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Brocade M6505 Fibre Channel Switch

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Industry-leading 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity

Add 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity across servers, storage and SAN as needed, without increasing your data center footprint.

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Fibre Channel ports

  • Switch mode: 12- and 24-port configurations (12-port increment through Ports on Demand [PoD] license); universal (E, F, M, D) ports

Scalability

  • Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum

Certified maximum

  • 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

Interoperability

  • Brocade 3XXX, 4XXX, 5XXX, and 6XXX switches; Brocade DCX® and Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones Access Gateway mode supports Brocade, McDATA, and Cisco fabrics

Performance

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

ISL Trunking

  • 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

Aggregate bandwidth

  • 384 Gbps end-to-end, full duplex

Fabric latency

  • Latency for locally switched ports is 700 ns; Forward Error Correction (FEC) adds 400 ns between E_Ports (enabled by default)

Maximum frame size

  • Maximum frame size: 2112 byte payload

Classes of Service

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

Port Types

  • Scaling from 12 to 24 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities

Data Traffic Types

  • Fabric switches supporting unicast

Media Types

  • Requires Brocade hot-pluggable, 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.

Fabric Services

  • 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)

Options

  • SFP media, Ports on Demand (12-port upgrade)Enterprise Performance Pack: ISL Trunking, Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitoring,Fabric Watch, and Extended Fabrics

Management

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

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, optics health monitoring, power monitoring, RAStrace logging, and Rolling Reboot Detection (RRD)

Chassis

  • 272.75 x 272.75 x 307.24 mm (10.74 x 10.74 x 12.09 in.)

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Operating temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)
    Nonoperating temperature: -20ºC to 70ºC (-4ºF to 158ºF)
    Operating altitude: Up to 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
    Storage altitude: Up to 10.668 km (35,000 ft)
    Operating relative humidity: 10% to 90% noncondensing
    Nonoperating relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

Power

  • DC input12V and 3.3V FOM chassis
    Power consumption30W to 40W
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