HP AK858C Networking Switch 16-Port
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AK858C HP DC San Director Switch 16-Port 8GB Fibre Channel Refurbished

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Short Description:
AK858C HP DC San Director Switch 16-Port 8GB Fibre Channel Blade Option | Refurbished
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days
Advanced Management and Monitoring Capabilities

The AK858C HP DC San Director is a 16-port 8GB Fibre Channel blade option switch designed for data center environments. It provides advanced management and monitoring capabilities, including:

  • Advanced Management: The AK858C features a web-based GUI and CLI for easy management, as well as support for SNMP, Telnet, and SSH for remote management.
  • Comprehensive Monitoring: The switch provides real-time monitoring of key performance metrics such as port utilization, link state, and error conditions, allowing administrators to quickly identify and resolve issues.
  • Security Features: The AK858C includes security features such as access control lists (ACLs), secure shell (SSH) protocol, and support for secure copy (SCP) to help protect data and prevent unauthorized access.
  • High Availability: The switch supports redundant power supplies, fans, and fabric modules, ensuring high availability and minimal downtime in case of component failure.
  • Scalability: The AK858C supports dynamic, NPIV-based zoning, allowing administrators to add, modify, or remove devices in the SAN environment without disrupting existing connections.
Easy Integration with Existing Network Infrastructure

The AK858C HP DC San Director 16-Port 8GB Fibre Channel Blade Option Switch is designed to easily integrate into an existing network infrastructure. This switch is equipped with 8GB Fibre Channel ports that are compatible with most existing Fibre Channel infrastructure, allowing for seamless integration without the need for additional equipment or modifications.

Additionally, the AK858C switch supports standard Fibre Channel protocols, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of storage systems and devices. This means that organizations can continue to use their existing storage arrays and devices, reducing the need for costly upgrades or replacements.

The switch also supports common management protocols, such as SNMP and SMI-S, making it easy to manage and monitor from a centralized management platform. This helps to reduce the time and effort required to manage the switch, freeing up valuable IT resources for other tasks.

In conclusion, the AK858C HP DC San Director 16-Port 8GB Fibre Channel Blade Option Switch is designed to be an easy and seamless addition to an existing network infrastructure, allowing organizations to take advantage of high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity without the need for extensive modifications or upgrades.

Power Efficiency and Energy Savings

The AK858C HP DC San Director 16-Port 8GB Fibre Channel Blade Option Switch is designed to offer high power efficiency and energy savings. This is achieved through a number of features and technologies built into the switch.

  • Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE): This technology allows the switch to dynamically adjust its power consumption based on the traffic load. During low-traffic periods, the switch reduces its power consumption, which helps to lower energy costs.
  • Low-Power Mode: The switch has a low-power mode that reduces its power consumption to a minimum when it is not in use. This helps to save energy and reduce costs.
  • Power Supply Redundancy: The switch has redundant power supplies that can be used to ensure continuous operation in the event of a failure. This helps to reduce the risk of downtime and increase the overall reliability of the system.
  • Cooling System: The switch has a highly efficient cooling system that helps to reduce the amount of power required to cool the system. This helps to reduce energy costs and increase the efficiency of the switch.
  • Advanced Management Features: The switch has advanced management features that allow administrators to monitor and control the power consumption of the switch. This helps to ensure that the switch is operating at optimal efficiency and to identify areas where energy savings can be made.

Overall, the AK858C HP DC San Director Switch is an ideal choice for modern data center environments that require superior connectivity, scalability, and reliability. With its high-performance Fibre Channel Blade option, exceptional scalability, and flexibility, this switch provides a solid foundation for building a high-performing and reliable data center network. Its hot-swappable components, redundant power supplies, and fans ensure that your data center remains operational even in the event of component failure, making it an ideal choice for mission-critical environments.

General Information about the HP AK858C
  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Part Number or SKU# AK858C
  • Type: Networking
  • Switch-Type:16 Ports
Technical Information
  • Ports: 16 x 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports
  • Scalability: Up to 512 ports per director, 8 directors per fabric
  • Performance: Up to 192 Gbps full-duplex non-blocking bandwidth per blade
  • Form factor: Blade option for the HP DC SAN Director Switch
  • Management: Web-based GUI, SNMP, and command line interface (CLI)
  • Power: Dual-redundant, hot-swappable power supplies
  • Fans: Dual-redundant, hot-swappable fans
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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