HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c

HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c
QuickSpecs
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class
BladeSystem
Overview
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem
Simplify and make your data center change-ready. The HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for the c-Class BladeSystem is the
simplest, most flexible connection to your networks. The Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module is a new class of blade interconnect
that simplifies server connections by cleanly separating the server enclosure from LAN, simplifies networks by reducing cables
without adding switches to manage, allows you to change servers in just minutes, not days, and tailors network connections and
speeds based on application needs. HP Flex-10 technology significantly reduces infrastructure costs by increasing the number of
NICs per connection without adding extra blade I/O modules, and reducing cabling uplinks to the data center network. The HP
Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem is an innovative, new class of integrated interconnects from HP.
1. Module locator UID
2. Module status indicator
Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module Front Bezel
3. Link/Port activity
4. Port Status
What's New
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Virtual Connect v4.40 highlights for the Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module
o SR-IOV management allows assigning Virtual Functions to any Physical Functions
Models
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module Enterprise Edition for BLc7000 Option
NOTE: Includes 2 x HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D modules plus 1 x VCEM 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.
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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class
BladeSystem
Supported Products
Compatibility
HP ProLiant and Integrity NOTE: The HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Firmware v4.40 supports the following hardware.
Servers and Network
(HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 servers require VC FW 3.0 or higher and HP Integrity BL8x0c i4 servers require
options
VC FW 3.70 or higher). For the HP Virtual Connect Manager Release Notes and Compatibility Matrix and
the full listing of recommended and minimum firmware versions, see the HP website
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ProLiant Server blades and workstation blades
o HP ProLiant BL2x220c G5 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL2x220c G7 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL260c G5 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL280c G6 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL460c Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL460c G5 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL460c G6 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL460c G7 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server Blade
o HP Proliant BL460c Gen8 Server Blade with Intel E5-2600 v2 series Processors
o HP Proliant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL465c Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL465c G5 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL465c G6 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL465c G7 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL480c Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL490c Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL495c G5 Server Blade or greater
o HP ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL680c G5 Server Blade or greater
o HP ProLiant BL685c Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL685c G5 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL685c G6 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant BL685c G7 Server Blade
o HP ProLiant xw460c Blade Workstation
o HP ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation
o HP ProLiant WS460c G6 Workstation
Integrity Server Blades
o HP Integrity BL860c i2 Server series
o HP Integrity BL860c i4 Server series
o HP Integrity BL870c i2 Server series
o HP Integrity BL870c i4 Server series
o HP Integrity BL890c i2 Server series
o HP Integrity BL890c i4 Server series
NOTE: BL860c and BL870c are not supported effective VC 4.30
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Virtual Connect Modules
o HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module
o HP Virtual Connect 4 Gb Fibre Channel Module
o HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module
o HP Virtual Connect 16Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module
o HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-Port Fibre Channel Module
Integrated Network Interfaces and mezzanine cards
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HP NC325m PCI Express Quad Port 1Gb server adapter
HP NC326i Integrated Dual Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
HP NC326m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
HP NC360m Dual Port 1GbE BL-c Adapter
HP NC364m Quad Port 1GbE BL-c Adapter
HP NC370i Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapter
HP NC373i Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapter
HP NC373m Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapter
HP NC382i Integrated Dual Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
HP NC382m Integrated Dual Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
HP NC522m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
HP NC532i Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
HP NC532m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
HP NC542m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE BL-c Adapter
HP NC550m 10Gb 2-port PCIe x8 Flex-10 Ethernet Adapter
HP NC551i Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapter
HP NC551m Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapter
HP NC553i 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter
HP NC553m 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Converged Network Adapter
HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630FLB Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630M Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter(Only at 10Gb downlinks)
HP Flexfabric 10Gb-2 port 536FLB Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534FLB Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534M Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Adapter
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530M Adapter
HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 552M Adapter
HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361FLB Adapter
HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 366M Adapter
NOTE: For optimal operation of HP Virtual Connect Manager, use the following recommended
firmware version for the Onboard Administrator and iLO.
NOTE: For Integrity i4 server blades, recommended Onboard Administrator version is 3.60 or higher.
NOTE: For IPv6 management, Onboard Administrator version 4.00 or higher is required.
NOTE: Some of the servers and/or options listed above may be discontinued.
Virtual Connect Firmware Virtual Connect Firmware v4.40 is recommended with the following release sets for HP ProLiant and
HP Integrity environments:
HP ProLiant server blades:
HP Service Pack for ProLiant : Version SPP 2014.09.0 or greater
The HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) with HP Smart Update Manager (HP 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 HP ProLiant servers,
controllers, storage, blades and enclosures, and other options. It is available on all supported HP
ProLiant Gen 8 servers (HP ProLiant SL/ML/DL/BL 100, 200, 300, 500, 700, 900 servers, and HP
CloudSystem Matrix) in addition to earlier generation HP ProLiant servers. The SPP is released with
most major HP ProLiant server releases.
To access the latest HP Service Pack for ProLiant click here:
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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class
BladeSystem
Supported Products
www.hp.com/go/server/service_packs
HP Integrity Server Blades
To access latest HP Smart Update Firmware, click here:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/integrity-release-sets.html
HP Integrity i4 Server Blades
Recommended HP Smart Update Firmware:
HP Smart Update Firmware-HP Integrity BL860c/870c/890c i4 System Firmware Bundle for
Linux/Windows, 44.01
HP Integrity i2 Server Blades
HP Smart Update Firmware-HP Integrity BL860c/870c/890c i2 System Firmware Bundle for
Linux/Windows,26.36
HP BladeSystem c-Class
Enclosures
The HP BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 Enclosure has been designed up front with the Virtual Connect
Architecture in mind incorporating the HP Onboard Administrator, ILO Management, and HP
Management tools inside the Virtual Connect framework.
Enclosures:
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HP BladeSystem c-Class c7000 Enclosure with Onboard Administrator
HP BladeSystem c-Class c3000 Enclosure with Onboard Administrator
Supported Configurations
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Upper Fan System
Interconnect Bays 1 /2
Interconnect Bays 3 / 4
Interconnect Bays 5 / 6
HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure - Rear View
5. Interconnect Bays 7 / 8
6. On Board Administrator
7. Lower Fan System
8. Rear Redundant Power Complex
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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class
BladeSystem
Supported Products
HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure - Front View
1. Device Bays 1 thru 8
4. Insight Display
2. Enclosure DVD Drive
5. Active Onboard Administrator
3. Standby Onboard Administrator (reserved for Future)
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HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure - Rear View
Local KVM interface (reserved for future)
7. iLO/Onboard Administrator Port
Interconnect Bay 1
8. iLO/Onboard Administrator Port 2 (reserved for future)
Active Cool Fans
9. Power Supplies
Interconnect Bay 2
10. Interconnect Bay 4
Enclosure Up-link and Service Port
11. Interconnect Bay 3
Enclosure Down-link
Mezzanines
c-7000 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.
HP has simplified the processes of mapping Mezzanine ports to switch ports by providing intelligent
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Supported Products
management tools via the Onboard Administrator and HP Insight Manager Software. The Onboard
Administrator Guide, Enclosure Setup and Installation Guide provides detailed information on port
mapping.
Half Height Server Blade
c-3000 Port Mapping
Full Height Server Blade
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.
HP has simplified the processes of mapping Mezzanine ports to switch ports by providing intelligent
management tools via the Onboard Administrator and HP Insight Manager Software. The Onboard
Administrator Guide, Enclosure Setup and Installation Guide provides detailed information on port
mapping.
Half Height Server Blade
Full Height Server Blade
The following are supported configurations for the Virtual Connect Flex-10 Ethernet Module. Please note that other interconnect
options can be installed in the enclosure, but they do not inherit the benefits of Virtual Connect. Switches and Pass-Thru modules
will operate per their default configurations. Any moves, adds, or changes to servers which are connected to non-Virtual Connect
modules will require reconfiguration on the LAN and/or SAN. The Virtual Connect Manager will only manage Virtual Connect
Modules.
HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure
NOTE: The following tables show a number of typical, supported configurations for an HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure.
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 2] Empty
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[Bay 3] Other/empty
[Bay 5] Other/empty
[Bay 7] Other/empty
[Bay 4] Other/empty
[Bay 6] Other/empty
[Bay 8] Other/empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] Other/empty
[Bay 5] Other/empty
[Bay 7] Other/empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] Other/empty
[Bay 6] Other/empty
[Bay 8] Other/empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-Enet
[Bay 5] Other/empty
[Bay 7] Other/empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-Enet
[Bay 6] Other/empty
[Bay 8] Other/empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] Other/empty
[Bay 5] VC-Enet
[Bay 7] Empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] Other/empty
[Bay 6] VC-Enet
[Bay 8] Empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-Enet
[Bay 5] VC-Enet
[Bay 7] Empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-Enet
[Bay 6] VC-Enet
[Bay 8] Empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-FC
[Bay 5] Other/empty
[Bay 7] Other/empty
[Bay 2] Empty
[Bay 4] Empty
[Bay 6] Other/empty
[Bay 8] Other/empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-FC
[Bay 5] Other/empty
[Bay 7] Other/empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-FC
[Bay 6] Other/empty
[Bay 8] Other/empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-Enet
[Bay 5] VC-FC
[Bay 7] Empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-Enet
[Bay 6] VC-FC
[Bay 8] Empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet*
[Bay 3] VC-Enet
[Bay 5] VC-FC
[Bay 7] VC-FC
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-Enet
[Bay 6] VC-FC
[Bay 8] VC-FC
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Supported Products
* This configuration is only applicable for enclosures with full-height servers.
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-FC
[Bay 5] VC-Enet
[Bay 7] Empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-FC
[Bay 6] VC-Enet
[Bay 8] Empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-FC
[Bay 5] VC-Enet
[Bay 7] VC-Enet
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-FC
[Bay 6] VC-Enet
[Bay 8] VC-Enet
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] Other/empty
[Bay 5] VC-FC
[Bay 7] Empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] Other/empty
[Bay 6] VC-FC
[Bay 8] Empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-FC
[Bay 5] VC-FC
[Bay 7] Empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-FC
[Bay 6] VC-FC
[Bay 8] Empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-Enet
[Bay 5] VC-Enet
[Bay 7] VC-Enet
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-Enet
[Bay 6] VC-Enet
[Bay 8] VC-Enet
HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure
NOTE: The following tables show a number of typical, supported configurations for an HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure.
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] Empty
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] Empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] Empty
[Bay 2] Empty
[Bay 4] Empty
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-Enet
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-Enet
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-FC
[Bay 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-FC
NOTE: When using VC Flex-10 Modules with Flex-10 NICs on server blades, only VC Ethernet modules
may be used for Ethernet connections in the same enclosure.
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BladeSystem
Supported Products
Required Cabling
NOTE: For available cables; please see the "Options" section below of this QuickSpecs.
Maximum
Multimode OM1
Multimode OM2
Multimode OM3
Singlemode
Distances
62.5/125 micron
50/125 micron
50/125 micron
9 micron
SR
2 - 26m/33m*
2 - 82m
2 - 300m
LR
2 -10km
LRM
0.5 - 220m
0.5 - 220m
0.5 - 220m
* 26m at 160MHz and 33m at 200MHz.
NOTE: For additional information on 10Gb cable specifications go to:
http://www.hewlett-packard.com/rnd/pdfs/10gig_cabling_technical_brief.pdf
Stacking Configuration
Stacking links are used to interconnect Virtual Connect Ethernet Modules when using more than one
enclosure or when using more than two Virtual Connect Ethernet Modules in a single enclosure.
All Virtual Connect Modules within the VC Domain must be interconnected. Any combination of 1Gb
and 10Gb cables can be used to interconnect the Virtual Connect Modules; however the following
provides recommended configurations (note that a built-in 10Gb link is provided between modules in
horizontally adjacent bays). Supported cable lengths on 10Gb uplinks are 3 to 15 meters and
supported 10Gb stacking links (connecting between two HP Virtual Connect Ethernet Modules) are 0.5
to 7 meters. Interconnecting the modules allows all Ethernet NICs on all server blades in the Virtual
Connect domain to have access to any Virtual Connect uplink port. By using these module-to-module
links, a single pair of uplinks can be used as the data center network connections for the entire Virtual
Connect domain, and allows any server blade to be connected to any Ethernet network.
NOTE: Supported module-to-module and multi-enclosure stacking configurations may be found in the
HP Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem Setup and Installation Guide which can be downloaded at
the following address: HP Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem and Installation Guide
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Standard Features
Product Features
Performance
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16 x 10Gb downlinks to server NICs
Each 10Gb downlink supports up to 4 FlexNICs or 3 FlexNICs and 1 iSCSI FlexHBA
Each iSCSI FlexHBA can be configured to transport Accelerated iSCSI protocol.
Each FlexNIC and iSCSI 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 HP
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 including NC554FLB Dual Port FlexFabric Adapter
4 x 10Gb cross connects for redundancy and stacking
10 x 10Gb SR, LR, or LRM fiber and copper SFP+ uplinks
Supports up to 4 FlexNICs per 10Gb server connections.
Each FlexNIC is recognized by the server as a PCI-e physical function device with customizable
speeds from 100Mb to 10Gb.
Line Rate, full-duplex 600 Gbps bridging fabric
1.0 µs latency
MTU up to 9216 Bytes - Jumbo Frames
Supports up to 128K MAC addresses 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 Flex-10/10D modules with other VC Flex-10/10D, VC
FlexFabric or VC Flex-10 across up to 4 BladeSystem enclosures allowing any server Ethernet
port to connect to any Ethernet uplink
Management
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Virtual Connect Manager is included with every module
HTTPS and a secure, scriptable CLI interface is ready out of the box. Easy setup and
management via the Onboard Administrator interface
SNMP v.1, v.2 and v.3, provide ease of administration and maintenance.
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
Role-based security for network and server administration with LDAP, TACACS+ and RADIUS
compatibility
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
Virtual Connect Server Profiles
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Create up to 4 individual FlexNICs with their own dedicated, customized bandwidth per 10Gb
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downlink connection.
Set FlexNIC speeds from 100Mb to 10Gb per connection
Allows setup of server connectivity prior to server installation for easy deployment
Ability to move, add, or change server network connections on the fly
Once defined, LAN and SAN administrators don't have to be involved in server changes
Options
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Stack multiple Virtual Connect Ethernet modules together in an enclosure to allow any server
Ethernet port to connect to any uplink
The Fibre Channel Virtual Connect Module included provides a complete LAN and SAN Virtual
Connect solution
Optional HP SFP+ SR, LR, and LRM modules and SFP+ Copper cables in 0.5m, 1m, 3m, and 7m
lengths
Supports all 1Gb Server NICs including LOM and Mezzanine card options and the latest 10Gb
KR NICs
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Service and Support, HP Care Pack and Warranty Information
Service and Support
HP Technology Services for Industry Standard Servers and BladeSystem
Capitalizing on HP ProLiant server and HP BladeSystem capabilities requires a service partner who
understands your increasingly complex business technology environment. That's why it makes sense
to team up with the people who know HP infrastructure hardware and software best - the experienced
professionals at HP Services.
Protect your business beyond warranty with HP Care Pack Services
HP Care Pack services offer complete care and support expertise with committed response choices
designed to meet your IT and business needs.
HP Foundation Care services offer scalable reactive support-packages for HP servers and software.
You can choose the type and level of service that is most suitable for your IT and business needs. HP
Proactive Care delivers high levels of system availability through proactive service management and
advanced technical response. HP Datacenter Care provides highly flexible environmental support to
address unique customer business needs.
Choose a recommended service appropriate to your product or contact your HP sales representative or
authorized HP ServiceOne partner for additional HP Care Pack services information.
Recommended HP Care Pack Services for your HP product
Optimized Care
3-Year HP 6 hour Call to Repair Response, Proactive Care
Combined reactive and proactive support for hardware and software helping optimize your systems
and delivering high levels of availability through proactive service management and advanced
technical response. Hardware problem resolution to return the hardware in operating condition within
6 hours of the initial service request. A Technical Account Manager, as your single point of contact, will
own your call or issue end to end until resolved.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA3-8855EEE.pdf
HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure for c7000 enclosure
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), HP Insight Control
and Server Deployment (formerly RDP).
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA0-5964ENW.pdf
Standard Care
HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Enhanced Network
HP 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.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4aa0-5969ENW.pdf
3-Year HP 24x7 4 hour response, Proactive Care Service
This service gives you combined reactive and proactive support including rapid access to our Advanced
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global resources.
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HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Infrastructure for c7000 enclosure
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), HP Insight Control
and Server Deployment (formerly RDP).
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Service and Support, HP Care Pack and Warranty Information
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Related Services
Insight Online/Insight
Remote Support
HP Support Center
HP Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem c-Class Enhanced Network
HP 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.
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4aa0-5969ENW.pdf
HP 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 HP Proactive Care Support.
HP Proactive Select Service
Provides a flexible way to purchase HP 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. http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA2-3842ENN.pdf
Additional HP Care Pack services can be found at: http://www.hp.com/go/cpc
HP Insight Remote Support provides 24 X 7 remote monitoring, proactive notifications, and problem
resolution. This comes at no additional cost with your HP solution. Learn more about Insight Remote
Support http://www.hp.com/go/insightremotesupport and Insight Online
http://www.hp.com/go/insightonline
NOTE: Insight Remote Support is a prerequisite for Proactive Care. All blades within a single HP
BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level
Personalized online support portal with access to information, tools and experts to support HP
business products. Submit support cases online, chat with HP experts, access support resources or
collaborate with peers. Learn more http://www.hp.com/go/hpsc
HP's 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.
HP Insight Remote Support and HP Support Center are available at no additional cost with a HP
warranty, HP Care Pack or HP contractual support agreement.
Parts and materials
NOTE: HP Support Center Mobile App is subject to local availability.
HP will provide HP-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
For more information
The defective media retention service feature option applies only to Disk or eligible SSD/Flash Drives
replaced by HP due to malfunction
Server Blade Interconnect Limited Warranty includes 1 year Parts, 1 year Labor, 1-year on-site
support. Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is
available at: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/warranty/index.html
To learn more on HP ProLiant servers and HP BladeSystem servers, please contact your HP sales
representative or HP Authorized Channel Partner. Or visit:
www.hp.com/services/bladesystem
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Related Options
Cabling and Transceiver
Options
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 0.5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10GbE SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP C-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 7.0m Direct Attach Cable
HP C-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 10.0m Direct Attach Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1.2m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 0.65m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 7m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 10m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 15m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X244 10G XFP to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Splitter Cable
HP X240 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Splitter Cable
HP 10G X244 XFP to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP 10G X244 XFP to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 1.0m Direct Attach Cable
HP B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 3.0m Direct Attach Cable
HP B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 5.0m Direct Attach Cable
Ethernet Optical Transceivers
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb SFP+ SR Transceiver
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb SFP+ LR Transceiver
NOTE: Requires single-mode fiber.
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb SFP+ LRM Transceiver
HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect 1G SFP SX Transceiver
HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect 1G SFP RJ-45 Transceiver
HP X132 10G SFP+ LC SR Transceiver
HP X132 10G SFP+ LC LR Transceiver
NOTE: Requires single-mode fiber.
HP X132 10G SFP+ LC LRM Transceiver
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 0.5m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 1.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 2.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 5.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 15.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 30.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
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487652-B21
487655-B21
537963-B21
487658-B21
QK701A
QK702A
JC784C
JG081C
JC784C
JG081C
JD097C
JD096C
JD095C
J9281B
J9283B
J9285B
J9286B
J9287B
J9300A
JG329A
JG330A
J9301A
J9302A
AP818A
AP819A
AP820A
455883-B21
455886-B21
455889-B21
453151-B21
453154-B21
J9150A
J9151A
J9152A
AJ833A
AJ834A
AJ835A
AJ836A
AJ837A
AJ838A
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Related Options
HP LC to LC Multi-mode OM3 2-Fiber 50.0m 1-Pack Fiber Optic Cable
NOTE: In addition to the supported HP and non-HP Copper Twinax and Active Copper
SFP+ 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 HP, a DAC from the supported list above must be used to
verify a cable issue is not involved.
Service and Support
Offerings
NOTE: HP Care Pack services for the c7000 and c3000 Enclosures cover the
enclosure, power supplies and fans. HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Modules for cClass BladeSystem are also covered by the c7000 and c3000 enclosures Care Pack
services.
NOTE: Some options, including Fibre Channel and InfiniBand switches for the HP cClass 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
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 c7000 Enclosure Proactive Care Service
HP 3 year 6 hour Call To Repair 24x7 c7000 Enclosure Proactive Care Service
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 c7000 Enclosure with Insight Control Proactive Care Service
HP 3 year 6 hour Call To Repair 24x7 c7000 Enclosure with Insight Control Proactive
Care Service
Proactive Care Services for the c3000 Enclosure
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 c3000 Enclosure Proactive Care Service
HP 3 year 6 hour Call To Repair 24x7 c3000 Enclosure Proactive Care Service
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 c3000 Enclosure with Insight Control Proactive Care Service
HP 3 year 6 hour Call To Repair 24x7 c3000 Enclosure with Insight Control Proactive
Care Service
HP Proactive Care Personalized Support (Environmental Option)
HP 3 year ISS ProactiveCare Personalized Support
Installation & Start-up Services recommended for the c7000
HP Startup BladeSystem c7000 Infrastructure Service
HP Enhanced Network Installation and Startup Service for HP BladeSystem
Installation & Start-up Services recommended for the c3000
HP Startup BladeSystem c3000 Infrastructure Service
HP Startup BladeSystem c3000 + Operating System Service
HP Startup BladeSystem c3000 Enclosed Network Service
Additional HP Care Pack services can be found at:
http://www.hp.com/go/cpc
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U3C33E
U3C36E
U3P10E
U3P13E
U3C42E
U3C45E
U3P19E
U3P22E
U6W98E
UE602E
UE603E
UF817E
UF818E
UF814E
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Technical Specifications
Shipping Dimensions
Shipping Weight
Product Specifications
Hardware
Product Specifications
Software
Length
Width
Height
13.88 in (352.55 mm)
10.63 in (270.00 mm)
4.75 in (120.65 mm)
4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)
Performance
Line Rate, full-duplex 600Gbps bridging fabric
Non-blocking architecture
Maximum transmission unit (MTU) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)
Connectors and Cabling 16 x 10Gb downlinks midplane
4x 10Gb cross connect
10 x 10Gb SR, LR, or LRM fiber uplinks SFP+
Ethernet and RS-232 internal interface to c-Class Onboard Administrator
Module
Indicators
Recessed Momentary Reset Switch
Momentary Next/Step Switch
Backlit port number 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
Dimensions
Length
10.5 in (267.7 mm)
Width
7.5 in (92.79 mm)
Height
1.1 in (27.94 mm)
Weight
1.27Kg (2.8 Lbs)
Environmental Ranges
Temperature Range
Specification
10C to 35C (50F to 95F)
Temperature Range*
Operating
10C to 35C (50F to 95F)
Shipping
Shipping -40C to 60C (-40F to 140F)
Storage
-20°C to 60°C (-4F to 140°F)
Maximum wet bulb
30C (80F)
temperature
Relative Humidity
(noncondensing)**
Operating
10% to 90%
Shipping
10% to 90%
Storage
10% to 95%
* 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.
Power Specification
12V @ 5.83A (70W
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
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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.
Role based customization to assign various privileges to Server Admin,
Network Admin and Storage Admin.
User verification by account name and password (Case Sensitive)
LDAP Authentication services provide role based security via an LDAP SSL
Directory Server connection.
Administrator controlled password length and strength requirements
TACACS+ authentication, authorization and accounting
RADIUS authentication and authorization
Private VLAN's for secure connectivity between servers within a domain
Configurable filtering of multicast traffic
Compliant with United States Department of Defense Policy on Use of
Department of Defense (DoD) Information Systems Standard Consent
Banner and User Agreement
Trunking and Failover
Features
GUI and CLI session timeout
Shared Uplink Sets using Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) allows
the creation of Ethernet channeling with upstream switches that conform
to IEEE 802.3ad. Ports 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 standby module becomes active.
Smart Link network senses a failed upstream switch connection and allows
teamed NICs to properly failover.
VLAN Features
Configure uplink speeds to Auto, 1Gb or 10Gb on the associated uplinks
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.
Management Features
Simultaneous tunneled and mapped VLAN connections to a single domain.
Simple and intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) for defining, configuring,
and managing all elements of the Virtual Connect Domain.
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Technical Specifications
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, 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.
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 HP c-Class
Enclosure and Onboard Administrator can be viewed from the Hardware
Status page. Including at-a-glance 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.
VC manager runs as a high-availability pair when a partner 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.
Up to 128 Network Access Groups can be defined to prevent enabling
specific network combinations in the same server profile
Supported by HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Management v7.3.2 and
higher. Provides centralized network connection management and
workload mobility for thousands of servers. Learn more at:
www.hp.com/go/vcem
Management and
Standards Support
Standards
IEEE 802.1Qbb
IEEE 802.1Qaz
802.1AB LLDP
802.1Q (VLAN includes Native VLAN support and server side VLAN tag
mapping)
IEEE 802.2 LLC
802.3ad Link Aggregation
IEEE 802.3ae 10Gb Fiber Ethernet
IEEE 802.3ak 10Gb CX-4 Ethernet
IEEE 802.3aq 10Gb LRM Ethernet
SNMP v.1, v.2, v.3
IGMP v1, v2, v3
FC-BB5 (FIP Snooping (FCoE) supported only on C7000)
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sFlow v5
Safety and
Compliance
Safety Certifications
Electromagnetic
Emissions Certifications
FCC Part 15 Class A
FCC Part 15 Class A
EN 55022 Class A (CISPR22 Class A)
VCCI Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A or AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
MIC Class A
CE Marking
Environment-friendly
Products and Approach
End-of-life Management Hewlett-Packard offers end-of-life HP product return, trade-in, and
and Recycling
recycling programs in many geographic areas. For trade-in information,
please go to: http://www.hp.com/go/green. To recycle your product,
please go to: http://www.hp.com/go/green or contact your nearest HP
sales office. Products returned to HP will be recycled, recovered or
disposed of in a responsible manner.
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
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 web site at: http://www.hp.com/go/green. These
instructions may be used by recyclers and other WEEE treatment facilities
as well as HP OEM customers who integrate and re-sell HP equipment.
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Summary of Changes
Date
13-Feb-2015
10-Oct-2014
13-Aug-2014
Version History
From Version 13 to 14
From Version 12 to 13
From Version 11 to 12
Action
Changed
Changed
Changed
Added
03-Jul-2014
From Version 10 to 11
Changed
18-Apr-2014
03-Mar-2014
10-Sep-2013
From Version 9 to 10
From Version 8 to 9
From Version 7 to 8
Changed
Changed
Changed
14-Jun-2013
10-Jun-2013
From Version 6 to 7
From Version 4 to 6
Removed
Added
Changed
18-Jan-2013
From Version 3 to 4
Changed
09-Nov-2012
24-Aug-2012
From Version 2 to 3
From Version 1 to 2
Changed
Changed
Description of Change:
Overview and Supported Products were updated
Compatibility and Product Features sections were updated
What's new, Compatibility and Supported products sections
were updated
Skus added on Cabling and Transceiver Options:
 JG329A
 JG330A
Skus were added on Cabling and Transceiver Options on
Related Options section:
 J9286B
 J9287B
Compatibility and product descriptions were revised.
Change made in the standard features.
Supported Products, Standard Features, and Related
Options were revised.
Mentions of sFlow support were removed.
Added the Standard Features section
Changes were made in the Overview, Supported Products,
Service and Support, Related Options and Technical
Specification sections.
Changes were made in the Models, Supported Products and
Related Options sections.
Changes were made in Supported Products section.
Changes were made in Overview, Compatibility and Related
Options sections.
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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.
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