Architected to be the premier platform for consolidation of data center connectivity, the IBM System Storage SAN384B (2499-192) delivers impressive levels of performance with 8 Gbps FC and 10 Gbps Fibre Channel over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (FCoCEE) technologies. The IBM SAN384B interoperates with other members of the IBM System Storage b-type SAN family, as well as other fabrics.

The SAN384B is a smart choice for enterprise and larger-midrange fabrics and is excellent as the “top tier” or core component in a core-to-edge fabric. The chassis includes two control processor blades and two core module blades and space for up to four port blades, dual power supplies, and tow fan

IBM SAN384B, 2499-192 Features:

Base Machine Includes:

  • Two control processor modules and two core modules
  • Two power supplies
  • Two fan modules
  • Fabric Operating System
  • Enterprise Software Bundle (including Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, Enhanced Group Management, Extended Fabrics, Fabric Watch and ISL Trunking)
  • Advanced Web Tools and Zoning
  • No switches or blades are included in the base (at least one 8 Gbps or 10 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) switch blade or FC Routing Blade is required for server, storage or SAN connectivity)
  • Side Exhaust Duct Kit (which also serves as a rack-mount kit), rack-mount power cords, service tools, serial cable and documentation

Fibre Channel Interfaces:

  • 10 Gbps E_Port
  • 8/4/2/1 Gbps E_Port, F_Port, and FL_Port; EX_Port with optional Integrated Routing feature

For pricing on new or used IBM System Storage SAN384B switches, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.