HP SAN Switch

  • Admin
  • 23:03
  • 216 Views

SAN Switch

Maximize flash storage performance and improve manageability and security with cost-effective Fibre Channel performance.

 

HPE StoreFabric SN6600B Fibre Channel Switch

Are you struggling to meet the IO demands of hyper-scale virtualization, large cloud infrastructures, and growing flash-based storage environments? HPE StoreFabric SN6600B Fibre Channel Switch is a high-performance, ultra-dense, highly Scalable, easy-to-use enterprise-class storage networking switch delivering market-leading Gen6 Fibre Channel capabilities. It is designed to support data growth, demanding workloads, and data center consolidation in small to large-scale enterprise infrastructures. Delivering 32/128 Gb performance, industry-leading port density, and integrated network sensors, it accelerates data access, adapts to evolving requirements, and drives always-on businesses. It can scale from 24 to 64-ports with 48 SFP+ and 4 QSFP+ ports, all in an efficient 1U package. In addition, a simplified deployment process and a point-and-click user interface make the HPE StoreFabric SN6600B Switch easy to use.

Features

Increase Performance for Application and Solid State Storage Architectures

The HPE StoreFabric SN6600B Fibre Channel Switch delivers increased performance through a combination of improved throughput and low latency across 32 Gb and 128 Gb links in hyper-scale virtualization, large cloud infrastructures, and growing flash-based storage environments.

The onboard ASIC provides up to 566 million frames switched per second and up to 100 million IOPS to meet the demands of flash-based storage workloads.

Port-to-port latency is reduced to 700 nanoseconds through the use of cut-through switching at 32 Gb.

With 48 SFP+ ports and 4 QSFP ports, each providing four 32 Gb connections, it can scale up to 64 device ports for an aggregate throughput of 2 Tb.

Ultra-dense and Highly Scalable

The HPE StoreFabric SN6600B Fibre Channel Switch scales up to 64 Fibre Channel ports in an efficiently designed 1U form factor, delivering increased port density and space utilization for simplified scalability.

Each of the 48 SFP+ ports supports 4, 8, 10, 16, and 32 Gb FC speeds, while each of the 4 QSFP ports is capable of supporting 128 Gb.

Provides flexibility to utilize high-speed 32 Gb as well as 16 Gb optics on demand to meet growing data center needs and provide backward compatibility to older infrastructures.

Simplified Management with Deep Analytical Insights

HPE StoreFabric SN6600B Fibre Channel Switch combines PowerPack+ software that helps simplify monitoring, improve operational stability and dramatically reduce costs.

Proactively and non-intrusively monitor storage device IO providing deep insight into problems and improved service level agreements (SLA).

Gain comprehensive visibility into the fabric using browser-accessible dashboards with drill-down capabilities.

Building Block for Virtualized, Private Cloud Storage

The HPE StoreFabric SN6600B Fibre Channel Switch supports multitenancy in cloud environments.

Provides efficient link utilization with up to 64 Gb of in-flight data compression over inter-switch links (ISLs).

Internal fault-tolerant and enterprise-class RAS features help reduce downtime to support mission-critical cloud environments.

 

Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HPE BladeSystem c-Class

The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HPE BladeSystem c-Class delivers an easy to manage embedded native Fibre Channel switch with 8 Gb/s performance. The affordable Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch hot-plugs into the back of the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure. The integrated design frees up rack space, enables shared power and cooling, and reduces cabling and the number of optics. Enhanced trunking support with external switches provides higher bandwidth to enable demanding applications such as server virtualization. New features in the Power Pack+ option enable you to manage data flow to maintain optimized application performance. The 12 or 24 auto-sensing ports support lower bandwidth components for investment protection and an upgrade license enables you to ‘pay as you grow’. The Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch saves space and cost, significantly simplifies the SAN environment, enables easier deployment and management, and delivers the performance required for emerging higher throughput applications.

What’s new

  • Compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive; new updates to comply with RoHS 2016 requirements.

Features

High Performance

Affordable 8Gb FC SAN Switch enables data center consolidation with HPE BladeSystem c-Class through a state-of-the-art zero-footprint design while lowering cost through shared power and cooling, fewer cables and SFPs, and a reduction in space.

Supports virtualized environments and other emerging technologies through high-speed technology that doubles the performance of the storage network. Both internal and external facing ports auto-sense lower bandwidth components for flexibility and investment protection (2, 4, or 8 Gb).

Includes connection speed support for all ports to provide a high-performance system with aggregate bandwidth of up to 384 Gb/s (24 ports x 8 Gb/s x 2 for full duplex).

Extensive Enterprise SAN Management software.

Scalable and Flexible SAN Extension

Providing support for up to a single trunk made up of all eight SAN ports for a total of up to 64 Gb/s balanced throughput. Trunking of the SAN-facing ports with external Brocade or HPE B-series Switches provides a high-bandwidth solution while lowering costs through fewer SFPs and cables.

Allows organizations to better manage data flows and meet service level agreements (SLAs) while maintaining optimized application performance in virtual environments with new Adaptive Networking services, including Adaptive Fabric Quality of Service, Traffic Isolation, and Ingress Rate Limiting.

Employs N Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), an ANSI T11 standard, to enable interoperability with other SAN fabrics and eliminate domain considerations while improving SAN scalability.

Integrated Architecture and Management

Integrates with HPE Onboard Administrator for BladeSystem, HPE Systems Insight Manager, and HPE Storage Essentials and leverages HPE B-series management and monitoring tools. An SMI-s API enables the use of industry standard interfaces to integrate management with other applications.

Available in 12-port, 24-port and 24-port Power Pack+ Full Fabric models. Choose the features and management options that make sense for your needs. In addition.

Enables ‘pay as you grow’ scalability for easy, scalable growth in dynamic business environments with a non-disruptive 12-port upgrade for the 12-port model.

 

HPE 1606 Extension SAN Switch

IT organizations continue to face unprecedented data growth as more platforms, applications, and users connect to the data center network. In turn, the storage network infrastructure must continue evolving to enable fast, continuous, and cost effective access to mission critical data from anywhere in the world. To address this challenge, the HPE 1606 Extension SAN Switch helps provide fast, reliable, and cost-effective network infrastructure for remote data replication, backup, and migration. Leveraging next-generation Fibre Channel and advanced Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) technology, the 1606 Extension SAN Switch provides a flexible and extensible platform to move more data faster and further than ever before. The HPE 1606 Extension SAN Switch offers up to sixteen (16) 8 Gb Fibre Channel ports and six (6) 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports to provide unmatched Fibre Channel and FCIP bandwidth, port density, and throughput for maximum application performance over WAN links.

What’s new

  • Compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS2) directive.

Features

High Performance

The HPE 1606 Extension SAN Switch moves more data faster and further with 8 Gb Fibre Channel, 1 GbE, and new FCIP Quality of Service technology to enable fast, reliable, and cost-effective remote data replication, backup, and migration.

The HPE 1606 Extension SAN Switch integrates unique next generation extension features like Fibre Channel routing, hardware based compression, write and read acceleration for disk and tape to deliver a high performance, highly reliable, and secure distance connectivity solution.

The HPE 1606 Switch is based on a B-series 5th generation Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and scales up to sixteen 8 Gb FC ports and six 1 GbE ports to provide unmatched Fibre Channel and FCIP bandwidth, port density, and throughput for maximum application performance over WAN links.

Flexible SAN fabric options for SAN extension with either Fibre Channel, FCIP, or FICON.

Scalable and Flexible SAN Extension

The HPE 1606 Extension SAN Switch leverages cost effective IP WAN transport to extend open systems and mainframe disk and tape storage applications over distances that would otherwise be impossible, impractical, or too expensive with standard Fibre Channel connections.

Available in three economical configurations, the HPE 1606 SAN Switch supports a variety of architectures and deployment models to address current and future SAN extension requirements. Optional SAN fabric services are available to address challenging extension and storage networking requirements.

A base configuration is ideal for clients with smaller environments such as Small to Medium Enterprise (SME), yet provides the ability to grow as the business demands equating to investment protection while also affording no disruption in service.

Simplified Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

The 1606 Extension SAN Switch supports simple point-to-point or comprehensive synchronous multisite SAN extension for a variety of strategic IT initiatives.

The 1606 Extension switch provides a platform for centralized backup which reduces backup and recovery times to improve service levels.

The 1606 Switch enables unified management of Fibre Channel and FCIP network infrastructure to provide a central point of management for simplified administration.

Integrated Architecture and Management

The 1606 Extension Switch is fully compatible with the entire B-series family of FC switching platforms, delivering B-series advanced 8 Gb fabric services end-to-end over distance and providing investment protection for hardware.

For simplified administration, organizations can utilize the same familiar B-series Fabric OS (FOS) and SAN management tools that they use to operate and manage other B-series SAN Switch to leverage expertise and training across the data center staff.

HPE 8/8 SAN Switch

HPE 8/8 SAN Switch is targeted for SMB enterprises and is ideal for entry-level SANs, and as an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments. The 8/8 SAN Switch provides SAN connectivity that improves system performance, maximizes the value of virtual server deployments, and reduces overall storage costs. The 8/8 Base SAN Switch provides an 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. This comes with a Full Fabric license and may be connected to multiple switches. Both 8 port switches provide growth options to non-disruptively scale to a max of 24 enabled ports. The 8/8 SAN Switch provides auto-sensing 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gb full duplex performance to enable up to 128 Gb of throughput. For investment protection, the 8/8 SAN Switch may be populated with 4 Gb B-Series SFPs today and upgraded to 8 Gb B-Series SFPS when necessary.

What’s new

  • Compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS2) directive and 2016 RoHS requirements.

Features

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.

Very affordable, 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.

 

HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch

Does your data center need increased switch scalability and performance? The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches elevate the standard for director-class switches. Providing industry-leading availability, scalability, security, and management, it allows businesses to deploy higher-performance SANs, with lower TCO. Layering a rich set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, the switch director addresses the stringent requirements of large data center storage environments. Future ready performance with up to 24 Tb/s of Fibre Channel (FC) system bandwidth and 384 (8-Slot) or 192 (4-Slot) 4/8/16 Gb/s, 10 Gb/s full line rate FC ports or 384 (8-Slot) or 192 (4-Slot) 10GbE FCoE ports in a single chassis or up to 1152(8-Slot) or 768 (4-Slot) FC ports in a single rack. Ready for integration of future high-speed standards, providing continued investment protection.

What’s new

  • 3-3-3 warranty for the HP C-series SN8500C Directors increases the warranty to a 3-Year, 24×7, 4hr response warranty.

Features

Industry-leading Scalability

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches are designed for deployment in large-scale data center storage networks to deliver enterprise cloud capabilities while supporting business transformation.

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches provide up to 24 terabits per second (Tb/s) of Fibre Channel (FC) system bandwidth and 384 (8-Slot) or 192 (4-Slot) 4/8/16 Gb/s, 10 Gb/s full line rate FC ports or 384 (8-Slot) or 192 (4-Slot) 10GbE FCoE ports in a single chassis.

Outstanding SAN Performance

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches enable seamless deployment of unified fabrics while delivering high-performance Fibre Channel connectivity, which achieves low total cost of ownership (TCO).

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches provide support for 16 Gb/s Fibre Channels and 1.5 Tb/s throughput per slot.

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches provide a 16 Gb/s line-rate, non-blocking, with predictable performance across all traffic conditions for every port in the chassis.

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches support for 10GbE FCoE for unified storage and data networking.

High Availability

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches offers fully redundant components, including fabric cards, supervisors, and power supplies.

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches provide grid redundancy on the power supply and 1+1 redundant supervisors.

With the HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches users can add additional Fabric-1 Crossbar switching modules to enable N+1 Fabric Redundancy with no loss of performance.

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches combine non-disruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart and failover, and full redundancy of all major components for best-in class.

Intelligent Network Features

The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16 Gb FC Director Switches offer VSAN technology, access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and fabric wide quality of service (QoS) enable migration from SAN islands to enterprise wide storage networks.

 

HPE StoreFabric SN6500C Multi-service Switch

Do you need a multi-service switch that supports multiple protocols? The HP StoreFabric SN6500C 16Gb FC/FCIP/FCoE Multi-service Switch (Cisco MDS 9250i) is a flexible switch for deploying SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services and cost-effective multi-protocol connectivity for open systems. It offers advanced capabilities available only to director class switches. With up to forty 16 Gb Fibre Channel ports, two 10 Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports, and eight 10GbE FC over Ethernet (FCoE) ports in a fixed 2U form factor, it is an ideal multi-service switch for department or remote branch office SANs . It connects both existing FC networks and protects your current SAN switch investments. SAN Extension over IP is enabled on the two fixed 10GbE IP storage services ports, enabling FC over IP (FCIP) and compression without the need for additional licenses. Using the eight FCoE ports, the switch attaches directly to FCoE and FC storage devices.

What’s new

  • Highly flexible industry leading proven Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multi-service switches delivering 16Gb FC/FCIP/FCoE.
  • Supports SAN Extension solutions enabling backup, remote replication and other disaster recovery solutions over WAN distances with MDS 9710/9706/SN8500C Directors.

Features

High Density SAN Consolidation with Integrated Multiprotocol Support

The HP StoreFabric SN6500C 16Gb FC/FCIP/FCoE Multi-service Switch ships in a base offering of twenty 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) ports for high-performance SAN connectivity, two 10GbE IP storage service ports and eight 10GbE FCoE ports. The base version is scalable to forty 16 Gb FC ports.

The switch connects to native FC SANs for investment protection as well as offering a single compact solution for native FC gateway opportunities with FCoE (Converged Fabric), enabling unified network fabric connectivity.

Remote SAN Extension with High-Performance FCIP

The HP StoreFabric SN6500C 16Gb FC/FCIP/FCoE Multi-service Switch provides FCIP support for business continuity and disaster recovery either as a standalone device as well as an FCIP SAN extension switch for MDS 9710/SN8500C Directors. The MDS9710, at this time, does not support FCIP.

This switch breaks the distance barriers of current Fibre Channel (FC) solutions with support for FCIP, enabling interconnection of SAN islands over extended distances.

You will get dramatically enhanced hardware-based FCIP compression performance for both high-bandwidth and low-bandwidth links, which provides immediate cost saving for expensive WAN infrastructure. Used with other hardware based encryption it provides high-performance SAN extension capabilities.

The SN6500C 16Gb Multi-service Switch supports hardware-based IPsec encryption for improved transmission security of sensitive data over extended distances. Hardware enablement of IPsec helps to provide high throughput.

Comprehensive Robust Network Security and Optimization

The HP StoreFabric SN6500C 16Gb FC/FCIP/FCoE Multi-service Switch supports hardware-based data compression and tape acceleration to enhance remote backup operations and allow more data to be transferred over WAN connections more cost effectively. Shift your budget from operations to innovation.

The switch supports a variety of security features to support protection of your customer data. A variety of security techniques are supported such as encryption, switch authentication, data integrity, hardware-enforced zoning and more across multiprotocol connectivity.

The SN6500C 16Gb Multi-service Switch offers a highly available solution that protects data from unauthorized access and keeps data private while meeting regulatory compliance and avoiding financial consequences of a security breach.

 

HPE StoreFabric SAN Director Switch

Are you looking to deploy storage networking infrastructure that can deliver greater consistency, predictability, and performance to meet dynamic and growing demands of your business? The HPE StoreFabric SAN Director Switch portfolio is the industry’s most powerful Fibre Channel switching infrastructure to unleash the full performance of flash and next-generation Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-based storage. It provides a reliable, scalable and high-performance foundation for enterprise data centers, private cloud storage, highly virtualized environments and all flash storage. The HPE SAN Director portfolio contains the existing SN8000B (16 Gb) and the newly introduced SN8600B (32 Gb). The new HPE StoreFabric SN8600B Director Switch consists of an 8-slot 14U chassis and a 4-slot 8U chassis providing up to 384 Gen6 32 Gb FC ports and up to 32 QSFP based ICLs which are equivalent to 128 FC ports. Increase your productivity and efficiency while rapidly scaling your environment.

What’s new

  • Introducing Industry leading Gen6 (32 Gb) SN8600B SAN Director with 8-slot and 4-slot configurations providing up to 16.2 Tbps aggregate chassis bandwidth.
  • Introducing Gen6, 32 Gb 48-port blades and SAN Extensions blade for global connectivity for SN8600B SAN Directors.
  • Support for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. (RoHS), as well as RoHS 2016 requirements.

Features

Improved Performance

HPE StoreFabric SN8600B SAN Director features 32 Gb/s performance and up to 16.2 Tb/s chassis bandwidth to address next-generation I/O and bandwidth-intensive applications for private cloud storage and highly virtualized environments.

SN8600B 32Gb supports flash-based storage workloads with up to 1 billion IOPS

Increases scalability with up to 2x throughput for high-density VM deployments and larger fabrics allowing organizations to support more storage devices using the same number of Fibre Channel links.

HPE SAN Director family provides higher chassis, slot-to-slot, and port performance and bandwidth.

HPE SN8600B and SN8000B offer local switching capabilities to ensure data traffic within the same port group does not consume slot bandwidth, increasing the number of line-rate ports.

Simplified Management

HPE StoreFabric SN8600B SAN Director simplify monitoring, management and diagnostics to avoid problems before they impact operations and dramatically reduce costs.

HPE Smart SAN is Integrated with HPE StoreFabric SN8600B offering greater visibility into your SAN Fabric

The new IO Insight software with Gen6 enhances visibility into the health of your SAN

Enables pro-active monitoring of IO performance and behavior through integrated network sensors, providing deep insight into problems and ensuring SLAs.

Optimizes Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions

HPE StoreFabric 8600B SAN Director delivers higher bandwidth, port density, and throughput required for application performance over WAN connections addressing demanding disaster recovery (DR) requirements through 32 Gb FC and 1/10/40 GbE ports.

HPE SAN Directors provide native 10 Gbps Fibre Channel support on the 16Gb/32Gb blade.

HPE SAN Directors reduce bandwidth costs with in-flight data compression at wire speed and secure tem with in-flight data encryption.

Lower TCO

HPE StoreFabric SN8600B SAN Director seamlessly integrate with next-generation NVMe over Fabric

HPE SN8600B are future-proof and Gen 7-ready storage networking platform

HPE SAN Director enable High-density core-edge and active-active mesh chassis topologies reducing inter-switch cabling by up to 75 percent.

HPE 8/24 SAN Switch

The HPE 8/24 8Gb FC SAN switch addresses the needs of SMB organizations as well as large enterprises by functioning as a standalone core switch or as lower-cost edge switch in large core-to-edge tiered storage networks. The 8/24 FC SAN switches provides unprecedented investment protection. Auto-sensing ports that support backward compatibility with 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec devices significantly reduce deployment complexity and costs, while providing compatibility with installed devices. Organizations that do not require 8 Gbit/sec interfaces can populate the new switches with 4 Gbit/sec SFPs, while preserving their ability to easily upgrade to 8 Gbit/sec SFPs in the future. The 8/24 SAN Switch with 24 enabled ports may be deployed as a full-fabric switch or in Access Gateway mode, which provides connectivity into any SAN (the default mode setting is a switch). Access Gateway mode utilizes NPIV switch standards to present Fibre Channel connections as logical devices to SAN fabrics.

What’s new

  • Compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS2) directive, 2016 RoHS requirements.

Features

High Performance

Includes simultaneous wire-speed support for all ports to provide a high-performance system with aggregate bandwidth of up to 384 Gbit/sec full duplex.

Provides the highest performance available, with complete backward and forward investment protection.

Simplifies SAN management, negating the need to map application performance requirements to port speeds.

High Scalability

Affordable 8Gb FC and comes with 16 enabled ports and supports “pay-as-you-grow” scalability to 24 enabled ports.

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 Gbit/sec speeds) between a pair of switches to be combined to form a single logical ISL with a speed of up to 64 Gbit/sec (128 Gbit/sec 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.

Remove/avoid performance bottlenecks in high-density virtualized server environments.

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.

 

HPE 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch

HP simplifies SANs by combining 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel performance with a complete SAN management system. Your future is protected today with an infrastructure capable of supporting emerging technologies at today’s 4 Gb/s prices. The HP 8Gb SAN Connection software makes installing your first SAN (or your hundredth) easy. An entire SAN may now be deployed in minutes. SAN novices and seasoned experts will appreciate the simplicity and power of the included SAN Connection Manager (SCM) software. SCM works seamlessly with both HP P6000/EVA and HP P2000/MSA to quickly handle common cross-platform management and maintenance tasks as well as create LUNs. The 8Gb Simple SAN Connection Kit consists of the 8/20q 8 Gb/s switch, four 81Q HBAs, and SCM – along with all the cables, 8 Gb/s SFPs and documentation you need. The 8/20q switch and Connection Kit offer enterprise-class functionality and value.

What’s new

  • Compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS2) directive
  • Increased SN6000 interoperability and new HP device support for the P6000/EVA and 3PAR (F-Class, T-Class, & V-Class), and HP PremierFlex OM4 Fibre Optic cables.
  • HP P6000/EVA Continuous Access Support and support with the HP MPX200 multiprotocol router for FCIP remote replication environments.
  • HP Simple SAN Connection Manager (SSCM) Software was renamed to HP SAN Connection Manager Software (SCM).

Features

Today’s Performance at Yesterday’s Prices

The future is within your reach today with state-of-the-art 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel technology offering the bandwidth today that you will need for support of emerging technologies. 8 Gb/s speed extends the useful life of your purchase. Migrate at your own pace.

Powerful features such as Adaptive Trunking (optimizes fabric speed), drag-and-drop zoning, I/O StreamGuard (uninterrupted dataflow), automatic firmware notifications and downloads and non-disruptive upgrades give you the winning edge and help you get the most out of your SAN.

No need to master separate interfaces to control HP switches, HBAs and storage. Configure, create LUNs and monitor them all from a convenient integrated single management interface.

Up to 340 Gb/s aggregate performance in a single switch.

Simplicity at its Finest

Setting up your first SAN is now fast, easy and fool-proof. Eliminate the risk of expensive configuration errors with point-and-click wizards. Ensure full optimization and “best practices” with minimal training and expertise.

Application-based wizard enables your SAN to be quickly and easily provisioned based on published best practices. Included is a Microsoft Exchange wizard sized for a variety of typical configurations as well as a custom template to create your own for fast deployment of other applications.

The 8/20q 8-port switch is HP’s lowest priced full fabric Fibre Channel switch. Your first SAN couldn’t be a better value. The 8 Gb Simple SAN Connection Kit includes everything required for a 4-host SAN infrastructure, including 8 Gb HBAs, cables and SFPs–just add your choice of HP storage!

Enterprise Fabric Management Suite (EFMS) delivers a comprehensive set of powerful, yet affordable, SAN fabric management tools for administrators to maximize application and storage performance and availability.

SAN Connection Manager Software (SCM), included with H-series, lets you deploy SAN infrastructure (SN6000, EVA/MSA, HBAs) and provision storage from a single screen. Enterprise Fabric Management Suite Software delivers affordable SAN management tools such as performance monitoring and more.

Built with the Future in Mind

Start with an 8-port switch and as your needs change; simply expand via four-port license keys up to 20 ports per chassis. Then link additional switches to create a larger high-performance enterprise SAN of any topology.

Although the 8Gb Simple SAN Connection portfolio delivers 8 Gb/s performance capabilities and a cross-platform GUI, it is priced competitively with 4 Gb/s switches. On a “cost per throughput” basis, its aggregate platform bandwidth of 340 Gb/s makes it the price/performance leader in the market.

Whether your needs involve email/database scalability, server/storage consolidation or automated backup/disaster recovery, an HP 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch can provide accelerated ROI for your company.

Inexpensively add a new department or remote SAN and seamlessly connect to existing HP B and C-series fabrics using Transparent Router (TR). TR eliminates the management challenges of interoperability and merged fabrics, allowing sharing of HP resources between separate SANs.

 

HPE SN6000 Fibre Channel Switch

HP SN6000 Stackable 8Gb Fibre Channel Switches make Enterprise SANs affordable, manageable, and easy-to-grow as more FC ports are needed. The low-cost and high-performance SN6000 are available in single-and dual power versions and start at 12 active FC ports expandable to 20. Easily add new FC ports and switches for up to 120 usable device ports per stack (single manageable unit), or 500+ ports in multi-stack topologies. (4) High-speed 10 Gb/s linking ports upgradeable to 20Gb/s allow easy stacking of SN6000s. Included SAN Connection Manager (SCM) Software uses a simple topology view of the SAN to manage switches, HBAs and provision storage from a one screen. SCM plus HP Virtual Connect and HP VCEM simplifies SAN management for virtual server deployment in the Converged Infrastructure. Transparent Router offers non-disruptive access to servers and storage on HP B-series and C-series SANs. The SN6000 makes it easy to extend the solution lifespan while preserving investments.

What’s new

  • Compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS2) directive
  • Increased SN6000 interoperability, and new HP device support for the P6000/EVA and 3PAR (F-Class, T-Class, and V-Class), and HP PremierFlex OM4 Fibre Optic cables
  • HP P6000/EVA Continuous Access Support and support with the HP MPX200 multiprotocol router for FCIP remote replication environments
  • HP Simple SAN Connection Manager (SSCM) Software was renamed to HP SAN Connection Manager Software (SCM).

Features

Build a Scalable SAN with Less Hardware and Less Complexity

8 to 20 enabled 8 Gb/s ports (Single power supply) model, and 20 enabled 8 Gb/s ports (dual power supply) model for high availability.

No need to waste FC device ports for ISL connections as is the case for competitor’s switches. Each 10 Gb/s / 20 Gb/s Stacking (ISL) port, unique to the SN6000, provides 3X the bandwidth of a device port for industry leading performance.

Easily scale and stack up to six SN6000 8Gb FC Switches for 120 ports and manage as a single logical unit. Multi-stack topologies of SN6000 switches support large enterprise SANs with >500+ device ports.

The simplicity of the SN6000 to add FC ports easily scales from SMB to enterprise, which allows SN6000 stacking 8Gb switches to provide significant cost savings compared to more expensive FC directors for core switching applications.

Stacking enables networks with simpler topologies and fewer cables to manage.

Affordable Performance

Industry leading ASIC technology provides superior switching, less than 200ns latency, ensuring optimal performance in enterprise environments.

The 20 Gb/s Stacking port upgrade option lets you defer costs until greater bandwidth is needed. The non-disruptive upgrade only requires an optional license. The same stacking cable is used for 10 Gb/s or 20 Gb/s functionality.

Adaptive trunking provides performance optimization in multi-switch environments; and offers significant cost savings compared to competitors FC switches where adaptive trunking is an expensive optional license purchase per switch, increasing the total cost of the solution.

544 Gb/s aggregate bandwidth per switch provides more bandwidth per investment dollar.

The SN6000 delivers maximum SFP (optics) flexibility by supporting cost effective HP standard SFP 4 Gb/s and SFP+ 8 Gb/s optics.

Gain Operationally Efficiencies with HP Unique SAN Management Software

SAN Connection Manager (SCM), included with H-series, lets you deploy SAN infrastructure (SN6000, P6000/EVA, P2000/MSA, HBAs) and provision storage from a single screen. Enterprise Fabric Management Suite Software delivers affordable SAN management tools such as performance monitoring and more.

Another point for the converged infrastructure, SCM integrates with HP Virtual Connect and HP VCEM to simplify SAN management for virtual server deployment in the Converged Infrastructure. Manage HP BladeSystem c-Class, switches, HBA and storage via one management interface.

Very simple drag-and-drop zoning using SCM– eliminates the complexity of SAN administration.

Adaptive trunking is included with H-series purchase and automatically (no manual intervention required) pools I/O capability of the stacking ports and multiple ISLs, at the same speed, into a single load-balanced pipeline for full bandwidth optimization. No additional software costs.

IO StreamGuard, included with the purchase price of a H-series FC switch, eliminates fabric disruptions when adding and removing devices.

Interoperability

Unique feature for HP only. Transparent Router (TR) – Industry standard NPIV provides low cost expansion and connectivity with existing HP B-series and C-series fabrics and enables cost-effective SAN expansion with management simplicity.

The SN6000 and 8/20q switches, H-series SAN switches, can be seamlessly integrated with device ports changed to ISLs.

 

HPE SN3000B Fibre Channel Switch

To remain competitive, IT organizations must keep pace with ever-increasing workloads without a similar increase in their budgets or resources. While virtualization has provided some relief by enabling the benefits of faster deployment and consolidation, it tends to put additional stress on data center networks. The HP SN3000B 16Gb Fibre Channel Switch meets the needs of hyper-scale, private cloud storage environments by delivering market-leading 16Gb Fibre Channel technology and capabilities that support highly virtualized environments. Designed to enable maximum flexibility and investment protection, the SN3000B switch scales from 12 to 24 ports and supports 4, 8, or 16 Gb/s speeds in an efficiently designed 1U package. It also provides a simplified deployment process and a point-and-click user interface making it powerful and easy to use. It offers low-cost access to SAN technology while providing “pay-as-you-grow” scalability to meet the needs of an evolving storage environment.

Features

Flexible Fabrics

High speed 16Gb optimized inter switch links (ISLs) provide twice the performance as previous generation Fibre Channel switches. The net result is there are fewer links, fewer cables, fewer ports and less power for the same performance.

High Performing

Operating speeds of 16, 8, and 4 Gb/s offer a wide range of performance for flexibility in connectivity options and investment protection.

Operational Simplicity

Diagnostic Ports (D_Ports) are a new port type that enable administrators to identify and isolate optics and cable problems, reducing fabric deployment and diagnostic times. Organizations also can use D_Ports to run a variety of tests for ports, SFPs, and cables for faults, latency, and distance.

SAN Network Advisor, offered as an option, provides comprehensive management of data center SAN fabrics, including configuration, monitoring, diagnostics, best-practices validation, and management of B-series Directors, Switches, and Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).

Cloud Optimized Performance

Provides aggregate 768Gb full-duplex throughput and any eight ports can be trunked for 128Gb Inter-Switch Links (ISLs). Exchange-based Dynamic Path Selection (DPS) optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to the most efficient available path.


Click Here for Ordering Information