Product Id: 24695958
Description: Brocade VDX 6710 - Switch - L3 - managed - 48 x 10/100/1000 + 6 x Gigabit SFP / 10 Gigabit SFP+ - rack-mountable
Mfr Part #: BR-VDX6710-54-F
Seeking better ways to build virtualized data centers and clouds, IT organizations are turning to high-performance networking solutions that increase flexibility through powerful technologies. Brocade VDX 6710 data center switch is specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability, and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers. By leveraging Brocade VCS fabric technology, the Brocade VDX 6710 enables organizations to build data center Ethernet fabrics.
Whether organizations want to enhance their classic hierarchical network architectures or deploy flatter scale-out fabrics for virtualized data centers, the Brocade VDX 6710 delivers the excellent technology to enhance and simplify networks.
- Simplifies network architectures and enables cloud computing by delivering Brocade VCS technology
- Enables cost-effective 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity with full switching capability
- Maximizes performance through wire-speed ports with 600 nanosecond port-to-port latency and hardware-based Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunking
- Provides multi-homed active-active server connections for Ethernet networks
- Creates scale-out Ethernet fabrics for virtualized data centers
- Simplifies management by maintaining network policies as Virtual Machines (VMs) move throughout the data center with Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)
- Provides dynamic configuration and secure communication to VMware vCenter via Brocade VM-aware network automation
- Flexible deployments to solve data center challenges
For classic Ethernet architectures, Brocade VCS technology enables organizations to preserve existing network designs and cabling, and to gain active-active server connections without employing Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). For scale-out fabric architectures, Brocade VCS technology allows organizations to flatten the network design, provide VM mobility without network reconfiguration, and manage the entire fabric as a single logical chassis.
- Network virtualization
Brocade VCS technology offers unique features to support server and storage virtualized environments. During a VM migration, network switch ports must be dynamically configured to ensure that the VM traffic experiences consistent policies and configurations. 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 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.
- Proactive monitoring
Fabric watch monitors the health of certain switch components and, based on the threshold set, declares each component as marginal or down. Monitored components can include fans, power supplies, temperature sensors, compact flash cards, WWN cards, ports missing Single Form-Factor Pluggables (SFPs), and faulty ports. Once a component is declared marginal or down, fabric watch notifies users via a system-log message, e-mail, or both mechanisms.
- Enabling cloud-optimized networking
The Brocade VDX 6710 allows IT managers to extend the benefits of an Ethernet fabric to existing 1 GbE servers. It is a high-performance 1 GbE fixed port switch that provides a reliable, scalable, and flexible foundation to support demanding applications. The Brocade VDX 6710 has 48 1 GbE copper interfaces and six 10 GbE SFP+ interfaces. The Brocade VDX 6710 supports a build-as-you-grow model, enabling organizations to build an Ethernet fabric initially with two switches and scale to larger fabrics for cost-effective connectivity to 1 GbE servers. Local switching delivers high performance for intra-rack traffic in virtualized environments, providing ultra-low latency of 600 ns for the same ASIC on the same switch. This helps in designing a network with no over-subscription, enabling deterministic network performance and improving application response time.