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Optimizing your storage area network (SAN) and maximizing throughput with high-performance Fibre Channel SAN switches.

Brocade 300

Brocade 300

Small- to medium-sized enterprises seeking a 48-port switch that offers incredible value, flexible management capabilities and energy-efficient power savings.

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Dell Brocade 6520 16GB fibre channel switch

Brocade High-Performance Gen 5 Fibre Channel Switches

Optimize storage performance for increasing server virtualization density with Brocade® Gen 5 16 Gbps Fibre Channel rack and blade switches.

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Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone

Brocade DCX 8510

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

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Brocade m6505

Brocade M6505

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

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GREAT FOR

Small- to medium-sized enterprises seeking a 48-port switch that offers incredible value, flexible management capabilities and energy-efficient power savings.

Consolidating SAN infrastructures in enterprise data centers for manufacturing, government, healthcare and other markets with growing workload virtualization.

Data center virtualization and next-generation storage networks that require greater scalability, performance and reliability

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

Fibre Channel ports

24 ports, universal (E, F, M, FL or N)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.
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 maximumFull fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum

Certified maximum

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

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

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 Gbit/sec, 2 Gbit/sec, 4 Gbit/sec, and 8 Gbit/sec port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed. Speed-matching between 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec ports.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
Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps port speeds

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])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 OSUp 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

408 Gbit/sec: 24 ports × 8.5 Gbit/sec (line rate) × 2 (full duplex)384 Gbps end-to-end, full duplex

Fabric latency

700 nanoseconds with no contention, cut-through routing at 8 Gbit/secLatency for locally switched ports is 700 ns; Forward Error Correction (FEC) adds 400 ns between E_Ports (enabled by default)

Maximum frame size

2112-byte payloadMaximum frame size: 2112 byte payload

Classes of Service

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

Port Types

FL_Port, F_Port, E_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), and self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); N_Port if using Access Gateway featureD_Port (Diagnostic Port), E_Port, EX_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port); self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type controlScaling from 12 to 24 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities

Data Traffic Types

Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcastFabric switches supporting unicast

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; 8 Gbit/sec Extended Long-Wavelength Laser (ELWL).
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
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

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/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning), NPIV, FDMI, Management Server, FSPF, Fabric Watch; ISL Trunking; Advanced Performance Monitoring, Adaptive Networking (per-data flow QoS, Ingress Rate Limiting, Traffic Isolation, fabric dynamics profiling, application “Top Talkers” report), Enhanced Group Management, Integrated Routing, IPFCBrocade 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 FabricBrocade 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

Rack-mount rail kits (fixed, slide, mid-mount)SFP media, Ports on Demand (12-port upgrade)Enterprise Performance Pack: ISL Trunking, Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitoring,Fabric Watch, and Extended Fabrics

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
Supported Management Software
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

Security
SSL, SSH v2, HTTPS, LDAP, RADIUS, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), DH-CHAP (between switches and end devices), Port Binding, Switch Binding, Secure RPC, Secure Copy (SCP), Trusted Switch, IPSec, IP Filtering

Management access
In-band over Fibre Channel; serial port (RJ-45)

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)
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)
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

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

Rack Size 1U
Width 42.88 cm (16.88 in)
Height 4.29 cm (1.69 in)
Depth 30.66 cm (12.07 in)
Weight 4.2 kg (9.3 lb) with single power supply, no SFP
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
272.75 x 272.75 x 307.24 mm (10.74 x 10.74 x 12.09 in.)

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: 10 to 85 percent non-condensing

Altitude
Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9,842 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: 23 CFM (cu. ft./min)
Low speed: 18 CFM
Temperature
Operating: 0°C to 40°C(32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating: -20°C to 70°C(-4°F to 158°F)

Humidity
Operating: 10% to 90%, non-condensing at 29°C (84.2°F)
Non-operating: 5% to 95%, non-condensing at 38°C (100.4 °F)

Operating altitude
Up to 3,048 m (10,000 ft)

Storage altitude
Up to 10,668km (35,000ft)

Operating Shock
20 G for 6 ms

Non-operating Shock
50 G with a velocity change of 4216 mm/sec squared

Vibration
Operating: 0.4G at 5 Hz to 500 Hz for 60 minutes
Non-operating: 0.5G at 2 Hz to 200 Hz for 15 minutes
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
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

Maximum output
75 Watts

System power consumption
57 Watts max (with 24 ports at 8Gbit/sec), 48 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)
195 BTU/hr

Inrush current
21.5 Amps @ 240Vac
DC Input
12V and 3.3V from chassis

Power consumption
32W (normal) to 39W (maximum)
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
DC input12V and 3.3V FOM chassis
Power consumption30W to 40W

Regulatory

The 300 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

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