Technical specifications

Product characteristics

Product number


Base fabric switch

IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 Express switch with 24 ports, 8 ports activated (0 - 7) and Fabric OS (FOS) v6.4.0 or later, hardcopy installation guide, CD-ROM (with manuals), service and wrap tools, 110 volt power cord for rack installation, rail kit, advanced zoning, EZSwitchSetup wizard, Advanced Web Tools

Fibre Channel interface

E_Port, F_Port, FL_Port and M_Port

Optical transceivers

Choice of 8 Gbps (supports 8, 4 and 2 Gbps link speeds) and 4 Gbps (supports 4, 2 and 1 Gbps link speeds) short-wave and long-wave small form-factor pluggable (SFP)

Hot-swappable components

SFP optical transceivers, fans and one power supply

Non-rack support

Non-rack installation is supported; country-specific power cords are required and must be ordered

Servers supported

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

Operating systems supported

  • Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2012, Windows 2008
  • Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Linux Advanced Server
  • SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
  • Other select operating systems

Storage products supported

  • IBM FlashSystem 840
  • IBM XIV Storage System
  • IBM DS8000 storage servers
  • IBM SAN Volume Controller
  • IBM Storwize V3700, IBM Storwize V5000, and IBM Storwize V7000
  • Other selected storage systems

Fibre Channel switches supported

Current IBM System Storage SAN b-type and m-type switches, routers and directors (must be running current firmware)

Fiber-optic cable

Fiber-optic cables are required and available in various lengths in single-mode and multi-mode formats

Power cord

Jumper cable is included for rack installation; country-specific power cord must be ordered for desktop/standalone installation


One-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU); warranty service upgrades are available

Optional features

8-port activation, adaptive networking services,* advanced performance monitoring, B24 enterprise bundle, enhanced group management, extended fabric, fabric watch, full fabric, trunking activation, Server Application Optimization* license


Width: 42.88 cm (16.88 in.); Height: 4.29 cm (1.69 in.); Depth: 30.6 cm (12.07 in.)


4.35 kg (9.3 lb)


Operating: 0° C – 40° C (32° F – 104° F); non-operating: -25° C – 70° C (-13° F – 158° F)


Operating: 10% – 85% non-condensing at 40° C (104° F); non-operating: 10% – 90% non-condensing at 70 °C (158° F)


85 – 264 V ac (Universal), 47 – 63 Hz

* Server Application Optimization and Adaptive Networking come standard with FOS v7.2 or later.

† B24 Enterprise Bundle on 2498-B24 (FC 7215) includes two 8-port activation features, adaptive networking services, advanced performance monitoring, fabric watch, trunking activation, and fabric vision.

‡ For most current and complete details, refer to

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