HPE AM868A Networking Switch 16 Port
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Why AM868A HPE StorageWorks 8/24 16 Ports SAN Refurbished is the best?

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AM868A HPE StorageWorks 8/24 16 Ports SAN Switch | Refurbished

Interface Types of This Product: Switch 16 Port

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We are giving specifications below, why one should consider procuring HPE 16 Port Switch Networking features, a general overview, description, performance specification, relevant images, a competitive price infographic, and technical information about the AM868A model with compatibility.

Advanced Network Management

The HPE StorageWorks 8/24 SAN Switch Advanced Network Management (AM868A) is a 16-port Fibre Channel switch designed for storage area network (SAN) environments. It offers advanced network management features and connectivity options to simplify SAN deployment and maintenance. The switch supports 8 Gbps Fibre Channel and 24 ports, providing high-speed data transfer and increased connectivity to storage devices. The advanced network management features allow for easy configuration and monitoring of the SAN, making it a cost-effective and efficient solution for modern data center needs.

Performance and Scalability

The AM868A HPE StorageWorks 8/24 16 Ports SAN Switch is a Fibre Channel switch that offers performance and scalability for enterprise storage networks. It is designed for high-performance storage area network (SAN) environments and provides up to 8 Gbps per port for fast data transfer.

With 16 ports, the AM868A switch can support a large number of devices and provide high-speed connectivity for multiple servers and storage arrays. The switch is also scalable, which means that it can be easily expanded as the storage network grows. This helps to ensure that the storage network is always able to meet the performance requirements of the business.

In addition to its performance and scalability, the AM868A switch also provides robust data protection features, such as redundant power supplies and fan modules, which help to minimize downtime and ensure the reliability of the storage network. The switch also supports advanced management features, such as automatic failover, which helps to minimize downtime and ensure that the storage network is always available to users.

Data Protection and Security

AM868A HPE StorageWorks 8/24 16 Ports SAN Switch is a data protection and security device that helps ensure the security and reliability of data in storage area networks (SANs). This switch provides a high-performance and flexible infrastructure for storage networks by allowing multiple servers and storage devices to communicate with each other, thereby reducing the risk of data loss or corruption.

The 16 ports allow for the connection of multiple servers and storage devices, and the switch supports 8 Gbps Fibre Channel and 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports. This allows for fast and reliable data transfers between devices.

The data protection and security features of the AM868A HPE StorageWorks 8/24 16 Ports SAN Switch include:

  • Encryption: Data transmitted over the switch can be encrypted, ensuring that sensitive information remains secure and protected.
  • Authentication: The switch supports authentication protocols, such as RADIUS and TACACS, to help prevent unauthorized access to the network.
  • Access control: The switch allows for the creation of user groups and access permissions, making it easier to control who has access to sensitive data.
  • Logging: The switch provides detailed logs of all activity on the network, making it easier to identify potential security threats and respond to them quickly.
  • Disaster recovery: The switch supports disaster recovery features, such as automatic failover, which helps to minimize downtime and ensure that data is protected in the event of a hardware failure.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number: AM868A
  • Type: Networking
  • Sub-Type: 16 Port
  • Device Type : Switch
  • Enclosure Type : Rack-Mountable - 1u


  • Data Transfer Rate : 8.5 GBPS
  • Data Link Protocol : 8 GB Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel : Fc-Al, Fc-Al-2, Fc-Fg, Fc-Fla, Fc-Gs-2, Fc-Ph, Fc-Ph-2, Fc-Ph-3, Fc-Plda, Fc-Sw, Fc-Vi
  • Remote Management Protocol : Snmp, Telnet, HTTP
  • Connectivity Technology : Wired
  • Communication Mode : Full-Duplex
Expansion / Connectivity
  • Expansion Slots Total (Free) : 16 ( 16 ) X Sfp (Mini-Gbic)
  • Interfaces :
  • 1 X Management - Ethernet 10base-T/100base-Tx - Rj-45
  • 1 X Management - Rs-232 - 9 Pin D-Sub (Db-9)
  • Power Device : Power Supply - Internal
  • Voltage Required : AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

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.

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).

Unmanaged Switches

The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration 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.

Managed Switches

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

Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those of 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

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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