HP AG638B Fibre Channel Enclosure Storage Works Smart Array
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AG638B HP StorageWorks External M6412 12-Bay 4GBPS Fibre Refurbished

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Short Description:
AG638B StorageWorks External M6412 12-Bay Gigabits Per Second (4GBPS) Fibre Channel Dual Bus Drive Enclosure | Made by HP | Refurbished
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Security and encryption features

The AG638B HP StorageWorks External M6412 12-Bay 4GBPS Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure offers several security and encryption features to protect your data. Some of these include:

  • Data Encryption: The enclosure supports hardware-based data encryption, which encrypts data at rest and in transit. This ensures that data stored on the drives is protected from unauthorized access.
  • SAN security: The enclosure supports SAN security features such as zoning and LUN masking, which allow you to control which hosts have access to which drives.
  • Authentication: The enclosure supports authentication methods such as CHAP and RADIUS, which allows you to control access to the enclosure based on user credentials.
  • Access control: The enclosure supports access control methods such as role-based access control (RBAC) and access control lists (ACLs), which allow you to control access to the enclosure based on user roles and permissions.
  • Secure boot: The enclosure comes with secure boot feature that ensures that the firmware is authentic and has not been tampered with.
  • Secure firmware updates: The enclosure allows you to perform firmware updates securely to prevent unauthorized access or tampering.
  • Compliance: The enclosure is designed to meet a variety of security and regulatory compliance standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, and SOX.
  • Audit logging: The enclosure logs various activities such as user login, configuration changes, and errors which helps to track the security-related events.

It's important to note that these features are subject to the capability of the firmware version, and the actual availability of these features may vary depending on the firmware version and the configuration of the enclosure.

Performance and scalability

The AG638B HP StorageWorks External M6412 12-Bay 4GBPS Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure offers several performance and scalability features to support your growing storage needs. Some of these include:

  • High-speed connectivity: The enclosure supports 4 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity, which provides fast data transfer speeds to ensure that your applications perform well.
  • Large storage capacity: The enclosure supports 12 SAS or SATA drives, which provides a large storage capacity to store large amounts of data.
  • RAID support: The enclosure supports RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0, and 5, which allows you to balance performance and data protection based on your needs.
  • Online capacity expansion: The enclosure supports online capacity expansion, which allows you to add drives to the enclosure without having to take it offline.
  • Online RAID level migration: The enclosure supports online RAID level migration, which allows you to change the RAID level of a drive array without having to take it offline.
  • Hot-swappable drives: The enclosure supports hot-swappable drives, which allows you to replace drives without having to power down the enclosure.
  • Multiple paths: The enclosure supports multiple paths, which allows you to connect multiple hosts to the enclosure to increase the performance and reliability of the storage.
  • Load balancing: The enclosure supports load balancing, which allows you to distribute the load across multiple drives to improve performance.
  • Automatic failover: The enclosure supports automatic failover, which allows the enclosure to continue to operate even if one of the drives or power supplies fails.
  • Scalability: The AG638B HP StorageWorks External M6412 12-Bay 4GBPS Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure supports different scalability options like storage expansion and upgrade with compatible HP storage arrays.

It's important to note that the actual performance of the enclosure will depend on various factors such as the number of drives, RAID configuration, and the workload.

Installation and setup instructions

Installing and setting up the AG638B HP StorageWorks External M6412 12-Bay 4GBPS Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure involves several steps. Here are some general guidelines for the process:

  • Unpack the enclosure and check that all the components are included. The enclosure should come with the drive enclosure, power supplies, cooling fans, and an installation guide.
  • Position the enclosure in the rack and secure it using the rack-mounting hardware provided.
  • Connect the power cords to the power supplies and plug them into an electrical outlet.
  • Connect the Fibre Channel cables to the hosts and the enclosure. Make sure that the cables are securely connected to the ports.
  • Power on the enclosure by turning on the power switches on the power supplies.
  • Install the drivers and software on the host computers. The drivers and software can be obtained from the HP website or from the HP support.
  • Configure the hosts to recognize the enclosure. This can usually be done by using the host's storage management software or BIOS settings.
  • Install the hard drives into the enclosure. Make sure that the hard drives are securely installed into the drive bays.
  • Configure the RAID settings on the enclosure. This can usually be done by using the enclosure's management software or web interface.
  • Format and partition the hard drives. This can usually be done by using the host's storage management software or the operating system's disk management utility.

It's important to consult the manufacturer's instruction manual for the specific instructions for the AG638B HP StorageWorks External M6412 12-Bay 4GBPS Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure, as the instructions may vary depending on the firmware version, the connected host operating system, and the storage management software. Also be aware of the safety precautions when working with electrical equipment.

General Information AG638B HP

  • Device type : storage enclosure
  • Enclosure type : rack-mountable - 2U

Cabinet (CHASSIS)

  • Installed devices / modules qty : 0
  • Supported devices / modules qty : 12

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Expansion bays total (free) : 12 ( 12 ) x hot-swap

Power AG638B

  • Power device : 2 x power supply - hot-plug / redundant - plug-in module
  • Max supported qty : 2
  • Power redundancy : yes
  • Power redundancy scheme : 1+1

Dimension & Weight

  • Width : 17.6 in
  • Depth : 23.7 in
  • Height: 3.5 in
  • Weight: 75 lbs

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Storageworks Modular Smart Array

In today's interconnected world, technology has to play a significant role. Thus, the powerful asset that brings the enhanced productivity, efficiency, and availability of data at fingertips are every other tech-savvy's needs—one such essential and adaptive infrastructure that safeguards and promotes a business in the storage solution. Hence, ALLHDD has brought you the Storageworks modular smart array, an award-winning solution to storage enclosure problems.

Modular Smart Arrays are Reliable!

Modular Smart Array (MSA) comes in multiple variants, including the MSA 1000, MSA 500, and MSA 30. Each one adapts and grows with your IT platform with the smart array technology. This modular smart array allows the MSA-equipped tech-savvies to "hot add" the drives, servers, and disk enclosures. This way, the industrialists and organizations will have improved storage efficiency and a streamlined approach towards management costs.

How to choose between MSA30, MSA500, and MSA1000?

Considering the StorageWorks modular smart array 30 (MSA30), high performance and additional storage problems will be sorted out in no time. MSA30 is an external storage enclosure that not only provides optimized performance, extraordinary scalability, and utmost performance.

MSA 500 (StorageWorks smart array 500) would choose everyone dealing with the industry-leading technology, configuration, and management tools. This standard smart array configuration serves as a 2TB storage solution with the 4-node shared storage and system.

MSA1000 is an entry-level SAN smart array with a fiber channel connection. It can deal with the LAN free backup, node clustering, and more but reduces the overall expenses for servers and storage.

Why Buy From Allhdd?

ALLHDD has brought a wide range of modular smart arrays in the following subcategories to let you choose what you want! Choose the desired MSA from the following list: 2U, Fibre Channel, Rack Mount, Rack Mountable, SAS, SATA, SCSI, SAS-SATA, and Chassis. Find the right option for your needs, order, and enjoy free US ground shipping.


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