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HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module

Increase performance with industry leading 20Gb server connectivity while simplifying network and reducing TCO to meet business demands

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The HP Virtual Connect portfolio of products can reduce complexity and costs at the server edge. Virtual Connect is powered by Flex-10/Flex-20 Technology — designed to address bandwidth optimization demands in highly virtualized environments.

  • Reduce complexity by up to 95%*
  • Reduce cost of hardware by up to 65%*
  • Reduce cost of power and cooling by up to 40%*

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HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module

  • Accelerate server virtualization and delivers converged data center services at the speed of business
  • Drive data center performance to new heights with the Industry's first 20Gb server-to-network converged solution
  • 40GbE uplinks and up to 8 Flexports enable higher aggregate bandwidth for demanding applications and workloads
  • Reduce complexity with seamless SAN connectivity with direct attach Flat SAN technology

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HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630 Series adapters

  • Enable server connectivity and faster VM migration with native, full-rate 20Gb performance per port
  • Reduce CPU utilization and latency to deliver results faster
  • Intelligent bandwidth provisioning enables full-rate 10Gb Ethernet and 8Gb storage simultaneously on each port

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HP FlexFabric network adapters for HP ProLiant Gen8 servers - Family Data sheet PDF 258 KB

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Virtual Connect v4.20

  • Implements support for new HP modules and adapters
  • Pro-actively address network congestion and real-time health monitoring with sFlow, supporting all VC modules

Virtual Connect v4.20 User guidePDF 11.6 MB

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  • 95%: A traditional server blade configuration would typically require a dual-port LOM, an extra quad-port NIC mezzanine, and a dual-port HBA along with switch modules (6 Ethernet and 2 Fibre Channel). The total traditional configuration components come up to 40 vs. the VC FlexFabric module solution. The VC FlexFabric solution requires only embedded dual-port FlexFabric adapters on servers (no mezzanine cards) and two VC FlexFabric modules. This simple calculation will help you understand it better, (40-2)/40=95 percent.
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  • 65%: Based on the difference of traditional interconnect and adapter cost when compared to the VC Flex-10/10D solution. Compare cost of 6 Ethernet switches, 16 quad-port NICs, to 2 HP VC Flex-10/10D. ILP, May 2010.
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  • 40%: Based on the difference of traditional interconnect and adapter power costs compared to VC Flex-10/10D solution. Compare cost of power for 6 Ethernet switches, 16x 1 Gb dual-Port NIC LOMs, 16 quad-port NICs to 2 HP VC Flex-10/10D modules connected to 16 embedded Flex-10 adapters. This notes refers to VC FlexFabric and not VC Flex10/10D.
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