These Gigabit Ethernet switches deliver outstanding security, reliability, and multiservice support capabilities for robust switching at the edge or aggregation layer of large enterprise and campus networks, or in the core layer of SMB networks. The HP 5500 EI Switch Series is comprised of Layer 2/3 Gigabit Ethernet switches that can accommodate the most demanding applications and provide resilient and secure connectivity as well as the latest traffic prioritization technologies to enhance applications on convergent networks.
With complete IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack support, the series provides a migration path from IPv4 to IPv6 and has hardware support for IPv6. Designed for increased flexibility, these switches are available with 24 or 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) and non-PoE models are available with optional GbE and 10GbE expansion capability. The all-fiber model with dual power supplies is ideal for applications that require the highest availability.
OpenFlow: supports OpenFlow 1.0 and 1.3 specifications to enable SDN by allowing separation of the data (packet forwarding) and control (routing decision) paths
Quality of Service (QoS)
Storm restraint: allows limitation of broadcast, multicast, and unknown unicast traffic rate to cut down on unwanted broadcast traffic on the network
Advanced classifier-based QoS: classifies traffic using multiple match criteria based on Layer 2, 3, and 4 information; applies QoS policies, such as setting priority level and rate limit, to bi-directional selected traffic on a per-port, per-VLAN, or whole switch basis
Powerful QoS feature: creates traffic classes based on ACLs, IEEE 802.1p precedence, IP, DSCP, or ToS precedence; supports filter, redirect, mirror, or remark; supports the following congestion actions: strict priority queuing (SP), weighted round robin (WRR), SP+WRR, weighted fair queuing (WFQ), and weighted random early discard (WRED)
Traffic policing: supports Committed Access Rate (CAR) and line rate
Friendly port names: allows assignment of descriptive names to ports
Remote configuration and management: enables configuration and management through a secure Web browser or a CLI located on a remote device
Manager and operator privilege levels: provides read-only (operator) and read/write (manager) access on CLI and Web browser management interfaces
Command authorization: leverages HWTACACS to link a custom list of CLI commands to an individual network administrator's login; also provides an audit trail
Secure Web GUI: provides a secure, easy-to-use graphical interface for configuring the module via HTTPS
Auto-MDIX: automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables on all 10/100/1000 ports
Flow control: provides back pressure using standard IEEE 802.3x, reducing congestion in heavy traffic situations
Jumbo packet support: supports up to 9216-byte frame size to improve the performance of large data transfers
High-density port connectivity: provides up to 48 fixed 10/100/1000BASE-T or 24 SFP 100/1000BASE-X ports in a Layer 2/Layer 3 stackable switch supporting unique IRF stacking
IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE+) support: simplifies deployment and dramatically reduces installation costs by helping to eliminate the time and cost involved in supplying local power at each access point location
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