HPE 638526 B21 Expansion Module
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HPE 638526-B21 C-Class Virtual Connect BladeSystem 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
Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Performance of SFP+ Module

The HPE Virtual Connect C-Class BladeSystem Module, also known as part number 638526-B21, is a network component that allows for virtualization of network connections for blade servers within the HPE C-Class BladeSystem. It provides a way to virtualize and manage connections to Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks, allowing for simplified provisioning, monitoring, and management of network connections.

This particular module offers high performance capabilities, allowing for faster data transfer and improved network efficiency. It supports multiple virtual interfaces, and allows for the creation of multiple virtual NICs and virtual HBAs. This allows for greater flexibility in the allocation of network resources, and the ability to create multiple virtual networks within the blade system.

Additionally, the module supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and network security, providing more control over network traffic and ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and security.


The HPE Virtual Connect C-Class BladeSystem Module (638526-B21) is a highly reliable networking solution designed for use in blade server environments. It provides a flexible and scalable way to connect blade servers to the network, while also reducing complexity and increasing uptime.

One key feature of the product is its ability to virtualize network connections, allowing multiple servers to share a single physical connection. This eliminates the need for multiple physical network connections, reducing the potential for hardware failure and increasing redundancy.

Additionally, the product has built-in redundancy and failover capabilities, ensuring that if one component fails, another can take its place without interruption. This helps to minimize downtime and keep the network running smoothly.

The module also includes advanced diagnostic and monitoring tools, allowing for proactive identification and resolution of issues before they cause disruptions. This helps to further increase reliability and availability.

More Information

The HPE Virtual Connect C-Class BladeSystem Module (638526-B21) is a networking device that allows for the virtualization of server connections in a blade system environment. This module is designed for use with HPE's C-Class BladeSystems and provides virtualized connectivity between the blade servers and the data center network.

One of the key features of the Virtual Connect C-Class BladeSystem Module is its ability to reduce the number of physical connections required between the blade servers and the network. This is accomplished through the use of virtual Ethernet (vEthernet) ports, which allow multiple blade servers to share a single physical connection to the network. This can significantly reduce the complexity and cost of deploying and managing a blade system environment.

The Virtual Connect C-Class BladeSystem Module also provides a range of advanced features to help improve network security and performance. For example, it includes support for Quality of Service (QoS) and network virtualization, as well as advanced traffic management and monitoring tools.

General Information 638526-B21 HPE Virtual Connect C-Class

Manufacturer: HPE

MPN: 638526-B21

Spare Part Number: 639852-001

Type: Networking

Switch Type: 10 Port

Product Line Flex

SKU: 638526-B21

Product Name Virtual Connect Flex-10/10d Module

Product Type Switching Module

Technical Information

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+

I/O Expansions
Expansion Slots 10 X Sfp+

Dimensions & Weight
Width: 13.9 inch
Depth : 10.6 inch
Height : 4.8 inch
Weight : 1 lbs

Management & Protocols
Management È Embedded Virtual Connect Manager
Web-Based Management
Command Line Interface (Cli)
Snmp V1/2

Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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