The HPE C-series SN8700C Fibre Channel Director Switch is a director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in small to medium-sized storage networks to support enterprise clouds and business transformation. It layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric.
The HPE SN8700C Director Switch enables enterprise clouds, transforms large storage area networks, lowers operating costs, and deploys Fibre Channel (FC) and IBM Fibre Connectivity (FICON) on a single fabric.
Port speed16/32/64 Gb/s Fibre Channel
Ports192, 384,768 ports
Aggregate switch bandwidth 3.5 Tb/s, maximum
Encryption capability AES 256-bit
Protocol supported FC
Availability features Equipped with hot swappable redundant 2 SUP-4 modules, six hot swappable redundant Fabric-3 modules (16-slots), three hot swappable redundant Fabric-3 modules ( 8-slost/4-slots), eight 3000W power supplies (16 slots) or six 3000W power supplies (8 slots) or four 3000W power supplies (4 slots)
Management software Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)
Upgradability Base units include zero port modules. Ports can be added in 48 port increments, depending on protocol and line speeds required.
Model availability 8-slot chassis, 4-slot chassis, 48-port FC/FCoE Module
Software (optional)Port upgrade license, Enterprise Package license, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) license, SAN Insights (1/3/5 yrs), Advantage license (1/3/5 yrs), Premier license (1/3/5 yrs)
Software (required)NX-OS Software Release 6.2.1 or later;
NX-OS Software Release 8.4.1 or later for Supervisor-4/Fabric-3 support;
NX-OS 9.2(2) is required for Advantage and Premier licenses
Form factor 26U for HPE SN8700 C 16-slot Director, 14U for HPE SN8700C 8-slot Director, 9U for HPE SN8700C 4-slot Director
Warranty Three-year warranty, 24×7, 4-hour remote response, installation not included.
Weight SN8700C 4-slot Chassis only: 145 lb;
SN8700C 8-slot Chassis only: 185.5 lb;
SN8700C 16-slot Chassis only: 300 lb
Weight SN8700C 4-slot Chassis only: 65.8 kg;
SN8700C 8-slot Chassis only: 84.2 kg;
SN8700C 16-slot Chassis only: 136 kg
Minimum dimensions ( H x W x D) 9RU: 15.6 x 17.3 x 32.0 in.;
14RU: 24.35 x 17.3 x 34.0 in.;
26RU: 45.25 x 17.3 x 35 in.
Minimum dimensions ( H x W x D)9RU : 39.62 x 43.9 x 81.3 cm;
14RU: 61.9 x 43.9 x 86.4 cm;
26RU: 114.9 x 43.9 x 88.9 cm