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HP StoreFabric 8/8 SAN Switch
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HP StoreFabric 8/8 SAN Switch

HP Storage Products StoreFabric 8-8
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Overview:

The 8/8 Base SAN Switch and 8/8 SAN Switch are targeted for small to medium sized enterprises and are ideal for entry-level SANs, and as an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments. The 8/8 Base SAN Switch and 8/8 SAN Switch provide SAN connectivity that simplifies IT management infrastructures, improves system performance, maximizes the value of virtual server deployments, and reduces overall storage costs.

The 8/8 SAN Switch integrates innovative hardware and software features that make it easy to deploy, manage, and integrate into a wide range of IT environments. The 8 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 8/8 Base SAN Switch provides a simple, affordable, single-switch solution for a new, small SAN installation and connects to storage and servers only. An optional Full Fabric SAN scaling license provides connectivity to other switches. The 8/8 SAN Switch has 8 active ports and can be connected to multiple switches and scale to full fabric limits as defined in the SAN Design Guide. Both new 8 port switches provide growth options with Ports On Demand, the ability to activate additional ports in 8 port increments to a maximum of 24 ports. This provides the flexibility to start small and grow storage networks in a non-disruptive manner. In addition, organizations can choose to initially deploy 4 Gbit/sec SFPs and upgrade to 8 Gbit/sec SFP+ at a later date when necessary.

The 8/8 SAN Switch significantly increases performance and functionality for SANs at an entry-level price. The 8/8 SAN Switch provides auto-sensing 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec full duplex performance to enable up to 128 Gbit/sec of uncongested throughput. Auto-sensing and speed-matching of data traffic provides interoperability with previous 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec devices. To provide more targeted performance, enhanced Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking combines up to eight ISLs between a pair of switches into a single, logical highspeed trunk capable of up to 64 Gbit/sec of throughput. The evolutionary design provides these capabilities while consuming less than 2.5 watts of power per port for exceptional power and cooling efficiency.

An optional enhanced Power Pack+ software bundle can be purchased separately and includes Adaptive Networking, Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, Extended Fabric, Advanced Performance Monitor, and Server Application Optimization. The software bundle provides the SAN administrator with the necessary tools to proactively monitor the health and performance thresholds of the network, while also ensuring the highest levels of security, scalability and manageability. Enhanced capabilities are based on the new Adaptive Networking software, a suite of tools for optimizing fabric behavior and ensuring ample bandwidth for mission-critical applications. Power Pack+ software enables infrastructure management through a single-pane-of-glass.

Features and Benefits:

High Performance

  • Remove/avoid performance bottlenecks in high-density virtualized server environments
  • Enables rapid deployment with minimal configuration in existing environments; provides the highest performance available, with complete backward and forward investment protection
  • Enables “pay-as-you-grow” 8-port scalability for easy, non-disruptive growth in highly dynamic business environment

High Scalability

  • Includes simultaneous wire-speed support for all ports to provide a high-performance system with aggregate bandwidth of up to 384 Gb/s full duplex
  • Provides seamless server connectivity to multi-vendor fabric environments, and allows a great number of servers to connect to a SAN fabric without increasing switch domain count
  • Allows up to eight ports (at 2, 4, or 8 Gb/s speeds) between a pair of switches to be combined to form a single logical ISL with a speed of up to 64 Gb/s (128 Gb/s full duplex) for optimal bandwidth utilization and load balancing

Improved TCO

  • Optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to all available paths in the fabric
  • Simplifies SAN management, negating the need to map application performance requirements to port speeds
  • Advanced fabric services to optimize SAN performance and resource utilization

Investment Protection

  • Delivers low latency, power efficiency, and high reliability while providing a highly scalable and flexible platform for advanced fabric services.

Specification:

  HP StoreFabric 8/8 SAN Switch
Specifications
Fibre Channel ports 8 active with optional license to activate 24 universal ports
Number of ports
  • 8 Fibre Channel
  • 8 Active
  • 24 Maximum
Performance 8 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex
Aggregate switch bandwidth 384 Gb/s; Maximum
Encryption capability No
Protocol supported Fibre Channel
Switch core Non-blocking
Fabric latency 700 nanoseconds with no contention, cut-through routing at 8 Gbit/sec
Maximum frame size 2112-byte payload
Classes of service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
Port types
  • FL_Port, F_Port, and E_Port;
  • Self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port)
Data traffic types Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast
Media types B-Series Branded Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)
USB One USB port for system log file downloads or firmware upgrades
Laser Short-wave up to 1,640 ft (500 m); long-wave up to 18.6 mi (30 km)
Fabric services Simple Name Server, Registered State Change Notification (RSCN), Alias Server (multicast); and Zoning, Web Tools, Enhanced group Management, Optional Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, Adaptive Networking, Extended Fabric, Advanced Performance Monitor, and Server Application Optimization.
Options SFP media, USB Device
Supported software Telnet, RADIUS,SNMP, Web Tools, Enhanced Group Management, Advanced Zoning, Fabric Watch, Extended Fabric, Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, ISL Trunking, Server Application Optimization, Fabric Manager, SAN Network Advisor
Availability features Hot code load; Ports on demand with no downtime
Management
Management features
  • B-series SAN Network Advisor
  • Integration with Storage Essentials
Management access 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45), serial port
Diagnostics POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics
Software (optional) Power Pack+ Software, Port Upgrade, Full Fabric, SAN Network Advisor Professional+ or Enterprise
Dimensions and Weight
Enclosure Back-to-front airflow; power inlet on port side
Form factor 1U
Minimum Dimensions
(W x D x H)
7.5 x 16 x22 in
Weight 15.2 lbs
Environment
Temperature Operating: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Non-operating: -25° to 70° C (-13° to 158° F)
Humidity Operating: 10 to 85 percent non-condensing
Non-Operating: 10 to 90 percent non-condensing
Altitude Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9,800 feet)
Shock Operating: 20 g, 6 ms half-sine
Vibration Operating: 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Non-operating: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Power
AC input 100 to 240 VAC nominal
Supported power range Nominal: 48 Watts
Maximum: 57 Watts
Frequency 47 Hz to 63 Hz
What's Included
Differentiator 8/8 SAN Switch with 0-8 active ports with the following software: Advanced Fabric OS, Advanced Zoning, Web Tools RoHS2 Compliant
Warranty - year(s) (parts/labor/onsite) 1/1/1
What's in the box The 8/8 SAN Switch includes 0-8 enabled ports with Advanced Fabric OS, Advanced Zoning, Webtools, and an accessory kit that includes hardcopy documentation (SAN Switch Installation Guide, Read-me-First doc, EULA, Safety and Regulatory Guides), rack-mount kit, serial cable, standard and PDU power cords. SAN Network Advisor Professional included.

HP Technology Services:

Tap into the HP support services advantage, to make the most of your investments. Depending on your individual support requirements, choose from three levels of support that cover your storage lifecycle.

Optimized Care: delivers best performance and stability through deployment and proactive management practices

  • HP Critical Advantage Level 3 Service - Choose this service when you need an end-to-end infrastructure support solution that encompasses server, operating system, hypervisor, storage, and network. It's the level of support well suited for business-critical applications running on virtualized and x86 infrastructures. (Includes 60 Critical Advantage flexible credits.)

    Or:

  • 3-Year HP Critical Service - Designed for environments where downtime cannot be tolerated, HP monitors your environment around-the-clock, 365 days a year. We implement improvement projects to mitigate risks and reduce incidents. If outages do occur, they are addressed immediately with access to our dedicated critical support escalation resources.

Standard Care: Maintains high level of uptime, along with expert help to cut the cost and complexity of implementation and support

  • HP Critical Advantage Level 2 Service - Opt for end-to-end infrastructure support including server, operating system, hypervisor, storage, and network in an environment running business critical applications on virtualized and x86 infrastructures. (Includes 30 Critical Advantage flexible credits.)

    Or:

  • 3-Year HP Proactive 24 Service - This is the right choice for environments where some downtime is acceptable. HP helps manage your IT environment for improved performance, stability, and availability. Your incidents are addressed 24x7, with a maximum 4-hour onsite response 365 days a year.

    Plus:

  • HP Proactive Select - Choose from an extensive menu of consultancy and technical services, such as onsite firmware upgrades, health checks, assessments, and education. (Includes 30 Proactive Select flexible credits.)

Basic Care: Delivers the minimum recommended support

  • 3-Year HP Proactive 24 Service - This is the right choice for environments where some downtime is acceptable. HP helps manage your IT environment for improved performance, stability, and availability. Your incidents are addressed 24x7, with a maximum 4-hour onsite response 365 days a year.

If none of our support recommendations meet your needs, we can tailor a service solution for your unique support requirements. HP brings together deep expertise, proactive and business critical support, and a strong partner network—plus, a full set of infrastructure services designed to power a converged infrastructure.

Documentation:

Download the HP 8/8 Base SAN Switch QuickSpecs (PDF).

HP Storage Products StoreFabric 8-8
HP StoreFabric Storage Switches
USA: FREE Ground ShippingHP 8/8 Base (0) e-port SAN Switch
USA: FREE Ground ShippingHP 8/8 (8) Full Fabric Ports Enabled SAN Switch