Brocade VDX6720-40 FC SAN Switch

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Brocade BR-VDX6720-40

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Manufacturer: Brocade
Part #: Brocade BR-VDX6720-40
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Brocade VDX6720-40 FC SAN Switch

Buy or sell used Brocade Switches . Fill out our buy or sell form on the right of quickest response time. Since 1981 Spectra is your global source for purchasing used, refurbished and decommissioned Extreme Networks Stackable Switches, chassis and drives.

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The Brocade VDX6720-40 SAN Switch is a high-performance, ultra-low latency wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed configuration switch. The Brocade VDX 6720 with Brocade VCS Fabric technology is an ideal platform for a variety of Top-of-Rack (ToR) fabric deployments.

Revolutionizing the Way Data Center Networks Are Built
The Brocade VDX 6720 Switch is a high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed configuration switch with LAN ports that supports the most demanding business applications. It is specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability, and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers.

The Brocade VDX 6720 is available in two models—the 2U Brocade VDX 6720-60 with 60 10 GbE LAN ports, and the 1U Brocade VDX 6720-24 with 24 10 GbE LAN ports. Both models provide Ethernet storage connectivity for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and NAS.

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 highlights include:

  • Offers high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data center LAN ports in a fixed configuration switch
  • Provides industry-leading performance and ultra-low latency through wire-speed ports with 600 nanosecond port-to-port latency and automated hardware-based Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunking
  • Provides efficiently load-balanced multipathing at Layers 1, 2, and 3, with multiple Layer 3 gateways
  • Provides Ethernet storage connectivity for FCoE, iSCSI, and NAS  
  • Simplifies virtualization server management by providing Virtual Machine (VM) mobility with dynamic server profile configuration

The Brocade VDX 6720 with VCS Fabric technology provides the following unique features for building access-layer fabrics optimized for the needs of modern workloads:

Elastic, Self-Healing Fabrics
Brocade VCS fabrics are self-forming and self-healing, providing a highly resilient, operationally scalable foundation for very large or dynamic cloud deployments. Multi-node fabrics can be managed as a single logical element, and fabrics can be deployed and easily re-deployed in a variety of configurations optimized to the needs of particular workloads.

Efficient multipathing across Layers 1-3
Brocade VCS Fabric technology delivers efficiently load-balanced multipathing at Layers 1-3, with multiple Layer 3 gateways. The result is very elastic Layer 2 and Layer 3 domains with more effective link utilization and, ultimately, a more flexible, agile network that helps organizations rapidly adapt to changing business conditions.

Lowest Power Consumption
The Brocade VDX 6720 features superior size and the industry’s lowest power consumption—imperative in today’s data centers.

Scale-Out Solution for Virtualized Data Centers
VCS fabrics enable dynamic, large-scale server virtualization deployments in private and public clouds with proven zero-touch VM discovery, network configuration, and VM mobility.

Local Switching
The Brocade VDX 6720 delivers high performance for intra-rack traffic in virtualized environments, providing ultra-low latency of 600 nanoseconds for the same ASIC on the switch. This helps organizations design a network with no oversubscription for deterministic network performance and improved application response times, making the Brocade VDX 6720 ideal for performance-demanding environments.

Server Virtualization Automation Support
Brocade VCS Fabric technology offers unique features to support virtualized server environments. Brocade VM-aware network automation provides secure connectivity and full visibility to virtualized server resources with dynamic learning and activation of port profiles. By communicating directly with VMware vCenter, it eliminates manual configuration of port profiles and supports VM mobility across VCS fabrics within a data center.

During a VM migration, network switch ports must be dynamically configured to ensure that the VM traffic experiences consistent policies and configurations. The Brocade Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP) feature enables a seamless migration. Port profiles and MAC address mapping are created on any switch in the fabric. This mapping provides the logical flow for traffic from the source port to the destination port. As a VM migrates, the destination port in the fabric learns of the MAC move and automatically activates the port profile configuration.

In addition to providing protection against VM MAC spoofing, AMPP and VM-aware network automation enable organizations to fully align virtual server and network infrastructure resources, and realize the full benefits of server virtualization.

Brocade Fabric Watch is an innovative switch health monitoring feature available on the Brocade VDX 6720. Fabric Watch monitors the health of certain switch components and, based on the threshold set, declares each component as marginal or down.

The Brocade VDX 6720 connects to FCoE, iSCSI, and NAS storage. The FCoE feature can be turned on with an add-on software license.

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Brocade VDX 6720 Feature Overview

VDX 6720-40R
VDX 6720-40F
  Brocade VDX 6720-24 Brocade VDX 6720-60
Switching bandwidth (data rate, full duplex) 480 Gbps 1,200 Gbps
Port-to-port latency 600 nanoseconds within 10-port group 600 nanoseconds within 10-port group
Form factor 1U 2U
Dimensions and Weight Width: 42.88 cm (16.88 in.)
Height: 4.32 cm (1.70 in.)
Depth: 38.10 cm (15.00 in.)
Weight: 7.30 kg (16.10 lb)
Width: 42.88 cm (16.88 in.)
Height: 8.89 cm (3.50 in.)
Depth: 43.18 cm (17.00 in.)
Weight: 15.88 kg (35.00 lb)
1/10 GbE SFP+ ports 24 60
Ports on Demand (PoD) increments 16, 24 40, 50, 60
Power supplies Two hot-swappable, load-sharing Two hot-swappable, load-sharing
Cooling fans N+1 redundant, integrated into power supplies N+1 redundant, three hot-swappable fan units
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 copper SFP options
1000Base-SX and 1000Base-LX
10 Gbps SFP+ options: 1/3/5 m direct-attached copper (Twinax)
10 GbE SR and 10 GbE LR
Out-of-band Ethernet management: RJ-45 (fixed)
Remote lights-out management: 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet
Console management: RJ45 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) 802.3ad/802.1AX
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  • VLAN Encapsulation 802.1Q
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) 802.1w
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) 802.1s
  • Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+/PVRST+)
  • STP PortFast and PortFast BDPU Guard
  • STP Root Guard
  • Layer 2 Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) RFC 826
  • IGMP v1/v2 Snooping
  • Pause Frames 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) 802.1Qbb
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) 802.1Qaz
  • Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX)
  • DCBX Application Type-Length-Value (TLV) for FCoE and iSCSI
FCoE features
  • Multihop Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE); requires Brocade VCS Fabric technology
  • FC-BB5 compliant Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF)
  • Native FCoE forwarding
  • End-to-end FCoE (initiator to target)
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) v1 support for FCoE devices login and initialization
  • Name Server-based zoning
  • FIPS Snooping Bridge (FSB)
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) 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 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-condensing
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/eg Axis
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
Brocade VDX 6720-24
  • Brocade VDX 6720-24
    Maximum: 53 CFM
    Nominal: 35 CFM
  • Brocade VDX 6720-60
    Maximum: 115 CFM
    Nominal: 76 CFM
Heat dissipation 450 BTU/hr (24-port switch); 1126 BTU/hr (60-port switch)
Power supplies Two internal, redundant, field-replaceable, load-sharing AC power supplies
Power inlet C13
Input voltage 85 to 256 VAC nominal
Input line frequency 47 to 63 Hz
Inrush current 50 amps max
Maximum current 3.5 amps max (24-port switch); 7 amps max (60-port switch)
Maximum power consumption 132 watts (24-port switch); 330 watts (60-port switch)
Safety Compliance
  • UL 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-Class 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
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • RoHS-6 (with lead exemption) Directive 2002/95/EC
Standards Compliance

The Brocade VDX 6720 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)

The following draft versions of the Data Center Bridging (DCB) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standards are also supported on the Brocade VDX 6720:

  • IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority-based Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection
  • IEEE 802.1 DCB Capability Exchange Protocol (Proposed under the DCB Task Group of IEEE 802.1 Working Group)
  • FC-BB-5 FCoE (Rev 2.0)


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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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