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Brocade 6520 Switch
  Enterprise-Class SAN Switch for Highly Virtualized, Cloud Environments
 
Brocade 6520 Switch
The Brocade 6520 Switch meets the demands of growing, dynamic workloads and private cloud storage environments by delivering market-leading 16 Gbps Fibre Channel technology and capabilities.
 
  • Provides high scalability in an ultra-dense 96-port switch to support highly virtualized, private cloud storage and data center consolidation
  • Enables pay-as-you-grow flexibility from 48 to 96 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities with speeds up to 16 Gbps
  • 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
  • Provides up to eight in-flight encryption and compression ports, delivering data center-to-data center security and bandwidth savings
  • Optimizes link and bandwidth utilization with Brocade ISL Trunking and Dynamic Path Selection (DPS)
  • Accelerates deployment and troubleshooting with Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP), monitoring, and advanced diagnostics
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    SAN NETWORKING
  • Fibre Channel ports
  • Switch mode: 48-, 72-, and 96-port configurations (24-port increments through PoD licenses); universal (E, F, M, D, Ex) ports;
  • Scalability
  • Full fabric architecture with a maximum of 239 switches
  • Certified maximum
  • 6000 active nodes; 56 switches, 19 hops in FOS fabrics; Larger fabrics certified as required
  • Performance
  • Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gb/s port speeds; 10 Gb/s and optionally programmable to fixed port speed
  • Aggregate bandwidth
  • 1536 Gb/s end-to-end full duplex
  • Fabric latency
  • Latency for locally switched ports is 700 ns; Latency between port groups is 2.1 s, cut-throughg routing a 16 Gbps between locally switched groups; Encryption/compression is 5.5 s pernode; 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
  • 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+ (2, 4, 8, 10, 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.
  • Fabric services
  • Adaptive Networking (Ingress Rate Limiting, Traffic Isolation, QoS); Bottleneck Detection; Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning); Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP); Dynamic Path Selection; Extended Fabrics; Enhanced BB credit recovery; Fabric Vision; FDMI; Frame Redirection; Frame-based Trunking; FSPF; Integrated Routing; IPoFC; ISL Trunking; Management Server; NPIV; NTP v3; Port Fencing; Registered State Change Notification; Reliable Commit Service; Server Application Optimization; Simple Name Server; Virtual Fabrics (Logical Switch, Logical Fabric)
      Fibre Channel, in-flight compression (Brocade LZO) and encryption (AES-GCM-256); integrated optional 10 Gbps Fibre Channel MAN connectivity
      
    MANAGEMENT
  • Management software
  • HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB), SSH; Auditing, Syslog; Advanced Web Tools; Fabric Vision; 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 (RRD)
      
    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Enclosure
  • Front-to-back airflow; power from back, 2U;
    Back-to-front airflow; power from back, 2U
  • Size (HxWxD)
  • 8.67 cm (3.42 in) x 42.83 cm (16.90 in) x 60.98 cm (24.01 in)
  • Weight
  • 16.92 kg (37.3 lb) with two power supply FRUs, without transceivers
      
    ENVIRONNEMENT
  • 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 (9842 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
  • 96 ports at 1582 BTU/hr
      
    POWER
  • AC input
  • Nominal: 85 to 264 VAC 5A to 2.5A
  • Frequency
  • 47 to 63 Hz
  • Power Consumption
  • 450 watts with all 96 ports populated with 16 Gbps SWL optics; 350 watts for empty chassis no optics
      
    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
  • 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
      
    WARRANTY
  • 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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