HPE 5820X series switches was announced in 2010.
Based on Broadcom StrataXGS® IV Scorpion (BCM56820B0KFSB)
Also was selling under H3C brand – H3C S5820X. Looks similar, same software, just minor cli branding difference.
In 2015 HP have launched model line renewal, PNs was changed:
JC102A to JC102B
JG219A to C106B
JG219A to JG219B
Main difference – in SDRAM size. Initial release (А) — 512Mb, renewed release (B) — 2048Mb (except JG219B).
HP was planning to release Comware 7 for this models. Beta version was highlighted in release notes, but never was released.
On HP site you will be able to download only Comware 5.( Latest release – 17 apr 2018).
View datasheet for H3C 5820X (A)
View datasheet for HPE 5820X (B)
View datasheet v2 for HPE 5820X (B)
Tolly report about HP5800/5820X test.
Check BCM56820 quick specs.
Licenses not required.
The HPE 5820X Switch Series does not support MPLS.