Brocade VDX 6710 SAN Switch

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Brocade BR-VDX6710-54

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Manufacturer: Brocade
Part #: Brocade BR-VDX6710-54
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Brocade VDX 6710 SAN Switch

The Brocade VDX6710-54 SAN Switch is a high-performance 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed configuration switch that provides a reliable, scalable, and flexible foundation for supporting the most demanding business applications. It offers a cost-effective solution for connecting 1 GbE servers to an Ethernet fabric using Brocade VCS Fabric technology.

The VDX 6710 Switch is specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability, and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers. It features 48 1 GbE copper interfaces and six 10 GbE SFP+ interfaces, making the Brocade VDX 6710 an ideal platform for Top-of-Rack (ToR) fabric deployments in existing 1 GbE server environments. Brocade VDX switches deliver Brocade VCS Fabric technology, an innovative approach to networking that enables organizations to build high-performance, cloud-optimized data centers while preserving existing network designs and cabling, and gaining active-active server connections. For scale-out fabric architectures, Brocade VCS Fabric technology allows organizations to flatten network designs, provide Virtual Machine (VM) mobility without network reconfiguration, and manage the entire fabric more efficiently.

Additional Brocade VDX 6710 highlights include:

  • Supports existing 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data center server connectivity
  • Maximizes performance through 48 wire-speed 1 GbE ports with 600 nanosecond port-to-port latency and hardware-based Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunking
  • Simplifies network architectures and enables cloud computing by delivering Brocade VCS Fabric technology
  • Provides efficiently load-balanced multipathing at Layers 1, 2, and 3, with multiple Layer 3 gateways
  • Simplifies networking infrastructure by eliminating STP and providing multi-homed active-active server connections for Ethernet networks
  • Simplifies virtualization server management by providing Virtual Machine (VM) mobility with dynamic server profile configuration

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Brocade VDX 6710 Feature Overview

VDX 6710-54R
VDX 6710-54F
Brocade VDX 6710-54
Switching bandwidth (data rate, full duplex) 216 Gbps
Port-to-port latency
10 GbE to 10 GbE ports
600 nanoseconds
Port-to-port latency
1 GbE to 1 GbE/10 GbE
1 microsecond
Form factor 1U
Dimensions and Weight Width: 44.0 cm (17.32 in.)
Height: 4.37 cm (1.72 in.)
Depth: 40.97 cm (16.13 in.)
Weight: 8.57 kg (18.90 lb)
1 GbE RJ45 ports 48
1/10 GbE SFP+ ports 6
Power supplies Two hot-swappable, load-sharing
Cooling fans N+1 redundant, integrated into power supplies
System architecture
Scalability Information Please refer to the latest version of the release notes for the most up-to-date scalability numbers.
Connector options 1 GbE RJ45
1000Base-SX and 1000Base-LX
10 GbE SR and 10 GbE LR
10 Gbps SFP+ options: 1/3/5 m direct-attached copper (Twinax)
Out-of-band Ethernet management: RJ-45 (fixed)
Console management: RJ-45 to RS-232 (fixed)
Firmware and diagnostic: USB
Maximum VLANs 4,096
Maximum MAC addresses 32,000
Maximum port profiles(AMPP) 256
Maximum Layer 2 multicast groups 2,000
Maximum Spanning Tree instances 32
Maximum per-port priority pause level 8
Maximum LAG groups in a VCS fabric 512
Maximum members in a standard LAG 16
Maximum MAC addresses in a VCS fabric 30,000
Maximum switches in a VCS fabric 24
Maximum ECMP paths in a VCS fabric 8
Maximum trunk members for VCS fabric ports 8
Maximum switches across which a vLAG can span 4
Maximum members in a vLAG 32
Maximum jumbo frame size 9,208 bytes
Queues per port 8
DCB Priority Flow Control (PFC) classes 8
Operating system Brocade Network OS
Layer 2 switching features
  • MAC Learning and Aging
  • Static MAC Configuration
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) IEEE 802.3ad/802.1AX
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  • VLAN Encapsulation IEEE 802.1Q
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) IEEE 802.1w
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) IEEE 802.1s
  • STP IEEE 802.1D
  • Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+/PVRST+)
  • STP PortFast and PortFast BDPU Guard
  • STP Root Guard
  • Layer 2 Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • IGMP v1/v2 Snooping
  • Pause Frames IEEE 802.3x
Layer 3 switching features
  • OSPF
  • VRRP and VRRP-E support
  • Static routes
Brocade VCS Fabric technology features
  • Automatic Fabric Formation
  • Distributed Fabric Services
  • Transparent LAN Services
  • Virtual Link Aggregation Group (vLAG) spanning multiple physical switches
  • Switch Beaconing
  • Distributed Configuration Management
  • Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL)
  • Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP)
  • Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)
  • VM-aware network automation
DCB features
  • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) IEEE 802.1Qbb
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) IEEE 802.1Qaz
  • Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX)
  • DCBX Application Type-Length-Value (TLV) f
Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Eight priority levels for QoS
  • Class of Service (CoS) IEEE 802.1p
  • DSCP Trust
  • DSCP to Traffic Class Mutation
  • Random Early Discard
  • Per-port QoS configuration
  • Scheduling: Strict Priority (SP), Shaped Deficit Weighted Round-Robin (SDWRR)
    • DSCP to CoS Mutation
    • DSCP to DSCP Mutation
Switch health monitoring
  • Fabric Watch monitoring and notification
Management and control
  • IPv4/IPv6 management
  • Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Remote lights out management (future update)
  • In-band management (standalone mode)
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) IEEE 802.1AB
  • MIB II RFC 1213 MIB
  • Switch Beaconing
  • Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
  • Telnet
  • SNMP v1, v2C, v3
  • sFlow RFC 3176
  • Out-of-band management
  • RMON-1, RMON-2
  • NTP
  • Management Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Port-based Network Access Control IEEE 802.1X
  • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
  • BPDU Drop
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Secure Control Protocol
Enclosure Front-to-rear, rear-to-front airflow; 1U, 19-inch EIA-compliant; power from non-port side
Temperature Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating and storage: -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Humidity Operating: 10% to 85% non-condensing
Non-operating and storage: 10% to 90% non-condensi
Altitude Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
Non-operating and storage: Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)
Shock Operating: 20 g, 6 ms half-sine
Non-operating and storage: Half-sine, 33 g 11 ms, 3/e
Vibration Operating: 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Non-operating and storage: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Airflow Maximum: 60 CCFM
Nominal: 44 CFM
Heat dissipation 443.5 BTU/hr
Power supplies Two internal, redundant, field-replaceable, load-sharing AC power supplies
Power inlet C13
Input voltage 100 V to 240 V ~5 A to 2.5 A
Input line frequency 47 to 63 Hz
Inrush current 50 amps max
Maximum current 3.5 amps max (54-port switch)
Maximum power consumption 130 W
Safety Compliance
  • Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • GB4943-2001 and GB9254-1998
  • CNS 14336(94)
  • FCC Class A
  • ICES A
  • VCCI-A
  • CE
  • C
  • BSMI
  • GOST
  • KC Class A
  • CCC
  • ANSI C63.4
  • ICES-003 Class A
  • CISPR22 and JEIDA (Harmonics)
  • EN55022 Class A and EN55024
  • CISPR22
  • CNS 13438(95)
  • 51318.22-99 and 51318.24-99
  • KN22 and KN24
  • GB17625.1-2003
Standards Compliance

Environmental Regulatory Compliance
RoHS-6 (with lead exemption) Directive 2002/95/EC

Brocade VDX 6710 products conform to the following Ethernet standards:

  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10G Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service Prioritization and Tagging
  • IEEE 802.1v VLAN Classification by Protocol and Port
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control (Pause Frames)


All Spectra provided Brocade Switches are put through a rigorous refurbishment, reconditioning and testing process.
We guarantee our products to be:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered numbered by Brocade
  • Configured to exact user specifications
  • Fully refurbished to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • All hard drives are 72 hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

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