The HP FlexFabric 11900 Switch Series is a high-performance data center aggregation switch that provides line-rate, high-density 10GbE and 40GbE connectivity designed for cost-effective end-of-row (EoR) and small core deployments. With latency as low as 3 µs, the HP FlexFabric 11900 Switch Series can scale to 384 1/10GbE, 192 1/10GBASE-T or 64 40GbE ports.
The switch delivers up to 7.7 Tb/s switching capacity and 5.8 Bpps forwarding throughput. A broad variety of interface options is available, including 1/10GbE, 1/10GBASE-T and 40GbE.
Ready for software-defined networking (SDN), the switch supports full Layer 2 and 3 features, including advanced features such as TRansparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) and Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF), which provides the ability to build large, resilient switching fabrics. The HP FlexFabric 11900 Switch Series also supports fully redundant and hot-swappable components to complement its other enterprise-class capabilities.
Data center optimized
Scalable Layer 2 fabrics: builds flexible, resilient, and scalable Layer 2 fabrics with TRILL and HP IRF
Multitenant Device Context (MDC): virtualizes a physical switch into multiple logical devices, with each logical switch having its own processes, configuration, and administration
Data Center Bridging (DCB) protocols: supports IEEE 802.1Qaz DataCenter Bridging Exchange (DCBX), Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS), and IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority Flow Control (PFC) for converged fabrics
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) capabilities: delivers support for FCoE, includingexpansion, fabric, trunk VF and N ports, and aggregation of E-portand N-port virtualization
Edge Virtual Bridging (EVB) with Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA) support: provides connectivity into the virtualization-ready data center environment
High-performance fully distributed architecture: delivers up to 7.7 Tb/s switching capacity and 5.76 Bpps throughput with nonblocking wire-speed performance and latency as low as 3 microseconds
High-density 1/10G and 40G interface connectivity: offers up to eight interface module slots to scale up to 384 1/10GbE, 192 1/10GBASE-T or 64 40GbE ports
Scalable system design: provides investment protection to support future technologies and higher-speed connectivity, as the switch is designed for increased backplane bandwidth
Advanced Comware modular operating system: brings native high stability, independent process monitoring, and restart through the modular design and multiple processes of HP Comware v7 software; supports enhanced serviceability functions
In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU): provides an upgrade of the entire chassis, or an individual task or process, with zero packet loss
Distributed architecture with separation of data and control planes: delivers enhanced fault tolerance and facilitates continuous operation and zero service disruption during planned or unplanned control-plane events
Resiliency and high availability
Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF): creates virtual resilient switching fabrics, where two or more switches perform as a single L2 switch and L3 router; switches do not have to be co-located and can be part of a disaster-recovery system; servers or switches can be attached using standard LACP for automatic load balancing and high availability; can eliminate the need for complex protocols like Spanning Tree Protocol, Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP), or VRRP, thereby simplifying network operation
Redundant/load-sharing fabrics, management, fan assemblies, and power supplies: increase total performance and power availability while providing hitless, stateful failover
Hot-swappable modules: allows replacement of modules without any impact on other modules
Graceful restart: allows routers to indicate to others their capability to maintain arouting table during a temporary shutdown, which significantlyreduces convergence times upon recovery; supports OSPF, BGP, andIS-IS
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP): allows groups of two routers to dynamically back each other up to create highly available routed environments