Product Id: 22856169
Description: HPE 6Gb SAS BL Switch - Switch - 8 x SAS - plug-in module - for BLc3000 Enclosure; BLc7000 Three-Phase Enclosure; Modular Smart Array P2000 G3
Mfr Part #: BK763A
The HP StorageWorks 6Gb SAS BL Switch is an integral part of an HP direct connect SAS storage solution, providing a straight forward architecture for external zoned direct attach as well as shared SAS storage. BladeSystem server administrators now have a simple in-rack SAS storage solution that's ideal for growing capacity requirements - without the need to coordinate storage requirements with SAN administrators.
- Enables servers within the c-Class BladeSystem enclosure to share storage on an P2000 G3 SAS array system, without the need for an external SAN infrastructure
- Centralizes control and reduces storage management cost
- Redundant SAS switches are active, if one fails the second takes over the entire workload
- More External Storage for c-Class Enclosures
Enables servers within the c-Class BladeSystem enclosure to share storage on an P2000 G3 SAS array system, without the need for an external SAN infrastructure. Increases storage utilization, flexibility, and enables full virtualization without a SAN.
Or use the flexible SAS architecture for cost-effective in-rack zoned storage using the MDS600 or D6000. MDS600 or D6000 drives are assigned to specific blade servers so they appear as local storage to that server.
Dual Domain direct attached SAS architecture supported with MDS600, D6000, D2000 or D3000.
6 Gb/s SAS performance, without the infrastructure expense. Not all data requirements need the top performance and availability of a backend Fibre Channel SAN.
- Simplified Management
Centralizes control and reduces storage management cost. Management tools and software included in the price.
Use the Virtual SAS Manager (VSM) 6Gb/s SAS BL switch to dynamically assign drives to each BladeSystem server, on the fly, without complex configuration or re-cabling.
- Highly Available, Cost-effective External Storage
Redundant SAS switches are active, if one fails the second takes over the entire workload.