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Brocade VDX 8770 Converged Switches

Brocade VCS fabrics running on the Brocade VDX family of switches allow organizations to create data center networks that just work. Together, these technologies provide unmatched automation and resilience in support of the most demanding workloads, such as big data, rich media, and mission-critical applications.

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Brocade VDX 8770 data sheet (506 KB)

Brocade VDX 8770

Scaling Out Brocade VCS Fabrics

The Brocade VDX 8770 Switch is a highly scalable, low-latency, 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) modular switch. Designed to easily scale out Brocade VCS fabrics, the Brocade VDX 8770 Switch brings new levels of performance to VCS fabric deployments. The Brocade VDX 8770 is designed with advanced capabilities, including 100 GbE and hardware-enhanced SDN support, to support data center networking a decade or more into the future.

Brocade VDX 8770

Feature overview

  Brocade VDX 8770-4 Brocade VDX 8770-8
Port-to-port latency (64 byte packets) <4 microseconds <4 microseconds
Form factor 8U 15U
Slots 4 8
Dimensions and weight Width: 43.74 cm (17.22 in.)
Height: 34.7 cm (13.66 in.)
Depth: 60.96 cm (26 in.)
Weight: 31.75 kg (70 lb)
Weight (fully loaded): 86.18 kg (190 lb)
Width: 44 cm (17.32 in.)
Height: 66.2 cm (26.06 in.)
Depth: 66.04 cm (26 in.)
Weight: 61.24 kg (135 lb)
Weight (fully loaded): 165.55 kg (365 lb)
1 GbE SFP/SFP-copper ports 192 384
10 GbE SFP+ ports 192 384
40 GbE QSFP ports 48 96
Power supplies 4 max 8 max
Cooling fans 2 4
Airflow Front-to-back airflow

Scalability Information (*Note 1)

Connector options 1 GbE copper SFP options
10 Gbps SFP+ options: 1/3/5 m direct-attached copper (Twinax)
10 GbE SR and 10 GbE LR
40 GbE QSFP
Maximum VLANs 4,096
Maximum MAC addresses 384,000
Maximum IPv4 routes 352,000
Maximum IPv6 routes 88,000
Maximum ACLs 57,000
Maximum port profiles (AMPP) 256
Maximum ARP entries 128,000
Maximum members in a standard LAG 64
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 32
Maximum jumbo frame size 9,216 bytes
DCB Priority Flow Control (PFC) classes 8

*Note 1: Please refer to the latest version of the release notes for the most up-to-date scalability numbers supported in software.

Modules and Line Cards

Management Module (half-slot) - Multicore processor
- 8 GB SDRAM, USB port
- Console, management port, auxiliary service port (all RJ-45)
Gigabit Ethernet access (fiber/copper) line card - 48-port SFP/SFP-copper
10 GbE access or aggregation line card - 48-port SFP+ (10 GbE/1 GbE)
40 GbE aggregation line card - 12-port QSFP module

General

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
- Layer 2 Access Control Lists (ACLs)
- Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) RFC 826
- IGMP v1/v2 Snooping
- Pause Frames 802.3x
- Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) 802.1s (*Note 2)
- Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) 802.1D (*Note 2)
- Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+/PVRST+) (*Note 2)
Brocade VCS Fabric technology features - Automatic Fabric Formation
- Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)
- VM-aware network automation
- Distributed Fabric Services
- Transparent LAN Services
- Virtual Link Aggregation Group (vLAG) spanning multiple physical switches
- Distributed Configuration Management
- Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL)
- Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP)
- VRRP-E
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 FCoE and iSCSI
FCoE features - Multihop Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE); requires Brocade VCS technology
- FC-BB5-compliant Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF)
- FIP Snooping Bridge connectivity support
- Native FCoE forwarding
- End-to-end FCoE (initiator to target)
- FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) v1 support for FCoE devices login and initialization
- Name Server-based zoning
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

*Note 2: To be enabled with a future software release.

Management

Management and control - IPv4/IPv6 management
- Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
- Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) IEEE 802.1AB
- MIB II RFC 1213 MIB
- Switch Beaconing
- Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
- Telnet
- SNMP v1/v2C, v3
- sFlow RFC 3176
- RMON-1, RMON-2
- NTP
- Management Access Control Lists (ACLs)
- Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Security - Port-based Network Access Control 802.1X
- RADIUS
- TACACS+
- Secure Shell (SSHv2)
- BPDU Guard
- Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

Mechanical

Enclosure 19-inch EIA-compliant; power from 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)
Airflow Brocade VDX 8770-4
- Maximum: 675 CFM
- Nominal: 200 CFM
Brocade VDX 8770-8
- Maximum: 1250 CFM
- Nominal: 375 CFM

Power

Max power utilization (*Note 3) Brocade VDX 8770-4: 2872 W
Brocade VDX 8770-8: 5644 W
Power inlet C19
Input voltage 200 to 240 VAC (Operating voltage range: 180 to 264 VAC)
Input line frequency 50/60 Hz
Maximum current AC: 16.0 A max. per power supply
DC: 70.0 A max per power supply

*Note 3: Delivered power based on fully populated system with 10 GbE ports.

Safety Compliance

- UL 60950-1 Second Edition
- CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
- EN 60950-1 Second Edition
- IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
- AS/NZS 60950-1

EMC

- 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
- AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
- CISPR22 Class A
- EN55022 Class A
- ICES003 Class A
- VCCI Class A
- EN61000-3-2
- EN61000-3-3
- KN22 Class A

Immunity

- EN55024
- CISPR24
- EN300386
- KN 61000-4 series

Environmental Regulatory Compliance

- RoHS-compliant (with lead exemption) per EU Directive 2002/95/EC

Standards Compliance

The Brocade VDX 8770 products conform to the following Ethernet standards:
- 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)
- IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
- IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
- IEEE 802.1w Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Protocol
The following draft versions of the Data Center Bridging (DCB) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standards are also supported on the Brocade VDX 8770:
- IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority-based Flow Control
- IEEE 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection
- IEEE 802.1 DCB Capability Exchange Protocol (Proposed under the DCB Task Group of IEEE 802.1 Working Group)
- FC-BB-5 FCoE (Rev 2.0)

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