Appendix: Summary Of Features Of The Proliant Bl P-Class Gbe Interconnect Kit; Switch Performance; Switch Network Features; Switch Deployment And Configuration - HP 279720-B21 - ProLiant BL p-Class F-GbE Interconnect Overview

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Appendix: Summary of features of the ProLiant BL p-Class
GbE Interconnect Kit

Switch performance

Non-blocking full wire speed architecture
Store and forward mode layer 2 switching standard
Support for 3rd party external layer 7 content delivery switch / appliance
Support for F5 BIG-IP Blade Controller load balancer and traffic management
Frame forwarding throughput of 1.488 million packets per second (per Gigabit port)
Frame forwarding throughput of 0.1488 million packets per second (per Fast Ethernet port)
7.2 million packets per second maximum external port (uplink) frame forwarding throughput per server blade enclosure (64-
byte packets)
9.6 Gb/s External port (uplink) bandwidth per server blade enclosure (full duplex)
32 MB Main, 6 MB flash, and 16 MB packet buffer memory per switch (packet buffer memory shared between ports)
Auto-negotiation and auto-sensing with full-duplex support and ability to manually force port speed and duplex mode
Auto-MDI/MDIX on all ports enabled with auto-negotiation
8,191 MAC addresses per switch with automatic MAC address learning
ARP for IP to MAC address resolution

Switch network features

IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet, IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Ethernet, IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T Ethernet, and IEEE 802.3z
IEEE 802.1D spanning tree protocol (mono-spanning tree)
Spanning tree bypass fast forwarding mode on a per port basis (Cisco PortFast equivalent)
Enable/disable and configure spanning tree port cost and priority on a per port basis
IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation (excluding LACP) supporting up to 6 multilink trunk groups with 8 ports per group;
compatible with Cisco EtherChannel trunking (Fast EtherChannel, Gigabit EtherChannel)
256 IEEE 802.1Q port based VLANs per switch
IEEE 802.3ac VLAN Ethernet frame extensions for 802.1Q tagging on a per port basis
Tagged and untagged ports as members of a VLAN
GARP VLAN registration protocol (GVRP) providing 802.1Q compliant VLAN pruning and dynamic VLAN creation
IEEE 802.1p QoS with 4 classes of service mapped to 8 priority levels
IGMP snooping v1 and v2, configurable to a non-querier mode
IGMP state enabling and disabling on a per VLAN basis
IGMP response report delay and query interval configuring
191 Maximum concurrent multicast groups (127 dynamically learned by IGMP, 64 static multicast)
Broadcast, multicast, and unknown packet storm control with a configurable threshold value
IEEE 802.3x flow control with manual configuration capability
Primary and secondary SNTP (simple network time protocol) server with time zone support and automatic daylight savings

Switch deployment and configuration

Supports any combination of ProLiant BL p-Class server blades
Default pre-configuration for immediate plug-in operation in the server blade enclosure
Communicate to any and all server blade network adapters from any Ethernet external port
Manage both switches, access all iLO ports, and execute PXE from any external Ethernet port
Web-based interface accessible from any switch Ethernet port
Menu driven console interface accessible from any switch port


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