Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade Module

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FX8-24 Extension Blade

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Manufacturer: Brocade
Part #: FX8-24 Extension Blade
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade Module

The Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade Module provides a cut-though non-blocking architecture designed for use in Brocade DCX Backbones. It features 24 10 Gbps DCB ports and extends DCB/FCoE capabilities to enable end-of-row DCB/FCoE deployment. In addition, it processes FCoE traffic at wire speed for transport to Fibre Channel and FCoE storage systems. By enabling LAN and SAN access over a single server connection, the Brocade FCOE10-24 simplifies network design, reducing capital and operating expenses.

Additional highlights include:

  • Leverages 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, FCIP, and 10 GbE technology to enable fast, reliable, and cost-effective remote data replication, backup, and migration
  • Maximizes flexibility and scalability with a modular blade platform and simple software licensing to support a broad range of SAN extension requirements
  • Offers best-in-class Fibre Channel and FCIP port density, bandwidth, and throughput with 12 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, 10 1 GbE ports, and up to two optional 10 GbE ports
  • Scales from simple point-to-point up to comprehensive multisite enterprise extension solutions for open systems and mainframe environments
  • Maximizes replication, backup, and migration throughput over distance using advanced Fibre Channel frame compression, disk and tape protocol acceleration, and QoS-aware FCIP networking technology
  • Introduces FCIP Trunking to maximize FCIP tunnel bandwidth and WAN link resiliency
  • Introduces Adaptive Rate Limiting to maximize utilization and sharing of bandwidth

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System Architecture
Fibre Channel ports 12 ports, universal (E, F, M, EX, and FL)
FCIP ports 12 ports (VE, VEX): ten 1 GbE ports and two optional 10 GbE ports
Standard FCIP port configuration Ten 1 GbE ports
Optional FCIP 10 GbE port configurations Ten 1 GbE ports and one 10 GbE port; two 10 GbE ports
Scalability Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum
Certified maximum Single fabric: 56 domains, 7 hops
Multiprotocol routing fabric: 19 hops
Fibre Channel performance 1.063 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 2.125 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gbps line speed, full duplex. Auto-sensing of 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, and 8 Gbps port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed. Speed matching between 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, and 8 Gbps ports.
FCIP performance 1 Gbps line speed; 10 Gbps line speed
System scalability Up to two Brocade FX8-24 blades per Brocade DCX Backbone family chassis
ISL Trunking Up to eight 8 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 64 Gbps per ISL trunk. There is no limit to how many trunk groups can be configured on the blade.
Fibre Channel aggregate bandwidth 96 Gbps: 12 ports at 8 Gbps (data rate)
FCIP aggregate bandwidth (supported port configurations) 10 Gbps: 10 ports at 1 Gbps (data rate); 20 Gbps: 10 ports at 1 Gbps (data rate) and one port at 10 Gbps (data rate); 20 Gbps: two ports at 10 Gbps (data rate)
Fabric latency 700 ns with no contention, cut-through routing at 8 Gbps
Maximum frame size 2112-byte payload
Maximum MTU size 1500-byte Ethernet packets with FCIP
Classes of service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
Port types
  • FL_Port, F_Port, E_Port, Ex_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), and self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port). For FCIP, VE_Port (Virtual E_Port), VEX_Port (Virtual EX_Port).
Data traffic types Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast
Media types Fibre Channel: Brocade hot-pluggable Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+, LC connector; Short-Wave Laser (SWL) and Long-Wave Laser (LWL); distance depends on fiber-optic cable and port speed; supports SFP+ (2, 4, and 8 Gbps) and SFP (1, 2, and 4 Gbps) optical transceivers


1 GbE: Brocade hot-pluggable optical SFP, Short-Wave Laser (SWL) and Long-Wave Laser (LWL); GbE Copper SFP; distance depends on fiber-optic or copper cable and port speed


10 GbE: Brocade hot-pluggable optical 10 GbE SFP+, Short-Reach (SR) and Long-Reach (LR); distance depends on fiber-optic cable and port speed

Fabric services Brocade Advanced Zoning, Dynamic Path Selection (DPS), FDMI, Enhanced Group Management (EGM), Frame Redirection, Registered State Change Notification (RSCN), Reliable Commit Service (RCS), and Simple Name Server (SNS). Optional fabric services include Brocade Adaptive Networking, Brocade Advanced Performance Monitoring, Brocade Fabric Watch, Brocade Integrated Routing, Brocade Server Application Optimization, Brocade Extended Fabrics, and Brocade ISL Trunking.
Licensing options The following optional extension features can be enabled via license keys:


  • 10 GbE License: Enables the two 10 GbE ports and optional 10 GbE port configurations
  • Advanced Extension: Enables FCIP Trunking and Adaptive Rate Limiting
  • Adaptive Networking: Activates Fibre Channel and FCIP QoS functionality
  • FICON Management Server: Control Unit Port (CUP) enables host control of switches in mainframe environments
  • Advanced Accelerator for FICON: Accelerates IBM zGM, mainframe tapes and z/OS connection to Teradata systems  over distance
Supported management software SSH v2, HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP v1/v3, Telnet; SNMP (FE MIB, FC Management MIB); Brocade Web Tools; Brocade Network Advisor; Brocade DCFM Professional, Professional Plus, and Enterprise (optional); SMI-S, RADIUS, and LDAP
Security DH-CHAP (between switches and end devices), HTTPS, IPsec, IP Filtering, LDAP, Port Binding, RADIUS, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Secure Copy (SCP), Secure RPC, SSH v2, SSL, Switch Binding, Trusted Switch
Diagnostics POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including FCping, Pathinfo (FCtraceroute), etc.
Size Width: 3.6 cm (1.4 in)
Height: 42.1 cm (16.6 in)
Depth: 29.9 cm (11.8 in)
Occupies one slot in a Brocade DCX Backbone family chassis
System weight 4.3 kg (9.4 lbs) without SFP/SFP+
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: 10% to 85% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Altitude Operating: Up to 3000 m (9842 ft)
Storage: Up to 12 km (39,370 ft)
Shock Operating: 20 g, 6 ms, half-sine
Non-operating: 33 g, 11 ms, half-sine, 3/eg Axis
Vibration Operating: 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Non-operating: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random 5 to 500 Hz
Maximum power 250 watts


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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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