Maybe it is a correct statement that Hewlett-Packard understands more than what users expect over the products it released and with this understanding the company offer more tempting benefit like lifetime warranty for its ProCurve Switch.
HP ProCurve Switches – 8212zl – are rolled out as an effort to compete Cisco’s Catalyst series. This switch is a high-end core switch that effectively deals with up to 288 GB ports. Each port is designed with excellent power-over-Ethernet (PoE) or supports up to 48 10G ports. It is also packed high-availability features like dual power supplies and hot-swappable management and fabric modules.
The lifetime warranty is confidently provided by the company with purpose. This is a way for the company to offer something different instead of the common or standard 90-days warranty. It is the third-generation ProVision Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) that provokes the company to come with the lifetime warranty.
With ProVision ASIC, HP is able to implement a switch in two or three chips. Surprisingly, the lifetime warranty will still be active even though users decide to sell it. There are some elements within the product and ProVision chip is one of them that performs the switching.
Other elements are valuable as well including the same Ethernet line modules and power supplies, optional Wireless Edge Service Module (WESM) that comes with a wireless switch capability to support the device.
To be more specific, what differentiate between the 5400 and 8200 switches is that the active and passive backplanes respectively. The ProVision fabric chips and management circuitry on 5400’s backplane aiming the cost saving, whereas the one built in 8200 is on plug-in modules. The active components had been got rid of and transform them onto cards. With these options, you will able to swap them out as well as upgrade them, so they will be capable of giving higher performance modules.
HP ProCurve Switches have become a growing business and it develops rapidly two times as fast as the entire market for enterprise LAN switching word-widely. Meanwhile, ProCurve has spread the news that there is a more powerful version of WESM wireless switch blade. This new version is claimed to work effectively in 5300 and 5400-series switches.
In brief, 8212zl chassis is a 9U rack-mount box that packs specifications like dual redundant power supplies and fabric modules & management modules, without the availability of line cards. It furthermore includes 12 slots for Ethernet or WESM boards.