The HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/8-EL is an entry-level 2 Gb 8-port Fibre Channel SAN Fabric Switch. The SAN Switch 2/8-EL will scale to four switch SAN fabric configurations (any combination of 1 Gb and/or 2 Gb with the appropriate firmware). It also features the new optional SFP (small-form-factor-pluggable) connectors which allow for higher port density then was available using GBICs. The higher speed coupled with the optional Trunking feature will allow users to install cost effective small SANs. The increased performance of these switches is also appropriate where high throughput needs exist such as video streaming, intensive on-line transaction processing (OLTP), and medical imaging. The SAN Switch 2/8-EL combines 1 Gb and 2 Gb Fibre Channel throughput with new features that greatly enhance switch operation.
Eight High Performance auto-sensing 1 and 2 Gb ports.
May be optionally programmed to a fixed 1 Gb or 2 Gb speed if desired.
Universal, self-configuring ports (F, FL, E) with new industry-standard removable Small Form Factor Pluggable optical transceivers (SFP) (ordered separately).
Four Switch SAN fabric support.
Fully non-blocking for all 8 ports Full 16 Gb switching capacity for uncongested fully sustained, 2 Gb full duplex throughput.
One fixed power supply.
N+ 1 redundant fan.
Optional hot pluggable SFP optical transceivers.
Rack optimized design: 1U (1.75") tall for high density rack installations.
SAN Switch 2/8-EL includes Web Tools, Advanced Zoning, and Quickloop.