Overview of the HPE Virtual Connect Flexfabric Switch
The HPE Virtual Connect Flexfabric 10GBPS Ethernet 24 Ports Module Switch (part number 571956-B21) is a high-performance network switch designed for use in data center environments. The switch is a module that can be installed in HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 and FlexFabric-20/40 F8 modules.
The switch has 24 10GBPS Ethernet ports that can be used to connect servers, storage devices, and other network devices. The switch supports both Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI protocols, making it suitable for use in converged network environments.
The switch also supports virtualization, allowing for the creation of multiple virtual switches on a single physical switch. This allows for greater flexibility and scalability in the data center environment.
In addition, the switch has built-in security features, such as Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, to help protect against potential threats and ensure optimal performance.
Features and Benefits
The HPE Virtual Connect Flexfabric 10GBPS Ethernet 24 Ports Module Switch (571956-B21) is a high-performance networking device that allows for the efficient management and deployment of virtualized environments. Some of its key features and benefits include:
- Virtual Connect technology: This allows for the virtualization of the network infrastructure, enabling easy provisioning and management of virtual servers and workloads.
- 10 Gbps Ethernet ports: These high-speed ports allow for faster data transfer and improved network performance, making it ideal for use in data centers and other high-demand environments.
- 24 ports: The switch has 24 ports, providing ample connectivity options for a variety of devices and applications.
- Flexible deployment options: The switch can be used in a variety of topologies, including blade server environments and traditional rack-mount deployments.
- Energy efficient: The switch is designed to be energy efficient, helping to reduce operating costs and minimize environmental impact.
- Easy management: The switch can be managed and configured through a web-based interface, making it easy to set up and maintain.
Flexibility of the 24 Port Configuration
The HPE Virtual Connect Flexfabric 10GBPS Ethernet 24 Ports Module Switch, also known as the 571956-B21, is a flexible and versatile networking solution for data centers. The module offers 24 ports that can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the specific needs of your organization.
One of the key features of the module is its ability to provide 10 Gbps Ethernet connectivity, which allows for high-speed data transfer and improved performance. Additionally, the module supports virtualization technologies, such as VMware and Hyper-V, which allows for efficient use of resources and easy management of virtual machines.
The 24 ports on the module can be configured in a variety of ways to suit different needs. For example, the ports can be configured as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports, which allows for the consolidation of data and storage networks. Additionally, the ports can be configured as iSCSI ports, which allows for the use of low-cost IP storage solutions.
Another advantage of the module is its ability to provide flexibility in terms of topology. The module supports a variety of topologies, including fabric and VLAN-based topologies, which allows for easy scaling and management of the network.
Key Features 571956-B21 HP Virtual Connect Flexfabric
- Brand: HP
- Part Number: 571956-B21
- Type: Networking
- Sub-Type: Switch - 24 Ports
- Enclosure Type : Plug-In Module
- Compatible Slots : 1 X Expansion Slot
- Ports : 16 X 10GB Ethernet (Backplane) + 4 X 10GB Ethernet/8gb Fibre Channel Sfp+ + 4 X 10GB Ethernet Sfp+
- Mac Address Table Size : 8k Entries
- Fibre Channel : Fc-Al, Fc-Al-2, Fc-Fg, Fc-Fla, Fc-Gs, Fc-Gs-2, Fc-Gs-3, Fc-Ph, Fc-Ph-2, Fc-Ph-3, Fc-Vi
- Routing Protocol : Igmpv2, Igmp
- Remote Management Protocol : Snmp 1, Snmp 2, Http, Https, Cli
- Encryption Algorithm : SSL
- Status Indicators : Port Status, Link Activity, Link Ok, Module Locator
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 16 X 10GB Ethernet - Backplane 4 X 10GB Ethernet / 8GB Fibre Channel - Sfp+ 4 X 10GB Ethernet - Sfp+
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Different Types of Switches
Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).
The unmanaged switches offer fixed configurations on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.
The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.
The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.
Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.
Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.
Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.
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