HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module - switch - Managed - plug-in module

Manufacturer part number (MPN): 691367-B21
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module - Switch - Managed - 16 x 10/20Gb Ethernet (midplane downlink) + 2 x 20Gb Ethernet (cross connect link) + 4 x 40 Gigabit QSFP+ (uplink) + 8 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ (uplink) - plug-in module
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Wouldn't you like to reduce the miles of cabling required to attach your servers to the network? HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module is one of the simplest, most converged and flexible ways to connect virtualized server blades to your data or storage network. It reduces up to 95% of network sprawl at the server edge with one device that converges all traffic inside enclosures and directly connects to LANs and SANs. Based on open standards with 40GbE uplinks and 20GbE downlinks it addresses growing bandwidth needs in private and public cloud environments in a cost effective manner.

  • The HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module reduces up to 95% of hardware needed to connect servers to networks. Using only two of these modules to connect an enclosure of HP server blades to both data and storage networks, you can reduce multiple switches, cards and cables.
  • The HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module provides one flexible interconnect interface to any network. One device supports most common data center networks protocols like; Ethernet, Fibre Channel (FC), FCoE and iSCSI.
  • The HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module is 100% compatible with current networks: Seamless connection to existing industry standard data and storage networks avoids having to replace each piece of equipment.
  • Simplify the Server Edge with 95% Consolidation and Faster Deployment of Network Connections
    The HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module reduces up to 95% of hardware needed to connect servers to networks. Using only two of these modules to connect an enclosure of HP server blades to both data and storage networks, you can reduce multiple switches, cards and cables.
    It gives you the advantage of 4:1 consolidation of interconnect equipment. Each Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 Module can replace up to three 10GbE based switches and one 8 Gb Fiber Channel switch in an HP BladeSystem enclosure.
    Reduces networking TCO at the server edge by saving up to 65% on equipment. The FlatSAN solution allows connecting directly to HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and thereby reduces 86% fewer components, lowers latency by 55% and provisions 2.5x faster.
    Simplifies connection management with wire-once, then add, move, and change network connections to 1000's of servers in minutes versus days from one console without affecting your LAN and SAN.
  • Flexibly Configure of Your Network and Storage Connections
    The HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module provides one flexible interconnect interface to any network. One device supports most common data center networks protocols like; Ethernet, Fibre Channel (FC), FCoE and iSCSI.
    Fine-tune the performance of each data and storage connection to meet the needs of each of your virtual machines and targeted workloads.
    Optimize the hypervisor I/O requirements with Flex-10 and Flex-20 adapters. With two modules you can provide six FlexNICs and two FlexHBAs connections to each server, delivering a best practice network configuration for most hypervisors.
    Connect to servers using full hardware offload of iSCSI and FCoE protocol processing minimizing the impact on host CPU performance to increase storage connection performance.
    Ultra-fast 10/20GbE server-to-server performance: Perform ultra-fast communication between virtual server hosts and moved and recoveries with hardware based 10/20GbE performance.
  • Upgrade Your Network with Investment Protection and No Process Changes
    The HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module is 100% compatible with current networks: Seamless connection to existing industry standard data and storage networks avoids having to replace each piece of equipment.
    One standard for all connection needs: One Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module meets any data and storage connection need with license-free, multi-protocol support for Ethernet, Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Accelerated iSCSI connections.
    Built on proven HP BladeSystem technology and requires no changes to the HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure components.
    Maintain current IT processes with direct uplink connections to LANs and SANs to maintain your current IT practices, unlike other solutions that reroute SAN traffic to the LAN.
Full Specification
General
Device Type Switch - Managed - stackable
Enclosure Type Plug-in module
Subtype 40 Gigabit Ethernet
Ports 16 x 10/20Gb Ethernet (midplane downlink) + 2 x 20Gb Ethernet (cross connect link) + 4 x 40 Gigabit QSFP+ (uplink) + 8 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ (uplink)
Performance Fabric throughput: 1.2 Tbps
Capacity Network access groups: 128
Jumbo Frame Support 9216 bytes
Fibre Channel FC-FG, FC-FLA, FC-GS, FC-GS-2, FC-GS-3, FC-PH, FC-PH-2, FC-PH-3, FC-VI, FC-BB-5
Routing Protocol IGMPv2, IGMP, IGMPv3
Remote Management Protocol SNMP 1, SNMP 2, SNMP 3, HTTPS, SMI-S, CLI
Encryption Algorithm SSL
Authentication Method RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP
Features Auto-negotiation, LDAP support, VLAN support, LLDP support, non blocking ports, Transparent (N_Port ID Virtualization - NPIV) mode support, sFlow v5
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.1ab (LLDP), IEEE 802.3aq, IEEE 802.1Qbb, IEEE 802.1Qaz
Status Indicators Port status, status of modules, module locator, link/activity
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 16 x 10/20Gbit LAN midplane downlink ¦ 2 x 20Gbit LAN cross connect link ¦ 4 x 40Gbit LAN QSFP+ uplink ¦ 8 x 10Gbit LAN SFP+ uplink
Miscellaneous
Compliant Standards UL, TUV, CISPR 22 Class A, cUL, EN55022 Class A, CB, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, WEEE, FCC Part 15 A, MIC Class A, AS/NZS 3548 Class A, VCCI Class A, AS/NZS CISPR 22
Dimensions & Weight
Weight 2.05 kg
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - on-site
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 10 °C
Max Operating Temperature 35 °C
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
Min Storage Temperature -20 °C
Max Storage Temperature 60 °C
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