C-series Switches

Are you looking for a high-performance Fibre Channel switch for departments, enterprises, or the edge? The HPE StoreFabric SN6010C Fibre Channel Switch is a high-performance, flexible, cost-effective platform providing high-density, 16 Gb/s ports for storage networking deployments in small, medium-sized, and large enterprise environments. This switch offers outstanding value by providing high-availability, security, and ease of use at a cost-effective price in a compact one-rack-unit (1RU) form factor. With the flexibility to expand from 12 to 48 ports in 12-port increments, offering the densities required to scale from an entry-level departmental switch to top-of-the-rack switch to edge connectivity in enterprise SANs. The HPE SN6010C delivers a non-blocking architecture, with all 48 4/8/16-Gb/s ports operating at line rate concurrently. With dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays, the HPE SN6010C offers high availability scalable to mission-critical deployments.

What's new

  • Discontinuing physical delivery of software licenses and maintaining electronic delivery only
  • 2/4/8/16-Gbps auto-sensing with 16 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth per port
  • Supports configurations of 12, 24, 36, or 48 active ports, with pay-as-you-grow, on-demand licensing

Features

High Performance with Exceptional Flexibility

Includes 16 Gb/s of dedicated bandwidth for each port and aggregate platform bandwidth of 768 Gb/s, the HPE StoreFabric SN6010C Fibre Channel Switch is designed to meet the performance and scalability requirements of the most demanding environments.

Compatible with HPE SN8000C (MDS 9500 Series) and HPE SN8500C (MDS 9700 Series) Multilayer Directors and MDS 9100 and 9200 Series Fabric Switches with up to 48 autosensing Fibre Channel ports capable of speeds of 16, 8, and 4 Gb/s.

Offers flexibility to "pay as you grow" by scaling the HPE SN6010C Switch on site by enabling additional ports by adding On-Demand Port Activation licenses.

Intelligent Storage Networking Services at a Cost-effective Price

Supports innovative features such as VSANs, PortChannels, quality of service (QoS), SAN security, SAN management, hardware-enforced zoning, and In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) at no additional cost to the user.

Includes VSAN technology provides a cost-effective way to consolidate resources while providing high resiliency to potential fabric disruptions.

Provides advanced traffic management capabilities integrated into the SN6010C simplify deployment and optimization of core-edge fabrics.

NPIV and NPV technology provides independent management for each virtual machine and scaling of SANs without reaching Fibre Channel domain ID limits.

High Availability Platform

Designed for mission-critical environments in which downtime is unacceptable.

Offers non-disruptive software upgrades, dual hot-swappable power supplies (integrated fans for redundancy), hot-swappable fans, VSANs for fault isolation, PortChannels for ISL resiliency, and F-port trunking for resiliency on uplinks from a HPE SN6010C operating in NPV mode.

Simplified Management

Supports SAN plug-and-play capability as well as built-in storage network management, with all features available through a command-line interface (CLI) or the Data Center Network Manager for simplified storage management.

Data Center Network Manager software (available with the SN6010C) provides a centralized management tool with task-based wizards that simplifies management of a standalone switch or multiple switches and fabrics at no additional cost.

Common platform architecture and the use of MDS 9000 NX-OS Software intelligent storage networking services across all MDS 9000 Family switches reduce ongoing operating expenses by providing a consistent set of provisioning, management, and diagnostic capabilities.