HPE 638526 B21 Expansion Module
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HPE 638526-B21 C-Class Virtual Connect BladeSystem Module New

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638526-B21 Virtual Connect C-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Blade System Flex-10/10D 10 Ports Networking Expansion Module | Made by HPE | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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HPE 638526-B21 SFP+ Flex-10/10D Networking Expansion Module

In the ever-evolving landscape of networking technology, the HPE 638526-B21 C-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D 10 Ports Networking Expansion Module stands out as a robust and versatile solution. This expansion module is designed to enhance networking capabilities within the HPE C-Class Blade System, providing a flexible and scalable networking infrastructure. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the features, benefits, and applications of the HPE 638526-B21 module, shedding light on its significance in the realm of data center networking.

Understanding the Basics
  • Overview of HPE 638526-B21: The HPE 638526-B21 is a cutting-edge networking expansion module developed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). It belongs to the C-Class series, known for its high-performance blade systems. This specific module operates on the Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) technology, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of networking environments.
  • Virtual Connect Technology: One of the standout features of the HPE 638526-B21 module is its integration of Virtual Connect technology. This technology revolutionizes the way blade servers connect to the network. By enabling server profiles, Virtual Connect simplifies network management and enhances flexibility, making it a valuable asset in dynamic data center environments.
Key Features for 10 Port Expansion Module
  • Flex-10/10D Architecture: The Flex-10/10D architecture embedded in the HPE 638526-B21 module is pivotal in optimizing network resources. It supports a flexible partitioning of 10 GB Ethernet bandwidth into multiple connections, allowing users to allocate bandwidth based on application needs. This dynamic resource allocation enhances performance and ensures efficient utilization of available network resources.
  • 10 Ports Configuration: With 10 ports at its disposal, the HPE 638526-B21 module offers an extensive connectivity option for blade servers. This multi-port configuration facilitates the simultaneous connection of multiple servers, enabling efficient data transfer and communication within the network.
  • SFP+ Technology: The module's utilization of Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) technology further enhances its versatility. SFP+ modules support high-speed data transfer, making them suitable for a variety of applications, including data storage, server connectivity, and inter-switch links. The hot-swappable nature of SFP+ modules adds to the convenience of the HPE 638526-B21 module, allowing for easy replacement and upgrades without network downtime.
Advantages and Benefits
  • Scalability: The HPE 638526-B21 module offers a scalable solution for growing networking needs. Its 10 ports and Flex-10/10D architecture allow organizations to expand their network infrastructure seamlessly. As the demand for network resources increases, the module can be easily integrated into existing setups, providing a scalable and future-proof networking solution.
  • Enhanced Performance: By incorporating advanced networking technologies, such as Virtual Connect and SFP+, the HPE 638526-B21 module significantly enhances overall network performance. The Flex-10/10D architecture ensures that bandwidth is allocated intelligently, optimizing data transfer and reducing latency. This results in improved application response times and a more responsive network infrastructure.
  • Simplified Management: The Virtual Connect technology integrated into the module brings simplicity to network management. With server profiles, administrators can easily configure and manage server connections, reducing the complexity of network setups. This simplified management approach not only saves time but also minimizes the risk of configuration errors, enhancing overall network reliability.
  • Cost Efficiency: Incorporating the HPE 638526-B21 module into a network infrastructure can contribute to cost efficiency. The module's scalability allows organizations to expand their networks without the need for significant hardware investments. Additionally, the intelligent allocation of bandwidth and simplified management contribute to lower operational costs, making it a cost-effective solution for data center networking.
Applications of 10 Port Module
  • Data Centers: The HPE 638526-B21 module is particularly well-suited for data center environments where high-performance networking is crucial. Its 10 ports and Flex-10/10D architecture make it an ideal choice for connecting blade servers within a data center, ensuring efficient data transfer and communication between servers.
  • Cloud Computing: In cloud computing environments, where agility and scalability are paramount, the HPE 638526-B21 module shines. Its ability to scale with growing network demands and support advanced networking technologies makes it a valuable asset in cloud-based infrastructures, facilitating seamless connectivity and data transfer.
  • Virtualized Environments: For organizations leveraging virtualization technologies, the HPE 638526-B21 module offers significant advantages. The Virtual Connect technology simplifies the management of virtual server connections, making it easier to configure and allocate network resources in virtualized environments. This contributes to the overall efficiency and performance of virtualized workloads.
Future Trends and Considerations
  • Evolving Networking Standards: As networking standards continue to evolve, it is crucial to consider the future compatibility of the HPE 638526-B21 module. While the module is designed to meet current networking standards, staying informed about upcoming standards and technologies ensures that organizations can adapt their infrastructure to future requirements seamlessly.
  • Integration with Emerging Technologies: The HPE 638526-B21 module's flexibility positions it well for integration with emerging technologies. As organizations explore technologies such as edge computing, 5G, and artificial intelligence, the module's scalable design and advanced features make it a viable component in building modern and future-ready network infrastructures.
General Information about the HPE 638526-B21
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 638526-B21
  • Spare Part Number: 639852-001
  • Product Type: Expansion Module
  • ModuleType: 10 Port Module
Technical Information of Sfp+ Module
  • Product Line: Flex
  • Application/Usage Switching Network
  • Application/Usage Data Networking
  • Application/Usage Optical Network
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Data Link Protocol: 10 Gige
  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gb/s
  • Expansion Slots: 8 (total) / 8 (free) x SFP+
  • Expansion Slots 10 X Sfp+

In general, the HPE 638526-B21 C-Class SFP+ Virtual Connect Blade System Flex-10/10D 10 Ports Networking Expansion Module represents a powerful solution for organizations seeking to enhance their networking capabilities. With features like Flex-10/10D architecture, Virtual Connect technology, and SFP+ support, the module offers scalability, performance, and flexibility in data center networking. Its applications in data centers, cloud computing, and virtualized environments underscore its versatility. By understanding its key features, benefits, and applications, organizations can make informed decisions when integrating the HPE 638526-B21 module into their network infrastructure, ensuring a reliable and future-proof networking solution.

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