571956-B21 HP Switch 24 Ports
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HPE 571956-B21 Virtual Connect Flexfabric Switch 10GBPS Bulk

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571956-B21 Virtual Connect Flexfabric 1 X Expansion Slot 10 Gigabytes(GB) 16 X 10GB Ethernet (Backplane) + 4 X 10GB Ethernet/8GB Fibre Channel Small form-factor pluggable Plug-In Module 24 Ports Module Switch | Made by HPE | New Bulk Pack
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Definition of the Flexfabric Switch

In the fast-evolving landscape of networking and data management, the HPE 571956-B21 Virtual Connect Switch FlexFabric emerges as a formidable player, promising enhanced connectivity, scalability, and efficiency for enterprises. This in-depth guide will explore the key features, benefits, and technical specifications of this cutting-edge networking solution, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of its capabilities.

Understanding the Basics: HPE 571956-B21

The HPE 571956-B21 is a Virtual Connect FlexFabric module designed to optimize network performance and streamline connectivity within data centers. This expansion slot module offers a powerful combination of 10 Gigabytes (GB) and 16 X 10GB Ethernet ports on the backplane, along with an additional 4 X 10GB Ethernet/8GB Fibre Channel Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports. With a total of 24 ports, this module represents a versatile and high-capacity networking solution.

Key Features
  • Expansion Slot Flexibility: The Virtual Connect FlexFabric module boasts a 1 X expansion slot, providing enterprises with the flexibility to scale their network infrastructure according to evolving demands. This adaptability is crucial in dynamic business environments where rapid growth and changing requirements are the norm.
  • High-Speed Connectivity: With 16 X 10GB Ethernet ports on the backplane, the HPE 571956-B21 ensures high-speed data transfer within the data center. This is particularly advantageous for data-intensive applications and scenarios where low latency is paramount.
  • Hybrid Connectivity Options: The inclusion of 4 X 10GB Ethernet/8GB Fibre Channel SFP+ ports expands the module's utility by supporting both Ethernet and Fibre Channel connections. This hybrid capability accommodates diverse networking needs and facilitates seamless integration with existing infrastructure.
  • Compact Design: The Small Form-Factor plugable (SFP+) design of the module enhances its efficiency and space utilization. This compact form factor is especially valuable in data centers where optimizing rack space is essential.
Technical Specifications

To delve deeper into the capabilities of the HPE 571956-B21, let's break down its technical specifications:

  • 16 X 10GB Ethernet (Backplane)
  • 4 X 10GB Ethernet/8GB Fibre Channel SFP+
Form Factor
  • Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+)
Expansion Slot
  • 1 X Expansion Slot
Total Ports
  • 24 Ports
Switching Capacity
  • The module offers robust switching capacity to handle high volumes of data traffic efficiently.
Benefits of HPE 571956-B21 Virtual Connect FlexFabric
  • Enhanced Scalability: The 1 X expansion slot and versatile port configurations empower enterprises to scale their network infrastructure seamlessly as their business grows. This scalability is essential for adapting to evolving demands and ensuring optimal performance.
  • Versatility in Connectivity: The module's hybrid design, combining Ethernet and Fibre Channel ports, provides a versatile solution for diverse networking requirements. This versatility simplifies integration with existing networks and accommodates various connectivity needs within the data center.
  • High-Speed Data Transfer: With 16 X 10GB Ethernet ports on the backplane, the HPE 571956-B21 excels in high-speed data transfer. This is crucial for applications that demand rapid data processing and minimal latency, contributing to overall system efficiency.
  • Space Optimization: The Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) design of the module enhances space utilization in data center racks. This compact form factor is particularly advantageous in environments where every inch of space matters.
  • Efficient Management: The Virtual Connect FlexFabric module is designed to integrate seamlessly with HPE's management solutions, providing administrators with efficient tools for monitoring and managing the network. This contributes to simplified network administration and troubleshooting.
Use Cases

The HPE 571956-B21 Virtual Connect FlexFabric finds applications across a spectrum of scenarios within enterprise environments:

Data Centers
  • The module is tailored for data center environments where high-speed, scalable, and flexible networking solutions are paramount. Its capacity for rapid data transfer and hybrid connectivity options make it a valuable asset in data-intensive operations.
Cloud Infrastructure
  • In cloud computing environments, where agility and scalability are critical, the HPE 571956-B21 plays a pivotal role. Its expansion slot flexibility and high-speed connectivity align with the demands of dynamic cloud architectures.
Virtualization Platforms
  • Virtualized environments benefit from the module's versatility and scalability. Whether supporting virtual machines or containers, the Virtual Connect FlexFabric module ensures reliable and efficient connectivity.
Storage Networks
  • The inclusion of Fibre Channel ports makes this module suitable for storage networks, providing a seamless integration of storage and networking within the same infrastructure.
Virtualization and Cloud Integration Capabilities
  • The HPE Virtual Connect Flexfabric 10GBPS Ethernet 24 Ports Module Switch (part number 571956-B21) is a high-performance networking device designed to support virtualization and cloud integration in data center environments.
  • This switch is designed to provide a flexible and scalable solution for connecting servers and storage devices to a network. It uses a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) interface to provide high-speed data transfer and low latency. The switch has 24 ports, allowing for a large number of devices to be connected.
  • One of the key features of this switch is its virtualization and cloud integration capabilities. It supports virtualization technologies such as VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, allowing for the creation of virtual networks and the ability to manage virtual resources from a central location. It also supports cloud integration, allowing for seamless integration with public and private cloud environments.
  • This switch also includes advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and security capabilities. QoS allows for the prioritization of different types of network traffic, ensuring that critical applications and services receive the necessary bandwidth. Security features include support for advanced protocols such as Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to protect against unauthorized access and data breaches.
Network Management and Control Options
  • 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 centers and other enterprise environments. It is designed to provide fast and reliable connectivity for virtualized environments, allowing for easy management and control of virtual machines and other network resources.
  • The switch features 24 10GBPS Ethernet ports, which can be used to connect servers, storage devices, and other network components. It also includes a variety of network management and control options, such as VLAN tagging and Quality of Service (QoS) controls, which allow administrators to segment and prioritize network traffic as needed.
  • In addition to its hardware capabilities, the 571956-B21 also includes advanced software features such as Virtual Connect FlexFabric, which allows for easy virtual machine and network resource management, and Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager, which provides centralized management and control of multiple Virtual Connect FlexFabric switches.
Scalability and Expandability of the Switch
  • The HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10GBPS Ethernet 24 Ports Module Switch (571956-B21) is a highly scalable and expandable network switch. It is designed to support virtualization and cloud environments and can be easily integrated into existing data centers.
  • One of the key features of this switch is its scalability. It can support up to 24 ports, allowing for a large number of devices to be connected to the network. Additionally, the switch supports 10GBPS Ethernet, providing a high-speed connection for all connected devices.
  • The switch also has expandability features, allowing for the addition of additional modules as the network grows. This allows for the switch to easily adapt to changing network requirements, and to accommodate new devices and applications.
  • Another important feature is its support for virtualization and cloud environments. The switch is compatible with virtualized environments and can be used to create virtual networks within a data center. This allows for increased flexibility and efficiency in managing network resources.
Specification about this HPE Flexfabric Module
  • Brand: HP
  • Part Number or SKU# 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 Siz: 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: SNMPp 1, SNMPp 2, Http, Https, Cli
  • Encryption Algorithm : SSL
  • Status Indicators: Port Status, Link Activity, LinkOKk, Module Locator
Expansion / Connectivity
  • Interface: 16 X 10GB Ethernet - Backplane 4 X 10GB Ethernet / 8GB Fibre Channel - Sfp+ 4 X 10GB Ethernet - Sfp+

In short, the HPE 571956-B21 Virtual Connect FlexFabric module stands as a testament to HPE's commitment to delivering cutting-edge networking solutions. With its blend of scalability, versatility, and high-speed connectivity, this module addresses the evolving needs of modern data centers and enterprises. As organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, the Virtual Connect FlexFabric module emerges as a valuable asset, empowering them to build robust and efficient network infrastructures.

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