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HP V-Series Switch Overview

Module 8

Objectives
This module introduces you to the HP V, or Value, Series switches. By the time that you have finished this module, you should be able to:

Identify HP V-Series switches Classify the HP V-Series switches according to their ports, functionality, and management options

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HP V-Series Overview
HP V-Series Overview
Designed for SMBs Unmanaged and Web-managed (smart-managed)

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HP V-Series switches are cost-effective, plug-and-play products for small to medium businesses (SMBs) with fewer than 100 nodes. Because SMBs do not have the staff to deploy or managed complicated products, the V-Series switches operate with little to no managementwhile still providing the high performance and basic security features that more and more companies, even small ones, require. Earlier, you learned that switches can be deployed at the core, edge, or distribution level. V-Series switches, on the other hand, are typically deployed in a flat architecture with a site having only one or a few switches.

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HP V-Series Switch Overview

HP V-Series Portfolio
HP V-Series Portfolio

Unmanaged switches
HP V1410 Switch Series HP V1405 Switch Series HP V1400 Switch Series

Smart-Managed switches
HP V1910 Switch Series HP V1905 Switch Series HP V1900 Switch Series HP V1810G Switch Series HP V1700 Switch Series

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The HP V-Series portfolio can be divided into two basic groups:

UnmanagedThese switches have no management interface at all and are completely plug-and-play. Smart-managedThese switches can be deployed as plug-and-ploy devices but can also be managed, primarily through a Web browser interface.

As you see, several groups of HP switches fit into both categories.

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Unmanaged HP V-Series Switches


Unmanaged HP V-Series Switches
Unmanaged HP V-Series Switches

V1410 Series V1405 Series V1400 Series

Smart-managed HP V-Series switches

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Unmanaged switches are intended for small businesses with networks that require basic connectivity and have little or no IT support. Their plug-and-play setup makes them easy to install, and their fanless design enables open-space deployment. HP offers several different types of unmanaged Layer 2 switches. Some of the switches operate at speeds up to 1 Gigabit; others are intended for 10/100 Mbps environments. Some of these switches are rack mounted, and others are deployed on the desktop. (For this course, desktop deployment means that you might find the switch on any horizontal surface or even upside-down under a table or mounted vertically to a wall.) None of these switches have fans, so they operate quietly and can be installed in offices (rather than a server closet). You will now be introduced to each switch, learning to identify its features and to recognize its physical form factor.

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HP V-Series Switch Overview

HP V1410 Switch Series

HP V1410 Switch Series


V1410-8G
8

10/100/1000 ports up to 1 1.9 mpps Fanless


Throughput

Front panel Rear panel

V1410-16G
16

10/100/1000 ports up to 23.8 mpps Fanless


Throughput

V1410-24G
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10/100/1000 ports up to 35.7 mpps 2 dual-personality ports, either: 10/100/1000-T port SFP port Fanless
Throughput
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The HP V1410 Switch Series includes unmanaged Layer 2 switches with Gigabit connectivity. The V1410-8G switch has eight 10/100/1000 ports. To accommodate deployment on desktops, the V1410-8G switch has LEDs on the front panel with the eight ports on the rear panel. It can be mounted on a wall or under a table. This switch has a compact footprint and is fanless. It includes a Kensington lock slot for an optional security cable. Its power supply is external, and the switch includes a power supply tray to keep the mounting area neat. The V1410-16G and V1410-24G switches are similar but provide more ports. For these switches, the ports are on the front panel, as shown in the slide. The V141024G also supports fiber-optic connections with its two dual-personality ports, which can be used as either 10/100/1000 ports for copper cables or open SFP ports. (Customers can purchase mini-GBICs, which support a variety of connectivity options, including fiber optic, to insert in the SFP port.)
Note Throughout this module, unless otherwise noted, a port listed as 10/100/1000 Mbps is understood to be autosensing, to support auto-MDIX, to support Base-T (copper) cabling, and to comply with IEEE 802.3 Type 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u Type 100Base-TX, and IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet. Similarly, unless otherwise noted, a port listed as 10/100 Mbps is understood to be autosensing, to support auto-MDIX, to support Base-T (copper) cabling, and to comply with IEEE 802.3 Type 10Base-T and IEEE 802.3u Type 100Base-TX.
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HP V1405 Switch Series

HP V1405 Switch Series


V1405-16G switch

16 10/100/1000 ports Throughput up to 23.8 mpps Fanless

V1405-24G switch

24 10/100/1000 ports Throughput up to 35.7 mpps Fanless

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The HP V1405 Switch Series consists of unmanaged, fixed-port switches for SMBs. These easy-to-install, 1U, rack-mounted switches are plug-and-play. Nonetheless, they provide advanced Layer 2 switching features such as IEEE 802.1p traffic prioritization to ensure that voice and video traffic receives the quality of service that it needs. Furthermore, the switches automatically reduce their power consumption based on the number of connected ports and reduce consumption further still with fanless operation. The V1405 switches provide high-speed connectivity and wirespeed performance with 16 10/100/1000 Mbps ports in the V1405-16G and 24 10/10/1000 Mbps ports in the V1405-24G.

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HP V-Series Switch Overview

HP V1405 Switch Series (Cont.)

HP V1405 Switch Series (Cont.)


V1405-16 switch

16 10/100 ports Fanless 24 10/100 ports Fanless 24 10/100 ports 2 10/100/1000 ports Throughput up to 6.5 mpps Fanless
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V1405-24 switch

V1405-24-2G switch

Also members of the V1405 Switch Series, the V1405-16, V1405-24, and V1405-242G switches are rack-mounted, unmanaged switches. They do not have fans and provide intelligent power consumption. Supporting 10/100 Mbps connectivity, these non-blocking switches are deployed in lower-speed environments. (In a non-blocking switch, the backplane speed or internal switching mechanism bandwidth is at least as large as the sum of the speeds of all of the ports.) The V1405-16 has 16 10/100 Mbps ports and the V1405-24 has 24. The V1405-24G is distinguished by two 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, for uplink connections to servers or other switches, in addition to its 24 10/100 Mbps ports.

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HP V1405 Switch Series (Cont.)

HP V1405 Switch Series (Cont.)


V1405C-5G, V1405C-8G, or V140516G Desktop switches

5, 8, or 16 10/100/1000 ports Fanless

V1405C-5, V1405C-8, or V1405-16 Desktop switches


5, 8, or 16 10/100 ports Fanless

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The next members of the V1405 Series have C, or Desktop, in their names. These switches are similar to the other members of the series, providing reliable Layer 2 connectivity for SMBs who need either Gigabit or 10/100 Mbps speeds. However, with a fanless design and unobtrusive fixed-port physical form factor, the switches are deployed at the desktop. As you see in the slide, these switches divide into two groups, the Gigabit switches (with G in the model name) and the 10/100 Mbps switches, each type featuring a 5port, 8-port, or 16-port model. All of these are non-blocking switches, providing wirespeed throughput for each port. All of the switches on this slide provide similar power-reduction green technologies to those on the previous V1405 switches. In addition, the Gigabit switches support 802.1p priority for QoS.

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HP V-Series Switch Overview

HP V1400 Switch Series

HP V1400 Switch Series


V1400-8G switch

8 10/100/1000 ports Throughput up to 1 1.9 mpps Fanless 22 10/100/1000 ports 2 dual-personality Gigabit ports Throughput up to 35.7 mpps Fanless

V1400-24G switch

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The HP V1400 Series consists of two fixed-port, unmanaged Layer 2 models suitable for edge deployment in small networks requiring basic connectivity. It is designed to meet the needs of companies that have no IT support or a small IT staff. To facilitate deployment in offices that do not have a server closet, the V1400 switch is fanless. The V1400-8G switch includes the following features:

Eight 10/100/1000 ports Throughput up to 1 1.9 millions of packets per second (mpps) 22 10/100/1000 ports Two dual-personality ports, which can be used as either RJ-45 10/100/1000 ports or open SFP ports Throughput up to 35.7 mpps

The V1400-24G switch included the following features:


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Unmanaged HP V-Series Switches Summary

Unmanaged HP V-Series Summary

Unmanaged Connectivity switches 10/100 Layer 2 only 10/100/1000


V1400 V1405 V1410 G models

Deployment Desk Rack

C and Desktop models

Other models

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Refer to this table for a reference guide to the switches about which you just learned. You can quickly see which switches provide high-speed connectivity and where each switch can be deployed. Note that the HP V1410 and V1400 Series switches can be rack-mounted or deployed at the desktop (however, the 8 port models are desktop only).

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HP V-Series Switch Overview

Smart-Managed HP V-Series Switches


Smart-Managed HP V-Series Switches
Unmanaged HP V-Series Switches Smart-Managed HP V-Series Switches

V1910 V1905 V1900 V1810G V1700 OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 FX

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Smart-managed switches are designed for customers whose needs have grown beyond the one-size-fits all approach of an unmanaged switch, but still have a limited IT staff. These switches can be deployed as plug-and-play devices, or a customer can configure them to implement more advanced and specialized functions. An easy-to-use Web browser interface guides the customer through most management tasks. In fact, smart-managed switches are sometimes also called Webmanaged switches. However, the term smart-managed is preferred for the HP products because several of the V-Series switches feature a limited command line interface (CLI) in addition to the Web browser interface. The smart-managed switches can be divided into several series: HP V1910 Series Switches HP V1905 Series Switches HP V1900 Series Switches HP V1810G Series Switches HP V1700 Series Switches HP OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 FX

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The switches can be distinguished according to several factors: Whether they provide 10/100/1000 or 10/100 Mbps connectivity Whether they operate at Light Layer 3 or Layer 2 only Whether they provide PoE Whether they are rack-mounted or desktop-deployed

The following slides cover the smart-managed switches in more detail, teaching you how to distinguish them according to these factors.

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HP V-Series Switch Overview

HP V1910 Switch Series

HP V1910 Switch Series


Light Layer 3 smart-managed switches:
V1910-16G switch

16 10/100/1000 ports 4 SFP ports Throughput up to 29.8 mpps 24 10/100/1000 ports 4 SFP ports Throughput up to 41.7 mpps 48 10/100/1000 ports 4 SFP ports Throughput up to 77.4 mpps
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V1910-24G switch

V1910-48G switch

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The HP V1910 Switch Series provides enhanced functionality with more features and the ability to manage these features through a Web browser interface. First, you will look at the Gigabit capable switches in this series, the V1910 switches. Shown in the slide, are three models in this series, the V1910-16G, V1910-24G, and V1910-48G, with 16, 24, and 52 10/100/1000 ports respectively. Each switch also provides four open SFP ports in which customers can install various mini-GBICs for additional connectivity options. These V1910 switches are all Light Layer 3 switches; that is, each supports multiple IP addresses and several static routes. They also provide basic access control lists (ACL), making them the ideal switch for an SMB that needs to divide users into different subnets.

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HP V1910 Switch Series (Cont.)

HP V1910 Switch Series (Cont.)


Light Layer 3 smart-managed switches:
V1910-24G-PoE(170W) switch

24 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports 4 SFP ports Throughput up to 41.7 mpps


24 4

V1910-24G-PoE(365W) switch
10/100/1000 PoE+ ports up to 41.7 mpps SFP ports

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Here, you see the two members of the V1910 switches that provide PoE. The V191024G-PoE(170W) and V1910-24G-PoE(365W) switches both provide 24 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports. They are distinguished by the amount of power that they provide, up to 170W or 365W.

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HP V-Series Switch Overview

HP V1905 Switch Series

HP V1905 Switch Series


Layer 2 smart-managed switches:
V1905-24 switch

24 10/100 ports 2 dual-personality ports Throughput up to 6.6 mpps


48 2

V1905-48 switch
10/100 ports dual-personality ports Throughput up to 10.1 mpps

V1905-24-PoE switch

24 10/100 PoE ports 2 dual-personality ports Throughput up to 6.6 mpps


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The V1905 Series includes several switches that operate at 10/100 Mbps: the V1905-24, V1905-48, and V1905-24-PoE, providing 24, 48, and 24 ports, respectively. Each of these switches also provide two dual-personality ports, which can be used to connect to upstream switches or to servers that require more bandwidth. On all of the former 3Com switches, a dual-personality port is actually a set of two ports, only one of which can be used at once:

One 10/100/1000 port (for copper cables) One SFP port into which a variety of mini-GBICs, supporting different types of connections, including fiber-optic ones, can be installed (see Module 3: HP ASeries Switch Hardware for more information on transceivers).

The V1905-24-PoE switch provides PoE (up to 154W). Unlike the V1910 switches, the V1905 Series switches operate at Layer 2 only.

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HP V1905 Switch Series (Cont.)

HP V1905 Switch Series (Cont.)


Layer 2 smart-managed switches:
V1905-10G-PoE Switch

9 10/100/1000 PoE ports 1 dual-personality port Throughput up to 14.8 mpps Fanless 8 10/100 PoE ports 1 dual-personality port Throughput up to 2.66 mpps Fanless

V1905-8-PoE Switch

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The next members of the V1905 Series are also smart-managed switches with capabilities such as 802.1X port security and advanced QoS. These switches are ideal for desktop deployments. The V1905-10G-PoE Switch supports PoE for each of its nine 10/100/1000 Mbps ports while the V1905-8-PoE Switch provides PoE on eight 10/100 ports. Each switch also features one dual-personality port. On the V1905-10G-PoE switch, the 10/100/1000 port component of the dual-personality port is PoE-capable.

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HP V-Series Switch Overview

HP V1900 Switch Series

HP V1900 Switch Series


Layer 2 smart-managed switches:
V1900-8G Switch

7 10/100/1000 ports 1 dual-personality port Throughput up to 1 1.4 mpps Fanless

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The HP V1900 Switch Series includes a single member: the V1900-8G Switch, designed for desktop deployment at a small company that nonetheless requires a smart-managed switch with options for security and QoS. This switch supports Gigabit connectivity with seven 10/100/1000 ports and one dual-personality port.

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HP OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 FX

HP OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 FX


Layer 2 smart-managed switches:
OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 FX

4 10/100 ports 4 10/100 PoE ports 1 dual-purpose port: 100Base FX uplink SFP port

Throughput up to 2.69 Mpps Fanless

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The OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 FX provides another option for companies seeking a smart-managed switch that supports 10/100 Mbps connectivity. The switch provides eight 10/100 Mbps ports, four of which support PoE. For its uplink connection, the switch features a dual-purpose port in which customers can install either a 100Base FX link or an SFP transceiver if they need a different type of fiberoptic link.

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HP V-Series Switch Overview

HP V1810G Switch Series

HP V1810G Switch Series


Layer 2 smart-managed switches:
V1810G-8

8 10/100/1000 ports PoE-PD Throughput up to 1 1.9 mpps Fanless 22 10/100/1000 ports 2 dual-personality ports Throughput up to 35.7 mpps Fanless

V1810G-24

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The HP V1810G Switch Series replaced the V1800 Switch Series, providing enhancements in deployment options, physical security, and energy efficiency. Both models in this seriesthe V1810G-8 and the V1810G-24can be deployed on the wall, ceiling, tabletop or under table. The V1810G-24 can also be installed in a rack mount. Both switches have a Kensington lock slot so they can be physically secured in open areas. Like the V1800 switches, the V1810G switches are Layer 2, Web-managed switches. The V1810G-8 switch has a compact footprint and provides the following:

Eight 10/100/1000 ports Fanless for quiet operation in open areas Throughput of up to 1 1.9 mpps

The V1810G-8 switch can also be powered by an upstream PoE device, making it a good option for places where a power outlet is not available. The HP V1810G-24 switch provides the following:

24 10/100/1000 ports Two dual-personality ports, which can be used as either 10/100/1000 ports or open SFP ports Throughput of up to 35.7 mpps

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HP V1700 Switch Series

HP V1700 Switch Series


Layer 2 smart-managed switches:
V1700-8

7 10/100 ports 1 10/100/1000 port Throughput up to 2.0 mpps Fanless 22 10/100 ports 2 dual-personality Gigabit ports Throughput up to 6.2 mpps Fanless

V1700-24

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The HP Series V1700 switch consists of two fixed-port, Layer 2 models: the V1700-8 switch and V1700-24 switch. These switches are ideal for businesses making the transition from unmanaged to managed networks. They are designed with no fan, enabling quiet operation for deployment in open spaces and come with the industryleading HP warranty. The V1700-8 switch includes the following features:

Seven 10/100 ports One 10/100/1000 port Throughput up to 2.0 mpps 22 10/100 ports Two dual-personality ports, which are the same type of dual-personality port as the V1810Gs Throughput up to 6.2 mpps

The V1700-24 switch comes with the following features:


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HP V-Series Switch Overview

Smart-Managed HP V-Series Switches Summary

Smart-Managed HP V-Series Summary


Smart-Managed switches
V1910 V1905 V1900 OfficeConnect Managed 9 FX V1810G V1700 Connectivity 10/100/1000 10/100 Functionality Light Layer 3 Layer 2 Some models PoE Deployment Rack Desk

G models

Some models Some models

Some models

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Again, use this table as a reference guide for comparing the smart-managed HP VSeries switches according to their capabilities and deployment options.

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Summary
Summary
V-Series switches: Unmanaged versus smart-managed Connectivity options Deployment options Functionality and support for PoE

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This module has introduced you to the HP V-Series switches. You have learned how to recognize them and how to classify them according to several factors:

Whether they are unmanaged or smart-managed Whether they provide Gigabit or 10/100 Mbps connectivity Whether they are rack or desktop deployed Whether they provide PoE Whether they act at Layer 2 or Light Layer 3

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