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HP StorageWorks 4/8 Base SAN Switch (A7984A)

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The 4Gb/s HP StorageWorks 4/8 SAN Switch, provides high performance, affordable, flexible connectivity to enable small and medium sized organizations to easily deploy SANs.
  • MacMall Part #: 667304 
  • Manufacturer Part #: A7984A 
  • Platform: Universal 

The HP StorageWorks 4/8 Base SAN Switch and 4/8 SAN Switch offer 4Gb 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 128Gb end to end 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. The optional Power Pack software bundle provides the SAN administrator with the necessary tools to monitor the health and performance of the network. Power Pack software provides a SAN administrator the capability to manage their entire environment through a single-pane-of-glass.


High performance, availability and scalability: Superior ROI and investment protection

4Gb/s performance: Provides ability to configure a more efficient SAN configuration by reducing total number of ISLs. You will require ½ the number of 2Gb/s ISLs.

Ports on demand, pay as you grow: Ability to add more ports when needed. Pay for connectivity you use.

Faster backup: Reduces LAN traffic and delivers a more reliable backup and restore solution.

High performance interconnect to handle the most demanding applications: Advanced architecture with intelligent routing and faster fabric services for provide a high performance

Ability to create a secure infrastructure: Multi-protocol and LUN-level Zoning features. Full support for optional Secure Fabric OS.

Flexible management tools to manage large SANs: Multi-switch fabric tools for easy configuration and monitoring convenient power pack options.

ISL Trunking and Advanced Performance Monitoring to prevent fabric bottlenecks: Ability to create 32 port trunks to efficiently utilize inter switch links

Simple Web tools software: Removes some of the complexity when installing and managing a SAN

Investment protection: Fully compatible with and sharing a common code base with existing B-series switches.


Data Transfer Rate: 4.24 Gbps
Data Link Protocol: 4Gb Fibre Channel
Empty Slots: 8 x SFP (mini-GBIC)
Remote Management Protocol: SNMP, Telnet, HTTP
Communication Mode: Full-duplex
Features: Manageable, full duplex mode
Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
– 1 x management - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
– 1 x management - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Brocade Advanced Zoning, Brocade WEB TOOLS

Technical Specs

Device Type Switch - 8 ports
Enclosure Type Rack-mountable - 1U
Subtype Fibre Channel
Ports 8 x SFP
Remote Management Protocol SNMP, Telnet, HTTP
Features Manageable, full duplex mode
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x 100Base-TX - RJ-45 - management ¦ 1 x serial (RS-232) - DB-9 - management ¦ 8 x SFP (mini-GBIC)
Power Device Internal power supply
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Rack Mounting Kit Included
Software / System Requirements
Software Included Drivers & Utilities, Brocade Advanced Zoning, Brocade WEB TOOLS
Dimensions & Weight
Width 16.9 in
Depth 12.1 in
Height 1.7 in
Weight 8.82 lbs
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
Humidity Range Operating 20 - 85%
Compatibility Information
Designed For HPE StorageWorks Modular Smart Array 1000, 1500 cs
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