HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 Switch
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 Switch, a top-of-rack connectivity module, delivers an innovative networking solution designed to meet the growing needs of today’s virtual and highly dynamic data center and cloud environments. Designed to support scale-out applications with high-performance east/west traffic needs, Composable Fabric provides an easily scalable, automated Fabric solution for diverse application workloads. The HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 Switch provides a cost-effective 1U solution for intensive Big Data or Agile IT environments. Industry standard architecture using Ethernet switching to create a high-performance, resilient, low-latency and scalable data center network fabric. A single tier of Composable Fabric connectivity modules can reduce cost, complexity and operational overhead while creating true fabric agility for dynamic workload needs.
HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 8-port QSFP28 and 48-port 10/25GbE Back-to-Front Module
HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 8-port QSFP28 and 48-port 10/25GbE Front-to-Back Module
- 25GbE 1 RU form factor.
- Higher port count with 48x SFP28 (25 GbE) and 8x QSFP28 (100 GbE) ports.
- Up to 800 Gbps fabric capacity with up to 1.4 Tbps switching capacity.
- Simplified cabling with direct or Leaf-Spine topologies.
- Redundant/hot-swappable power and fans.
- Controller-based architecture using Composable Fabric Manager.
The Fabric Advantage
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 Switch is a top-of-rack (TOR) connectivity module that delivers innovative networking solutions that are designed to meet growing needs of virtual and highly dynamic data centers and cloud environments.
Greater fabric capacity using either eight QSFP28 100GbE optical interfaces delivering up to 800 Gbps of bandwidth or six QSFP28 delivering 600 Gbps.
Uses QSFP28 optics which, when combined with the optical passive interconnect HPE FM 1006 Switch, create a programmable and scalable mesh between rack connectivity modules that is completely controllable by software through Composable Fabric Manager.
Module-to-module cabling is greatly simplified with two connections per rack connectivity module.
Multi-layered Network Architecture
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 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, which understands the physical and logical network topology, as well as the application and data workload requirements, establishes a network, where individual workloads receive their own portion of the network at each network layer.
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 Switch, in conjunction with the centralized HPE Composable Fabric Manager platform, provides intelligent and adaptive technology that allows workloads to have access to the most optimal network paths.
Composable Fabric Manager provides both the integration platform, as well as a set of Hewlett Packard Enterprise-developed API level integrations that automate workflows based on the included sensors, actions and triggers for 3rd party orchestration systems.
Scale Out, Not Up
The HPE Composable Fabric FM 3180 Switch physically interconnect using its QSFP28 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.