HPE AK860C Networking Switch Sun 48 Port
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AK860C HPE DC San Director 48-Ports 8GB Fibre Channel Switch Refurbished

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Part Number#: AK860C
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Short Description:
AK860C DC San Director 48-Ports 8 Gigabit(GB) Plug-In Module Blade Option Fibre Channel Switch | Made by HPE | Refurbished
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
30 Days

Scalability and Expandability

Scalability refers to the ability of a system to handle an increasing amount of work or load. The AK860C HPE DC San Director 48-Ports 8GB Fibre Channel Switch is designed to be highly scalable, with the ability to support up to 48 ports of 8GB Fibre Channel, which allows for a large number of devices to be connected and communicate with each other.

Expandability refers to the ability of a system to be expanded to accommodate more resources or capabilities. The AK860C HPE DC San Director 48-Ports 8GB Fibre Channel Switch can be expanded by adding additional ports or by connecting multiple switches together in a fabric configuration. This allows for more devices to be connected and more data to be transmitted, providing greater performance and capacity.

Maximize Network Performance

To maximize network performance of the AK860C HPE DC San Director 48-Ports 8GB Fibre Channel Switch, several steps can be taken:

  • Utilize full-duplex communication: Full-duplex communication allows for data to be transmitted and received simultaneously, increasing the overall network throughput.
  • Use the latest software and firmware versions: Updating the software and firmware can provide bug fixes and performance enhancements.
  • Utilize Quality of Service (QoS): QoS can be used to prioritize different types of traffic, such as mission-critical applications, to ensure they receive the necessary bandwidth.
  • Use the correct cabling: Using the correct type and length of fibre channel cable can prevent signal loss and ensure optimal performance.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot: Regularly monitoring the network for issues and troubleshooting any problems that arise can help maintain optimal performance.
  • Properly configure the switch: Configuring the switch properly, including configuring the ports, zones, and fabrics, can help prevent bottlenecks and improve performance.
  • Use load balancing: By load balancing the traffic, it can be distributed across multiple paths, reducing congestion and increasing performance.

Energy Efficiency and Power Consumption

Energy efficiency and power consumption are important considerations for any network device, including the AK860C HPE DC San Director 48-Ports 8GB Fibre Channel Switch. Energy efficiency refers to the ability of a device to perform its intended function while consuming minimal energy. Power consumption refers to the amount of power a device requires to operate.

The AK860C HPE DC San Director 48-Ports 8GB Fibre Channel Switch is designed with energy efficiency in mind. It features low power consumption, which helps to minimize energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of the device. Additionally, the switch includes power-saving features such as automatic power-down and automatic power-up, which can help to further reduce energy consumption.

The switch also has a built-in power management system, which helps to monitor and control power consumption. This allows for fine-tuning of power settings to ensure that the switch is only using the power it needs to perform its functions. Additionally, the switch can be configured to automatically adjust power settings based on usage patterns, further reducing energy consumption.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# AK860C
  • Type: Networking
  • Sub-Type: 48 Port
  • Device Type : Switch - 48 Ports
  • Enclosure Type : Plug-In Module
  • Sub-Type : Fibre Channel
  • Ports : 48 X SFT

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Interfaces : 48 X SFT (Mini-Gbic)
  • Installed Modules Qty (Max):( 48 Installed) / 48 (Max)
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
30 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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30-days to 3 years warranty:

Replacement or refund. In the case of material defects, we will try to replace the product first. The product will be replaced before the expiration of the original warranty. For any failure of hardware, if we cannot process the replacement of the product(s)/model(s), we will refund the original selling/invoiced price. The shipping costs and sales tax, if any, are non-refundable. ALLHDD retains the right to decide whether the item(s) will process for replacement or refund.

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