The HP 3100 SI switch series is a low-cost Fast Ethernet switch line that enables organizations to do more with less. Stackable and affordable, this series comprises intelligent, network-manageable Layer 2 Fast Ethernet switches that offer high performance, high port density, and easy installation. They provide 10/100 Mbps downlinks and Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, and offer link aggregation that expands bandwidth and enhances connection reliability. In enterprise networks, they can serve as access devices for 100 Mbps-to-desktop applications. In metropolitan area networks (MANs) or industry networks, they can connect end users or aggregate low-end switches through 100 Mbps electrical interfaces in the downlink direction, converging at an IP switching center or a large capacity Layer 3 switch in the uplink direction via a GbE interface or link aggregation.
Powerful QoS feature
It supports the following congestion actions: weighted round robin queuing and HQ+WRR.
It allows limitation of broadcast traffic rate to cut down on unwanted network broadcast traffic.
Friendly port names
It allows assignment of descriptive names to ports.
Remote configuration and management
It is available through a secure web browser or a command-line interface (CLI).
Manager and operator privilege levels
It enables read-only (operator) and read-write (manager) access on CLI and web browser management interfaces.
It leverages RADIUS to link a custom list of CLI commands to an individual network administrator's login; also provides an audit trail.
Secure web GUI
It provides a secure, easy-to-use graphical interface for configuring the module via HTTPS.
Complete session logging
It provides detailed information for problem identification and resolution.
SNMPv1, v2c, and v3
It facilitates centralized discovery, monitoring, and secure management of networking devices.
Remote monitoring (RMON)
It uses standard SNMP to monitor essential network functions; supports events, alarm, history, and statistics group plus a private alarm extension group.
IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
Automated device discovery protocol provides easy mapping by network management applications.
It segments traffic to and from management interfaces, including CLI/telnet, a web browser interface, and SNMP.
It ingress and egress port monitoring enable network problem solving; virtual cable tests provide visibility into cable problems.
Single IP address management for a stack of up to 16 switches.
It automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables on all 10/100 and 10/100/1000 ports.
Using standard IEEE 802.3x, it provides back pressure to reduce congestion in heavy traffic situations.
Dual-personality ports for either 10/100/1000 or mini-GBIC SFP connectivity for increased connectivity flexibility.
Gigabit Ethernet interface
It provides a connection to the network that eliminates the network as a bottleneck.
Spanning tree/MSTP, RSTP
It provides redundant links while preventing network loops.
It provides higher switch-to-switch throughput and link-level redundancy, with support for standards-based link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad).
8K MAC addresses
It provides access to many Layer 2 devices.
GARP VLAN registration protocol
It allows automatic learning and dynamic assignment of VLANs.
Gigabit Ethernet port aggregation
It allows grouping of ports to increase overall data throughput to a remote device.
IEEE 802.1ad QinQ
It increases the scalability of an Ethernet network by providing a hierarchical structure; connects multiple LANs on a high-speed campus or metro network.
Industry-standard method of user authentication uses an IEEE 802.1X supplicant on the client in conjunction with a RADIUS server.
Client is authenticated with the RADIUS server based on the client's MAC address.
Secure management access
It securely encrypts all access methods (CLI, GUI, or MIB) through SSHv2, SSL, and/or SNMPv3.
It allows secure file transfer to and from the switch; protects against unwanted file downloads or unauthorized copying of a switch configuration file.
Similar to IEEE 802.1X, it provides a browser-based environment to authenticated clients.
It allows access only to specified MAC addresses, which can be learned or specified by the administrator.
It secures and adds privacy, and prevents malicious attackers from obtaining user information.
STP BPDU port protection
It blocks Bridge Protocol Data Units (BPDUs) on ports that do not require BPDUs, preventing forged BPDU attacks.
STP root guard
It protects the root bridge from malicious attack or configuration mistakes.
It eases switch management security administration by using a password authentication server.
IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
It is an automated device discovery protocol that provides easy mapping of network management applications.
It is a standard extension that automatically configures network devices, including LLDP-capable IP phones.
IP multicast snooping (data-driven IGMP)
It automatically prevents flooding of IP multicast traffic.
It allows multiple VLANs to receive the same multicast traffic, reducing network bandwidth demand by eliminating multiple streams to each VLAN.
Designed with no fan
It enables quiet operation for deployment in open spaces.
Green initiative support
It provides support for RoHS and WEEE regulations.
Green IT and powerProduct Highlights
It uses the advances in silicon development and shuts off unused ports to improve power efficiency.
- Suitable for enterprise networks, MANs
- Small size with noise-free design
- Multiple configuration files
- Separate data and control paths
- VLAN support and tagging
- HTTPS management provides secure web management