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4gb virtual connect fibre channel module for c-class bladesystem
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Overview
Simplify and make your data center change-ready. The HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for the c-Class
BladeSystem is the simplest, most flexible connection to your SAN fabrics. The HP 4Gb VC-FC Module is a new class of
blade interconnect that simplifies server connections by cleanly separating the server enclosure from SAN, simplifies SAN
fabrics by reducing cables without adding switches to the domain, and allows you to change servers in just minutes, not days.
The HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem is an innovative, new class of integrated
interconnects from HP.
1. UID Indicator
2. Module Health Indicator
3. Port Configuration Status Indicator
What's New
Support for HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure
Models
HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem
At A Glance
Performance
(4) 4Gb Auto-negotiating Fibre Channel uplinks connected to external SAN switches
(16) 4Gb Auto-negotiating Fibre Channel downlink ports provide maximum HBA performance
HBA Aggregation on uplinks ports using ANSI T11 standards-based N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) technology
Extremely low latency throughput provides switch-like performance.
Management
Managed with the Virtual Connect Ethernet Module
Does not add to SAN switch domains or require traditional SAN management
Appears as a pass-thru device to the SAN Manager
Virtual server profiles
Ability to pre-configure server I/O connections
Ability to move, add, or change servers on the fly
Once defined, SAN Administrators don't have to be involved in server changes
Options
HP 1/10Gb Virtual Connect Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem
HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem
Figure 1 HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module Front Bezel
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Worldwide QuickSpecs — Version 5 — 10-1-2007
HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for
4. Link Status Indicator
5. Port Activity Indicator
6. Ports 1-4 (4Gb Fibre Channel)
c-Class BladeSystem
409513-B21
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  • Page 1 Simplify and make your data center change-ready. The HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for the c-Class BladeSystem is the simplest, most flexible connection to your SAN fabrics. The HP 4Gb VC-FC Module is a new class of blade interconnect that simplifies server connections by cleanly separating the server enclosure from SAN, simplifies SAN fabrics by reducing cables without adding switches to the domain, and allows you to change servers in just minutes, not days.
  • Page 2 HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for c- QuickSpecs Class BladeSystem Overview (4) Fibre Channel SFP's included with the Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module DA - 12673 Worldwide QuickSpecs — Version 5 — 10-1-2007 Page 2...
  • Page 3: Supported Configurations

    For the latest additional information on required firmware versions and to download firmware upgrades, see the HP website http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystemupdates. ProLiant BL c-Class The HP BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 Enclosures have been designed up front with the Virtual Server Blade Connect Architecture in mind incorporating the HP Onboard Administrator, ILO Management, and Enclosures HP Management tools inside the Virtual Connect framework.
  • Page 4 4. Interconnect Bay 2 5. Enclosure Up-link and Service Port 6. Enclosure Down-link DA - 12673 HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for c- HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure - Front View 4. Insight Display 5. Active Onboard Administrator HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure - Rear View 7.
  • Page 5: Hp Bladesystem C7000 Enclosure

    Half Height Server Blade The following are supported configurations for the HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module. Please note that other interconnect options can be installed in the enclosure, but they do not inherit the benefits of Virtual Connect. Switches and Pass-Thru modules will operate per their default configurations.
  • Page 6 * This configuration is only applicable for enclosures with full-height servers. [Bay 1] VC-Enet [Bay 3] VC-FC [Bay 5] VC-Enet [Bay 7] Empty DA - 12673 HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for c- [Bay 2] Empty [Bay 4] Other/empty [Bay 6] Other/empty [Bay 8] Other/empty [Bay 2] VC-Enet...
  • Page 7: Hp Bladesystem C3000 Enclosure

    [Bay 3] VC-Enet [Bay 5] VC-Enet [Bay 7] VC-Enet HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure NOTE: The following tables show a number of typical, supported configurations for an HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure. [Bay 1] VC-Enet [Bay 3] Empty [Bay 1] VC-Enet [Bay 3] VC-Enet...
  • Page 8 Service and Support, HP Care Pack and Warranty Information Service and Support This product is covered by a global limited warranty and supported by HP Services and a worldwide network of HP Authorized Channel Partners. Hardware diagnostic support and repair is available for three years from date of purchase.
  • Page 9 5 m LC-SC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable 15 m LC-SC Multi-Mode Fibre Channel Cable Service and Support NOTE: The HP Care Pack service part numbers below for ProLiant BL c-Class Offerings server blades, cover the server blade and all HP branded hardware options qualified for the server, purchased at the same time or afterwards, internal to the server.
  • Page 10 QuickSpecs Related Options Hp BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure Installation and Startup Service, Electronic HP BladeSystem Enhanced Network Installation and Startup Service, Electronic ProLiant BL c-Class Blade Server Hardware Installation, Electronic ProLiant BL c-Class Enclosure and Server Blade Hardware Installation, Electronic NOTE: For more information, customer/resellers can contact http://www.hp.com/services/bladesystemservices...
  • Page 11: Technical Specifications

    Indicators Dimensions Weight Environmental Ranges Specification Power Specification DA - 12673 HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for c- 352.55mm (13.88 in) 270.00mm (10.63 in) 120.65mm (4.75 in) 2.0Kg (4.4lbs) Up to 800 MBps throughput per port Maximum frame size 2148 bytes (2112 byte payload)
  • Page 12 Software Support Data Center Connectivity Management Features An HP 1/10Gb Virtual Connect Module must be present in order to DA - 12673 HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module for c- The Virtual Connect Fibre Channel module works by aggregating multiple FC HBA ports over a single N-port uplink through the use of N_port_ID virtualization (NPIV).
  • Page 13 The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.