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HP StorageWorks Director 2/140 is engineered
to support emerging technologies with its
protocol-independent architecture. It is the
open storage-networking platform to meet
your future business needs.
• Offers extraordinary performance with twice the
potential throughput of traditional 1 Gb/s switches
• Features centralized fabric management through
the HP StorageWorks High Availability-Fabric
Manager (HAFM)
• Provides non-disruptive firmware upgrades through
HotCAT technology
• Offers connectivity on demand by means of
FlexPort technology
• Provides effective bandwidth aggregation at the edge
of core-to-edge SAN deployments
• Features seamless interoperability with other HA-Fabric
edge switches and directors
• Transceivers come standard with each switch
HP StorageWorks Director 2/140
The HP StorageWorks Director 2/140 supports 2 Gb/s
and 1 Gb/s mixed environments. The switch provides the
availability, manageability, scalability, and performance
that you need to build powerful, flexible SANs that
support today's mission critical environments. The Director
2/140 is engineered to support emerging technologies
with its protocol-independent architecture; it is the open
storage-networking platform you need to meet your future
business needs.
The Director 2/140 features the FlexPort technology
option. This technology enables customers to implement
connectivity on demand. You can start with a partially
populated switch (32-ports) and purchase additional
connectivity when needed in 4-port increments up to
a total of 140-ports.
The Director 2/140 ensures data is continuously online
with the highest level of availability on the market:
99.999 percent, certified to Mil-Spec 217-F. It features
redundant power supplies and cooling fans, along with
redundant active components that support automatic
failover. Other high-availability capabilities include
hot-swapping for all field-replaceable units, non-disruptive
firmware activation, and automatic fault detection and
isolation. In addition, call-home and e-mail notifications
automatically alert maintenance personnel to accelerate
problem resolution. The Director 2/140 also maintains
continuous data access and high performance in the
event of a single component failure by allowing non-
disruptive maintenance.
A 1U server is required for HP StorageWorks HAFM
software v8.02 and later. For ease of ordering, HAFM
has been bundled with the 1U server under a single part
number. In addition, there is support for the latest versions
of IBM AIX, Tru64 UNIX, OpenVMS, Windows 2003,
and Novell NetWare operating systems supported by HP,
complementing recently announced versions of HP-UX,
Linux, Solaris, and NT/Windows 2000.
Key features and benefits
• Ensures business continuance through 99.999 percent
availability, certified to Mil-Spec 217-F
• Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for
SAN infrastructure
• Enables storage consolidation, simplified
management of data center SAN environment
• Provides broadest range of compatibility with
SAN products
• Offers multi-vendor server and storage environment
• Features the widest range of HP SAN solutions
• Delivers backward compatibility
• Protects investments with support for next generation
• Provides the scalability to meet business demands today
and into the future
• Offers centralized management to maximize system
administrator resources
• Transceivers come standard with each director


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