Feature spotlights

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.

More details about IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 Express

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Technical details

Software requirements

Software requirements for SAN24B-4 Express can be found here:

    Hardware requirements

    Hardware requirements for the SAN24B-4 Express can be found here:

      Technical specifications

      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)

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