The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch provides a flexible, easy-to-deploy solution to address the challenges service providers face today. Optimized for pure-play Ethernet access within metro areas, the Brocade 6910 supports applications for mobile backhaul, business services, and residential triple-play offerings. In addition, it offers a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and small form-factor solution that extends wire-speed Ethernet services to the network edge without compromising performance.
Carrier Ethernet Access Switch
Service providers today are focused on transforming their networks and business models to operate more efficiently and profitably. To meet these challenges, service providers need to extend their reach and offer differentiated services while reducing both cost and complexity.
The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch helps service providers reduce operational costs by providing greater flexibility and efficiency. In addition to supporting multiple fiber or copper configurations on a single switch, it allows the same ports to be configured to connect directly to the customer or as a network interface on the service side. This ideally positions the Brocade 6910 at the edge of a broadband access network for Ethernet service demarcation, extension, and aggregation—enabling service providers to economically deliver high-value Ethernet services.
Purpose-built as an Ethernet access switch, the Brocade 6910 helps eliminate the overhead cost of other technologies while efficiently delivering Layer 2 services to the edge and providing triple-play services and business Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions.
The Brocade 6910 provides a standards-based solution, enabling seamless deployment and interoperability within the network. It supports the full suite of Layer 2 features—including Ethernet Ring Protection, Spanning Tree Protocols, Provider Bridging, and IGMP snooping—as well as Layer 3 static routing for Internet connectivity.
Provides a cost-efficient, compact switch design for space-constrained environments
Enables service providers to economically deliver high-value Ethernet services
Combines the low cost and high capacity of Ethernet switching with the reliability, management, and service quality needed for mission-critical applications
Provides a state-of-the-art hardware design and field-proven operating system to help ensure high reliability and resiliency
Enables managed services through remote Ethernet monitoring and management tools
Reduces facilities costs and cooling requirements by being able to function in extreme temperature conditions
12 10/100/1000 RJ45 or 12 100/1000 fiber SFP
Dual AC (1+1 redundant)
MEF 9 Abstract Test Suite for Ethernet Services at the UNI
MEF 14 Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1
Brocade Network Advisor
Integrated industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
sFlow (RFC 3176)
SNMPv1, v2c, v3
Element security options:
Secure Shell (SSH v2)
Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
IPv4 static routing
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
SNMP over IPv6
HTTP over IPv6
Remote IPv6 ping
Power and grounding:
ETS 300 132-1 Equipment Requirements for AC Powered Equipment Derived from DC Sources
ETS 300 132-2 Equipment Requirements for DC Powered Equipment