HP StorageWorks 8Gb Simple SAN Connection portfolio

HP StorageWorks 8Gb Simple SAN
Connection portfolio
Data sheet
Delivers next-generation 8Gb Fibre Channel
performance with built-in simplicity at
affordable 4Gb price points for new
mid‑market or enterprise SAN deployments.
HP simplifies SANs by combining 8 Gbps Fibre
Channel performance with a complete SAN
management system. Your future is protected
today with an infrastructure capable of supporting
emerging technologies at today’s 4 Gbps prices.
The HP StorageWorks 8Gb Simple SAN Connection
portfolio makes installing your first SAN (or your
hundredth) easy. A whole SAN may now be
deployed in minutes. SAN novices and seasoned
experts alike will appreciate the simplicity and
power of the included Simple SAN Connection
Manager (SSCM) software, working seamlessly with
both HP StorageWorks Virtual Arrays (EVA) and
HP StorageWorks Modular Storage Arrays (MSA)
to handle common cross-platform management and
maintenance tasks quickly.
The 8Gb Simple SAN Connection Kit consists of an
enterprise-class 8 Gbps switch, four 81Q HBAs and
SSCM – along with all the cables, 8 Gbps SFPs and
documentation you need.
The 8Gb Simple SAN Connection portfolio offers
enterprise-class functionality and value.
Product Key Selling Points
Today’s performance at yesterday’s prices
High performance at affordable pricing: The future is
within your reach today with state-of-the-art 8 Gbps
Fibre Channel technology offering the bandwidth
today that you will need for support of emerging
technologies. 8 Gbps speed extends the useful life of
your purchase. Migrate at your own pace.
Enterprise-class functionality: Powerful features
such as Adaptive Trunking (optimises fabric
speed), drag‑and-drop zoning, I/O StreamGuard
(uninterrupted dataflow), automatic firmware
notifications, downloads and non-disruptive
upgrades give you the winning edge and help you
get the most out of your SAN.
Integrated end-to-end management: No need to
master separate interfaces to control HP switches,
HBAs and storage. Configure and monitor them all
from a convenient unified dashboard.
Simplicity at its finest
Ease of deployment: Setting up your first SAN is
now fast, easy and fool-proof. Eliminate the risk of
expensive configuration errors with point-and-click
wizards. Ensure full optimisation and ‘best practices’
with minimal training and expertise.
Application-based wizards: Application-based
wizard enables your SAN to be quickly and easily
provisioned based on published best practices.
Included is a Microsoft Exchange wizard sized for
a variety of typical configurations and a custom
template for fast deployment of other applications.
Investment protection: Although the 8Gb Simple SAN
Connection portfolio delivers 8 Gbps performance
capabilities and a cross-platform GUI, it is priced
competitively with 4 Gbps switches. On a ‘Cost per
throughput’ basis, its aggregate platform bandwidth
of 320 Gbps makes it the price/performance leader
in the market.
Long-term value: Whether your needs involve e-mail/
database scalability, server/storage consolidation or
automated backup/disaster recovery, an HP 8/20q
Fibre Channel Switch can provide accelerated ROI
for your company.
Interoperability: Inexpensively add a new
department or remote SAN and seamlessly connect
to the existing HP StorageWorks B-series fabrics
with the HP StorageWorks 8/20q Fibre Channel
Switch using Transparent Router (TR). Transparent
Aggressively priced bundle: Ordering and deploying
Router technology eliminates the support and
your first SAN couldn’t be any easier or at a better
management challenges of switch interoperability
value. The 8Gb Simple SAN Connection Kit includes
and merged SAN fabrics of the past, allowing
everything required for a 4-host SAN infrastructure,
sharing of HP server and storage resources over
including 8Gb HBAs, cables and SFPs – just add
multiple paths between SANs. The security and
your choice of HP storage!
containment of Transparent Router allow extension
of the SAN without impacting existing infrastructure.
Built with the future in mind
The Transparent Router feature of the HP 8/20q
Scalability: Start with an 8-port switch and as your
needs change, simply expand through four‑port license Fibre Channel Switch is ideal for existing B-series
SAN customers deploying a new remote office SAN,
keys up to 20 ports per chassis. Then, link additional
a new SAN for departmental build-out, or a new
switches to create a larger high‑performance
backup SAN with a need to minimize or simplify
enterprise SAN of any topology.
management of the new SAN.
Technical specifications
HP StorageWorks 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch and 8Gb Simple SAN Connection Kit
8 Gbps
Maximum Ports
Minimum Ports
Aggregate Switch Bandwidth
320 Gbps
Protocol Support
Fibre Channel
BladeSystem Supported
Not Applicable
High-Availability Features
Hot-swappable 8Gb SFP+ optical interface modules, Non-Disruptive Code Load and Activation (NDCLA), Non-Disruptive Port License Activation,
two switches for redundancy
Simple SAN Connection Manager software, QuickTools, Command Line Interface, HP Systems Insight Manager, SMI-S v1.1 provider, SNMP,
GS-4 Management Server (including FDMI), FTP, TFTP, RADIUS
Media Types
8 Gbps Small Form-Factor Pluggable+ (SFP+) and 4 Gbps Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers
4-port upgrade license
Models Available
8 and 16 port active FC Switch, Bundle
Form Factor
1-year parts, 1-year labour and 1-year on-site (normal business hours, next business day response)
For the most recent support information on HP StorageWorks 81Q PCI-e Fibre Channel HBA, please see QuickSpecs
Technical specifications
HP StorageWorks 81Q PCI-e FC Host Bus Adaptor
Product description
8 Gb single port Fibre Channel PCI-e HBA
Number of channels
Port speed
8 Gbps
Slot type supported
PCI Express to Fibre channel
Supported operating systems
1. Microsoft ® Windows® Server 2003 and 2008
2. Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
3. VMware ESX
4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6. HP-UX
Servers supported
HP ProLiant ML and DL platforms, HP Integrity
Array platforms supported
EVA 4x00, 6x00, 8x00
MSA 1000, 1500 (Active/Active only)
MSA 2000fc
XP 128, 1024, 10000, 20000, 12000, 24000
(3-3-3) 3 years parts exchange. Remote telephone support with parts replacement when diagnostic tests confirm part failure.
Normal business hours, Next business day response. Advanced part/unit replacement.
For the most recent support information on HP StorageWorks 81Q PCI-e Fibre Channel HBA , please see QuickSpecs
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HP Services
When you buy an HP StorageWorks 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch
and 8Gb Simple SAN Connection Kit, it is also a good time to
think about what level of service and support you may need.
To help take the worry out of deploying and managing your
environment, we have designed a range of service options that are
as flexible, scalable and affordable as your storage.
Recommended Services
•3-Year HP Support Plus 24 Service: Provides integrated
hardware and software support services designed specifically
for your technology. HP Services engineers deliver reactive
on-site hardware support and over-the-phone software support
•HP SAN Solution Service: A scalable service providing specialised
expertise in storage area network planning and configuration.
Service ensures your SAN is configured for high performance and
availability and is integrated with your applications, management
environment and business.
Related Services
•3-year HP Proactive 24 (P24) for SANs: Offers an integrated
hardware and software support solutions designed to help you
resolve interoperability issues in your SAN environment.
•HP Assessment for SANs Service: Offers customised technical
and operational guidance to customers with a deployed
storage area network (SAN) infrastructure, and provides
recommendations to help improve availability levels and
ongoing management of your SAN environment.
•HP Critical Service (CS): HP CS is a comprehensive support solution
designed for businesses that run mission-critical applications where
any downtime causes a significant business impact.
For more information about HP services and support, contact your
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