Before installing the switch, consider the following HP cabling recommendations:
HP recommends using HP PremierFlex cables because they have a minimum bend radius of
2 mm (0.08 inch) compared to previous cables, which required a minimum 5 cm (2 inches)
bend radius for a 50-micron cable under full tensile load and 3 cm (1.2 inches) with no tensile
Leave at least 1 m (3.28 ft) of slack for each port cable. This provides room to remove and
replace the switch, allows for inadvertent movement of the rack, and helps prevent the cables
from being bent to less than the minimum bend radius.
If you are using ISL Trunking, consider grouping cables by trunking groups. The cables used
in trunking groups must meet specific requirements, as described in the Fabric OS
For easier maintenance, label the fiber optic cables and record the devices to which they are
Keep LEDs visible by routing port cables and other cables away from the LEDs.
Use Velcro straps to secure and organize fiber optic cables.
and can damage the optical fibers.
This section provides instructions for installing the HP SN6000B 16Gb FC Switch.
Items required for installation
To set up the switch for the first time, you will need the following:
Workstation with an installed terminal emulator (such as HyperTerminal)
Unused IP address and corresponding subnet mask and gateway address
Serial cable (supplied with the switch)
Access to an FTP server, SCP server, or USB device for backing up the switch configuration
HP B-series SFP+ transceivers and compatible cables, as required (HP B-series 16 Gb/s SFP+
transceivers are required for 16 Gb/s performance)
supports only transceivers and cables labeled B-series SFP+, or B-series cable. For more information
on supported transceivers, see
Do not use tie wraps on fiber optic cables. The wraps are easily overtightened
Order transceivers and cables separately. The HP SN6000B 16Gb FC Switch
Table 2 (page 11)
and the HP SAN Compatibility Tool at