HPE 481546-002 16-Ports Switch
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HPE 481546-002 SAN 16-Ports 8GBPS Fibre Channel Director Refurbished

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481546-002 Storage Area Network (SAN) 16-Ports 8 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Fibre Channel Director Switch Module | Made by HPE | Refurbished
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days
Storage Area Network (SAN)

A Storage Area Network (SAN) is a dedicated high-speed network that provides block-level access to data storage. A SAN typically connects servers to storage devices, such as disk arrays, tape libraries, and storage devices like Network-Attached Storage (NAS) systems.

The main benefits of a SAN are:

  • Improved Storage Utilization: SAN allows multiple servers to access and share the same pool of storage devices, improving the utilization and flexibility of storage resources.
  • Increased Performance: SAN provides high-speed, low-latency access to storage devices, which can greatly improve the performance of applications that require fast access to data.
  • Enhanced Availability: SAN supports redundancy and failover capabilities, ensuring that data is always accessible even in the event of a disk or device failure.
  • Centralized Management: SAN enables centralized management of storage resources, making it easier to manage, monitor, and allocate storage resources.
  • Scalability: SAN can be easily expanded to accommodate growing storage requirements, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses with increasing storage needs.
Advanced Network Management

Advanced network management refers to the use of advanced software tools and technologies to manage and monitor a network effectively. These tools provide network administrators with visibility and control over the network, making it easier to manage and maintain network performance, security, and availability.

Some key features of advanced network management include:

  • Network monitoring: The ability to monitor network performance and identify issues before they become critical. This includes real-time monitoring of network devices, traffic, and events.
  • Configuration management: The ability to manage and automate the configuration of network devices, such as switches and routers. This includes the ability to make changes to configurations, backup configurations, and restore configurations in case of failure.
  • Security management: The ability to manage and monitor network security, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). This includes the ability to configure security policies, monitor security events, and respond to security incidents.
  • Asset management: The ability to keep track of network assets, such as devices, licenses, and software versions. This information is critical for network planning, capacity management, and maintenance.
  • Network automation: The ability to automate repetitive tasks, such as provisioning new devices, updating software, and managing configurations. This reduces the workload of network administrators and helps to ensure that tasks are completed consistently and accurately.
Security and Compliance

Security and compliance refer to the measures and practices that are put in place to ensure the protection of sensitive information and data, and to comply with industry regulations and standards.

  • Data protection: This includes measures to secure data, such as encryption, access controls, and backup and disaster recovery procedures. These measures are designed to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information and to protect against data loss or theft.
  • Access control: This involves limiting and monitoring access to sensitive information and systems, to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to sensitive information. This can include using authentication methods, such as passwords and biometric identification, and implementing role-based access controls.
  • Compliance with regulations: Many industries have regulations and standards that organizations must comply with, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for businesses handling credit card transactions and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for healthcare organizations. Compliance with these regulations helps to ensure that sensitive information is protected and that businesses are adhering to industry best practices.
  • Network security: This involves securing the network infrastructure, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other security measures to prevent unauthorized access and protect against network-based attacks.
  • Incident response: This involves having a plan in place to respond to security incidents and breaches, including procedures for investigation, containment, and remediation.
General Information about this HPE 481546-002
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 481546-002
  • Device Type: Switch
Technical Information for HPE 16 Ports Switch
  • Device Type: Switch 16 Ports
  • Enclosure Type: Plug-in Module
  • Subtype: Fibre Channel
  • Ports: 16 X 8GB Fibre Channel
Expansion / Connectivity of HPE Plug-in Module
  • Interfaces: 16 X SFP (Mini-Gbic)
  • Installed Modules Qty (max): 0 (installed) / 16 (max)
  • Compliant Standards: Rohs2
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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.


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