HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch

HP Updated: 2009-02-25 RSS
HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch

Designed for the c-Class BladeSystem enclosure, the HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch (GbE2c Layer 2/3) provides a full set of Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing features, sixteen internal downlinks, five uplinks and two internal cross-connects in a single low cost blade switch. Four of the five uplinks can be either copper or fiber using optional SFP fiber modules. The HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Switch dramatically reduces cabling, power and cooling requirements compared to external stand-alone switches, allowing you to realize the full benefits of the HP c-Class BladeSystem.

The HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch builds on the heritage of the GbE2 switch family by delivering on-going enhancements such as a new "industry standard" CLI, Layer 3 routing, high availability features and SFP Fiber uplink ports. Along with simplified management, wire-speed performance, redundant path capabilities and HP's world class service and support, the HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch remains the price/performance leader of all blade switches.

What's new
Introducing the HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch, a low cost managed switch solution with advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 features.

* Wire speed switching on all five 1Gb uplink ports
* Wire speed switching on all sixteen server ports
* Non blocking architecture
* 20Gb full duplex bandwidth

* Offers simplified management
* "Industry standard" CLI
* Can be managed through CLI, HTTP, and SNMP (v1, v2 and v3)
* Password-enabled access restricts switch management to authorized users only

* 438030-B21 - Qty.1 GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch for c-Class BladeSystem
* 440627-B21 - Qty.2 Fiber SFP modules for the GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
* UE478E - Qty.1 HP CarePack Enhanced Three-Year Warranty.
* 485192-B21 - Qty.1 HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch Advanced Functionality Software

* Secured access through SSH
* Offers RADIUS Authentication
* Offers TACACS+ Authentication

Large enterprise data centers
* Up to 40Gb full duplex bandwidth when using two switches
* All Ports can be trunked together to meet high bandwidth demands
* Standards-based MSTP enables Network administrators to map multiple VLANs to a reduced number of Spanning Tree instances to provide multiple forwarding paths and load balancing for data traffic.

Key vertical applications such as Financial, Scientific, or Application Service Providers
* Provides high availability that keeps systems up with minimum downtime
* Applications can be configured in separate VLANs to provide security against unauthorized accesses
* SNMP traps and easy to read Sys log messages keep administrators well informed of any link changes or outages so corrective actions can be performed in timely manner.

Mainstream/mid-sized data centers and departments, branch offices
* A fully featured Layer 2/3 switch that resides inside the BladeSystem enclosure
* Provides easy access to the switch via SNMP (v1, v2 and v3), HTTP/HTTPS SSH and intuitive web based interface
* Any to any port mirroring enables administrators to monitor all traffic entering and leaving the BladeSystem chassis.