DATA SHEET www.brocade.com BROCADE 6910 ETHERNET ACCESS SWITCH CARRIER-CLASS ACCESS HIGHLIGHTS •Enables enterprise, wireless backhaul, and residential Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) services in a single Carrier Ethernet access switch •Supports comprehensive Quality of Service (QoS) for multi-tiered Service Level Agreement (SLA) offerings •Helps ensure high reliability with redundant power supplies and proactive service monitoring and management for fast resolution of performance issues •Provides a single, cost-effective, and easy-to-manage platform •Enables profitable Ethernet services to create new revenue streams The Brocade One™ strategy helps simplify networking infrastructures through innovative technologies and solutions. The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch supports this strategy by enabling service providers to streamline the deployment of high-value services. 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 provides a flexible, easy-to-deploy solution to address these challenges. 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 an energy-efficient and small form-factor solution that extends wire-speed Ethernet services to the network edge without compromising performance. The Brocade 6910 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. KEY APPLICATIONS FOR THE BROCADE 6910 •A managed Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) device for enterprise services •An access switch for business parks •A cell site switch for 4G backhaul and public safety wireless networks •A Layer 2 access switch for residential triple-play services CARRIER-CLASS PLATFORM The Brocade 6910 is a carrier-grade access switch that meets the requirements for non-stop networking with Layer 2 services. The platform provides dual-power input for redundancy, and has been architected with a state-of-the-art hardware design and field-proven operating system for reliability and resiliency. It combines the low cost and high capacity of Ethernet with the reliability, management, and service quality needed for mission-critical applications. With its small form factor, fanless design, and temperaturehardened specifications, the Brocade 6910 is ideal for a variety of physical environments that support enterprise customers, managed service providers, Multi-Tenant Unit (MTU)/ Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) deployments, and wireless backhaul providers. Optimized for Pure-Play Ethernet Purpose-built as an Ethernet access switch, the Brocade 6910 helps eliminate the overhead cost of other technologies while efficiently delivering business 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. Flexible Service Awareness The Brocade 6910, with its full suite of Ethernet features, provides flexible service awareness and SLA adherence for tripleplay, enterprise, and mobile backhaul services. As a pure-play Ethernet product, it includes the latest innovations in Ethernet technology, Ethernet control plane protocols, and Ethernet Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) mechanisms. The result is a leading-edge access switch that delivers advanced Layer 2 features, comprehensive Quality of Service (QoS), and robust management and performance monitoring. Moreover, it can support a wide range of services, including carrier-grade Layer 2 services, mission-critical data, high-speed Internet, and high-quality IPTV and Voice over IP (VoIP) services. SIMPLIFIED SERVICE MANAGEMENT Service providers realize that the key to customer satisfaction and retention is ensuring network reliability and quickly resolving any issues that can impact quality or service. The Brocade 6910 simplifies service management by providing key service monitoring and management at the edge. It supports industry specifications, such as IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) and ITU-T Y.1731 Service Framework, to allow fast, proactive monitoring of end-user services. By leveraging these service monitoring and management features, service providers can identify connectivity and performance issues, and isolate the problem from a remote location, avoiding costly dispatch to the onsite location. In addition, the Brocade 6910 enables service providers to monitor service availability, delay, and jitter to verify SLA conformance. It also helps support non-stop networking by providing proactive notification of performance degradation before a service outage occurs. High Reliability The Brocade 6910 helps provide a foundation for high reliability and continuous availability. It supports G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching, which enables the network to detect and recover from incidents without impacting users—and meets the most demanding quality and availability requirements. DIFFERENTIATED SERVICES WITH ADVANCED QOS Today’s network designs must include stringent QoS metrics that allow service providers to not only reliably deliver services, but also provide service differentiation. Typical business services are often tiered under different service levels, ranging from premium to “best-effort” services. At each level of service, service providers must meet or exceed customer agreements—failing to do so can lead to strict financial penalties and loss of business. The Brocade 6910 supports advanced QoS capabilities (such as the use of two-rate, three-color traffic policers, and priority remarking) to offer a deterministic “hard QoS” capability that meets business VPN SLAs. Each port on the Brocade 6910 supports eight hardware queues—each with a distinct priority level—enabling service providers to sell multi-tiered business VPN services and maximize their revenue opportunities. Business Mobile Backhaul Brocade 6910 Brocade 6910 NetIron CES Brocade MLXe Metro Ethernet NetIron CES Brocade MLXe Brocade MLX SP MPLS Core MPLS PE Brocade MLXe NetIron CES Internet Brocade MLX Figure 1. Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switches in a Metro Access Network (MAN). Business Layer 2 VPN Metro Ethernet Brocade MLX Residential Brocade 6910 BROCADE GLOBAL SERVICES Brocade Global Services delivers worldclass professional services and technical support to maximize service providers’ investments in the Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch. Brocade Professional Services offers assessment, design, and implementation services to optimize service providers’ networks to meet increasing bandwidth demands. Brocade Essential Support helps service providers maximize network availability to meet the demands of their business. KEY FEATURES MAXIMIZING INVESTMENTS Support for link aggregation •Up to 8 ports per LAG •Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) 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. Carrier-grade Ethernet services •Up to 16,000 MAC addresses •IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridges •IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management •ITU Y.1731 End-to-end performance measurement •ITU-T Y.1731 Service Framework •Comprehensive set of Layer 2 control protocols: RSTP, MSTP, and ITU G.8032 •MEF 9 and MEF 14 certification •E-LINE (EPL and EVPL) and E-LAN Traffic management •Inbound and outbound two-rate three-color traffic policers •Eight queues per port, each with a distinct priority level •Multiple queue servicing disciplines: Strict Priority, Weighted Round Robin, and hybrid •Egress-based shaping Comprehensive hardware-based security and policies •Hardware-based ACLs (both inbound and outbound) Additional security capabilities •Port-based network access control using 802.1x or MAC port security Advanced monitoring capabilities •Hardware-based sFlow sampling that allows extensive Layer 2-7 traffic monitoring for IPv4 and Carrier Ethernet services •sFlow support Interface capabilities •Jumbo frame support up to 9216 bytes •IEEE 802.3ah Link OAM Redundancy •Redundant, AC/DC power supplies •Fanless design BROCADE 6910 SPECIFICATIONS Features BR-6910-EAS-AC BR-6910-EAS-DC MEF specifications Port density 12 10/100/1000 RJ45 or 12 10/100/1000 RJ45 or 12 100/1000 Fiber SFP 12 100/1000 Fiber SFP Forwarding performance 24 Gbps 24 Gbps Buffering 8 Mb 8 Mb Power supply Dual AC (1+1 redundant) Dual DC (1+1 redundant) Fan redundancy Fanless Fanless • MEF 2 Requirements and Framework for Ethernet Service Protection • MEF 4 Metro Ethernet Network Architecture Framework Part 1: Generic Framework • MEF 6.1 Metro Ethernet Services Definitions Phase 2 • MEF 9 Abstract Test Suite for Ethernet Services at the UNI • MEF 10.1 Ethernet Services Attributes Phase 2 • MEF 11 User Network Interface (UNI) Requirements and Framework • MEF 12 Metro Ethernet Network Architecture Framework Part 2: Ethernet Services Layer • MEF 13 User Network Interface (UNI) Type 1 Implementation Agreement • MEF 14 Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1 • MEF 17 Service OAM Framework and Requirements (partial) • MEF 21 Abstract Test Suite for UNI Type 2 Part 1 Link OAM Dimensions Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch AC 44.5 mm × 440 mm × 250 mm (H×W×D) 1.75 in. × 17.3 in. × 9.8 in. Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch DC 44.5 mm × 440 mm × 250 mm (H×W×D) 1.75 in. × 17.3 in. × 9.8 in. IEEE compliance • IEEE 802.3 10Base-T • IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX, 100Base-FX, 100Base-LX • IEEE 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX • IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T • 802.3 CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications • 802.3x Flow Control • 802.3ad Link Aggregation • 802.1Q Virtual Bridged LANs • 802.1D MAC Bridges • 802.1w Rapid STP • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees • 802.1x Port-based Network Access Control • 802.1ad Provider Bridges • 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) Network management • Integrated industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI) • Web management • sFlow (RFC 3176) • Telnet • SNMPv1, v2c, v3 • RMON Element security options • AAA • RADIUS • Secure Shell (SSH v2) • HTTPs • Username/Password DATA SHEET www.brocade.com BROCADE 6910 SPECIFICATIONS (CONTINUED) Environmental Immunity Temperature Operating: –20°C to 65°C (–4°F to 149°F) Non-operating: –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F) Humidity Relative: 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing Non-operating: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing Safety agency approvals • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-3 • UL 60950-1 • IEC 60950-1 • EN 60950-1 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 • 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 Physical design and mounting Rack mount 19-inch rack-mount supporting racks compliant with: • ANSI/EIA-310-D • ETS 300 119 Electromagnetic emission Environmental regulatory compliance • ICES-003 Electromagnetic Emission • FCC Class A • EN 55022/CISPR-22 Class A/VCCI Class A • AS/NZS 55022 • EN 61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics • EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker • EN 61000-6-3 Emission Standard (Supersedes: EN 50081-1) • EU 2002/95/EC RoHS • EU 2002/96/EC WEEE ORDERING INFORMATION Product number Description BR-6910-EAS-AC 12×1 GbE combination copper 10/100/1000 Base-T (RJ45) or 100/1000 Base-X SFP ports, redundant AC power supply BR-6910-EAS-DC 12×1 GbE combination copper 10/100/1000 Base-T (RJ45) or 100/1000 Base-X SFP ports, redundant DC power supply Corporate Headquarters San Jose, CA USA T: +1-408-333-8000 firstname.lastname@example.org European Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland T: +41-22-799-56-40 email@example.com Asia Pacific Headquarters Singapore T: +65-6538-4700 firstname.lastname@example.org © 2011 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. 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