HP AW563A Fibre Channel Switch
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Product Information for HP AW563A Fibre Channel Switch

Highlights for HP AW563A Fibre Channel Switch

Marketing Information

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.

Technical Information

  • Fibre Channel Class Support: Class 2
  • Maximum Frame Size: 2.1 KB Payload
  • Warranty

  • Parts Warranty/Labor: 1 Year
  • Standard Warranty: 1 Year
  • Controls/Indicators


  • Number of Fiber Channel Ports: 12
  • Environmental Conditions

    General Information

  • Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
  • Manufacturer Part Number: AW563A
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.hp.com
  • Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
  • Product Model: AW563A
  • Product Name: AW563A MDS 8/12c BladeSystem Fibre Channel Switch
  • Brand Name: HP
  • I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Slots: 1 x Expansion Slot
  • Slot Details: 8 x SFP+ Internal
  • Media & Performance

  • Data Transfer Rate: 8 Gbps Fibre Channel
  • Performance: 192 Gbps Aggregated Bandwidth
  • Memory


    Package Contents

  • AW563A MDS 8/12c BladeSystem Fibre Channel Switch
  • 2 x 8 Gbps Short Range SFPs
  • 8 x Port Dust Covers
  • NX-OS
  • Documentation
  • Compatibility

    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
  • Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 1.25" Height x 7.75" Width x 11" Depth
  • Weight (Approximate): 2.50 lb
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Module
  • Power Description

    Processor & Chipset

    Management & Protocols

  • Protocols: Telnet
  • Reliability

    Service Information

    Technical Information

  • Fabric Support: FL_Port