- Auto-sensing 1 / 2-Gbps interfaces: Provide high performance connectivity and compatibility with legacy devices.
- Industry’s highest performance Inter Switch Links (ISLs): Supports up to sixteen 2-Gbps links in a single PortChannel?links may span any port on any module within a chassis for added scalability and resilience.
- Intelligent network services: Introduces Virtual SAN (VSAN) technology for
hardware-enforced, isolated environments within a single physical fabric; Access
Control Lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing; and advanced
traffic management features such as Forward Congestion Control (FCC) and fabric-wide
QoS to enable migration from SAN islands to enterprise-wide storage networks.
- Comprehensive security framework: Supports RADIUS authentication, SNMPv3,
role-based access control, SSH, SFTP, FC-SP, Virtual SANs, hardware-enforced zoning, and Access Control Lists.
- Sophisticated diagnostics: Provides intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding and network analysis tools as well as integrated Call Home capability for added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.
- High port density and configuration flexibility: Provides 16-port and 32-port configurations to optimize performance, flexibility and density; supports up to 256 Fibre Channel ports per chassis and 768 ports per rack.