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Mds 8/12c Bladesystem Fabric Sw / Mfr. no.: AW563A

Mds 8/12c Bladesystem Fabric Sw / Mfr. no.: AW563A
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Item Number: hew-aw563a
Vendor Number: AW563A
Vendor: Hewlett Packard
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The Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class delivers an embedded option for HP BladeSystem c-Class customers deploying storage area networks in their enterprise. The integrated design frees up rack space, enables a reduction of components, and utilizes shared power and cooling within the BladeSystem enclosure resulting in space and cost savings. The Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch supports VSAN, an industry standard for fabric virtualization enabling more efficient network use. The N-Port Virtualizer FlexAttach mode streamlines the infrastructure by reducing the number of domains to manage while enabling the ability to add or move servers without impacting the SAN. Advanced traffic management features optimize the fabric. Management is simplified with a broad range of integrated tools and switch management is integrated with HP BladeSystem management creating a unique and tightly integrated experience for server and storage administrators.

General Information

ManufacturerHewlett Packard Enterprise
Manufacturer Part NumberAW563A
Manufacturer Website Address
Product NameMDS 8/12c BladeSystem Fibre Channel Switch
Product TypeFibre Channel Switch


Number of Fibre Channel Ports12
Fiber Channel Port TypeTF_Port

Media & Performance

Data Transfer Rate8 Gbit/s

I/O Expansions

Number of Total Expansion Slots1
Expansion Slot TypeSFP+

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorPlug-in Module
Weight (Approximate)2.50 lb


Package Contents
  • MDS 8/12c BladeSystem Fibre Channel Switch
  • 2 x 8 Gbps Short Range SFPs
  • 8 x Port Dust Covers
  • NX-OS
  • Documentation

BladeSystem c-Class

Certifications & Standards
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • VCCI Class A ITE
  • AS/NZS 3548 Class A
  • CNS 13438 Class A
  • CE
  • UL60950
  • CSA60950
  • EN60950


Limited Warranty1 Year
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