HPE 8/8 Base 8-port Enabled SAN Switch

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SKU: AM867C Category:



  • Obsolete Date 31-07-2020
  • End of support date 31-07-2025


  • BladeSystem supported Not Applicable
  • Software (optional) Power Pack+ Software, Port Upgrade, Full Fabric, SAN Network Advisor Professional+ or Enterprise
  • Upgradability Standard 8-ports 8-port on Demand upgrades, Upgrade from Base to Full Fabric to Power Pack+
  • Availability features Hot code load. Ports on demand with no downtime
  • Encryption capability No
  • Aggregate switch bandwidth 384 Gb/s Maximum
  • Management features B-series SAN Network Advisor. Integration with Storage Essentials
  • Protocol supported Fibre Channel
  • Number of ports (8) Fibre Channel 8 Active 24 Maximum
  • Form factor 1U
  • Port speed 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel
  • Product dimensions (H x W x D) 7.5 x 16 x22 in
  • Weight 15.2 lb
  • Minimum dimensions ( H x W x D) 19.05 x 40.64 x 55.88 cm
  • Weight 6.89 kg



HPE 8/8 SAN Switch is targeted for SMB enterprises and is ideal for entry-level SANs, and as an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments. The 8/8 SAN Switch provides SAN connectivity that improves system performance, maximizes the value of virtual server deployments, and reduces overall storage costs. The 8/8 Base SAN Switch provides an affordable single-switch solution for a new, small SAN installation and connects to storage and servers only. An optional Full Fabric SAN scaling license provides connectivity to other switches. This comes with a Full Fabric license and may be connected to multiple switches. Both 8 port switches provide growth options to non-disruptively scale to a max of 24 enabled ports. The 8/8 SAN Switch provides auto-sensing 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gb full duplex performance to enable up to 128 Gb of throughput. For investment protection, the 8/8 SAN Switch may be populated with 4 Gb B-Series SFPs today and upgraded to 8 Gb B-Series SFPS when necessary.

What’s new

  • Compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS2) directive and 2016 RoHS requirements.


Delivers low latency, power efficiency, and high reliability while providing a highly scalable and flexible platform for advanced fabric services.

Improved TCO

Remove/avoid performance bottlenecks in high-density virtualized server environments.

High Performance

Simplifies SAN management, negating the need to map application performance requirements to port speeds.

Very affordable, enables “pay-as-you-grow” 8-port scalability for easy, non-disruptive growth in highly dynamic business environment.

Includes simultaneous wire-speed support for all ports to provide a high-performance system with aggregate bandwidth of up to 384 Gb/s full duplex.

Allows up to eight ports (at 2, 4, or 8 Gb/s speeds) between a pair of switches to be combined to form a single logical ISL with a speed of up to 64 Gb/s (128 Gb/s full duplex) for optimal bandwidth utilization and load balancing.

Advanced fabric services to optimize SAN performance and resource utilization.

Investment Protection

Enables rapid deployment with minimal configuration in existing environments; provides the highest performance available, with complete backward and forward investment protection.

Provides seamless server connectivity to multi-vendor fabric environments, and allows a great number of servers to connect to a SAN fabric without increasing switch domain count.

High Scalability

Optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to all available paths in the fabric.

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