FICON, FICON Cascading, and FICON CUP ready.
ISL Trunking (licensable), which allows up to eight ports (at 4, 8, or 16 Gb/s) between a pair
of switches combined to form a single, logical ISL with a speed of up to 128 Gb/s (256 Gb/s
full duplex) for optimal bandwidth utilization and load balancing.
DPS, which optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing
data to the most efficient available path in the fabric.
HP-branded SFP+ optical transceivers that support any combination of SWL and LWL or ELWL
optical media among the switch ports.
Support for unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast data traffic types.
HP B-series Fabric OS, which delivers distributed intelligence throughout the network and
enables a wide range of value-added applications such as Advanced Web Tools and Zoning.
Optional Fabric Services include Adaptive Networking with QoS, Extended Fabrics, Enhanced
Group Management, Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, and APM.
Support for AG configuration where server ports connected to the fabric core are virtualized.
Hardware zoning is accomplished at the port level of the switch and by WWN. Hardware
zoning permits or denies delivery of frames to any destination port address.
Extensive diagnostics and system-monitoring capabilities for enhanced high RAS.
10 Gb/s FC integration on the same port provides DWDM metro connectivity on the same
switch (can be done on the first eight ports only).
Real-time power monitoring enables users to monitor power usage of the fabric at a switch
Port-to-port latency minimized to 800 nanoseconds through cut-through frame routing at 16
A system motherboard that features a PowerPC 440EPx RISC CPU running at 667 MHz, with
integrated peripherals, and provides high performance with low power consumption.
An RJ-45 10/100 Base-T Ethernet system management port that supports switch IP address
discovery and configuration.
One RS-232 serial port with an RJ-45 connector for initial switch setup and factory default
restoration. (The integral LEDs remain unlit at all times.)
A USB port that provides storage for firmware updates, supportsave command output, and
storage for configuration uploads and downloads.
Two hot-swappable, redundant power supply and fan assemblies. There are two fans per
Designed for rack mounting in a 19-inch EIA rack (1U high).
One LED (green/amber) per FC port to indicate status.
One LED (green) for system power.
One LED (green/amber) for system status.
Two Ethernet LEDs (integrated with RJ-45) for speed and activity status.
SEEPROM for switch identification.
Voltage and temperature monitoring.
RTC with battery.