QuickSpecs
QuickSpecs
HPE Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class
BladeSystem
Overview
HPE Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem
Simplify and make your data center change-ready. The HPE 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. HPE 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 HPE Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem is an innovative, new class of integrated interconnects from
HPE.
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
•
Virtual Connect v4.40 highlights for the Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module
− SR-IOV management allows assigning Virtual Functions to any Physical Functions
Models
HPE Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem
HPE Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module Enterprise Edition for BLc7000 Option
NOTE: Includes 2 x HPE 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.
638526-B21
662048-B21
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Supported Products
Compatibility
HPE ProLiant and
Integrity Servers
and Network
options
NOTE: The HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Firmware v4.50 supports the following hardware.
(HPE Integrity BL8x0c i2 servers require VC FW 3.0 or higher and HPE Integrity BL8x0c i4 servers require
VC FW 3.70 or higher). For the HPE Virtual Connect Manager Release Notes and Compatibility Matrix and
the full listing of recommended and minimum firmware versions, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise
website.
• ProLiant Server blades and workstation blades
− HPE ProLiant BL2x220c G5 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL2x220c G7 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL260c G5 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL280c G6 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL460c Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL460c G5 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL460c G6 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL460c G7 Server Blade
− 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 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL465c G5 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL465c G6 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL465c G7 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL480c Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL490c Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL495c G5 Server Blade or greater
− HPE ProLiant BL620c G7 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL680c G5 Server Blade or greater
− HPE ProLiant BL685c Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL685c G5 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL685c G6 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant BL685c G7 Server Blade
− HPE ProLiant xw460c Blade Workstation
− HPE ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation
− HPE ProLiant WS460c G6 Workstation
− HPE ProLiant WS460c G8 Workstation
− HPE ProLiant WS460c G9 Workstation
•
Integrity Server Blades
− HPE Integrity BL860c i2 Server series
− HPE Integrity BL860c i4 Server series
− HPE Integrity BL870c i2 Server series
− HPE Integrity BL870c i4 Server series
− HPE Integrity BL890c i2 Server series
− HPE Integrity BL890c i4 Server series
NOTE: BL860c and BL870c are not supported effective VC 4.30
•
Virtual Connect Modules
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Supported Products
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−
−
−
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•
HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module
HPE Virtual Connect 4 Gb Fibre Channel Module
HPE Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module
HPE Virtual Connect 16Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module
HPE Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-Port Fibre Channel Module
Integrated Network Interfaces and mezzanine cards
− 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 NC373i Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapter
− HPE NC373m 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 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 NC554m/FLB 10Gb 2 port Converged Network Adapter
− HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630FLB Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
− HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630M Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
− HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter (Only at 10Gb downlinks)
− HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter(Only at 10Gb downlinks)
− HPE Flexfabric 10Gb-2 port 536FLB Adapter
− HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534FLB Adapter
− HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534M Adapter
− HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M Adapter
− HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB 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: For optimal operation of HPE 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 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
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Supported Products
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
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
HPE BladeSystem The HPE BladeSystem c3000 and c7000 Enclosure has been designed up front with the Virtual Connect
c-Class Enclosures Architecture in mind incorporating the HPE Onboard Administrator, ILO Management, and HPE Management
tools inside the Virtual Connect framework.
Enclosures:
• HPE BladeSystem c-Class c7000 Enclosure with Onboard Administrator
• HPE BladeSystem c-Class c3000 Enclosure with Onboard Administrator
Supported Configurations
1.
2.
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
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Supported Products
HPE 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)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
HPE 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.
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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, 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.
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, 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.
HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure
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NOTE: The following tables show a number of typical, supported configurations for an HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure.
[Bay 1] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] Other/empty
[Bay 5] Other/empty
[Bay 7] Other/empty
[Bay 2] 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 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 4] VC-Enet
[Bay 6] VC-FC
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Supported Products
[Bay 7] VC-FC
[Bay 8] VC-FC
* 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
HPE BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure
NOTE: The following tables show a number of typical, supported configurations for an HPE 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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Supported Products
Required Cabling NOTE: For available cables; please see the "Options" section below of this QuickSpecs.
Maximum Distances
Multimode OM1
Multimode OM2
Multimode OM3
Singlemode
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.hpe.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 HPE 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
HPE Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem Setup and Installation Guide which can be downloaded at the
following address: HPE Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem and Installation Guide
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Standard Features
Product Features
Performance
• 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 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 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
• 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
• Create up to 4 individual FlexNICs with their own dedicated, customized bandwidth per 10Gb
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
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Standard Features
Options
•
•
•
•
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 HPE 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, HPE Care Pack and Warranty Information
Service and
Support
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HPE Installation and Startup Service for HPE 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), HPE Insight Control and Server Deployment
(formerly RDP).
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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.
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Provides for hardware installation (c-Class ProLiant and Integrity server blades, storage blades, Ethernet
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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).
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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.
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BladeSystem enclosure must be at the same service level
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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 QuickSpecs, or the 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 HPE due to malfunction
Warranty
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://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/warranty/
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Service and Support, HPE Care Pack and Warranty Information
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
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
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ SFP+ 7m 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 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1.2m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HPE FlexNetwork X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 0.65m 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
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 10m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 15m 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
HPE B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 3.0m Direct Attach Cable
HPE B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 5.0m Direct Attach Cable
487649-B21
487652-B21
487655-B21
537963-B21
487658-B21
QK701A
QK702A
JC784C
JG081C
JC784C
JG081C
JD097C
JD096C
JD095C
J9281B
J9283B
J9285B
J9286B
J9287B
JG329A
JG330A
AP818A
AP819A
AP820A
10GBase-T SFP+ Transceivers
HPE 10GBase-T SFP+ Transceiver
813874-B21
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
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
455883-B21
455886-B21
455889-B21
453151-B21
453154-B21
J9150A
J9151A
J9152A
AJ833A
AJ834A
AJ835A
AJ836A
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Related Options
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: In addition to the supported HPE and non-HPE 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
HPE, a DAC from the supported list above must be used to verify a cable issue is not
involved.
Service and
NOTE: HPE Care Pack services for the c7000 and c3000 Enclosures cover the enclosure,
Support Offerings power supplies and fans. HPE Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Modules for c-Class
BladeSystem 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
AJ837A
AJ838A
AJ839A
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
HPE Proactive Care Personalized Support (Environmental Option)
Installation & Start-up Services recommended for the c7000
HPE BladeSystem c7000 Infrastructure Startup Service
HPE BladSys c7000 Encd Network Startup Service
UE602E
UE603E
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 Care Pack services can be found at:
http://www.hpe.com/info/cpc
UF817E
UF818E
UF814E
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Technical Specifications
Shipping
Dimensions
Length
Width
Height
Shipping Weight
Product
Specifications
Hardware
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
Width
Height
Weight
1.27Kg (2.8 Lbs)
10.5 in (267.7 mm)
7.5 in (92.79 mm)
1.1 in (27.94 mm)
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
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Technical Specifications
Product
Specifications
Software
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.
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
GUI and CLI session timeout
Trunking and
Failover Features
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.
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
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Technical Specifications
targeted to a specific server ports.
Simultaneous tunneled and mapped VLAN connections to a single domain.
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, 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 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.
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 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
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
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Technical Specifications
IGMP v1, v2, v3
FC-BB5 (FIP Snooping (FCoE) supported only on C7000)
sFlow v5
Safety and
Compliance
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 Hewlett Packard OEM
customers who integrate and re-sell Hewlett Packard Enterprise equipment.
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Summary of Changes
Date
08-May-2017
Version History
From Version 16 to 17
Action
Changed
16-Dec-2016
From Version 15 to 16
Changed
Added
21-Oct-2016
13-Feb-2015
10-Oct-2014
15-Aug-2014
03-Jul-2014
18-Apr-2014
03-Mar-2014
10-Sep-2013
From Version 14 to 15
From Version 13 to 14
From Version 12 to 13
From Version 11 to 12
From Version 10 to 11
From Version 9 to 10
From Version 8 to 9
From Version 7 to 8
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
Changed
14-Jun-2013
10-Jun-2013
18-Jan-2013
From Version 6 to 7
From Version 4 to 6
From Version 3 to 4
Removed
Added
Changed
Changed
09-Nov-2012
24-Aug-2012
From Version 2 to 3
From Version 1 to 2
Changed
Changed
Description of Change
Supported Products, and Related Options sections were updated.
URLs updated to hpe.com
Related Options section was updated.
SKU added in Related Options section:
813874-B21
Rebranding edition.
Overview and Supported Products were updated
Compatibility and Product Features sections were updated.
Cabling and Transceivers were revised.
Cabling and Transceivers were revised.
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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