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Brocade G610

Affordable, No-Compromise Storage Switch for the Modern Data Center

The Brocade G610 provides an affordable storage switch without compromising on performance and reliability. Leveraging the power of Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology, it delivers a flash-ready solution for the always-on, digital business. With its combination of up to 32 Gbps performance, unmatched simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality, the Brocade G610 provides exceptional price/performance value in an entry-level switch.

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Flash-Ready Performance
  • Meets the high-throughput, low-latency demands of critical applications with flash-ready performance
  • Enables the seamless transition to next-generation NVMe flash arrays, without a disruptive rip and replace
High Performance
  • Proactively monitors and optimizes the health and performance of individual Virtual Machines (VMs), and identifies anomalies with VM Insight
  • Increases resiliency by automatically discovering and recovering from common networking problems
Affordable and User-Centered Design
  • Provides an affordable storage switch that redefines simplicity and flexibility
  • Starts small and grows on demand, from 8 to 24 ports, to support an evolving storage environment
  • Powers up from 16 Gbps to 32 Gbps to deliver increased performance on demand
  • Installs in three easy steps with a point-and-click user interface, simplifying deployment and saving time
  • Leverages Brocade Fabric Vision technology to simplify administration, quickly resolve problems, increase uptime, and reduce costs

Technical Details : Brocade G610

System Architecture

Fibre Channel ports Switch mode (default): 8-, 16-, and 24-port configurations (8-port increment through Ports on Demand [PoD] license); E_Ports, F_Ports, M_Ports, and D_Ports
Brocade Access Gateway default port mapping: 40 SFP+ F_Ports, 8 SFP+ N_Ports
Scalability Full-fabric architecture with a maximum of 239 switches
Certified maximum 9,000 active nodes; 56 switches, 19 hops in Brocade Fabric OS® fabrics; larger fabrics certified as required
Performance Fibre Channel: 4.25 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 14.025 Gbps line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 4 Gbps, 8 Gbps, 16 Gbps, and 32 Gbps port speeds
ISL trunking Frame-based trunking with up to eight 32 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 256 Gbps per ISL trunk
Exchange-based load balancing across ISLs with DPS included in Brocade Fabric OS
Aggregate bandwidth 768 Gbps end-to-end full duplex
Maximum fabric latency Latency for locally switched ports is 900 ns (including FEC)
Maximum frame size 2,112-byte payload
Frame buffers 2,000 dynamically allocated
Classes of service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
Port types F_Port, E_Port, M_Port, D_Port (ClearLink Diagnostic Port) on 24 SFP+ ports
Brocade Access Gateway mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port
Data traffic types
Fabric switches supporting unicast
Media types 32 Gbps: Brocade G610 requires Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; 32 Gbps SWL, LWL
16 Gbps: Brocade G610 requires Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; 16 Gbps SWL, LWL, ELWL
Fibre Channel distance subject to fiber-optic cable and port speed
USB One USB port for system log file downloads or firmware upgrades
Fabric services

Note: Some fabric services do not apply or are unavailable in Brocade Access Gateway mode.
Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS); Flow Vision; Brocade Adaptive Networking (Traffic Isolation, QoS); Fabric Performance Impact (FPI) Monitoring; Slow Drain Device Quarantine (SDDQ); Brocade Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning, peer zoning, target-driven zoning); Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP); Dynamic Path Selection (DPS); Brocade Extended Fabrics; Enhanced BB credit recovery; FDMI; Frame Redirection; Frame-based Trunking; FSPF; Brocade ISL Trunking; Management Server; NPIV; NTP v3; Registered State Change Notification (RSCN); Reliable Commit Service (RCS); Simple Name Server (SNS); Read Diagnostics Parameter (RDP), VM Insight

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