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HP B-Series Storage Switches

HP B-Series Switches
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HP B-Series Storage Switches

Are you looking for a higher performance embedded Fibre Channel switch option for your HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure?

The Brocade SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class represents the next generation of embedded Fibre Channel switches. It hot-plugs into the back of the HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure and its integrated design frees up rack space, enables shared power and cooling, and reduces cabling and small form-factor pluggables.

Enhanced trunking support with external switches provides higher bandwidth to enable demanding applications and high density server virtualization. In addition, the 16 or 28 auto-sensing ports support lower bandwidth components for investment protection and an upgrade license enables customers to 'pay as they grow'.

The Brocade SAN Switch saves space and cost, simplifies the SAN environment, enables easier deployment and management and delivers the performance required for higher throughput applications.


HP B-Series Storage Switches enable Data Center Consolidation and Cost Savings Through State-of-the-art Design and Performance

The Brocade SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class enables data center consolidation with HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures through a state-of-the-art zero-footprint design while lowering cost through shared power and cooling, fewer cables and SFPs and a reduction in space.

HP B-Series Storage Switches enable support of virtualized environments through industry leading Fibre Channel performance. Both internal and external facing ports auto-sense lower bandwidth components for flexibility and investment protection (4, 8 or 16 Gb/s for external ports and 8 or16 Gb/s for internal ports).

HP Storage Switches enable High Density Virtualization and Deployment of I/O Intensive Applications on HP BladeSystems

The Brocade SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class offers a non-blocking architecture.

HP Storage Switches support port trunking of up to 8 SAN ports for a total of up to 128 Gb/s balanced throughput. Trunking of the SAN-facing ports with external Brocade or HP B-series Switches provides a high-bandwidth solution while lowering costs through fewer SFPs and cables.

HP Storage Switches enable organizations to better manage data flows and meet service level agreements while maintaining optimized application performance in virtual environments with new Adaptive Networking services, including Adaptive Fabric Quality of Service, Traffic Isolation, and Ingress Rate Limiting.

HP B-Series Switches simplify Data Center Management Through Integration with Management Platforms and Tools

The Brocade SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class integrates with HP Onboard Administrator for BladeSystem, HP Systems Insight Manager, and HP Storage Essentials.

HP Storage Switches leverage existing HP B-series management and monitoring tools.

HP Storage Switches enable the use of industry standard interfaces to integrate management with other applications.

HP B-Series Storage Switches

System features
Media type technology Small Form-Factor Pluggable (16 Gb/s and 8 Gb/s SFP+)
BladeSystem supported Yes, please reference the QuickSpecs for details
Availability features Redundant switches per BladeSystem for high availability
Hot-code load activation
Protocol supported Fibre Channel
Software (optional) Power Pack+ Software Bundle
ISL Trunking
Advanced Performance Monitoring
Fabric Watch Extended Fabric
HP SAN Network Advisor Enterprise Software HP SAN Network Advisor Professional Plus Software
Dimensions and weight
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H) 26.85 x 19.28 x 2.79 cm
Weight 1.5 kg (without media)
What's included
What's in the box (1) 16 Gb SAN Switch with (16) 16 Gb/s ports in any internal/external combination
Full fabric connectivity




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