Manufacturer’s Description

The Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem delivers an easy to manage embedded Fiber Channel switch solution with 4 Gbps performance to HP c-Class BladeSystem customers deploying a small SAN or expanding their current SAN. The Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch hot-plugs into the back of the HP c-Class BladeSystem enclosure, freeing up rack space. Server and switch interconnects internal to the BladeSystem reduce cabling, SFPs and associated costs. Shared power and cooling resources further reduce costs and additional points of failure. Employing high-speed technology for storage networking, trunking between the SAN facing ports and external HP StorageWorks B-series switches provides a higher bandwidth solution. External facing ports auto-sense lower bandwidth components for flexibility and investment protection. Previously, deployments using Fiber Channel-based high-speed storage networks connected servers to the network through ports on stand-alone switches external to the BladeSystem. Now IT managers have the ability to consolidate multiple HP servers, Fiber Channel switches, and Ethernet switches into a single platform for connectivity to the networked infrastructure at a lower cost than ever before. Multiple switches coupled with dual-redundant server connections ensure a highly available solution. This integration of technology results in space and cost savings due to a reduction of physical components, significant simplification of the SAN environment, outstanding performance, and easier deployment.Providing the best value and performance-enhancing features in a 12- to 24-port embedded SAN switch with the option to scale to larger fabrics on a "pay-as-you-grow" basis, the Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch enables increased productivity and substantial cost savings-from capital and operating expenses to overall management - benefiting organizations with limited dedicated IT staff.

The Specs

Type of Switch Fibre Channel Switch
Additional Specifications
Product Line Brocade
Management SNMP
Fabric Support U_Port
normalized-Weight 15.87
Fiber Channel Port Type U_Port
Management Port Yes
Slot Details 2 x SFP Enabled
Number of Fiber Channel Ports 12
Brand Name HP
Number of SFP Slots 2
Interfaces/Ports Details 4 x Fabric - Installed
Manageable Yes
Quick Glance
Weight 15.87 oz
Dimensions 11" Height x 1.13" Width x 7.63" Depth
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