HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch

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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Overview
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
To remain competitive, IT organizations must keep pace with ever-increasing workloads without a similar increase in their budgets
or resources. While virtualization has provided some relief by enabling the benefits of faster deployment and consolidation, it also
tends to put additional stress on data center networks. In addition, the move toward cloud computing, which promises greater
efficiency and a more service-oriented business model, means that these networks will face even greater demands.
The HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch meets the demands of hyper-scale, private cloud storage environments by
delivering market-leading 16 Gb Fibre Channel technology and capabilities that support highly virtualized environments. Designed
to enable maximum flexibility and investment protection, the SN6500B Switch is configurable in 48, 72 or 96 ports and supports 4,
8 or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 2U package. It also provides a simplified deployment process and a point-and-click
user interface-making it both powerful and easy to use. The SN6500B Switch is ideal for medium- to large-sized organizations that
need a scalable, high-availability solution that will facilitate consolidation and the flexibility to meet rapidly evolving storage
requirements
The SN6500B is available in five models:
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96-port/96-port Active Power Pack+ Fibre Channel Switch
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96-port/96-port Active Fibre Channel Switch
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96-port/48-port Active Power Pack+ Fibre Channel Switch
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96-port/48-port Active Fibre Channel Switch
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96-port/48-port Active Port Side Air Intake Fibre Channel Switch
Power Pack+ includes additional software: Fabric Vision, Fabric Watch, ISL Trunking, Extended Fabric, and Advanced Performance
Monitoring. Power Pack+ software provides the SAN administrator with the necessary tools to monitor the health and performance
of the network, while also ensuring the highest levels of security, scalability and manageability.
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Features and Benefits
Key Features and Benefits
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Updated HPE B-series Network Advisor SKUs to the next suffix (A to B) and added 3 Network Advisor E-LTU SKUs
(suffix AE)
Delivers 16 Gbps performance with up to 96 ports in an ultra-dense, optimized 2U form factor
Features Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities for fast, easy, and cost-effective scaling from 48 to 96 ports in 24-port
increments
Provides a flexible, simple, and easy-to-use SAN solution with industry-leading technology
Supports highly virtualized, private cloud storage with multi-tenancy and non-stop operations
Offers best-in-class port density and scalability for high-end enterprise SAN switches, along with redundant, hotpluggable components and non-disruptive software upgrades
In-flight compression and encryption included providing efficient link utilization and security Yields exceptional
price/performance value
Provides Adaptive Networking services such as Quality of Service (QoS) to help optimize application performance in
consolidated, virtual environments. The Adaptive Networking and Server Application Optimization (SAO) features are
included by default in all SN6500B switch models and do not require a separate license
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Models
HPE StoreFabric
SN6500B 16Gb
FC Switch Models
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96/96 Power Pack+ FC Switch
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96/96 FC Switch
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 Power Pack+ FC Switch
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 FC Switch
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 Port Side Air Intake Fibre Channel Switch
C8R42A
C8R43A
C8R44A
C8R45A
E7X98A
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Product Highlights
SN6500B 16Gb FC
Switch
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Simplifies enterprise SAN deployment by combining higher edge switch port density with
exceptional scalability, performance and reliability
Delivers 48, 72, or 96-ports in a 2U enclosure
Provides 4 Gb/s, 8 Gb/s, 16 Gb/s* performance
Employs optional Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking to provide a high-speed data path between
switches which enables a high speed data path between 16 Gb/s switches up to 128 Gb/s
NOTE: * 16 Gb/s performance can be obtained between two 16 Gb/s capable devices.
Configuration Support
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/san/documentation.html
High-availability
features
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Two integrated redundant, hot swappable power supplies with three hot-swappable
redundant cooling fans
Enhanced Fault Detection Logic
Parity protection on all data paths and system memory
Advanced Fabric
Services
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Hardware Enforced Zoning
Frame Filtering
Built-in Web browser management tools
Enhanced Group Management (EGM)
HPE B-series SAN Network Advisor software (optional)
Cabinet Support
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HPE (22U, 36U, and 42U) 10000 G2 Series, the Intelligent Series racks and HPE (14U, 22U,
36U, 42U, and 47U) 11000 G2 Series racks.
NOTE: To order factory integration, add 0D1 after the part number on your sales order.
Software Components, Standard, Base Models
Frame Filtering
An ASIC based capability that enables new applications and features. The switch has the ability to
"view" the first 64 bytes of the Fibre Channel frame. At this time, Frame Filtering enables advanced
capabilities such as Advanced Zoning and Advanced Performance Monitoring.
Advanced Zoning
WWN Zoning and Access Control are enforced by hardware that provides the same simple
administration previously enforced only with software. Administrators can organize a physical fabric
into logical groups and prevent unauthorized access by devices outside the Zone.
Web Tools
Web Tools is an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical interface that enables organizations to monitor and
manage SAN fabrics. Tasks can be performed through a Java-capable Web browser from a standard
laptop, desktop PC or workstation from any location within the enterprise.
EGM
Enhanced Group Management (EGM) is a FOS license that is included with all B-Series switches and
enables multi-switch operations. It helps automate operations across multiple switches to save time
and streamline repetitive operations, which are typically prone to error. EGM drives consistency across
fabrics, while minimizing the risk associated with potential downtime due to configuration mismatches.
EGM provides streamlined troubleshooting for more effective fabric monitoring and diagnosis.
HPE SAN Network Advisor Professional, Professional Plus, and Enterprise enable EGM functionality.
Customers have EGM functionality enabled within the hardware product and need only to make the
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Product Highlights
decision around which management application is right for them.
In-flight Compression
and Encryption
In-flight compression optimizes network performance within the data center and over long-distance
links. Data is compressed at the source and uncompressed at the destination. Performance varies by
data type, but generally achieve 2:1 compression with minimal impact on performance. Compression
can be used in conjunction with in-flight encryption.
In-flight encryption minimizes the risk of unauthorized access for traffic within the data center and over
long-distance links. It is switch-to-switch encryption, not device or data-at-rest encryption. Data is
encrypted at the source and decrypted at the destination. Encryption and decryption are performed in
hardware using the AES-GCM-256 algorithm, minimizing any impact on performance. Encryption can
be used in conjunction with in-flight compression. This is complementary to data-at-rest encryption
provided by the Encryption SAN Switch and the Encryption Blade for B-series SAN Directors.
Adaptive Networking
Adaptive Networking (AN) is an optional family of technologies which allow flexible control of traffic
movement within the fabric which deliver application aware management of fabric resources.
Applications may be used with multiple protocols and multiple classes of service. It includes the
following features:
Ingress Rate Limiting:
Allows the ingress bandwidth of a port to be throttled to a rate lower than negotiated with the SAN
node. This could be very useful for enterprises offering stepped levels of service and enforcing SLAs.
Quality of Service (QoS):
Enables zones with high, medium, and low priorities within a fabric on a zone by zone basis. This can
be very useful for prioritizing array replication over MANs and WANs over less critical traffic.
Traffic Isolation Zones:
Defines paths through a fabric for some or all nodes. Failover allows a non-preferred path to be used if
the preferred fails. TIZs use failover by default but it can be disabled if traffic should stop if a preferred
path fails. TIZ can be used to manually map out traffic flows within a fabric based on application,
priority, and topology.
Server Application
Optimization
Server Application Optimization (SAO) improves overall application performance for physical servers
and virtual machines. SAO, when deployed with B-Series Fibre Channel HBAs, extends B-Series
Adaptive Networking from the B-series SAN fabric to the server infrastructure. This delivers
application-level, fine-grain Quality of Service (QoS) management to the HBAs and related server
applications.
Solution Requirements:
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SAO requires B-series HBA installed in the server
Software Components, Optional
SN6500B 16Gb Switch
Power Pack+ Software
Bundle
The Power Pack+ Software Bundle comes with the SN6500B 16Gb 96/96 Power Pack+ Switch and
SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 Power Pack+ Switch or as an optional software bundle for the SN6500B 16Gb
96/96 FC Switch and the SN6500B 96/48 FC Switch. It includes the following:
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Fabric Vision
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Product Highlights
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Fabric Watch
Advanced Performance Monitor
Extended Fabric
ISL Trunking
NOTE: Adaptive Networking and Server Application Optimization features are included by default in
all four switch configurations and do not require a separate license
Fabric Vision
Fabric Vision offers innovative diagnostic, monitoring and management capabilities to help accelerate
new application deployments, address SAN problems before they impact operations and reduce
operational costs. It Includes
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Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite: A policy-based monitoring tool with pre-built rules and
automation that simplifies fabric-wide threshold configuration and monitoring.
Flow Vision: A comprehensive tool that enables administrators to identify, monitor, and
analyze specific application data flows without using taps to ensure optimized performance
Health and performance dashboard: A single customizable screen displayed in HPE SAN
Network Advisor that contains all critical SAN information for convenient review and analysis
Fabric Vision will be included by default in all HPE StoreFabric B-series Fibre Channel switches and
Directors bundled with Power Pack+ (with FOS 7.2.x and later*). In all other cases, Fabric Vision can be
enabled on HPE StoreFabric B-series Fibre Channel switches and Directors in any one of the following
ways
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Application of the Fabric Vision LTU (FOS 7.2.x and later*)
Application of the Power Pack+ LTU (FOS 7.2.x and later*)
Upgrading existing Switch/Director loaded with Power Pack+ to FOS 7.2.x or later*
Upgrading existing Switch/Director loaded with both Advanced Performance Monitor (APM)
and Fabric Watch (FW) licenses to FOS 7.2.x or later*
NOTE: *See HPE SPOCK for Hewlett Packard Enterprise supported versions of FOS 7.2.x
Fabric Watch
Fabric Watch is an optional license which enables each switch to monitor the SAN for potential faults
and automatically alert network managers to problems before they become failures. Fabric Watch
tracks a variety of SAN fabric elements, events, and counters. Monitoring fabric-wide events, ports,
SFPs, and environmental parameters permits early fault detection and isolation as well as performance
measurement. Each switch in the SAN needs its own Fabric Watch license.
NOTE: Fabric Watch has been obsoleted in FOS 7.4.0 and later. Users can migrate their Fabric
Watch settings to the Fabric Vison licensed Monitoring and Performance Suite (MAPS) prior to
upgrading.
Advanced Performance This optional enabling technology helps administrators monitor and watch specific fabric metrics -from a SID (Source ID) to a DID (Destination ID) -- so they can fine-tune and scale the fabric more
Monitor
efficiently. Plus, Advanced Performance Monitoring includes the ability for early warning detection of
hot spots within the fabric, a powerful tool for maintaining overall balanced performance.
Top Talkers is a component of Advanced Performance Monitoring and tracks the top traffic flows for
hosts and targets for a switch port or a switch. Top Talkers can help identify the ports that need
certain Quality of Service (QoS) attributes or it can help determine portions of the physical topology
that need reconfiguration.
NOTE: Advanced Performance Monitoring has been obsoleted in FOS 7.4.0 and later. Users can
utilize the Fabric Vision licensed Flow Vision features for performance monitoring.
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Extended Fabric
Optional license which extends all of the scalability, reliability, and performance benefits of Fibre
Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs) beyond the native 10 km distance specified by the Fibre
Channel standard.
ISL Trunking
For high performance enhanced Trunking, this optional license logically groups up to eight E-ports to
provide a high bandwidth trunk between two switches. Each 16Gb switch needs its own license. The
switch operating system views the trunk as a single, high bandwidth resource (up to 128Gb) when
routing connections between 16Gb switches. Connections are load-balanced across the individual links,
which comprise the logical trunk group.
SAN Network Advisor
Professional
HPE SAN Network Advisor Professional is a server based management application available at nocharge that comes with B-series SAN Switches and includes the following features:
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Allows management of two Fabric OS (FOS) fabrics (up to 300 switch ports and 1000
devices)
Performs group switch management beyond the scope of Web Tools
Does not offer management of the SN8000B 8-slot or DC SAN Backbone Directors
It is targeted for SMB customers that use FOS based SAN fabrics and require a management solution
for smaller SANs based fabrics.
SMB customers that initially start off with SAN Network Advisor Professional and have a small SAN
environment may over time feel the need for an enterprise-class product (SAN Network Advisor
Professional+ or SAN Network Advisor Enterprise) as their environments start to grow in size and
complexity, and as they start to uptake more enterprise-class functionality (such as Fibre Channel
Routing, FCIP, etc.). A non-disruptive upgrade path is available from SAN Network Advisor Professional
to SAN Network Advisor Professional+ or SAN Network Advisor Enterprise.
SAN Network Advisor
Enterprise and
Professional+
HPE SAN Network Advisor Enterprise and Professional+ are the enterprise-class products that support
FOS products. SAN Network Advisor Enterprise provides complete B-series Directors Management
including enterprise-class features/environments such as FICON, Fibre Channel Routing, FCIP, adaptive
networking, etc. while SAN Network Advisor Professional+ provides the same feature set except for
support for the DC SAN Backbone Director, SN8000B 8-Slot Director, and FICON.
SAN Network Advisor Enterprise delivers unprecedented scalability, up to 100 fabrics and 15,000
switch ports, while SAN Network Advisor Professional+ scales to 36 SAN Fabrics and 2560 switch
ports. To accommodate growth, there is an upgrade available to SAN Network Advisor Enterprise from
SAN Network Advisor Professional Plus.
Integrated Routing
Integrated Routing is an optional license which provides native Fibre Channel Routing (FCR) on a perport basis, rather than limiting routing ports to those on a dedicated routing switch or blade. Just like
traditional FCR, Integrated Routing uses EX_Ports to import/export devices between fabrics, enabling
selective device sharing while maintaining remote fabric isolation. Integrated Routing provides
architecture flexibility to route on a port-by-port basis, enabling increased scalability and fault isolation.
HPE Smart SAN for
3PAR
HPE Smart SAN, optional software for HP 3PAR, makes end-to-end SAN configuration and
management simple and reduces the probability of errors through automation. It is an application
embedded in SAN components (array, hosts and switches) that enables 3PAR arrays to orchestrate
configuration, settings and policies across the SAN. Smart SAN is supported with B-series Switches,
HPE StoreFabric Fibre Channel adapters (HBAs) and 3PAR storage. HPE Smart SAN for 3PAR through
its Target Driven Peer Zoning (TDPZ) feature enables customers to automate peer zoning, resulting in
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Product Highlights
the creation of fewer zones and enables configuration of zones in minutes and not in hours. Through
automation, it reduces the probability of errors and potential downtime. Additional information can be
found here: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/storage-software/productdetail.html?oid=8295863#!tab=features
NOTE: Supports B-series 16Gb and 8Gb FC switches with FOS 7.4.0a or later.
NOTE: A list of supported HPE FC Adapters can be found at https://h20272.www2.hp.com/spock/
NOTE: Supports 3PAR StoreServ storage with 3.2.2 or later with only 16Gb target ports on HPE
3PAR StoreServ storage.
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Service and Support
Warranty
(1-1-1) Hardware Warranty; 1-year parts; 1-year on-site (standard business hours, next business day
response) and 1-year labor.
NOTE: The hardware warranty covers firmware and embedded non-saleable software. For extended
hardware installation and maintenance information, click the link below:
http://www.hp.com/hps/carepack/services/
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
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to choose the right service level, length of coverage and response time as you purchase your new
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Recommended Support Services
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Standard Care
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devices to make the most of these services and receive all the deliverables.
Basic Care
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HPE SAN Deployment Service
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise will provide HPE-supported replacement parts and materials necessary to
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Parts and components that have reached their maximum supported lifetime and/or the maximum
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technical product data sheet will not be provided, repaired, or replaced as part of these services.
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to Disk or eligible SSD/Flash Drives
replaced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise due to malfunction.
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Family Information
Features
8/8 SAN Switch Base
and 8/8 SAN Switch
8/24 SAN Switch
Base
Targeted
Environment
Fibre Channel Port
Bandwidth
Aggregate device
bandwidth
OS Support
Workgroups,
Departments
Workgroups, Departments
Workgroups, Departments
8Gbit/sec
8Gbit/sec
16Gbit/sec
32Gbps
64-192 Gbit/sec
128-192 Gbit/sec
192-384 Gbit/sec
768 Gbps
8 Enabled
24 Max
16 Enabled
24 Max
12-24 Enabled
24 Max
8 or 24 Enabled
24 Max
B-series
B-series
B-series
B-series
Optional Upgrade
Included with Power
Pack+ or Optional
Upgrade
Included with Power Pack+
Included with Power Pack+
or Optional Upgrade
Included
Included
Included
Included
1U
1U
1U
1U
Yes (Included)
Yes (Included)
No
No
Optional
No
No
No
Yes
Yes (integrated with power
supply)
Adaptive
Networking
Form factor
Zoning Software
Hot plug, redundant
power supplies
Hot plug fans
Features
Targeted Environment
OS Support
Workgroups,
Departments
3PAR StoreServ, StoreVirtual 4000, P9000/XP, P6000/EVA, P2000/MSA
SFP
Fibre Channel Port
Bandwidth
Aggregate device
bandwidth
SN3600B 32Gb FC Switch
and SN3600B 32Gb FC
Power Pack+
NOTE: Please Refer to SAN Design Guide
http://www.hp.com/go/sandesign or http://www.hp.com/go/sandesignguide
Storage system
support
FC Ports
Advanced
Trunking
SN3000B 16Gb FC Switch
and SN3000B 16Gb FC
Power Pack+
Yes (Included)
Yes (Included)
SN6600B 32 Gb FC Switch and SN6000B 16Gb FC Switch and SN6500B 16Gb FC Switch and
SN6600B 32 Gb FC Power
SN6000B 16Gb FC Power
SN6500B 16Gb FC Power
Pack+
Pack+
Pack+
Workgroups, Departments
Workgroups, Departments
Workgroups, Departments
32 Gbps
16Gbit/sec
16Gbit/sec
2 Tbps
384-768 Gbit/sec
768-1536Gbit/sec
NOTE: Please Refer to SAN Design Guide
http://www.hp.com/go/sandesign or http://www.hp.com/go/sandesignguide
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Family Information
Storage system support
FC Ports
SFP
Advanced
Trunking
Adaptive Networking
Form factor
3PAR StoreServ, StoreVirtual 4000, P9000/XP, P6000/EVA, P2000/MSA
24 or 48 enabled
24 or 48 Enabled
48 or 96 Enabled
64 Max
48 Max
96 Max
B-series (16 Gb or 32 Gb)
B-series
B-series
Included with Power Pack+ or
Included with Power Pack+ or
Included with Power Pack+ or
Optional Upgrade
Optional Upgrade
Optional Upgrade
Included
Included
Included
1U
1U
2U
Zoning Software
Yes (Included)
Hot plug, redundant
power supplies
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hot plug fans
Yes (integrated with power
supply)
Yes (integrated with power
supply)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Included)
SN6600B 32 Gb Bundled (SFP+) FC Switch
SN6000B 16Gb Bundled FC
and SN6600B 32 Gb Power Pack+ Bundled
Switch
(SFP+) FC Switch
Workgroups, Departments
Workgroups, Departments
Features
8/24 Bundled FC
Switch
Targeted Environment
Workgroups,
Departments
Fibre Channel Port
Bandwidth
8Gbit/sec
16Gbit/sec
32 Gbps
–128-192 Gbit/sec
384-768 Gbit/sec
2 Tbps
Aggregate device
bandwidth
OS Support
NOTE: Please Refer to SAN Design Guide
http://www.hp.com/go/sandesign or http://www.hp.com/go/sandesignguide
Storage system support
3PAR StoreServ, StoreVirtual 4000, P9000/XP, P6000/EVA, P2000/MSA
FC Ports
SFP
Advanced
Trunking
16 Enabled
24 or 48 Enabled
24 or 48 Enabled
24 Max
48 Max
64 Max
B-series, 16 units B-series, 24 units included in B-series, 24 or 48 32 Gb SFP+ included in the
included in the box
the box
box
Included with Power
Included with Power Pack+ or
Included with Power Pack+ or Optional
Pack+ or Optional
Upgrade
Optional Upgrade
Upgrade
Adaptive Networking
Included
Included
Included
Form factor
1U
1U
1U
Zoning Software
Yes (Included)
Yes (Included)
Yes (Included)
Hot plug, redundant
power supplies
No
Yes
Yes
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Family Information
Hot plug fans
Features
Targeted Environment
Fibre Channel Port
Bandwidth
Ethernet
FCIP/FICON
OS Support
Storage system support
FC Ports
Ethernet Ports
Yes (integrated with power
supply)
No
Yes (integrated with power supply)
1606 Extension SAN Switch
Data Centers
SN4000B SAN Extension Switch
Data Centers
8 Gbit/sec
16 Gbit/sec
1 Gbit/sec Ethernet
10 Gbit/sec Ethernet
Yes, optional license required for FICON
Yes, optional license required for FICON
NOTE: Please Refer to SAN Design Guide
http://www.hp.com/go/sandesign or http://www.hp.com/go/sandesignguide
3PAR StoreServ, StoreVirtual 4000, P9000/XP, P6000/EVA, P2000/MSA
4 or 16 Enabled
24 Enabled
16 Max
24 Max
16 ports 1/10GbE Enabled
2 or 6 Enabled
16 Max
6 Max
2 – 40GbE ports
SFP
B-series
B-series
Included with Power Pack+ or Optional Upgrade
Included with Power Pack+
Included
Included
Form factor
1U
2U
Zoning Software
Yes (Included)
Yes (Included)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced
Trunking
Adaptive Networking
Hot plug, redundant
power supplies
Hot plug fans
Features
Targeted Environment
Port Bandwidth
Aggregate device
bandwidth
SN8000B 8-Slot SAN
Director Power Pack+
Cloud Optimized Data
Centers
Up to 16Gbit/sec
10.2 Tbit/sec
SN8000B 4-Slot SAN
Director and 4-Slot
SAN Director Power
Pack+
Cloud Optimized Data
Centers
Up to 16Gbit/sec
5.1 Tbit/sec
SN8600B 8-Slot SAN
Director Power Pack+
SN8600B 4-slot SAN
Director Power Pack+
Cloud Optimized Data
Centers
Up to 32 Gbps
Cloud Optimized Data
Centers
Up to 32Gbps
16.2 Tbps
8.1 Tbps
OS Support
NOTE: Please Refer to SAN Design Guide
http://www.hp.com/go/sandesign or http://www.hp.com/go/sandesignguide
Storage system
Support
3PAR StoreServ, StoreVirtual 4000, P9000/XP, P6000/EVA, P2000/MSA
Ports
Up to 512 SFP
Up to 256 SFP
384 32 Gbps ports or a
Up to 192 32 Gbps ports
512-port equivalent with
or a 256-port equivalent
128 Gbps (32 Gbps×4
with 16 ICL ports.
QSFP ports)
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Family Information
SFP
B-series
Advanced Trunking
Included with Power
Pack
Adaptive Networking
Form factor
Zoning Software
Included
14U
Yes (included)
B-series
Included with Power
Pack or Optional
Upgrade
Included
9U
Yes (included)
Hot plug, redundant
power supplies
Yes
Hot plug fans
Yes
Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HPE
c-Class BladeSystem
Targeted
Enterprise, Datacenters, Workgroups,
Departments
Environment
Port Bandwidth
16Gbit/sec
Aggregate device 448 Gbit/sec (24 ports x 16Gb/s)
Gbit/sec
bandwidth
Features
B-series
B-Series
Included with Power
Pack
Included with Power
Pack
Included
14U
Yes (included)
Included
9U
Yes (Included)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for Brocade 16Gb Fibre Channel SAN
HPE c-Class BladeSystem
Switch Module for HPE Synergy
Enterprise, Datacenters,
Workgroups, Departments
Workgroups, Departments
8Gbit/sec
16 Gbit/sec
192 Gbit/sec
576 Gb/s (36 ports x 16 Gb/s)
OS Support
NOTE: Please Refer to SAN Design Guide
http://www.hp.com/go/sandesign or http://www.hp.com/go/sandesignguide
Storage system
Support
3PAR StoreServ, StoreVirtual 4000, P9000/XP, P6000/EVA, P2000/MSA
Ports
12 external /16 internal
4 or 8 external / 8 or 16 internal
SFP
Advanced
Trunking
Adaptive
Networking
Form factor
Zoning Software
Hot plug,
redundant power
supplies
Hot plug fans
B-series
Included with Power Pack+ or
Optional Upgrade
B-series
Included with Power Pack+ or
Optional Upgrade
8 SFP+ external, 4 QSFP external
/12 internal
B-series
Included with Power Pack+ or
Optional Upgrade
Included
Included
Included
Embedded
Yes (Included)
Embedded
Yes (Included)
Embedded
Yes (Included)
Yes, in BladeSystem Enclosure
Yes, in BladeSystem Enclosure
Yes, in Synergy Frame
Yes, in BladeSystem Enclosure
Yes, in BladeSystem Enclosure
Yes, in Synergy Frame
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QuickSpecs
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Configuration Information
Step 1 - Base Configuration
Select one:
Model
Model Description
SN6500B 16Gb 96/96 Power Pack+ FC Switch
16Gb 96-port FC Switch with 96 active ports; rackmount kit; accessory kit
(enterprise safety and regulatory information, installation guide, rack-mounting
instructions), power cords, serial cable, base software of Advanced Fabric OS,
Advanced Web Tools, Advanced Zoning, SAN Network Advisor Professional,
Brocade EZ Switch and Power Pack+ software of ISL Trunking, Extended Fabric,
Advanced Performance Monitoring and Fabric Watch.
NOTE: Requires optical transceivers listed below.
SN6500B 16Gb 96/96 FC Switch
16Gb 96-port FC Switch with 96 active ports; rackmount kit; accessory kit
(enterprise safety and regulatory information, installation guide, rack-mounting
instructions), power cords, serial cable, base software of Advanced Fabric OS,
Advanced Web Tools, Brocade EZ Switch, Advanced Zoning, SAN Network Advisor
Professional
NOTE: Requires optical transceivers listed below.
SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 Power Pack+ FC Switch
16Gb 96-port FC Switch with 48 active ports; rackmount kit; accessory kit
(enterprise safety and regulatory information, installation guide, rack-mounting
instructions), power cords, serial cable, base software of Advanced Fabric OS,
Advanced Web Tools, Brocade EZ Switch, Advanced Zoning and SAN Network
Advisor Professional and Power Pack+ software of ISL Trunking, Extended Fabric,
Advanced Performance Monitoring and Fabric Watch.
NOTE: Requires optical transceivers listed below.
SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 FC Switch
16Gb 96-port FC Switch with 48 active ports; rackmount kit; accessory kit
(enterprise safety and regulatory information, installation guide, rack-mounting
instructions), power cords, serial cable, base software of Advanced Fabric OS,
Advanced Web Tools, Brocade EZ Switch, Advanced Zoning, and SAN Network
Advisor Professional.
NOTE: Requires optical transceivers listed below.
SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 Port Side Air Intake Fibre Channel Switch
16Gb 96-port FC Switch with 48 active ports; rackmount kit; accessory kit
(enterprise safety and regulatory information, installation guide, rack-mounting
instructions), power cords, serial cable, base software of Advanced Fabric OS,
Advanced Web Tools, Brocade EZ Switch, Advanced Zoning, and SAN Network
Advisor Professional.
NOTE: Unique Port Side Intake Air flow mechanism: This model pulls air in from
the port side of the switch and exhausts it out the non-port side
NOTE: Requires optical transceivers listed below.
SN6500B SAN Switch 24-port Upgrade E-LTU
Part Number
C8R42A
C8R43A
C8R44A
C8R45A
E7X98A
TC440AAE
(Physical License
- TC440A)
24 port upgrade license for SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 Power Pack+ FC Switch
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QuickSpecs
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Configuration Information
(C8R44A) and SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 FC Switch (C8R45A)
NOTE: Some HPE B-series software licenses are now available through the Electronic Delivery (E-Delivery) mechanism. The EDelivery software licenses with new part numbers listed in this document are functionally equivalent to the corresponding
physical licenses with different part numbers. Some software licenses in this document are represented by two part numbers,
the first of which is the E-Delivery version (ending with AE) and the second is the physical version.
Step 2 - Options
Fibre Channel
Transceivers
Model Description
HPE B-series 16Gb SFP+ Short Wave Transceiver
HPE 8Gb Short Wave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack
HPE B-series 16Gb LW 25km FC SFP 1-pack Transceiver
*NOTE: AJ716A is not supported with the SN6000B and SN6500B 16Gb FC
Switches
Distance Maximum
16Gb
performance:
8Gb
performance:
4Gb
performance:
HPE Standard HPE Standard HPE
OM2 Cable
OM3 Cable
PremierFlex
OM3+ Cable
35 meters
100 meters
100 meters
HPE
PremierFlex
OM4 Cable
125 meters
50 meters
150 meters
150 meters
190 meters
150 meters
380 meters
380 meters
400 meters
Part Number
QK724A
AJ716B*
H6Z29A
HPE B-series 16Gb SFP+ Long Wave 10km Transceiver
HPE 8Gb Long Wave B-series 10km Fibre Channel 1 Pack SFP+ Transceiver
HPE B-series 8Gb Extended Long Wave 25km Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceiver 1
Pack
QK725A
AJ717A
AW538A
USB
HPE B-series 4G USB Drive
HPE B-Series Switch Rack-Mount Kit
NOTE: When any of the SN6500B Switch models is ordered, an accessory kit
which contains the Rack Mount Kit is included in the package by default. A7511A
is required when the original accessory kit or Rack Mount Kit is unavailable
N9Y63A
A7511A
Optical Cables
HPE PremierFlex OM4+ Fiber Optic Cables
HPE Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 1m Cable
HPE Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 2m Cable
HPE Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 5m Cable
HPE Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 15m Cable
HPE Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 30m Cable
HPE Premier Flex LC/LC Multi-mode OM4 2 fiber 50m Cable
QK732A
QK733A
QK734A
QK735A
QK736A
QK737A
HPE OM3 LC-LC Optical Cables
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
AJ833A
AJ834A
AJ835A
AJ836A
AJ837A
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Configuration Information
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
AJ838A
AJ839A
Step 3 - Optional Software*
NOTE: * For Fabric OS (FOS) minimum requirements, please refer to: http://spock.corp.hp.com/
Software for SN6500B HPE SAN Network Advisor Enterprise Software E-LTU
16Gb FC Switch
TC352BAE
(Physical License
– TC352B)
HPE SAN Network Advisor Professional Plus Software E-LTU
TC353BAE
(Physical License
– TC353B)
HPE SAN Network Advisor Professional Plus Upgrade E-LTU
TC354BAE
(Physical License
– TC354B)
HPE SN6500B SAN Switch Power Pack+ E-LTU
TC441AAE
NOTE: The Power Pack+ Software Bundle kit includes Fabric Vision, Fabric Watch, (Physical License
- TC441A)
ISL Trunking, Extended Fabric and Advanced Performance Monitor.
Adaptive Networking and Server Application Optimization features are included
by default in all four switch configurations and do not require a separate license.
HPE 8/16Gb High End Switch Fabric Vision E-LTU
TC511AAE
(Physical License
- TC511A)
HPE B-series Mid/High End Extended Fabric E-LTU
J4V63AAE
(Physical License
- 313458-B21)
HPE B-series Mid/High End SAN Switch Fabric Watch E-LTU
J4V62AAE
(Physical License
- 313454-B21)
HPE B-series Mid/High End SAN Switch Advanced Performance Monitoring E-LTU
J4V60AAE
(Physical License
- 313450-B21)
HPE B-series Mid/High End SAN Switch ISL Trunking E-LTU
J4V61AAE
(Physical License
- 313452-B21)
HPE B-series Integrated Routing E-LTU
T5529AAE
(Physical License
- T5529A)
HPE Intelligent Infrastructure Analyzer Software v2 E-LTU
TC472AAE
(Physical License
- TC472A)
NOTE: Some HPE B-series software licenses are now available through the Electronic Delivery (E-Delivery) mechanism. The EDelivery software licenses with new part numbers listed in this document are functionally equivalent to the corresponding
physical licenses with different part numbers. Some software licenses in this document are represented by two part numbers,
the first of which is the E-Delivery version (ending with AE) and the second is the physical version.
NOTE: HPE SAN Network Advisor software will no longer be shipped as a DVD to customers. Instead, customers will be able to
access and download the software from The HPE Product Download web site.
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QuickSpecs
HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Technical Specifications
System Architecture
Fibre Channel ports
Scalability
Certified maximum
Interoperability
Performance
ISL Trunking
Aggregate bandwidth
Fabric latency
Maximum frame size
Classes of service
Port types
Data traffic types
Media types
USB
Fabric services
Switch mode (default): 48-, 72-, and 96-port configurations (24-port
increments through Ports on Demand [PoD] licenses); universal (E, F, M, D,
EX) ports
Full fabric architecture:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/san/
documentation.html
Refer to SAN Design Guide for current configuration information:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/san/
documentation.html
• 8/8 SAN Switch
• 8/24 SAN Switch
• SN3000B SAN Switch
• SN6000B SAN Switch
• SN6500B SAN Switch
• 1606 Extension SAN Switch
• SN4000B SAN Extension Switch
• SN8000B 8-Slot SAN Backbone Director
• SN8000B 4-Slot SAN Director
• Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HPE BladeSystem c-Class
• Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HPE BladeSystem c-Class
• Brocade 16Gb Fibre Channel SAN Switch Module for HPE Synergy
Auto-sensing of 4, 8, and 16 Gbps port speeds;
Frame-based trunking with up to eight 16 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to
128 Gbps per ISL trunk. Exchange-based load balancing across ISLs with
DPS included in Fabric OS. There is no limit to how many trunk groups can
be configured in the switch.
1536 Gbps
Latency for locally switched ports is 700 ns; encryption/compression is 5.5
sec per node; Forward Error Correction (FEC) adds 400 ns between E_Ports
(enabled by default).
2112-byte payload
Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
D_Port (Diagnostic Port), E_Port, EX_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port); selfdiscovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control
Access Gateway mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port
Fabric switches supporting unicast
Hot-pluggable, B-Series Branded Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP), LC
connector; Short-Wave Laser (SWL), Long-Wave Laser (LWL); distance
depends on fiber-optic cable and port speed. Supports SFP+ (16/10/8
Gbit/sec) optical transceivers.
One USB port for system log file downloads or firmware upgrades
Advanced Performance Monitoring (APM) (including Top Talkers for
E_Ports, F_Ports, and Fabric mode); Adaptive Networking (Ingress Rate
Limiting, Traffic Isolation, QoS); Bottleneck Detection; Advanced Zoning
(default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning); Dynamic Fabric
Provisioning (DFP); Dynamic Path Selection (DPS); Extended Fabrics;
Enhanced BB credit recovery; Brocade Fabric Watch; FDMI; Frame
Redirection; Frame-based Trunking; FSPF; Integrated Routing; IPoFC; ISL
Trunking; Management Server; NPIV; NTP v3; Port Fencing; Registered
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Technical Specifications
Extension
Management
Options
Management software
supported
Management access
Diagnostics
Mechanicals
Enclosure
Size
Environment
System Weight
Temperature
Humidity
Altitude
Shock
Vibration
Power
Power Supply
AC input
Input line frequency
Power Consumption
State Change Notification (RSCN); Reliable Commit Service (RCS); Server
Application Optimization (SAO); Simple Name Server (SNS); Virtual Fabrics
(Logical Switch, Logical Fabric)
Fibre Channel, in-flight compression (Brocade LZO) and encryption (AESGCM-256); integrated 10 Gbps Fibre Channel for DWDM MAN connectivity
SFP media, USB Device
HTTPS, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB), SSH; Auditing, Syslog;
Brocade Advanced Web Tools, APM, Fabric Watch; SAN Network Advisor
Enterprise or SAN Network Advisor Professional/Professional Plus;
Command Line Interface (CLI); SMI-S compliant; Administrative Domains;
trial licenses for add-on capabilities
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel, serial
port (RJ-45), and one USB port
D_Port offline diagnostics, including electrical/ optical loopback, link
traffic/latency/distance; POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics,
including environmental monitoring, FCping and Pathinfo (FC traceroute),
frame viewer, non-disruptive daemon restart port mirroring (SPAN port),
optics health monitoring, power monitoring, RAStrace logging, and Rolling
Reboot Detection (RRD)
Port side Intake and Port Side Exhaust airflow models available; power from
back; 2U
Width: 429.25 mm (16.90 in.)
Height: 86.74 mm (3.42 in.)
Depth: 609.75 mm (24.01 in.)
16.92 kg (37.3 lb) with two power supply FRUs, without transceivers
Operating: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Non-operating: -25° to 70° C (-13° to 158° F)
Operating: 10 to 85 percent non-condensing
Non-operating: 10 to 90 percent non-condensing
Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9,842 feet)
Storage: Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)
Operating: 20 g, 6 ms half-sine
Non-operating: Half sine, 33G 11ms. 3/eg Axis
Operating: 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Non-operating: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies
85 V to 264 V ~5 A to 2.5 A
47 Hz to 63 Hz
450 W with all 96 ports populated with 16 Gbps SWL optics
350 W for empty chassis with no optics
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HPE StoreFabric SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch
Summary of Changes
Date
27-Mar-2017
Version History
From version 11 to
12
From Version 10 to
11
Action
Changed
Description of Change
Changes made to the Family Information tables
Changed
10-Oct-2014
From Version 9 to 10
Changed
10-Jun-2014
31-Mar-2014
20-Dec-2013
From Version 8 to 9
From Version 7 to 8
From Version 6 to 7
Changed
Changed
Changed
09-Dec-2013
From Version 5 to 6
Changed
Changes made to the Features and Benefits, Product
Highlights, Service and Support and Family Information
sections.
Update the SKU number for the HPE B-series Integrated
Routing E-LTU.
Text formatted in Configuration Information section.
Minor edits made throughout
Updated the following: Configuration Information - Step 2
- Options - added HPE B-series 16Gb Long Wave 25km
Fibre Channel SFP+ 1 Pack, H6Z29A.
Model descriptions and product descriptions were revised
throughout Configuration Information
07-Jun-2016
18-Nov-2013
From Version 4 to 5
Changed
15-Oct-2013
From Version 3 to 4
Changed
30-Sep-2013
12-Apr-2013
From Version 2 to 3
From Version 1 to 2
Changed
Changed
HPE 8/40 SAN Switch and 8/40 SAN Switch Power Pack+
was removed from Family Information
Updated the following: Configuration Information removed QK726A and QK727A from Step 2-Options,
Fibre Channel Transceivers.
Fabric Vision was added to Product Highlights
2408 FCoE CN Switch and 2408 FCoe CN Switch Power
Pack+ was removed from Family Information chart
Optional Software was revised.
Added part number to the Configuration Information
Section under step 1
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