Scalability and High Availability
The C8R42B HPE Storefabric SN6500B 16GB 96/96 Power Pack+ FC Switch is a high-performance Fibre Channel switch designed for use in enterprise storage networks. It offers scalability and high availability features to ensure that data can be accessed quickly and reliably, even in large and complex environments.
Scalability refers to the ability of a system to handle an increasing amount of work or users without a decrease in performance. The SN6500B offers scalability by providing 96 ports that can be used to connect to a variety of devices, including hosts, storage arrays, and other switches.
High availability refers to the ability of a system to continue operating even in the event of a failure. The SN6500B offers high availability through its Power Pack+ feature, which provides redundant power supplies and fans for failover protection. Additionally, the switch supports non-disruptive firmware upgrades, so that the switch can be updated without interrupting service.
The 16GB of buffer memory on the switch provides high performance and low latency data transfer. The switch provides 16 Gbps line-rate performance per port, enabling low-latency data access.
Switch Security Features
The C8R42B HPE Storefabric SN6500B 16GB 96/96 Power Pack+ FC Switch is a high-performance Fibre Channel switch that offers a variety of security features to protect against unauthorized access and data breaches.
- Access Control: The switch allows administrators to configure user accounts and assign different levels of access based on role and responsibility. This ensures that only authorized users can access the switch and perform specific tasks.
- Encryption: The switch supports the encryption of data in transit between Fibre Channel devices, helping to protect against data breaches and unauthorized access.
- Authentication: The switch supports various authentication methods, including CHAP, RADIUS, and Kerberos, to ensure that only authorized users can access the switch.
- Port Security: Administrators can configure security settings on individual ports, such as limiting the number of devices that can connect to a specific port, or blocking unauthorized devices from accessing the switch.
- Secure Boot: The switch uses a secure boot process to ensure that only authorized firmware is loaded onto the switch, helping to protect against malware and unauthorized changes.
- SNMPv3: The switch supports the use of SNMPv3, which provides secure management of the switch, including authentication and encryption of SNMP messages.
- Logging and Auditing: The switch provides detailed logging and auditing capabilities to help administrators track and identify security-related events.
Switch Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Troubleshooting and maintenance of the C8R42B HPE Storefabric SN6500B 16GB 96/96 Power Pack+ FC Switch involves several steps.
- Check the status of the switch: The first step in troubleshooting is to check the status of the switch. This includes checking the LEDs on the front panel to ensure that they are functioning properly and that there are no error messages displayed.
- Check the connectivity: Verify that all devices connected to the switch are properly connected and that they are communicating properly. This includes checking cable connections, power supplies, and other components.
- Check the switch configuration: Review the switch configuration to ensure that it is configured correctly. This includes checking the IP address, subnet mask, and other settings.
- Check for software updates: Check for any software updates that may be available for the switch. These updates may address known issues or provide new features.
- Perform regular maintenance: Regular maintenance is essential to ensure that the switch is functioning properly. This includes cleaning the switch, checking for dust buildup, and checking for any loose or damaged components.
- Check for hardware issues: If the switch is not working properly, it may be due to a hardware issue. Check for any physical damage or defects, and replace any damaged components as needed.
- Contact HPE support: If the troubleshooting steps do not resolve the issue, contact HPE support for further assistance. They may provide additional troubleshooting steps or arrange for a replacement unit to be sent.
General Information about this HPE C8R42B
- Manufacturer : HPE
- Part Number or SKU# C8R42B
- Product Line StoreFabric
- Product Series B
- Product Model SN6500B
- Product Name StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96/96 Power Pack+ FC Switch
- Product Type Fibre Channel Switch
Interfaces/Ports for B Series FC Switch
- Number of Fibre Channel Ports 96
Media & Performance of Fibre Channel Switch
- Data Transfer Rate 16 Gbit/s
- Media Type Supported Optical Fiber
Features & Protocol System
- Remote Management Protocol : Snmp 1, Snmp 3, Http, Smi-S, Ssh, Cli
- Encryption Algorithm : 256-Bit Aes-Gcm
- Features : Full Duplex Capability, Auto-Sensing Per Device, Isl Support, Syslog Support, Manageable, Firmware Upgradable
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 96 X 16 GB Fibre Channel SFP+ - SFP+
- 1 X Management (Lan) Rj-45
- 1 X Serial Rj-45 Management
- 1 X Usb Type A Management
- Power Device : Internal Power Supply - Hot-Plug
- Installed Qty : 2 (Installed) / 2 (Max)
- Power Redundancy : Yes
- Power Redundancy Scheme : 1+1
- Voltage Required : AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
About Refurbished Products
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).
The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration 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.
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 refer to switches that possess more features than those of 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 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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