New DCNM switch-based license
Highly flexible industry leading proven Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice switches delivering 16Gb FC/FCIP/FCoE.
Supports SAN Extension solutions enabling backup, remote replication and other disaster recovery solutions over WAN distances with MDS 9700 Series (HPE SN8500C) Directors.
High Density SAN Consolidation with Integrated Multiprotocol Support
The switch connects to native FC SANs for investment protection as well as offering a single compact solution for native FC gateway opportunities with FCoE (Converged Fabric), enabling unified network fabric connectivity.
The HPE C-series SN6500C 16 Gb FC/FCIP/FCoE Multiservice Switch ships in a base offering of twenty 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) ports for high-performance SAN connectivity, two 10GbE IP storage service ports and eight 10GbE FCoE ports. The base version is scalable to forty 16 Gb FC ports.
Remote SAN Extension with High-Performance FCIP
This switch breaks the distance barriers of current Fibre Channel (FC) solutions with support for FCIP, enabling interconnection of SAN islands over extended distances.
The HPE C-series SN6500C 16 Gb FC/FCIP/FCoE Multiservice Switch provides FCIP support for business continuity and disaster recovery either as a standalone device as well as an FCIP SAN extension switch for MDS 9700 series (HPE SN8500C) Directors.
The HPE C-series SN6500C 16Gb Multiservice Switch supports hardware-based IPsec encryption for improved transmission security of sensitive data over extended distances. Hardware enablement of IPsec helps to provide high throughput.
You will get dramatically enhanced hardware-based FCIP compression performance for both high-bandwidth and low-bandwidth links, which provides immediate cost saving for expensive WAN infrastructure. Used with other hardware based encryption it provides high-performance SAN extension capabilities.
Comprehensive Robust Network Security and Optimization
The HPE C-series SN6500C 16 Gb FC/FCIP/FCoE Multiservice Switch supports hardware-based data compression and tape acceleration to enhance remote backup operations and allow more data to be transferred over WAN connections more cost effectively. Shift your budget from operations to innovation.
The switch supports a variety of security features to support protection of your customer data. A variety of security techniques are supported such as encryption, switch authentication, data integrity, hardware-enforced zoning and more across multiprotocol connectivity.
The HPE C-series SN6500C 16Gb Multiservice Switch offers a highly available solution that protects data from unauthorized access and keeps data private while meeting regulatory compliance and avoiding financial consequences of a security breach.
- Port speed
- 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel 10 GbE Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE)
- Aggregate switch bandwidth
- 536 Gb/s
- Protocol supported
- 4/8/16 Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet, iSCSI, FCIP
- Encryption capability
- Data at rest encryption
- Availability features
- In-service software upgrade, stateful processes restart, and redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fans, hot swappable SFP’s, and hot-swappable option modules
- Form factor
- Standard base configuration is 20 FC ports Max port configuration is (40) 16 Gb FC ports and (2) 10GbE storage service ports, (8) 10GbE Ethernet IP ports capable of supporting FCoE.
- Software (required)
- NX-OS 6.2 (7) or later
- Software (optional)
- 20-port Fibre Channel port upgrade license, Enterprise package license HPE Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) license