HPE R8Q56A Switch 28-Ports
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HPE R8Q56A Brocade 16GB San Bladesystem C-Class SFP+ Switch Refurbished

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Short Description:
R8Q56A Brocade 16GB (Gigabyte) San Bladesystem C-Class Small Form Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Switch 28-Ports Managed Plug-in Module Fiber Channel Fc-al-2, Fc-da, Fc-fla, Fc-fs | Made by HPE | Refurbished
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Scalability and Management

The HPE R8Q56A Brocade 16GB San Bladesystem C-Class SFP+ 28-Ports Managed Switch is a high-performance, scalable, and manageable switch that can be used in a variety of storage area network (SAN) environments.

Scalability: The switch supports up to 28 ports, allowing you to expand your network as needed. It supports both 8Gbps and 16Gbps Fibre Channel speeds, allowing you to upgrade your network without having to replace the switch. Additionally, the switch can be stacked with other Brocade switches to create a single, virtual switch, which can help you manage your network more efficiently.

Management: The switch is managed through a user-friendly web interface, which allows you to easily monitor and configure your network. The switch also supports the Brocade Network Advisor, a network management software that allows you to manage multiple switches from a single interface. Additionally, the switch supports multiple storage protocols, including Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE, making it easy to manage multiple storage networks from a single switch.

Advanced security Features

The HPE R8Q56A Brocade 16GB San Bladesystem C-Class SFP+ 28-Ports Managed Switch is a high-performance switch designed for use in data centers and other demanding network environments. This switch provides advanced security features to help protect against threats, such as malware, hacking, and data breaches.

Some of the key security features of this switch include:

  • Authentication and Authorization: The switch supports a variety of authentication methods, including RADIUS and TACACS+. This ensures that only authorized users have access to sensitive data and network resources.
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs): The switch provides the ability to set up ACLs that control network access based on IP addresses, protocols, and other criteria. This helps to prevent unauthorized access and prevent network attacks.
  • Encryption: The switch supports encryption protocols, such as SSL and TLS, to help protect data as it travels over the network.
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Security: VLANs can be set up to separate different parts of the network, helping to prevent unauthorized access and protect sensitive data.
  • Firewall: The switch includes a firewall that helps to protect the network against unauthorized access, malware, and other threats.

Deployment and Configuration

HPE R8Q56A Brocade 16GB San Bladesystem C-Class SFP+ 28-Ports Managed Switch is a Fibre Channel (FC) switch designed to provide high-performance storage area network (SAN) connectivity.


  • Install the switch into the HPE BladeSystem c-Class chassis.
  • Connect the switch to the SAN fabric using SFP+ optical transceivers.
  • Power on the switch and configure the network settings.


  • Access the switch management interface, typically via a web browser or command line interface.
  • Configure the network settings, including IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and hostname.
  • Create zones on the switch and assign the appropriate ports to each zone.
  • Configure the switch for the appropriate fabric mode, including NPIV (N-Port ID Virtualization) and FC-AL (Arbitrated Loop) modes.
  • Configure the switch to work with other switches in the SAN fabric by setting up the correct ISL (Inter-Switch Link) connections and setting the correct domain ID.
  • Verify the switch configuration and test the switch's connectivity to other devices in the SAN fabric.

Main Information about the HPE R8Q56A

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Model Number or SKU# R8Q56A
  • Product Type: Managed Switch

Key Features of 28 Ports Switch

  • Enclosure Type: Plug-in Module
  • Ports: 28 X 16GB Fibre Channel


  • Aggregate Bandwidth: 896 GBPS
  • Fiber Channel : Fc-al-2, Fc-da, Fc-fla, Fc-fs, Fc-gs-4, Fc-pi, Fc-plda, Fc-sb-3, Fc-sw-3, Fc-tape, Fc-vi Fc-ls, Fc-mi-2, Fc-pi-4, Fc-ifr, Fc-bb-2, Fcp-2, Fc-pi-2, Fc-bb-3, Fc-fs-2, Fc-gs-5, Sw-4, and Fc-ifr
  • Remote Management Protocol: SNMP, Telnet, Http, SMI-S

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Interfaces: 12 X 16GB Fibre Channel - SFP+
  • Features: Full Duplex Mode
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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