HPE AK870A Networking Transceiver GBIC-SFP
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AK870A HPE 4GB Lw B-Series 10km Fc SFP Refurbished

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AK870A HPE 4GB Lw B-Series 10km Fc SFP | Refurbished
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Overview of Fibre Channel Technology

AK870A is a product code for a 4GB Lightwave (Lw) B-Series Fibre Channel (FC) SFP module manufactured by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). This SFP module supports Fibre Channel technology and has a range of up to 10 kilometers.

Fibre Channel is a high-speed networking technology used primarily for storage area networks (SANs). It provides a reliable, scalable, and high-performance method for connecting storage devices such as disks, tape drives, and other devices to servers. Fibre Channel networks typically operate at speeds of 2Gb/s, 4Gb/s, 8Gb/s, 16Gb/s, and 32Gb/s.

Fibre Channel networks consist of several components, including host bus adapters (HBAs), switches, storage devices, and cables. The AK870A HPE 4GB Lw B-Series 10km FC SFP module is an example of an SFP module used to connect Fibre Channel devices. SFP (small form-factor pluggable) modules are hot-swappable transceivers that can be plugged into SFP ports on devices such as switches, routers, and storage devices.

The AK870A HPE 4GB Lw B-Series 10km FC SFP module supports 4Gb/s Fibre Channel and uses Lightwave technology to transmit data up to a range of 10 kilometers. This makes it suitable for connecting storage devices over longer distances in large data center environments.

Comparison of SFP Transceivers with Other Optical Modules

The AK870A is a specific type of Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver module manufactured by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). This particular module supports 4 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity over a single-mode fiber optic cable with a reach of up to 10 kilometers. It is designed for use in HPE B-series switches and directors, and is compliant with industry standards such as FC-PI-4 and SFF-8472.

SFP transceivers are a type of optical module that is commonly used in networking applications to provide high-speed connectivity over fiber optic cables. They are small, hot-swappable components that can be easily inserted into a compatible switch or router, providing a cost-effective way to upgrade or expand network capabilities.

Compared to other types of optical modules, such as GBIC or XFP transceivers, SFPs offer several advantages. For one, they are smaller in size and require less power, making them ideal for use in high-density networking environments. Additionally, because SFPs are hot-swappable, they can be easily replaced without disrupting network traffic.

Another advantage of SFP transceivers is their versatility. They can support a wide range of network protocols, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and SONET/SDH, among others. This means that they can be used in a variety of different networking applications, from data centers and storage area networks to telecommunications and broadcast systems.

Installation and Configuration

The AK870A HPE 4GB Lw B-Series 10km Fc SFP is a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver module that allows fiber optic connectivity for HP Enterprise (HPE) switches and other network devices. This SFP module supports 4 Gigabit Fibre Channel (FC) protocols and is capable of transmitting data over a distance of up to 10 kilometers.

Here are the steps to install and configure the AK870A HPE 4GB Lw B-Series 10km Fc SFP:

  • Turn off the power to the network device that the SFP module will be installed into.
  • Locate the SFP module slot on the network device. This will usually be located on the front or back of the device and will have a label indicating that it is an SFP module slot.
  • Remove the protective dust cover from the SFP module and carefully insert the module into the SFP slot until it clicks into place. Ensure that the module is inserted in the correct orientation as per the label on the module.
  • Turn the power back on to the network device.
  • Once the network device has booted up, you will need to configure the SFP module. This can usually be done through the network device's management interface.
  • Configure the SFP module according to your network requirements, such as setting the transmission speed, enabling or disabling auto-negotiation, and setting the correct fiber optic cable type.
  • Save the configuration changes and test the SFP module by transmitting data over the network. Check that the data is being transmitted and received without errors.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# AK870A
  • Type: Networking
  • Sub-Type: GBIC-SFP
  • Data Transfer Rate : 4341.76 MBPS
  • Interface Converter Module Type : SFT (Mini Gbic)
  • Cabling Type : Fibre Channel Network
Product Condition:
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