Technical white paper

Networking innovations for HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers

Abstract

HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers address the increasing needs of your IT infrastructure to be more cost-efficient through performance and manageability. Your network infrastructure plays a significant role in achieving your goals to meet those requirements. This paper describes the latest technologies and solutions that enable you to maximize efficiency and simplify your network infrastructure for HPE ProLiant Gen9 BladeSystem and rack and tower servers. This paper assumes basic knowledge of common networking strategies and protocols.

Introduction

The server-to-network edge refers to the interface between a server and the first layer (or tier) of LAN and SAN switches. Since LANs and SANs each have their own requirements and topologies, this interface is often the most physically complex part of data center's network infrastructure.