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The HP 8/8 SAN Switch is targeted for SMB enterprises and is ideal for entry-level SANs, and as an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments. The 8/8 SAN Switch provides SAN connectivity that improves system performance, maximises the value of virtual server deployments, and reduces overall storage costs. The 8/8 Base SAN Switch provides an affordable single-switch solution for a new, small SAN installation and connects to storage and servers only. An optional Full Fabric SAN scaling license provides connectivity to other switches. This comes with a Full Fabric license and may be connected to multiple switches. Both 8 port switches provide growth options to non-disruptively scale to a maximum of 24 enabled ports. The 8/8 SAN Switch provides auto-sensing 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gb full duplex performance to enable up to 128 Gb of throughput. For investment protection, the 8/8 SAN Switch may be populated with 4 Gb B-Series SFPs today and upgraded to 8 Gb B-Series SFPS when necessary.
Enables rapid deployment with minimal configuration in existing environments; provides the highest performance available, with complete backward and forward investment protection. Remove/avoid performance bottlenecks in high-density virtualised server environments. Enables "pay-as-you-grow" 8-port scalability for easy, non-disruptive growth in highly dynamic business environment.
Provides seamless server connectivity to multi-vendor fabric environments, and allows a great number of servers to connect to a SAN fabric without increasing switch domain count. Includes simultaneous wire-speed support for all ports to provide a high-performance system with aggregate bandwidth of up to 384 Gb/s full duplex. Allows up to eight ports (at 2, 4, or 8 Gb/s speeds) between a pair of switches to be combined to form a single logical ISL with a speed of up to 64 Gb/s (128 Gb/s full duplex) for optimal bandwidth utilization and load balancing.
Delivers low latency, power efficiency, and high reliability while providing a highly scalable and flexible platform for advanced fabric services
Optimises fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to all available paths in the fabric. Simplifies SAN management, negating the need to map application performance requirements to port speeds. Advanced fabric services to optimise SAN performance and resource utilisation.
NOTE: This product requires optical transceivers listed in the related accessories section to the right
|Device Type||Switch - stackable|
|Enclosure Type||Rack-mountable 1U|
|Ports||8 x SFP|
|Fibre Channel||FC-AL, FC-AL-2, FC-FG, FC-FLA, FC-GS-2, FC-PH, FC-PH-2, FC-PH-3, FC-PLDA, FC-SW, FC-VI, FC-FH|
|Remote Management Protocol||SNMP, Telnet, HTTP|
|Features||Manageable, full duplex mode|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Interfaces||1 x 100Base-TX - RJ-45 - management ¦ 1 x serial (RS-232) - DB-9 - management ¦ 8 x SFP (mini-GBIC)|
|Power Device||Internal power supply|
|Voltage Required||AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)|
|Rack Mounting Kit||Included|
|Software / System Requirements|
|Software Included||Drivers & Utilities, Brocade Advanced Zoning, Brocade WEB TOOLS|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Humidity Range Operating||20 - 85%|
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Since it’s impossible to keep tabs on everyone, we offer a. If you find a better price elsewhere, we'll do our very best to match it.
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