HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module for c

QuickSpecs
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
for c-Class BladeSystem
Overview
Simplify and make your data center change-ready. The HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module for the c-Class
BladeSystem is the simplest, most flexible connection to your networks. The Virtual Connect Flex-10 Ethernet 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 10Gb Ethernet Module for c-Class
BladeSystem is an innovative, new class of integrated interconnects from HP.
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Figure 1 Virtual Connect Ethernet Module Front Bezel
Module locator UUID
6. Link indicator
Module status indicator
7. Active mulitplexed port indicator
10Gb CX4 Backlit port number and status indicator
8. Backlit port number and status indicator LED
10Gb CX4 link indicator
9. Backlit port number and status indicator LED
Link indicator
10. Active mulitplexed port indicator
What's New
Virtual Connect v3.70 highlights for the Virtual Connect Flex-10 Module
LACP and FlexNIC statistics
2048-bits SSL certification
Activity logging improvements for TACACS+ and RADIUS
Task activity indicator via GUI/CLI to monitor progress
Browser Support - Internet Explorer 9 & 10; FireFox 10 and 11
New DAC cable support includes 10 and 15M ProCurve DAC
Rollback from firmware upgrades
At A Glance
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.
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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
for c-Class BladeSystem
Overview
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
2 x 10Gb cross connects for redundancy and stacking
1 x 10Gb copper uplinks CX-4 for stacking to Virtual Connect Modules or uplinking to data center switches
8 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 480 Gbps bridging fabric
1.5 µs latency
MTU up to 9216 Bytes - Jumbo Frames
Configurable up to 8192 MAC addresses and 1000 IGMP groups
VLAN Tagging, Pass-Thru and Link Aggregation supported on all uplinks
In tunneled VLAN mode, up to 4,096 networks are supported per network uplink and server downlink. In mapped
VLAN mode, up to 1,000 networks are supported on network uplinks per Share Uplink Set, domain or module and on
server downlinks up to 162 networks are supported per 10Gb physical port (VC v3.30 or later).
Stack multiple Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules with other VC FlexFabric, VC Flex-10 or VC Ethernet Modules
across up to 4 BladeSystem enclosures allowing any server Ethernet port to connect to any Ethernet uplink
Up to 4,096 VLANs supported in Tunneled mode and 1000 VLANs in mapped mode VC Domain
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 and v.2, 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
Recognizes and directs Server-Side VLAN tags
Appears as a Pass-Thru device to the LAN Manager
Remotely update Virtual Connect firmware on multiple modules using Virtual Connect Support Utility 1.7.0 or greater
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
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 provides a complete LAN and SAN Virtual Connect solution
HP CX4 Ethernet cables are available in .5m, 1m, 3m, and 15m lengths
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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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
for c-Class BladeSystem
Overview
Models
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Ethernet Module Enterprise Edition for BLc7000 Option
NOTE: Includes 2 x HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet modules plus 1 x VCEM BL-c7000
enclosure license. Customer will receive a printed license entitlement certificate and 2 Virtual Connect
modules as a single deliverable. The license entitlement certificate must be redeemed online or via fax to
obtain the VCEM license activation key.
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591973-B21
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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
for c-Class BladeSystem
Supported Products
Compatibility
HP ProLiant and
Integrity Servers and
Network options
NOTE: The HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Firmware v3.70 supports the following
hardware. (HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 servers require VC FW 3.0 or higher). HP Integrity BL8x0c i4
servers require VC FW 3.7 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
ProLiant Server Blades and Workstation Blades
HP ProLiant BL2x220c G5 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL2x220c G7 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL260c G5 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL280c G6 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL460c Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL460c G5 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL460c G6 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL460c G7 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL465c Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL465c G5 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL465c G6 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL465c G7 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL480c Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL490c Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL495c G5 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL495c G6 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL680c G5 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL680c G6 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL680c G7 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL685c Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL685c G5 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL685c G6 Server Blade
HP ProLiant BL685c G7 Server Blade
HP ProLiant xw460c Blade Workstation
HP ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation
HP ProLiant WS460c G6 Workstation or greater
HP Integrity Server Blades
HP Integrity BL860c Server Blade
HP Integrity BL860c i2 Server series
HP Integrity BL860c i4 Server series
HP Integrity BL870c Server Blade
HP Integrity BL870c i2 Server series
HP Integrity BL870c i4 Server series
HP Integrity BL890c i2 Server series
HP Integrity BL870c i4 Server series
Virtual Connect Modules
HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module
HP 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module
HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module
HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-Port Fibre Channel Module
Integrated Network Interfaces and mezzanine cards
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
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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
for c-Class BladeSystem
Supported Products
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 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.
Virtual Connect
Firmware
NOTE: Some of the servers and/or options listed above may be discontinued.
Virtual Connect Firmware v3.70 is recommended with the following release sets for HP ProLiant
and HP Integrity environments:
HP ProLiant server blades:
HP Service Pack for ProLiant: Version 2012.08.0 or greater
The new HP Service Pack for ProLiant is an enhanced, re-packaging of ProLiant systems
software and firmware based on the rich legacy of ProLiant Support Packs (PSPs) and HP Smart
Update Firmware DVD. It contains the first comprehensive collection of firmware and system
software components, all tested together including drivers, agents, non-agents, utilities, firmware
packages for servers, controllers, storage, HP BladeSystem enclosures and components
(including Virtual Connect, Onboard Administrator), and all components and options supported
by HP ProLiant Support Packs for Windows and Linux version 8.70. In addition, VMware offline
firmware updates are included.
To access the latest HP Service Pack for ProLiant click here:
www.hp.com/go/server/service_packs
HP Integrity i2 Server Blades
Recommended HP Smart Update Firmware:
HP Smart Update Firmware-HP Integrity BL860c/870c/890c i2 System Firmware Bundle for
Linux/Windows, 26.32
To access latest HP Smart Update Firmware, click here:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/integrity-release-sets.html
HP Integrity Server Blades
For HP Integrity BL860c and BL870c use System Firmware 04.26
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for c-Class BladeSystem
QuickSpecs
Supported Products
Virtual Connect v3.30
HP BladeSystem cClass Enclosures
Onboard Administrator in c7000
iLO: Recommended version
and c3000 Enclosures:
K15.05 or higher
Recommended version 3.31 or
higher
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:
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 10Gb Ethernet 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 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.
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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
for c-Class BladeSystem
Supported Products
Half Height Server Blade
c-3000 Port Mapping
Full Height Sever 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 Sever 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 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
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Supported Products
[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 2] VC-Enet
[Bay 3] VC-Enet
[Bay 5] VC-Enet
[Bay 7] Empty
[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
* 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
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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
for c-Class BladeSystem
Supported Products
[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
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.
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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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
for c-Class BladeSystem
Supported Products
Required Cabling
10GBASE-CX4
Twinax CX4 (0.5 to 15m)
NOTE: For available cables; please see the "Options" section below of this QuickSpecs.
Maximum Distances
Multimode OM1
62.5/125 micron
2 - 26m/33m*
Multimode OM2
50/125 micron
2 - 82m
Multimode OM3
50/125 micron
2 - 300m
SR
LR
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.hewlettpackard.com/rnd/pdfs/10gig_cabling_
technical_brief.pdf
Singlemode
9 micron
2 -10km
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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Service and Support, HP Care Pack and Warranty Information
Service and Support
This product is covered by a global limited warranty and supported by HP Services and a
worldwide network of HP Authorized Channel Partners. Hardware diagnostic support and repair
is available for three years from date of purchase. Support for software and initial setup is
available for 90 days from date of purchase. Additional support may be covered under the
warranty or available for an additional fee. Enhancements to warranty services are available
through HP Care Pack services or customized service agreements.
NOTE: 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
HP services provide total care and support expertise with committed response designed to meet
your IT and business needs.
To fully capitalize on your HP BladeSystem servers' capabilities requires a service partner who
thoroughly understands your server technology and systems environment. HP Services, an
industry leader in provision of multi vender support solutions provides a range of support
services designed to meet the varying needs of business. Whether an SMB or large global
corporation HP has a HP BladeSystem server support offer to help you speedily deploy and
maximize system uptime.
Recommended Service - Simplify ProLiant solution implementation, maintenance and
management.
Support Service - 4-Hour Response Coverage, 3-Year, 24 x 7, Same Business Day
Deployment Service - BladeSystem c3000/c7000 Infrastructure (ICE + OS)
Installation & Startup - Provides for the installation and startup of a BladeSystem
c3000/c7000 Infrastructure in a single blade enclosure including hardware and software
(HP SIM, RDP, RDP deployment of OS, PMP and VPM)
Enhanced Service - Optimize service level to increase IT performance and availability
Enhanced Network Installation & Startup for BladeSystem Switches - Provide for the
configuration and testing of BladeSystem Ethernet interconnect switches to facilitate
proper implementation of network protocols and access to advanced features. (This
service has been updated to include coverage for the VC FlexFabric features.)
Support Service- 3-Year, either 6 hour or 24 hour call to repair HP Hardware Support
Onsite 6-Hour or 24-hour Call-to-Repair Service provides you with a team of support
specialists who will quickly begin troubleshooting your system to ensure the hardware is
operational within a maximum of 6 hours or 24 hours from your initial service request
Support Service - 3-Year, 24x7 Same-Business-Day, On-site. 4-Hour response
coverage, including holidays Hardware Onsite Service delivers round the clock, fast
reliable 4 hour response-Get product expertise from HP for fast and accurate problem
resolution with integrated high quality remote monitoring and problem diagnosis,
maintaining predictable service levels reducing unplanned downtime
Proactive Select - A flexible way to purchase HP best-in-class consultancy and services.
You can buy Proactive Select Service Credits when you purchase your hardware then use
the credits over the next 12 months, or 3-5 years.
Installation & Start-Up service for HP BladeSystem Infrastructure plus HP BladeSystem
Enhanced Network Installation and Start-UP as per the Customer Description and/or Data Sheet.
To be delivered on a scheduled basis 8am-5pm, M-F, excluding HP holidays.
For a complete listing of service offerings and information visit:
http://www.hp.com/services/bladesystemservices
http://www.hp.com/go/proliant/carepack
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Related Options
Cabling and
Transceiver Options
HP BladeSystem c-Class .5m 10-GbE CX4 Cable Option
HP BladeSystem c-Class 1m 10-GbE CX4 Cable Option
HP BladeSystem c-Class 3m 10-GbE CX4 Cable Option
HP BladeSystem c-Class 15m 10-GbE CX4 Cable Option
HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable .5m 10GbE Copper
Cable
HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable 1m 10GbE Copper
Cable
HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable 3m 10GbE Copper
Cable
HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable 5m 10GbE Copper
Cable
HP BladeSystem c-Class Small Form-Factor Pluggable 7m 10GbE 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 X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 10m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X242 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 15m 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 X244 10G XFP to SFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 0.65m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1.2m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP X240 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP 10G X244 XFP to SFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP 10G X244 XFP to SFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper Cable
HP C-Series SFP+ to SFP+ Copper 3.0m Direct Attach Cable
HP C-Series SFP+ to SFP+ Copper 5.0m Direct Attach Cable
HP B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 1.0m Direct Attach Cable
NOTE: Equivalent to Brocade 10Gbps Direct Attached SFP+Copper Cable - 1m
(PN XBR-TWX-0101).
HP B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 3.0m Direct Attach Cable
NOTE: Equivalent to Brocade 10Gbps Direct Attached SFP+Copper Cable -3m
(PN XBR-TWX-0301).
HP B-series SFP+ to SFP+ Active Copper 5.0m Direct Attach Cable
NOTE: Equivalent to Brocade 10Gbps Direct Attached SFP+Copper Cable-5m
(PN XBR-TWX-0501).
Ethernet Optical Transceivers
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb Short Range Small Form-Factor Pluggable
Option
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb Long Range Small Form-Factor Pluggable
Option
HP BladeSystem c-Class 10Gb Long Range Mode Small Form-Factor Pluggable
Option
HP BLc Virtual Connect 1Gb SX Small Form Factor Pluggable Option Kit
HP BLc Virtual Connect 1Gb RJ-45 Small Form Factor Pluggable Option Kit
Optional Cables
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444477-B22
444477-B23
444477-B27
487649-B21
487652-B21
487655-B21
537963-B21
487658-B21
QK701A
QK702A
J9286B
J9287B
J9281B
J9283B
J9285B
J9300A
JD095B
JD096B
JD097B
J9301A
J9302A
AP784A
AP785A
AP818A
AP819A
AP820A
455883-B21
455886-B21
455889-B21
453151-B21
453154-B21
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Related Options
HP 2m LC-LC FC Cable Kit
5m LC-LC FC Cable Kit
HP 15m LC-LC FC Cable Kit
HP 30m LC-LC FC Cable Kit
HP 50m LC-LC FC Cable Kit
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
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: The HP Care Pack service part numbers below for ProLiant BL c-Class
server blades, cover the server blade and all HP branded hardware options
qualified for the server, purchased at the same time or afterwards, internal to the
server.
Hardware Services On-site Service
HP 3year 4hour 13x5 c-Class Server Blade HW Support
HP 3year 4hour 24x7 c-Class Server Blade Hardware Support
HP 3year 6hour 24x7 Call to Repair c-Class Server Blade Hardware Support
NOTE: HP Care Pack services for the c7000 and c3000 Enclosures cover the
enclosure, power supplies and fans. HP qualified rack options are covered by
these services when installed within the same rack. HP supported c-Class
enclosure devices including pass thru, Ethernet interconnect and virtual connect
modules are also covered by the c7000 and c3000 enclosures Care Pack
services.
NOTE: SAN/Fabric switches for the HP c-Class BladeSystem are not covered
under the c7000 and c3000 enclosures Care Packs, SAN/Fabric switches carry
separate Care Packs. SAN/Fabric Switch Care Pack service level support should
always be uplifted to match existing storage or server service level.
Hardware Services On-site Service
HP 3 year Next business day c7000 Enclosure Hardware Support
NOTE: Uplifts the Ethernet devices to the same level of service as the c-class
enclosure.
HP 3 year 4 hour 13x5 c7000 Enclosure Hardware Support
HP 3 year 4 hour 24x7 c7000 Enclosure Hardware Support
HP 3 year 6 hour 24x7 Call to Repair c7000 Enclosure Hardware Support
Installation & Start-up Services
HP Startup Blade System c-Class Infrastructure Service
HP Startup Blade System c-Class Enhanced Network Service
HP Install c-Class Server Blade Service
HP Hardware Install c-Class Enclosure and Server Blade Service
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221692-B22
221692-B23
221692-B26
221692-B27
AJ833A
AJ834A
AJ835A
AJ836A
AJ837A
AJ838A
AJ839A
UE458E
UE459E
UE460E
UE477E
UE478E
UE479E
UE480E
UE602E
UE603E
UE493E
UE494E
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Related Options
NOTE: For additional information; please visit:
http://www.hp.com/services/bladesystemservices
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Technical Specifications
Shipping Dimensions
Length
Width
Height
13.88 in (352.55 mm)
10.63 in (270.00 mm)
4.75 in (120.65 mm)
Shipping Weight
4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)
Product Specifications Performance
Line Rate, full-duplex 240Gbps bridging fabric
Hardware
Non-blocking architecture
Maximum transmission unit (MTU) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)
Connectors and
16 x 10Gb downlinks midplane
Cabling
2 x 10Gb cross connect
1 x 10Gb copper uplinks CX-4
8 x 10Gb SR, LR, or LRM fiber uplinks SFP+
1 management USB port
1 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 CX4-port, green
Link indicator, one per SFP+-port, green/amber
USB port (covered)
Active multiplexed port indicator, green
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 @ 8.75A (105 W)
Product Specifications Security Features
HTTPS (HTTP exchanged over an SSL-encrypted session) is required
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Technical Specifications
Software
for access to the Virtual Connect Manager.
Access to the Virtual Connect Manager is via the system Onboard
Administrator
Each user account can be configured for a combination of four access
privileges to control and/or view elements in the Virtual Connect
Manager.
User verification by account name and password (Case Sensitive)
LDAP Authentication services provide role based security via an LDAP
SSL Directory Server connection.
TACACS+ authentication, authorization and accounting
RADIUS authentication and authorization
Private VLAN's for secure connectivity between servers within a domain
Compliant with United States Department of Defense Policy on Use of
Department of Defense (DoD) Information Systems Standard Consent
Banner and User Agreement
Trunking and Failover Shared Uplink Sets using Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
Features
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,or10Gb 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.
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
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Technical Specifications
Embedded SNMP v1, v2 and SMI-S agents allow Network Management
applications to query Virtual Connect for statistics and trap information.
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 an HP VC- Flex-10
10Gb Ethernet Module is installed in adjacent bays. 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 v6.20 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
802.1AB LLDP
802.1Q (VLAN, 1024 maximum, 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
IGMP v1, v2, v3
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
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Technical Specifications
Electromagnetic
FCC Part 15 Class A
Emissions
EN 55022 Class A (CISPR22 Class A)
Certifications FCC Part
VCCI Class A
15 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 and
Recycling
Hewlett-Packard offers end-of-life HP product return, trade-in, and
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.
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.
© Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such
products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for
technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
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