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Brocade 6505 Switch
 • Flexible, Easy-to-Use Entry-Level SAN Switch for Private Cloud Storage
Brocade 6505 Switch
The Brocade® 6505 Switch provides exceptional price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality in an entry-level switch.
  • Provides exceptional price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality in a 24-port, 1U entry-level switch
  • Enables fast, easy, and cost-effective scaling from 12 to 24 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities
  • Maximizes resiliency with non-disruptive software upgrades and an optional redundant power supply
  • Simplifies deployment with the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard
  • Simplifies management through Brocade Fabric Vision technology, reducing operational costs and optimizing application performance
  • Simplifies deployment and supports high-performance fabrics by using Brocade ClearLink Diagnostic Ports (D_Ports) to identify optic and cable issues
  • Simplifies server connectivity by deploying as a full-fabric switch or a Brocade Access Gateway
  • Fibre Channel ports
  • Switch mode (default): 12- and 24-port configurations (12-port increments through Port on Demand (PoD) licenses); universal (E, F, M, D, Ex) ports; Brocade Access Gateway default port mapping: 16 F_ports and 8 N_ports
  • Scalability
  • Full fabric architecture with a maximum of 239 switches
  • Certified maximum
  • 6000 active nodes; 56 switches, 19 hops in FOS fabrics; 31 switches, 3 hops in M-EOS fabrics; Larger fabrics certified as required
  • Performance
  • Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gb/s port speeds
  • Aggregate bandwidth
  • 384 Gb/s 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
  • Fibre Channel 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 Gb/s) optical transceivers
  • ISL Trunking
  • Frame-based trunking with up to eight 16 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 128 Gbps per ISL trunk. Exchange-based load balancing across ISLs with DPS included in Fabric OS. There is no limit to how many trunk groups can be configured in the switch.
  • Fabric services
  • Adaptive Networking (Ingress Rate Limiting, Traffic Isolation, QoS); Bottleneck Detection; Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning); Dynamic Fabric Provisioning; Dynamic Path Selection; Extended Fabrics; Enhanced BB credit recovery; Fabric Vision; FDMI; Frame Redirection; Frame-based Trunking; FSPF; IPoFC; ISL Trunking; Management Server; NPIV; NTP v3; Port Fencing; Registered State Change Notification; Reliable Commit Service; Server Application Optimization; Simple Name Server; Note: Some fabric services do not apply or are not available in Access Gateway mode.
  • Management software
  • HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB), SSH; Auditing, Syslog; Brocade Advanced Web Tools; Fabric Vision; Brocade Network Advisor SAN Enterprise or Brocade Network Advisor SAN Professional/Professional Plus; Command Line Interface ; SMI-S compliant; Administrative Domains; trial licenses for add-on capabilities
  • Management access
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel, serial port (RJ-45), and one USB port
  • 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, RAStrace logging, and Rolling Reboot Detection
  • Enclosure
  • Back-to-front airflow (port side exhaust); power from back, 1U
  • Size (HxWxD)
  • 4.3 cm (1.7 in) x 43.8 cm (17.23 in) x 44.3 cm (17.45 in)
  • Weight
  • 7.82 kg (17.25 lb) with one power supply, no transceivers; 9.16 kg (20.19 lb) with two power supplies, no transceivers
  • Temperature
  • Operating: 0 °C to 40 °C; Non-operating: -25 °C to 70 °C
  • Humidity
  • Operating: 10 % to 85 % non-condensing; Non-operating: 10 % to 90% non-condensing
  • Altitude
  • Operating: up to 3000 m (9843 feet); Storage: up to 12 km (39,730 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, 5-500 Hz; Non-operating: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random, 5-500 Hz
  • Heat Dissipation
  • 24 ports at 338 BTU/hr
  • AC input
  • Nominal: 85 to 264 VAC 5A to 2.5A
  • Frequency
  • 47 to 63 Hz
  • Power Consumption
  • 80 watts with all 24 ports populated with optics; 60 watts for empty chassis, no optics
  • Safety
  • Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1; EN60950-1; IEC60950-1; EN60825
  • EMC
  • FCC Part 15 Subpart B; ICES-003 Class A; EN55022 and EN55024; EN61000-3; EN61000-4
      FC-AL-2; FC-GS-5; FC-IFR; FC-SW-4; FC-VI; FC-TAPE; FC-DA; FC-MI-2; FC-PI; FC-PI-2; FC-PI-4; FC-FS-2; FC-LS; FC-BB-3; FC-SB-3;RFC 2625 IP & ARP / FC; RFC 2837 MIB; MIB-FA; FCP-2; SMI-S 1.2
  • Standard warranty
  • World Wide; 1 year Hardware support, 9x5 Next Business Day, onsite response
  • Warranty extension
  • 4 hour, 7x24 onsite response (depending on location)
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