Key Features of the 8 Port Plug-In Module
The AJ865A HP Storageworks 3GB SAS Switch 8 Ports Plug-In Module is a high-performance storage switch that provides data transfer rates of up to 3 Gb/s per port. Some of the key features of this plug-in module include:
8 external SAS ports: The switch features 8 external SAS ports that allow for the connection of multiple storage devices to the host system.
Plug-and-play installation: The switch can be easily installed in a HP StorageWorks MDS600 or MDS9000 modular smart array enclosure and does not require any additional software or drivers.
High-performance data transfer: The switch supports data transfer rates of up to 3 Gb/s per port, providing fast and efficient data transfer for large storage environments.
Scalable architecture: The switch can be easily expanded by adding additional plug-in modules to increase the number of ports.
Compatibility: The switch is compatible with other HP StorageWorks products, including MSA2000 and MSA1000 storage arrays, providing a seamless integration into existing storage environments.
Remote management: The switch can be managed remotely using HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software, which provides a centralized management console for monitoring and managing the switch.
Redundancy: The switch is designed with redundant power and cooling to ensure high availability and reliability.
Easy Monitoring: The switch provides LED indicators for power, activity, and link status of each port, allowing for easy monitoring of the switch's status.
Benefits of using the AJ865A in a Data Center Environment
There are several benefits to using the AJ865A HP Storageworks 3GB SAS Switch 8 Ports Plug-In Module in a data center environment:
High Performance: With data transfer rates of up to 3 Gb/s per port, the switch is able to handle large amounts of data and provide fast data transfer speeds, which can improve the overall performance of the data center.
Scalability: The switch can be easily expanded by adding additional plug-in modules, allowing for the addition of more storage devices as the data center grows.
Compatibility: The switch is compatible with other HP StorageWorks products, which can simplify the integration of the switch into existing data center environments.
Remote Management: The switch can be managed remotely using HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software, which allows for monitoring and managing the switch from a centralized location.
Reliability: The switch is designed with redundant power and cooling to ensure high availability and reliability of the data center.
Easy Monitoring: The switch provides LED indicators for power, activity, and link status of each port, allowing for easy monitoring of the switch's status, which can help to identify and resolve issues quickly.
Cost-effective: By using AJ865A, you can increase your storage capacity without much investment and it can save you money in the long run.
Easy to use: AJ865A is easy to install and configure which can save you time and resources in your data center.
Energy efficient: The switch is designed to be energy efficient, which can help to reduce the overall power consumption and costs of the data center.
Configuration and Setup of the AJ865A
The configuration and setup of the AJ865A HP Storageworks 3GB SAS Switch 8 Ports Plug-In Module involves a few simple steps:
Install the switch: The switch can be easily installed in a HP StorageWorks MDS600 or MDS9000 modular smart array enclosure. It is a plug-in module so it will just need to plug it into the enclosure.
Connect the storage devices: Use SAS cables to connect the storage devices to the switch's external SAS ports.
Power on the switch: Once the switch is installed and the storage devices are connected, power on the switch.
Configure the switch: The switch can be configured using the HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software, which provides a centralized management console for monitoring and managing the switch. This software can be used to configure the switch's settings, such as the number of ports, data transfer rate, and more.
Initialize the storage devices: Once the switch is configured, the storage devices connected to it will need to be initialized. This can be done using the HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software.
Assign the storage devices: Once the storage devices are initialized, they will need to be assigned to the appropriate host systems. This can also be done using the HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software.
Monitor the switch: The switch provides LED indicators for power, activity, and link status of each port, allowing for easy monitoring of the switch's status.
It's worth noting that the switch can be managed remotely using HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software, which allows for monitoring and managing the switch from a centralized location. Also, it is recommended to read the user manual or consult with HP technical support to ensure proper configuration and setup of the switch.
General Information about the HP AJ865A
- Manufacturer: HP
- Part Number or SKU# AJ865A
- Type: Networking
- Interface Type: Switch 8 Ports
- Ports Qty : 8
- Enclosure Type : Plug-In Module
- Connectivity Technology : Wired
- Status Indicators : Link Activity
- Processor: X Freescale : 400 Mhz
- Power Consumption Operational: 40 Watt
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces: 8 X Storage - Serial Ata-150 / Sas 16 X Storage - Serial Attached Scsi
- Compatible Slots: 1 X Expansion Slot
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