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Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone

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Purpose-built nonstop networking

Enhance scale-out network design for high-performance virtualization and I/O-intensive applications with the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone®

 
 

 

 

Fibre Channel ports

  • Single chassis: Up to 384 (Brocade DCX 8510-8) or 192 (Brocade DCX 8510-4) 16 Gbps universal (E, F, D, M, and EX) Fibre Channel ports using up to eight 32-, or 48-port Fibre Channel blades. Up to 512 (Brocade DCX 8510-8) or 256 (Brocade DCX 8510-4) 8 Gbps universal (E, F, D, M, and EX) Fibre Channel ports using 64-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel blades.

    Multi-chassis: Up to 2304 (Brocade DCX 8510-8) or 960 (Brocade DCX 8510-4) 16 Gbps universal Fibre Channel ports; up to 3072 (Brocade DCX 8510-8) or 1280 (Brocade DCX 8510-4) 8 Gbps universal Fibre Channel ports; ICL ports (32 or 16 per chassis, optical QSFP) connect up to six Brocade DCX 8510 chassis.

Performance

  • Fibre Channel: Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps port speeds

    DCB/CEE:
    2.125 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 10.53 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 14.025 Gbps line speed, full duplex

    Maximum frame size:
    2112-byte payload

ISL Trunking

  • Frame-based trunking with up to eight 16 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 128 Gbps per ISL trunkExchange-based load balancing across ISLs with DPS included in Brocade Fabric OS

Classes of Service

  • Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)

Port Types

  • 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

Media Types

  • 16 Gbps: Brocade FC16-32 and -48 require Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; 16 Gbps SWL, LWL

    8 Gbps: Brocade FC16-32 and -48; Brocade FX8-24; and Brocade FS8-18 blades require Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; 8 Gbps SWL, LWL, ELWL

    8 Gbps: Brocade FC8-64 blades require Brocade hot-pluggable mSFP, mSFP LC connector; 8 Gbps SWL only

    ICL QSFP: Brocade CR16-8 and CR16-4 require Brocade hot-pluggable QSFP, MTP connector; 4×16 Gbps SWL

    Note: Fibre Channel distance subject to fiber-optic cable and port speed

Fabric Services

  • Brocade Advanced Performance Monitoring (APM) (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; Integrated Routing; IPoFC; Brocade ISL Trunking; Management Server; NPIV; NTP v3; Port Fencing; Registered State Change Notification (RSCN); Reliable Commit Service (RCS); Brocade Server Application Optimization (SAO); Simple Name Server (SNS); Virtual Fabrics (Logical Switch, Logical Fabric

Management

  • Management software
    HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB), SSH; Auditing, Syslog; Brocade Advanced Web Tools, Brocade APM, Brocade Fabric Watch; Brocade Network Advisor SAN Enterprise (Brocade DCX 8510-8, Brocade DCX 8510-4) or Brocade Network Advisor SAN Professional/Professional Plus (Brocade DCX 8510-4 only); Command Line Interface (CLI); SMI-S compliant; Administrative Domains; trial licenses for add-on capabilities

    Management access

    10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) per control processor, in-band over Fibre Channel; serial port (RJ-45) and one USB per control processor module; call-home integration enabled through Brocade Network Advisor

    Diagnostics
    D_Port offline diagnostics, including electrical/optical loopback, link traffic/latency/distance; POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including environmental monitoring, FCping and Pathinfo (FC traceroute), frame viewer, non-disruptive daemon restart port mirroring (SPAN port), optics health monitoring, power monitoring (16 Gbps blades-only), RAStrace logging, and Rolling Reboot Detection (RRD)

Chassis

  • USB
    1 USB port per control processor for firmware download, support save, and configuration upload/download

    Mechanical
    Enclosure
    Rear panel-to-door airflow; Brocade DCX 8510-4 ships with 1U exhaust shelf

    Size
    Brocade DCX 8510-8
    Width: 43.74 cm (17.22 in.)
    Height: 61.24 cm (24.11 in., 14U)
    Depth (without door): 61.19 cm (24.09 in.)
    Depth (with door): 73.20 cm (28.82 in.)

     

    Brocade DCX 8510-4
    Width: 43.74 cm (17.22 in.)
    Height: 35.00 cm (13.78 in., 8U) plus 4.37 cm exhaust shelf (1.72 in, 1U)
    Depth without door: 61.19 cm (24.09 in.)
    Depth with door: 73.20 cm (28.82 in.)

    System weight
    Brocade DCX 8510-8
    103.50 kg (228.20 lb) for 384-port configuration fully populated
    39.55 kg (82.20 lb) for chassis

     

    Brocade DCX 8510-4
    68.04 kg (150.00 lb) for 192-port configuration fully populated
    25.76 kg (56.80 lb) for chassis

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature
    Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
    Non-operating: –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F)

    Humidity
    Operating: 20% to 85% RH non-condensing at 40°C (104°F)
    Non-operating and storage (non-condensing): 10% to 93% at 70°C (158°F)

    Altitude
    Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)

    Shock
    Operating: 20 g, 6 ms, half sine
    Non-operating: 33 g, 11 ms, half sine

    Vibration
    Operating: 0.5 g p-p, 5 to 500 Hz
    Non-operating: 2.0 g p-p, 5 to 500 Hz

    CO2 emissions
    Brocade DCX 8510-8 7.8 metric tonnes per year (with 384 ports at 0.42 kg/kWh)
    0.95 kg per Gbps per year

     

    Brocade DCX 8510-4
    4.3 metric tonnes per year (with 256 ports at 0.42 kg/kWh)
    1.04 kg per Gbps per year

    Airflow
    Maximum: 42 CFM
    Nominal (65% speed): 35 CFM

    Heat dissipation
    Brocade DCX 8510-8
    Min: 32-port configuration (no QSFP), 873 W, 2982 BTU/hr
    Max: 384-port configuration (fully-loaded w/QSFPs), 2242 W, 7654 BTU/hr

     

    Brocade DCX 8510-4
    Min: 32-port configuration (no QSFP), 618 W, 2111 BTU/hr
    Max: 192-port configuration (fully-loaded w/QSFPs), 1195 W, 4078 BTU/hr

Power

  • Maximum: 350 watts
    Consumption: 306 watts
    Input voltage:
    85 to 132 VAC: 1000 W
    180 to 264 VAC: 2000 W
    Input line frequency: 47 to 63 Hz (Nominal: 50-60 HZ)
    Inrush current: 60 Amps maximum, peak
Strengthen SAN connectivity
Gain the network performance you need for next-generation workloads with Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone, purpose-built for nonstop networking and scalable for private clouds.

Nonstop networking
Experience nonstop connectivity designed to provide efficient and reliable end-to-end SAN communications.
Confirm uninterrupted network service with dynamic fabric provisioning. 
  • Helps eliminate fabric reconfiguration when adding or replacing servers.
  • Reduces the need for zone modification and logical unit number (LUN) masking.
  • Allows devices to be moved within a switch, such as migrating virtual World Wide Names (WWNs), with a simple move command.
Help safeguard fabric link-level integrity with end-to-end optics and link validation.
  • Identify and isolate optics and cable problems faster.
  • Non-intrusively verify transceiver and cable health through electrical and optical tests, cable health checks, digital diagnostics and more.
Help ensure predictable application performance over links with granular latency and distance measurements and application-level I/O profile simulations.
Dependable connectivity
Keep up with dynamic business demands through an established foundation of scalability and reliability that efficiently enables private cloud deployments as well as virtualized data centers.

Enhance the scale-out, shared-storage network design to meet the requirements for cloud storage, including:
  • A flat network topology that connects every chassis to each other without using routers.
  • Any-to-any connectivity where any node can send or receive traffic to or from any other node within the network through a single interface.
  • Low-latency interconnects for fast communication with minimal delay.
Streamline deployment and consolidate end-to-end SAN administration with enhanced network-management tools, such as:
  • New inline port diagnostics and advanced monitoring that accelerates deployment and helps improve troubleshooting efficiency.
  • Network advisor, which helps centralize server connectivity and resources management.
  • Fabric-wide power monitoring that supports energy-efficient operations.
Choose from two Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone models:
  • DCX 8510-4, with up to 192@16Gbps ports, for large enterprise edge, midsize enterprise fabric cores or application engines.
  • DCX 8510-8, with up to 384@16Gbps ports, for large enterprise fabric cores.

Outstanding performance
Build state-of-the-art speed and reliability into your SAN infrastructure with the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone, designed to maximize application and storage performance for I/O- and bandwidth-intensive applications.
  • Up to 8.2Tbps total chassis bandwidth provides as much as twice the bandwidth of competitive solutions.
  • Provides up to 384@16Gbps ports that deliver about 40 percent more performance per port than 10GbE SANs1.
  • 512Gbps slot bandwidth helps minimize oversubscription, enhancing the number of available line-rate ports and enabling higher service-level agreements (SLAs).
The Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone provides outstanding performance to support rapid traffic growth and the increased requirements for virtualized environments. It also enables you to consolidate, scale and automate your IT resources, leveraging the benefits of virtualization to help your business evolve toward private cloud architectures.

Assessments

Using specialized software, Dell professionals can pinpoint issues and expose flaws in your wired or wireless network. A report will then be issued that includes recommendations on how to improve performance, optimize devices and solutions to other identified problems.
Assessment
AssessmentNetwork Topology Assessment
Is your network complex and coiled? Dell can perform a detailed network evaluation to expose design flaws and give you advice on how to architect the future.
Network DiscoveryNetwork Performance Assessment
Network running slow? We’ll conduct an in-depth analysis to uncover network latency and performance issues of specific servers and applications.
Traffic AnalysisWireless Site Survey
Great wireless connectivity starts with a detailed site survey. Dell can analyze RF interference, identify optimal placement of devices, and recommend the best design.
SecurityNetwork Security Assessment
The network is under constant attack. Let our experts examine and uncover any potential holes in the network and provide a comprehensive security design assessment.

Deployment

The Dell standardized deployment service guarantees that set-up and optimization is done correctly so that you can launch faster and focus on daily business
Deployment
Hardware InstallationHardware Installation
Mounting and cabling of wired and wireless devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Let Dell install it for you so you know it’s done right.
ConfigurationConfiguration
Setting up network protocols, and policies can be tricky. Dell certified network professionals can configure and optimize your new hardware remotely or onsite.
Multi-vendor IntegrationMulti-vendor Integration
Dell open systems architecture allows you to interconnect existing network infrastructure from Cisco, HP, Juniper, and others. Our experts will seamlessly weave it all together so you don’t have to.

Support

Dell offers a variety of onsite and remote support options that can be added at time of purchase. Dell ProSupport ensures problems are diagnosed and resolved by experts.
Support
Onsite and Remote Assistance Onsite and Remote Assistance
Get immediate access to Dell ProSupport professionals who can help you troubleshoot and diagnose issues that may arise in your network.
ServicesManaged Services
Free yourself to focus on the business and allow Dell to manage your network with dedicated professional support.
Education ServicesEducation Services
Learn practical knowledge and operational techniques.

Consulting

When you need expert technical guidance, you can count on Dell. Our remote consulting team can help solve complex issues no matter where you're located. Plus, you can take advantage of the flexible pay-per-incident option.
Consulting
Networking WorkshopNetworking Workshop
Get professional insight with a half-day collaborative whiteboard session to discuss potential improvements. Contact us to request a workshop.
Remote ConsultingRemote Consulting
For those times when you need a little extra technical guidance, certified experts are available to discuss system design or help resolve complex
issues.
Available Remote Consulting Services
  • Access Distribution Networking
  • Virtualization
  • Gateway and Security
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Wireless Networking
  • Systems Management
  • Core Layer/MPLS Networking
  • Data Protection and Recovery
  • Storage Area Networking (SAN)
  • Storage Technologies
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