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Brocade 7810

Brocade 7810 Extension Switch

The Brocade 7810 Extension Switch addresses these challenges by providing a modern replication connectivity solution that cost-effectively and quickly replicates data across sites for fast, continuous data protection.
With powerful performance, non-stop reliability, and strong security, the Brocade 7810 can handle the unrelenting transfer of data between data centers, minimize the impact of disruptions to maintain service-level agreements (SLAs), and secure data-in-flight between data centers. The switch has built-in technology that overcomes the inherent challenges of latency and packet loss over long distance. It dramatically speeds up replication performance and enables organizations to substantially reduce costs by deploying less-expensive WAN connections.

Features and Benefits

  • Moves more data faster over distance and cost-effectively replicates data using less expensive WAN connections
  • Drives more throughput with advanced compression technology to expand WAN capacity
  • Consolidates replication workloads from Fibre Channel and IP storage arrays
  • Encrypts storage data flows over distance without a performance penalty
  • Provides load balancing and network resilience with Brocade Extension Trunking to increase WAN utilization and protect against WAN link failures
  • Delivers comprehensive management over distance for greater control and insight
  • Pre-validates the WAN infrastructure with a built-in Flow Generator and WAN Test Tool(Wtool) to ensure a worry-free deployment
  • Extends proactive monitoring between data centers to automatically detect WAN anomalies and avoid unplanned downtime
  • Enables pay-as-you-growscalability of up to 10Gbit/s of replication throughput with an ondemand upgrade license

Technical Details

Enclosure 1U chassis designed to be mounted in a 19-in. cabinet
Fibre Channel ports 12 ports, 32 Gbit/s capable, universal (E, F, M, D, and EX ports)
Ethernet ports 6 ports of 1GbE/10GbE for LAN and WAN connectivity
Scalabiliy Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum
Certified maximum Single fabric: 56 domains, 7 hops
Multiprotocol routing fabric: 19 hops
Fibre Channel performance 8.5 Gbit/s line speed, full duplex;
14.025 Gbit/s line speed, full duplex; 28.05 Gbit/s line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 8, 16, and 32 Gbit/s port speeds
Ethernet interfaces 1GbE, 10GbE
Brocade Trunking Up to eight 32 Gbit/s links aggregating to 256 Gbit/s per trunk. There is no limit to how many trunk groups can be configured per switch.
Fabric latency Non-blocking shared memory, 900 ns with no contention, cut-through switching at 32 Gbit/s
Maximum Fibre Channel frame size 2,112-byte payload
Maximum IP MTU size Jumbo Frames 1280 bytes to 9216 bytes
Classes of service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
Port types F_Port, E_Port, EX_Port, (FCR E_Port), D_Port (Diagnostic), M_Port (Mirror), and self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); VE_Port (FCIP and IP extension)
Data traffic types Fibre Channel, FCIP, and IP extension
USB One USB port for system log file downloads or firmware upgrades
Media types Fibre Channel: Brocade hot-pluggable Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+, short wavelength(SWL), and long wavelength (LWL) transceivers (available wavelength options vary for 8, 16, and 32 Gbit/s SFPs)

Ethernet: Brocade hot-pluggable SFP and SFP+, short-reach wavelength (SRWL), long-reach wavelength (LRWL), and copper SFP/SFP+ transceivers
Fabric services Simple Name Server (SNS); Registered State Change Notification (RSCN), NTP, RADIUS, RCS (Reliable Commit Service), Dynamic Path Selection (DPS), Exchange-based routing, device-based routing, portbased routing, lossless, Brocade Advanced Zoning, Web Tools, Brocade Trunking, Extended Fabrics, Fabric Vision, SDDQ
Extension Extension Trunking, Adaptive Rate Limiting (ARL), WAN Test Tool (Wtool), Open Systems Tape Pipelining (OSTP), FastWrite (FCIP-FW), QoS Marking, Bandwidth Enforcement, PerPriority TCP QoS,(PTQ), Advanced Extension, and Integrated Routing (FCR).
Licensing options The following optional extension features can be enabled on the Brocade 7810 base configuration via the upgrade license:
• Enable WAN-side throughput from 1 Gbit/s to 2.5 Gbit/s
• Enable 10 GbE port speed on the Ethernet ports
• Turn on additional 8 Fibre Channel ports, includes 16 Gbit/s SFPs
• Enable advanced software features, including Brocade Fabric Vision technology, Extension Trunking, Fibre Channel Trunking, and Integrated Routing

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Data sheets

Support for Brocade Switches/ExtremeSwitching VDX series