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Network automation that simplifies rack server networking at scale. HPE Smart Connect Manager is an innovative solution that leverages best-of-breed HPE ProLiant server and Arista networking technology to simplify and automate rack server networking for large enterprises and cloud service providers who are deploying at scale. HPE Smart Connect Bundles, which includes the HPE Smart Connect Manager, can help server administrators easily and quickly interconnect large numbers of HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers and HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers, helping to simplify, automate, and validate server network connectivity (across dozens of server racks) speeding data center infrastructure provisioning.
HPE Smart Connect 25GbE balanced workload kit is a bundle with two Arista 7160 25 GbE ToR switches, one Arista 7010T 1 GbE out of band (OOB) management switch, two C13-C14 power patch cords, Arista Advanced L3 licenses, Arista CloudVision license and HPE Smart Connect manager license
HPE Smart Connect 25GbE Big Data workload kit is a bundle with two Arista 7280R2A 25 GbE ToR switches, one Arista 7010T 1 GbE out of band (OOB) management switch, two C13-C14 power patch cords, Arista Advanced L3 licenses, Arista CloudVision license and HPE Smart Connect manager license
HPE Smart Connect 100GbE rack connectivity kit with eight Arista QSFP28 transceivers, two Arista SFP+ transceivers, two Arista 25GbE 3-meter Direct Attach Cables, four HPE Premier Flex MPO/MPO 15-meter fiber cables and one HPE Premier Flex 15-meter fiber cable
The HPE Smart Connect Bundles offers pre-defined hardware and license bundles to make ordering simple. For an order of 15 racks of servers, HPE Smart Connect Bundles reduces the number of SKU’s from 36 to 4 including the required software, licenses and cabling.
Select a bundle based on workload containing everything to build a complete networking solution. Scale by simply adding additional workload kits as needed.
Every validated design comes complete with a recommended bill of materials to verify all necessary components have been ordered.
The HPE Smart Connect Bundles can configure up to 15 racks (480 servers) in a matter of minutes compared to days needed with traditional manual methods.
Manage the complete topology, from the server NIC through leaf/spine fabric, with detailed health and asset information.
Based on industry-standard leaf/spine data center network architecture, server connectivity and management activities are implemented using HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO) Redfish API and Arista CloudVision software.
HPE Smart Connect Bundles deploys both servers and networks consistently through automation reducing human errors freeing up skilled resources to work on higher value projects.
Simple user experience with minimal human intervention makes it easy to manage, operate, and maintain.
Full lifecycle management with automatic verification of the environment including cable verification confirms that the infrastructure is operating as intended.
Easily perform network maintenance tasks, such as orchestrated firmware upgrades.