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Brocade DCX Backbone
 • A Platform for Evolving Data Center Fabrics
 
Brocade DCX Backbone
Brocade DCX Backbones are highly robust network switching platforms that combine breakthrough performance, scalability, and energy efficiency with long-term investment protection.
 
  • Provides a highly robust 8 Gbps platform in two modular form factors for enterprise data centers supporting open system and System z environments
  • Maximizes chassis bandwidth, performance, and port density with the industry’s first and only 64-port Fibre Channel blade
  • Delivers over four times the performance of competitive offerings to meet data growth and access demands, expand virtualization, and consolidate resources
  • Delivers five times the energy efficiency of competitive offerings, enabling data centers to support more server and storage equipment
  • Provides a high-density, multiprotocol platform for consolidating server connectivity using DCB and FCoE networking technology
  • Secures and protects data against threats and disasters with plug-in blades for data encryption and SAN extension
  • Enables logical partitioning of platforms and fabrics into virtual data and management domains without sacrificing performance, scalability, security, or reliability
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    SAN NETWORKING
  • Fibre Channel ports
  • Single chassis: Up to 384 8 Gb/s universal (E, F, FL, M, EX) FC ports using up to 8 16-, 32-, or 48-port FC blades; 4 ICL ports (copper);
    Dual-chassis: Up to 768 8 G/s universal FC ports; 8 ICL ports (4 per chassis) connect up to 3 DXC or DCX-4S
  • Scalability
  • Full-fabric architecture 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
  • 1.063 Gb/s, 2.125 Gb/s, 4.25 Gb/s, 8.50 Gb/s line speeds, full duplex; auto-sensing of 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gb/s port speeds; optionally programmable 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gb/s ports; 10.5 Gb/s line speed, full duplex
  • Aggregate bandwidth
  • 3.072 Tb/s per chassis (384 ports x 8 8 Gb/s data rate)
  • Fabric latency
  • Locally switched ports 700ns; blade to blade latency is 2.1 µs
  • Maximum frame size
  • 2112-byte payload
  • Classes of service
  • Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
  • Port types
  • FL_Port (except FC8-48), F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), E_Port, EX_Port (FC Integrated Routing); self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control
  • Data traffic types
  • Fabric supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast
  • Fibre Channel Media types
  • 4 Gb/s: FC8-16, -32, and -48 & FR4-18i blades require Brocade hot pluggable SFP; 4 Gb/s SWL ; 4 Gb/s LWL; 4 Gb/s ELWL
      8 Gb/s: FC8-16, -32, -48 & FX8-24 blades require Brocade hot-pluggable SFP, 8 Gb/s SWL; 8Gb/ LWL;
  • CEE Media types
  • Brocade 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ supports SR and LR optical transceivers; copper Twinax cables of 1, 3, or 5 m
  • Gigabit Media types
  • Brocade SFP, Short-Wave Laser (SWL) and Long-Wave Laser (LWL); GbE Copper SFP
  • Fabric services
  • Adaptive Networking (Ingress Rate Limiting, Traffic Isolation, QoS); BB credit recovery; Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning); Dynamic Path Selection (DPS); Extended Fabrics; Fabric Vision; FDMI; Frame Redirection; FSPF; Integrated Routing; IPoFC; ISL Trunking; Management Server; N_Port Truncking NPIV; NTP v3; Port Fencing; Registered State Change Notification (RSCN); Reliable Commit Service (RCS); Simple Name Server (SNS); Virtual Fabrics (Logical Switch, Logical Fabric)
      Supports DWDM, CWDM, and FC-SONET devices; FCIP, data compression, Fast Write, Tape Write and Read Pipelining, QoS, BB credit recovery
  • Options
  • Port blades: FC8-16, FC8-32, FC8-48; Extension blades: FR4-18i & FX8-24; FCoE blade: FCOE10-24
      
    MANAGEMENT
  • Management software
  • HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB),Telnet; Auditing, Syslog; Web Tools, Fabric Vision; Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) Enterprise (optional), command line interface; SMI-S compliant; Administrative Domains; trial licenses for add-on capabilities
  • Management access
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) per control processor, in-band over Fibre Channel; serial port (RJ-45) and one USB per control processor module; call-home integration enabled through DCFM
  • Diagnostics
  • POST and embedded diagnostics, including RAStrace logging, environmental monitoring, non-disruptive daemon restart, FCping and Pathinfo (FC traceroute), port mirroring (SPAN port)
      
    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Enclosure
  • Rear panel-to-door airflow; 14 U rack-mountable in a 19-inch EIA cabinet
  • Size (HxWxD)
  • 61.24 cm (24.11 in) x 43.74 cm (17.22 in) x 61.19 cm (24.09 in) without door ; (73.20 cm (28.82 in) with door)
  • Weight
  • 103.50 kg for 384-port configuration; 39.55 kg for chassis
      
    ENVIRONNEMENT
  • Temperature
  • Operating: 0°C to 40°C; Non-operating: –25°C to 70°C
  • Humidity
  • Operating: 20% to 85% non-condensing; Non-operating and storage (non-condensing): 10% to 93%
  • Altitude
  • Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
  • Shock
  • Operating: 20 g, 6 ms, half sine; Non-operating: 33 g, 11 ms, half sine
  • Vibration
  • Operating: 0.5 g p-p, 5 to 500 to 5 Hz; Non-operating: 2.0 g p-p, 5 to 500 to 5 Hz
  • Heat Dissipation
  • Min: 16-port conf. of 505 W, 1722 BTU/hr; Max: 384-port conf. of 1337 W, 4564 BTU/hr
  • Co˛ Emissions
  • 4.9 metric tonnes per year (with 384 ports at 0.42 kg/kWh); 1.6 kg per Gb/s per year
      
    POWER
  • AC input
  • Range: 85 to 264 VAC Auto-volt; Nominal: 100 to 240 VAC
  • Frequency
  • 47 to 63 Hz
  • Power Consumption
  • 85 to 132 VAC; 1000 W; 180 to 264 VAC: 2000 W
      
    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
  • Safety
  • Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1; EN60950-1; IEC60950-1;
  • EMC
  • ANSI C63.4; ICES-003 Class A; CISPR22 and JEIDA (Harmonics); EN55022 and EN55024; 51318.22-99 and 51318.24.99;
      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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