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641146-B21 - HPE Cisco B22HP Fabric Extender for BladeSystem c-Class

MFG Part








Standard Warranty

Limited warranty - 1 year

The Cisco Fabric Extender for HP BladeSystem (Model B22HP) provides an extension of the Cisco Nexus switch fabric to the HP server edge. Logically, it behaves like a remote line card to a parent Cisco Nexus 5000 series switch, with the Fabric Extender and the parent Nexus together forming a distributed modular system. The Cisco Fabric Extender for HP BladeSystem forwards traffic to the parent Cisco Nexus switch over eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks. Low-cost uplink connections up to 10 meters can be made with copper Twin-ax cable, and longer connections up to 100 meters can use optional Fabric Extender Transceivers. Standard 10Gb SFP+ optics are also supported. Downlinks to each server are auto-negotiating and work with all HP Ethernet and CNA modules allowing a choice of Ethernet, FCoE or iSCSI connections. Passing all traffic seamlessly to the Nexus 5000 allows traffic to be shaped according to policies established by the Nexus 5000 Series Switch with a single point of management.

Key Selling Points

  • The Cisco Fabric Extender Module for HP BladeSystem is managed by the parent Nexus switch eliminating multiple provisioning, programming and testing points

What's in the Box

  • Cisco Fabric Extender Module
  • Quick Start Guide


Device TypeExpansion module - 16 ports
Form FactorPlug-in module
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Data Link ProtocolGigE, 10 GigE, FCoE
Auxiliary Ports8 x SFP+ (uplink)
Data Transfer Rate10 Gbps
CapacityACL entries: 256
Network / Transport ProtocoliSCSI
Remote Management ProtocolSNMP 1, SNMP 2, RMON, SNMP 3, CLI
Status IndicatorsPort status
FeaturesFlow control, auto-negotiation, VLAN support, Syslog support, Weighted Round Robin (WRR) queuing, Access Control List (ACL) support, Quality of Service (QoS), Jumbo Frames support
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.3ap
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots8 (total) / 8 (free) x SFP+
Interfaces16 x 10Gb Ethernet / FCoE - backplane
Compatible Slots1 x expansion slot
Compliant StandardsCISPR 22 Class A, VCCI Class A ITE, EN55022 Class A, CB, UL 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, WEEE, FCC Part 15 A, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, AS/NZS 3548 Class A, BSMI Class A, KCC Class A
Power Consumption Operational70 Watt
Dimensions & Weight
Width10.6 in
Depth3.7 in
Height1.1 in
Weight2.8 lbs
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature50 °F
Max Operating Temperature104 °F
Humidity Range Operating10 - 95% (non-condensing)
Compatibility Information
Designed ForHPE ProLiant c3000