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Brocade 5100 Fibre Channel Switch

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40-port, 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel switch

Customers deploying Dell Compellent and PowerVault array-based SANs that desire future-proofing for a 8 Gb/s infrastructure and fast inter-switch linking.

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Highlights

Brocade 5100 — 40 Port 8-Gbit/sec Fibre Channel switches for entry and midrange enterprise SANs

Fast, Reliable 8-Gbit/sec Performance

  • Non-blocking and non-oversubscribed platform with a total bandwidth of 680 Gbit/sec in 1U
  • Designed to increase network performance with enhanced Brocade Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking, which allows up to eight ports (at 2, 4 or 8-Gbit/sec speeds) between a pair of switches to be combined to form a single, logical ISL with a speed up to 64 Gbit/sec
  • Offers Adaptive Networking services, including Adaptive fabric quality of service (QoS), traffic isolation and ingress rate limiting, enabling organizations to maintain optimized application performance in virtual environments.
  • Extended distance support that enables native Fibre Channel extension up to 3600 km 

Affordable Scalability

  • Combines up to 40 ports of industry-leading 8-Gbit/sec technology with Ports on Demand scaling from 24 to 32 to 40 ports, allowing “pay-as-you-grow” scalability
  • Provides integrated, per-port routing for excellent scalability, interoperability and fault isolation
  • Designed to protect existing investments by providing 8-Gbit/sec technology with auto-sensing capabilities to also recognize 1, 2 and 4-Gbit/sec devices
  • Helps future-proof investments by allowing organizations to use 4-Gbit/sec small form-factor pluggables (SFPs) today and upgrade to 8-Gbit/sec SFPs when required 

Simple Deployment and Management

  • Utilizes the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard, making SAN configuration a simple, three-step point-and-click task
  • Includes a USB port that can increase serviceability and error logging by facilitating firmware upgrades and downloads of system log files
  • Meets high-availability requirements with redundant, hot-pluggable components, nondisruptive software upgrades and hot code activation for a wide range of SAN configurations
  • Employs familiar Brocade software and management interfaces, including Brocade EFCM and Brocade Fabric Manager, simplifying management and reducing training costs 

Excellent Value for a Variety of SAN Environments

  • Designed to provide a greater than 40 percent power efficiency improvement (watts/Gbit) over the previous generation of Brocade switches, further helping to reduce power consumption and the overall cooling burden in a data center
  • Includes a USB port that provides excellent serviceability and error logging functionality by facilitating easy firmware upgrades and downloads of system log files
  • Offers Top Talkers, which monitors resources and can assist in finding hot spots to increase resource utilization
  • Can distribute traffic across ISLs in SAN by utilizing ISL Trunking and dynamic path selection, helping to increase utilization of the SAN and reduce costs

Fibre Channel ports

  • 40 ports, universal (E, F, M, EX, and FL)

Scalability

  • Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum

Certified maximum

  • 6000 active nodes; single fabric up to 56 switches, 19 hops; larger fabrics certified as required.

Interoperability

  • All Brocade switches

Performance

  • 1.063 Gbit/sec line speed (full duplex); 2.125 Gbit/sec line speed (full duplex); 4.25 Gbit/sec line speed (full duplex); 8.5 Gbit/sec line speed (full duplex); auto-sensing of 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed; speed matching between 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec ports

ISL Trunking

  • Frame-based trunking with up to eight 8 Gbit/sec ports per ISL trunk with optional license; up to 68 Gbit/sec per ISL trunk (8 ports × 8.5 Gbit/sec [line rate])

Aggregate bandwidth

  • 680 Gbit/sec: 40 ports × 8.5 Gbit/sec (line rate) × 2 (full duplex)

Fabric latency

  • Locally switched ports 700 ns with no contention, cut-through routing at 8 Gbit/sec

Maximum frame size

  • 2112-byte payload

Classes of Service

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

Port Types

  • FL_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), E_Port, EX_Port (Fibre Channel Integrated Routing); self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control

Data Traffic Types

  • Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast

Media Types

  • 4 Gbit/sec: Requires Brocade hot-pluggable, Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP), LC connector; 4 Gbit/sec Short-Wavelength Laser (SWL)

    8 Gbit/sec: Requires Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; Short-Wavelength Laser (SWL); distance depends on fiber-optic cable and port speed; 8 Gbit/sec Extended Long-Wavelength Laser (ELWL).

Fabric Services

  • Simple Name Server (SNS); Registered State Change Notification (RSCN); NTP v3; Reliable Commit Service (RCS); Dynamic Path Selection (DPS); Brocade Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WW N zoning, broadcast zoning); NPIV; N_Port Trunking; FDMI; Management Server; FSPF; Fabric W atch; Extended Fabrics; ISL Trunking; Advanced Performance Monitoring; Adaptive Networking (per data flow QoS, Ingress Rate Limiting, Traffic Isolation, Top Talkers; licensing varies); IPoFC, Integrated Routing; Frame Redirection; Port Fencing; BB credit recovery

Options

  • Rack-mount rail kits (fixed, slide, mid-mount)

Management

  • Telnet®, HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB); Auditing, Syslog, Change Management tracking; EZSwitchSetup wizard; Brocade Advanced Web Tools; Brocade EFCM Standard/Enterprise 9.x (optional); Brocade Fabric Manager (optional: FOS environments (only); SMI-S compliant, SMI-S scripting toolkit, Administrative Domains; trial licenses for select add on capabilities.

    Management Access:

    10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel; serial port (RJ-45); USB; call-home integration enabled through Brocade EFCM and Brocade Fabric Manager

Diagnostics

  • POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including RAStrace logging, environmental monitoring, non-disruptive daemon restart, FCping and Pathinfo (FC traceroute), port mirroring (SPAN port).

Chassis

  • Rack Size 1U
    Width 42.88 cm (16.88 in)
    Height 4.29 cm (1.69 in)
    Depth 61.05 cm (24.00 in)
    Weight 9.3 kg (20.60 lbs) with dual power supplies, no SFP

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature Operating:

    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: 10 to 95 percent non-condensing

    Altitude

    Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
    Storage: Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)

    Shock

    Operating: 20 g, 6 ms half-sine
    Non-operating: Half sine, 33 g 11 ms, 3/eg Axis

    Vibration

    Operating: 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
    Non-operating: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz

    Air Flow:

    High speed: 29 CFM (cu. ft./min)
    Low speed: 22 CFM

Power

  • Maximum output :
    125 Watts

    System power consumption :
    91 Watts max (with 40 ports at 8Gbit/sec), 84 Watts nominal

    Nominal input voltage :
    100 to 240 VAC, Universal

    Input line frequency :
    47 to 63 Hz

    Minimum input voltage :
    85 VAC

    Maximum input voltage :
    264 VAC

    BTU rating (80% efficiency) :
    311 BTU/hr

    Inrush current :
    35A Max

Regulatory

  • The 5100 complies with the following safety certifications:

    United States Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1 1st Ed or latest; ANSI C63.4
    Canada Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1 1st Ed or latest; ICES-003 Class A
    Japan CISPR22 and JEIDA (Harmonics)
    European Community EN60950-1 or latest EN55022 and EN55024
    Australia/New Zealand -- EN55022 or CISPR22 or AS/NZS CISPR22
    Argentina IEC60950-1 or latest
    Russian Federation IEC60950-1 or latest 51318.22-99 and 51318.24.99 or latest
    Korea KN22 and KN24
    China (PS only) GB4943-2001 and GB9254-1998 or latest; GB17625.1-2003 or latest
    Taiwan (PS only) CNS 14336(94) or latest CNS 13438(95) or latest

    Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
    Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
    Dell and the Environment

Support Services

Dell™ ProSupport™ — Faster, more reliable support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today. This new support portfolio is focused on your needs, time demands and budgets.

Need professional support services that take care of both you and your employees’ IT needs 24x7? Choose Dell ProSupport to get access to a certified technician in two minutes or less.

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Dell ProSupport Service Model
Dell ProSupportDell ProSupport for IT

Designed for organizations with limited or no dedicated IT staff.

Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT professionals, database administrators and internal service desks or helpdesks.

Includes:
  • 24x7 direct break-fix hardware support for your employees
  • "How-to" support on popular software applications such as Norton AntiVirus™, Microsoft® Office, Microsoft Small Business Server, Intuit® QuickBooks®, Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe Acrobat®.
  • Access to a certified technician in two minutes or less

Includes:

  • 24x7 direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-Track Dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers
Next, Dell ProSupport options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

SPEED OF RESPONSEPROTECTIONPROACTIVE 
Mission Critical — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour on-site service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch.Data Management and Protection
  • Keep Your Hard Drive helps you retain control of sensitive data
  • Hard Drive Data Recovery provides unlimited attempts to recover data from a failed hard drive
  • Certified Data Destruction wipes your hard drive clean and destroys data
Proactive Maintenance — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

Remote Advisory Options — Provides telephone and internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization, virus remediation and more.

Customization and Setup

EDT Installation
Enhanced installation and configuration with Dell professional project management and documentation. A project manager will be acting as the single-point-of-contact for the entire installation project from presite audit to coordination of the installation and delivery of post-project documentation.


Training

Comprehensive Training
Get the skills you need to keep pace in today's competitive IT environment with comprehensive training and certification courses. Dell offers a vast array of instructor-led classes and online training courses in a range of topics from server maintenance to in-depth technical overview of specific systems.
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