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Product Code: A8000A

  • Product Description
The HP StorageWorks 4/8 Base SAN Switch and 4/8 SAN Switch offer 4 GB connectivity for entry-level storage area networks (SAN), and the ability to grow to a core-to-edge infrastructure. The simplicity and ease-of-use advantages of these switches help increase administrator productivity and lower the cost of management. Both switches deliver eight (upgradeable to16) high performance Auto Sensing 1, 2, and 4GB/s Fibre Channel ports. An optional 4 port activation license increases the number of active ports to 12 or 16 ports. Plus, the 4/8 SAN switch and 4/8 SAN Switch are fully non-blocking and provide 64 to 128 Gb switching (4Gb full duplex) bandwidth. The 4/8 Base model provides single-switch connectivity for a new, simple SAN installation and connects to storage and servers only. The 4/8 SAN Switch scales to full SAN configurations defined in the SAN Design Guide. Small-form-factor-pluggable optical transceivers (SFPs) must be ordered separately.


Technical Specifications

Maximum port bandwidth 4 Gbit/sec
I/O ports 8 active with optional license to activate 16 universal ports; FL_Port, F_Port, and E_Port; self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port)
Data transmission
Bandwidth (Gbit/s) 4
Full duplex Y
Environmental conditions
Operating temperature range (T-T) (°C) 0 - 40
Operating relative humidity range (%) 20 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T) (°C) -50 - 100
Storage relative humidity range (%) 10 - 85
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing) (%) 10 - 85
Relative humidity (%) 20 - 85
Other features
Bundled software Frame Filtering; Advanced Zoning; WebTools
Diagnostics POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics
Service level Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
Management platform 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45), serial port
Power supply (W) 90
Performance management 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45), serial port
Power requirements 90 to 264 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 428.6 x 307.3 x 42.9
Supported network protocols FC-AL Rev. 4.5; FC-GS-2 Rev 5.3FC-PH Rev 4.3; FC-PLDA Rev 2.1; FC-VI Rev 1.5; FC-AL-2 Rev 7.0; FC-FG Rev 3.5FC-PH-2 Rev 7.4; FC-SW Rev 3.3; IPFC RFC 2625; FC-FLA Rev 2.7; FC-FH Rev 1.7; FC-PH-3 Rev 9.4
System requirements
Media types supported Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)
Technical details
Technical features Reduced Total Cost of Ownership for SAN Infrastructure: Enables storage consolidation, simplified management of data center SAN environment
Weight & dimensions
Weight (g) 3991