Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch
for HP c-Class BladeSystem
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Third edition June 2007
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Read these instructions to install the Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch
in HP c-Class BladeSystem enclosures.
NOTE: The Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch refers to those
Brocade Fibre Channel (FC) switch modules compatible with
the HP c-Class BladeSystem only.
The Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch kit contains:
• Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem
• Small bag containing black, plastic SFP dust covers that must
be inserted in ports where Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP)
optical transceivers are not installed.
• One Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch with two or four Small
Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers installed.
• Brocade 4/12 SAN Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem
with twelve active ports (ships with two Short Wavelength
(SWL) 4Gb SFPs installed, as shown in Figure 1)
• Brocade 4/24 SAN Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem
with sixteen internal and eight external active ports (ships
with four 4Gb SFPs installed)
• Brocade 4/24 SAN Switch Power Pack for HP c-Class
BladeSystem with sixteen internal and eight external
active ports (ships with four 4Gb SFPs installed)
Figure 1 Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch with two SFPs installed
scale: 3/8" = 1"
Eight external FC ports
Unit ID (UID), Health LED, and Status
See the HP BladeSystem enclosure setup and installation guide
provided with your enclosure for more information on the
association between the server mezzanine bays and the
enclosure interconnect bays.
For example, where you install the mezzanine card will
determine where you need to install interconnect modules like
the Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch.
Also access additional component information:
4Gb SAN Switch connection
Figure 2 shows the external ports for the Brocade 4Gb SAN
Figure 2 External ports
Left bank – ports 17, 18, 19, 20
Right bank – ports 21, 22, 23,0
NOTE: Refer to the HP BladeSystem enclosure setup and
installation guide provided with your enclosure for specific
information on BladeSystem enclosure internal port mapping.
Install the 4Gb SAN Switch
Install the Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch into the enclosure.
1. For help identifying your specific enclosure setup and
available connections, obtain the HP BladeSystem enclosure
setup and installation guide provided with your enclosure, or
2. Locate the appropriate interconnect bay in the rear of the
enclosure per the HP BladeSystem enclosure setup and
NOTE: Populate all enclosure interconnect bays with
either a switch, Pass-Thru or one of the blank panels provided.
CAUTION: Properly ground yourself before handling the
3. Press the handle latch to release the installation handle. See
Figure 3 Releasing the installation handle
scale: 2/3" = 1"
scale: .667" = 1"
4Gb SAN Switch
Installation handle in latched position
Installation handle (released)
NOTE: The Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch is a hot-pluggable
device. The enclosure power may be on or off during install.
4. Align the Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch with the appropriate
interconnect bay according to your enclosure's specific
configuration. Push firmly into the interconnect bay (see
Figure 4 Installing the Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch into an interconnect
5. Press the installation handle into the latch to lock the
Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch in place.