Main Information about this HPE 481548-001
HPE 481548-001 DC SAN Director Switch is a high-performance switch designed to handle the most demanding storage networking applications. This switch provides 48 ports and supports 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel technology. It is a blade option that can be installed in a HPE c-Class BladeSystem enclosure, making it a versatile and easy-to-manage solution for organizations looking to improve their storage networking infrastructure. In this article, we will take a closer look at the features and benefits of the HPE 481548-001 DC SAN Director Switch.
The HPE 481548-001 DC SAN Director Switch is a high-density, high-performance Fibre Channel switch that provides 48 ports of 8 Gb/s connectivity. It is designed to provide reliable and scalable connectivity for storage networks, allowing organizations to easily expand their storage infrastructure as their needs grow.
The switch is built with advanced features such as hot-swappable components, redundant power supplies, and cooling fans to ensure maximum uptime and availability. It also has a modular design that allows for easy upgrades and future-proofing.
The HPE 481548-001 DC SAN Director Switch supports a range of advanced Fibre Channel features such as Virtual SANs (VSANs), Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR), and Quality of Service (QoS). These features allow organizations to create multiple virtual SANs within a single physical fabric, enabling them to partition their storage network and improve performance, security, and manageability.
Another key feature of the HPE 481548-001 DC SAN Director Switch is its ability to support long-distance connectivity through the use of Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) technology. This allows organizations to connect geographically dispersed data centers and storage systems over IP networks, extending the reach of their storage infrastructure and enabling disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities.
The HPE 481548-001 DC SAN Director Switch offers several benefits for organizations looking to improve their storage networking infrastructure. Some of the key benefits include:
- High-performance: With 48 ports of 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity, the switch provides high-bandwidth performance for demanding storage networking applications.
- Scalability: The switch is designed to be scalable and can easily expand to meet the needs of growing organizations.
- Advanced features: The switch supports a range of advanced Fibre Channel features such as VSANs, IVR, and QoS, enabling organizations to create flexible, secure, and manageable storage networks.
- Long-distance connectivity: The switch supports FCIP technology, enabling organizations to connect geographically dispersed data centers and storage systems over IP networks, extending the reach of their storage infrastructure and enabling disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities.
- Reliability: The switch is built with advanced features such as hot-swappable components, redundant power supplies, and cooling fans to ensure maximum uptime and availability.
Summary, the HPE 481548-001 DC SAN Director Switch is a high-performance, reliable, and scalable switch that provides 48 ports of 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity. It is designed to provide advanced features such as VSANs, IVR, and QoS, making it a flexible, secure, and manageable solution for storage networking. The switch also supports FCIP technology, enabling organizations to connect geographically dispersed data centers and storage systems over IP networks, extending the reach of their storage infrastructure and enabling disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities. With its modular design and hot-swappable components, the switch is also easy to upgrade and maintain, providing a future-proof solution for growing organizations.
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Model Number or SKU# 481548-001
- Device Type : Switch - 48 Ports
- Enclosure Type : Plug-in Module
- Subtype : Fibre Channel
- Ports : 48 X Sfp
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 48 X Sfp (mini-gbic)
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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).
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Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those 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 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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