Stacking is only supported on Virtual Connect Ethernet Modules. The Virtual Connect Fibre Channel modules are managed via the Virtual Connect Ethernet Modules. The Virtual Connect firmware is dynamically mirrored between modules so all configuration data is updated simultaneously in a stack. Fibre Channel data packets are not transmitted between modules in a stacked configuration.
Performance: (8) 2/4/8Gb Auto-negotiating Fibre Channel uplinks connected to external SAN switches, (2) Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceivers included with the Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module, (16) 1/2/4/8Gb 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, Allows up to 255 virtual machines running on the same physical server to access separate storage resources, Extremely low latency throughput provides switch-like performance.
Management: Storage management is no longer constrained to a 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.
Virtual server profiles: 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.
Options: HP 1/10Gb Virtual Connect Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem, HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem, HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem, HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem
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