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Brocade DCX-4S Backbone
 • A Platform for Evolving Data Center Fabrics
Brocade DCX-4S Backbone
Brocade DCX-4S 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
  • Fibre Channel ports
  • Single chassis: Up to 192 8Gb universal (E, F, FL, M, EX) FC ports using up to 4 16-, 32-, or 48-port FC blades. Dual-chassis: Up to 384 8Gb universal FC ports; ICL ports (4 per chassis) connect up to 3 DCX or DCX-4S
  • Scalability
  • Full-fabric architecture of 239 switches
  • Certified maximum
  • 6000 active nodes; 56 switches, 19 hops in Brocade FOS fabrics; 31 switches, 3 hops in Brocade 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 8Gb port speeds; optionally programmable 1, 2, 4, and 8Gb ports; 10.5 Gb/s line speed, full duplex
  • Aggregate bandwidth
  • 1.536 Tb/s per chassis (192 ports × 8 Gb/s data rate)
  • Fabric latency
  • Locally switched ports 700 ns; 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 (Integrated Routing); self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control
  • Data traffic types
  • Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast
  • Fibre Channel Media types
  • 4Gb: FC8-16, -32, and -48 & FR4-18i blades require Brocade SFP 4Gb SWL; 4Gb LWL;
      8Gb: FC8-16, -32, and-48 & FX8-24 blades require Brocade SFP+ 8Gb SWL; 8Gb LWL
  • CEE Media types
  • Brocade 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ supports any combination of SR and LR optical transceivers; Brocade copper Twinax cables of 1, 3, or 5 m
  • Gigabit Media types
  • Brocade optical 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 NPIV; NTP v3; Port Fencing;
      Registered State Change Notification; Reliable Commit Service;
      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 software
  • Telnet; Auditing; Syslog; Brocade Advanced Web Tools; Fabric Vision; Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) Enterprise (option), DCFM professional PLUS (option) or DCFM Professional; 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)
  • Enclosure
  • 8 U + 1 U for exhaust shelf; Rear panel-to-door airflow
  • Size (HxWxD)
  • 35x43.74x 73.20(with door) and 61.19 (without door) cm
  • Weight
  • 68.04 kg (150.00 lb) for 192-port configuration fully populated; 25.26 kg (56.80 lb) for chassis
  • Temperature
  • Operating: 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F)
      Non-operating: –25° C to 70° C (–13° F to 158° F)
  • Humidity
  • Operating: 20% to 85% non-condensing at 40° C (104° F), Non-operating and storage (non-condensing): 10% to 93% at 70° C (158° F)
  • 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: 16-port configuration of 363 W, 1239 BTU/hr
      Max: 192-port configuration of 753 W, 2570 BTU/hr
  • Co˛ Emissions
  • 2.8 metric tonnes per year (with 192 ports at 0.42 kg/kWh)
      1.8 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;
  • 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
  • Standard warranty
  • World Wide; 1 year Hardware Support, 9x5 Next Business Day, onsite response
  • Warranty extension
  • 4 hours, 7x24 onsite response (depending on location)
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