Product Overview of the HPE J8693 Switch
In the fast-paced world of networking, having a reliable and efficient switch is crucial for seamless operations. One such device that stands out is the HPE J8693A E3500yl-48G-PoE. This Layer-3 managed Gigabit Ethernet switch offers a myriad of features, including Power over Ethernet (PoE), a substantial number of ports, and flexibility for expansion. In this comprehensive review, we will delve into the key aspects of the HPE J8693A, exploring its design, capabilities, and potential applications.
- Robust Construction: The HPE J8693A boasts a sturdy and well-engineered design. Its chassis is built to withstand the rigors of network environments, ensuring durability and longevity. The switch's build quality reflects Hewlett Packard Enterprise's commitment to delivering reliable networking solutions.
- Compact Form Factor: Despite its powerful capabilities, the switch maintains a relatively compact form factor. This is advantageous for organizations with limited rack space. The compact design does not compromise performance, making it suitable for diverse deployment scenarios.
- Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity: The switch is equipped with 48 ports supporting 10/100/1000Base-T, providing Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for high-speed data transfer. This is essential for modern networks handling large volumes of data, ensuring optimal performance for connected devices.
- Power Over Ethernet (PoE): A notable feature of the HPE J8693A is its Power over Ethernet capability. This means the switch can deliver both data and electrical power to connected devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and wireless access points. This eliminates the need for separate power sources, simplifying installation and reducing cable clutter.
- Layer-3 Routing: With Layer-3 routing capabilities, the switch can make intelligent routing decisions based on IP addresses. This enhances network efficiency and allows for the creation of virtual LANs (VLANs) for better segmentation and management of network traffic.
- Expansion Slot and SFP Ports: The presence of an expansion slot provides flexibility for future enhancements or specific requirements. Additionally, the inclusion of four Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports allows for the connection of fiber optic cables, extending the reach of the network and providing options for high-speed connections.
Performance and Scalability
- High Throughput: The HPE J8693A delivers impressive throughput, ensuring that data can flow seamlessly through the network without bottlenecks. This is crucial for bandwidth-intensive applications and large-scale data transfers.
- Scalability Options: The switch's design allows for scalability to meet the growing needs of a network. Whether an organization is expanding its operations or experiencing an increase in network traffic, the HPE J8693A can adapt to the changing demands, making it a future-proof investment.
Network Security Features
- Access Control Lists (ACLs): This feature allows administrators to restrict access to specific network resources based on user or device characteristics, such as IP address or MAC address.
- Virtual LANs (VLANs): VLANs provide a way to segment a network into smaller, more manageable groups, which can improve security by isolating different types of traffic.
- Port Security: This feature allows administrators to limit the number of MAC addresses that can be associated with a specific port, preventing unauthorized devices from accessing the network.
- Quality of Service (QoS): QoS allows administrators to prioritize certain types of network traffic, such as voice and video, over others, ensuring that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need.
- Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): LACP enables the use of multiple physical links between devices to increase bandwidth and provide redundancy, while also improving security by preventing a single point of failure.
- Advanced Routing: The switch supports advanced routing protocols, such as OSPF and BGP, which can be used to improve network security by controlling the flow of traffic and reducing the risk of network congestion.
- SNMP: The switch supports SNMP, which allows administrators to monitor and manage network devices remotely, including security-related activities such as monitoring for suspicious activity.
- SSH: The switch supports SSH, which provides a secure way to remotely access and manage the switch, preventing unauthorized access to the device.
- RADIUS: The switch supports RADIUS, which allows for centralized authentication and authorization of network devices, improving security by limiting access to only authorized users.
- TACACS+: The switch supports TACACS+, which allows for centralized authentication and authorization of network devices, improving security by limiting access to only authorized users.
Performance and Scalability
- The J8693A HPE ProCurve 3500-48G-PoE 48-Ports Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a high-performance and scalable switch that is designed for use in medium to large-sized networks. It offers 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports, with PoE support for powering devices such as IP phones and wireless access points.
- In terms of performance, the switch offers wire-speed forwarding for all ports, which means that it can handle high-bandwidth traffic without any loss of performance. Additionally, it supports Quality of Service (QoS) features, allowing you to prioritize different types of traffic to ensure that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need.
- In terms of scalability, the switch supports advanced features such as VLANs and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), which allows you to segment your network and increase bandwidth between devices. This can be particularly useful in large networks where multiple devices need to communicate with each other simultaneously.
General Information about this HPE J8693A
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Part Number or SKU# J8693A
- Product Type: Switch 48 Ports
- Product Name: Networking Switch
- Product Type: Layer 3 Switch
- Product Line: ProCurve
- Product Series: 3500yl
- Product Model: 3500yl-48G-PWR
- Routing/switching capacity: 149.8 Gbps
- Address table size: 64000 entries
- Management features: HP PCM+; HP PCM (included); command-line interface; Web browser; configuration menu; out-of-band management (serial RS-232C)
- Device management: RFC 1591 DNS (client); HTML and telnet management
- General protocols: IEEE 802.1ad Q-in-Q; IEEE 802.1AX-2008 Link Aggregation; IEEE 802.1D MAC Bridges; IEEE 802.1p Priority; IEEE 802.1Q VLANs; IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees; IEEE 802.1v VLAN classification by Protocol and Port; IEEE 802.1w Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree; IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP); IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet; IEEE 802.3x Flow Control; RFC 768 UDP; RFC 783 TFTP Protocol (revision 2); RFC 792 ICMP; RFC 793 TCP; RFC 826 ARP; RFC 854 TELNET; RFC 868 Time Protocol; RFC 951 BOOTP; RFC 1058 RIPv1; RFC 1350 TFTP Protocol (revision 2); RFC 1519 CIDR; RFC 1542 BOOTP Extensions; RFC 2030 Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) v4; RFC 2131 DHCP; RFC 2453 RIPv2; RFC 2548 (MS-RAS-Vendor only); RFC 3046 DHCP Relay Agent Information Option; RFC 3576 Ext to RADIUS (CoA only); RFC 3768 VRRP; RFC 4675 RADIUS VLAN & Priority; UDLD (Uni-directional Link Detection)
- Throughput: up to 111.5 million pps
- Ports: 1 open module slot; 44 autosensing 10/100/1000 ports(IEEE 802.3 Type 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u Type 100Base-TX, IEEE 802.3ab Type 1000Base-T), Media Type: Auto-MDIX, Duplex: 10Base-T/100Base-TX: half or full; 1000Base-T: full only; 4 dual-personality ports, each port can be used as either an RJ-45 10/100/1000 port (IEEE 802.3 Type 10Base-T; IEEE 802.3u Type 100Base-TX; IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet) with PoE or an open mini-GBIC slot (for use with mini-GBIC transceivers); Supports a maximum of 4 10-GbE ports, with optional module
- Host ports: Supports a maximum of 4 10-GbE ports.
- The switch automatically adjusts to any voltage between 100-127 and 200-240 volts with either 50 or 60 Hz
- Power consumption: 705 Watt
- Power consumption (standby): 142 Watt
- Input frequency: 50 / 60 Hz
- Input operating current: 10.0 / 5.0 A
- Power supply PoE: 398 Watt
- Input voltage: 100-127 / 200-240 Volt AC
- Form factor: 1U Height (Rack-mountable)
- Operating temperature range: 32 to 131°F
- Heat dissipation: 1144 BTU/hr (1206.9 kJ/hr)
- Acoustic pressure emissions: Power: 55.6 dB, Pressure: 45.3 dB, ISO 7779, ISO 9296
- Operating altitude (imperial): up to 15000 ft.
- Storage humidity: 15 to 95% @ 149°F (65°C) (noncondensing)
- Electromagnetic compatibility: FCC Class A; VCCI Class A; EN 55022/CISPR 22 Class A
- Immunity standard: EN 55024, CISPR 24; IEC 61000-4-2; 4 kV CD, 8 kV AD; IEC 61000-4-3; 3 V/m; IEC 61000-4-4; 1.0 kV (power line), 0.5 kV (signal line); IEC 61000-4-5; 1 kV/2 kV AC; IEC 61000-4-6; 3 V; IEC 61000-4-8; 1 A/m, 50 or 60 Hz; IEC 61000-4-11; >95% reduction, 0.5 period; 30% reduction, 25 periods; EN 61000-3-2, IEC 61000-3-2; EN 61000-3-3, IEC 61000-3-3
- Safety: CSA 22.2 No. 60950; UL 60950; IEC 60950; EN 60950
Outline, the HPE J8693A E3500yl-48G-PoE is a robust and feature-rich Layer-3 managed Gigabit Ethernet switch that caters to the diverse needs of modern networks. Its combination of Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, Power over Ethernet support, Layer-3 routing, and security features positions it as a reliable and versatile solution for enterprises, surveillance systems, and VoIP deployments. With its scalable design and user-friendly management interface, the HPE J8693A stands out as a valuable asset in the realm of network infrastructure.
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