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HPE SN8000B 4-slot Power Pack+ SAN Director Switch


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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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  • Data Transfer Rate16 Gbit/s
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots4
  • Redundant Power SupplyYes
  • Compatible Rack Unit9U
  • Form FactorRack-mountable
  • Height15.5″
  • Width17.2″
  • Depth28.8″
  • Weight (Approximate)149.91 lb
  • Environmentally FriendlyYes
  • Environmental CertificationRoHS
  • Limited Warranty1 Year


General Information
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Manufacturer Part Number: QK711E
Manufacturer Website Address:
Brand Name: HPE
Product Line: StoreFabric
Product Series: B
Product Model: SN8000B
Product Name: SN8000B 4-slot Power Pack+ SAN Director Switch
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Key Features

Improved Performance

HPE SAN Director Switch features up to 64Gbps FC performance and up to 31Tbps chassis bandwidth to address I/O and bandwidth-intensive applications for private cloud storage and highly virtualized environments.

Supports flash-based storage workloads with up to 1 billion IOPS utilizing 48-port 64Gb FC blade, 64-port 32Gb QSFP blade, 48-port 32Gb FC blade, and 32Gb SAN extension blade.

Increase scalability with up to 2X throughput for high-density virtual machine (VM) deployments and larger fabrics, allowing organizations to support more storage devices using the same number of FC links.

HPE SAN Director family provides higher chassis, slot-to-slot, and port performance, enabling faster deployment of applications.

HPE B-series SAN Director Switches offer local switching capabilities to verify that data traffic within the same port group does not consume slot bandwidth, increasing the number of line-rate ports.

Simplified Management

HPE SAN Director simplifies monitoring, management, and diagnostics to avoid problems before they impact operations and it dramatically reduces total cost of ownership (TCO).

HPE Smart SAN integrated with the HPE SN8600B SAN Director or HPE Network Orchestrator (NetO) integrated with the HPE SN8700B SAN Director offer greater visibility into your SAN fabric.

The HPE I/O Insight software with Gen6 and Gen7 FC enhances visibility into the health of your SAN.

Enables pro-active monitoring of I/O performance and behavior through integrated network sensors, allowing real-time monitoring of NVMe workloads, providing deep insight into problems, and improving service level agreements (SLAs).

With new automation, organizations can quickly and reliably perform resource intensive tasks, such as provisioning, and enable uninterrupted SAN monitoring, so that tasks can be completed in less time. With automation, organizations can automate repetitive daily tasks and deliver consistent results.

Improves Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions

The HPE SAN Director delivers high bandwidth, port density, and throughput required for application performance over WAN connections addressing demanding disaster recovery (DR) requirements through 64Gb, 32Gb FC, and 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE ports.

Reduces bandwidth costs with in-flight data compression at wire speed and increases security with in-flight data encryption.

Provides native 10Gbps FC support on the 32Gb and 64Gb blade.

Lower TCO

HPE B-series SN8700B and SN8600B SAN Director seamlessly integrate with NVMe throughout the fabric.

Enables high-density, core-edge, and active-active mesh chassis topologies reducing inter-switch cabling by up to 75%.1

To meet ever-increasing demands for faster, more reliable data access, it is essential for organizations to deploy a modernized infrastructure that reduces latency, increases bandwidth, and helps ensure near-continuous availability. Unprecedented performance is not enough on its own.

Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
Media & Performance
Data Transfer Rate: 16 Gbit/s
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
Power Description
Redundant Power Supply: Yes
Physical Characteristics
Compatible Rack Unit: 9U
Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Height: 15.5″
Width: 17.2″
Depth: 28.8″
Weight (Approximate): 149.91 lb
Environmentally Friendly: Yes
Environmental Certification: RoHS
Limited Warranty: 1 Year

Additional information

Weight 149.91 kg
Dimensions 17.2 × 15.5 cm
Product Type

Fibre Channel Switch

Product Family

StoreFabric B-Series

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Form Factor


Data Transfer Rate

16 Gbit/s

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