To keep pace with growing business demands, data centers are transitioning to highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. This approach enables organizations to consolidate and simplify their IT resources, resulting in increased business agility and lower capital and operating expenses. But virtualization is not without its challenges. Data centers must keep up with the explosive data growth and dynamic changes driven by virtualized workloads. Selecting the right network is key to realizing the full benefits of these cloud-based architectures.
The Brocade® 6510 Switch meets the demands of hyper-scale, private cloud storage environments by delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology and capabilities that support highly virtualized environments. Designed to enable maximum flexibility and reliability, the Brocade 6510 is a highperformance, enterprise-class switch configurable in 24, 36, or 48 ports. It supports 2, 4, 8, 10, or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U package. A simplified deployment process and a point-and-click user interface make the Brocade 6510 both powerful and easy to use. The Brocade 6510 offers low-cost access to industry-leading Storage Area Network (SAN) technology while providing “pay-as-you-grow” scalability to meet the needs of an evolving storage environment.
Provides exceptional price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality in a 48-port switch
Enables fast, easy, and cost-effective scaling from 24 to 48 ports
Leverages Brocade Fabric Vision technology’s powerful monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools to simplify administration, increase uptime, and reduce costs
Helps pinpoint problems faster and simplify SAN configuration and management with Brocade Network Advisor
Simplifies deployment with the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard and supports high-performance fabrics by using Brocade ClearLink D_Ports to identify optic and cable issues
Maximizes availability with redundant, hot-pluggable components and nondisruptive software upgrades
Fibre Channel ports:
Switch mode (default): 24-, 36-, and 48- port configurations (12-port increments through Ports on Demand [PoD] licenses); E, F, M, D, EX ports
Brocade Access Gateway default port mapping: 40 F_Ports, 8 N_Ports
Full fabric architecture with a maximum of 239 switches
6,000 active nodes; 56 switches, 19 hops in Brocade Fabric OS® fabrics; larger fabrics certified as required
Fibre Channel: 2.125 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 10.53 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 14.025 Gbps line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps port speeds; 10 Gbps optionally programmable to fixed port speed
Frame-based Trunking with up to eight 16 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 128 Gbps per ISL trunk. Exchange-based load balancing across ISLs with DPS included in Brocade Fabric OS.
768 Gbps end-to-end full duplex
Maximum fabric latency:
Latency for locally switched ports is 700 ns; encryption/compression is 5.5 µsec per node; Forward Error Correction (FEC) adds 400 ns between E_Ports (enabled by default).
Maximum frame size:
8,192 dynamically allocated
Classes of service:
Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
D_Port (ClearLink Diagnostic Port), E_Port, EX_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port); optional port type control
Brocade Access Gateway mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port