QuickSpecs
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Overview
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module for c-Class BladeSystem
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Modules are the simplest, most flexible way to connect virtualized server blades to
data or storage networks. VC FlexFabric modules eliminate up to 95% of network sprawl at the server edge with one device that
converges traffic inside enclosures and directly connects to external LANs and SANs. Using Flex-10 technology with Fibre Channel
over Ethernet and accelerated iSCSI, these modules converge traffic over high speed 10Gb connections to servers with HPE
FlexFabric Adapters (HPE NC551i or HPE NC551m Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapters or HPE NC553i
10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter). Each redundant pair of Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules provide 8
adjustable downlink connections ( six Ethernet and two Fibre Channel, or six Ethernet and 2 iSCSI or eight Ethernet) to dual
port10Gb FlexFabric Adapters on servers. Up to eight uplinks are available for connection to upstream Ethernet and Fibre Channel
switches. VC FlexFabric modules avoid the confusion of traditional and other converged network solutions by eliminating the need
for multiple Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches, extension modules, cables and software licenses. Also, Virtual Connect wire-once
connection management is built-in enabling server adds, moves and replacement in minutes instead of days or weeks.
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Figure 1 Virtual Connect FlexFabric Module Front Bezel
Unit Identification Display LED
7. 4x 1/10Gb Ethernet (SFP+)
Backlit Fibre Channel mode indicator
8. Backlit Ethernet mode indicator
Backlit port number and status indicator LED
9. 2x 10Gb Ethernet or 2/4/8 Gb Fibre Channel (SFP+)
Port Link/Activity/Speed indicator
10. Enter button
Backlit up or X-link indicator
11. Module status indicator
Reset button
What's New
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Virtual Connect v4.40 highlights for the Virtual Connect FlexFabric -10Gb/24-port Module
− SR-IOV management allows assigning Virtual Functions to any Physical Functions
Models
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module for c-Class BladeSystem
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10/24 Enterprise Edition BLc7000 Option
NOTE: Includes 2 x HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port modules plus 1 x VCEM BL-c7000
enclosure license. Customer will receive a printed license entitlement certificate and 2 Virtual Connect modules
as a single deliverable. The license entitlement certificate must be redeemed online or via fax to obtain the
VCEM license activation key.
571956-B21
605865-B21
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QuickSpecs
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Supported Products
Compatibility
HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Firmware v4.50 and the HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module support
the following hardware.
Hewlett Packard All HPE ProLiant and Integrity server blades with their supported Ethernet adapters and the following server
Enterprise servers blades with supported FlexFabric (integrated or mezzanine) and Ethernet Adapters
HPE ProLiant Server Blades
• HPE ProLiant BL2x220c G6 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL2x220c G7 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL280c G6 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Server Blade
• HPE ProLiant BL460c G6 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL460c G7 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server Blade
• HPE Proliant BL460c Gen8 Server Blade with Intel E5-2600 v2 series Processors
• HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade
• HPE ProLiant BL465c G6 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL465c G7 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade
• HPE ProLiant BL490c G6 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL490c G7 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL495c G6 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade
• HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade
• HPE ProLiant BL680c G7 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL685c G6 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant BL685c G7 Server Series
• HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Graphics Server Blade
• HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen8 Graphics Server Blade
Integrity Server Blades
• HPE Integrity BL860c i2 Server Blade
• HPE Integrity BL860c i4 Server Blade
• HPE Integrity BL870c i2 Server Blade
• HPE Integrity BL870c i4 Server Blade
• HPE Integrity BL890c i2 Server Blade
• HPE Integrity BL890c i4 Server Blade
• HPE Integrity BL860c i6 Server series
• HPE Integrity BL870c i6 Server series
• HPE Integrity BL890c i6 Server series
NOTE: Some servers listed above may be discontinued.
NOTE: HPE Integrity BL8x0c i2 servers require VC FW 3.00 or higher. HPE Integrity BL8x0c i4 servers
require VC FW 3.70 or higher.
HPE Network
Adapters
FlexFabric adapter:
• HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
• HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
• HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630FLB Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
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QuickSpecs
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Supported Products
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HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630M Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
HPE FlexFabric 10Gb-2 port 536FLB Adapter
HPE NC551i Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapter
HPE NC551m Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapter
HPE NC553i 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter
HPE NC553m 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter
HPE NC 554 M/FLB 10Gb 2 port Converged Network Adapter
HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M Adapter
HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter
HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534FLB Adapter
HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534M Adapter
Ethernet and Flex-10 Ethernet adapters:
• HPE NC325m PCI Express Quad Port 1Gb server adapter
• HPE NC326i Integrated Dual Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
• HPE NC326m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
• HPE NC360m Dual Port 1GbE BL-c Adapter
• HPE NC364m Quad Port 1GbE BL-c Adapter
• HPE NC370i Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapter
• HPE NC382i Integrated Dual Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
• HPE NC382m Integrated Dual Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
• HPE NC522m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
• HPE NC532i Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
• HPE NC532m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
• HPE NC542m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE BL-c Adapter
• HPE NC550m 10Gb 2-port PCIe x8 Flex-10 Ethernet Adapter
• HPE NC522m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
• HPE Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Adapter
• HPE Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530M Adapter
• HPE Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 552M Adapter
• HPE Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB Adapter
• HPE Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 366M Adapter
NOTE: Consult individual server blade QuickSpecs for specific adapter support.
NOTE: Some options listed above may be discontinued.
NOTE: For IPv6 management, Onboard Administrator version 4.00 or higher is required.
HPE BladeSystem HPE BladeSystem c-Class c7000 Enclosure with Onboard Administrator
c-Class Enclosures NOTE: VC FlexFabric modules are not supported in BladeSystem c3000 enclosures.
Virtual Connect
Firmware
Virtual Connect Firmware v4.40 is recommended with the following release sets for HPE ProLiant and HPE
Integrity environments
HPE ProLiant server blades
HPE Service Pack for ProLiant: Version SPP 2014.09.0 or greater
The HPE Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) with HPE Smart Update Manager (HPE SUM) as the deployment
engine provides a comprehensive approach to firmware and system software maintenance. The SPP is a
comprehensive collection of firmware and system software components, all tested together as a single solution
stack that include drivers, agents, utilities, firmware packages for HPE ProLiant servers, controllers, storage,
blades and enclosures, and other options. It is available on all supported HPE ProLiant Gen 8 servers (HPE
ProLiant SL/ML/DL/BL 100, 200, 300, 500, 700, 900 servers, and HPE CloudSystem Matrix) in addition to
earlier generation HPE ProLiant servers. The SPP is released with most major HPE ProLiant server releases.
To access the latest HPE Service Pack for ProLiant click here:
https://www.hpe.com/us/en/product-catalog/detail/pip.service-pack-for-proLiant.5104018.html
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HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Supported Products
HPE Integrity Server Blades
To access latest HPE Smart Update Firmware, click here:
https://www.hpe.com/us/en/products/servers/smart-update.html
HPE Integrity i4 Server Blades
Recommended HPE Smart Update Firmware:
HPE Smart Update Firmware-HPE Integrity BL860c/870c/890c i4 System Firmware Bundle for
Linux/Windows, 44.01
HPE Integrity i2 Server Blades
HPE Smart Update Firmware-HPE Integrity BL860c/870c/890c i2 System Firmware Bundle for
Linux/Windows, 26.36
Supported Configurations
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3.
4.
Upper Fan System
Interconnect Bays 1 /2
Interconnect Bays 3 / 4
Interconnect Bays 5 / 6
HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure - Rear View
5. Interconnect Bays 7 / 8
6. On Board Administrator
7. Lower Fan System
8. Rear Redundant Power Complex
Mezzanines
c7000 Port
Mapping
Port mapping differs slightly between full height and half height server blades due to the support for additional
Mezzanine cards on the full height version.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has simplified the processes of mapping Mezzanine ports to switch ports by
providing intelligent management tools via the Onboard Administrator and HPE Insight Manager Software. The
Onboard Administrator Guide and Enclosure Setup and Installation Guide provide detailed information on port
mapping.
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QuickSpecs
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Supported Products
Half Height Server Blade
Full Height Server Blade
HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure
NOTE: The following tables show a number of supported configurations for an HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure with Virtual
Connect FlexFabric Modules. Not all possible combinations are shown here.
NOTE: VC FlexFabric modules are not supported in HPE BladeSystem c3000 enclosures.
Interconnect Module Configurations
[Bay 1]
[Bay 3]
[Bay 5]
[Bay 7]
Server Network
Adapters Used
Integrated FlexFabric Adapter1
VC FlexFabric
Empty
Empty
Empty
->
->
->
->
VC FlexFabric or Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 4]
[Bay 6]
[Bay 8]
[Bay 1] VC FlexFabric
->
VC FlexFabric or Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 3] VC FlexFabric
[Bay 5] Empty
[Bay 7] Empty
->
->
->
VC FlexFabric or Empty
Empty
Empty
[Bay 4]
[Bay 6]
[Bay 8]
[Bay 1]
[Bay 3]
[Bay 5]
[Bay 7]
VC FlexFabric
VC FlexFabric
VC FlexFabric
Empty
->
->
->
->
VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC FlexFabric or Empty
Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 4]
[Bay 6]
[Bay 8]
Integrated FlexFabric Adapter1
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
[Bay 1]
[Bay 3]
[Bay 5]
[Bay 7]
VC FlexFabric
VC FlexFabric
VC FlexFabric
VC FlexFabric
->
->
->
->
VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC FlexFabric or Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 4]
[Bay 6]
[Bay 8]
Integrated FlexFabric Adapter1
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
FLEXFABRIC ADAPTER
Integrated FlexFabric Adapter1
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
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QuickSpecs
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Supported Products
[Bay 1] VC FlexFabric
[Bay 3] VC Flex-10
VC Flex-10/10D
VC FC
[Bay 5] Empty
->
->
->
->
->
VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC Flex-10 or Empty
VC Flex-10/10D or Empty
VC FC or Empty
Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 4]
[Bay 7] Empty
->
Empty
[Bay 8]
[Bay 1] VC FlexFabric
[Bay 3] VC Flex-10
VC Flex-10/10D
VC FC
[Bay 5] VC Flex-10
VC Flex-10/10D
VC FC
[Bay 7] Empty
->
->
->
->
->
->
->
->
VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC Flex-10 or Empty
VC Flex-10/10D or Empty
VC FC or Empty
VC Flex-10 or Empty
VC Flex-10/10D or Empty
VC FC or Empty
Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 4]
[Bay 1] VC FlexFabric
[Bay 3] VC Flex-10
VC Flex-10/10D
VC FC
[Bay 5] VC Flex-10
VC Flex-10/10D
VC FC
[Bay 7] VC Flex-10
VC Flex-10/10D
VC FC3
->
->
->
->
->
->
->
->
->
->
VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC Flex-10 or Empty
VC Flex-10/10D or Empty
VC FC or Empty
VC Flex-10 or Empty
VC Flex-10/10D or Empty
VC FC or Empty
VC Flex-10 or Empty
VC Flex-10/10D or Empty
VC FC3 or Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 4]
Integrated FlexFabric Adapter1
Flex-10/Enet or
FC HBA Mezzanine
[Bay 6]
Flex-10/Enet or
FC HBA Mezzanine
[Bay 8]
Flex-10/Enet or
FC HBA Mezzanine
[Bay 1]
[Bay 3]
[Bay 5]
[Bay 7]
Empty
VC FlexFabric
Empty
Empty
->
->
->
->
Empty
VC FlexFabric or Empty
Empty
Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 4]
[Bay 6]
[Bay 8]
[Bay 1]
[Bay 3]
[Bay 5]
[Bay 7]
VC Flex-10
VC FlexFabric
Empty
Empty
->
->
->
->
VC Flex-10 or Empty
VC FlexFabric or Empty
Empty
Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 4]
[Bay 6]
[Bay 8]
Flex-10/Enet LOM
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
[Bay 1] VC Flex-10
[Bay 3] VC FlexFabric
[Bay 5] VC Flex-10
VC Flex-10/10D
VC FC
VC FlexFabric
[Bay 7] Empty
->
->
->
->
->
->
->
VC Flex-10 or Empty
VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC Flex-10 or Empty
VC Flex-10/10D or Empty
VC FC or Empty
VC FlexFabric or Empty
Empty
[Bay 2]
[Bay 4]
[Bay 6]
Flex-10/Enet LOM
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
Flex-10/Enet, FC HBA or FlexFabric
Adapter Mezzanine
[Bay 1] VC Flex-10
->
VC Flex-10 or Empty
[Bay 2]
Integrated FlexFabric Adapter1
Flex-10/Enet or
FC HBA
Mezzanine
[Bay 6]
[Bay 6]
Integrated FlexFabric Adapter1
Flex-10/Enet or
FC HBA
Mezzanine
Flex-10/Enet or
FC HBA
Mezzanine
[Bay 8]
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
[Bay 8]
Flex-10/Enet LOM
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QuickSpecs
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Supported Products
-> VC FlexFabric2 or Empty
VC FlexFabric2
[Bay 3] VC FlexFabric
-> VC FlexFabric or Empty
[Bay 4]
FlexFabric Adapter Mezzanine
[Bay 5] VC Flex-10
-> VC Flex-10 or Empty
[Bay 6] Flex-10/Enet, FC HBA or FlexFabric
VC Flex-10/10D
-> VC Flex-10/10D or Empty
Adapter Mezzanine
-> VC FC or Empty
VC FC
VC FlexFabric
-> VC FlexFabric or Empty
[Bay 7] VC Flex-10
-> VC Flex-10 or Empty
[Bay 8] Flex-10/Enet, FC HBA or FlexFabric
VC Flex-10/10D
-> VC Flex-10/10D or Empty
Adapter Mezzanine
-> VC FC3 or Empty
VC FC3
-> VC FlexFabric or Empty
VC FlexFabric
1
NOTE: Requires HPE ProLiant BL G7 server blades with HPE NC551i or HPE NC553i Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged
Network Adapter.
NOTE:2 Supports Ethernet only when connected to server blades without embedded NC551i Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb
Converged Network Adapter.
NOTE:3 Requires full-height servers.
Required Cabling
NOTE: Twinax direct attach copper (0.5 to 7m). 7m is not supported on ports X1-X4
NOTE: Direct Attach Copper cables listed in the options section below is fully supported by HPE. Hewlett Packard Enterprise
recommends use of these cables. If not identified as a "supported" DAC, VC will allow the connection to proceed if the discovery
process indicates the cable meets the following criteria: connector=copper pigtail; transceiver code=active cable or passive
cable; speed >=10Gb; length between 1m and 7m, inclusive. The connection is logged as an unsupported cable. Prior to
requesting support from HPE, a DAC from the supported list must be used to validate the issue.
Maximum Distances
SR
LR
LRM
Multimode OM1
62.5/125 micron
2 - 26m/33m*
Multimode OM2
50/125 micron
2 - 82m
Multimode OM3
50/125 micron
2 - 300m
Singlemode
9 micron
2 -10km
0.5 - 220m
0.5 - 220m
0.5 - 220m
Table below lists distance for various cables types for Fibre Channel interface
Maximum Cable Distance (Meters) for Multi-mode Fiber Shortwave
Multimode Fiber Type
Fiber Channel Data Rate (Gbps)
8Gbps
4Gbps
2Gbps
Stacking
Configuration
OM1
21m
70m
150m
OM2
50m
150m
300m
OM3
150m
380m
500m
OM4
190m
400m
500m
Stacking links are used to interconnect Virtual Connect Ethernet/FlexFabric Modules when using more than
one enclosure or when using more than two Virtual Connect Ethernet/FlexFabric Modules in a single enclosure.
All Virtual Connect Modules within the VC Domain must be interconnected. The following provides
recommended configurations.
Interconnecting the modules allows all Ethernet NICs or CNAs on all server blades in the Virtual Connect
domain to have access to any Virtual Connect Ethernet uplink port. By using these module-to-module links, a
single pair of uplinks can be used as the data center Ethernet network connections for the entire Virtual
Connect domain, and allows any server blade to be connected to any Ethernet network.
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QuickSpecs
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Supported Products
For additional stacking configuration information go to: HPE Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem and
Installation Guide
NOTE: Two (2) internal 10Gb links are provided between Virtual Connect modules in horizontally adjacent
bays. Also, VC FlexFabric and VC Flex-10 configuration requires a HPE ProCurve XFP to SFP+ 1m Direct
Attach Copper Cable to connect an HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric Module and HPE Virtual Connect Flex10 Ethernet Module.
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QuickSpecs
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Standard Features
Product Features Performance
• 16 x 10Gb Ethernet downlinks to server blade NICs and FlexFabric Adapters
• Each 10Gb downlink supports up to 3 FlexNICs and 1 FlexHBA or 4 FlexNICs
• Each FlexHBA can be configured to transport either Fiber Channel over Ethernet/CEE or Accelerated
iSCSI protocol.
• Each FlexNIC and FlexHBA is recognized by the server as a PCI-e physical function device with
adjustable speeds from 100Mb to 10Gb in 100Mb increments when connected to a HPE NC553i
10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter or any Flex-10 NIC and from 1Gb to 10Gb in
100Mb increments when connected to a NC551i Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network
Adapter or NC551m Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapter
• 4 SFP+ external uplink ports configurable as either 10Gb Ethernet or 2/4/8Gb auto-negotiating Fibre
Channel connections to external LAN or SAN switches
• 4 SFP+ external uplink ports configurable as 1/10Gb auto-negotiating Ethernet connected to external
LAN switches
• 8 x 10Gb SR, LR fiber and copper SFP+ uplink ports (4 ports also support 10Gb LRM fiber SFP+)
• Extended list of direct attach copper cable connections supported
• 2 x 10Gb shared internal cross connects for redundancy and stacking
• HBA aggregation on FC configured uplink ports using ANSI T11 standards-based N_Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV) technology
• Allows up to 255 virtual machines running on the same physical server to access separate storage
resources
• Low latency (1.5 µs Ethernet ports and 2.0 µs Enet/Fibre Channel ports) throughput provides switchlike performance.
• Line Rate, full-duplex 480 Gbps bridging fabric
• MTU up to 9216 Bytes - Jumbo Frames
• Supports up to 32K L2 MAC entries and 1K IGMP groups
• VLAN Tagging, Pass-Thru and Link Aggregation supported on all uplinks
• In tunneled VLAN mode, up to 4,096 networks are supported per network uplink and server downlink.
In mapped VLAN mode, up to 1,000 networks are supported on network uplinks per Share Uplink Set,
domain or module and on server downlinks up to 162 networks are supported per 10Gb physical port
(VC v3.30 or later).
• Stack multiple Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules with other VC FlexFabric, VC Flex-10 or VC
Ethernet Modules across up to 4 BladeSystem enclosures allowing any server Ethernet port to connect
to any Ethernet uplink
Management
• Integrated Virtual Connect Manager included with every module, providing out-of-the-box, secure
HTTP and scriptable CLI interfaces for individual Virtual Connect domain configuration and
management.
• Pre-configure server I/O configurations prior to server installation for easy deployment
• Move, add, or change server network connections on the fly without impacting LAN and SAN
administrator
Monitoring and management via industry standard SNMP v.1, v.2 and v.3
• Supported by Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) v7.3.2 and higher for centralized
connection and workload management for hundreds of Virtual Connect domains. Learn more at:
http://www.hpe.com/info/vcem
• CLI commands provide access to essential system status, resource utilization, MAC forwarding tables,
interfaces, and throughput to assist datacenter network troubleshooting
• Displays Fibre Channel and Ethernet port statistics via the VCM CLI, GUI and SNMP interfaces
• Port Mirroring on any uplink provides network troubleshooting support with Network Analyzers
• IGMP Snooping optimizes network traffic and reduces bandwidth for multicast applications such as
streaming applications
• LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+ compatible role based authentication, authorization and accounting
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HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
Standard Features
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(RADIUS and TACACS+ require v3.30 or greater. Accounting supported in LDAP and TACACS+)
Recognizes and directs Server-Side VLAN tags
Network access groups prevent enabling specific network combinations in the same server profile
Provisioned storage resource is associated directly to a specific virtual machine - even if the virtual
server is re-allocated within the BladeSystem
Server-side NPIV removes storage management constraint of a single physical HBA on a server blade
Does not add to SAN switch domains or require traditional SAN management
Centralized configuration of boot from iSCSI or Fibre Channel network storage via Virtual Connect
Manager GUI and CLI
Remotely update Virtual Connect firmware on multiple modules using Virtual Connect Support Utility
1.11.0 or greater
CLI auto-filling with TAB key
GUI and CLI session timeout for security
QoS configurable based on DOT1P and DSCP
Configurable filtering of multicast traffic
sFlow monitoring
Options
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Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM), provides a central console for multiple VC domains
including up to 250 domains with 1,000 HPE BladeSystem c-Class enclosures
Optional HPE 10Gb SFP+ SR, LR, and LRM modules and 10Gb SFP+ Copper cables in 0.5m, 1m, 3m,
5m, and 7m lengths
Optional HPE 8 Gb SFP+ and 4 Gb SFP optical transceivers
Supports all Ethernet-NICs, Flex-10 NICs and FlexFabric adapters for BladeSystem c-Class server
blades (Supported functionality defined by each adapter)
Supports use with other VC modules within the same enclosure (VC Flex-10/10D and Flex-10
Ethernet Module, VC 4 and 8 Gb and 16 Gb Fibre Channel Modules).
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HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
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technical knowledge that will engage with additional technical expertise as needed from HPE's vast global
resources.
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/4aa3-8855eee.pdf
HPE Installation and Startup Service for HPE BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure for c7000 enclosure
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Service and Support, HPE Care Pack and Warranty Information
Provides for hardware installation (c-Class ProLiant and Integrity server blades, storage blades, Ethernet
Interconnects and Virtual Connect) and software installation and startup of a BladeSystem c7000 Infrastructure
in a single enclosure including deployment of OS (two servers), HPE Insight Control and Server Deployment
(formerly RDP).
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/4aa0-5964enw.pdf
HPE Installation and Startup Service for HPE BladeSystem c-Class Enhanced Network
Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides for the configuration and testing of BladeSystem Ethernet interconnect
switches and Virtual Connect to facilitate proper implementation of network protocols and access to advanced
features.
https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/4aa0-5969enw.pdf
Related Services
HPE Proactive Care Personalized Support - Environmental Option
The Personalized Support option provides an assigned Account Support Manager who can bring best practices
from across the industry plus extra technical skills to your IT team. This option is only available as an add-on to
HPE Proactive Care Support.
HPE Proactive Select Service
Provides a flexible way to purchase HPE best-in-class consultancy and technical services. You can buy
Proactive Select Service Credits when you purchase your hardware and then use the credits over the next 12
months. https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8855enw.pdf
Additional HPE Pointnext operational services can be found at: http://ssc.hpe.com/portal/site/ssc/
Insight
Online/Insight
Remote Support
HPE Insight Remote Support provides 24 X 7 remote monitoring, proactive notifications, and problem
resolution. This comes at no additional cost with your HPE solution. Learn more about Insight Remote Support
http://www.hpe.com/info/insightremotesupport/docs and Insight Online
http://www.hpe.com/info/insightonline
NOTE: Insight Remote Support is a prerequisite for Proactive Care. All blades within a single HPE
BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level.
HPE Support
Center
Personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts to support Hewlett Packard
Enterprise business products. Submit support cases online, chat with HPE experts, access support resources or
collaborate with peers. Learn more http://www.hpe.com/info/hpesc
The HPE Support Center Mobile App allows you to resolve issues yourself or quickly connect to an agent for
live support. Now, you can get access to personalized IT support anywhere, anytime.
HPE Insight Remote Support and HPE Support Center are available at no additional cost with a HPE warranty,
HPE Care Pack or Hewlett Packard Enterprise contractual support agreement.
NOTE: HPE Support Center Mobile App is subject to local availability.
Parts and
materials
Hewlett Packard Enterprise will provide HPE-supported replacement parts and materials necessary to maintain
the covered hardware product in operating condition, including parts and materials for available and
recommended engineering improvements.
Parts and components that have reached their maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum usage
limitations as set forth in the manufacturer's operating manual, product quick-specs, or the technical product
data sheet will not be provided, repaired, or replaced as part of these services.
Warranty
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to Disk or eligible SSD/Flash Drives replaced
by Hewlett Packard Enterprise due to malfunction.
Server Blade Interconnect Limited Warranty includes 1 year Parts, 1 year Labor, 1-year on-site
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Service and Support, HPE Care Pack and Warranty Information
support. Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available at:
http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/warranty/
For more
information
To learn more on HPE ProLiant servers and HPE BladeSystem servers, please contact your Hewlett Packard
Enterprise sales representative or Hewlett Packard Enterprise Authorized Channel Partner. Or visit:
http://www.hpe.com/services/bladesystem
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Related Options
Cabling and
Transceiver
Options
Copper Cables
HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 0.5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE C-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 7.0m Direct Attach Cable
HPE C-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 10.0m Direct Attach Cable
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 10m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 15m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 0.65m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1.2m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Splitter Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Splitter Cable
HPE B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 1.0m Direct Attach Cable
NOTE: Equivalent to Brocade 10Gbps Direct Attached SFP+Copper Cable - 1m (PN XBRTWX-0101).
HPE B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 3.0m Direct Attach Cable
NOTE: Equivalent to Brocade 10Gbps Direct Attached SFP+Copper Cable -3m (PN XBRTWX-0301).
HPE B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 5.0m Direct Attach Cable
NOTE: Equivalent to Brocade 10Gbps Direct Attached SFP+Copper Cable-5m (PN XBRTWX-0501).
10GBase-T SFP+ Transceivers
HPE 10GBase-T SFP+ Transceiver
Ethernet Optical Transceivers
HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb SFP+ SR Transceiver
HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb SFP+ LR Transceiver
NOTE: Requires single-mode fiber.
HPE BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb SFP+ LRM Transceiver
HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect 1G SFP SX Transceiver
HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect 1G SFP RJ-45 Transceiver
HPE X132 10G SFP+ LC SR Transceiver
HPE X132 10G SFP+ LC LR Transceiver
NOTE: Requires single-mode fiber
HPE X132 10G SFP+ LC LRM Transceiver
487649-B21
487652-B21
487655-B21
537963-B21
487658-B21
QK701A
QK702A
J9286B
J9287B
J9281B
J9283B
J9285B
JD095C
JD096C
JD097C
JG081C
JC784C
JG329A
JG330A
AP818A
AP819A
AP820A
813874-B21
455883-B21
455886-B21
455889-B21
453151-B21
453154-B21
J9150A
J9151A
J9152A
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Related Options
Fibre Channel Optical Transceivers
HPE 8Gb Shortwave B-series Fibre Channel 1 Pack SFP+ Transceiver
HPE 8Gb Long Wave B-series 10km Fibre Channel 1 Pack SFP+ Transceiver
HPE 8Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ 1 Pack
HPE 4Gb Short Wave B-series Fibre Channel 1 Pack SFP Transceiver
HPE LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 0.5m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HPE LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 1.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HPE LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 2.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HPE LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 5.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HPE LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 15.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HPE LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 30.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HPE LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 50.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
NOTE: 7m DAC (P/N J9285B) length is supported on VC FlexFabric module ports X5-X8.
Ports X1-X4 support up to 5m DAC lengths.
NOTE: In addition to the supported HPE and non-HPE Copper cables above, Virtual
Connect provides "allowed" connections using third party cables that meet the following
criteria: connector=copper pigtail; transceiver code=active cable or passive cable; speed
equal or less than 10Gb; length between 1m and 7m, inclusive. All "allowed" DACs are
connected and logged. Prior to requesting support from HPE, a DAC from the supported
list above must be used to verify a cable issue is not involved.
NOTE: Two 8Gb Shortwave FC transceivers are offered to allow consistency with those
used in other VC 8Gb Fibre Channel Modules in your environment. HPE 8Gb Shortwave Bseries Fibre Channel 1 Pack SFP+ Transceivers (A716A) supports VC FC 8Gb 24-port
modules. HPE 8Gb Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+ 1 Pack Transceivers (AJ718A) also
supports VC FC 8Gb 20-port modules.
AJ716B
AJ717A
AJ718A
AJ715A
AJ833A
AJ834A
AJ835A
AJ836A
AJ837A
AJ838A
AJ839A
Service and
NOTE: HPE Pointnext operational services for the c7000 and c3000 Enclosures cover the
Support Offerings enclosure, power supplies and fans. HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port
Modules are also covered by the c7000 and c3000 enclosures Care Pack services
NOTE: Some options, including Fibre Channel and InfiniBand switches for the HPE c-Class
BladeSystem, are not covered under the c7000/c3000 enclosure Care Packs and carry
separate Care Packs. Care Pack service level support for these options should always be
uplifted to match existing storage or server service level
Proactive Care Services for the c7000 Enclosure
HPE 3 year Proactive Care 24x7 c7000 Enclosure Service
HPE 3 year Proactive Care Call to Repair c7000 Enclosure Service
HPE 3 year Proactive Care 24x7 c7000 Enclosure with Insight Control Service
HPE 3 year Proactive Care Call to Repair c7000 Enclosure with Insight Control Service
U3C33E
U3C36E
U3P10E
U3P13E
Proactive Care Services for the c3000 Enclosure
HPE 3 year Proactive Care 24x7 c3000 Enclosure Service
HPE 3 year Proactive Care Call to Repair c3000 Enclosure Service
HPE 3 year Proactive Care 24x7 c3000 Enclosure with Insight Control Service
HPE 3 year Proactive Care Call to Repair c3000 Enclosure with Insight Control Service
U3C42E
U3C45E
U3P19E
U3P22E
Installation & Start-up Services recommended for the c7000
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Related Options
HPE BladeSystem c7000 Infrastructure Startup Service
HPE BladSys c7000 Encd Network Startup Service
Installation & Start-up Services recommended for the c3000
HPE BladeSystem c3000 Infrastructure Startup Service
HPE BladeSystem c3000 + OS Startup Service
HPE BladSys c3000 Encd Network Startup Service
Additional HPE Pointnext operational services can be found at:
http://www.hpe.com/info/cpc
UE602E
UE603E
UF817E
UF818E
UF814E
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Technical Specifications
Shipping
Dimensions
Length
Width
Height
Shipping Weight
Product
Specifications
Hardware
10.55 in (267.97 mm)
7.58 in (192.53 mm)
1.10 in (27.94 mm)
Approximately1.27Kg (2.8 Lbs)
Performance
Line Rate, full-duplex 240Gbps bridging fabric
Non-blocking architecture
Maximum transmission unit (MTU) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)
Connectors and
Cabling
16 x 10Gb downlinks through the midplane
2 x 10Gb cross connect links
4 x 10Gb SR, LR fiber and copper uplinks SFP+
4 x 10Gb SR, LRM and LR fiber and copper uplinks SFP+
1 internal interface to c-Class Onboard Administrator Module
Indicators
Recessed Momentary Reset Switch
Momentary Next/Step Switch
Backlit port number, configuration and status indicator LED, one per bulkhead port,
blue/amber/green
Module status indicator, amber/green
Module locator (UID), blue
Link indicator, one per SFP+-port, green/amber/orange
Active multiplexed port indicator, green
Weight
1.27Kg (2.8 Lbs)
Latency
1.2 µs on Ethernet only ports
1.7u µs Enet/FC ports
External FC Port
Type
Configured as Node port s (N_Port),
2Gb, 4Gb or 8Gb auto- negotiating SFP ports
Classes of Service
Class 2 and Class 3 Fibre Channel services
Scalability
Does not contribute to the total switch limit.
Buffer Credits
8 buffer credits per port, ASIC embedded memory
Environmental
Ranges
Temperature Range
Specification
10C to 35C (50F to 95F)
Temperature Range*
Operating
Shipping
Storage
Maximum wet bulb temperature
10C to 35C (50F to 95F)
Shipping -40C to 60C (-40F to 140F)
-20°C to 60°C (-4F to 140°F)
30C (80F)
Relative Humidity
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Technical Specifications
(noncondensing)**
Operating
Shipping
10% to 90%
10% to 90%
NOTES:
* All temperature ratings shown are for sea level. An altitude derating of 1°C per 304.8 m (1.8°F per 1,000
ft) to 3048 m (10,000 ft) is applicable. No direct sunlight allowed. Upper operating limit is 3,048m (10,000
ft) or 70 Kpa/10.1 psia. Upper non-operating limit is 9,144 m (30,000 ft) or 30.3 KPa/4.4 psia.
** Storage maximum humidity of 95% is based on a maximum temperature of 45°C (113°F). Altitude
maximum for storage corresponds to a pressure minimum of 70 KPa.
Product
Specifications
Software
Power Specification
12V @ 9.17A (110 W)
Security Features
HTTPS (HTTP exchanged over an SSL-encrypted session) is required for access to the
Virtual Connect Manager. Access to the Virtual Connect Manager is via the system
Onboard Administrator. Each user account can be configured for a combination of four
access privileges to control and/or view elements in the Virtual Connect Manager. User
verification by account name and password (Case Sensitive).
Each user account can be configured for a combination of four access privileges to
control and/or view elements in the Virtual Connect Manager.
Role based customization to assign various privileges to Server Admin, Network Admin
and Storage Admin.
LDAP Authentication services provide role based security via an LDAP SSL Directory
Server connection.
TACACS+ authentication, authorization and accounting
RADIUS authentication and authorization
Administrator controlled password length and strength requirements.
Private VLANs for secure connectivity between servers within a domain.
Compliant with United States Department of Defense Policy on Use of Department of
Defense (DoD) Information Systems Standard Consent Banner and User
Agreement.
Configurable filtering of multicast traffic
GUI and CLI session timeout
Shared Uplink Sets using Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) allows the creation
Trunking, Failover
of Ethernet channeling with upstream switches that conform to IEEE 802.3ad. Ports
and Other
Networking Features can alternatively be configured for failover only.
External ports within a Port Set can be on the same VC Ethernet module or on multiple
VC modules within the VC domain.
In the event of an uplink failure to a data center switch, the next highest performance
uplink connection or aggregation will become active.
Fast MAC Cache failover enables rapid recovery of network connections when a
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Technical Specifications
standby module becomes active.
Smart Link network senses a failed upstream switch connection and allows teamed
NICs to properly failover.
Configure uplink speeds to Auto, 1Gb, or 10Gb on the associated uplinks
VLAN Features
802.1Q VLAN supported on uplinks.
Uplink ports can be configured for VLAN tagging at egress or pass-thru of tagged
VLAN packets from Server ports.
Native VLAN support for untagged packets on a shared uplink set. Packets can be
targeted to a specific server ports.
Simultaneous tunneled and mapped VLAN connections to a single domain.
Industry Standard
NPIV Support
The Virtual Connect FlexFabric module works by first converting FCoE traffic from
multiple FLEXFABRIC ADAPTER ports to native Fibre Channel and then aggregating it
over a single N-port uplink through the use of N_port_ID virtualization (NPIV). NPIV
allows multiple distinguishable identities (multiple port WWNs or port IDs) over a single
N-port connection. All Fibre Channel SAN switch vendors have support for NPIV in
their latest firmware release. By conforming to the NPIV standard, SAN equipment
interoperability simplified. The Virtual Connect FlexFabric Module can aggregate traffic
from up to 255 physical and virtual servers per Fibre Channel uplink port and up to
255 virtual server connections per single downlink port.
Data Center
Connectivity
Each Virtual Connect FlexFabric module supports up to 4 SAN fabrics and is typically
connected to Fibre Channel switches that have been configured to run in NPIV mode.
The 4 FC configurable uplink ports are speed selectable from 2, 4, or 8Gb/s.
The setup wizard allows SAN administrators to name the fabric that servers will
connect into and set the oversubscription rate. Fibre Channel boot parameters and
WWN administration are configurable options that can be integrated into server
profiles.
In an NPIV environment, there is an initial brief login function between the Virtual
Connect FlexFabric Module's uplink port and the data center SAN switch. Once
completed, all FlexHBA connections appear as though they are directly connected
between the server and the SAN switch. The Virtual Connect FlexFabric Module
appears as a pass-thru device to the SAN, yet cables are reduced as much as 16:1
Management
Features
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) for defining, configuring, and
managing all elements of the Virtual Connect Domain.
Setup Wizards for server profile creation and initial domain installation and
configuration and network configuration.
Comprehensive administration, definition, and management of Ethernet Network,
Shared Uplink Set, SAN Fabric management and Server Profiles
Embedded SNMP v1, v2, v3 and SMI-S agents allow Network Management
applications to query Virtual Connect for statistics and trap information.
sFlow v5 for flow monitoring and capacity planning.
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Technical Specifications
A robust, scriptable and secure Command Line Interface simplifies management and
enables macros to control common Virtual Connect tasks
Any uplink port can be used as a dedicated mirrored port for traffic analysis and
troubleshooting by a Network Analyzer or Sniffer.
Domain Management of user accounts, enclosure, Virtual Connect domain settings, and
firmware updates
The location and status of Virtual Connect Modules in the HPE c-Class Enclosure and
Onboard Administrator can be viewed from the Hardware Status page. Including at-aglance detailed information of the hardware elements via mouse-over pop-up windows.
MAC Address Administration allows local administration of predefined or user-defined
MAC address ranges.
WWN Address Administration allows local administration of predefined WWN
addresses ranges to allow pre-provisioning of SAN volumes
VC manager runs as a high-availability pair when an HPE VC Module is installed in the
adjacent bay. All configuration data is stored in flash memory and checkpointed to the
standby module. Configurations can also be backed up to a workstation via the GUI.
A VC Ethernet module is not required in enclosure interconnect bay 1 or 2 when a VC
FlexFabric Module is used in any bay as the primary VC module.
Up to 128 Network Access Groups can be defined to prevent enabling specific network
combinations in the same server profile.
Supported by HPE Virtual Connect Enterprise Management v7.3.2 and higher.
Provides centralized network connection management and workload mobility for
thousands of servers. Learn more at: http://www.hpe.com/info/vcem
Management and Standards
Standards Support
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INCITS FC-BB-5 Rev 2.00
IEEE 802.1Qbb
IEEE 802.1Qaz
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP
IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN includes Native VLAN support and server side VLAN tag
mapping)
IEEE 802.2 LLC
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation
IEEE 802.3ae 10Gb Fiber Ethernet
IEEE 802.3aq 10Gb LRM Ethernet
SNMP v.1, v.2, v.3
IGMP v1, v2, v3
ANCI T11 N_Port ID Virtualization
FC-PH Rev. 4.3
FC-PH-2
FC-PH-3
FC-FLA
FC-GS
FC-GS-2
FC-GS-3
FC-FG
FC-VI
FC Element MIB RFC 2837
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Technical Specifications
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Safety and
Compliance
Fibre Alliance MIB Version 4.0
FC-BB5 aka FIP Snooping on uplinks
sFlow v5
Safety Certifications UL/CUL Recognition to UL/CSA 60950-1
TUV to EN 60950-1
CB report and certificate to IEC 60950-1 with all country deviations
CE Marking
Electromagnetic FCC Part 15 Class A
Emissions
EN 55022 Class A (CISPR22 Class A)
Certifications FCC VCCI Class A
Part 15 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A or AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
MIC Class A
CE Marking
EnvironmentEnd-of-life
friendly Products Management and
and Approach
Recycling
Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers end-of-life Hewlett Packard Enterprise product return,
trade-in, and recycling programs in many geographic areas. For trade-in information,
please go to: http://www.hpe.com/info/recycle. To recycle your product, please go to:
http://www.hpe.com/info/recycle or contact your nearest Hewlett Packard Enterprise
sales office. Products returned to Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be recycled, recovered
or disposed of in a responsible manner.
The EU WEEE directive (2002/95/EC) requires manufacturers to provide treatment
information for each product type for use by treatment facilities. This information
(product disassembly instructions) is posted on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise web site
at: http://www.hpe.com/info/recycle. These instructions may be used by recyclers and
other WEEE treatment facilities as well as HPE OEM customers who integrate and re-sell
Hewlett Packard Enterprise equipment.
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Summary of Changes
Date
23-Oct-2017
Version History
From Version 29 to 30
Action
Changed
04-Sep-2017
08-May-2017
From Version 28 to 29
From Version 27 to 28
Changed
Changed
16-Dec-2016
From Version 26 to 27
21-Oct-2016
13-Feb-2015
10-Oct-2014
From Version 25 to 26
From Version 24 to 25
From Version 23 to 24
Changed
Added
Changed
Changed
Changed
13-Aug-2014
From Version 22 to 23
Changed
18-Apr-2014
03-Mar-2014
05-Nov-2013
13-Sep-2013
From Version 21 to 22
From Version 20 to 21
From Version 19 to 20
From Version 18 to 19
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
20-Aug-2013
14-Jun-2013
10-Jun-2013
From Version 17 to 18
From Version 16 to 17
From Version 13 to 16
Changed
Removed
Removed
Added
Changed
09-Nov-2012
13-Aug-2012
From Version 12 to 13
From Version 11 to 12
Changed
Changed
13-Apr-2012
09-Dec-2011
14-Nov-2011
From Version 10 to 11
From Version 9 to 10
From Version 8 to 9
Changed
Changed
Changed
30-Aug-2011
From Version 7 to 8
Changed
07-Apr-2011
11-Feb-2011
From Version 6 to 7
From Version 5 to 6
Added
Changed
14-Jan-2011
From Version 4 to 5
Changed
Description of Change
Care Pack naming and Service and Support- Parts and Materials
updated.
Supported Products sections was updated.
Supported Products, and Related Options sections were updated.
URLs updated to hpe.com
Related Options section was updated.
SKU added in Related Options section
Rebranding edition
Overview and Supported Products sections were updated
Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers and HPE Networks Adapters in
supported products, and standard features sections were updated.
What's new section, Compatibility, Supported products and Standard
Features sections were updated.
SKUs added on Cabling and Transceiver Options:
JG329A, JG330A
Compatibility and product descriptions were revised.
Change made in the standard features.
Change made in the Required cabling section only.
Compatibility, Required cabling, Product Features, Product
Specifications Software, and Management and Standards Support
were revised.
Changes were made to correct the North America version.
Mentions of sFlow support was removed.
Removed At A Glance.
Added Standard Features section.
Changes were made in Overview, Supported Products, Service and
Support, HPE Care Pack and Warranty Information, Related Options
and Technical Specifications section.
Changes were made in Related Options section.
Changes were made in Overview, Supported Products, Related
Options and Technical Specifications sections.
Corrected a spelling error.
Changes made in the Related Options section only.
Virtual Connect Firmware, Recommended Services and Cabling and
Transceiver Options were revised.
What's New was added to the Overview
HPE Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 Server Blades
were added to Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers Compatibility
FC-AL Rev 4.6 and FC-AL-2 Rev 7.0 were removed from
Management and Standards Support
Added 3 new servers to the Compatibility section.
L2 MAC entries was increased to support up to 32000 in At A Glance
Performance
Note was updated in Cabling and Transceiver Options
With Virtual Connect firmware v3.15 was removed from HPE
BladeSystem c-Class Enclosures
HPE Startup BladeSystem c3000 Enclosed Network Service was
removed from Service and Support Offerings
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10/24 Enterprise Edition for BLc7000, No Media, 1-enclosure License including 1 year of 24x7
Technical Support and Updates was added to Models
HPE ProLiant BL620c G7 and BL680x G7 Server Series or greater
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Summary of Changes
17-Dec-2010
18-Nov-2010
12-Nov-2010
From Version 3 to 4
From Version 2 to 3
From Version 1 to 2
Added
Changed
Changed
were added to Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers
HPE NC553m 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter
was added to HPE Network Adapters
VC FlexFabric Module Configurations image was removed from
Supported Products
Added Service and Support information.
Corrected broken link in the Compatibility section.
Models, Cabling and Transceiver Options and Service and Support
Offerings product descriptions were revised
HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Firmware was changed to
version 3.15
HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure Server Network Adapters Used
was updated
VC FlexFabric Module Configurations was revised and Mixed VC
Module Configurations was removed from Supported Products
HPE NC542m Dual Port 10 10GbE BL-c Adapter and HPE NC552m
Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter were added to
HPE Network Adapters
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