The IBM SAN40B-4 (2498-B40, 249840E) is a terrific solution for medium-size SAN environments. It features a high port density design with up to 40 ports in a small, 1U form factor. Delivering impressive performance levels with 8 Gbps FC technology, the IBM SAN40B-4 also boasts high availability features like redundant, hot-swappable fans and power supplies, as well as non-disruptive software upgrades.

The eight-port activation option allows you to “pay-as-you-grow”, with scalability to 32 and 40 ports. And, little or no management is needed in small fabric configurations.

IBM SAN40B-4 Features:
  • Base fabric switch: IBM System Storage SAN40B-4 switch with 40 ports, 24 ports activated (0 to 23) and Fabric OS (FOS) 6.1.0 or later, hardcopy Installation Guide, CD-ROM (with manuals), service and wrap tools, SFP extraction tool, two 110 volt power cords for rack installation, rail kit, Advanced Zoning, Enhanced Group Management, EZSwitchSetup wizard, Fabric Watch, Full Fabric, Web Tools
  • Fibre Channel interface: E_Port, F_Port, FL_Port, M_Port and optional EX_Port
  • Optical transceivers: Choice of 8 Gbps short wave and long wave(supports 8, 4 and 2 Gbps link speeds) and 4 Gbps short wave and long wave (supports 4, 2 and 1 Gbps link speeds) Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP); SFPs must be ordered for all active ports

Server Support:

  • IBM POWER Systems, System i® and selected AS/400® servers, System p® and selected RS/6000® servers
  • IBM System x, selected Netfinity® servers and other Intel® processor-based servers
  • IBM System z9™ EC, z9 BC, zSeries® 990 and 900
  • Select Sun™ and HP servers

For pricing on new or used  IBM System Storage SAN40B-4 switches, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.