Installing and activating Port Upgrade
Enabling E_Ports on the 8/8 SAN Switch
The 8/8 SAN Switch model requires that you purchase the HP StorageWorks Full Fabric Upgrade
License (part number T4261A) to enable E_Ports (the 8/24 SAN Switch ships with the Full Fabric
By default, the 8/8 SAN Switch cannot be connected to another switch until this license is installed.
Without the license, the switch can still be connected directly to hosts and storage devices. To install
the Full Fabric Upgrade License, use the licenseadd command. When installed, the license appears
under the licenseshow command as Full Fabric License and indicates that E_Ports are now
8/40 SAN Switch features
Provides the EZSwitch Setup Wizard for easy setup and basic configuration.
Support for 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gb/s autosensing FC switch and router ports.
Integrates a single motherboard design with 667 MHz PowerPC 440EPx RISC CPU and integrated
peripherals which provide high performance.
Ships FICON and FICON Cascading ready. FICON CUP is available, but requires an optional
Provides two hot-swappable, redundant integrated power supply and fan FRUs.
Universal ports that self-configure as E_Ports, F_Ports, M_Ports, or FL_Ports. EX_Ports are activated
on a per-port basis with the optional HP B-series 48-80 Port SAN Switch Integrated Routing LTU.
This license provides native FCR on a per-port basis, rather than limiting routing ports to those on
a dedicated routing blade or switch. Just like traditional FCR, IR uses EX_Ports to import and export
devices between fabrics, enabling selective device sharing while maintaining remote fabric isolation.
Integrates a USB port that provides storage for firmware updates, output of the supportsave
command and storage for configuration uploads and downloads.
Port side of the 8/40 SAN Switch
The port side of the 8/40 SAN Switch includes the system status LED, console port, Ethernet port and
LEDs, USB port, and FC ports with corresponding port status LEDs.
shows the port side of the 8/40 SAN Switch.
HP StorageWorks 8-Gb SAN Switches
licenses, page 25.