Fibre Channel ports
Switch mode (default): 12- and 24-port configurations (12-port increment through Ports on Demand [PoD]license); universal (E, F, M, D) ports
Brocade Access Gateway default port mapping: 16 F_Ports, 8 N_Ports
Full fabric architecture with 239 switches max.
6000 active nodes; 56 switches, 19 hops in Brocade Fabric OS® fabrics; 31 switches, three hops in Brocade M-EOS fabrics; larger fabrics certified as required
Brocade 3XXX, 4XXX, 5XXX, 6XXX switches and DCX/DCX 8510 Backbones
AG Mode supports Brocade, McDATA and Cisco fabrics
Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps port speeds
384 Gbps end-to-end, full duplex
Latency for locally switched ports is 700 ns; Forward Error Correction (FEC) adds 400 ns between E_Ports (enabled by default).
Maximum frame size
Classes of service
Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
D_Port (Diagnostic Port), E_Port, EX_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port); self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control
Brocade Access Gateway mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port
Data traffic types
Fabric switches supporting unicast
Hot-pluggable, industry-standard Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+), LC connector; Short-Wavelength (SWL), Long-Wavelength (LWL); Extended Long-Wavelength (ELWL); distance depends on fiber optic cable and port speed. Supports SFP+ (8 and 16 Gbps) optical transceivers.
Brocade Advanced Performance Monitoring (including Top Talkers for E_Ports, F_Ports, and Fabric mode); Brocade Adaptive Networking (Ingress Rate Limiting, Traffic Isolation, QoS); Bottleneck Detection; Brocade Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning); Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP); Dynamic Path Selection (DPS); Brocade Extended Fabrics; Enhanced BB credit recovery; Brocade Fabric Watch; FDMI; Frame Redirection; Frame-based Trunking; FSPF; IPoFC; Brocade ISL Trunking; Management Server; NPIV; NTP v3; Port Fencing; Registered State Change Notification (RSCN); Reliable Commit Service (RCS); Server Application Optimization (SAO); Simple Name Server (SNS)
SFP media, Ports on Demand (12-port upgrade)
Enterprise Performance Pack: Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, Fabric Watch, and ISL Trunking
Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
Performance Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620 Fibre Channel: Autosensing of 2, 4, 8 and 16 Gbps port speeds; and optionally programmable to fixed port speed S S S S S Maximum frame size: 2112 byte payload S S S S S Power Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620 AC input N 85V to 264V ~ 5A to 2.5A 85V to 264V ~ 5A to 2.5A 85V to 264V ~5A to 2.5A 90 V to 264 V ~3.5 A DC input 12V and 3.3V FOM chassis N N N N Input line frequency N 47Hz to 63Hz 47Hz to 63Hz 47Hz to 63Hz 47 Hz to 63 Hz Power supply (Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans) N OA S S S Power consumption: 30W to 40W 60W to 80W 72W to 110W 450W with all 96 ports with 16 Gbps SWL optics 204 W with all 64 ports populated with 48×32 Gbps
SFP+ SWL optics and 4× (4×32 Gbps) QSFP SWL optics
85 W for empty chassis with no optics
Management Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620 SSH v2, HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP v1/v3, Telnet; SNMP; WEBTOOLS, Brocade Network Advisor (BNA), SMI-S, RADIUS, LDAP S S S S S Access: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel, serial port (RJ-45) and one USB port S S S S S Port mirroring provides the capability of mirroring four source ports to improve network traffic monitoring and troubleshooting S S S S S Chassis Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620 Dimensions (H x W x D) 272.75 x 272.75 x 307.24 mm (10.74 x 10.74 x 12.09 in.) 43.18 x 437.64 x 443.23 mm (1.7 x 17.23 x 17.45 in.) 43 x 438 x 443 mm (1.7 x 17.23 x 17.45 in.) 86.74 x 429.25 x 609.75 mm
(16.90 x 3.42 x 24.01 in.)
43.9 x 440 x 355.6 mm Unit weight (refer to data sheet for detailed information): 2.10 kg (4.65 lb) 9.16 kg (20.19 lb) 9.16 kg (20.19 lb) 16.92 kg (37.3 lb) 773 kg
Form factor Blade for M1000e chassis Rack-mount fixed form factor Rack-mount fixed form factor Rack-mount fixed form factor Rack-mount fixed form factor Environmental Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620 Operating temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF) 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF) 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF) 0º C to 40º C (32º F to 104º F) 0°C to 40°C(32°F to 104°F) Nonoperating temperature: -20ºC to 70ºC (-4ºF to 158ºF) -25ºC to 70ºC (-13ºF to 158ºF) -25ºC to 70ºC (-13ºF to 158ºF) -25ºC to 70ºC (-13ºF to 158ºF) -25°C to 70°C/-13°F to 158°F Operating altitude: Up to 3,048 m (10,000 ft) Up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) Up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) Up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) Up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) Storage altitude: Up to 10.668 km (35,000 ft) Up to 12 km (39,370 ft) Up to 12 km (39,370 ft) Up to 12 km (39,370 ft) Up to 10.668 km (35,000 ft) Operating relative humidity: 10% to 90% noncondensing 10% to 85% noncondensing 10% to 85% noncondensing 10% to 85% noncondensing 10% to 85% (non-condensing) Nonoperating relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing 10% to 90% noncondensing 10% to 90% noncondensing 10% to 90% noncondensing 10% to 90% (non-condensing) Port Attributes Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620 Fibre Channel ports N 24 24,36,48 48,72, 96 24,36,48 , 64 Classes of Service Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620 Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames) S S S S S ISL Trunking Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620 Up to eight 16 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 128 Gbps per ISL trunk. There is no limit to how many trunk groups can be configured in the switch S S S S S Diagnostics Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620 POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics including FCPing, Pathinfo (FCTraceroute), Forward Error Correction (FEC), etc. Diagnostic Port (D-Port) S S S S S
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
Build a network that adapts to your business
Design your data center to incorporate a cloud-optimized SAN. The flexible, high-performance storage network helps provide the scalability and reliability required to support highly virtualized and cloud-based environments.
Find Out More
Rely on a network that keeps running, no matter what
Help ensure uninterrupted operations using innovative business-continuity solutions with field-demonstrated reliability.
Find Out More
Manage your network simply and efficiently
Dell™ offers the essential tools and technologies to simplify management and reduce infrastructure complexity.
Find Out More
Deliver increased performance for growing and dynamic workloads with the Brocade G620 from Dell. The G620 provides a combination of market-leading throughput and low latency across 32 Gbps and 128 Gbps links. Organizations can scale from 24 to 64 ports with 48 SFP+ and 4 Q-Flex ports, all in an efficient 1U package.
Unleash the full potential of your virtualization and cloud infrastructures with a Brocade 6520 Gen 5 Fibre Channel 16 Gbps switch from Dell. Optimize link and bandwidth virtualization with Brocade ISL Trunking and Dynamic Path Selection (DPS) and scale as necessary with “pay as you grow” Ports on Demand (PoD) flexibility from 48–96 ports.
Streamline your SAN
Relieve data center complexity and help reduce SAN operating costs with M6505 blade switches.
Find Out More
Strengthen data center connectivity
Rely on the outstanding performance and flexibility of a Brocade M6505 16 Gbps end-to-end solution from Dell for highly virtualized and cloud-based environments.
Find Out More
Grow your business on your terms
Help increase business agility and adapt to evolving storage requirements with the M6505’s “pay-as-you-grow” scalability.
Find Out More
Global services and support
Dell™ Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team delivers distinctive capabilities, including Brocade Global Services, world-class professional services, technical support and education for designing, implementing and managing high-performance, resilient network infrastructures.
Dell takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives, and uses established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help lower your total cost of ownership.
Network assessments offer a holistic view of your multivendor environment and a reference point for how your infrastructure is performing. Our experts can pinpoint and expose issues in your network using specialized software and diagnostic tools. These unbiased and insightful analytics are aggregated into comprehensive reports that can include recommendations on how to improve performance, optimize devices and remediate problems.
Network Topology Assessment
Is your network complex and coiled? Dell can perform a detailed audit and inventory of all multivendor devices in the network to provide visibility and identify configuration issues.
Network Optimization Assessment
Many networks are a multivendor patchwork of devices not running at their optimal state. We can analyze devices from all leading vendors and make recommendations to optimize the entire multivendor design, fine-tune devices and maximize performance of the holistic environment.
Application Performance Assessment
When business applications and databases begin to show signs of latency or completely shut down, we can conduct a comprehensive analysis to uncover performance issues, isolate problems and accelerate troubleshooting of the enterprise infrastructure and software applications.
Moving to a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) solution requires the right network infrastructure to support real-time voice protocols. Simulated load testing, analysis and review can identify the next steps to building a VoIP platform or fixing issues of an existing one.
Network Security Assessment
Safeguard your network from constant attack. Let our experts examine and uncover potential vulnerabilities and provide a comprehensive security design assessment.
Wireless Site Survey
Great wireless connectivity starts with a detailed site survey. Dell can analyze existing infrastructure, identify RF interference and recommend the best design and optimal placement of new devices.
The Dell standardized deployment service guarantees that setup and optimization are done correctly so that you can launch faster and focus on daily business.
Expert planning and execution seamlessly weaves Dell’s open systems architecture with existing network infrastructure from Cisco, HP, Juniper and others. Choose ProDeploy Plus, the most complete deployment offer on the market for complex environments.
Setting up network protocols, and policies can be tricky. Dell certified network engineers can configure and optimize your new hardware remotely or on-site and get new technology up and running fast .
Mounting and cabling of wired and wireless devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Get worry-free hardware installations with experienced Dell technicians who do deployments every day .
Dell offers a variety of on-site and remote support options that can be added at time of purchase. Dell ProSupport ensures problems are diagnosed and resolved by experts.
|On-site and Remote Assistance|
Get immediate access to Dell ProSupport professionals who can help you troubleshoot and diagnose issues that may arise in your network.
Free yourself to focus on the business and allow Dell to manage your network with dedicated professional support.
Learn practical knowledge and operational techniques.
Dell network consulting provides on-site or remote access to highly skilled professionals who provide project assistance and guidance across a variety of technologies for a specific project or timeframe.
Get professional insight with a half-day collaborative whiteboard session to discuss potential improvements.
For those times when you need a little extra technical guidance, certified experts are available to discuss system design or help resolve complex issues that can be billed by the day, week or by the phone call. Time-based consulting is as flexible as you are.