Brocade SAN Switch DCX-42 BR-DCX4S-0001-A






DCX-4S Backbone Specifications
Systems Architecture
Chassis Single chassis: Up to 512 (Brocade DCX) or 256 (Brocade DCX-4S) 8 Gbps universal (E, F, FL, M, EX) Fibre Channel ports using up to eight 16-, 32-, 48-, or 64-port Fibre Channel blades

Dual-chassis: Up to 1024 (Brocade DCX) or 512 (Brocade DCX-4S) 8 Gbps universal Fibre Channel ports; ICL ports (four per chassis, copper pin) connect up to two Brocade DCX or Brocade DCX-4S chassis (same models or a mix)

Three chassis: Up to 1536 (Brocade DCX) or 768 (Brocade DCX-4S) 8 Gbps universal Fibre Channel ports; ICL ports (four per chassis, copper pin) connect up to three Brocade DCX or Brocade DCX-4S chassis (same models or a mix)
Control processor Redundant (active/standby) control processor modules
Scalability Full fabric architecture of 239 switches
Certified maximum 6000 active nodes; 56 switches, 19 hops in Brocade FOS fabrics; 31 switches, 3 hops in Brocade M-EOS fabrics; larger fabrics certified as required
Special-purpose blades FCOE10-24 Blade provides CEE/FCoE connectivity for server I/O consolidation (24 10 GbE CEE ports; up to two blades)
FS8-18 Encryption Blade provides plug-in encryption of data on disk or tape, supporting industry-standard AES-256 and DataFort-compatible encryption mode (16 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports; up to four blades; requires DCFM management)

FX8-24 Blade provides SAN extension over IP networks (12 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports with license options providing up to 10 1 GbE ports and up to two 10 GbE ports per blade; up to four blades)

FC10-6 Blade provides six 10 Gbps Fibre Channel ports (up to eight blades)

FA4-18 Application Blade is integrated with EMC RecoverPoint to provide continuous data protection (16 4 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports per blade; up to four blades)
Performance Fibre Channel: 1.063 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 2.125 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 8.50 Gbps line speed, full duplex; auto sensing of 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps port speeds; optionally programmable 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps ports; 10.5 Gbps line speed, full duplex.
CEE: 10.0 Gbps line speed, full duplex.
ISL trunking Frame-based trunking with up to eight 8 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 64 Gbps per ISL trunk Exchange-based load balancing across ISLs with DPS included in Fabric OS
Chassis bandwidth 2.3 Tbps per chassis (256 ports X 8 Gbps data rate + 256 Gbps ICL bandwidth)
Slot bandwidth 256 Gbps (data rate)
Local switching bandwidth 128 Gbps for FC8-16: 16 ports X 8 Gbps (data rate)
256 Gbps for FC8-32: 32 ports X 8 Gbps (data rate)
384 Gbps for FC8-48: 48 ports X 8 Gbps (data rate)
512 Gbps for FC8-64: 64 ports X 8 Gbps (data rate)
ICL bandwidth 256 Gbps; four ICLs provide the equivalent of 32 8 Gbps ports
ICL bandwidth is load-balanced using eight 8-port frame-based trunks and DPS
Switch latency Locally switched ports 700 ns; blade-to-blade latency is 2.1 μsec
Maximum frame size 2112-byte payload
Frame buffers 2048 per 16-port group on 16-, 32-, and 64-port blades and up to 2048 per 24-port group on 48-port blades, dynamically allocated
Classes of service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
Fibre Channel port types FL_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), E_Port, EX_Port (Fibre Channel Integrated Routing); self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control
Data traffic types Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast
Media types 4 Gbps: FC8-16, -32, and -48; FR4-18i; and FA4-18; blades require Brocade hot-pluggable, Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP), LC connector; 4 Gbps Short-Wavelength Laser (SWL); 4 Gbps Long-Wavelength Laser (LWL); 4 Gbps Extended Long-Wavelength Laser (ELWL)
8 Gbps: FC8-16, -32, and -48; FX8-24; and FS8-18 blades require Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; 8 Gbps SWL; 8 Gbps LWL
8 Gbps: FC8-64 blades require Brocade hot-pluggable mSFP, mSFP LC connector; 8 Gbps SWL only
10 Gbps: FC10-6 blades utilize non-Brocade hot-pluggable, 10 Gbps Small Form-Factor Pluggable (XFP), LC connector; 10 Gbps SWL; 10 Gbps LWL
Fibre Channel distance subject to fiber-optic cable and port speed
CEE media type: Hot-pluggable, Brocade 10 GbE SFP+ supports any combination of Short-Reach (SR) and Long-Reach (LR) optical transceivers; Brocade copper Twinax cables of one, three, or five meters
USB 1 USB port per control processor for firmware download, support save, and configuration upload/download
Fabric services Advanced Performance Monitoring (including Top Talkers); Adaptive Networking (Ingress Rate Limiting, Traffic Isolation, QoS); BB credit recovery; Bottleneck Detection; Brocade Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning); Dynamic Path Selection (DPS); Extended Fabrics; Fabric Watch; FDMI; Frame Redirection; FSPF; Integrated Routing; IPoFC; ISL Trunking; Management Server; N_Port Trunking; NPIV; NTP v3; Port Fencing; Registered State Change Notification (RSCN); Reliable Commit Service (RCS); Simple Name Server (SNS); Virtual Fabrics (Logical Switch, Logical Fabric)
Extension Supports DWDM, CWDM, and FC-SONET devices; FCIP, data compression, Fast Write, read/write Tape Pipelining, QoS, BB credit recovery
FICON FICON cascading (FOS: Brocade DCX, DCX-4S; and M-EOS: Brocade DCX only); support for lossless DLS with port-based and exchange-based routing; FICON CUP; Advanced Accelerator for FICON (FICON Global Mirror and XRC emulation and read/write Tape Pipelining). The FC8-64 blade does not support FICON.
High Availability
Architecture Passive backplane; separate and redundant control processor and core switching blades (two of each); redundant WWN cards
Chassis power Two 2000 W AC power supply modules (100 to 240 V auto-sensing), 2N redundancy; Brocade DCX supports two additional power modules
Cooling Two blower assembly modules (one required for operation)
Solution availability Designed to provide 99.999 percent uptime capabilities; hot-pluggable redundant power supplies, fans, WWN cards, processors, core switching, port blades, and optics; online diagnostics; non-disruptive firmware download and activation
Management HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB), Telnet; Auditing, Syslog; Brocade Advanced Web Tools, Brocade Fabric Watch; Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) Enterprise (Brocade DCX, DCX-4S) or DCFM Professional/Professional Plus (Brocade DCX-4S only), Brocade Fabric Manager (optional, FOS environments only), Brocade EFCM 9.x (optional), command line interface; SMI-S compliant; Administrative Domains; trial licenses for add-on capabilities
Security DH-CHAP (between switches and end devices), FIPS 140-2 L2-compliant, HTTPS, IPsec, IP filtering, LDAP, Port Binding, RADIUS, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Secure Copy (SCP), Secure RPC, SSH v2, SSL, Switch Binding, Trusted Switch
Management access 10/100/1000 Etherne t (RJ-45) per control processor, in-band over Fibre Channel; serial port (RJ-45) and one USB per control processor module; call-home integration enabled through Brocade DCFM, EFCM, and Fabric Manager
Diagnostics POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including RAStrace logging, environmental monitoring, non-disruptive daemon restart, FCping and Pathinfo (FC traceroute), port mirroring (SPAN port), and Rolling Reboot Detection (RRD)
Enclosure Rear panel-to-door airflow; Brocade DCX-4S ships with 1U exhaust shelf
Mounting Rack-mountable in a standard 19-inch EIA cabinet
Size Width: 43.74 cm (17.22 in)
Height: 35.00 cm (13.78 in, 8U) plus 4.37 cm
exhaust shelf (1.72 in, 1U)
Depth without door: 61.19 cm (24.09 in)
Depth with door: 73.20 cm (28.82 in)
System weight 68.04 kg (150.00 lb) for 256-port configuration fully populated;
25.76 kg (56.80 lb) for chassis
Temperature Operating: 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F)
Non-operating: –25° C to 70° C (–13° F to 158° F)
Humidity Operating: 20% to 85% RH non-condensing at 40° C (104° F)
Non-operating and storage (non-condensing): 10% to 93% at 70° C (158° F)
Altitude Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
Shock Operating: 20 g, 6 ms, half sine
Non-operating: 33 g, 11 ms, half sine
Vibration Operating: 0.5 g p-p, 5 to 500 to 5 Hz
Non-operating: 2.0 g p-p, 5 to 500 to 5 Hz
Heat dissipation Min: 16-port configuration of 383 W, 1306 BTU/hr
Max: 256-port configuration of 862 W, 2943 BTU/hr
CO2 emissions 3.2 metric tonnes per year (with 256 ports at 0.42 kg/kWh)
1.5 kg per Gbps per year
Supported power range Voltage
Range: 85 to 264 VAC Auto-volt
Nominal: 100 to 240 VAC

85 to 132 VAC: 1000 W
180 to 264 VAC: 2000 W
In-rush current 20 Amps maximum, peak
Frequency 47 to 63 Hz