The HP Advanced Services zl Module with VMware vSphere is an industry-standard open architecture platform that provides the capability to host one or multiple applications within the networking infrastructure The solution has its own processor, storage, network interfaces, and memory all interconnected with a network switch ASIC on a single platform that hosts a vitualized environment, helping to ensure maximum switching and multi-application performance while reducing physical footprint, lower power power consumption, and consolidating management. Using virtualization management tools, applications and services can get installed and configured remotely. With this high degree of flexibility, IT organizations can quickly deploy extended application monitoring to virtually any branch office location.
10 GbE connections to the switch
Two 10-GbE wire-speed internal connections help ensure that network connections from applications to the switch backplane will not limit application performance.
RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Ethernet) port
Provides direct connectivity from x86 application to a management LAN without going through the switch.
High-performance network bandwidth
It includes two internal wire-speed 10-GbE ports to the switch backplane.
8 GB of DDR3-800 dual-channel memory provides for quick application performance.
250 GB SATA II 7200 rpm hard disk drive (210 GB application space plus 40 GB diagnostic/maintenance space) allows quick data reads/writes to speed applications along.
Redundant power supplies
Services module has the same level of power supply redundancy as the switch in which it is installed.
Redundant network connections
Two internal 10-GbE connections are provided between the switch and the services module; applications can take advantage of both links to provide a redundant network connection to the switch backplane.
Application console is available as a pass-through to the switch console function.
Virtual machine management
VMware vSphere virtual machine installation and configuration are supported through standard VMware vCenter management tools.
Virtual machine security
Each virtual machine is completely isolated from other virtual machines and is decoupled from the underlying host by a thin layer of software known as a hypervisor; this allows each virtual machine to run different operating systems and applications.
Locator LED (module)Product Highlights
Allows users to set the locator LED on a specific module to either turn on, blink, or turn off; simplifies troubleshooting by making it easy to locate a specific module among other identical or similar modules.
- High-performance compute platform
- Two 10-GbE connections to the switch backplane