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QuickSpecs
Overview
The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class delivers an easy to manage embedded Fibre Channel switch with 8 Gbps
performance. The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch hot-plugs into the back of the HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure. The 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 such as server virtualization. New
features in the Power Pack+ option enable you to manage data flow to maintain optimized application performance. The 12 or 24
auto-sensing ports support lower bandwidth components for investment protection and an upgrade license enables you to 'pay as
you grow'. The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch saves space and cost, significantly simplifies the SAN environment, enables easier
deployment and management, and delivers the performance required for emerging higher throughput applications.
Integrated SAN
Integrated SAN
Integrated SAN
Integrated SAN
connectivity
connectivity
connectivity
connectivity
Next generation 8 Gbps
Next generation 8 Gbps
Next generation 8 Gbps
Next generation 8 Gbps
storage networking
storage networking
storage networking
storage networking
Non-blocking architecture
Non-blocking architecture
Non-blocking architecture
Non-blocking architecture
ISL Trunking performance
ISL Trunking performance
ISL Trunking performance
ISL Trunking performance
enhancements
enhancements
enhancements
enhancements
Adaptive Networking
Adaptive Networking
Adaptive Networking
Adaptive Networking
Services
Services
Services
Services
Access Gateway mode
Access Gateway mode
Access Gateway mode
Access Gateway mode
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch
Enables data center consolidation with HP BladeSystem c-Class 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.
Enables support of virtualized environments and other emerging technologies through high-speed
technology that doubles the performance of the storage network. Both internal and external facing
ports auto-sense lower bandwidth components for flexibility and investment protection (2, 4, or 8
Gb).
Includes connection speed support for all ports to provide a high-performance system with
aggregate bandwidth of up to 384 Gbps (24 ports x 8 Gbps x 2 for full duplex).
Now providing support for up to a single trunk made up of all eight SAN ports for a total of up to
64 Gbps balanced throughput. Trunking of the SAN-facing ports with external Brocade or HP
StorageWorks B-series switches provides a high-bandwidth solution while lowering costs through
fewer SFPs and cables. F-Port Trunking supported in Access Gateway mode.
Enables 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.
Employs N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), an ANSI T11 standard, to enable interoperability with
other SAN fabrics and eliminate domain considerations while improving SAN scalability.
DA - 13084
Worldwide — Version 4 — May 1, 2009
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
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    Overview The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class delivers an easy to manage embedded Fibre Channel switch with 8 Gbps performance. The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch hot-plugs into the back of the HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure. The integrated design frees up rack space, enables shared power and cooling, and reduces cabling and small form-factor pluggables.

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    Overview Broad range of Broad range of Broad range of Broad range of Integrates with HP Onboard Administrator for BladeSystem, HP Systems Insight Manager, and HP management tools and management tools and management tools and management tools and Storage Essentials and leverages HP B-series management and monitoring tools. An SMI-s API...

  • Page 3: Product Highlights

    QuickSpecs Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Product Highlights Advanced Fabric Services Advanced Fabric Services...

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    QuickSpecs Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Product Highlights Advanced Zoning Advanced Zoning Advanced Zoning...

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    (switch mode) or F-ports (Access Gateway mode) to provide a high bandwidth trunk between two Brocade or HP StorageWorks B-Series switches. Each switch needs its own license. The fabric operating system views the trunk as a single, high bandwidth ISL resource (up to 64 Gbps when routing connections between 8 Gbps capable switches).

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    BladeSystem compatibility BladeSystem compatibility BladeSystem compatibility BladeSystem compatibility The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class must be deployed within the HP BladeSystem c-Class infrastructure and is compatible only with HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosures. HP ProLiant Servers HP ProLiant Servers...

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    Gateways and Gateways 400 Multi-Protocol Router Multi-Protocol Router Blade * Supported in the same fabric with Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class, but not directly connected. DA - 13084 Worldwide — Version 4 — May 1, 2009...

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    NOTE: The hardware warranty covers firmware and embedded non-saleable software. Saleable software carries its own warranty, please see below. Software Warranty: HP warrants only that the software media will be free of physical defects for a period of ninety (90) days from delivery.

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    HP Care Pack Services HP Care Pack Services HP Care Pack Services HP Care Pack Services Service offerings include a full range of Customer HP Care Pack services for both hardware and software Warranty Upgrade Warranty Upgrade Warranty Upgrade Warranty Upgrade services.

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    HP Care Pack Information HP Care Pack Information HP Care Pack Information HP Care Pack is defined as an upgrade to the product warranty attribute, available for a specific duration and hours of coverage. HP Care Pack is not available for less than the product's warranty duration.

  • Page 11: Configuration Information

    (SFP+s) (SFP+s) (SFP+s) HP 8Gb SW B-series FC SFP+ Long Wave: AJ717A HP 8Gb Long Wave B-series 10km FC SFP+ 1 Pack 4 Gb Optical Transceivers 4 Gb Optical Transceivers 4 Gb Optical Transceivers 4 Gb Optical Transceivers Short Wave:...

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    QuickSpecs Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Configuration Information Software: Software: Software: Software: Power Pack+ Software Power Pack+ Software For upgrading Full Fabric 8 Gb switches to Power Pack+.

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    QuickSpecs Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Family Comparison Features Features Features Features 4/8 SAN Switch...

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    QuickSpecs Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Family Comparison Advanced Trunking Advanced Trunking Advanced Trunking...

  • Page 15: Technical Specifications

    Supported software Supported software Telnet, SNMP (FE MIB, FC Management MIB), HP Systems Insight Manager, HP Storage Essentials, HP Onboard Administrator for BladeSystem, Advanced WebTools, Enhanced Group Management, , Advanced Zoning, Data Center Fabric Manager, Fabric Watch, and Advanced Performance Monitoring...

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    QuickSpecs Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class Technical Specifications Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Operating 3050 m (10,000 ft).

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    The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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