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Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch 4/12 - switch - 8 ports - plug-in module

Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch 4/12 - Switch - 8 x 4Gb Fibre Channel + 2 x SFP - plug-in module - for ProLiant BL460c, BL480c
Key Selling Points
  • Agility: Integrated 4Gb Auto-sensing SAN connectivity: Employs high speed technology for storage networking. Trunking of the SAN facing ports and external Brocade or HP StorageWorks B-series switches provides a high bandwidth solution. External facing ports auto-sense lower bandwidth components for flexibility and investment protection (4Gb, 2Gb or 1Gb).
  • Fabric interoperability and scalability: Employs N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), an ANSI T11 standard, to enable interoperability with any SAN fabric and eliminate domain considerations while improving SAN scalability.
  • Broad range of management tools: Integrates with HP Onboard Administrator for BladeSystem, HP Systems Insight Manager, and HP Storage Essentials and leverages HP B-series SAN Switch management and monitoring tools. It also provides interfaces for other SAN management applications, and is SMI compliant.
  • Available in three models for greater flexibility: Available in 12-port Full Fabric, 24-port Full Fabric and 24-port Power Pack models. Choose the features and management options that makes sense for your BladeSystem and SAN needs.
  • Dynamic Ports on Demand (DPOD): Automatically discovers ‘online' ports and assigns an available license in any combination, including external ports. Enables the flexibility to connect server blades to switch ports without regard for the server slot populated – the associated switch ports will be automatically activated as the server ports are deployed.
  • Scalable licensing: Supports instant non-disruptive scaling for the 12-port switch by provisioning 12 additional ports via a license key upgrade. Enables ‘pay as you grow' scalability for easy, scalable growth in highly dynamic business environments.
  • Non-blocking architecture: The non-blocking architecture includes connection speed support for all ports to provide a high-performance system with aggregate bandwidth of up to 192 Gbps (24 ports x 4 Gbps x 2 for full duplex).
  • Dynamic Path Selection (DPS): Improves performance by dynamically routing data traffic across multiple links and trunk groups.
  • Support for long distances: Enables deployment of high-performance distance solutions of up to 166 km for disaster recovery/business continuance or data center consolidation. Improves application uptime, productivity, and investment protection.
  • SMI-s Conformance: Provides an SMI-s standards-based API that enables administrators and software developers to use industry standard interfaces to integrate management for the Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem with other applications in their storage environments.
The Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem delivers an easy to manage embedded Fibre Channel switch solution with 4 Gbps performance to HP BladeSystem c-Class customers deploying a small SAN or expanding their current SAN. The Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch hot-plugs into the back of the HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure, freeing up rack space. Server and switch interconnects internal to the BladeSystem reduce cabling, SFPs and associated costs while improving reliability. Shared power and cooling resources further reduce costs and additional points of failure. Trunking between the SAN facing ports and external Brocade or HP StorageWorks B-series switches provides a higher bandwidth solution. External facing ports auto-sense lower bandwidth components for flexibility and investment protection.
  • 1) 4Gb SAN Switch with 8 server ports and 4 fabric ports enabled
  • documentation
  • full fabric connectivity
  • two (2) short wave 4Gb SFPs
  • WebTools license
  • Zoning license
Tech Specs
Product Type Switch
Networking / Remote Management Protocol HTTP
Dimensions & Weight / Width 2.9 cm
Dimensions & Weight / Depth 19.4 cm
Dimensions & Weight / Height 27.9 cm
Weight 300 g
Warranty Cover 1-year warranty
Network Ports Qty 8
Header / Product Line Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch
Model 4/12
Brand Brocade
Header / Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Packaged Quantity 1
Networking / Subcategory Fibre Channel and SAN
Form Factor Plug-in module
Networking / Subtype Fibre Channel

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