QuickSpecs
HP StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
(MDS 9700), HP C-series Family
Overview
HP StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
For a converged and virtualized environment to exist, there is pressure on the IT organization to manage fewer devices, utilize less
energy and resources, and transfer data faster, all while handling similar or higher volumes of work than a traditional
environment. When large amounts of data need to be transferred between data centers, arrays, or sites, a faster link can allow the
same tasks to be completed in less time.
With virtualization taking a strong hold in the datacenter, and the resulting increase in the storage networking traffic, customers
want high performance, high capacity, and a reliable storage area network (SAN) enabling them to deploy enterprise class
applications. This high density virtualization combined with new storage technologies is driving even higher I/O and bandwidth
requirements in the SAN and this problem is solved with 16Gb Fibre channel switching products and solutions from HP Storage.
The HP StoreFabric C-series SN8500C Director delivers many unique innovations for constructing powerful, large scale storage
networks. With these innovations, users can build highly scalable, always available, high performance storage network solutions
with comprehensive security and unified management. The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 8-slot 16Gb FC Director delivers industryleading scalability and performance (up to 24-Tbps front panel FC switching bandwidth), high port density (up to 384-ports in an
SN8500C 8-Slot Director) and high availability to lower TCO and enable integrated SAN infrastructures. HP delivers theStoreFabric
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 1
QuickSpecs
HP StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
(MDS 9700), HP C-series Family
Overview
SN8500C 8-slot 16Gb FC Director with high availability features inherent in the design. The base units include an 8-slot modular
chassis with 2 hot swappable redundant Supervisor 1 Modules, and 6 hot swappable redundant 3000W Power Supplies to help
ensure smooth, continuous operation and non-disruptive upgrade capability. The HP StoreFabric SN8500C 8-slot and 4-slot 16Gb
FC Directors also include 3 hot swappable Fabric 1 Modules which provides full line rate performance across a full chassis of 384
and 192 ports, respectively. The open expansion slots of the SN8500C Directors can be filled by HP StoreFabric C-series Family
Modules, which include a 48-port 16Gb FC Module and a 48-port FCoE Module.
Layered, intelligent features also include integration with fabric-based applications to fabric-wide services for a wide range of
solutions for business continuance, storage virtualization, network assisted backup and information life cycle management.
Key Features and Benefits








Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for SAN Infrastructure
o Enables storage consolidation, simplified management of SAN environment
High Port Density
o Up to 384 Fibre Channel ports (auto-sensing 16/8/4 or 10Gbps) in single chassis
 Up to 1152 4/8/16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports in a standard rack
o Up to 384 FCoE Channel ports (autosensing 10Gbps) in single chassis
 Up to 1152 10-Gbps FCoE ports in a standard rack
Scalable
o Supports throughput up to 256Gb in a single PortChannel 'ISL Trunk'
 Offers 48 to 384 Fibre Channel ports in a single chassis
 Offers 48 to 384 FCoE Channel ports in a single chassis
Highly Available
o Grid Redundancy on Power Supply and 1+1 redundant Supervisors
o Combines non-disruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart and failover, and full redundancy of all
major components
o Provides full 16Gbps line rate performance (768 Gbps each direction) for each slot in the chassis
Interoperable
o Broad range of HP servers and operating systems
o Disk and tape storage devices
o Common architectural platform across all SN8500C and MDS9700 family products
Integrated Management
o Unified SAN management: includes built-in storage network management with all features available through a
command-line interface (CLI)
o Provides intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, and network analysis tools as well as integrated Call Home
capability for added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.
o Embedded Device Manager
o Integration with Cisco Works Resource Manager Essentials (RME)
Hardware Assisted Encryption Security
Comprehensive network security framework
o Comprehensive security framework consisting of RADIUS and TACACS+, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP),
Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, and Simple Network Management Protocol
Version 3 (SNMPv3)
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 2
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Product Highlights
SN8500C Director
Supports up to 384 ports capable of 16/8/4 Gbps (with the use of the SN8500C 48 port FC Modules).
Supports up to 384 FCoE ports capable of 10-Gbps (with the use of the SN8500C 48 port FCoE
Modules).
Network-based
Intelligent Storage
Applications
Security
High Performance



Supports role-based access control, VSANs, hardware-enforced Zoning, FC-SP, ACLs,
RADIUS authentication and TACACS+, SNMPv3, SSH, SFTP, and IPsec.


Intelligent network
services
High Availability
Integrated hardware-based VSANs and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR)
Data replication and backup
Smart Zoning




Up to 24 Terabits/sec front-panel Fibre-Channel switching bandwidth and 21 Tbps of FCoE
bandwidth
Port Channel: Up to 16 ports (the channel can span any speed-matched port on any module in
the chassis)



Integrated hardware-based VSANs and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR):
Virtualization
Data replication
Network-Assisted Back-up IP and FC network acceleration Virtual SANs (VSANs and InterVSAN routing)
Quality of Service (QoS)
Management Security
Embedded Diagnostics




Online non-disruptive software upgrades
Stateful process restart/failover
Redundancy of all major components
Hot swappable components including switch fabric modules
Embedded Diagnostics
Provides intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding and network analysis tools including Fibre Channel
ping and trace route, SPAN, Zone and VSAN merge analysis, and integrated Call Home capability.
Port Channels
Allows users to aggregate up to 16 physical links into one logical bundle. The bundle can consist of any
port in the chassis, ensuring that the bundle remains active in the event of a port, ASIC, or module
failure. The bundle can sustain the failure of any physical link without causing a reset. Additionally,
Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) multipath provides the intelligence to load balance across up to 16 FC
equal cost paths and, in the event of a switch failure, to dynamically reroute traffic.
Access Control



Hardware-based intelligent frame processing
VSAN-based access control
Role based access control within VSANs
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 3
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Product Highlights
Traffic management
Management modes
Interoperability
Product Family Models

Hardware-enforced zoning




Virtual Output Queue (VOQ)
Buffer credits: 48-port line-rate 16Gbps advanced Fibre Channel modules:
o Up to 500 per port (dedicated-mode ports) standard
o Up to 4095 on an individual port (dedicated-mode ports with optional SN8500C
Enterprise Package license activated)
Port Channels (up to 16 ISLs)
Fabric Shortest Path (FSPF) based multipathing




Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Line Interface (CLI)
Cisco Device Manager
Integration with third-party management tools
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Offers compatibility with a broad range of HP servers and operating systems, as well as disk and tape
storage devices.






HP StoreFabric SN8500C 8-slot 16Gb FC Director (MDS 9710)
o Intelligent, multi-protocol 8-slot Director with up to 384 16/8/4 Gb Fibre Channel
ports in a single chassis. Also, the HP StoreFabric SN8500C 48-port 16Gb FC Module
and the included Fabric 1 modules provide up to 384 ports of full 16Gbps line-rate
performance across all ports or 384 10GbE FCoE ports in a single chassis or up to
1152 FCoE ports in a single rack with the use of the SN8500 FCoE module.
HP StoreFabric SN8500C 4-slot 16Gb FC Director (MDS 9706)
o Intelligent, multi-protocol 4-slot Director with up to 192 16/8/4 Gb Fibre Channel
ports in a single chassis. Also, the HP StoreFabric SN8500C 48-port 16Gb FC Module
and the included Fabric 1 modules provide up to 192 ports of full 16Gbps line-rate
performance across all ports or 192 10GbE FCoE ports in a single chassis.
HP SN8000C 13-Slot Supervisor 2A Fabric3 Director (MDS 9513)
o Intelligent, multi-protocol 13-slot Director with up to 528 Auto-Sensing 8/4/2 Gb
Fibre Channel ports in a single chassis. Also, the 32-port 8Gb Advanced Fibre Channel
modules and the included Fabric 3 modules provide up to 352 ports of full 8Gbps
line-rate performance across all ports.
HP SN8000C 6-Slot Supervisor 2A Director (MDS 9506)
 Intelligent, multi-protocol 6-slot Director with up to 192 Auto-Sensing 8/4/2
Gb Fibre Channel ports
HP SN6500C 16Gb Multi-service Switch (MDS 9250i)
o Intelligent multi-protocol Fabric Switch with twenty active fixed 16Gb Fibre Channel
ports, two fixed 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet FCIP ports, and eight fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet
FCoE ports. Provides up to forty active 16/8/4 Gb Fibre Channel ports through a port
upgrade license.
HP SN6000C 8Gb Fabric Switch (MDS 9148)
o With up to 48 Auto-Sensing 8/4/2 Gb Fibre Channel ports
o "Pay as you grow" scalability starting at 16 ports
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 4
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Product Highlights


HP SN6010C 16Gb Fabric Switch (MDS 9148S)
o With up to 48 Auto-Sensing 16/8/4 Gb Fibre Channel ports
o "Pay as you grow" scalability starting at 12 ports
Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
o With up to 24 Auto-Sensing 8/4/2 Gb Fibre Channel ports
o "Pay as you grow" scalability starting at 12 ports
Software Components, Standard
NX-OS
New MDS 9000 NX-OS provides deterministic hardware performance and a comprehensive feature set
that allows virtual machines to have the same SAN attributes as a physical server. The SN8500C
Director with 2 Supervisor 1 modules supports NX-OS 6.2(1) or later. The SN8500C 48port FCoE
Module requires NX-OS 6.2(7) or later.
Cisco Data Center
Network Manager
Cisco Data Center Network Manager is a responsive, easy-to-use Java application that simplifies
management across multiple switches and fabrics. Cisco Data Center Network Manager enables
administrators to perform vital tasks such as topology discovery, fabric configuration and verification,
LUN security, monitoring, and fault resolution. All functions are available through a secure interface,
which enables remote management from any location. Cisco Data Center Network Manager may be
used independently or in conjunction with third-party management applications. Cisco provides an
extensive API for integration with third-party and user developed management tools.
Software Components, Optional
HP StoreFabric SN8500C
Enterprise Package
Cisco MDS switches have a set of advanced traffic engineering and advanced security features that are
recommended for all Enterprise SANs. These features are bundled together in a management
application called the HP StoreFabric SN8500C Enterprise Package (for the SN8500C Director).
HP StoreFabric Data
The "Standard" Cisco Data Center Network Manager software that is included at no charge with the
Center Network Manager SN8500C Director provides basic switch configuration and troubleshooting capabilities. HP's C-series
Package
StoreFabric Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Package (for the SN8500C director) extends Cisco
Data Center Network Manager by providing historical performance data collection for network traffic
hot-spot analysis, centralized management services and advanced application integration.
Integrated mainframe
support
The HP StoreFabric SN8500C Mainframe FICON LTU is required for using the SN8500C 8-slot 16Gb
Directors (MDS 9710) in mainframe storage networks, including FICON protocol and CUP management,
switch cascading, fabric binding, and intermixing.
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 5
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Service and Support and Warranty Information
Warranty
The SN8500C 16Gb Director offers (3-3-3) Hardware Warranty – Three-year warranty, 24x7, 4-hour
remote response, installation not included.
The SN8500C FCoE Module, SN8500C FC Module (3-3-3) Hardware Warranty – Three-year warranty,
24x7, 4-hour remote response, installation not included.
NOTE: The hardware warranty covers firmware and embedded non-saleable software.
Saleable software carries its own warranty, see below.
Software Warranty - HP warrants only that the software media will be free of physical defects for a
period of ninety (90) days from delivery.
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY: The entire liability of HP and its suppliers and your exclusive remedy for software
that does not conform to this Limited Warranty shall be the repair or replacement of the defective
media. This warranty and remedy are subject to your returning the defective media during the
warranty period to HP in the country in which you obtained the software.
NOTE: The hardware warranty covers firmware and embedded non-saleable software. For hardware
installation information, click the link below:
www.hp.com/services/deployment
NOTE: Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Consult the Customer Support Center for details.
Hardware or Software product installation is not included in the warranty, but is available and highly
recommended.
Service and Support
Services to accelerate time to results
HP Storage Services bring you a rich portfolio of consulting and support services designed to add value
to our core storage products and solutions. We have the know-how and experience to put storage
technology to work for you. We work closely with you as your strategic partner, leveraging our full
services portfolio to make sure that everything works to optimize your enterprise.
Choose from services aligned to our storage product offerings and lifecycle. From mission-critical
onsite services to innovative web-based remote support, you choose the precise level of attention and
support your business demands.
Discover, plan, and
design
Choose from a rich portfolio of services to make the most of HP StoreFabric Storage, so you can
efficiently and affordably consolidate, manage, and extract value from unstructured data.
HP Services can help you discover needs and create a plan for simplifying the environment,
reducing risk, and maximizing your storage investments
HP Storage Efficiency Analysis -The HP Storage Efficiency Analysis provides customers with a view of
their storage infrastructure and operating environment, highlighting recommendations for
improvements. The report provides extensive insight about the existing storage environment,
opportunities for efficiency gains, asset aging and replacement through interaction with key decision
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 6
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Service and Support and Warranty Information
makers. http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-6727ENW.pdf
HP Storage Impact Analysis (SIA) - The HP Storage Impact Analysis service provides a 2-4 week
discovery engagement with executive summary presentation. The goal of this service is to help
provide customers guidance on storage related issues and develop remediation plans.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-1174ENW.pdf
HP Storage Modernization Service - The HP Storage Modernization service is a 4-6 week service that
defines the customer's envisioned target storage environment based on a proven solution design
methodology. HP architects will quickly perform tool-assisted automatic discovery and facilitate a
two-day strategy workshop with all key stakeholders involved in the storage infrastructure initiative.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-4620ENW.pdf
Deploy and integrate
We can help you configure, set up, and efficiently use your HP SN8500C Director, as well as help
migrate data, improve capacity utilization, and establish information management standards used
across backup, replication, and archiving needs.
HP SAN Deployment Service - Select this service for complete design and implementation support for
Fibre Channel, FCoE, FCIP, SAS, and iSCSI SAN connectivity components.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/5981-8527EN.pdf
HP Storage Data Migration Services - End-to-end data migration service providing seamless
discovery, assessment, planning, and design, completely customizable to your organization's storage
area network or network attached storage environment and using innovative software to help you
migrate to HP storage quickly and efficiently.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-0774ENW.pdf
HP Storage and Data Consultant Residency Service - Strategic augmentation of your current
environment with HP resources who become your trusted advisor to provide answers that are right for
your storage and backup environment.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-9481ENW.pdf
HP Proactive Select - A flexible way to purchase services to fit your environment with an extensive
menu of HP Proactive Select event and technical services, such as onsite firmware upgrades, health
checks, assessments, and education.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA2-3842ENW.pdf
Operate and support
Choose the right support to maximize uptime, free up your resources, and achieve improved valueas you get the most out of the existing IT assets while accelerating time-to-revenue.
HP Proactive Care Advanced - Builds and incorporates on Proactive Care and also gives customers
personalized technical and operational advice from an Assigned, local Account Support Manager for
personalized technical collaboration, flexible access to specialist skills to help optimize business
critical IT, and Enhanced Critical Incident Management to help so the business is not affected if there is
a system or device outage.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4aa5-3259enw&404m=secure-erc
HP Proactive Care 24x7 - Hardware and software support services designed specifically for your
technology with rapid access to Advanced Solution Center Specialists plus firmware and software
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 7
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Service and Support and Warranty Information
management and best practice advice.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8855ENW.pdf
HP Foundation Care 24x7 - HP Foundation Care 24x7 connects you to HP around the clock for
assistance on resolving issues with hardware onsite response within four hours and software call back
within two hours after opening your case.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-0226ENW.pdf
HP Education Services - Comprehensive training for new, as well as experienced, storage
administrators designed to expand your skills and keep you up to speed with the latest storage and
virtualization technology from HP Storage.
http://education.hp.com/curr-storsan.htm
Optimized Care –
Choose from three levels of operate and support care
Delivers the highest levels
HP Proactive Care Advanced 24x7
of performance and
stability through
deployment and proactive Additional options – 3 years or 1 year HP Proactive Select credits
management practices
Standard Care –
HP Proactive Care 24x7
Maintains high level of
uptime, along with expert Additional options - 3 years HP Proactive Care Personalized Support, HP Personalized Support
help to cut the cost and
Additional Days, and 3 years HP Proactive Select credits
complexity of
implementation and
support
Basic Care –
Minimum recommended
support
HP Foundation Care 24x7
For more information
www.hp.com/services/storage
To learn more on HP Storage Services, please contact your HP sales representative or HP Authorized
Channel Partner
Additional options - 3 years or 1 year HP Proactive Select credits
HP Care Pack Services are sold by HP and HP Authorized Service Partners:


Services for customers purchasing from HP or an enterprise reseller are quoted using HP
order configuration tools.
Customers purchasing from a commercial reseller can find HP Care Pack Services at
www.hp.com/go/lookuptool
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 8
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Family Information
HP
StoreFabric
SN8500C
4-slot 16Gb
FC Director
Switch
Type
Multilayer
Director
HP
HP SN8000C HP SN8000C HP SN6000C SN6010C
HP
Cisco MDS 8Gb
StoreFabric
6-Slot
13-Slot
8Gb Fabric 16Gb Fabric SN6500C Fabric Switch
SN8500C
Director
Supervisor
Switch
Switch
16Gb Multifor HP
8-slot 16Gb
w/Dual
2A Fabric3
service
BladeSystem
FC Director Supervisor 2A Director
Switch
c-Class
Multilayer
Director
Multilayer
Director
Multilayer
Director
Multilayer
Multilayer
Fabric Switch Fabric Switch
Multiservice
Fabric
Switch
Embedded
Fabric Switch
Maximum 192 16 Gbps 384 16 Gbps 192 8 Gbps 528 8 Gbps Up to 48 8Gb Up to 48 16 Up to 40 16 16 Internal, 8
ports
Fibre Channel
Fibre
Fibre Channel
Fibre
Fibre
Gbps Fibre
Gbps FC
8 Gbps Fibre
ports, 192
Channel
ports,
Channel
Channel
Channel
ports, 2 Channel ports
FCoE ports
ports,
16 IP ports ports, 44 IP
ports
ports
fixed 10GbE
384 FCoE
ports
FCIP ports,
ports
8 fixed
10GbE FCoE
ports
Number of
slots per
chassis
Four
Eight
Six
Thirteen
One fixed
One fixed
Two fixed
One fixed
For additional switch support information, refer to the C-series FC Switch Connectivity Stream on the Single Point of Connectivity
Knowledge (SPOCK) website at: http://www.hp.com/storage/spock. You must sign up for an HP Passport to enable access. Once
logged in, click Switches under Other Hardware in the last navigation panel of the window to access the Fibre Channel Switch
Streams. Click on the C-Series FC Switch Connectivity Stream to open the document.
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 9
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Configuration Information
Step 1 - Base Configurations
Select one:
Model
Part Number
HP StoreFabric SN8500C 8-slot 16Gb Fibre Channel Director Switch
C8S71B
NOTE: Base unit includes a 14U, (8) slot chassis with 2 hot swappable redundant Supervisor 1 Modules,
three hot swappable redundant SN8500C 8-slot Fabric-1 Modules, 6 hot swappable redundant 3000W
Power Supplies, fans, six wall power cords and six PDU power cords, firmware, accessory kit and
documentation. Supports up to eight optional expansion port modules.
HP StoreFabric SN8500C 4-slot 16Gb Fibre Channel Director Switch
K2Q18A
NOTE: Base unit includes a 9U, (4) slot chassis with 2 hot swappable redundant Supervisor 1 Modules,
three hot swappable redundant SN8500C 4-slot Fabric-1 Modules, 4 hot swappable redundant 3000W
Power Supplies, fans, four wall power cords and four PDU power cords, firmware, accessory kit and
documentation. Supports up to four optional expansion port modules.
** Appropriate country power cords and PDU cords will be included for each AC power supply for the
SN8500C Director based on Ship To destination information.
Step 2 - Options
Select each type of required options with quantities specified:
NOTE: For a complete list of supported switching modules in the SN8500C Director, please refer to the Cseries FC Switch Connectivity Stream on the Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) website at:
http://www.hp.com/storage/spock
Model Description
Part Number
HP StoreFabric SN8500C 48-port 16Gb Fibre Channel Module
NOTE: SFPs required; supports 8, 10 and 16Gb FC SFPs
C8S70B
HP StoreFabric C-series 16 Gb Fibre Channel SW SFP+ Transceiver
C8S72A
HP StoreFabric C-series 16 Gb Fibre Channel LW SFP+ Transceiver
C8S73A
HP MDS 9000 8Gb FC SFP+ Short Range Transceiver
AJ906A
HP MDS 9000 8Gb FC SFP+ Long Range Transceiver
AJ907A
HP C-series 10Gb Fibre Channel Short Wave SFP+ Transceiver
QW928A
HP C-series 10Gb Fibre Channel Long Wave SFP+ Transceiver
QW929A
HP StoreFabric SN8500C FCoE Module
NOTE: SFPs required; supports 10GE SR & LR SFPs, shown here
HP C-series 10Gb Ethernet SR SFP+ Transceiver
HP C-series 10GbE LR SFP+ Transceiver
E7Y66A
AP783A
E7Y65A
Optional Software Licenses
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 10
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Configuration Information
HP StoreFabric SN8500C Enterprise Package License
NOTE: Set of advanced traffic-engineering and advanced security features
TC459A
HP StoreFabric SN8500C Data Center Network Manager LTU
TC470A
HP StoreFabric SN8500C Mainframe FICON LTU (currently available for SN8500C 8-slot Director only,
MDS9710)
D4U61A
Installation Services
MDS9506/9509/SN8500C Install
NOTE: 1 per switch
HA113A1#5D1
Step 3 - Additional Options
Recommended Cables
HP PremierFlex OM4+ Fiber Optic Cables
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 1m Cable
QK732A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 2m Cable
QK733A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 5m Cable
QK734A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 15m Cable
QK735A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 30m Cable
QK736A
HP Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 50m Cable
QK737A
HP OM3 LC-LC Optical Cables
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 0.5m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
AJ833A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 1.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
AJ834A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 2.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
AJ835A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 5.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
AJ836A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 15.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
AJ837A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 30.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
AJ838A
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 50.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
AJ839A
Copper SFP+ Cables
HP StoreFabric C-series 3M Passive Copper SFP+ Cable
HP StoreFabric C-series 5M Passive Copper SFP+ Cable
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
K2Q21A
K2Q22A
Page 11
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Technical Specifications
Fibre Channel and FCoE
Protocols
























FC-PH, Revision 4.3 (ANSI/INCITS 2301994)
FC-PH, Amendment 1 (ANSI/INCITS
230-1994/AM1 1996)
FC-PH, Amendment 2 (ANSI/INCITS
230-1994/AM2-1999)
FC-PH-2, Revision 7.4 (ANSI/INCITS
297-1997)FC-PH-3, Revision 9.4
(ANSI/INCITS 303-1998)
FCP, Revision 12
(ANSI/INCITS 269-1996)
FCP-2, Revision 8 (ANSI/INCITS 3502003)
FC-SB-2, Revision 2.1 (ANSI/INCITS
349-2001)
FC-SB-3, Revision 1.6 (ANSI/INCITS
374-2003)
FC-SB-3, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS
374-2003/AM1-2007)
FC-SB-4, Revision 3.0 (ANSI INCITS
466-2011)
FC-SB-5, Revision 2.00 (ANSI INCITS
485-2014)
FC-BB-3, Revision 6.8 (ANSI INCITS
414-2006)
FC-BB-4, Revision 2.7 (ANSI
INCITS419-2008)
FC-BB-5, Revision 2.0 (ANSI INCITS
462-2010)FC-PH-3, Revision 9.4
(ANSI/INCITS 303-1998)
FC-PI, Revision 13 (ANSI/INCITS 3522002)
FC-FS, Revision 1.9 (ANSI/INCITS 3732003)
FC-AL-2, Amendment 1 (ANSI/INCITS
332-1999/AM1-2003)
FC-SW-2, Revision 5.3 (ANSI/INCITS
355-2001)
FC-SW-3, Rev. 6.6 (ANSI/INCITS 3842004)
FC-GS-3, Revision 7.01 (ANSI/INCITS
348-2001)
FC-GS-4, Rev. 7.91 (ANSI/INCITS 3872004)
FC-GS-5, Revision 8.51 (ANSI INCITS
427-2007)
FC-GS-6, Revision 9.4 (ANSI INCITS
463-2010)
























FC-BB-2, Rev. 6.0 (ANSI/INCITS 3722003)
FC-VI, Revision 1.84 (ANSI/INCITS 3572002)
FC-FLA, Revision 2.7 (INCITS TR-201998)
FC-PLDA, Revision 2.1 (INCITS TR-191998)
FC-Tape, Revision 1.17 (INCITS TR-241999)
FC-MI, Revision 1.92 (INCITS TR-302002)
FC-SP, Revision 1.8
FC-SP-2, Revision 2.71 (ANSI INCITS
496-2012)
FAIS, Revision 1.03 (ANSI INCITS 4322007)
FAIS-2, Revision 2.23 (ANSI INCITS
449-2008)
FC-IFR, Revision 1.06 (ANSI INCITS
475-2011)FC-DA, Revision 3.1(INCITS
TR-36-2004)
FC-DA-2, Revision 1.06 (INCITS TR-492012)
FC-MSQS, Revision 3.2 (INCITS TR-462011
IP over Fibre Channel (RFC 2625)
Extensive IETF-standards based
TCP/IP, SNMPv3, and Remote
Monitoring (RMON) MIBs
FC-PI-2, Revision 10 (ANSI INCITS 4042006)
FC-PI-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS 4602011)
FC-PI-4, Revision 8 (ANSI INCITS 4502008)
FC-PI-5, Revision 6 (ANSI INCITS 4792011)
FC-FS-2, Revision 1.01 (ANSI INCITS
424-2007)
FC-FS-2, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS
424-2007/AM1-2007)
FC-FS-3, Revision 1.11 (ANSI INCITS
470-2011)
FC-LS, Revision 1.62 (ANSI INCITS4332007)
FC-LS-2, Revision 2.21 (ANSI INCITS
477-2011)
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 12
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Technical Specifications



FCP-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS4162006)
FCP-4, Revision 2b (ANSI INCITS 4812011)

FC-MI-2, Revision 2.6 (INCITS TR-392005)
FC-MI-3, Revision 1.03 (INCITS TR-482012)
HP StoreFabric SN8500C 16Gb FC Weights, Dimensions, Environmental, Power and Packaging
Diagnostics
Cisco GOLD (Generic Online Diagnostics) is a suite of diagnostic facilities to verify that hardware and
internal data paths are operating as designed.
Boot-time diagnostics, continuous monitoring, standby fabric loopback tests, and on-demand and
scheduled tests are part of the Cisco GOLD feature set. This industry-leading diagnostics subsystem
enables the rapid fault isolation and continuous system monitoring critical in today's continuously
operating environments.
Compatibility
Fibre Channel protocols
See table above
Classes of service
Class 2, Class 3, Class F
Port types
Fibre Channel :E, F, FL, B, Enhanced SD, ST, TE; FCoE: VE, VF
Internet standards
RFC 2625, RFC 4338, IEEE 802.1Qbb-2011, IEEE 802.3db-2011, EEE
802.1Qaz-2011, Extensive IETF-standards-based TCP/IP, SNMPv3, and
remote monitoring (RMON) MIBs
O/S Support
MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(1)- Min. Revision; NX-OS 6.2(7) for FCoE Module
Performance
Connectors/Cables
Dimensions
Transfer Rate



8/16 Gb/FC port
10 Gb/FC port
10 Gbps FCoE port
Devices/Ports

384 FC ports, 384 FCoE ports
Interface




4/8/10/16 Gb FC ports
10 Gb FCoE Ports
10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port (management)
RS-232 RJ-45 console port
Connectors


RJ-45 Interface Cable Connector
LC-type-fiber optic SFP
Cables




RJ-45 to RJ-45 rollover cable
RJ-45 to DB-25 female DTE adapter (labeled "Terminal ")
RJ-45 to DB-25 male DCE adapter (labeled "Modem")
LC-type cable
Description
Out-of-box
Shipping
8-Slot Base unit w/o
ports(14U)
24.35 x 17.3 x 34.0 in.
(61.9 x 43.9 x 86.4 cm)
32 x 32 x 23 in
(81.28 x 81.28 x 58.42 cm)
4-Slot Base unit w/o
ports(9U)
15.6 x 17.3 x 32.0 in.
(39.62 x 43.9 x 81.3 cm)
n/a
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 13
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Technical Specifications
Environment
3000W AC
22.04 x 3.95 x 1.6 in.
n/a
(55.98 x 10.03 x 4.06 cm)
Non-operating temp
40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C), ambient non-operating and storage
Non-operating Humidity 10 to 95%, ambient (non-condensing) non-operating and storage
Electrical
Operating temp
32° to 104° F (-40° to 70° C), ambient operating
Operating Humidity
10 to 90%, ambient (non-condensing) operating
Line Voltage
3000W AC: 100 to 240 VAC ±10%
Line Frequency
3000W AC: 50 to 60 Hz (nominal) (±3% for full range)
Typical Input Current
3000W AC:


LED Indicators
(On front panel)
LED Indicators
(On back)
16A max at 200 to 240 VAC at 3000W output,
16A max at 100 to 120 VAC at 1451W output
Switch System





Power Supply Status
Fan Status
Supervisor Module Status
Fabric Module Status
I/O Modules Status
Supervisor








Supervisor ID
Supervisor Status
System Status
Active/Standby
Power Management
Ethernet Activity (management)
USB Flash Activity
Slot 0 Activity
Power Supply




Input Power
Output Power
PSU Fault Indicator
PSU ID
Fan


Fan Tray ID
Fan status


Left Fabric Module Status
Right Fabric Module Status
NOTES:
1. Dimension convention is as follows:
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 14
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Technical Specifications



H (Height) is the vertical dimension when looking at the front of the component, as it would be seen in the chassis.
Exception is the compact flash where H is when looking at the identification label on the part.
W (Width) is the horizontal (left to right) dimension when looking at the front of the component, as it would be seen in the
chassis. Exception is the compact flash where W is when looking at the identification label on the part.
D (Depth) is the front to back dimension when looking at the front of the component, as it would be seen in the chassis.
Exception is the compact flash where D is when looking at the identification label on the part.
2. Packaging dimensions are reference as if you were looking at the front of the chassis in the packaging, if you could see through
the packaging.
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 15
QuickSpecs
StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch
Summary of Changes
Date
20-Feb-2015
Version History
From Version 13 to 14
Action
Changed
01-Dec-2014
26-Sep-2014
18-Aug-2014
From Version 12 to 13
From Version 11 to 12
From Version 10 to 11
Changed
Changed
Changed
18-Mar-2014
3-Mar-2014
7-Feb-2014
26-Aug-2013
From Version 4 to 5
From Version 3 to 4
From Version 2 to 3
From Version 1 to 2
Changed
Changed
Changed
Added
Description of Change:
Removed references to MDS9222i as switch is obsolete.
Removed extraneous Fabric-1 modules for both 4-slot and 8slot SN8500C directors as obsolete. Updated Spock info.
Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs.
Changes made throughout the QuickSpecs.
Changes made throughout the Technical Specifications,
Configuration Info and Product Highlights
Changes made throughout the QuickSpec.
Changes made throughout the QuickSpec
Changes made in Step 2.
Added the Overview image.
© Copyright 2015 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products
and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
c04214063 — DA – 14648 Worldwide — Version 14 — February 20, 2015
Page 16
Download PDF
Similar pages