The Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP c-Class BladeSystem provides HP customers with an integrated switching platform providing Cisco resiliency, advanced security and enhanced manageability to the server edge while dramatically reducing cabling requirements. The Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 capitalizes on your current Cisco network infrastructure to reduce the total cost of implementation and ownership.

By utilizing the advanced Cisco end-to-end management framework, customers can simplify current and future deployments reducing implementation and management costs. Flexible to fit your needs - The Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 is designed with sixteen internal 1Gb downlinks and eight 1Gb RJ-45 copper uplinks. Up to four uplinks can be optionally configured as fiber SX links.

Two uplinks can optionally be configured as internal cross-connects.        

What's New

  • Wire speed switching on sixteen internal 1 Gb ports.
  • Wire speed switching on eight external 10/100/1000BASE-T ports. (Two of these ports can be used as cross-connects to provide failover protection.)
  • Four external 10/100/1000 SFP based ports that can be configured in lieu of the 10/100/1000BASE-T ports to support Fiber short wavelength (SX) SFP modules from Cisco Systems.


Performance and Management

The Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP c-Class BladeSystem is fully compatible with Cisco CiscoWorks Software, providing extensive management using SNMP network management platforms on HP blade servers.
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP c-Class BladeSystem includes multilayer feature configurations such as routing protocols, ACLs, and QoS parameters.
The Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 offers high-availability features to minimize network downtime, maintain mission-critical servers and applications, and reduce total cost of ownership
The Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 provides superior multilayer, granular QoS features to avoid congestion and help ensure that network traffic is properly classified and prioritized.
The Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 provides a rich set of tools for securing application data across the network assuring privacy to users and data, while restricting unauthorized network access and attacks.

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