40-port, 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel switch
The Brocade® 5100 Fibre Channel switch is designed for rapidly growing storage requirements in mission-critical environments — combining 1, 2, 4 and 8Gb/s Fibre Channel technology in configurations of 24, 32 or 40 ports in an efficiently designed 1U package. As a result, it provides low-cost access to industry-leading storage area network (SAN) technology as well as 'pay-as-you-grow' scalability for consolidating storage and maximizing the value of virtual server deployments.
The evolutionary design consumes less than 2.5 watts of power per port for exceptional power and cooling efficiency, and features consolidated power and fan assemblies to help improve environmental performance and reduce ownership costs. These capabilities help make the Brocade 5100 a cost-effective building block for standalone networks or the edge of enterprise core-to-edge fabrics.
HighlightsBrocade 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
- 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)
- Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum
- 6000 active nodes; single fabric up to 56 switches, 19 hops; larger fabrics certified as required.
- All Brocade switches
- 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
- 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])
- 680 Gbit/sec: 40 ports × 8.5 Gbit/sec (line rate) × 2 (full duplex)
- 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)
- 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
- 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).
- 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
- Rack-mount rail kits (fixed, slide, mid-mount)
- 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.
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
- POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including RAStrace logging, environmental monitoring, non-disruptive daemon restart, FCping and Pathinfo (FC traceroute), port mirroring (SPAN port).
- 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)
Operating: 10 to 95 percent non-condensing
Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
Storage: Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)
Operating: 20 g, 6 ms half-sine
Non-operating: Half sine, 33 g 11 ms, 3/eg Axis
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
High speed: 29 CFM (cu. ft./min)
Low speed: 22 CFM
- Maximum output :
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 :
Maximum input voltage :
BTU rating (80% efficiency) :
Inrush current :
- 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
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