Network : Switches : 24-Port : SKU: 571956-B21


Manufacturer: HP

Part Number: 571956-B21

UPC: 884962102558

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HP HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module


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  • Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module for c-Class BladeSystem
  • HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Modules are the simplest, most converged
  • And flexible way to connect virtualized server blades to any data or storage network
  • VC FlexFabric modules eliminate up to 95% of network sprawl at the server edge
  • With one device that converges traffic inside enclosures and directly connects to LANs and SANs
  • Using Flex-10 technology with Fibre Channel over Ethernet and Accelerated iSCSI, these modules
  • Converge traffic over high speed 10Gb connections to servers with HP FlexFabric Adapters
  • Each module provides four adjustable connections
  • (three data and one storage or all data) to each 10 Gb server port
  • Avoid the confusion of traditional and other converged network solutions
  • By eliminating the need for multiple Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches,
  • Extension modules, cables and software licenses
  • Also, Virtual Connect wire-once connection management is built-in, enabling server adds, moves,
  • And replacement in minutes instead of days
  • Simplify the Server Edge with 95% Consolidation and Faster Deployment of Network Connections
  • Module cuts 95% of hardware to connect servers to networks
  • Only two VC FlexFabric modules connect an enclosure of HP server blades to both data
  • And storage networks, eliminating multiple switches, cards, and cables
  • Provides 4:1 consolidation of interconnect equipment: Each HP VC FlexFabric module
  • Can replace up to three Ethernet and one Fibre Channel switches in an HP BladeSystem enclosure
  • Reduces networking TCO at the server edge
  • Save up to 65% on equipment resulting in more than $1M savings for only 15 enclosures
  • Save another 40% on power and cooling costs per year
  • Simplifies connection management: Wire-once, then add, move and change network connections
  • To 1000's of servers in minutes vs. days from one console without affecting your LAN and SAN
  • Virtual Connect (v3.30 and greater) improves network visibility for troubleshooting
  • From a command line interface with secure access for network teams via TACACS+ or RADIUS
  • Flexible configuration of network and storage connection quantity and performance
  • One flexible interconnect connects to any network
  • One device supports most common data center network protocols: Ethernet, Fibre Channel, iSCSI
  • Fine-tune performance
  • Fine-tune the performance of each data and storage connection
  • To meet the needs of each virtual machine and workload
  • Optimized for hypervisor i/o requirements: With Flex-10 two modules provide 6 FlexNIC and 2 FlexHBA
  • Connections to each server, the best practice network configuration for most hypervisors
  • Increase storage connection performance: Connect to servers using full hardware offload of iSCSI
  • And FCoE protocol processing minimizing the impact on host CPU performance
  • Ultra-fast 10 Gb server-to-server performance
  • Perform ultra-fast communication between virtual server hosts and moves and recoveries
  • With hardware-based 10 Gb performance
  • Upgrade your network with investment protection and no process changes
  • 100% compatible with current networks
  • Seamless connection to existing industry standard data & storage networks avoids fork-lift upgrades
  • One standard for all connection needs
  • One VC FlexFabric module meets any data and storage connection need w/ license-free, multi-protocol
  • Support for Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet and Accelerated iSCSI connections
  • Built on proven HP BladeSystem technology
  • Requires no changes to HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure components
  • Maintain current IT processes: Direct uplink connections to LAN and
  • SAN maintain your current IT practices, unlike other solutions that reroute SAN traffic to the LAN
  • This product is compatible with the following HP hardware: BladeSystem Enclosures
  • This product is compatible with the following HP hardware: Integrity Server Blades
  • This product is compatible with the following HP hardware: ProLiant Server Blades

  • Specification

    Application/Usage Optical Network / Data Networking
    Availability features Link Aggregation Protocol; Automatic loop prevention;
    Availability features Mirrored profile database; Multi-path heartbeat between redundant modules
    Blades per enclosure (maximum) 16
    BladeSystem supported HP ProLiant; Integrity Servers
    Environmental Compliance No
    Expansion Slots 8 x SFP+
    Management SNMP v.1 and v.2 / CLI
    Management VLAN / Virtual Connect Manager GUI
    Management features Embedded Virtual Connect Manager for provisioning, connection management
    Management features and network troubleshooting up to 4 enclosures from one console;
    Management features Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Setup Wizards;
    Management features Command Line Interface supporting all functions plus network troubleshooting;
    Management features server port mirroring on any uplink; embedded SNMP v1, v2
    Media type technology Optional HP 10Gb SFP+ SR, LR, and LRM modules
    Media type technology and 10Gb SFP+ Copper cables in 0.5m, 1m, 3m, 5m, and 7m lengths
    Port Speed 10 Gb
    Port speed rating 10 Gb
    Product dimensions (W x D x H) 1.10 x 7.58 x 10.55 in
    Protocol supported Ethernet; Fast Ethernet; Gigabit Ethernet; SNMP 1; SNMP 2; HTTP;
    Protocol supported HTTPS; Fibre Channel; Fibre Channel over Ethernet; Data Center Bridging
    Weight ( Imperial ) 2.8 lb
    Weight ( Metric ) 1.27 kg

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