The HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-port FC module offers enhanced Virtual Connect capabilities, allowing up to 128 virtual machines running on the same physical server to access separate storage resources. Provisioned storage resource is associated directly to a specific virtual machine - even if the virtual server is re-allocated within the BladeSystem; Storage management of virtual machines is no longer limited by the single physical HBA on a server blade: SAN administrators can now manage virtual HBAs with the same methods and viewpoint of physical HBAs. The HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-port Fibre Channel Module for the c-Class BladeSystem is the simplest, most flexible connection to your SAN fabrics. The HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-port Fibre Channel Module simplifies server connections by cleanly separating the server enclosure from SAN, simplifies SAN fabrics by reducing cables without adding switches to the domain, and allows you to change servers in just minutes, not days.
Compatible with HP ProLiant c-class Blade Servers (up to Generation 7) and HP Integrity c-class Blade Servers supporting the QLogic QMH2462 4Gb FC HBA and Emulex LPe1105-HP 4Gb HBA.
Compatible with HP ProLiant c-class Blade Servers (G6 & G7) supporting Brocade 804 8Gb FC HBA, QMH2562 8Gb FC HBA, and LPe1205 8Gb HBA.
Compatible with current release of HP ProLiant c-Class Generation 8 Blade Servers supporting the QLogic QMH2572 8Gb FC HBA and Emulex LPe1205A 8Gb FC HBA.
Allows up to 128 virtual machines running on the same physical server to access separate storage SAN resources. (4) 2, 4, 8Gb Auto-negotiating Fibre Channel uplinks connected to external SAN switches, (16) 1,2, 4 or 8Gb Auto-negotiating Fibre Channel downlink ports provide maximum HBA performance, HBA Aggregation on uplinks ports using ANSI T11 standards-based N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) technology, Extremely low latency throughput provides switch-like performance.
Storage management of virtual machines is no longer limited by the single physical HBA on a server blade, Managed with the Virtual Connect Ethernet Module, Does not add to SAN switch domains or require traditional SAN management Appears as a pass-thru device to the SAN Manager
Provisioned storage resource is associated directly to a specific virtual machine - even if the virtual server is re-allocated within the BladeSystem, Ability to pre-configure server I/O connections, Ability to move, add, or change servers on the fly, Once defined, SAN Administrators don't have to be involved in server changes
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem, HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem, 8Gb Fibre Channel SFP+'s not included with the Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module
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