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Integrating Fibre Channel technology into a Dell blade enclosure for connecting new or existing SAN environments.

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 M5424

Brocade M5424

Easy integration of Fibre Channel technology into new or existing SAN environments using the PowerEdge™ M1000e blade enclosure, Brocade® M5424 and Dell™ Compellent™ storage.

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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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Dell 8/4Gbps FC Pass-Through Module

FC8 Pass-Through Module

8/4Gbps Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module for M1000e Blade Enclosure

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Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module

Dell 8/4Gbps FC SAN Module

Simplified Fibre Channel connectivity for your PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure

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GREAT FOR

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

Easy integration of Fibre Channel technology into new or existing SAN environments using the PowerEdge™ M1000e blade enclosure, Brocade® M5424 and Dell™ Compellent™ storage.

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

8/4Gbps Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module for M1000e Blade Enclosure

Simplified Fibre Channel connectivity for your PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure

Management

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)
Supported Mgmt Software

Telnet, HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB); Auditing, Syslog, Change Management tracking; EZSwitchSetup wizard;

Brocade Advanced Web Tools; Brocade DCFM Professional/Enterprise; SMI-S compliant, SMI-S scripting toolkit, Administrative Domains

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); call-home integration enabled through Brocade DCFM

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)
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 capabilitiesModule is unmanaged – all management occurs via HBA firmware or exterior switches

Interoperability

Integrates with any external FC SAN infrastructure
Supported Mgmt Software
Telnet, HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB); Auditing, Syslog

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
Serial port (RJ-45)
M1000e Chassis Management Controller (CMC)

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)

Environmental Operating Conditions

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: -20°C to 70°C(-4°F to 158°F)

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

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

Storage altitude
Up to 10.668km (35,000ft)

Operating Shock
20G for 6ms

Non-operating Shock
50G 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; 1.04 grms random for 15 minutes
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
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
Non-operating: 5% to 95%, non-condensing at 38°C

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

Storage altitude
Up to 10.668km (35,000ft)
 
Operating Shock
20G for 6ms
 
Non-operating Shock
50G 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; 1.04 grams random for 15 minutes

Power

DC Input
12V and 3.3V from chassis

Power consumption
32W (normal) to 39W (maximum)
DC Input 12V and 3.3V from chassis
Power consumption About 32 Watts
DC input12V and 3.3V FOM chassis
Power consumption30W to 40W
DC Input
12V and 3.3V from M1000e blade chassis (shared power supplies)

Regulatory

Fibre Channel ports

24 ports universal ports (E_Port, F_Port, and N_Port) available in all three models:

24-port Enterprise Performance Pack Edition (includes eight pre-installed 8Gb SFP+ transceivers) plus Enterprise software licenses for Adaptive Networking, ISL Trunking, Fabric Watch, and Advanced Performance Monitoring

24-port model (includes four pre-installed 8Gb SFP+ transceivers)

12-port model (includes two pre-installed 8Gb SFP+ transceivers) – upgradeable to 24-port model through optional 12-port upgrade license kit
Switch mode: 12- and 24-port configurations (12-port increment through Ports on Demand [PoD] license); universal (E, F, M, D) portsUp to 16 internal (server) ports and 8 external (SAN) ports. Model ships with 12 active ports enabled (2 external ports with 8Gbps SFP+ modules and 10 anywhere ports) for flexibility and growth based on your fibre channel needs. Port upgrade licenses and SFP+ optics available to utilize remaining 12 ports.

Scalability

Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximumFull fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum

Certified maximum

Single Brocade FOS fabric: 56 domains, 19 hops Single Brocade M-EOS fabric: 31 domains, 3 hops Larger fabrics certified as required; consult Brocade or OEM SAN design documents for configuration details6000 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 2XXX, 3XXX, 4XXX, 5XXX and Director family switches. AG Mode supports Brocade, McData and Cisco fabricsBrocade 3XXX, 4XXX, 5XXX, and 6XXX switches; Brocade DCX® and Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones Access Gateway mode supports Brocade, McDATA, and Cisco fabricsConnects to any T11 standards-based NPIV FC SAN using 8/4 Gbps HBA mezzanine cards
Flexible connections to multiple SANs through external SAN ports
External Auto-sensing of 8, 4, and 2 Gbit/sec port speeds
Internal speed matching between 8 and 4 Gbit/sec ports

Performance

8.5 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex;
4.25 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex;
2.125 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex
1.063 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex;
auto-sensing of 8, 4, 2, and 1 Gbit/sec port
speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port
speed; speed matching between 8, 4, 2, and
1 Gbit/sec ports
Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps port speeds8 Gbit/sec line speed with backward compatibility to 4, and 2 Gbit/sec line speed8.5 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex;
4.25 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex;
2.125 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex

ISL Trunking

Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking allows all eight external SAN ports to be combined to form a single, logical ISL with an aggregate bandwidth of 64Gb delivering scalable I/O bandwidth utilization and load balancing.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 Gbit/sec end-to-end (full duplex)384 Gbps end-to-end, full duplex384 Gbit/sec end-to-end (full duplex)

Fabric latency

700 ns 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)700 ns with no contention, cut through routing at 8 Gbit/sec

Maximum frame size

2112-byte payloadMaximum frame size: 2112 byte payload2112-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

Port Types

FL_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), and E_Port; self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control in Brocade Access Gateway mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_PortScaling from 12 to 24 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilitiesF_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port

Data Traffic Types

Fabric switches supporting unicast and broadcastFabric switches supporting unicast

Media Types

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

4 Gbit/sec: Requires Brocade hot-pluggable
Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP), LC connector; 4 Gbit/sec
Short-Wavelength Laser (SWL); 4 Gbit/sec
Long-Wavelength Laser (LWL); 4 Gbit/sec
Extended Long-Wavelength Laser (ELWL); distance depends on 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, and FDMI

NOTE:
Some fabric services do not apply or are unavailable in Brocade Access Gateway mode
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

4Gb SFP & 8Gb SFP+ transceivers (single pack)
Ports on Demand (12-port license upgrade kit - for 12-port model only)
Enterprise Performance Pack : Software option for 12-port and 24-port models that includes Adaptive Networking, ISL Trunking, Fabric Watch, and Advanced Performance Monitoring)
ISL Trunking: Software option for 12-port and 24-port models
SFP media, Ports on Demand (12-port upgrade)Enterprise Performance Pack: ISL Trunking, Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitoring,Fabric Watch, and Extended Fabrics8Gb SFP+ optical transceivers (single pack)
Port upgrade license (enables additional 12 ports)

Chassis

Width: 272.75 mm
Height: 32.48 mm
Depth: 307.24 mm
Weight: 4.65 Pounds— without media
272.75 x 272.75 x 307.24 mm (10.74 x 10.74 x 12.09 in.)Enclosure
Width: 272.75 mm
Height: 32.48 mm
Depth: 307.24 mm
Weight: 4.65 Pounds— without media

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)
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