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HPE SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 Power Pack+ FC Switch



Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
Product Family: StoreFabric B-Series
Brand Name: HPE
Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Data Transfer Rate: 16 Gbit/s
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  • Total Number of Ports96
  • Number of Fibre Channel Ports96
  • Data Transfer Rate16 Gbit/s
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots96
  • Expansion Slot TypeSFP+
  • ManageableYes
  • Redundant Power SupplyYes
  • Compatible Rack Unit2U
  • Form FactorRack-mountable
  • Height3.4″
  • Width16.9″
  • Depth24″
  • Weight (Approximate)37.30 lb
  • Limited Warranty1 Year


General Information
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Manufacturer Part Number: C8R44B
Manufacturer Website Address:
Brand Name: HPE
Product Line: StoreFabric
Product Series: B
Product Model: SN6500B
Product Name: SN6500B 16Gb 96/48 Power Pack+ FC Switch
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Key Features

Flexible Fabrics Support Highly Virtualized Environments for Cloud-Optimized Storage Area Networks

The HPE B-series SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch delivers high-speed 16 Gb optimized inter switch links (ISLs) for twice the performance over traditional Fibre Channel switches. The net result is there are fewer links, fewer cables, fewer ports and less power for the same performance.

Flexible speed options support 4, 8 or 16 Gb/s in an efficiently designed 2U package, protecting your existing SAN fabric investments.

Configurable with 48, 72, or 96 ports.

Designed for Ease-of-Use and Simplified Administration

The HPE B-series SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch provides diagnostic Ports (D_Ports) enabling IT to identify and isolate optics and cable problems, reducing fabric deployment and diagnostic times. Use D_Ports to run a variety of tests for ports, SFPs, and cables for faults, latency, and distance.

Simplified deployment process and point-and-click user interface streamlines management.

Optional SAN Network Advisor provides comprehensive management of data center SAN fabrics, including configuration, monitoring, diagnostics, best-practices validation, and management of B-series Directors, Switches, and Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).

Improved Bandwidth and Greater Efficiency for Cloud-Optimized Performance

The HPE B-series SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch provides unmatched bandwidth with 96 non-blocking 16 Gb/s ports in an efficient 2U form factor. Any eight ports can be trunked for 128 Gb Inter-Switch Links (ISLs).

Exchange-based Dynamic Path Selection (DPS) optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to the most efficient available path.

Provides frame-based trunking at rates up to 128 Gb/s for greater efficiency than Ethernet LAG.

Reduces power consumption at 0.33 watts/Gb/s.

Delivers low-cost access to industry-leading storage area networks (SAN).

Enhanced Scalability Allows for Expansion within Growing Organizations

The HPE B-series SN6500B Fibre Channel Switch enables unmatched, pay-as-you-grow scalability for evolving storage environments.

Greater return on investment (ROI) due to reduced cabling and optics requirements in comparison with 8Gb SAN Infrastructure.

Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
Total Number of Ports: 96
Number of Fibre Channel Ports: 96
Media & Performance
Data Transfer Rate: 16 Gbit/s
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots: 96
Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
Management & Protocols
Manageable: Yes
Power Description
Redundant Power Supply: Yes
Physical Characteristics
Compatible Rack Unit: 2U
Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Height: 3.4″
Width: 16.9″
Depth: 24″
Weight (Approximate): 37.30 lb
Limited Warranty: 1 Year

Additional information

  • Weight 37.30 kg
  • Dimensions 16.9 × 3.4 cm
  • Product Type

    Fibre Channel Switch

  • Product Family

    StoreFabric B-Series

  • Brand Name


  • Form Factor


  • Data Transfer Rate

    16 Gbit/s

  • Expansion Slot Type


  • Number of Fibre Channel Ports


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