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The FS8500 series is a Fiber Channel (FC) switch designed for small and independent SANs. With a cost-effective and high-performance scalable design, it can be gradually scaled from 8 ports to 24 ports according to service requirements. It is specifically designed to reduce enterprise SAN costs, improve the ease of use of IT architecture, and simplify management, the FS8500 series is a cost-effective choice for network expansion.

Key Features
Flexible scalability to adapt to various services

Equipped with 24 ports connecting to devices in a 1U space, each switch can be expanded to sixteen or twenty-four 32 Gbps ports (up to 24 ports) and is backward compatible with 16 Gbps and 8 Gbps devices and optical accessories.

Frame-based link aggregation combines multiple ISL links into one logical link for efficient bandwidth usage and load balancing.

Excellent service continuity protection

Adopts a non-blocking architecture, providing non-controversial, full-duplex bandwidth. Each switch supports up to 768 Gbps bandwidth, improving investment utilization.

Features outstanding compatibility and is compatible with storage systems and servers from mainstream manufacturers.

Ease of deployment and management. The FS8500 series switch is easy to deploy and manage and can be easily integrated with new and existing IT environments.

Enterprises can expand their storage networks as needed without affecting ongoing services.

Technical Specifications

Hardware Feature

Number of ports per switch:

• A maximum of twenty-four 32 Gbps ports (8, 16 and 24 ports can be configured at an increment of 8 ports)

• Multiple FC protocols such as 32 Gb and 16 Gb

• Adaptive Trunking, intelligent path selection

• All ports are universal, auto-discovery, and self-configured, presenting the following port status: E_Port, F_Port, M_Port, D_Port, N_Port

Performance Feature

Fabric port speed

• 32/16 Gbps, with all ports being auto-negotiation ports

• Fabric latency: ≤ 900 ns (including FEC)

• Cut-through routing fabric: point-to-point bandwidth

Aggregate bandwidth

• Up to 768 Gbps per switch, end-to-end full duplex

• Non-blocking architecture

Software Feature

Visualized GUI:

• LEDs for key components, web-based management interface, and fault location message

Multiple management methods:

• Telnet, HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB); auditing, syslog, change management tracking; SMI-S compliant; SMI-S script toolkit, administrative domains; trial licenses for selected plug-in capabilities

Physical Feature

• Power supply: 90 VAC to 264 VAC, with a maximum input current of 2.2 A

• Power consumption: Nominal 55.83 W; up to 76.52 W with 24 × 32 Gbps port (full configuration)

• Dimensions (W × H × D): 1U, 429 × 43 × 307 mm (16.89 × 1.69 × 12.09 in.)

• Weight: 5.75 kg (12.68 lbs), without SFP+ media