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DATA SHEET
BROCADE
VDX 6710
DATA CENTER
SWITCH
DATA CENTER
HIGHLIGHTS
•Supports existing 1 Gigabit Ethernet
(GbE) data center server connectivity
•Maximizes performance through 48 wirespeed 1 GbE ports with 600 nanosecond
port-to-port latency and hardware-based
Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunking
•Simplifies network architectures and
enables cloud computing by delivering
Brocade VCS Fabric technology
•Simplifies networking infrastructure
by eliminating STP and providing
multi-homed active-active server
connections for Ethernet networks
•Simplifies virtualization server
management by providing Virtual
Machine (VM) mobility with dynamic
server profile configuration
The Brocade One™ strategy helps
simplify networking infrastructures
through innovative technologies and
solutions. Brocade VDX 6710 Data
Center Switches support this strategy
by simplifying network architecture
while increasing network performance
and resiliency with Ethernet fabrics.
Revolutionizing the Way
Data Center Networks Are Built
Seeking better ways to build clouds
and virtualized data centers, today’s
IT organizations are turning to highperformance networking solutions that
increase flexibility through leading-edge
technologies. The Brocade® VDX™ 6710
Data Center Switch is a high-performance
1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed port switch
that provides a reliable, scalable, and
flexible foundation for supporting the
most demanding business applications.
It features 48 1 GbE copper interfaces
and six 10 GbE SFP+ interfaces, and
supports a rich set of Layer 2 features,
making the Brocade VDX 6710 an ideal
platform for traditional Top-of-Rack (ToR)
switch deployments.
Brocade VCS™ Fabric technology enables
organizations to build data center Ethernet
fabrics—revolutionizing the design of Layer 2
networks and providing an intelligent
foundation for cloud-optimized data centers
(see Figure 1). The Brocade VDX 6710 can
be easily deployed in VCS fabric mode with
an add-on software license.
COMPREHENSIVE LAYER 2 LAN
CAPABILITIES FOR CLASSIC ToR
SERVER DEPLOYMENTS
The Brocade VDX 6710 supports a rich set
of traditional Layer 2 Ethernet protocols and
features, including:
•Comprehensive Layer 2 LAN capabilities:
Supports protocols such as Link
Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
and 802.1Q. The Brocade VDX 6710 is
also ready for IPv4/IPv6 Layer 3 routing
capabilities, which can be implemented in
a future Brocade Network OS release.
•High-bandwidth efficiency across trunks:
Maximizes performance with hardwarebased ISL trunking and wire-speed ports
with ultra-low port-to-port latency.
•Lowest power consumption: Features
superior size and the industry’s lowest
power consumption—imperative in today’s
data centers.
•Scale-out solution for virtualized data
centers: Enables dynamic, large-scale
server virtualization deployments in
private (IT customers within an enterprise)
and public (external customers of
managed service providers) clouds with
proven scalability capabilities and Layer 2
Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP).
• Local switching: Delivers high performance
for intra-rack traffic in virtualized
environments, providing ultra-low latency
of 600 nanoseconds for the same ASIC
on the switch. This helps organizations
design a network with no oversubscription
for deterministic network performance
and improved application response times,
making the Brocade VDX 6710 ideal for
performance-demanding environments.
AN INTELLIGENT FOUNDATION
FOR CLOUD COMPUTING
Brocade VCS Fabric technology is an innovative
technology that enables organizations to
build high-performance cloud-optimized
data centers while preserving existing
1
network designs and cabling, and gaining
active-active server connections. For
scale-out fabric architectures, Brocade VCS
Fabric technology allows organizations to
flatten network designs, provide Virtual
Machine (VM) mobility without network
reconfiguration, and manage the entire
fabric more efficiently. Learn more about
Brocade VCS Fabric technology at
www.brocade.com/vcs.
ETHERNET STORAGE CONNECTIVITY
The Brocade VDX 6710 connects to iSCSI
and NAS storage1, and simplifies
virtualization server management.
Server and Storage Virtualization
Automation Support
Brocade VCS Fabric technology offers
unique features to support virtualized
server and storage environments. During a
VM migration, network switch ports must be
dynamically configured to ensure that the VM
traffic experiences consistent policies and
configurations (see Figure 2). The Brocade
Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)
feature enables a seamless migration. Port
profiles and MAC address mapping are created
on any switch in the fabric. This mapping
provides the logical flow for traffic from the
source port to the destination port. As a VM
migrates, the destination port in the fabric
learns of the MAC move and automatically
activates the port profile configuration.
Brocade VM-aware network automation
provides secure connectivity and full visibility
to virtualized server resources with dynamic
learning and activation of port profiles. By
communicating directly with VMware
vCenter, it eliminates manual configuration
of port profiles and supports VM mobility
across VCS fabrics within a data center. In
addition to providing protection against VM
MAC spoofing, AMPP and VM-aware network
automation enable organizations to fully
align virtual server and network infrastructure
resources, and realize the full benefits of
server virtualization.
The 1 GbE ports do not support Data Center Bridging (DCB).
Proactive Monitoring
Brocade Fabric Watch is an innovative
switch health monitoring feature available
on the Brocade VDX 6710. Fabric Watch
monitors the health of certain switch
components and, based on the threshold
set, declares each component as marginal
or down.
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, and education services,
enabling organizations to maximize their
Brocade investments, accelerate new
technology deployments, and optimize the
performance of networking infrastructures.
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.
Classic Hierarchical Ethernet Architecture
Ethernet Fabric Architecture
WHAT IS AN ETHERNET FABRIC?
Edge
Aggregation
Core
Core
Compared to classic hierarchical Ethernet
architectures, Ethernet fabrics provide
higher levels of performance, utilization,
availability, and simplicity. They are
designed to be:
Access
Scalability
•Flexible: Can be architected in any
topology to best meet the needs
of any variety of workloads
Servers with 10 Gbps Connections
Servers with 10 Gbps Connections
•Flatter: Eliminates the need for
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), while
being completely interoperable with
existing Ethernet networks
•Resilient: Uses multiple “least cost”
paths for high performance and
high reliability
Figure 1.
Compared to classic Ethernet architectures, Ethernet fabrics allow all paths to be active
and provide greater scalability—while reducing management complexity.
•Elastic: Scales easily up and down
as needed
More advanced Ethernet fabrics
borrow further from Fibre Channel
fabric constructs:
REMOTE
DATA CENTER
PRIMARY
DATA CENTER
Public
Network
VM
Core
routers
VM
VM
VCS fabric
extension
Layer 4–7
application delivery
VCS fabric
extension
VM
Native
Fibre Channel
Security services
(firewall, encryption)
SAN
VM
VM
VM
VM
VM
Blade
servers
VM
FCoE/iSCSI/NAS
storage
Dedicated Fibre
Channel SAN for
Tier 1 applications
Rack-mount
servers
Figure 2.
Brocade VCS Fabric technology simplifies the network architecture, enables unified storage
connectivity, improves VM mobility, and allows the seamless insertion of services.
•They are self-forming and function
as a single logical entity, in which all
switches automatically know about
each other and all connected physical
and logical devices.
•Management can then be domainbased rather than device-based, and
defined by policy rather than repetitive
procedures.
•These features, along with
virtualization-specific enhancements,
make it easier to explicitly address
the challenges of VM automation
within the network, thereby facilitating
better IT automation.
Protocol convergence, such as Fibre
Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), may also
be a feature, intended as a means of
better bridging LAN and Storage Area
Network (SAN) traffic.
Learn more about Ethernet fabrics at
www.brocade.com/ethernet-fabric.
BROCADE VDX 6710 FEATURE OVERVIEW
Brocade VDX 6710-54
Switching bandwidth (data rate, full duplex)
216 Gbps
Port-to-port latency
10 GbE to 10 GbE ports
600 nanoseconds
Port-to port latency
1 GbE to 1 GbE/10 GbE
1 microsecond
Form factor
1U
Dimensions and weight
Width: 44.0 cm (17.32 in.)
Height: 4.37 cm (1.72 in.)
Depth: 40.97 cm (16.13 in.)
Weight: 8.57 kg (18.90 lb)
1 GbE RJ45 ports
48
1/10 GbE SFP+ ports
6
Power supplies
Two hot-swappable, load-sharing
Cooling fans
N+1 redundant, integrated into power supplies
BROCADE VDX 6710 SPECIFICATIONS
Scalability Information2
Connector options
1 GbE RJ45
1000Base-SX and 1000Base-LX
10 GbE SR and 10 GbE LR
10 Gbps SFP+ options: 1/3/5 m direct-attached copper (Twinax)
Out-of-band Ethernet management: RJ-45 (fixed)
Console management: RJ-45 to RS-232 (fixed)
Firmware and diagnostic: USB
2
Maximum VLANs
4096
Maximum MAC addresses
32,000
Maximum port profiles (AMPP)
256
Maximum Layer 2 multicast groups
2000
Maximum Spanning Tree instances
32
Maximum per-port priority pause level
8
Maximum LAG groups in a VCS fabric
512
Maximum members in a standard LAG
16
Maximum MAC addresses in a VCS fabric
30,000
Maximum switches in a VCS fabric
24
Maximum ECMP paths in a VCS fabric
8
Maximum trunk members for VCS fabric ports
8
Maximum switches across which a vLAG can span
4
Maximum members in a vLAG
16
Maximum jumbo frame size
9208 bytes
Queues per port
8
DCB Priority Flow Control (PFC) classes
8
Operating system
Brocade Network OS
Layer 2 switching features
• MAC Learning and Aging
• Static MAC Configuration
• Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
802.3ad/802.1AX
• Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
• VLAN Encapsulation 802.1Q
• Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
IEEE 802.1w
• Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
IEEE 802.1s
• STP IEEE 802.1D
• Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+/PVRST+)
• STP PortFast and PortFast BDPU Guard
• STP Root Guard
• Layer 2 Access Control Lists (ACLs)
• IGMP v1/v2 Snooping
• Pause Frames IEEE 802.3x
Brocade VCS Fabric technology features
• Automatic Fabric Formation
• Distributed Fabric Services
• Transparent LAN Services
• Virtual Link Aggregation Group (vLAG) spanning
multiple physical switches
• Switch Beaconing
• Distributed Configuration Management
• Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links
(TRILL)
• Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP)
• Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)
• VM-aware network automation
DCB features
• Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) IEEE 802.1Qbb
• Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
IEEE 802.1Qaz
• Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX)
• DCBX Application Type-Length-Value (TLV) for iSCSI
Quality of Service (QoS)
• Eight priority levels for QoS
• Class of Service (CoS) IEEE 802.1p
• Per-port QoS configuration
• Scheduling: Strict Priority (SP), Shaped Deficit
Weighted Round-Robin (SDWRR)
Switch health monitoring
• Fabric Watch monitoring and notification
Please refer to the latest version of the release notes for the most up-to-date scalability numbers.
BROCADE VDX 6710 SPECIFICATIONS (CONTINUED)
Management
Management and control
• IPv4/IPv6 management
• Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
• Remote lights out management (future update)
• In-band management
• Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
IEEE 802.1AB
• MIB II RFC 1213 MIB
• Switch Beaconing
Security
• Port-based Network Access Control IEEE 802.1X
• RADIUS
• TACACS+
• Secure Shell (SSHv2)
• BPDU Drop
• Telnet
• SNMP v1/v2C, v3
• sFlow RFC 3176
• Out of band management (standalone mode)
• RMON-1, RMON-2
• NTP
• Management Access Control Lists (ACLs)
Mechanical
Enclosure
Front-to-rear, rear-to-front airflow; 1U, 19-inch EIA-compliant; power from non-port side
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating and storage: −25°C to 70°C (−13°F to 158°F)
Humidity
Operating: 10% to 85% non-condensing
Non-operating and storage: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Altitude
Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
Non-operating and storage: Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)
Shock
Operating: 20 g, 6 ms half-sine
Non-operating and storage: Half-sine, 33 g 11 ms, 3/eg Axis
Vibration
Operating: 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Non-operating and storage: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Airflow
Maximum: 60 CCFM
Nominal: 44 CFM
Heat dissipation
443.5 BTU/hr
Power
Power supplies
Two internal, redundant, field-replaceable, load-sharing AC power supplies
Power inlet
C13
Input voltage
100 V to 240 V ~5 A – 2.5 A
Input line frequency
47 to 63 Hz
Inrush current
50 amps max
Maximum current
3.5 amps max (54-port switch)
Maximum power consumption
130 W
Safety Compliance
• Bi-Nat UL/CSA 60950-1 Second Edition
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
• EN 60950-1 Second Edition
• IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
• GB4943-2001 and GB9254-1998
• CNS 14336(94)
EMC
• FCC Class A
• ICES A
• VCCI-A
• CE
• C
• BSMI
• GOST
• KC Class A
• CCC
Immunity
• ANSI C63.4
• ICES-003 Class A
• CISPR22 and JEIDA (Harmonics)
• EN55022 and EN55024
• EN55022 or CISPR22 or AS/NZS CISPR22
• CNS 13438(95)
• 51318.22-99 and 51318.24-99
• KN22 and KN24
• GB17625.1-2003
Standards Compliance
Brocade VDX 6710 products conform to the following Ethernet standards:
• IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
• IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
• IEEE 802.1w Rapid reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Protocol
• IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
• IEEE 802.3ae 10G Ethernet
• IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
• IEEE 802.1p Class of Service Prioritization and Tagging
• IEEE 802.1v VLAN Classification by Protocol and Port
• IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
• IEEE 802.3x Flow Control (Pause Frames)
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DATA SHEET
BROCADE VDX 6710 ORDERING INFORMATION
SKU
Description
Comments
BR-VDX6710-54-F
Brocade VDX 6710, 48P GbE, 6P SFP+, AC, non-port side exhaust airflow
Base SKU
BR-VDX6710-54-R
Brocade VDX 6710, 48P GbE, 6P SFP+, AC, port side exhaust airflow
Base SKU
XBR-250WPSAC-F
FRU 250W ACPS/FAN, non-port side exhaust airflow
Base SKU
XBR-250WPSAC-R
FRU 250W ACPS/FAN, port side exhaust airflow
Base SKU
XBR-VDX6710-54-F
Brocade VDX 6710, 48P GbE, 6P SFP+, FRU, AC, non-port side exhaust airflow
Base SKU
XBR-VDX6710-54-R
Brocade VDX 6710, 48P GbE, 6P SFP+, FRU, AC, port side exhaust airflow
Base SKU
BR-VDX6710-54VCS-01
VCS software license for Brocade VDX 6710-54
Software orderable
E1MG-SX-OM (1-pack)
E1MG-SX-OM-8 (8-pack)
1 Gbps
1000Base-SX
Optics
E1MG-LX-OM (1-pack)
E1MG-LX-OM-8 (8-pack)
1 Gbps
1000Base-LX
Optics
10G-SFPP-SR (1-pack)
10G-SFPP-SR-8 (8-pack)
10 Gbps SR optic
Optics
10G-SFPP-LR (1-pack)
10G-SFPP-LR-8 (8-pack)
10 Gbps LR optic
Optics
10G-SFPP-TWX-0101 (1-pack)
10G-SFPP-TWX-0108 (8-pack)
10 Gbps SFP+ direct-attached cables, 1 m Twinax copper cable
Optics
10G-SFPP-TWX-0301 (1-pack)
10G-SFPP-TWX-0308 (8-pack)
10 Gbps SFP+ direct-attached cables, 3 m Twinax copper cable
Optics
10G-SFPP-TWX-0501 (1-pack)
10G-SFPP-TWX-0508 (8-pack)
10 Gbps SFP+ direct-attached cables, 5 m Twinax copper cable
Optics
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