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Brocade High-Performance Fibre Channel Switches

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Highly Scalable, Enterprise-Class Storage Networking Switches

Optimize storage performance for increasing server virtualization density with Brocade® Gen 5 16 Gbps Fibre Channel rack and blade switches or Gen 6 32 Gbps fibre channel rack switch.

 
 
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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: standard

Diagnostics

  • POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics including FCPing, Pathinfo (FCTraceroute), Forward Error Correction (FEC), etc. Diagnostic Port (D-Port): standard

Port Attributes

  • Brocade M6505:
    Fibre Channel ports: not available

    Brocade 6505:

    Fibre Channel ports: 24

    Brocade 6510:
    Fibre Channel ports: 24, 36, 48

    Brocade 6520:

    Fibre Channel ports: 48, 72, 96

    Brocade G620:

    Fibre Channel ports: 24, 36, 48, 64

Performance

  • Fibre Channel: Autosensing of 2, 4, 8 and 16 Gbps port speeds; and optionally programmable to fixed port speed: standard
    Maximum frame size: 2112 byte payload: standard

Classes of Service

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

Management

  • SSH v2, HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP v1/v3, Telnet; SNMP; WEBTOOLS, Brocade Network Advisor (BNA), SMI-S, RADIUS, LDAP: standard
    Access: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel, serial port (RJ-45) and one USB port: standard
    Port mirroring provides the capability of mirroring four source ports to improve network traffic monitoring and troubleshooting: standard

Chassis

  • Brocade M6505:
    Dimensions (H x W x D):
    272.75 x 272.75 x 307.24 mm
    (10.74 x 10.74 x 12.09 in.)
    Unit weight (refer to data sheet for detailed information):
    2.10 kg (4.65 lb)
    Form factor:
    Blade for M1000e chassis

    Brocade 6505:
    Dimensions (H x W x D):
    43.18 x 437.64 x 443.23 mm
    (1.7 x 17.23 x 17.45 in.)
    Unit weight (refer to data sheet for detailed information):
    9.16 kg (20.19 lb)
    Form factor:
    Rack-mount fixed form factor

    Brocade 6510:
    Dimensions (H x W x D):
    43 x 438 x 443 mm
    (1.7 x 17.23 x 17.45 in.)
    Unit weight (refer to data sheet for detailed information):
    9.16 kg (20.19 lb)
    Form factor:
    Rack-mount fixed form factor

    Brocade 6520:
    Dimensions (H x W x D):
    86.74 x 429.25 x 609.75 mm
    (16.90 x 3.42 x 24.01 in.)
    Unit weight (refer to data sheet for detailed information):
    16.92 kg (37.3 lb)
    Form factor:
    Rack-mount fixed form factor

    Brocade G620:
    Dimensions (H x W x D):
    43.9 x 440 x 355.6 mm
    (1.73 x 17.33 x 14 in.)
    Unit weight (refer to data sheet for detailed information):
    773 kg (17 lb)
    Form factor:
    Rack-mount fixed form factor

Environmental

  • Operating temperature:
    0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)

    Brocade M6505:
    Non-Operating 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

    Brocade 6505:
    Non-Operating temperature:
    -25ºC to 70ºC (-13ºF to 158ºF)
    Operating altitude:
    Up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
    Storage altitude:
    Up to 12 km (39,370 ft)
    Operating relative humidity:
    10% to 85% noncondensing
    Nonoperating relative humidity:
    10% to 90% noncondensing

    Brocade 6510:
    Non-Operating temperature:
    -25ºC to 70ºC (-13ºF to 158ºF)
    Operating altitude:
    Up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
    Storage altitude:
    Up to 12 km (39,370 ft)
    Operating relative humidity:
    10% to 85% noncondensing
    Nonoperating relative humidity:
    10% to 90% noncondensing

    Brocade 6520:
    Non-Operating temperature:
    -25ºC to 70ºC (-13ºF to 158ºF)
    Operating altitude:
    Up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
    Storage altitude:
    Up to 12 km (39,370 ft)
    Operating relative humidity:
    10% to 85% noncondensing
    Nonoperating relative humidity:
    10% to 90% noncondensing

    Brocade G620:
    Non-Operating temperature:
    -25ºC to 70ºC (-13ºF to 158ºF)
    Operating altitude:
    Up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
    Storage altitude:
    Up to 10.668 km (35,000 ft)
    Operating relative humidity:
    10% to 85% noncondensing
    Nonoperating relative humidity:
    10% to 90% noncondensing

Power

  • Brocade M6505:
    AC input:
    not available
    DC input:
    12V and 3.3V FOM chassis
    Input line frequency:
    not available
    Power supply (Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans):
    not available
    Power consumption:
    30W to 40W

    Brocade 6505:
    AC input:
    85V to 264V ~ 5A to 2.5A
    DC input:
    not available
    Input line frequency:
    47Hz to 63Hz
    Power supply (Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans):
    option available
    Power consumption:
    60W to 80W

    Brocade 6510:
    AC input:
    85V to 264V ~ 5A to 2.5A
    DC input:
    not available
    Input line frequency:
    47Hz to 63Hz
    Power supply (Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans):
    standard
    Power consumption:
    72W to 110W

    Brocade 6520:
    AC input:
    85V to 264V ~ 5A to 2.5A
    DC input:
    not available
    Input line frequency:
    47Hz to 63Hz
    Power supply (Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans):
    standard
    Power consumption:
    450W with all 96 ports with 16 Gbps SWL optics

    Brocade G620:
    AC input:
    90 V to 264 V ~3.5 A
    DC input:
    not available
    Input line frequency:
    47Hz to 63Hz
    Power supply (Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans):
    standard
    Power consumption:
    204 W with all 64 ports populated with 48×32 Gbps
    SFP+ SWL optics and 4× (4×32 Gbps) QSFP SWL optics
    85 W for empty chassis with no optics

Architecture

  • Fibre Channel ports
    Switch mode (default): 12- and 24-port configurations (12-port increment through Ports on Demand [PoD]license); universal (E, F, M, D) ports
    Brocade Access Gateway default port mapping: 16 F_Ports, 8 N_Ports

    Scalability
    Full fabric architecture with 239 switches max.

    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, 6XXX switches and DCX/DCX 8510 Backbones
    AG Mode supports Brocade, McDATA and Cisco fabrics

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

    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
    2112-byte payload

    Classes of service
    Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)

    Port types
    D_Port (Diagnostic Port), E_Port, EX_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port); self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control
    Brocade Access Gateway mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port

    Data traffic types
    Fabric switches supporting unicast

    Media types
    Hot-pluggable, industry-standard 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: Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, Fabric Watch, and ISL Trunking
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