Brocade E1MG-SX-OM network switch

Data Sheet
www.brocade.com
BROCADE SERVERIRON ADX 1000, 4000, AND 10000
SWITCHES
APPLICATION
DELIVERY
Highlights
•Enables low-latency, high-performance
delivery of critical applications using data center–class application switches
•Optimizes delivery of Web applications
from BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP,
and Siebel, and infrastructure services
such as DNS, RADIUS, firewalls, and
cache services
•Delivers superior HTTP performance with
up to 3 million connections per second
and 70 Gbps throughput
•Offers a seamless and cost-effective
transition to leading-edge Internet
technologies such as IPv6
•Gives greater application visibility in cloud
environments using Brocade Application
Resource Broker and simplified integration
with third-party orchestration tools
•Simplifies operations with on-demand,
field upgradability to meet increased
performance, port, and feature
requirements
The Brocade One™ strategy helps
simplify networking infrastructures
through innovative technologies and
solutions. The Brocade ServerIron ADX
Series supports this strategy by
delivering record performance and a
range of application optimization
functions to deliver critical applications.
High-Performance Application
Delivery for Physical and
Virtualized Environments
Data center virtualization and consolidation
are driving more change than the IT industry
has seen in years. Although organizations
are well on their way to virtualizing the
data center foundation of servers and
applications, virtualizing the networking
infrastructure will require a new class of
networking solutions that can respond to
the dynamic demands of a virtual data
center. Service providers and enterprises
now need record levels of performance and
scalability to meet growing requirements for
elasticity, shared services, and seamless
availability and security.
In these new cloud-based and virtualized
environments—as well as in traditional IT environments—the need for nextgeneration application delivery controllers
is clear. Organizations must have the ability
to enable global deployment of Web 2.0
applications and address their challenges
of network latency, packet loss, and server
and network load—all while delivering
uncompromised performance under highvolume and unpredictable traffic conditions.
The Brocade® ServerIron® ADX Series of
high-performance application delivery
switches provides a broad range of
application optimization functions to ensure
reliable delivery of critical applications.
Purpose-built for large-scale, low-latency
environments, the Brocade ADX Series
accelerates application performance and
improves application availability—all while
making the most efficient use of existing
infrastructure. These benefits—coupled
with the orchestration capabilities and
elasticity offered by the Brocade Application
Resource Broker—enable service providers
and enterprises to deliver applications at a
global scale with more efficiency and higher
availability while streamlining operations,
increasing business agility, and significantly
reducing costs.
The Brocade ADX product family includes:
•Brocade ADX 1000 Series: A 1 RU
application delivery switch with up to
sixteen 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) copper
ports, one management CPU, up to four
application CPUs (two dual-core
processors), and up to two AC or DC power supplies. The on-demand
software license-based upgrade
capability on this platform allows
customers to double or quadruple
system performance, add 1 GbE/10 GbE
ports, or add software features without
requiring hardware upgrades.
•Brocade ADX 4000 Series: A 4 RU
chassis-based modular application
delivery switch with one management
module, up to two application switching
modules—each with eight application
CPUs (four dual-core processors), one
switch fabric module, up to two AC or DC
power supplies, one hot-swappable fan
tray, and up to two interface modules.
•Brocade ADX 10000 Series: A 10 RU
chassis-based modular application
delivery switch with up to two
management modules, up to four
application switching modules—each
with eight application CPUs (four
dual-core processors), two switch fabric
modules, up to four AC or DC power
supplies, one hot-swappable fan tray,
and up to four interface modules.
OPTIMIZED APPLICATION DELIVERY
The Brocade ADX Series offers a wide range
of functions for an optimal application
experience, including:
•Enterprise applications: Provides
uninterrupted, high-performance, and
low-latency delivery of popular
applications, including Microsoft
Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint,
Microsoft Lync Server (formerly Microsoft
Office Communications Server), SAP,
Oracle, BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere,
and Siebel, and financial services
applications based on the Financial
Information eXchange (FIX) protocol.
•Infrastructure load balancing:
Increases availability of infrastructure
devices such as firewalls, caches,
intrusion prevention appliances, Domain
Name Server (DNS) and DNS Security
Extension (DNSSEC) servers, and
Remote Authentication Dial-in User
Service (RADIUS) servers.
•Efficient load balancing: Enables
efficient distribution of traffic among
application servers using load-balancing
methods that monitor server connection
load, server resources such as CPU and
memory, application response time, and
pre-assigned server weights.
•Application health monitoring: Conducts
periodic checks of application servers
and services through Layer 2 ARP, Layer 3
PING, Layer 4 TCP three-way handshakes
or UDP queries, and Layer 7 applicationlevel queries.
•Layer 7 content inspection: Provides
advanced Layer 7 inspection of the HTTP
URL, cookie, host headers, and data for
maintaining application flow persistence.
•SSL and server connection offload:
Offloads Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
negotiation and connection management
tasks from application servers, giving
servers more cycles for critical application
delivery and improving application
response time. Provides comprehensive
support for a variety of cipher suites and
1024- and 2048-bit SSL keys.
•Application infrastructure agility:
Enables on-demand inclusion and
removal of application instances using
Brocade Application Resource Broker.
SIMPLIFIED ORCHESTRATION
AND MANAGEMENT
The Brocade ADX Series supports a range
of capabilities to simplify installation,
configuration, operation, and management
of application delivery infrastructures.
Application Resource Broker: Brocade
Application Resource Broker is an
infrastructure software component that
simplifies the management of on-demand
application resources within IT data
centers. This solution helps ensure optimal
application performance by dynamically
adding and removing application resources
(such as virtual machines). The Brocade
Application Resource Broker—working in
tandem with the Brocade ADX Series—
provides these capabilities through realtime monitoring of application resource
responsiveness, traffic load information,
and infrastructure capacity information
from server infrastructures (see Figure 1).
A programmable decision engine compares
application experience information with preconfigured threshold rules. When thresholds are exceeded, Brocade
Application Resource Broker initiates
provisioning actions to ensure that
necessary and appropriate application
resources are available to meet Service
Level Agreements (SLAs).
The Brocade ADX Series with Brocade
Application Resource Broker also
automatically associates various application
services with their respective virtual
machines. It collects historical applicationcentric performance statistics to enable
true application-level operational visibility.
Brocade Application Resource Broker
directly supports VMware environments
through a vSphere Client Plug-in, and can
leverage real-time application response
monitoring capabilities of any Brocade ADX
switch in the network to deliver immediate
provisioning adjustments in response to
fluctuating demand. This capability helps
ensure consistent and reliable application
responsiveness between end users and the
application infrastructure.
Flexible Control Interfaces: The Brocade
ADX Series supports a range of flexible and
powerful interfaces for system configuration
and management.
•Command Line Interface: The Brocade
ADX Series supports an industry-standard
Command Line Interface (CLI) for device
configuration.
•Programmatic interface: A standardsbased SOAP/XML-application
programmatic interface allows for tighter
integration with third-party orchestration
and automation tools. This interface
provides greater application visibility and
control over the application infrastructure.
•Web Graphical User Interface:
Application and network administrators
can also utilize a browser-based Graphical
User Interface (GUI) for configuring and
monitoring the Brocade ADX switches.
•SNMP support: The Brocade ADX
controllers support Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP) v1, v2, and v3, enabling device monitoring through third-party network management
applications.
•Role-based management: This
capability of the Brocade ADX Series
allows organizations to create multiple
administrative domains and assign
different access privileges to users inside
these domains.
Brocade Network Advisor: Large numbers
of Brocade ADX devices can be managed
from one central console through Brocade
Network Advisor. Brocade Network Advisor
provides additional tools for simplifying
management of SSL keys, certificates, and application services, such as Virtual IP Manager and Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB).
SEAMLESS TRANSITION TO IPv6
While the ubiquity of the Internet creates
vast new opportunities for service providers
and enterprises alike, the rapid growth of
Internet-enabled devices and applications
has led to IPv4 address depletion. This
depletion is forcing many organizations to
begin serious adoption of IPv6 as a solution
to this impending threat to Internet growth.
At the same time, many organizations face
regulatory or governance-driven mandates
to offer IPv6 services to their customers
but struggle with the cost of a complete
network redesign.
The Brocade ADX eases the migration to
IPv6 by enabling service providers and
enterprises to maximize their existing IPv4-based investments while
communicating with the growing IPv6-based world, without the need for “rip-and-replace” upgrades (see Figure 2).
Figure 1.
Brocade Application Resource Broker provides infrastructure monitoring, loading analysis, resource provisioning and de-provisioning, and reporting.
IPv6 gateway: The Brocade ADX enables
IPv4 networks to interoperate with IPv6
networks via a simple, standards-based
Network Address Translation 64 (NAT64)
gateway. This capability enables IPv4
clients to communicate with new IPv6
services, as well as new IPv6-based
clients to communicate with the traditional
IPv4 networks, all without requiring forklift
upgrades to existing infrastructure.
IPv6 SLB gateway: The Brocade ADX also
allows existing IPv4 applications to be
advertised via an IPv6-based Virtual IP (VIP)
service. Existing servers and applications
can then be slowly migrated to IPv6 on their
natural upgrade cycles. The Brocade ADX
load-balances traffic destined to an IPv6
VIP among IPv4 application servers, which
can be upgraded to support IPv6 at an
evolutionary rate.
ALWAYS-ON APPLICATION
AVAILABILITY
The Brocade ADX application delivery
switches maximize availability and
provide non-stop delivery of businesscritical applications through a range of
capabilities (including application-level
health monitoring).
Users
Users
Brocade
Application
Resource
Broker
Brocade
ADX
VMware
vCenter
Users
Brocade
Application
Resource
Broker
Brocade
ADX
VMware
vCenter
Brocade
Application
Resource
Broker
Brocade
ADX
VMware
vCenter
Network Resources
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM Resources
Application Resources
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
High availability: The Brocade ADX
provides multiple high-availability options
to suit varying infrastructure and business
needs for overall enhanced application
resiliency. Real-time synchronization of
sessions between two peer Brocade ADX
units operating in high-availability mode
provides protection against system outages.
If one device shuts down, then the second
device transparently resumes control
of client traffic, with no loss to existing
sessions or connectivity.
Site redundancy using GSLB: Organizations
deploying multiple, geographically disparate
data centers can benefit from GSLB. This
capability allows the Brocade ADX switches
to distribute client traffic among data center
sites based on site availability, site load,
and several other metrics. The Brocade ADX
switches determine client-to-server proximity
by computing the round-trip delay between
the client and the data center site. A site
nearest to the client is generally selected to
deliver application traffic in order to provide
the optimal user experience.
Brocade ADX switches also continually
monitor data center sites to detect any
changes in servers or services due to varying
health and traffic conditions. Configurable
site-load thresholds allow organizations to
align health-checking parameters with the
server and service capabilities of each site.
All of these features work in conjunction with
existing DNS as well as DNSSEC servers to
minimize service disruption and maximize
application uptime.
Site redundancy using Healthy Route
Injection: The Brocade ADX Series provides
a site redundancy solution for non-DNS–
based infrastructures by injecting network
routes for healthy VIPs from multiple data
center locations. These network routes are
propagated through routing protocols such
as BGP, IS-IS, and OSPF, enabling clients to
connect to the closest available site.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE ARCHITECTURE
The Brocade ADX application delivery
switches provide more than 3 million
HTTP Connections Per Second (CPS)
and 70 Gbps of HTTP application traffic
throughput. The Brocade ADX switch also
acts as a high-performance proxy for
the DNS server farm, delivering up to 18
million DNS queries per second. Brocade
ADX switches provide reliable protection
against many forms of Denial-of-Service
(DoS) attacks such as DNS attacks and
SYN attacks, and offer industry-leading
Figure 2. The Brocade ADX NAT64 gateway enables a seamless transition to IPv6.
Topology A
Topology B
Topology C
IPv4
Resources
IPv6
Resources
IPv6 App
Servers
IPv4 App
Servers
Domain Name
System (DNS)
Server
Brocade ADX
NAT64 Gateway
Brocade ADX
NAT64 Gateway
DNS
Server
IPv6 Clients
to IPv4
Servers
IPv6 Clients
IPv6
IPv4 NAT
Brings new IPv6 clients onboard
for existing IPv4 applications
IPv6
VIP
Brocade ADX
IPv4 Clients to
IPv6 Servers
IPv4Only
IPv4Only
IPv4
IPv6 NAT
Connects legacy IPv4 clients to new
IPv6 resources
IPv6 Clients
IPv6
IPv4 NAT
Load balancing IPv4 application servers
while enabling service for IPv6 clients
attack protection rates of up to 120 million
SYN attacks per second.
The Brocade ADX Series has demonstrated
that it can support low-latency switching
of application traffic—on the order of 20
microseconds (µsec)—for response-sensitive
applications. Reducing latency is key to
successfully delivering Web applications,
improving the user experience, and ensuring
customer satisfaction.
Brocade ADX performance leadership is
based on its scalable and flexible hardware
architecture. The Brocade ADX Series
features a multi-chip, multi-core, highdensity architecture designed to provide
the industry’s highest performance for
application delivery. The design features
complete physical and logical separation
of data and management planes, and
a switching fabric that provides highspeed interconnect among application,
management, and interface modules.
Configuration flexibility: The Brocade
ADX 1000 provides superior investment
protection in a high-density, fixed 1U form
factor. It shares the full feature set of all
Brocade ADX switches and can be ordered
in any of four configurations, with optional
licensing to expand capacity from entry-level
to higher-level configurations when required.
•Eight 1 GbE copper ports with a single
application core
•Sixteen 1 GbE copper ports with two
application cores
•Sixteen 1 GbE copper ports with four
application cores
•Sixteen 1 GbE copper ports with four
application cores and two 10 GbE fiber ports
Fixed-configuration Brocade ADX 1000
systems are available with or without SSL
offload activated and can be upgraded in
the field without unit replacement.
When higher performance and future
expansion options are required, the
modular design of the Brocade ADX 4000
and Brocade ADX 10000 provides scale
and investment protection. Management
modules in Brocade ADX chassis-based
switches accept a field-upgradable
application expansion module for SSL
acceleration. The following modules are
available (see sidebar).
Capacity-on-demand: All Brocade ADX
switches can be quickly upgraded in the
field using software keys. This ability
allows organizations to enable a full suite
of hardware and software options when
needed without opening switch cases.
For example, on an entry-level Brocade
ADX 1000 fixed configuration platform,
organizations can double or quadruple
performance on the box after simply
adding a software license that supports
the “pay-as-you-grow” deployment strategy.
Additional interface density and advanced
software capabilities can also be unlocked
with license upgrades.
BROCADE ADX MODULES
Management Module
Application Switch Module
Switch Fabric Module
Interface Modules
12-port 10/100/1000 Mbps
Ethernet copper (RJ45)
12-port 1 GbE fiber (SFP)
4-port 10 GbE fiber (XFP)
BROCADE ADX SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
Platform
ADX 1000
ADX 4000
ADX 10000
HTTP connections/sec (CPS)
375,000
1,500,000
3,000,000
HTTP transactions/sec (TPS)
2,500,000
10,000,000
20,000,000
Layer 4–7 application throughput
9 Gbps
35 Gbps
70 Gbps
DNS queries/sec (stateful)
300,000
1,200,000
2,400,000
DNS queries/sec (fast stateless)
2,250,000
9,000,000
18,000,000
Maximum SSL TPS1
28,000
112,000
224,000
Maximum SSL CPS
6,500
26,000
52,000
Maximum SSL bulk throughput
1.8 Gbps
7.2 Gbps
14.4 Gbps
Maximum concurrent SSL connections2
64,000
256,000
512,000
IPv6 HTTP Connections Per Sec (CPS)
125,000
500,000
1,000,000
IPv6 application throughput
7.5 Gbps
30 Gbps
60 Gbps
IPv6 DNS queries/sec (stateful)
140,000
560,000
1,120,000
IPv6 DNS queries/sec (fast stateless)
500,000
2,000,000
4,000,000
SYN attacks/sec and hardware DDoS protection (packets/sec)
15,000,000
60,000,000
120,000,000
Packet-switching latency (microseconds)
20
20
20
Maximum concurrent connections
16,000,000
64,000,000
128,000,000
Maximum concurrent sessions
32,000,000
128,000,000
256,000,000
Maximum application cores
4
16
32
Maximum system memory
8 GB
32 GB
64 GB
Maximum 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Up to 16 copper
Up to 24 copper or fiber
Up to 48 copper or fiber
Maximum 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
2
8
16
Maximum number of VIPs
1024
4096
4096
Maximum real servers
4096
16,384
16,384
Maximum application ports
8192
32,768
32,768
Physical dimensions
Height: 4.3 cm (1.7 in.)
Height: 17.7 cm (7.0 in.)
Height: 44.5 cm (17.5 in.)
Width: 44.3 cm (17.4 in.)
Width: 44.3 cm (17.4 in.)
Width: 44.3 cm (17.4 in.)
Depth: 45.8 cm (18.1 in.)
Depth: 44.5 cm (17.5 in.)
Depth: 44.5 cm (17.5 in.)
Weight
37.5 lb fully loaded (17.0 kg)
54.0 lb fully loaded (24.5 kg)
112.3 lb fully loaded (50.9 kg)
Maximum power requirements
390 watts
952 watts
1920 watts
Warranty
1-year hardware, 90-day software, upgrades to higher levels available
1
A single SSL module provides up to 112,000 SSL TPS and 7.2 Gbps of bulk throughput performance. However, net SSL performance relies on the number
of application cores in the system. As an example, an eight-application core Brocade ADX 4000 system supports up to 56,000 SSL TPS and 3.6 Gbps of bulk
throughput while utilizing a single SSL module.
1
SSL TPS—multiple HTTPS transactions over fewer SSL negotiated tunnels.
SSL CPS—single SSL negotiation followed single HTTPS transaction per connection.
2
Maximum number of concurrent SSL connections is based on a maximum of 16,000 SSL connections per application processor core.
Load Balancing Methods
Least Connections, Round Robin, Weighted, Enhanced Weighted, Weighted Round Robin, Dynamic Weighted (SNMP-based), Response Time
Server Health Checks
Layer 2 ARP; Layer 3 PING; Layer 4 checks for TCP and UDP ports; Layer 7 checks for applications such as HTTP, DNS, SSL, RADIUS, LDAP; and customizable
health-check policies
Layer 2/3 Capabilities
32,000 MAC addresses, 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol, 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, 802.1ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), VLANs and
802.1q VLAN Tagging; Static routing, Dynamic routing - RIPv2, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, IS-IS, Multiprotocol BGP, and VRRP/E
Protocol Support
TCP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, FTP, TFTP, SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, LDAP, DNS, WTS, SIP, NNTP, RADIUS, MMS, RTSP
Standards Compliance
802.3 10 BaseT, 802.3u 100 BaseT, 802.3z 1000 BaseSX, 802.3z 1000 BaseLX, 802.3ae 10 GbE
Management
SSHv2, Telnet, SNMP v1, 2, and 3, Command line, Web-based GUI, Brocade Application Resource Broker, XML API, Brocade Network Advisor
Safety Compliance
• EN 60950-1:2001/IEC 60950-1:2001
• UL 60950-1
• EN 60825-1:1994
• CE Safety Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
• CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
• NEBS Compliance for Brocade ADX 1000
• FCC Part 15, Subpart B (Class A)
• EN55024 (CE mark) (Immunity) Information Technology
Equipment
EMI Compliance
• EN 55022 (CE mark) (Class A)
• EN 61000-3-2
• EN 61000-3-3
• ICES-003 (Canada) (Class A)
• AS/NZ 55022 (Australia) (Class A)
• EN 61000-6-1
• VCCI (Japan) (Class A)
• AC input rating: 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 6.0 A max.
• DC input rating: -48 V, 15.0 A
• AC operating voltage range: 85 to 264 V, 50/60 Hz
• DC operating range: -40 to -60 Vdc
• AC input rating: 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 16.0 A max. per
power supply
• DC input rating: -48 V, 30.0 A max. per power supply
Power Supply
Brocade ADX 1000 Series
Brocade ADX 4000/10000
Series
• AC operating voltage range: 90 to 264 V, 50/60 Hz
Environmental
Temperature
• Operating: 0º C/32º F to 40º C/104º F (dry bulb)
• Storage: -25º C/-9º F to 70º C/158º F (dry bulb)
Humidity
• Operating: 5% to 90% (relative, non-condensing)
• Storage: 5% to 95% (relative, non-condensing)
Altitude
• Operating: 0 to 6600 ft. (0 to 2012 m) maximum
• Storage: 15,000 ft. (4500 m) maximum
Mounting Options
19-inch universal EIA (Telco) rack, or tabletop
• DC operating range: -40 to -60 Vdc
Data Sheet
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BROCADE APPLICATION DELIVERY
INFRASTRUCTURE COMMUNITY
Brocade ADX users now can find numerous
support resources through the Brocade
Application Delivery Infrastructure (ADI)
community. This group focuses on
Brocade ADX products and related partner
technologies, and provides a Web 2.0
social networking resource for application
and networking professionals seeking
discussions, solutions, information,
education, and implementation guidance.
MAXIMIZING INVESTMENTS
To help optimize technology investments,
Brocade and its partners offer complete
solutions that include education, support,
and services. For more information, contact a Brocade sales partner or visit
www.brocade.com.
Brocade customers and partners can easily leverage the collective knowledge
and experience of the Brocade ADI
community to enable real-time resolution
of current application delivery challenges.
Resources include the latest information
and use cases, along with configuration
scripts and examples. Learn more at http://community.brocade.com/adi.
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