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BROCADE
FCX SERIES
SWITCHES
ENTERPRISE
LAN SWITCHING
HIGHLIGHTS
•Delivers enterprise-class Layer 2/3
switching in a compact, stackable form
factor, combining chassis-like capabilities
with an economical fixed-port solution
•Simplifies network operations and
protects investments with Brocade
HyperEdge™ technology*, enabling single-point network lifecycle
management and advanced services
sharing across a heterogeneous stack
•Includes IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3
capabilities as a standard feature on all models
•Provides non-stop availability with hitless
stacking failover, hot insertion/removal
of stacked units, and internal redundant
hot-swappable power supplies and fans
Enterprise-Class Stackable
Switches for the Network Edge
The Brocade® FCX Series of switches
provides new levels of performance,
scalability, and flexibility required for
today’s enterprise campus and data center
networks. With advanced capabilities,
these switches deliver performance and
intelligence to the network edge in a
flexible 1U form factor that helps reduce
infrastructure and administrative costs.
eight switches into a single logical switch
with up to 384 ports.
Designed for wire-speed and non-blocking
performance, the Brocade FCX Series
includes 24- and 48-port models, in both
Power over Ethernet (PoE) and non-PoE
versions. Utilizing Brocade IronStack
technology, organizations can stack up to
The Brocade FCX Series can deliver
both power and data across network
connections, providing a single-cable
solution for edge devices such as Voice
over IP (VoIP) phones, video surveillance
•Offers complete visibility into network
activity with hardware-based sFlow traffic monitoring
•Provides peace of mind with the Brocade
Assurance® Limited Lifetime Warranty
The Brocade One™ strategy helps
simplify networking infrastructures
through innovative technologies and
solutions. The Brocade FCX Series
supports this strategy by enabling
non-stop network access to missioncritical applications and the best price/
performance while ensuring scalability
for tomorrow’s needs.
Brocade HyperEdge technology is planned to be available
for purchase in the first half of 2013.
*
The Brocade FCX Series offers a
comprehensive line of switches with specific
models optimized for campus and data
center deployments.
BUILT FOR NEXT-GENERATION
ENTERPRISE NETWORKS
Dual-Aggregated
10 GbE Ports
BROCADE HYPEREDGE
TECHNOLOGY
Brocade HyperEdge technology helps IT
organizations automate network lifecycle
management and share services across
premium and entry-level switches,
enabling them to reduce complexity and
costs while protecting their investments.
HyperEdge technology is planned to be
available for purchase as a software
license for the Brocade FCX Series and
the Brocade ICX product family.
Highlights of HyperEdge technology
include:
•Single-point network lifecycle
management for the entire campus
edge: IT organizations can manage
multiple stacks of switches as a whole,
from a single IP address. They can
automatically push policies, firmware
upgrades, and configuration changes
across the entire campus once,
from a single point of management.
Automating these processes helps
reduce management time and costs
while helping to eliminate human
error in compliance enforcement. It
also enables real-time scaling, since
switches can be added to the campus
without manual configuration.
•Shared services across
heterogeneous stacks: Intelligent
stacking allows mixing and matching
of different classes of switches
within a single stack, propagating
the advanced features and services
of premium switches to all of the
switches in the stack. This helps save
significant IT budget dollars by allowing
IT organizations to purchase only what
they need today and add intelligent
services as the business evolves. It
also assures unmatched investment
protection since Brocade switch stacks
last longer, and premium switches can
be added to upgrade stack features
across all stack ports.
Aggregation
Layer
64 Gbps
Stacking
Performance
Brocade FCX
Series Switches
Stacked in a
Logical Switch
Figure 1. Brocade FCX Series switches can be stacked into a single logical switch and then redundantly
connected to the aggregation layer using aggregated 10 GbE ports.
cameras, and wireless Access Points (APs). The switches are compatible with industrystandard VoIP equipment as well as legacy
IP phones.
These switches support the emerging PoE
Plus (PoE+) standard (802.3at) to provide
up to 30 watts of power to each device.
This high-powered solution simplifies wiring
for next-generation solutions such as video
conferencing phones, pan/tilt surveillance
cameras, and 802.11n wireless APs. The
PoE capability reduces the number of power
receptacles and power adapters while
increasing reliability and wiring flexibility.
The 24-port Brocade FCX PoE model can
supply full Class 3 (15.4 watts) or full PoE+
(30 watts) power to every port, and the 48-port model can supply full Class 3 power
to every port or full PoE+ power to 26 ports.
The switches can power a combination of
PoE and PoE+ devices while staying within
the switches’ 820-watt power budget.
Plug-and-Play Operations
for Powered Devices
The Brocade FCX Series supports the
IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery
Protocol (LLDP) and ANSI TIA 1057
Link Layer Discovery Protocol-Media
Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED) standards
that enable organizations to deploy
interoperable multivendor solutions for
Unified Communications (UC).
Configuring IP endpoints such as VoIP
phones can be a complex task requiring
manual and time-consuming configuration.
LLDP and LLDP-MED address this
challenge, providing a standard, open
method for configuring, discovering, and
managing network infrastructure. The LLDP
protocols help reduce operational costs
by simplifying and automating network
operations. For example, LLDP-MED
provides an open protocol for configuring
Quality of Service (QoS), security policies,
Virtual LAN (VLAN) assignments, PoE power
levels, and service priorities.
INCREASED FLEXIBILITY
AND SCALABILITY
The Brocade FCX Series provides a
wide range of flexibility and scalability
advantages for dynamic and growing
enterprise networks.
Simplified, High-Performance,
High-Availability Stacking
Leveraging Brocade IronStack technology,
up to eight Brocade FCX Series switches
can be stacked into a single logical switch,
providing simple and robust expandability
for future growth at the network edge.
This stacked switch has only a single IP
address to simplify management. When
new members are added to the stack, they
automatically inherit the stack’s existing
configuration file, enabling true plug-andplay network expansion.
Brocade stacking technology delivers high
availability, performing real-time state
synchronization across the stack and
enabling instantaneous hitless failover to
a standby controller if the master stack
controller fails. In addition, organizations
can use hot-insertion/removal of stack
members to avoid interrupting service.
Brocade FCX-S switch models offer two
dedicated full-duplex 16 Gbps stacking
ports that provide 64 Gbps of stacking
bandwidth, essentially eliminating the need
to work around inter-switch bottlenecks
(see Figure 1). These dedicated stacking
ports free up the 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
ports for high-speed connectivity to the
aggregation or core layers—providing
maximum flexibility in a compact access
Figure 2.
Brocade FCX 624 and Brocade FCX 648 switch models feature reversible front-to-back airflow,
internal redundant hot-swappable power supplies, and a swappable fan assembly.
switch. Additionally, all Brocade FCX Series
switches can be stacked through their
optional 10 GbE ports.
short-range and long-range optics, along
with copper Twinax cables, supports flexible
and cost-effective network architectures.
The 10 GbE ports can also be trunked from
different members of the stack to optimize
performance and availability. For added
flexibility, IronStack also supports the use
of 10 GbE ports with fiber-optic cabling for
stacking across racks, floors, and buildings.
Industry-leading 4-port 10 GbE density in a
1U switch provides up to 40 Gbps of uplink
bandwidth to the aggregation or core layers
of the network. Even with the high-density
48-port model, this bandwidth enables a
near 1:1 subscription ratio throughout the
network. As a result, organizations can
deploy highly utilized networks to avoid
congestion during peak hours.
Optional 10 GbE Module
Brocade FCX-S switch models accept
an optional 10 GbE module containing
two XFP ports, enabling high-bandwidth
connectivity to the aggregation or core
layers, or extended switch stacking across
long distances. Up to eight 10 GbE links can
be aggregated in a stack, providing 80 Gbps
of bandwidth between the wiring closet and
the aggregation layer.
Brocade FCX Series Models with Four
Optional 10 GbE Uplinks
Brocade FCX 624 and Brocade FCX 648
switch models accept an optional 10 GbE
module containing four Small Form-Factor
Pluggable (SFP+) ports, enabling highbandwidth connectivity to the aggregation
or core layers, or creating a switch stack
horizontally across a row of servers. Utilizing
the SFP+ port form factor enables higher
density, more flexible cabling options, and
better energy efficiency. The ability to use
Flexible Cooling Options
The Brocade FCX 624 and Brocade FCX
648 are the first Brocade Ethernet switches
with reversible front-to-back airflow options.
This design improves mounting flexibility in
server racks, while adhering to the cooling
guidelines of the data center. Organizations
can specify airflow direction at the time of
order and can reverse the direction after
deployment by swapping the power supplies
and the fan assembly.
REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION
In today’s rapidly growing business
environments, organizations need to
minimize power consumption throughout
the entire IT infrastructure. The Brocade FCX
Series is designed to intelligently manage
power usage, extending “green” initiatives
to the wiring closet.
Power to connected devices is automatically
negotiated using the LLDP-MED protocol,
providing the powered devices with exactly
the amount of power they need. If devices
go into sleep mode, they can request less
power from the network, minimizing power
usage in the campus environment. At as low
as 1.22 watts/Gbps for non-PoE models and
1.41 watts/Gbps for PoE models, Brocade
FCX Series switches consume minimal
power for the performance and functionality
they provide.
HIGH RELIABILITY IN A
COMPACT FORM FACTOR
In addition to stack-level high-availability
capabilities such as hitless failover and
hot insertion and removal of stacked units,
Brocade FCX Series switches include
system-level high-availability features such
as optional dual hot-swappable, loadsharing, redundant power supplies (see
Figures 2 and 3). The modular design also
has a removable fan assembly. These
features provide another level of availability
for the campus wiring closet and the data
center in a compact form factor.
Additional design features include intake
and exhaust temperature sensors and fan
spin detection to aid in fast identification of
abnormal or failed operating conditions to
help minimize mean time to repair.
COMPREHENSIVE ENTERPRISECLASS SECURITY
Figure 3.
Brocade FCX-S switch models feature internal redundant hot-swappable power supplies and a swappable fan assembly, in addition to dedicated stacking ports and a rear-facing out-of-band management port.
The Brocade FCX Series utilizes the Brocade IronWare operating system,
providing a rich security suite for Layer
2 and Layer 3 services, Network Access
Control (NAC), and Denial of Service (DoS)
protection. IronWare security features
include protection against TCP SYN and
ICMP DoS attacks; Spanning Tree Root
Guard and BPDU Guard to protect network
spanning tree operations; and broadcast
and multicast packet rate limiting.
Additional security features include dynamic
ARP inspection, DHCP snooping, and IP
source guard to protect against address
spoofing and man-in-the middle attacks.
Network Access Control (NAC)
Organizations can rely on key features
such as multi-device port authentication
and 802.1X authentication with dynamic
policy assignment to control network access
and perform targeted authorization on a
per-user level. In addition, the Brocade FCX
Series supports enhanced Media Access
Control (MAC) policies with the ability to
deny traffic to and from MAC addresses on
a per-VLAN basis. This powerful tool helps
organizations control access policies per
endpoint device.
Standards-based NAC also facilitates
best-in-class solutions for authenticating
network users and validating the security
posture of connecting devices. Support for
policy-controlled MAC-based VLANs provides
additional control of network access,
enabling policy-controlled assignment of
devices to Layer 2 VLANs.
Traffic Monitoring and
Lawful Intercept
Organizations might need to set up lawful
traffic intercept due to today’s heightened
security environment. For example, in
the United States, the Communications
Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)
requires organizations to be able to intercept and replicate data traffic
directed to a particular user, subnet, port,
and so on. This capability is particularly
essential in networks implementing VoIP
phones. Brocade FCX Series switches
provide the capability to meet this
requirement through Access Control List
(ACL)-based mirroring, MAC filter-based
mirroring, and VLAN-based mirroring.
Fiber to the Desktop for SecuritySensitive Applications
The Brocade FCX 624S-F provides 24
SFP 100/1000 Mbps fiber-optic ports for
government and military network initiatives
or for applications requiring additional
security and resiliency. For these types of network environments, fiber-optic cable is the ultimate transmission medium,
because it does not emit electromagnetic
signals that can be intercepted. And, unlike
copper wires, optical fiber cannot be tapped
without detection. Fiber-optic network
links are also immune to Radio Frequency
Interference (RFI) and Electro-Magnetic
Interference (EMI).
Threat Detection and Mitigation
The Brocade FCX Series utilizes embedded
hardware-based sFlow traffic sampling to
extend Brocade IronShield 360 security to
the network edge. This unique and powerful
closed-loop threat mitigation solution uses
best-in-class intrusion detection systems to
inspect traffic samples for possible network
attacks. In response to a detected attack,
Brocade Network Advisor can automatically
apply a security policy to the compromised
port, stopping network attacks in real time
without administrator intervention.
Advanced Multicast Features
The Brocade FCX Series supports a rich
set of Layer 2 multicast snooping features
that enable advanced multicast services
delivery. Internet Group Management
Protocol (IGMP) snooping for IGMP version
1, 2, and 3 is supported. Support for
IGMPv3 source-based multicast snooping
improves bandwidth utilization and security
for multicast services. To enable multicast
services delivery in IPv6 networks, the
Brocade FCX Series supports Multicast
Listener Discovery (MLD) version 1 and 2
snooping—the multicast protocols used in
IPv6 environments.
NETWORK RESILIENCY THROUGH
FAULT DETECTION
Software features such as Virtual Switch
Redundancy Protocol (VSRP), Brocade
Metro-Ring Protocol (MRP) v1 and v2, Rapid
Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), protected
link groups, 802.3ad Link Aggregation,
and trunk groups provide alternate paths
for traffic in the event of a link failure.
Sub-second fault detection utilizing Link
Fault Signaling (LFS) and Remote Fault
Notification (RFN) helps ensure fast fault
detection and recovery.
Enhanced spanning tree features such
as Root Guard and BPDU Guard prevent
rogue hijacking of a spanning tree root
and maintain a contention- and loop-free
environment, especially during dynamic
network deployments. In addition, the
Brocade FCX Series supports port-loop
detection on edge ports that do not have
spanning tree enabled. This capability
protects the network from broadcast storms
and other anomalies that can result from
Layer 1 or Layer 2 loopbacks on Ethernet
cables or endpoints.
Protected link groups minimize disruption
to the network by protecting critical links
from loss of data and power. In a protected
link group, one port in the group acts as
the primary or active link, and the other
ports act as secondary or standby links. The
active link carries the traffic and, if it goes
down, one of the standby links takes over.
UniDirectional Link Detection (UDLD)
monitors a link between two Brocade FCX
Series switches and brings down the ports
on both ends of the link if the link fails at
any point between the two devices.
The Brocade FCX Series also supports
stability features such as port flap
dampening, single-link Link Aggregation
Control Protocol (LACP), and port loop detection.
ADVANCED CAPABILITIES
To meet a wide range of requirements, the
Brocade FCX Series provides full Layer 3
capabilities, along with metro features for
connecting buildings and campuses.
Full Layer 3 Capabilities
All Brocade FCX switches come standard
with powerful Layer 3 IPv4 and IPv6
switching capabilities. Organizations can use Layer 3 features such as OSPF and RIP routing, policy-based routing, VRRP,
and Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM)
to reduce complexity and enhance the
reliability of large enterprise networks by bringing Layer 3 capabilities to the
network edge.
Advanced (-ADV) models include BGP
routing capabilities, enabling remote offices to connect Brocade FCX Series
switches to service provider networks. BGP routing can also be added to any
Brocade FCX Series switch model through
software key-based activation.
Metro Features Connecting
Buildings and Campuses
Because Brocade FCX Series switches
include Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)
features, organizations can use them to
connect a distributed enterprise. In this
type of environment, Brocade FCX Series
switches provide rich services using MRP
(v1 and v2) for building resilient ringbased topologies, VLAN stacking (Q-in-Q),
and advanced multicast capabilities—
including IGMP v1/v2/v3 and Multicast
Listener Discovery (MLD) v1/v2 snooping
for controlling multicast traffic for highbandwidth content delivery.
SIMPLIFIED, SECURE MANAGEMENT
BASED ON OPEN STANDARDS
The Brocade FCX Series provides
simplified, standards-based management
capabilities that help organizations reduce
administrative time and effort while
securing their networks.
Simplified Deployment with
Auto-Configuration
The Brocade FCX Series supports autoconfiguration, simplifying deployment
with a truly plug-and-play experience.
Organizations can use this feature
to automate IP address and feature
configuration of the switches without
requiring a highly trained network engineer
onsite. When the switches power up, they
automatically receive an IP address and
configuration from DHCP and Trivial File
Transport Protocol (TFTP) servers. At this
time, the switches can also automatically
receive a software update to be at the same
code revision as already installed switches.
Open-Standards Management
The Brocade FCX Series includes an
industry-standard Command Line Interface
(CLI) and supports Secure Shell (SSHv2),
Secure Copy (SCP), and SNMPv3 to restrict
and encrypt management communications
to the system. In addition, support for
Terminal Access Controller Access Control
System (TACACS/TACACS+) and RADIUS
authentication helps ensure secure
operator access.
Out-of-Band Management
The Brocade FCX Series includes a
10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet port
dedicated to out-of-band management,
providing a remote path to manage the
switches, regardless of the status or
configuration of the data ports.
UNIFIED WIRED/WIRELESS
NETWORK MANAGEMENT WITH
BROCADE NETWORK ADVISOR
Managing enterprise campus networks
continues to become more complex due
to the growth in services that rely on wired
and wireless networks. Services such
as Internet, e-mail, video conferencing,
real-time collaboration, and distance
learning all have specific configuration and
management requirements. At the same
time, organizations face increasing demand
to provide uninterrupted services for highquality voice and UC, wireless mobility, and
multimedia applications.
To reduce complexity and the time spent
managing these environments, the easyto-use Brocade Network Advisor discovers,
manages, and deploys configurations to
groups of IP devices. By using the Brocade
Network Advisor Device Configuration
Manager tool, organizations can configure
VLANs within the network, manage wireless
AP realms, or execute CLI commands on
specific IP devices or groups of IP devices.
sFlow-based proactive monitoring is ideal for
performing network-wide troubleshooting,
generating traffic reports, and gaining
visibility into network activity from the
edge to the core. Brocade Network Advisor
centralizes management of the entire family
of Brocade wired and wireless products,
including the Brocade FCX Series.
BROCADE GLOBAL SERVICES
Brocade Global Services has the expertise
to help organizations build scalable,
efficient cloud infrastructures. Leveraging
15 years of expertise in storage, networking,
and virtualization, Brocade Global Services
delivers world-class professional services,
technical support, network monitoring
services, and education, enabling
organizations to maximize their Brocade
investments, accelerate new technology
deployments, and optimize the performance
of networking infrastructures.
MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL-EFFICIENCY
AND INVESTMENT PROTECTION
To further improve operational efficiency,
Brocade FCX Series Switches come with
90 days of free technical support from
the Brocade Technical Assistance Center
and free software updates. With these
capabilities, organizations gain peace
of mind while freeing up IT budget and
resources to grow their businesses.
WARRANTY
The Brocade FastIron SX Series is covered by the Brocade Assurance Limited Lifetime Warranty. For details, visit www.brocade.com/warranty.
CLOUD-OPTIMIZED NETWORK
ACQUISITION
Brocade helps organizations easily address
their information technology requirements
by offering flexible network acquisition and
support alternatives to meet their financial
needs. Organizations can select from
purchase, lease, and Brocade Network
Subscription options to align network
acquisition with their unique capital
requirements and risk profiles.
MAXIMIZING INVESTMENTS
To help optimize technology investments,
Brocade and its partners offer complete
solutions that include professional services,
technical support, and education. For
more information, contact a Brocade sales
partner or visit www.brocade.com.
BROCADE FCX SERIES FEATURE COMPARISON
BROCADE FCX
BROCADE FCX-S (Dedicated Stacking Ports)
624
648
624S
648S
624S-F
624S-HPOE
648S-HPOE
Switching bandwidth (data rate,
full duplex)
128 Gbps
176 Gbps
152 Gbps
200 Gbps
152 Gbps
152 Gbps
200 Gbps
Forwarding bandwidth (data rate,
full duplex)
96 Mpps
132 Mpps
114 Mpps
150 Mpps
114 Mpps
114 Mpps
150 Mpps
Stacking bandwidth (data rate,
full duplex)
40 Gbps (with optional
10 GbE ports)
40 Gbps (with optional
10 GbE ports)
64 Gbps
64 Gbps
64 Gbps
64 Gbps
64 Gbps
10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports
24
48
24
48
N/A
24
48
100/1000 Mbps SFP ports
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
20
N/A
N/A
1000 Mbps combo ports
4 (optional)
4 (optional)
4
4
4
4
4
10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
4 SFP+
(optional)
4 SFP+
(optional)
2 XFP
(optional)
2 XFP
(optional)
2 XFP
(optional)
2 XFP
(optional)
2 XFP
(optional)
16 Gbps CX4 stacking ports
N/A
N/A
2
2
2
2
2
Maximum PoE Class 3 ports
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
24
48 (two power
supplies)
Maximum PoE+ ports
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
24 (two power
supplies)
26 (two power
supplies)
Internal power supplies
2×210 W
removable
(second
optional)
2×210 W
removable
(second
optional)
2×210 W
removable
(second
optional)
2×210 W
removable
(second
optional)
2×210 W
removable
(second
optional)
2×620 W
removable
(second
optional)
2×620 W
removable
(second
optional)
1000 Mbps combo module
FCX-4G
FCX-4G
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
10 Gigabit Ethernet module
FCX-4XG
FCX-4XG
FCX-2XG
FCX-2XG
FCX-2XG
FCX-2XG
FCX-2XG
Second power supply
RPS13/
RPS13-I
RPS13/
RPS13-I
RPS13
RPS13
RPS13
RPS14
RPS14
Replacement fan unit
FCX-FAN-E/
FCX-FAN-I
FCX-FAN-E/
FCX-FAN-I
FCX-S-FAN
FCX-S-FAN
FCX-S--FAN
FCX-S-POE-FAN
FCX-S-POE-FAN
Advanced Layer 3 software
upgrade adds BGP
FCX-ADV-
LIC-SW
FCX-ADV-
LIC-SW
FCX-ADV-
LIC-SW
FCX-ADV-
LIC-SW
FCX-ADV-
LIC-SW
FCX-ADV-
LIC-SW
FCX-ADV-
LIC-SW
Maximum jumbo frame size
9000 bytes
IEEE standards
compliance
• 802.1AB LLDP/LLDP-MED
• 802.1D-2004 MAC Bridging
• 802.1p Mapping to Priority Queue
• 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
• 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
• 802.1x Port-based Network Access Control
• 802.3 10 Base-T
• 802.3ab 1000 Base-T
• 802.3ad Link Aggregation (Dynamic and Static)
• 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
• 802.3af Power over Ethernet
• 802.3ak CX4
• 802.3u 100Base-TX
• 802.3x Flow Control
• 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX
• 802.3 MAU MIB (RFC 2239)
• 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
Optional FRUs
BROCADE FCX SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
System Architecture
Connector options
10/100/1000 Mbps ports: RJ-45 (fixed)
1 Gbps SFP combo ports: SX, LX, LHA, LHB,
1000Base-BX
10 Gbps XFP ports: 1310-MM, SR, LR, ER, ZR, ZRD
10 Gbps SFP+ ports: Direct-attached copper (Twinax), SR, LR
Stacking ports: fixed CX4 (fixed)
Out-of-band Ethernet management: 10/100/1000
Mbps RJ-45 (fixed)
Console management: DB9
Maximum MAC
addresses
32,000
Maximum VLANs
4096
Maximum STP
(spanning trees)
255
Maximum routes (in hardware)
16,000
Trunking
Maximum ports per trunk: 8
Maximum trunk groups: 128
Layer 2 switching
• 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
• 802.1x Authentication
• Auto MDI/MDIX
• BPDU Guard, Root Guard
• Dual-Mode VLANs
• Dynamic VLAN Assignment
• Dynamic Voice VLAN Assignment
• Fast Port Span
• Flexible Static Multicast MAC Address
Configuration
• GARP VLAN Registration Protocol
• IGMP Snooping (v1/v2/v3)
• Link Fault Signaling (LFS)
• MAC Address Locking
• MAC-Layer Filtering
• MAC Learning Disable; Port Security
• MLD Snooping (v1/v2)
• Multi-device Authentication
• Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST/PVST+/PVRST)
• PIM-SM Snooping
• Policy-controlled MAC-based VLANs
• Port-based Access Control Lists
• Port-based, ACL-based, MAC Filter-based, and
VLAN-based Mirroring
• Port Loop Detection
• Port Speed Downshift and Selective Autonegotiation
• Private VLAN
• Private VLANs and Uplink Switch
• Protected Link Groups
• Protocol VLAN (802.1v), Subnet VLAN
• Remote Fault Notification (RFN)
• Single-instance Spanning Tree
• Single-link LACP
• Trunk Groups
• Trunk Threshold
• UniDirectional Link Detection (UDLD)
Layer 3 routing
• ECMP
• Host routes
• IPv4 Static Routes
• Layer 3/Layer 4 ACLs RIP v1/v2 announce
• OSPF v2, OSPF v3 (IPv6)
• PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, PIM-DM, PIM passive (IPv4
multicast routing functionality)
• PBR
• RIP v1/v2, RIPng (IPv6)
• Routed Interfaces
• Route-only Support
• Routing Between Directly Connected Subnets
• Virtual Interfaces
• Virtual Route Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
• VRRP, VRRP-E (IPv4 and IPv6)
Advanced
functionality
(included with -ADV
models)
• IPv4 Unicast and IPv4 Multicast over GRE
• BGP
• IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels
Metro features
• Metro-Ring Protocol (v1, v2)
• Virtual Switch Redundancy Protocol (VSRP)
• VLAN Stacking (Q-in-Q)
• Topology Groups
Quality of service
• ACL Mapping and Marking of ToS/DSCP
• ACL Mapping to Priority Queue
• ACL Mapping to ToS/DSCP
• Classifying and Limiting Flows Based on TCP Flags
• DHCP Relay
• DiffServ Support
• Honoring DSCP and 802.1p
• MAC Address Mapping to Priority Queue
• QoS Queue Management using Weighted
Round Robin (WRR), Strict Priority (SP), and a
combination of WRR and SP
High availability
• Redundant hot-swappable internal power supplies
• Hot-swappable fan assembly
• Layer 3 VRRP protocol redundancy
• Real-time state synchronization across the stack
• Hitless failover from master to standby stack controller
• Protected link groups
• Hot insertion and removal of stacked units
Traffic management
• ACL-based inbound rate limiting and traffic policies
• Broadcast, multicast, and unknown unicast rate limiting
• Inbound rate limiting per port
• Outbound rate limiting per port and per queue
Management
Management and control
• Auto Configuration
• Brocade HyperEdge technology
• Configuration Logging
• Digital Optical Monitoring
• Display Log Messages on Multiple Terminals
• Embedded Web Management
• Embedded DHCP Server
• Foundry Discovery Protocol (FDP)
• Industry-Standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
• Key-based activation of optional software features
• Integration with HP OpenView for Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, and Windows
• Brocade Network Advisor
• IronView Network Manager (INM) Version 3.2 or
later
• MIB Support for MRP, Port Security, MAC
Authentication, and MAC-based VLANs
• Out-of-band Ethernet Management
• RFC 783 TFTP
• RFC 854 TELNET Client and Server
• RFC 1157 SNMPv1/v2c
• RFC 1213 MIB-II
• RFC 1493 Bridge MIB
• RFC 1516 Repeater MIB
• RFC 1573 SNMP MIB II
• RFC 1643 Ethernet Interface MIB
• RFC 1643 Ethernet MIB
• RFC 1724 RIP v1/v2 MIB
• RFC 1757 RMON MIB
• RFC 2068 Embedded HTTP
• RFC 2131 DHCP Server and DHCP Relay
• RFC 2570 SNMPv3 Intro to Framework
• RFC 2571 Architecture for Describing SNMP
Framework
• RFC 2572 SNMP Message Processing and
Dispatching
• RFC 2573 SNMPv3 Applications
• RFC 2574 SNMPv3 User-based Security Model
• RFC 2575 SNMP View-based Access Control Model
SNMP
• RFC 2818 Embedded HTTPS
• RFC 3176 sFlow
• SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol
• Support for Multiple Syslog Servers
Embedded security
• 802.x Accounting
• MAC Authentication
• Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
• EAP pass-through support
• IEEE 802.1X username export in sFlow
• Protection against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
Secure management
• Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
• Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with SSHv2
• RADIUS/TACACS/TACACS+
• Secure Copy (SCP)
• Secure Shell (SSHv2)
• Username/Password
• Web authentication
DATA SHEET
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Mechanical
Enclosure
Power
Brocade FCX 624 and 648: front-to-back airflow
(reversible)
Power supplies
Up to two internal, redundant, field-replaceable, load-sharing AC power supplies
Brocade FCX 624S, 624S-F, 648S, 624S-HPOE, 648S-HPOE: side-to-back airflow
Power inlet
C13
Input voltage
Typical 100 to 240 VAC
Input line frequency
50 to 60 Hz
1U, 19-inch EIA-compliant, power from non-port side
Size
Brocade FCX 624 and 648 switch models:
Width: 44.0 cm (17.3 in.)
Height: 4.4 cm (1.7 in.)
Depth: 43.5 cm (17.2 in.)
Compliance/Certification
Brocade FCX 624S, 624S-F, and 648S switch models:
Width: 44.0 cm (17.3 in.)
Height: 4.4 cm (1.7 in.)
Depth: 38.6 cm (15.2 in.)
Brocade FCX 624S-HPOE and 648S-HPOE switch models:
Width: 44.0 cm (17.3 in.)
Height: 4.4 cm (1.7 in.)
Depth: 44.0 cm (17.3 in.)
Weight
Electromagnetic
emissions
FCC Class A (Part 15); EN 55022/CISPR-22 Class A;
VCCI Class A; ICES-003 Electromagnetic Emission; AS/
NZS 55022; EN 61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics; EN
61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker; EN 610006-3 Emission Standard (Supersedes: EN 50081-1)
Safety
CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60950-1-07; UL 60950-1 2nd
Edition; IEC 60950-1 2nd Edition; EN 60950-1:2006
Safety of Information Technology Equipment; EN
60825-1 Safety of Laser Products—Part 1: Equipment
Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide; EN
60825-2 Safety of Laser Products—Part 2: Safety of
Optical Fibre Communication Systems
Immunity
EN 61000-6-1 Generic Immunity and Susceptibility
(this supersedes EN 50082-1); EN 55024 Immunity
Characteristics (this supersedes EN 61000-4-2
ESD); EN 61000-4-3 Radiated, Radio Frequency,
Electromagnetic Field; EN 61000-4-4 Electrical
Fast Transient; EN 61000-4-5 Surge; EN 61000-4-6
Conducted Disturbances Induced by Radio-Frequency
Fields; EN 61000-4-8 Power Frequency Magnetic
Field; EN 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Sags
Environmental
regulatory
compliance
RoHS-compliant (6 of 6); WEEE-compliant
Brocade FCX 624: 5.35 kg (11.79 lb)
Brocade FCX 648: 5.71 kg (12.59 lb)
Brocade FCX 624S, 624S-F, and 648S switch models:
4.0 kg (8.8 lb)
Brocade FCX 624S-HPOE and 648S-HPOE switch
models: 4.5 kg (9.9 lb)
Environment
Temperature
Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature: −23°F to 158°F (−25°C to 70°C)
Humidity
Relative humidity: 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude
Storage altitude: 10,000 ft (3000 m) maximum
Acoustic
51 to 63 dB
BROCADE FCX SERIES POWER AND THERMAL SPECIFICATIONS
Brocade FCX/FCX-S
Model
Max Current at
100 VAC (Amps)
Max Current at
200 VAC (Amps)
Max Total Power
Draw3 (Watts)
Max System Power
Draw4 (Watts)
Max Thermal
Output5 (BTU/Hr)
Energy Efficiency2
(Watts/Gbps)
6241
0.9
0.6
92
92
312.8
1.4
6481
1.2
0.7
112
112
421.6
1.3
624S
1.09
0.51
94
94
319
1.23
624S-F
1.00
0.58
102
102.1
348
1.34
648S
1.39
0.63
122
122
416
1.22
624S-HPOE6
1.09
0.58
509
107
365
1.41
648S-HPOE6
1.72
0.94
970
167
570
1.67
With 4-port 10 GbE module installed and one
power supply.
2
Calculated using switch data rate.
1
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3
Total power drawn from the source and
consumed by the switch and attached PoE
devices. Class 3 devices assumed on all ports.
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Power drawn from the source and consumed only
by the switch.
5
Thermal output of the switch.
6
With two power supplies installed.
4