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The Q-Logic SANbox 5800V-08A8 Fiber Channel Stack Switch is a single power unit including eight 8GB SFPs active device ports which are expandable to twenty ports as well as four 10GB stacking active ports that are upgradeable to 20GB speed. The dual-speed Q-Logic SANbox 5800V-08A8 provides superior performance at a price-per-port that is competitive with single-speed, nonstacking edge switches.
The Q-Logic 5800V's network requires up to 50 percent fewer switches to achieve the same device port counts and because each stacking port matches the throughput of three device ports, Q-Logic ISL connections are far less expensive per unit of bandwidth. For instance, a single 20GB connection (25.5Gb/s actual line rate, 51Gb/s full duplex) saves six 8GB device ports for devices and eliminates the need for six expensive 8GB SFPs. There is no need to take a nonlinear "rip and replace" approach to SAN growth, which offers a limited solution at the low end, followed by a radically different architecture as the installation matures. Q-Logic's modular ISL backbone helps customers pace investments and deployment activities predictably over time, with fewer wrong turns and reversals even when corporate strategies and directions change.
Next Generation Stacking
Q-Logic 5800V lets you connect 8GB, 4GB or 2GB devices to a SAN for about the same cost as competing 4GB-only solutions. Unlike other solutions, the 5800V can phase bandwidth provisioning incrementally within your ISL fabric which is the most performance critical area of the SAN.
Start with "Always On" 10GB ISLs
Each SANbox 5800V ships with all four 10GB stacking ports active by default. At their default 10GB setting, the four stacking ports provide over 50GB additional bandwidth per switch which is equivalent to six extra 8GB ports. 10GB ISL speed provides more than enough bandwidth for customers in the early stages of their 8GB migration, when many switch ports will still be attached to 4GB storage and other legacy devices.
20GB Bandwidth On-Demand
When a majority of SANbox device ports are eventually connected to actual 8GB devices, additional inter-switch bandwidth may be desired. At that point, customers may non-disruptively upgrade the ISL ports on one or more switches to 20GB, extending the stability, cost savings and performance benefits. IT managers now have all the network headroom they need to deploy new applications and technologies with confidence. Since 20GB uses the same cables/connectors as 10GB, customers can upgrade their entire SAN at the click of a mouse - without touching a cable or purchasing any new hardware.
Installation and Configuration Wizards
From basic switch setup to advanced zoning and extended distance configuration, the SANbox 5800V has automated routines to make deployment a snap. Installation is a 3 step point-and-click process. Self-configuring switch ports automatically adjust to 8GB, 4GB or 2GB device speeds.
On-Board Graphical User Interface
There is no software required to load. You just need to point a web browser at any switch and manage the entire fabric from that location. No matter what your level of expertise, the web-based QuickTools interface has all you need for basic fabric management. For advanced administration of larger SANs, the optional Enterprise Fabric Suite application provides an unprecedented level of intuitive granular control.
With Enterprise Fabric Suite, users can manage stacks of 5000 series products as a single device, loading firmware, applying security configuration changes or handling user and Simple Network Management Protocol administration for up to six switches simultaneously.
Full Bandwidth Architecture
The Q-Logic SANbox 5800V provides uncontested, wire speed bandwidth at every port which is a total of 544Gb/s per switch. The dedicated 10GB/20GB ISL transport makes it easy to create non-blocking multi-switch configurations. ISL capacity expands automatically as device port count grows, ensuring a consistent user experience over time.
No extra cost or complicated license schemes involved. Q-Logic Adaptive Trunking optimizes ISL use and performance by pooling the capacity of multiple 20GB, 10GB or 8GB links into a single high-speed pipeline. Trunks are automatically invoked as needed, eliminating the need for manual configuration. Unlike other trunking implementations, trunked ports do not need to be sequential and may even be spread across multiple switches. Switch-on-exchange design supports Intelligent Path Selection, Fabric-Shortest-Path-First and Virtual Trunking.
Embedded Java web applet for device discovery, device management, zoning and fabric management. QuickTools includes a configuration wizard and Q-Logic Drag-and-Drop zoning which is the industry's most intuitive zoning method.
Provides the right mix of advanced protection features for user, connection and device security. This includes support for RADIUS authentication, Secure Shell and Secure Socket Layer encryption. Device connection security uses Fiber Channel Security Protocol, DH-CHAP and FC-GS-4 CT.
Enterprise Fabric Suite (Optional)
Reduce software costs while managing the SAN your way with unprecedented levels of control. Enterprise Fabric Suite bundles high value enterprise features such as Fabric Tracker, Performance View, Port Threshold Alarms, Stack Management and mPort movable port activation into a single site-licensed package. You'll spend less time and money licensing individual features or worrying about "balloon payment" per-switch fees as your SAN grows.
Comprehensive set of diagnostic tools for trouble shooting problems in your fabric. SANdoctor includes media digital diagnostics, fabric trace-route and fabric ping.
Fully Compatible with Other SANbox Switches
Mix and match in stacks with all 5000 Series products (2GB, 4GB or 8GB). The SANbox 5800V is also compatible with FC-SW-2-compliant switches from other vendors.
Interoperable with All Major Storage, Server, Application and Infrastructure Vendors
SNMP support, available API and SMI-S agent for integration into popular third-party management applications.
N_Port ID Virtualization Support
Allows full integration and interoperability with applications such as VMware and hardware including leading transparent blade solutions from IBM, HP and others. Q-Logic 5800V delivers end-to-end NPIV support on Fiber Channel Adapters and switches.
I/O StreamGuard RSCN Suppression
Guaranteed bandwidth for time-sensitive applications such as video streaming.
Product Safety: US / Canada: UL / cUL, 60950 - 1 Europe: EN60950, CB Scheme - IEC 60950 - 1, CE, TUV, low voltage directive Russia: GOST R EMI / EMC: Meets Class A emissions and immunity requirements for USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan