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Brocade DCX 8510-4 Backbone
  A Foundation for Private Cloud Storage Networks
Brocade DCX 8510-4 Backbone
Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones are the industrys most powerful Fibre Channel switching infrastructure, providing the most reliable, scalable, high-performance foundation for private cloud storage and highly virtualized environments.
  • Up to 192 ports at 16 Gbps (4.1 Tbps chassis bandwidth with ICLs)
  • Unleashes the full potential of private cloud storage with unmatched scalability, performance, and reliability
  • Leverages Brocade UltraScale chassis connectivity for simpler, flatter, low-latency fabrics that reduce network complexity, management, and costs
  • Optimizes data center connectivity over distance with integrated high-performance metro and global connectivity cy fabrics that reduce network complexity, management, and costs
  • Simplifies and centralizes end-to-end SAN management with comprehensive diagnostics, monitoring, and automation through Brocade Fabric Vision technology
  • Maximizes performance for I/O- and bandwidth-intensive applications
  • Protects investments in existing SAN fabrics and automation tools while reducing operational costs and minimizing business disruption
  • Fibre Channel ports
  • Single chassis: Up to 192 16 Gb/s universal (E, F, D, M, EX) FC ports;
    Multi-chassis: Up to 960 16 G/s universal FC ports; 16 ICL ports per chassis, optical QSFP - connect up to 6 DCX8510 chassis
  • Scalability
  • Full-fabric architecture 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 Gbps port speeds; 10 Gbps and optionally programmable to fixed port speed
  • Aggregate bandwidth
  • 4.1 Tbps per chassis (192 ports 16 Gbps data rate + 1.024 Tbps ICL bandwidth)
  • Fabric latency
  • Locally switched port latency is 300 to 800 ns; blade-to-blade latency is 0.9 to 2.4 s; encryption / compression is 5.5 s per node; Forward Error Correction 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, E_Port, EX_Port, F_Port, M_Port; self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control
  • Data traffic types
  • Fabric switches supporting unicast
  • Fibre Channel Media types
  • 16 Gbps: Brocade SFP+ required, LC connector, SWL, LWL
      10 Gbps: Brocade SFP+ required, LC connector, SWL, LWL
      8 Gbps: Brocade SFP+ required, LC connector, SWL, LWL, ELWL
      ICL: Brocade QSFP required, MTP connector, 416 Gbps SWL;
      Fibre Channel distance subject to fiber-optic cable and port speed
  • 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
  • Fabric services
  • Adaptive Networking; Bottleneck Detection; Advanced Zoning; Dynamic Fabric Provisioning; 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
      Supports DWDM, CWDM, and FC-SONET devices; Fibre Channel, in-flight compression and encryption; BB credit recovery; FCIP, Adaptive Rate Limiting, data compression, Fast Write, read/write Tape Pipelining, QoS
  • Options
  • Port blades: FC16-32, FC16-48; Extension blades: FX8-24
  • Management software
  • HTTP, SNMP , SSH; Auditing, Syslog; Advanced Web Tools; Fabric Vision; Brocade Network Advisor SAN Enterprise; Command Line Interface; SMI-S compliant; Administrative Domains; trial licenses for add-on capabilities
  • Management access
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet per control processor, in-band over Fibre Channel; serial port and one USB per control processor module; call-home integration enabled through Brocade Network Advisor
  • Diagnostics
  • D_Port offline diagnostics; POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including environmental monitoring, FCping and Pathinfo, frame viewer, non-disruptive daemon restart port mirroring, optics health monitoring, power monitoring, RAStrace logging, and Rolling Reboot Detection
  • Enclosure
  • Rear panel-to-door airflow; 8 U rack-mountable in a 19-inch EIA cabinet; DCX 8510-4 ships with 1U exhaust shelf
  • Size (HxWxD)
  • 35.00 cm (+ 4.37 cm for exhaust shelf) x 43.74 cm x 61.19 cm without door ; (73.20 cm with door)
  • Weight
  • 68.04 kg for 192-port configuration; 25.76 kg for chassis
  • Temperature
  • Operating: 0C to 40C; Non-operating: 25C to 70C
  • Humidity
  • Operating: 20% to 85% non-condensing at 40C; Non-operating and storage (non-condensing): 10% to 93% at 70C
  • 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 Hz; Non-operating: 2.0 g p-p, 5 to 500 Hz
  • Heat Dissipation
  • Min: 32-port conf. (no QSFP) 618 W, 2111 BTU/hr;
    Max: 192-port conf. (with QSFPs) 1195 W, 4078 BTU/hr
  • Co Emissions
  • 4.3 metric tonnes per year (with 256 ports at 0.42 kg/kWh); 1.04 kg per Gb/s per year
  • 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
  • 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-FS-2; FC-LS; FC-BB-3; FC-SB-3;RFC 2625 IP & ARP / FC; RFC 2837 MIB; MIB-FA; FCP-2; SMI-S
  • 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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