|Fibre Channel ports
||12 ports, universal (E, F, M, EX, and FL)
||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
||Full fabric architecture with 239 switches 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.
||1 Gbps line speed; 10 Gbps line speed
||Up to two Brocade FX8-24 blades per Brocade DCX Backbone family chassis
||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)
||700 ns with no contention, cut-through routing at 8 Gbps
|Maximum frame size
|Maximum MTU size
||1500-byte Ethernet packets with FCIP
|Classes of service
||Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
- 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
||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
||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.
||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
||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
||POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including FCping, Pathinfo (FCtraceroute), etc.
||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
||4.3 kg (9.4 lbs) without SFP/SFP+
||Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating: -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
||Operating: 10% to 85% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
||Operating: Up to 3000 m (9842 ft)
Storage: Up to 12 km (39,370 ft)
||Operating: 20 g, 6 ms, half-sine
Non-operating: 33 g, 11 ms, half-sine, 3/eg Axis
||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
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