HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module for c-Class BladeSystem 691367-B21 699350-001

HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module for c-Class BladeSystem 691367-B21 699350-001

£2,496.00 (inc VAT) £2,080.00 (exc VAT)
691367-B21 699350-001
  • Product Description

    View the refurbished HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module for c-Class BladeSystem 691367-B21 699350-001 Quickspecs here

    HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Modules are the simplest, most flexible way to connect virtualized server blades to data or storage networks. VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 modules eliminate up to 95% of network sprawl at the server edge with one device that converges traffic inside enclosures and directly connects to external LANs and SANs. Using Flex-10 and Flex-20 technology with Fibre Channel over Ethernet and accelerated iSCSI, these modules converge traffic over high-speed 10Gb/20Gb connections to servers with HPE FlexFabric Adapters. Each redundant pair of Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules provide eight adjustable downlink connections ( six Ethernet and two Fibre Channel, or six Ethernet and two iSCSI or eight Ethernet) to dual-port 10Gb/20Gb FlexFabric Adapters on each server. Up to twelve uplinks with eight Flexport and four QSFP+ interfaces, without splitter cables, are available for connection to upstream Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches. Including splitter cables up to 24 uplinks are available for connection to upstream Ethernet and Fibre Channel. VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 modules 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 or weeks.

    • HPE ProLiant and Integrity server blades with their supported Ethernet adapters and the following server blades with supported FlexFabric (integrated or mezzanine) and Flex-10 based Ethernet Adapters.

    • HPE ProLiant and Integrity Server Blades: HPE Integrity BL860c i2 Server Blade, HPE Integrity BL860c i4 Server Blade, HPE Integrity BL870c i2 Server Blade, HPE Integrity BL870c i4 Server Blade, HPE Integrity BL890c i2 Server Blade, HPE Integrity BL890c i4 Server Blade, HPE ProLiant BL280c G6 Server Series, HPE ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Server Blade, HPE ProLiant BL460c G6 Server Series, HPE ProLiant BL460c G7 Server Series, HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server Blade, HPE ProLiant WS460C Gen8 Workstation Blade, HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade, HPE ProLiant BL465c G7 Server Series, HPE ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade, HPE ProLiant BL490c G7 Server Series, HPE ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Series, HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade, HPE ProLiant BL680c G7 Server Series, HPE ProLiant BL685c G7 Server Series. 

    • Performance: 16 x 10/20Gb Ethernet downlinks to server blade NICs and FlexFabric Adapters, Each 10/20Gb downlink supports up to 3 FlexNICs and 1 FlexHBA or 4 FlexNICs, Each FlexHBA can be configured to transport either Fiber Channel over Ethernet/CEE or Accelerated iSCSI protocol. Each FlexNIC and FlexHBA is recognized by the server as a PCIe physical function device with adjustable speeds from 100Mb to 20Gb in 100Mb increments when connected to a 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter or any Flex-10/20 NIC and from 1Gb to 20Gb in 100Mb increments when connected to a Dual-Port FlexFabric 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter or Dual-Port FlexFabric 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter, 8xSFP+ external uplink ports configurable as either 1/10Gb Ethernet or 2/4/8Gb auto-negotiating Fibre Channel connections to external LAN or SAN switches, 4xQSFP+ external uplink ports configurable as 1x40Gb or 4x10Gb Ethernet connected to external LAN switches, Extended list of direct attach copper cable connections supported, 2 x 20Gb dedicated internal cross connects for redundancy and stacking, HBA aggregation on FC configured uplink ports using ANSI T11 standards-based N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) technology, Allows up to 255 virtual machines running on the same physical server to access separate storage resources, Low latency (1.0 µs Ethernet ports and 1.8 µs Enet/Fibre Channel ports) throughput provides switch-like performance. Line-rate, full-duplex 1.2 Tbps bridging fabric, MTU up to 9216 Bytes - Jumbo Frames, Supports up to 128K L2 MAC entries, VLAN Tagging, Pass-Thru and Link Aggregation supported on all uplinks, In tunneled VLAN mode, up to 4,096 networks are supported per network uplink and server downlink. In mapped VLAN mode, up to 1,000 networks are supported on network uplinks per Shared Uplink Set, domain or module and on server downlinks up to 162 networks are supported per 10/20Gb physical port. Stack multiple Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules with other VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Modules across up to 4 BladeSystem enclosures allowing any server Ethernet port to connect to any Ethernet uplink. 

    • Management: Integrated Virtual Connect Manager included with every module, providing out-of-the-box, secure HTTP and scriptable CLI interfaces for individual Virtual Connect domain configuration and management. Pre-configure server I/O configurations prior to server installation for easy deployment, Move, add, or change server network connections on the fly without impacting LAN and SAN administrator, Monitoring and management via industry standard SNMP v.1, v.2 and v.3, Supported by Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) v7.3.2 and higher for centralized connection and workload management for hundreds of Virtual Connect domains. CLI commands provide access to essential system status, resource utilization, MAC forwarding tables, interfaces, and throughput to assist datacenter network troubleshooting, Displays Fibre Channel and Ethernet port statistics via the VCM CLI, GUI and SNMP interfaces, Port Mirroring on any uplink provides network troubleshooting support with Network Analyzers, IGMP Snooping optimizes network traffic and reduces bandwidth for multicast applications such as streaming applications, LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+ compatible role based authentication, authorization and accounting, Recognizes and directs Server-Side VLAN tags, Network access groups prevent enabling specific network combinations in the same server profile, Provisioned storage resource is associated directly to a specific virtual machine - even if the virtual server is re-allocated within the BladeSystem, Server-side NPIV removes storage management constraint of a single physical HBA on a server blade Does not add to SAN switch domains or require traditional SAN management, Centralized configuration of boot from iSCSI or Fibre Channel network storage via Virtual Connect Manager GUI and CLI, Remotely update Virtual Connect firmware on multiple modules using Virtual Connect Support Utility 1.11.0 or greater, CLI auto-filling with TAB key, GUI and CLI session timeout for security, QoS configurable based on DOT1P and DSCP, Configurable filtering of multicast traffic, sFlow Monitoring. 

    • Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM), provides a central console for multiple VC domains, Optional HPE 10Gb SFP+ SR, LR, and LRM modules and 10Gb SFP+ Copper cables in 0.5m, 1m, 3m, 5m, and 7m lengths, Optional HPE 40Gb QSFP+SR, SR 300M and LR modules, 40Gb SFP+ DAC and AOC cables, 40Gb DAC splitter cables and QSFP+ to SFP+ adapter, Optional HPE 8 Gb SFP+ and 4 Gb SFP optical transceivers, Supports all Ethernet-NICs, Flex-10 NICs and FlexFabric adapters for BladeSystem c-Class server blades (Supported functionality defined by each adapter) Supports use with other VC modules within the same enclosure (VC Flex-10/10D and Flex-10 Ethernet Module, VC 4 and 8Gb Fibre Channel Modules).

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