: This feature enables Adaptive Networking Services which dynamically makes adjustments in the fabric to optimize application traffic flow. The capabilities associated with the Adaptive Networking license are included by default in FOS 7.2.0 on all platforms. Hence this license is not required when using FOS 7.2.0, and later.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with #7211, #7214 or #7216
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: Not required when using FOS 7.2.0, and later. When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: No
  • Cable Order: None
(#7210) Server Application Optimization (SAO)

(No longer available as of December 27, 2019)

Summary: This feature provides one Server Application Optimization Activation for the 2498-X24 Switch. Feature #7206 Adaptive Networking must be activated on the X24 switch to use SAO. The capabilities associated with the SAO license are included by default in FOS 7.2.0 on all platforms. Hence this license is not required when using FOS 7.2.0 and later.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: Feature #7206
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with #7211, #7214, or #7216
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: Not required when using FOS 7.2.0, and later. When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: No
  • Cable Order: None
Ports on demand activation

The 16 Gbps SAN24B-5 switch is designed to be easily upgradeable. It provides the flexibility to scale on a "pay-as-you-grow" basis, at a low incremental cost with its Ports on Demand capability of 12 to 24 ports.

Port activation feature does not include fiber optic transceivers; however, all activated ports must be populated with transceivers.

(#7212) 12-port Activation

(No Longer Available as of September 14, 2015)

Summary: This feature enables additional port activation for ports 12 to 24 in twelve port increment in the 2498-X24 switch. This feature does not include fiber optic transceivers. Shortwave and/or longwave transceivers must be ordered for each of the enabled ports activation.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: All activated ports must be populated with transceivers. Must order 12 additional transceivers.
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with feature #7211
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#7216) SAN24B-5 Enterprise Bundle2

Summary: This feature enables the following optional features bundled into this one orderable feature code; one of each Fabric Watch (#7202), Advanced Performance Monitor (#7204), Trunking Activation (#7205), Adaptive Networking (#7206), SAO (#7210), and Fabric Vision (#7219). Requires FOS 7.2.0, and later for Fabric Vision.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with #7202, #7204, #7205, #7206, #7210, #7211, #7214, and #7219.
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#7219) Fabric Vision

Summary: This feature provides support for the MAPS and Flow Vision features, along with enabling ClearLink (D_Port) functionality for Gen 5 FC platforms when connected to non-b-type end devices. Fabric Vision requires FOS 7.2.0, and later.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot coexist with #7202, #7204, #7211, #7214, and #7216.
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#7722) SAN24B-5 Firmware upgrade renewal, one year

(No longer available as of October 9, 2018)

Summary: The initial purchase of an IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 includes one year of firmware upgrade entitlement. This feature provides you with one additional year of renewal for upgrades included in future releases of the FOS firmware. You are not eligible to access new features and functions without the purchase of this feature.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: Four
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: Max. total of #7722 and 2x #7723 is 4. When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#7723) SAN24B-5 Firmware upgrade renewal, two year

(No longer available as of October 9, 2018)

Summary: The initial purchase of an IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 includes one year of firmware upgrade entitlement. This feature provides you with two additional years of renewal for upgrades included in future releases of the FOS firmware. You are not eligible to access new features and functions without the purchase of this feature.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: Two
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: Yes
  • Limitations: Max. total of #7722 and 2x #7723 is 4. When feature #ADNR is present on field install orders, maximum allowed is 99 and prerequisite features are not applicable.
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#7248) SAN24B-5 12 Port8Gbps SW Upgrade

(No longer available as of July 26, 2018)

Summary: This feature enables additional port activation for ports 12 to 24 in twelve port increment in the 2498-X24 switch. This feature includes twelve 8 Gbps SW SFPs.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 1.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
(#7246) SAN24B-5 12 Port 16Gbps SW Upgrade

Summary: This feature enables additional port activation for ports 12 to 24 in twelve port increment in the 2498-X24 switch. This feature includes twelve 16 Gbps SW SFPs+.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None.
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 1.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: Yes.
  • Plant installable: Yes.
  • Cable Order: None.
Installation Specify Codes
(#9205) Desktop Install Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature will designate the 2498 switch for a non-rack, desktop usage. You must order the specify feature number SC 98xx to designate the country specific power cord.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: Requires Power Cord with Specify Codes #9800 - #9840
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: No
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
Power Cords for non-rack Installation

Summary: You must specify the type of power cord required when ordering the 2498 switch for non-rack, tabletop use with feature #9205.

(#9800) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 125V, 10A, 2.8 meter (NEMA 5-15 P plug) line cord for Group 1 countries: United States, Canada, Antigua, St. Lucia, St.Vincent, Dominica, Grenadines, Grenada, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, Venezuela, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Nicaragua, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Albania, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia.

(#9820) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 10A, 2.8 meter line cord for Group 2 countries: Afghanistan, Netherlands Antilles, French Polynesia Guinea, Indonesia, Armenia, Latvia, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Belarus, Bosnia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Czech Republic, Congo, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Mali, Mauritania, Moldavia, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, Zaire, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Cape Verde Islands, Estonia, Lesotho, Lichtenstein, Republic of Djibouti.

(#9821) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 10A, 2.8 meter line cord for Denmark.

(#9825) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 10A, 2.8 meter line cord for Group 3 countries: Abu Dhabi, Brunei, Fiji, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Singapore, Bahrain, Cyprus, Gambia, Ghana, Iraq, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Nepal, North Yemen, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Zambia.

(#9827) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 10A, 2.8 meter line cord for Israel.

(#9828) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 10A, 2.8 meter line cord for Switzerland.

(#9829) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 10A, 2.8 meter line cord for Group 4 countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, and India.

(#9830) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 10A, 2.8 meter line cord for Group 5 countries: Chile, Ethiopia, Italy, Libya, Malta, and Somalia.

(#9831) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 10A, 2.8 meter line cord for Australia, and New Zealand.

(#9834) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 10A, 2.8 meter line cord for Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay.

(#9840) Power Cord

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature supplies a 250V, 6A, 2.8 meter line cord for Peoples Republic of China.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: Two
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: Feature #9205
  • Compatibility Conflicts: Must order quantity of two Specify Codes #9800 - #9840, when ordering with Feature #9205
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: No
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None
(#ADNR) No Rules Order Indicator

Summary: This feature indicates the order will not be validated by e-config. It is used for:

  • Field install (MES upgrade) orders for machines purchased through IBM System x High Volume Easily Configured (HVEC) and Xccelerator (Xcc) order entry systems.
  • Bulk ordering of optional features for inventory stocking purposes.

When this feature is specified:

  • All features designated as "Both" plant and field install can be ordered as a field upgrade at a maximum quantity of 99.
  • All features designated as "Field install only" can be ordered as a field upgrade at a maximum quantity of 99.
  • Requisite features are not applicable.

If this feature is present on the machine (regardless of whether it was specified with the initial machine order or during a field upgrade to the machine), all subsequent field upgrade orders will not be validated by e-config.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: 99 (but only one per order)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer Setup: N/A
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: Yes
  • Plant Installable: No
  • Cable Order: None
(#AG00) Shipping and handling - No charge

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature indicates Model X24 will have no shipping and handling charge added to the order.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: No
  • Plant Installable: Yes
(#AGF2) Shipping and handling - Model X24

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: This feature indicates each Model X24 on the order will have a shipping and handling charge added to the order.

Note: Select either feature #AG00 or feature #AGF2 on the order.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field Installable: No
  • Plant Installable: Yes
(#EFD0) Routing Code to POWER Manufacturing

(No longer available as of July 28, 2020)

Summary: Routing code to Power Manufacturing in Guadalajara.

  • Minimum Number of Features per 2498-X24: None
  • Maximum Number of Features per 2498-X24: One
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility Conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: N/A
  • Limitations: None
  • Field Installable: No
  • Plant Installable: Yes
  • Cable Order: None


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