HPE 489864-002 12 Ports Switch
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HPE 489864-002 B-series 8/12c San Switch Blade system Refurbished

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HPE 489864-002 B-series 8/12c San Switch Blade system C-class | Refurbished
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Architecture and design

The HPE 489864-002 B-series 8/12c San Switch Blade system C-class is a high-performance storage area network (SAN) switch that is designed to provide enterprise-class connectivity and performance to a wide range of storage environments. The architecture and design of the HPE 489864-002 B-series 8/12c San Switch Blade system C-class reflect its purpose and are optimized for reliability, scalability, and ease of use.

The HPE 489864-002 B-series 8/12c San Switch Blade system C-class is designed as a blade system, which means that it can be installed in a blade chassis and operates as a component of that chassis. This design allows for easy installation and configuration, as well as simplified management of multiple switches in a single chassis.

The switch is based on a modular architecture, with each blade providing up to 8 or 12 ports of Fibre Channel connectivity. The switch supports a variety of speeds, ranging from 2 Gbps to 16 Gbps, and can be upgraded through firmware updates to support higher speeds as they become available.

The HPE 489864-002 B-series 8/12c San Switch Blade system C-class is designed for high availability, with redundant components such as power supplies, fans, and management modules. This ensures that the switch is always available to handle critical storage traffic, even in the event of a component failure.

The switch also features advanced traffic management capabilities, including support for Quality of Service (QoS) and prioritization of traffic based on application requirements. This ensures that mission-critical storage traffic is given priority over less important traffic, improving overall system performance.

Troubleshooting common issues

The HPE 489864-002 B-series 8/12c San Switch Blade system C-class is a complex system, and like any technology, it can experience issues that require troubleshooting. Here are some common issues that users may encounter and some steps that can be taken to troubleshoot them:

  • Power issues: The switch may not turn on or may experience intermittent power issues. Troubleshooting steps include checking the power cables and connections, checking the power supply unit, and verifying that the power source is functioning correctly.
  • Port issues: Ports may not work correctly or may be experiencing connectivity issues. Troubleshooting steps include checking the cable connections, verifying the port configuration settings, and checking the switch status.
  • Firmware issues: The switch firmware may be outdated or may have experienced a corruption. Troubleshooting steps include checking for available firmware updates and installing the latest firmware, resetting the switch to its factory default settings, or contacting technical support for further assistance.
  • Configuration issues: The switch may not be configured correctly, resulting in errors or connectivity issues. Troubleshooting steps include checking the configuration settings, verifying that the switch is compatible with the storage and network devices it is connecting to, and resetting the switch to its default settings.
  • Performance issues: The switch may be experiencing slow performance or other performance issues. Troubleshooting steps include verifying that the switch is using the correct speed and connection settings, ensuring that QoS and other traffic management settings are properly configured, and checking the load and utilization of the switch.
  • Security issues: The switch may be experiencing security issues, such as unauthorized access or network breaches. Troubleshooting steps include verifying that the switch is using strong passwords and secure connection settings, checking for firmware updates that address security vulnerabilities, and working with IT security personnel to investigate and resolve any security breaches.

Security features of 12 Port Switch

The HPE 489864-002 B-series 8/12c SAN Switch Blade System is a component of the HPE BladeSystem c-Class infrastructure. This switch provides a range of security features that help ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the SAN infrastructure. Some of the security features of this switch include:

  • Access Control: The switch supports various access control mechanisms to restrict unauthorized access to the SAN infrastructure. It includes role-based access control (RBAC) and secure management access.
  • Authentication: The switch provides various authentication methods, such as RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP, and local authentication, to ensure that only authorized users can access the switch.
  • Encryption: The switch supports various encryption mechanisms, such as Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), to encrypt data in transit over the SAN infrastructure. This helps protect against unauthorized access to sensitive data.
  • Fabric Binding: The switch supports Fabric Binding, which helps prevent unauthorized devices from joining the SAN fabric. This feature uses a unique identifier assigned to each device to authenticate and authorize access to the fabric.
  • Secure Fabric OS: The switch comes with a Secure Fabric OS, which is a hardened version of the switch operating system. This version of the OS includes additional security features and has been designed to minimize the attack surface of the switch.
  • Secure Management: The switch supports secure management access using HTTPS, SSH, and SNMPv3. This helps ensure that management traffic is encrypted and secure.
  • Audit Logs: The switch can generate audit logs, which can be used to track and monitor user activity on the switch. These logs can help identify security threats and unauthorized access attempts.

General Information about this HPE 489864-002

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Model Number or SKU# 489864-002
  • Device Type : Switch - 12 Ports - Managed
  • Enclosure Type : Plug-in Module
  • Ports1 : 2 X 8gb Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel : Fc-al-2, Fc-da, Fc-fla, Fc-fs, Fc-gs-4, Fc-pi, Fc-plda, Fc-sb-3, Fc-sw-3, Fc-tape, Fc-vi, Fc-bb-2, Fcp-2, Fc-pi-2, Fc-bb-3, Fc-fs-2, Fc-gs-5, Fc-sw-4, Fc-ls, Fc-mi-2, Fc-pi-4
  • Remote Management Protocol : Snmp, Telnet, Http, Smi-s
  • Features : Arp Support, Manageable

Expansion / Connectivity :

  • Interfaces : 2 X 8gb Fibre Channel (sw) X 2 12 X 8gb Fibre Channel - Backplane 6 X 8gb Fibre Channel - Sfp+
  • Installed Modules Qty (max) : 2 (installed) / 8 (max)

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 configurations 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 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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