HP 6Gb SAS Switch Single Pack for HP BladeSystem c-Class

Lead time: 2-6 weeks, ordered on request only

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£2,347.58 inc. VAT

(£1,956.32 exc. VAT)

SKU: IM#9434T4S
GTIN: 0885631072820
Categories: HP, HP Storage, HP Storage Switches, Products

HP Part Number: BK763A

HP 6Gb SAS Switch Single Pack for HP BladeSystem c-Class

The HP 6Gb SAS BL Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures is an integral part of HP direct connect SAS storage, enabling a shared SAS storage solution. The SAS architecture combines a P711m, P712m (with cache module) or P721m Smart Array in each server and 6Gb/s SAS BL switches connected to supported HP storage enclosures for SAS storage.

The 6 Gb/s SAS BL Switch contains an embedded Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) GUI & CLI interface used to zone, monitor, and update SAS fabric devices
What’s New
Support for HP Smart Array P721m Controller and MDS600, D2000 (D2600/D2700) and D6000. (Requires firmware upgrade, please refer QuickSpecs)
SAS fabric Topology View allows users to easily view their SAS fabric connectivity
View unzoned hard drive information (capacity, RPM, link rate, etc.) while creating zone groups
Advanced tape support – port splitting allows up to 4 tape devices to attach to a single SAS switch port
SAS switch web interface allows the capture and deployment of configuration scripts
Full SNMP support for SAS switch and attached storage enclosures. Detailed diagnostic information provided for MDS600 field issues


More External Storage for c-Class Enclosures

Enables servers within the c-Class BladeSystem enclosure to share storage on an P2000 G3 SAS array system, without the need for an external SAN infrastructure. Increases storage utilization, flexibility, and enables full virtualization without a SAN.
Or use the flexible SAS architecture for cost-effective in-rack zoned storage using the MDS600 or D6000. MDS600 or D6000 drives are assigned to specific blade servers so they appear as local storage to that server.
Dual Domain direct attached SAS architecture supported with MDS600, D6000 or D2000.
6 Gb/s SAS performance, without the infrastructure expense. Not all data requirements need the top performance and availability of a backend Fibre Channel SAN.

Simplified Management

Centralizes control and reduces storage management cost. Management tools and software included in the price.
Use the Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) 6Gb/s SAS BL switch to dynamically assign drives to each BladeSystem server, on the fly, without complex configuration or re-cabling.

Highly Available, Cost-effective External Storage

Redundant SAS switches are active, if one fails the second takes over the entire workload.

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