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Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The QR481B HP is a rack-mountable 1U Fiber Channel switch with 48 x 16Gb Fibre Channel SFP+ ports, designed for high-speed data transfer and network connectivity. It supports a range of remote management protocols including SNMP 1, SNMP 3, HTTP, SMI-S, SSH, CLI, and features 256-bit AES encryption for secure data transmission. The device is equipped with a dual internal power supply with a 1+1 power redundancy scheme, ensuring continuous operation, and operates within a temperature range of 32 °F to 104 °F with a humidity range of 10 - 85% (non-condensing).

FAQs for the QR481B

  • What is the subtype of the Rack-mountable 1U?
    It is a Fibre Channel.
  • How many ports does the device feature?
    The device has 48 x 16Gb Fibre Channel SFP+ ports.
  • Which remote management protocols are supported?
    Supported protocols include SNMP 1, SNMP 3, HTTP, SMI-S, SSH, and CLI.
  • What type of encryption algorithm is utilized?
    The device uses a 256-bit AES encryption algorithm.
  • Can you detail the interfaces available on this device?
    Interfaces include 1 x 100Base-TX RJ-45 management, 1 x console RJ-45 management, 1 x USB Type A, and 48 x SFP+ ports.
  • Is the power supply redundant?
    Yes, it features power redundancy with a 1+1 power redundancy scheme and includes two internal power supplies, both of which are hot-pluggable.
  • What are the power requirements?
    The device requires AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz).
  • What comes included with the device for installation?
    Included are 1 x serial cable and a rack mounting kit.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the device?
    The dimensions are 17.2 in width, 16.9 in depth, 17.4 in height, and it weighs 20.19 lbs.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges?
    The operating temperature range is 32 °F to 104 °F, and the storage temperature range is -13 °F to 104 °F, with an operating humidity range of 10 - 85% (non-condensing).

Product Review

The HP QR481B is a 1U rack-mountable Fibre Channel switch offering 48 x 16Gb SFP+ ports, providing high-density connectivity suitable for data center environments. It supports dual power supplies with 1+1 redundancy and a wide range of management protocols including SNMP, HTTP, and SSH, ensuring reliable operation and ease of management. However, its reliance on older 100Base-TX management interfaces may limit speed for management tasks, and its operating temperature range requires a well-controlled environment to prevent overheating.


The HP QR481B is a 1U rack-mountable hardware solution designed for high-speed networking, primarily through its 48 x 16Gb Fibre Channel SFP+ ports. This device caters to demanding data center environments where efficient, high-speed data transfer and reliability are critical. The HP QR481B operates on a fibre channel subtype, ensuring high-performance connectivity suitable for storage area networks (SANs). At the core of its management capabilities, the HP QR481B supports a variety of remote management protocols, including SNMP 1, SNMP 3, HTTP, SMI-S, SSH, and CLI. This wide range of protocols offers flexibility in monitoring and managing the network infrastructure, ensuring that administrators can maintain optimal performance and security. Security is further enhanced by the inclusion of a 256-bit AES encryption algorithm, providing a high level of data protection. Connectivity is managed through several interfaces, including one 100Base-TX for management, one console interface for direct device interaction, and one USB Type A port for additional functionality. The emphasis on connectivity is evident with 48 SFP+ ports, enabling high-speed data transmission across the network. The device is engineered with an internal power supply that includes hot-plug capability, ensuring uninterrupted service during maintenance or power supply replacement. It supports a 1+1 power redundancy scheme, with two power supplies installed and a maximum capacity of two, reinforcing its reliability. The required voltage is AC 120/230 V, accommodating a broad range of power sources, with a frequency requirement of 50/60 Hz. Included in the package is a serial cable and a rack mounting kit, simplifying the installation process and ensuring that the device can be securely and efficiently integrated into a rack system. It complies with RoHS2 standards, indicating adherence to specific environmental regulations regarding the use of hazardous materials. -
  • 48 x 16Gb Fibre Channel SFP+ ports for high-speed connectivity
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  • Dual hot-plug power supplies with 1+1 redundancy for enhanced reliability
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  • Supports a wide range of management protocols for flexible network management
  • The HP QR481B's dimensions are 17.2 inches in width, 16.9 inches in depth, and 17.4 inches in height, with a weight of 20.19 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful solution for networking environments. It operates within a temperature range of 32°F to 104°F, with a humidity range operating from 10% to 85% (non-condensing), ensuring durability and reliable performance under various environmental conditions. Storage temperatures range from -13°F to 158°F, allowing for flexibility in warehousing conditions before deployment. The HP QR481B, part of the HPE Complete selling program, is designed for organizations looking for a high-capacity, secure, and manageable networking solution. Its comprehensive feature set, including advanced management protocols, high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity, and robust security measures, make it a suitable choice for enterprises aiming to optimize their data center operations.


    Item NumberHP QR481B
    Form Factor1U, for rack mounting
    TypeFibre Channel
    Number of Ports48 x 16Gb Fibre Channel SFP+
    Management via NetworkSNMP 1, SNMP 3, HTTP, SMI-S, SSH, CLI
    Security EncryptionAES 256-bit
    Network Interfaces1 x management - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45, 1 x management - console - RJ-45, 1 x peripheral - USB Type A, 48 x network - Fibre Channel - SFP+
    Power SuppliesHot-plug, internal
    Quantity of Power Supplies2 installed, supports up to 2
    Redundancy in PowerSupported
    Redundancy Configuration1+1
    Electrical InputAC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
    Included AccessoriesSerial cable x 1
    Mounting EquipmentProvided
    Standards ComplianceRoHS2
    Sales ProgramHPE Complete
    Dimensions Width17.2 inches
    Dimensions Depth16.9 inches
    Dimensions Height1.7 inches
    Unit Weight20.19 pounds
    Operational Temperature Range Low32 °F
    Operational Temperature Range High104 °F
    Operating Humidity Range10 - 85% (non-condensing)
    Storage Temperature Range Low-13 °F

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