C-series Switches


Technical Specifications

Port speed

  • 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel
    10 GbE Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE)

Aggregate switch bandwidth

  • 536 Gb/s

Encryption capability

  • Data at rest encryption

Protocol supported

  • 4/8/16 Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gb Ethernet, iSCSI, FCIP

Availability features

  • In-service software upgrade, stateful processes restart, and redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fans, hot swappable SFP’s, and hot-swappable option modules

Form factor

  • 2U


  • Standard base configuration is 20 FC ports
    Max port configuration is (40) 16 Gb FC ports and (2) 10GbE storage service ports, (8) 10GbE Ethernet IP ports capable of supporting FCoE.

Software (required)

  • NX-OS 6.2 (7) or later

Software (optional)

20-port Fibre Channel port upgrade license, Enterprise package license
HPE StoreFabric Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) license