Brocade VDX8770 4 Slot Chassis

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Brocade XBR-VDX8770-4

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Manufacturer: Brocade
Part #: Brocade XBR-VDX8770-4
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Brocade VDX8770 4 Slot Chassis

The Brocade XBR-VDX8770-4 Chassis is a highly scalable, low-latency, 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) modular switch. Designed to easily scale out Brocade VCS fabrics, the Brocade VDX 8770 Switch brings new levels of performance to VCS fabric deployments. The Brocade VDX 8770 is designed with advanced capabilities, including 100 GbE and hardware-enhanced SDN support, to support data center networking a decade or more into the future.

Designed to scale out Brocade VCS fabrics, the 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)-ready Brocade VDX 8770 Switch supports complex, highly dynamic environments with dense virtualization and extensive automation requirements. The Brocade VDX 8770 is a highly scalable, low-latency 1/10/40 GbE modular switch, available in both 8U four-slot and 15U eight-slot versions.

The Brocade VDX 8770 supports the most demanding data center networking needs. Highlights include:

  • Simplifies network architectures and enables elastic cloud networking with Brocade VCS Fabric technology
  • Delivers 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) wire-speed switching with auto-trunking Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) for non-disruptive scaling and increased bandwidth utilization
  • Enables easy scale-out of Brocade VCS fabrics with massive Layer 2 domains and direct connections for more than 8000 server ports per fabric
  • Provides load-balanced multipathing at Layers 1, 2, and 3, with multiple Layer 3 gateways
  • Simplifies Virtual Machine (VM) mobility and management with automated, dynamic port profile configuration and migration
  • Provides scale-out performance and investment protection via a 100 GbE-ready, 4 Tbps line-rate backplane design while delivering exceptional application response times with 4-microsecond latency
  • Provides hardware-enabled support for Software-Defined Networking (SDN)implementations across data, control, and management planes

Brocade VCS fabrics provide considerable elasticity, compared to both traditional Ethernet networks and competitive Ethernet fabric solutions. With Brocade, organizations can start with small VCS fabrics and scale out the fabric as their needs dictate.

The Brocade VDX 8770 can be used to build a wide range of VCS fabrics, including:

  • Smaller-scale VCS fabrics: Can collapse access and aggregation tiers using the Brocade VDX 8770 as a port-dense middle-of-row/end-of-row access switch
  • Medium-scale VCS fabric configurations: Can utilize the Brocade VDX 8770 as a spine switch in combination with Brocade VDX 6710, 6720, and 6730 leaf switches
  • Large and very large VCS fabrics: Can use the Brocade VDX 8770 homogeneously as both leaf and spine switches


The Brocade VDX 8770 is a high-performance Ethernet fabric switch that meets the most demanding data center networking needs. Key platform features include:

  • Support for more than 8000 ports in a single VCS fabric, with efficient multipathing at Layers 1-3, enabling the switch to serve extremely large-scale deployments with the best-possible network utilization
  • Support for 1, 10, and 40 GbE to satisfy current needs, with 100 GbE readiness to support future bandwidth requirements and technology
  • 4 Tbps per slot line-rate design for substantial capacity and headroom
  • 4-microsecond latency to assure rapid response for latency-sensitive applications
  • Support for up to 384,000 MAC addresses per fabric for extensive virtualization scalability
  • Hardware-enabled to flexibly support emerging Software-Defined Networking (SDN) protocols such as OpenFlow, VXLAN/NVGRE, and others. RESTful APIs provide openness to emerging management frameworks such as OpenStack.

The Brocade VDX 8770 connects to FCoE, iSCSI, and NAS storage. The FCoE feature can be turned on with an add-on software license.

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Scalability Information
Connector options 1 GbE copper SFP options
10 Gbps SFP+ options: 1/3/5 m direct-attached copper (Twinax)
10 GbE SR and 10 GbE LR
Maximum VLANs 4096
Maximum MAC addresses 384,000
Maximum IPv4 routes 352,000
Maximum IPv6 routes 88,000
Maximum ACLs 57,000
Maximum port profiles (AMPP) 256
Maximum ARP entries 128,000
Maximum members in a standard LAG 128
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 9208 bytes
DCB Priority Flow Control (PFC) classes 8
Brocade VDX 8770 Modules and Line Cards
Management Module (half-slot)
  • Multicore processor
  • 8 GB SDRAM, USB port
  • Console, management port, auxiliary service port (all RJ-45)
Gigabit Ethernet access (fiber/copper) line card
  • 48-port SFP/SFP-copper
10 GbE access or aggregation line card
  • 48-port SFP+ (10 GbE/1 GbE)
40 GbE aggregation line card
  • 12-port QSFP module
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
  • Layer 2 Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) RFC 826
  • IGMP v1/v2 Snooping
  • Pause Frames 802.3x
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) 802.1s2
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) 802.1D2
  • Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+/PVRST+)2
Brocade VCS Fabric technology features
  • Automatic Fabric Formation
  • Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)
  • VM-aware network automation
  • 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)
  • VRRP-E
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) with FIP Snooping Bridge connectivity support
  • 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
Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Eight priority levels for QoS
  • Class of Service (CoS) 802.1p
  • Per-port QoS configuration
  • Scheduling: Strict Priority (SP), Shaped Deficit Weighted Round-Robin (SDWRR)
Switch health monitoring
  • Fabric Watch monitoring and notification
Management and control
  • IPv4/IPv6 management
  • Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • 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
  • 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)
Enclosure 19-inch EIA-compliant; power from 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)
  • Brocade VDX 8770-4
    Maximum: 675 CFM
    Nominal: 200 CFM
  • Brocade VDX 8770-8
    Maximum: 1250 CFM
    Nominal: 375 CFM
Max Power Utilization Brocade VDX 8770-4: 2872 W
Brocade VDX 8770-8: 5644 W
Power inlet C19
Input voltage 200-240 VAC (Operating voltage range: 180-264 VAC)
Input line frequency 50/60 Hz
Maximum current AC: 16.0 A max per power supply;
DC: 70.0 A max per power supply
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
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
  • GB9254
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • RoHS-6 (with lead exemption) Directive 2002/95/EC
Standards Compliance

The Brocade VDX 8770 products conform to the following Ethernet standards:

  • 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)
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Protocol

The following draft versions of the Data Center Bridging (DCB) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standards are also supported on the Brocade VDX 8770:

  • 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)


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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