HPE 6125G/XG Ethernet Blade Switch - switch - 8 ports - managed - plug-in m

Mfg. Part: 658250-B21 | CDW Part: 2895763 | UNSPSC: 43222612
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  • Switch
  • managed
  • 4 x 10/100/1000 + 4 x Gigabit SFP / 10 Gigabit SFP+
  • plug-in module
  • for ProLiant c3000
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Switch
  • managed
  • 4 x 10/100/1000 + 4 x Gigabit SFP / 10 Gigabit SFP+
  • plug-in module
  • for ProLiant c3000
The HP 6125G/XG Ethernet Blade Switch brings the rich features of the HP Comware network operating system, that delivers a common level of features, service and security levels from edge to core. Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) improves the performance and resiliency of the network while simplifying network deployment and management. Intelligent Management Center (IMC) is comprehensive management platform that provides one management application for all networking resources, manages 3rd party devices, unifies physical & virtual networks. HP 6125G/XG supports IPv6, full layer 3 routing and trunking. With sixteen 1G downlink ports, a combination of 1G and 10G uplink ports supporting both copper and fiber media, the HP 6125G/XG reduces network costs while increasing data center efficiency and capability. The HP 6125G/XG is perfect for low cost edge aggregation, virtualization, scale-out, and hyper-scale environments that require a 1G/10G connectivity and cost effective solution.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Type: IGMP groups
Value: 1024

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 10.5 in
Height: 1.1 in
Weight: 2.91 lbs
Width: 7.6 in

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F
Max Storage Temperature: 158 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 50 °F
Min Storage Temperature: -40 °F

Flash Memory
Installed Size: 256 MB

Brand: HPE
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: HP CTO Server Avnet
Model: 6125G/XG Ethernet Blade Switch
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: HPE

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Qty: 4
Type: 1000Base-T

Connector Type: SFP+

Comments: Management
Connector Type: RJ-45
Qty: 1

Connector Type: Backplane
Interface: Ethernet 1000
Qty: 16

Authentication Method: RADIUS , Secure Shell v.2 (SSH2) , TACACS+
Compliant Standards: AS/NZS 3548 Class A , CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 , EN 60950-1 , EN55022 , EN55024 , FCC Class A certified , MIC , RoHS 6/6 , UL , UL 60950-1 , VCCI Class A ITE , WEEE

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.1ag , IEEE 802.1D , IEEE 802.1p , IEEE 802.1Q , IEEE 802.1s , IEEE 802.1v , IEEE 802.1w , IEEE 802.1x , IEEE 802.3ad (LACP) , IEEE 802.3ae , IEEE 802.3x
Features: Access Control List (ACL) support , ARP support , Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X) , BOOTP support , Committed Access Rate (CAR) , Device Link Detection Protocol (DLDP) support , DHCP client , DHCP protection , Dynamic ARP protection , Dynamic VLAN Support (GVRP) , Endpoint Admission Defense (EAD) , Flow control , IGMP snooping , IPv4 support , IPv6 support , Jumbo Frames support , MLD snooping , Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) support , Port mirroring , Quality of Service (QoS) , Rapid Ring Protection Protocol (RRPP) support , Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support , sFlow , Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support , Store and forward , STP Root Guard , Syslog support , Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support , Trunking , Tunneling , Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (URPF) , Virtual Route Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) support , VLAN support , Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ) , Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED) , Weighted Round Robin (WRR) queuing
Form Factor: Plug-in module
Jumbo Frame Support: 9220 bytes
MAC Address Table Size: 32K entries
Manageable: Yes
Ports Qty: 8
Remote Management Protocol: CLI , HTTP , HTTPS , SNMP 1 , SNMP 2c , SNMP 3 , SSH-2
Routing Protocol: BGP , BGP-4 , ECMP , IGMP , IGMPv3 , MSDP , OSPF , OSPFv3 , PIM-DM , PIM-SM , PIM-SSM , Policy-based routing (PBR) , RIP-1 , RIP-2 , RIPng , Static IPv4 routing , Static IPv6 routing , VRRP
Stackable: Stackable
Status Indicators: Link activity , Unit ID
Subcategory: Network hubs and switches
Subtype: Gigabit Ethernet
Type: Switch

Qty: 4
Type: 10/100/1000

Ports (2nd)
Qty: 4
Type: Gigabit SFP / 10 Gigabit SFP+

Installed Size: 1 GB

Product Reviews
HPE 6125G/XG Ethernet Blade Switch - switch - 8 ports - managed - plug-in m is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some of the key features are modular design and easy configuration. Valuable Features:* Easy scalability* Modular design* Easy configurationImprovements to My Organization:Before we introduced the solution, we had 24 cabinets, filled with classic rack servers. We had continuous issues with cooling capacity, power consumption for the data center, high availability, and redundancy.After implementing the BladeSystem environment, we went down to four cabinets only for servers, since it's a perfect platform to host a high-end VMware farm.Coupled with HP 3PAR SAN devices and peer persistence, I managed to create a 99.99999% uptime environment.Currently, we have enjoyed an increase in price/performance of 500%, compared to several years ago.Room for Improvement:* The web interface is Java based and we had issues with different version of Java. We sometimes need to host dedicated machines with old versions of Java just to run the web administration.* The LCD panel holds minimal data about the overall BladeSystem and blade server health and error events.* I would like to see an error reporting feature in the LCD Panel.Use of Solution:I have used it since 2011.Stability Issues:We have not had any stability issues. We haven't had one instance of downtime due to hardware issues of the BladeSystem itself.Scalability Issues:We have not encountered any scalability issues. It's extremely scalable. If you run out of resources, just get another blade server and you've added another x amount of RAM and CPU to your environment.Technical Support:Technical support is good and quick. The engineers sometimes need to consult with experts. I wish the experts would be the front-line support.Previous Solutions:This is the first time we have used BladeSystems.Initial Setup:The initial setup was complex because of our HA requirements. The installation of the BladeSystem itself is easy and straightforward.The modules are hot-pluggable. OA and iLO are easy to configure.The most complex part was configuring the Virtual Connect module with VLAN tagging, shared uplink sets, and general network configuration.The web UI is good, but it lacks tips and it's a bit complicated.Cost and Licensing Advice:For first time users, only buy two BladeSystems and fill them up. They are expensive. Apart from that, you get more than you paid for.Other Solutions Considered:We didn't evaluate others, as we were forced to buy this solution by governmental policies. We are part of the Ministry of Health.Other Advice:Get to know the product. Spend time studying its ins and outs.You will be surprised by its capabilities. I would not recommend a touch and go strategy, since that won't bring the systems to optimal capability.Modular Design: Everything is modular and redundant. Nothing is built-in, from the PSUs to the fans to the modular VCs and SAN modulesDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I value the higher consolidation ratio. Valuable Features:I especially value the higher consolidation ratio.Improvements to My Organization:This server comes with up to 2TB of memory which allows us to run more virtual machine on single server. We can leverage it for a higher consolidation ratio.Room for Improvement:It would be better if the boot time during POST would be reduced.Use of Solution:I have used it for eight years.Stability Issues:I did not encounter any stability issues. It’s a good product.Scalability Issues:I did not encounter any scalability issues.Technical Support:I would give them a rating of 9/10.Previous Solutions:We used to deploy IBM Blade Servers. The switch was due to company policy, although IBM products are also good.Initial Setup:The setup is quite easy once you configure the Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) server.Cost and Licensing Advice:It depends on the order size of other services we select during the procurement phase.Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated Cisco UCS.Other Advice:It’s advisable to use FlexFabric Interconnect for a converged network.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I appreciate the Onboard Administrator, the iLO modular network, and the SAN Switches. Valuable Features:I really appreciate the integrated Onboard Administrator, the iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) modular network, and the SAN Switches.Improvements to My Organization:This product saved the data center space and has better performance for the VMware, vCenter, and vMotion features.Room for Improvement:The product needs a wider range of firmware compatibility matrices from the oldest to the newest blade server.Use of Solution:I have used it for eight years.Stability Issues:There were no stability issues.Scalability Issues:There were scalability issues. If we want to upgrade, the oldest version of the blade server cannot be mixed with the newest one. This is a problem of the firmware compatibility matrix of the onboard administrator.Customer Service:The Customer service is great!!! As long you're covered by the warranty or maintenance aggreement. the response time is under 1 hour after you raise a ticket.Technical Support:We have great technical support with quick response.Previous Solutions:We used Rackmount, but we switched to this solution because it is integrated and saves space.Initial Setup:The initial setup was straightforward. Just follow the steps in the manual and you’re ready to go.Cost and Licensing Advice:It's quite expensive for the initial purchase. The chassis itself, with no blade server inside, is the most expensive. The C7000 model costs around $100,000.Other Solutions Considered:If your company scale is small to mid-enterprise, you could consider the QNAP TDS Series. This can act both as a physical host and hypervisor. There is no need to buy additional VM licenses if you want to create a VM environment.Other Advice:Prepare the budget and be ready to persuade the board of directors as to why you should buy this solution.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile with optional virtual connect module to enhance east/west traffic flow for virtualization. Valuable Features:Here are the valuable hardware and software features:Hardware:* Multi-generational blade system which supports all the way from Gen1 to Gen9 without a forklift upgrade or keeping old enclosures around.* Up to 16 servers of varying physical sizes (half and full height) allowed in a single enclosure.* Multiple scalable backplane options (including 16Gb Brocade fiber switches and 10Gbe Cisco Fabric Extenders) to ensure optimal redundancy and interoperability with other datacenter hardware.* Allows the use of network defined architectures without the need for additional training.* Allows storage admins, server admins, and network admins access to each component without additional cost or delay due to lack of familiarity.* Multiple power options: Single and three phase power for different datacenter layouts.* Versatile with optional virtual connect module to enhance east/west traffic flow for virtualization, reducing unnecessary north and south traffic.Software:* Onboard Administrator* Insight Control* HPE OneViewImprovements to My Organization:This solution has improved our organization as follows:* Ease of management and configuration through a single pane of glass for up to 16 blade servers.* Leveraging the Onboard Administrator for control over troubled servers without the need for physical access to the servers.* Ability to reset blade server fuses remotely if they become completely unresponsive. Removes the need for many calls to a datacenter for support.* OneView has taken this a step further with newer generation blades. This cannot be leveraged on the blades older than Gen7.Room for Improvement:Even though the I/O interconnects are redundant, an OA failure or replacement can cause a Cisco Fabric Extender to go offline. Even VPC configured blades can all be dumped from a Nexus if this occurs. This resulted in 13 ESXi hosts and two SQL servers going offline. This happened during a recall of a defective OA module.Use of Solution:We have been using this solution for nine years, through different revisions.Stability Issues:We only had a stability issue with a defective OA Module. Other than that, most blade servers have only seen odd failures on hard drives or RAID batteries on older generations.The super capacitor in newer generations seems even more resilient. No critical outages have occurred at a blade enclosure level in over nine years of use with c7000 generations, other than a single defective OA module.There was a legendary update on the chassis itself, in a mission critical ERP/Citrix environment.Scalability Issues:We have never reached a threshold on scalability with the c7000. With multiple I/O interconnects on the backplane, we have never maxed out its capabilities.Technical Support:I recommend having Proactive Care Advanced Support or Datacenter Care on any critical datacenter infrastructure. When leveraging this level of support, we have had great results hitting the advanced resolution center.The Proactive Care and above coverage also grants you a TAM and quarterly health checks including intimate knowledge of your environment, interoperability of your firmware versions, and recommendations to avoid potential conflicts.Initial Setup:The tool was up in two hours, fully migrating blades from old to new c7000 included to this timing. Fiber zoning and ethernet configuration is a breeze. As long as you know your products from the last generation, it’s quite intuitive.Cost and Licensing Advice:Always ensure that you purchase the Insight Control Suite. This will ensure all current and future blades are licensed for iLO and other features. This will ensure ease of use and configuration.Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated IBM BladeCenter and HPE BladeCenter M1000 Series.Other Advice:It is quite easy to setup, configure, and get fully into production. This is the case even when physically migrating old blades from an old c7000 to a newer c7000 chassis. That can happen in less than two hours.When placed on the same fiber fabric and properly utilizing aliases, these are completely hot swappable between chassis. This is super-efficient and smooth on the transitions and decommissioning of the older chassis.Be warned: Even though G1 servers are supported, having a 2Gb fiber card in the old G1 servers will cause them to be non-functional with new 16Gb fiber switches. This is not an HP issue, but rather a limitation of legacy fiber. Plan appropriately when upgrading older technology!Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Scalability and flexibility are valuable, as are the networking solutions within the chassis. Valuable Features:The most valuable features are scalability, flexibility and deployment, as well as the ease of networking solutions within the chassis.Improvements to My Organization:The low cost of deployment is the greatest benefit to our company. It saves us money.Room for Improvement:The only thing we think is on the down side is that you can't push them anywhere near as hard as the pizza-box servers; the rack mounts. We knew this at the very start, but it is something that makes us not totally go down that route. We do have a parallel deployment using those for our more aggressive situations.Stability Issues:The BladeSystem is very stable. Being an architect, I think the down times have been all within the expected goal, so we have not had any issues with that.Scalability Issues:It's able to scale very well. That's one of the benefits of it.Technical Support:I do remember that we had some technical questions on Virtual Connect and technical support was a bit slow in the early days, but that has improved.Previous Solutions:There was a company-wide decision, but we chose BladeSystem on the grounds that we had to do a rapid deployment. We didn't have an awful lot of time to get in to the detail, so we wanted something that knew was going to work. It's something we trusted would work. The scalability offered the fact that we could easily add to our installations in the various data centres that we have fairly quickly and horizontally scale out our applications.Initial Setup:The initial setup was fine. It was more that we needed to know some of the technical error ins and outs regarding that, because we were using multicast mechanisms across the WAN and wanted to know how good the traffic flows worked; the ingress on the chassis and to the BladeSystems.Other Solutions Considered:We went with HPE because of the performance. We set it against Dell, and evaluated its performance, because we also buy their hardware products. But, to be honest, we found Dell's far slower. We just said, there's no way we're going to go for that.In general, when selecting a vendor to work with, cost and performance are the most important criteria.Other Advice:Regarding the connectivity setups, we've done it all now. We could smooth that path. Now it's very simple for us. If there are any difficulties, it's probably of our own making.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Manages data and supports the infrastructure. Good tool for database hosting, web hosting, and for applications that run on multiple systems. Valuable Features:The tool is pretty good in terms of managing data, compiling the system, and expanding the infrastructure. We are involved in property management. We use it for database and web hosting, and use it for applications that run on multiple systems.Improvements to My Organization:It helps our company with backend capacity. It supports the infrastructure. It's performing well.Room for Improvement:I would like to have a single console where we could manage multiple data centers. I'm expecting something like hardware visualization. I have different data centers where different BladeSystems are running.Whenever there is an event, I need to get into that system individually and manage from different consoles. I would like to see a centralized console for BladeSystem management.Stability Issues:The tool is stable, although we have frequent failures in certain parts of it. This might be because we are using old generation servers, such as the HPE BladeSystem C7000 chassis and B400C Gen6 servers.Scalability Issues:We haven't done much scaling. We are managing the individual BladeSystems.Technical Support:I have used the technical support team and they are good. It is a straightforward process. I have been with them while they provided service.Previous Solutions:Before this solution, we had individual rack-mounted server blades from the DL Series. Those are being consolidated into the BladeSystem now.Initial Setup:I was involved in the installation and it was straightforward. We had support from the local vendors as well.Other Solutions Considered:We did not look at anyone else. We did not use any other HPE products, as such. We have bought into the Cisco solutions, as well. That keeps expanding.Other Advice:I would definitely recommend this tool.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is easy to manage and to connect to your other infrastructure. Valuable Features:The HPE BladeSystem is a universal platform for server infrastructure. It is easy to manage and to connect to your other infrastructure, fiber channel network, and so on.Improvements to My Organization:It's mainly focused on management and reliability. It's a fairly reliable platform, almost no outages. It works perfectly.Room for Improvement:It could be improved in terms of management, in terms of uptime. When you do the firmware upgrades, it's not acceptable; we have downtime issues. It’s not good with that, but it's getting better and better.Stability Issues:It's very stable; just minor issues; no big issues.Scalability Issues:You scale within the enclosure. You get 16 servers and then you can buy extra enclosures. It's scalable.Technical Support:Technical support is OK. I'm not directly working with support myself, just indirectly. But from what I hear from the engineers, it's OK.Previous Solutions:We previously used other HPE servers, just the old ProLiant servers and other lines. We converted to BladeSystems and these products.Initial Setup:Initial setup is quite complex. You have to think before you start.Other Solutions Considered:We chose this solution quite a long time ago. I don’t remember what else we considered. We chose HPE because we were already an HPE customer.Other Advice:Invest in preparation. The HPE BladeSystems are being succeeded by the Synergy systems, announced last year. That's the successor, so look at that.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It allows organisations to grow their clusters and environments by adding more blades to the enclosure. Valuable Features:The simplified design of the blades ensures a effeccient and repair including a replace in the event of a failure.Improvements to My Organization:Improves capacity and aids organizations in adapting to their growth.Room for Improvement:The profiles needs a complete rework, the way the profiles and networks are assigned to the blades isn’t user friendly and is often a hindranceStability Issues:We've had no issues with the performance.Scalability Issues:Excellent scalability, good flexibility from both a vertical and horizontal perspective.Other Advice:Consider implementing HP One-View into your environment to assist in addressing the complicated admin in some areas. Implement where possible a Use Standard to the chassis level, i.e. 1 chassis for hyper-v, 1 for SQL, etc... Segregate the networking set to the network where possible and avoid using the chassis profiles.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We have a Strategic Partnership with HP
Date published: 2016-11-01
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