MDS 8/24C BLADESYSTEM FABRIC SWCH The Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class delivers an embedded option for HP BladeSystem c-Class customers deploying storage area networks in their enterprise. The integrated design frees up rack space, enables a reduction of components, and utilizes shared power and cooling within the BladeSystem enclosure resulting in space and cost savings. The Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch supports VSAN, an industry standard for fabric virtualization enabling more efficient network use. The N-Port Virtualized FlexAttach mode streamlines the infrastructure by reducing the number of domains to manage while enabling the ability to add or move servers without impacting the SAN. Advanced traffic management features optimize the fabric. Management is simplified with a broad range of integrated tools and switch management is integrated with HP BladeSystem management creating a unique and tightly integrated experience for server and storage administrators.
Main Specifications Product DescriptionHP MDS 8/24c Fabric Switch - switch - 24 ports - plug-in module Device TypeSwitch - 24 ports Enclosure TypePlug-in module Ports16 x 8Gb Fibre Channel (backplane) + 4 x 8Gb Fibre Channel + 4 x SFP+ General Device TypeSwitch - 24 ports Enclosure TypePlug-in module Compatible Slots1 x expansion slot Ports16 x 8Gb Fibre Channel (backplane) + 4 x 8Gb Fibre Channel + 4 x SFP+ Expansion / Connectivity Interfaces16 x 8Gb Fibre Channel 4 x SFP+ Miscellaneous Included Accessories4 x 8 Gbps Short Wave Fibre Channel SFP+, 8 port dust covers