HPE Composable Fabric FM 1006 1RU Passive Module
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 1006 Switch, a passive optical interconnect module, uses fabric and extender interfaces to connect Top-of-Rack Fabric Modules into a meshed network while maintaining all the photonic switching capabilities of the traditional Composable Fabric solution. The interconnect module provides 12 fabric module port connections that interconnect up to 6 Hewlett Packard Enterprise rack connectivity modules. The module also has extender ports to connect multiple modules together to build larger fabrics. The mesh architecture enables linear scaling, with each additional switch adding fabric capacity, resiliency and multi-path options.
SKU # R1N31A
- 1 RU passive optical interconnect module.
- Twelve fabric module port connections and six extender ports.
- Simplified cabling with direct or Leaf-Spine topologies.
- Completely passive design, no power or cooling needed.
- Supports controller-based architecture using HPE Composable Fabric Manager.
The Fabric Advantage
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 1006 Switch is a passive optical interconnect module that creates a mesh architecture which enables linear scaling, with each additional switch adding fabric capacity, resiliency and multi-path options.
HPE Composable Fabric rack connectivity module QSFP optics combined with the HPE FM 1006 to create an optical mesh that is completely controllable by software through HPE Composable Fabric Manager.
Module-to-module cabling is greatly simplified with two connections per switch.
Multi-layered Network Architecture
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 1006 Switch provides layer 2 and layer 3 network topologies as part of the Composable Fabric network architecture.
The full potential of optical switching is unleashed by Composable Fabric’s multi-layered network architecture that delivers efficient layer 1, layer 2 and layer 3 network topologies to critical application workloads.
Optical interfaces create a highly meshed, multipath network fabric with multiple direct and indirect paths between modules.
HPE Composable Fabric Manager software understands the physical and logical network topology as well as the application and data workload requirements. It establishes a network where individual workloads receive their own portion of the network at each network layer.
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 1006 Switch, in conjunction with the centralized HPE Composable Fabric Manager platform, provides intelligent and adaptive technology that allow workloads to have access to the most optimal network paths.
HPE Composable Fabric Manager provides the integration platform and a set of Hewlett Packard Enterprise-developed API level integrations that automate workflows based on the included sensors, actions and triggers for third party orchestration systems.
Scale Out, Not Up
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 1006 Switch physically interconnect using optical ports to create a very dense, full or partial mesh between rack connectivity modules.
The mesh architecture enables linear scaling, with each additional switch adding fabric capacity, resiliency and multi-path options. HPE Composable Fabric connectivity modules create network fabrics ranging from a few server racks in size to a large capacity cloud data center.
The linear build-out offers predictable economics and capacity growth in true scale-out fashion.
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