Brocade High-Performance Fibre Channel Switches

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Highly Scalable, Enterprise-Class Storage Networking Switches

Optimize storage performance for increasing server virtualization density with Brocade® Gen 5 16 Gbps Fibre Channel rack and blade switches or Gen 6 32 Gbps fibre channel rack switch.

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Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
Performance Brocade M6505Brocade 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 SS S
Maximum frame size: 2112 byte payload SS S  SS
Power Brocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510  Brocade 6520 Brocade G620
AC input 85V to 264V ~ 5A to 2.5A 85V to 264V ~ 5A to 2.5A85V to 264V ~5A to 2.5A  90 V to 264 V ~3.5 A
DC input 12V and 3.3V FOM chassis N N 
Input line frequency N  47Hz to 63Hz 47Hz to 63Hz47Hz to 63Hz 47 Hz to 63 Hz
Power supply (Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans) N OAS
Power consumption: 30W to 40W 60W to 80W  72W to 110W450W 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
Access: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel, serial port (RJ-45) and one USB port 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 6510Brocade 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
17 lb
Form factor Blade for M1000e chassisRack-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 6510Brocade 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% noncondensing10% 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 AttributesBrocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520  Brocade G620
Fibre Channel ports24 24,36,48 48,72, 96 24,36,48 , 64 
Classes of ServiceBrocade M6505 Brocade 6505 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade G620
Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames) S S
ISL TrunkingBrocade 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
DiagnosticsBrocade M6505 Brocade 6505  Brocade 6510Brocade 6520  Brocade G620
POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics including FCPing, Pathinfo (FCTraceroute), Forward Error Correction (FEC), etc. Diagnostic Port (D-Port) S S


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