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QLogic SANbox 5602 Series Stackable Switch

The Industry's First 4Gb Fibre Channel Stackable Switch

Now the benefits of stackable IP switches are available for high performance 4Gb SANs. The SANbox 5602 stackable switch delivers the seamless scalability and performance of a chassis switch, in an easy-to-manage, pay-as-you-grow solution. With sixteen 4Gb ports plus a four-pack of high-speed 10Gb ISL ports, and entry as low as 8 ports with 4-port software-keyed increments and included graphical user interface (GUI) wizards, each SANbox 5602 stackable switch provides maximum flexibility for configuring, managing and scaling SANs.

Start small, then expand as your needs grow.
  • Entry as low as eight ports, then scale in four-port software-keyed increments
  • Each chassis includes sixteen 4Gb ports, plus a four-pack of high-speed 10Gb ISL ports.
  • Built-in graphical user interface (GUI) with installation/configuration wizards.
Key Features
  • 8, 12 or 16 auto detecting 4Gb/2Gb /1Gb device ports
  • 4 10Gb ports for high speed stacking links
  • 4-port 2Gb/1Gb and/or 10Gb field upgrade licenses available
  • Stacking of up to 4 units for 64 available user ports
  • Non-Disruptive Code Load and Activation (NDCLA)
  • Dual hot-swap power supply
  • Configuration, Zoning and Extended Distance wizards to simplify switch installation and fabric scaling
  • Interoperable with all FC-SW-2 compliant Fibre Channel switches
  • Full-fabric, public-loop or switch-to-switch connectivity on 2Gb/1Gb ports
  • Full-fabric or switch-to-switch connectivity on 10Gb ports
  • Auto-sensing, self-configuring ports
  • Fabric Tracker tool for fabric-wide snapshots and detection of
  • configuration changes
  • Non-blocking full-bandwidth architecture
  • I/O StreamGuard for RSCN suppression
  • "No-Wait" routing – guaranteed maximum performance independent of data traffic
  • Industry's lowest latency for maximum performance
  • SFP (small form-factor pluggable) connectivity – 16 front ports in a 1U full-width rack form-factor
  • SANsurfer® Switch Manager open management system – designed for seamless operation with higher-level third-party management applications
  • In-band, out-of-band, Telnet and SNMP management access
  • ASIC-embedded memory – faster, more scalable and more reliable than shared memory architecture
Breakthrough Ease of Use

The first Fibre Channel stackable switches to be configured and zoned with simple wizards. Plus, SANsurfer Management Suite™ makes stack management easy throughout your SAN lifecycle by helping you install, configure, monitor, diagnose and upgrade your QLogic HBAs and switches – all from ONE application!

Incredibly Low Cost

Starting at 8 ports, SANbox 5602 stackable switches offer an entry point affordable to the smallest business. And with an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI), you won't have to hire a SAN expert to manage your stack. In addition, QLogic management software is always shipped free with every switch sold.

Modular Scalability

Start with 8 ports and then grow your SAN in 4-port increments up to 64 ports in a single stack. A key benefit is the ability to add, change or delete switches without disrupting your storage network.

Pervasive Interoperability

Interoperable with popular servers, storage and networking products from major manufacturers, including ADIC, Brocade, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, EMC, Emulex, HDS, HP, IBM, LSI, McDATA, Microsoft, Quantum, StorageTek, Sun, VERITAS, and many others.

Blazing 10Gb Performance

The first SAN product to support traffic between switches, servers and storage at up to 10Gb per second-six times faster than 2Gb networks being deployed today. A single, 10Gb inter-switch link (ISL) ensures low latency between switches and eliminates the cost and complexity of trunking up to six 2Gb ports.

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