HP 3500 Switch Series

HP 3500 and 3500 yl Switch Series

The HP 3500 and 3500 yl Switch Series consists of advanced intelligent-edge switches, available in 24-port and 48-port fixed-port models. The foundation for these switches is a purpose-built, programmable HP ProVision ASIC that provides [CustomerName] the most demanding networking features, such as quality of service (QoS) and security, to be implemented in a scalable yet granular fashion. With a variety of Gigabit Ethernet and 10/100 interfaces; integrated PoE+, PoE, and non-PoE options; and versatile 10GbE connectivity (CX4, X2, and SFP+) on Gigabit Ethernet switches, the 3500 and 3500 yl Switch Series offers excellent investment protection, flexibility, and scalability, as well as ease of deployment, operation, and maintenance.

Features and Benefits

Software-Defined networking (SDN)

OpenFlow is a key technology that enables SDN by allowing separation of the data (packet forwarding) and control (routing decision) paths

Unified Wired and Wireless

HTTP redirect function supports HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) bring your own device (BYOD) solution

Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Advanced classifier-based QoS classifies traffic using multiple match criteria based on Layer 2, 3, and 4 information; and applies QoS policies, such as setting the priority level and rate limiting to selected traffic on a per port or per VLAN basis
  • Layer 4 prioritization enables prioritization based on TCP/UDP port numbers
  • Traffic prioritization allows real-time traffic classification into eight priority levels mapped to eight queues
  • Bandwidth shaping
    • Port-based rate limiting enables per-port ingress-/egress enforced increased bandwidth
    • Classifier-based rate limiting uses an Access Control List (ACL) to enforce increased bandwidth for ingress traffic on each port
    • Reduced bandwidth provides per-port/per-queue egress-based bandwidth reduction
  • Class of Service (CoS) sets the IEEE 802.1p priority tag based on the IP address, IP Type of Service (ToS), Layer 3 protocol, TCP/UDP port number, source port, and DiffServ


  • Remote Intelligent Mirroring mirrors selected ingress/egress traffic based on an ACL port, MAC address, or VLAN to a local or remote HP 8200 zl, 6600 6200 yl, 5400 zl or 3500 Switch anywhere on the network
  • Remote Monitoring (RMON), Extended RMON (XRMON) and sFlow v5 provide advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities for statistics, history, alarms, and events
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) advertises and receives management information from adjacent devices on a network, facilitating easy mapping by network management applications
  • Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD) monitors the cable between two switches and shuts down the ports on both ends if the cable is broken, turning the bidirectional link into a unidirectional one; this helps prevent network problems such as loops
  • Management simplicity common software features and CLI implementation across all ProVision-based switches (including the zl and yl switches)
  • Command authorization leverages the RADIUS to link a custom list of CLI commands to an individual network administrator’s login; an audit trail documents the activity
  • Friendly port names allows assignment of descriptive names to ports
  • Dual flash images provide independent primary and secondary operating system files for backup while upgrading
  • Multiple configuration files are easily stored with a flash image
  • Comware CLI
    • Comware-compatible CLI bridges the experience of HP Comware CLI users who use HP ProVision software CLI
    • Display and fundamental Comware CLI commands are embedded in the switch CLI as native commands; display output is formatted as on Comware-based switches and fundamental commands provide a Comware-familiar initial switch setup
    • Configuration Comware CLI commands elicit CLI help to formulate the correct ProVision software CLI command

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