HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Ethernet Module Enterprise Edition for BLc7000 Opt
Simplify and make your data center change-ready. The HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module for c-Class BladeSystem allows administrators to fine-tune network bandwidth at the server edge by dividing each 10 Gb network connection into four independent physical FlexNIC server connections. Each FlexNIC can be configured from 100 Mb up to 10 Gb, allowing just the right amount of network bandwidth based on your application needs. The Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module offers a new class of blade interconnect that allows you to move, add, and change the servers inside your BladeSystem transparently to external network connections. With Virtual Connect, you can reduce costs and simplify connections to LANs and SANs, consolidate and precisely control your network connections, and enable administrators to add, replace and recover server resources on-the-fly.
The Min/Max Bandwidth Optimization feature lets administrators make more efficient use of their network bandwidth, especially when dealing with VM migration or network-based backups.
The Priority Queue QoS feature introduced in VC 4.00 allows administrators to prioritize critical application traffic.
Support for sFlow monitoring technology allows monitoring and capacity planning at the flow level.
Wire speed, low latency hardware performance between server NIC's and uplink ports
Simplify Your Network
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Modules for c-Class BladeSystem simplify networks by reducing cables without adding switches to manage
They provide 4:1 consolidation of interconnect equipment: Each VC Flex-10 module can replace up to four Ethernet switches supporting data and iSCSI storage traffic
They reduce networking TCO at the server edge: Save up to 60% of infrastructure costs and reduced annual power and cooling costs
Virtual Connect simplifies connection management: Wire-once, then add, move and change network connections to 1000's of servers in minutes vs. days from one console without affecting your LAN and SAN
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Modules with firmware v3.30 and greater improve network visibility for troubleshooting from a command line interface with secure access for network teams via TACACS+ or RADIUS
Build a change ready infrastructure
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 is the world's first technology to fine-tune network bandwidth at the server edge and to adapt to virtual server workload demands on-the-fly.
Tailor your application speeds at the NIC level from 100 Mb to 10 Gb in increments of 100 Mbs. No more wasted bandwidth, each application can be network optimized at the server edge.
Server Virtualization requires more bandwidth and more NICs to support higher VM densities. With Flex-10 each VM application has greater NIC capacity and just the right amount of bandwidth for production, management, backup, and disaster recovery.
Media type technology: No Media
BladeSystem supported: HP ProLiant; Integrity Servers
Blades per enclosure, maximum: 8
Availability features: Link Aggregation Protocol; Automatic loop prevention; Mirrored profile database; Multi-path heartbeat between redundant modules
Management features: Embedded Virtual Connect Manager plus Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager; Manage server connections for up to 1,000 enclosures from a central management console (GUI or CLI) with global address management, consistent configuration, failover automation and server profile mobility across data centers for agile environment
Protocol supported: Ethernet