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Stackable Fibre Channel Switches - the SN6000

CartoonCalvin100X100.JPG By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy


Today I have another Power Podcast for you - my podcasts that add slides.  HP has a very unique SAN infrastructure offering called the SN6000 Stackable Switch.  Instead of me trying to be original and write a description of the SN6000, here's what the beginning of the SN6000 QuickSpec says:


The HP StorageWorks SN6000 Stackable 8Gb Fibre Channel switch is designed to make Enterprise SANs affordable and easy to use, especially as the network expands. Built with low-cost, high-performance scalability in mind, each SN6000 features 20 device ports supporting 8/4/2 Gbps speeds, plus 4 high-speed 10/20 Gbps stacking ports for linking SN6000 switches. Included Simple SAN Connection Manager (SSCM) software enables network management and storage provisioning from a single screen. Transparent Router functionality, standard in H-series switches (SN6000 and 8/20q), provides seamless, non-disruptive access to servers and storage on HP B-series and HP C-series SANs.  NOTE: Dan mentions TR during the podcast and he's referring to Transparent Router. 

Begin with 20 device ports for an affordable solution and add new switches for up to 120 usable device ports per stack (single manageable unit), or 500+ ports in multi-stack topologies.

Included 10 Gbps stacking ports may be upgraded to 20 Gbps speed at any time, extending the solution lifespan while preserving current investments.
With that introduction, here's the Power Podcast:
You can learn more about the SN6000 on the product page.  I also mentioned the QuickSpec and all of our products have one.  They are also a great place to get the low-down on our products.  Here's a link to the North American version of the SN6000 QuickSpec

Jackson | ‎08-08-2011 11:29 AM

Thanks for the information about Fiber Channels, Fiber Ports and Fiber Switch . I also have found valuable information from the site below:


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