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Product Line: HP StorageWorks
Product Type: SAN switch
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Product Description

The AM869A HP SAN Switch features an aggregate bandwidth of 680 Gb/sec, with 40 Fibre Channel ports each offering a data transfer rate of 8.50 Gbps. It supports a variety of management interfaces including 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-T, 1 x RS-232 Serial, and 1 x USB, housed within a 1U rack-mountable form factor. For connectivity, it provides 24 x Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports, 2 SFP+ slots, and supports an operating temperature range from 0 to 40 °C.

Key Feature for the AM869A

  • What is the aggregate bandwidth of the 8/40 SAN Switch Full Fabric?
    The aggregate bandwidth is 680 Gb/sec.
  • How many Fiber Channel Ports does the 8/40 SAN Switch support?
    It supports 40 Fiber Channel Ports.
  • What types of management interfaces are available on this switch?
    The switch includes 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-T, 1 x RS-232 Serial, and 1 x USB Management interfaces.
  • Can you describe the form factor and size dimensions of the 8/40 SAN Switch Full Fabric?
    The switch has a 1U Rack-mountable form factor, with dimensions of 1.7" Height, 16.9" Width, and 24" Depth.
  • What is the weight of the 8/40 SAN Switch Full Fabric?
    The approximate weight is 20.60 lb.
  • What is the data transfer rate supported by the 8/40 SAN Switch Full Fabric?
    The switch supports a data transfer rate of 8.50 Gbps.
  • How is the 8/40 SAN Switch Full Fabric powered?
    It is powered by a Power Supply.
  • How many Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports does the switch have?
    There are 24 Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports.
  • What is the quantity of SFP+ slots available on the switch?
    There are 2 SFP+ slots available.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for the 8/40 SAN Switch Full Fabric?
    The operating temperature range is 0 - 40 °C, and the storage temperature range is -25 - 70 °C.

Product Review

The HP AM869A 8/40 SAN Switch offers a high aggregate bandwidth of 680 Gb/sec, making it suitable for environments requiring high data transfer rates. However, its limitation to 8 Gbps per port may not meet the needs of networks demanding higher speeds per channel. Additionally, the switch's broad range of management interfaces, including RJ-45, RS-232, and USB, enhances its versatility in different network setups, but the unit's substantial weight of approximately 26.60 lb and 1U rack-mount size could pose challenges in denser or space-constrained data centers.


The HP AM869A is a high-performance SAN Switch designed to meet the rigorous demands of data centers and high-volume storage environments. This device offers a comprehensive solution for managing data traffic efficiently, ensuring seamless data transfer and connectivity across networks. With its advanced features and specifications, the HP AM869A stands out as a pivotal component in modern networking infrastructures. At the heart of the HP AM869A is its impressive aggregate bandwidth of 680 Gb/sec, facilitating high-speed data transfer and reducing bottlenecks in network traffic. This feature is crucial for environments where data throughput and reliability are paramount. The switch boasts 40 Fiber Channel Ports operating at a data transfer rate of 8.50 Gbps, making it capable of handling extensive data loads with ease.
  • Interfaces/Ports Details include 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-T for management, 1 x RS-232 Serial Management, and 1 x USB Management, offering versatility in connectivity and configuration options.
  • The device comes with 24 x SFP Ports and supports up to 40 x Fibre Channel Network connections and 24 x Gigabit Ethernet SFP, ensuring expansive network compatibility and integration capabilities.
  • It also features 2 Quantity of SFP+ Slots and a total of 42 Fixed Ports/Expansion Slots, providing flexibility in network design and expansion.
Designed for rack mounting, the HP AM869A has a form factor of 1U, making it compact and suitable for dense server environments. Its dimensions are 1.7" in height, 16.9" in width, and 24" in depth, with an approximate weight of 26.60 lb. This makes it both space-efficient and relatively easy to install in standard equipment racks. In terms of environmental conditions, the HP AM869A operates within a temperature range of 0 - 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -25 - 70 °C. Its operating relative humidity range is 10 - 70%, ensuring reliability and performance stability in various conditions. Powering the HP AM869A is a dedicated power supply unit, ensuring consistent performance and reliability. The switch's design and specifications reflect a deep understanding of the needs of modern data centers, emphasizing speed, efficiency, and scalability. In summary, the HP AM869A SAN Switch is a powerful and versatile networking solution designed for high-demand environments. Its combination of high-speed data transfer, extensive connectivity options, and compact, efficient design make it a valuable asset for any data center looking to optimize its network infrastructure. Whether for data storage, management, or transfer, the HP AM869A provides a solid foundation for building a high-performance, reliable network.


Part NumberHP AM869A
Device Type8/40 SAN Switch
Total Bandwidth680 Gbps
Fibre Channel Ports Available40
Management Interface1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-T, 1 x RS-232 Serial, 1 x USB
Installation Type1U Rack-mount
Size (H x W x D)1.7" x 16.9" x 24"
Weight26.60 pounds
Switching Capacity66.1
Domain Size11
Port Speed8Gb/s for 40 ports
SFP Module Slots24
Data Transmission Speed8.5 Gbps
Power SourcePower Supply
Network Interface40 x Fibre Channel, 24 x Gigabit Ethernet SFP
SFP+ Slots Count2
Total Ports/Slots42
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature Range-25°C to 70°C
Operational Humidity Range10% to 70%

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