Brocade X7 Directors

Brocade X7 Directors

  • Scale more devices, applications, and workloads with 64G links
  • Maximize NVMe and high-transaction workloads with 50% lower network latency
  • Transform telemetry data into actionable insights to optimize performance and ensure reliability
  • Increase visibility and simplify operations with a modern SAN management tool to resolve issues without intervention

Tech Specs

Fibre Channel ports CR64-8 and CR64-4 CR blades: E_Port, EX_Port, and D_Port.
FC32-X7-48, FC64-48 port blades: F_Port, E_Port, EX_Port, M_Port, SIM, and D_Port.
Self-discovery is based on switch type (U_Port) with an optional port type control.
Scalability Full-fabric architecture of 239 switches.
Certified maximum 6000 active devices per switch; 56 switches, 19 hops in Brocade Fabric OS® (FOS) fabrics; larger fabrics certified as required.
ISL trunking Frame-based trunking with up to eight 64Gb/s ports per ISL trunk; up to 256Gb/s per ISL trunk; exchange-based load balancing across ISLs with DPS included in Brocade FOS.
Maximum frame size 2112-byte payload.
Frame buffers 24,000 per switching ASIC.
Classes of service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames).
Data traffic types Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast
Media types Brocade FC64-48 port blade: Supports hot-pluggable Brocade Fibre Channel SFP+ at 8/10/16/32Gb/s SWL/LWL/ELWL and 64Gb/s SWL.
Brocade FC32-X7-48 port blade: Supports hot-pluggable Brocade Fibre Channel SFP+ at 4/8/10/16/32Gb/s SWL/LWL/ELWL. (F_Port connectivity only when connected at 4Gb/s speed.)
Core Routing (CR) blades, Brocade CR64-4 and CR64-8: Support hot-pluggable Brocade Fibre Channel Gen 7 SWL QSFP, 4×32Gb/s SWL QSFP, and 4×32Gb/s QSFP for ICL connections.
USB One USB port per control processor for firmware download, support save, and configuration upload or download.
Fabric services Adaptive Networking (QoS); BB Credit Recovery; Brocade Advanced Zoning (Default Zoning, Port/WWN Zoning); Dynamic Path Selection (DPS); Extended Fabrics; Fabric Congestion Notification; Fabric Vision; FDMI; Flow Vision; FSPF; Integrated Routing; ISL Trunking; Management Server; N_Port Trunking; NPIV; NTP v3; Peer Zoning; Port Fencing; Registered State Change Notification (RSCN); Reliable Commit Service (RCS); Simple Name Server (SNS); Syslog; Target-Driven Zoning; Traffic Optimizer; Virtual Fabrics (Logical Switch, Logical Fabric).
Extension Supports DWDM, CWDM, and FC-SONET Devices; Fibre Channel; In-flight Compression (Brocade LZO) and Encryption (AES-GCM-256); BB Credit Recovery.
Chassis Single Chassis:
Brocade X7-8: Non-blocking architecture
X7-8 Director with 48 64Gb/s port blades: 31Tb/s of aggregate chassis bandwidth (384 device ports with a 64Gb/s data rate plus 32 4xGen7 ICLs)
Brocade X7-4:Non-blocking architecture
X7-4 Director with 48 64Gb/s port blades: 15.5Tb/s of aggregate chassis bandwidth (192 device ports with a 64Gb/s data rate plus 16 4xGen7 ICLs)
Each provides support for (E, F, D, M, SIM, and EX) Fibre Channel ports using 48-port 64Gb/s Fibre Channel blades.
Control processor Redundant (active/standby) control processor modules.
Brocade FC64-48 port blade provides 48 ports of 64Gb/s Fibre Channel.
Brocade FC32-X7-48 port blade provides 48 ports of 32Gb/s Fibre Channel.
Ethernet ports Brocade FC64-48 Port Blade:
Fibre Channel: 8.5Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 10.53Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 14.025Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 28.05Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 57.8Gb/s line speed, full duplex. Autosensing of 8, 16, 32, and 64Gb/s port speeds depending on SFPs used. 10Gb/s port speeds with dedicated SFPs.
Brocade FC32-X7-48 Port Blade:
Fibre Channel: 4.25Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 8.5Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 10.53Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 14.025Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 28.05Gb/s line speed, full duplex. Autosensing of 4, 8, 16, and 32Gb/s port speeds depending on SFPs used. 10Gb/s port speeds with dedicated SFPs.

UltraScale ICL trunking Chassis-to-chassis linkage through connectors on the Core Routing (CR) blade. Can configure the following maximum number of QSFPs per trunk depending on blade type, connecting:
Up to four QSFP ports in a trunk group between two Brocade CR64-4 blades. For trunks that contain four or fewer QSFP ports, ports in a trunk must be located in the same port group on each blade.
Up to four QSFP ports in a trunk group between a Brocade CR64-4 blade and a CR64-8 blade. For trunks that contain four or fewer QSFP ports, ports in a trunk must be located in the same port group on each blade.
A minimum of two QSFP connections are required for a trunk, and up to four QSFP trunks between pairs of Brocade CR64-8 (CR64-4) and CR32-8 (CR32-4).
Multichassis with UltraScale ICL ports Up to 4608 Fibre Channel ports; UltraScale ICL ports (32 for 8-slot or 16 per 4-slot chassis, optical QSFP) connect up to 9 chassis in a full-mesh topology or up to 12 chassis in a core-edge topology.
Chassis bandwidth Brocade X7-8: 31Tb/s per chassis with 384 device ports + 32 UltraScale ICL connections supporting 128 ports.
Brocade X7-4: 15.5Tb/s per chassis with 192 device ports + 16 UltraScale ICL connections supporting 64 ports.
Slot bandwidth 3072Gb/s (line rate) providing line-rate performance for the Brocade FC64-48 blade.
Service Weblink http://www.fujitsu.com/global/services
Support Pack Options Available in major metropolitan areas:
9x5, Next Business Day Onsite Response Time
9x5, 4h Onsite Response Time (depending on country)
24x7, 4h Onsite Response Time (depending on country)
Recommended Service 24x7, Onsite Response Time: 4h
Support Pack Options Available in major metropolitan areas:
9x5, Next Business Day Onsite Response Time
9x5, 4h Onsite Response Time (depending on country)
24x7, 4h Onsite Response Time (depending on country)
Recommended Service 24x7, Onsite Response Time: 4h
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