www.brocade.com 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) www.brocade.com 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 Corporate Headquarters San Jose, CA USA T: +1-408-333-8000 email@example.com European Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland T: +41-22-799-56-40 firstname.lastname@example.org Asia Pacific Headquarters Singapore T: +65-6538-4700 email@example.com © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. 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