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Standard Features - HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module Quickspecs

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16 x 10/20Gb Ethernet downlinks to server blade NICs and FlexFabric Adapters
Each 10/20Gb downlink supports up to 3 FlexNICs and 1 FlexHBA or 4 FlexNICs
Each FlexHBA can be configured to transport either Fiber Channel over Ethernet/CEE or Accelerated
iSCSI protocol.
Each FlexNIC and FlexHBA is recognized by the server as a PCIe physical function device with
adjustable speeds from 100Mb to 20Gb in 100Mb increments when connected to a 2-port FlexFabric
Converged Network Adapter or any Flex-10/20 NIC and from 1Gb to 20Gb in 100Mb increments
when connected to a Dual-Port FlexFabric 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter or Dual-Port
FlexFabric 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter
8xSFP+ external uplink ports configurable as either 1/10Gb Ethernet or 2/4/8Gb auto-negotiating
Fibre Channel connections to external LAN or SAN switches
4xQSFP+ external uplink ports configurable as 1x40Gb or 4x10Gb Ethernet connected to external
LAN switches
Extended list of direct attach copper cable connections supported
2 x 20Gb dedicated internal cross connects for redundancy and stacking
HBA aggregation on FC configured uplink ports using ANSI T11 standards-based N_Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV) technology
Allows up to 255 virtual machines running on the same physical server to access separate storage
Low latency (1.0 µs Ethernet ports and 1.8 µs Enet/Fibre Channel ports) throughput provides switch-
like performance.
Line-rate, full-duplex 1.2 Tbps bridging fabric
MTU up to 9216 Bytes - Jumbo Frames
Supports up to 128K L2 MAC entries
VLAN Tagging, Pass-Thru and Link Aggregation supported on all uplinks
In tunneled VLAN mode, up to 4,096 networks are supported per network uplink and server
downlink. In mapped VLAN mode, up to 1,000 networks are supported on network uplinks per
Shared Uplink Set, domain or module and on server downlinks up to 162 networks are supported per
10/20Gb physical port.
Stack multiple Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules with other VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Modules
across up to 4 BladeSystem enclosures allowing any server Ethernet port to connect to any Ethernet
Integrated Virtual Connect Manager included with every module, providing out-of-the-box, secure
HTTP and scriptable CLI interfaces for individual Virtual Connect domain configuration and
Pre-configure server I/O configurations prior to server installation for easy deployment
Move, add, or change server network connections on the fly without impacting LAN and SAN
Monitoring and management via industry standard SNMP v.1, v.2 and v.3
Supported by Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) v7.3.2 and higher for centralized
connection and workload management for hundreds of Virtual Connect domains. Learn more at:
CLI commands provide access to essential system status, resource utilization, MAC forwarding tables,
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