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Brocade 6500 Series Fibre Channel Switches
Highly Scalable, Enterprise-Class Storage Networking Switches

Brocade 6500 Series Fibre Channel Switches

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Overview:

Today’s mission-critical storage environments require greater consistency, predictability, and performance to keep pace with growing business demands. Faced with explosive data growth, data centers need more IO capacity to accommodate the massive amounts of data, applications, and workloads. In addition to this surge in data, collective expectations for availability continue to rise. Users expect applications to be available and accessible from anywhere, at any time, on any device.

To meet these dynamic and growing business demands, organizations need to deploy and scale up applications quickly. As a result, many are moving to higher Virtual Machine (VM) densities to enable rapid deployment of new applications and deploying flash storage to help those applications scale to support thousands of users. To increase agility, reduce expenses, and realize the full benefits of these architectures, organizations need the network to deliver the performance required by today’s server and storage environments. In addition, storage networks are becoming increasingly important to application performance, which means that they also must become easier to administer and manage. By treating the network as a strategic part of a highly virtualized environment, organizations can increase optimization and efficiency even as they rapidly scale their environments.

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Specifications:

Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
Brocade 6500 Series Fibre Channel Switches Specifications

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

Chassis

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

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

Environmental

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

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

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

Port Attributes

Brocade 6520:
Fibre Channel ports: 48, 72, 96

Brocade G620:
Fibre Channel ports: 24, 36, 48, 64

Power

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

Classes of Service

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

Diagnostics

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

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

Pricing Notes:

Dell Networking Products
Brocade 6500 Series Fibre Channel Switches
USA: FREE Ground ShippingBrocade G620 Gen 6 Fibre Channel Switch
24-36-48 SFP+ 4 QSFP FC32 Switch
Call for Pricing!
USA: FREE Ground ShippingBrocade 6520 Gen 5 Fibre Channel Switch
96 Fibre Channel ports in a 2U form factor
Call for Pricing!