Mds 8/24c Fabric Switch Blade System

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Cisco MDS 8/24c Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class


Aggregate switch bandwidth384 Gb/s; 24-port enabled
AnswerHP Services provides the support for the Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch. Hardware warranty support is 1-1-1 (one-year on-site, normal business hours, next business day response). The hardware warranty covers firmware and embedded non-saleable software. Additional services are available and include Support Plus, Support Plus 24, Pro-active 24, Critical Services and 6-hour CTR (Call To Repair). These services are offered for 1, 3, 4 and 5 years. Installation is not included, but is available as a separately orderable option.
AnswerThe Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class is a co-developed Fibre Channel (FC) switch designed specifically for the HP BladeSystem c-Class. The switch is sold and supported exclusively by HP and HP partners.
AnswerThere are two port-count options for greater flexibility, as well as the option of an upgrade license for lower cost of entry, where needed. The Cisco MDS 8Gb 12-port Fabric Switch offers eight internal ports and four fabric facing ports. The Cisco MDS 8Gb 24-port Fabric Switch offers sixteen internal ports and eight fabric facing ports. The Cisco MDS 8Gb 12-port upgrade license option enables an additional eight internal ports and four fabric facing ports on the 12-port model, for a total of sixteen internal ports and eight fabric facing ports. This option allows customers a low entry cost with a 'pay as you grow' model.
AnswerThis embedded solution offers numerous advantages including a lower cost of deployment, a smaller footprint, and a truly integrated design resulting in better rack space utilization, easy installation, higher levels of availability, lower operational costs, and simplified management.
AnswerYes, there is an increased level of integration between the switch management tools and Onboard Administrator for HP BladeSystem -- the simple, unified, and automated tool for managing the HP BladeSystem c-Class. In addition, basic fault management for the switch is available using HP Systems Insight Manager and HP Storage Essentials modules can be optionally purchased for more advanced server/storage management features.
Availability featuresHot Plug, non-disruptive software upgrades
BladeSystem supportedYes, please reference the QuickSpecs for details
Differentiator24-port switch (16 internal, 8 external), includes (4) 8 Gbps Short Range SFPs
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Encryption capabilityNo
Featured product for smbYes
Form factorEmbedded
HeadlineBroad Management Capabilities
HeadlineOutstanding Performance and Flexibility
HeadlinePowerful Enterprise Features
Ideal forAs the worldwide leader in storage area networks products and solutions, HP Storage delivers the flexible, open, standards-based storage infrastructure solutions to enable your Adaptive Infrastructure.
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Key selling pointDesigned for environments where downtime is not an option. Up to six FC switches are supported in the BladeSystem enclosure. Hot-pluggable design supports non-disruptive upgrades, VSANs for fault isolation, and PortChannels for ISL resiliency.
Key selling pointDynamic and growing businesses require the flexibility to manage their investment wisely. Designed to scale as business needs dictate with the option of a 12-port model and a 12-port upgrade license.
Key selling pointEmploys high speed 8 Gb/s technology for storage networking. N-Port Virtualizer feature uses NPIV technology to eliminate domain count concerns and FlexAttach mode extends the technology to enable servers to be added or moved without impact to the SAN.
Key selling pointIndividual ports can be configured with short or long-range SFP+ optics for connectivity of up to 10 kilometers.
Key selling pointIntegrates the industry's most advanced analysis and debugging tools for proactive diagnostics, verification of connectivity and route latency, and capturing and analyzing traffic.
Key selling pointOffers an extensive security framework to protect highly sensitive data crossing today's enterprise networks.
Key selling pointSimplifies deployment while optimizing core edge fabrics with support for virtual output queuing, flexible buffer credit allocation, PortChannels, Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF), and more.
Key selling pointSimple and consistent with support by the Cisco MDS 9000 family management tools including CLI, Cisco Fabric Manager and a standards-based API supporting SNMP and SMI-S. Also supported by HP unified server and storage management tools.
Key selling pointSupport for up to 32 VSANs per switch that can be zoned as its own fabric enables efficiency, lower cost through shared usage, the flexibility of independent configuration control, and increased security through isolation of devices on the same physical SAN.
Key selling pointThe Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch hot-plugs into the back of the HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure, freeing up rack space. Interconnect internal to the BladeSystem reduces cabling, SFPs and associated costs. Shared power and cooling resources further reduces cost and additional points of failure.
Management featuresCisco MDS 9000 Family Command Line Interface (CLI), Cisco Fabric Manager, Cisco Fabric Manager Server (optional), Cisco Enterprise Package (optional)
Media type technologySmall Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) and Small Form-Factor Pluggable optical transceivers
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)26.67 x 35.71 x 11.43
Models availableFactory-configured 12-port and 24-port models
Number of ports(24) Fibre Channel
Port speed8 Gb/s Fibre Channel
Product classification flagStandard HP Product
Product descriptionCisco MDS 8/24c Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
Product nameCisco MDS 8/24c Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
Product numberAW564A
Protocol supportedFibre Channel
QuestionAre the management tools for the embedded Fabric Switch integrated with HP BladeSystem management tools?
QuestionHow many ports does the Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class have?
QuestionIs support for this switch provided by Cisco or HP?
QuestionIs the Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP