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Product Line: Brocade Brocade 6510 Series
Product Type: SAN Switch
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Product Description

The BR-6510-48-16G-F Brocade switch features 48x 16 Gigabit SFP+ Fibre Channel ports (24x active) and supports an aggregate bandwidth of 768 Gbps end-to-end full duplex, with a maximum frame size of 2112 byte payload. It is equipped with dual 23-0000092-02 AC hot-swappable redundant power supplies and offers 700 ns latency, ensuring efficient data transmission. Designed for high-density environments, it includes 8192 dynamically allocated frame buffers, operates within a temperature range of 0° to 40°C, and is packaged in a 1U form factor with dimensions of 437.64 mm (17.23 in.) width, 43.18 mm (1.7 in.) height, and 443.23 mm (17.45 in.) depth, weighing 9.16 kg (20.20 lb) with power supplies.

FAQs for the BR-6510-48-16G-F

  • What is the port configuration of the 48-Port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN Switch?
    The switch has 48x 16 Gigabit SFP+ Fibre Channel ports, with 24 active out of the box, 1x RJ-45 Console, and 1x USB (Type A) for management.
  • How does the airflow design of the part contribute to its operation?
    It features a front-to-back airflow design that ensures efficient cooling, with power supplied from the back, supporting stable operation in a 1U rack space.
  • What are the power supply specifications for this Fibre Channel SAN Switch?
    It includes 2x 23-0000092-02 AC hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated cooling fans, supporting AC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz.
  • Can you detail the latency and aggregate bandwidth capabilities?
    The switch offers a latency of 700 ns and supports an aggregate bandwidth of 768 Gbps end-to-end full duplex.
  • What is the maximum frame size supported by this device?
    It supports a maximum frame size of 2112 byte payload.
  • How many frame buffers are available, and how are they allocated?
    The device comes with 8192 dynamically allocated frame buffers.
  • Describe the physical dimensions and weight of the 48-Port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN Switch.
    The switch measures 437.64 mm in width, 43.18 mm in height, and 443.23 mm in depth, weighing 9.16 kg with two power supply FRUs, excluding transceivers.
  • What are the operating and non-operating environmental conditions?
    Operational conditions are 0° to 40°C and 10% to 85% humidity (non-condensing), while non-operating conditions range from −25° to 70°C and 10% to 90% humidity (non-condensing).
  • What are the altitude limits for operating and storing the device?
    It can operate up to 3000 m and be stored up to 12 km altitude.
  • How much heat dissipation does the switch offer, and what are its power requirements?
    It dissipates 338 BTU/hr with 48 ports active. Power requirements include AC input of 85 V to 264 V ~5 A to 2.5 A and DC input of 40 V to 60 V with a max current of 4.5 A.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-6510-48-16G-F offers high-density 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, providing an aggregate bandwidth of 768 Gbps for high-performance data transfer and storage networking. However, its operational temperature range is limited to 0° to 40°C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the switch features dual, hot-swappable power supplies for redundancy but has a single USB port, which may limit direct, local management options.


The Brocade BR-6510-48-16G-F is a high-performance Fibre Channel SAN switch designed to support data-intensive applications and high-speed storage networking at 16 Gbps. It features 48 SFP+ ports with 24 active by default, offering flexibility and scalability for a wide range of network configurations. This switch is engineered to meet the demands of modern data centers, providing a reliable foundation for storage area networks. With a focus on efficiency and high availability, the Brocade BR-6510 includes two hot-swappable redundant power supplies, model 23-0000092-02 AC, supporting both 120/230 V at 50/60 Hz. These power supplies are designed to ensure continuous operation, even in the event of a power supply failure, and incorporate an integrated system cooling fan to maintain optimal operating temperatures. The switch's hardware is optimized for low latency, with a rate of 700 ns, allowing for fast data transmission that is critical for high-performance computing and real-time applications. It has an impressive aggregate bandwidth of 768 Gbps end-to-end full duplex, ensuring that data flows efficiently through the network without bottlenecks. - Maximum frame size supported is 2112 byte payload, which facilitates efficient data transfer. - Frame buffers are dynamically allocated, with a total of 8192 available, enhancing the switch's ability to manage data traffic. - The system includes one USB port for management and firmware updates, adding to its convenience and usability. The Brocade BR-6510 is designed with a 1U form factor, making it easy to install in any standard rack. It measures 437.64 mm in width, 43.18 mm in height, and 443.23 mm in depth, with a system weight of 9.16 kg when equipped with two power supply units but without transceivers. This compact size and weight make it an efficient choice for space-constrained environments. This switch is built to operate reliably in a wide range of environmental conditions. It can function in temperatures from 0° to 40°C and can withstand non-operating temperatures from -25° to 70°C. Humidity levels are supported from 10% to 85% non-condensing during operation and 10% to 90% non-condensing for storage. The Brocade BR-6510 is capable of operating at altitudes up to 3000 m and can be stored at altitudes up to 12 km, ensuring performance in varied environmental conditions. The switch's design features front-to-back airflow, supporting efficient cooling and stable operation by drawing air in from the front and expelling it out the back. This design aids in maintaining optimal performance by ensuring that the power supply and system cooling fan effectively dissipate heat, with a total heat dissipation of 338 BTU/hr for 48 ports. In summary, the Brocade BR-6510-48-16G-F Fibre Channel SAN Switch is engineered for reliability, performance, and scalability. With advanced features such as low latency, high bandwidth, and redundant power supplies, it is an ideal solution for enterprises looking to build or expand their storage area networks.


Model Number Brocade BR-6510-48-16G-F
Type 48-Port 16Gbps Fibre Channel SAN Switch
Airflow Direction Front to Back
Fibre Channel Ports 48x 16G SFP+ (24 active)
Configuration Interfaces 1x RJ-45 console port, 1x USB (Type A)
Power Units 2x 23-0000092-02 AC, hot-pluggable and redundant with integrated cooling - AC 120/230V, 50/60Hz
Switch Latency 700 nanoseconds
Mounting Specification 1-RU, including rack mounts
Overall Bandwidth 768 Gbps, full duplex
Max Frame Size 2112-byte payload
Buffer Allocation 8192, dynamic
USB Ports 1 USB port
Airflow Pattern Front-to-back; intake from front
Dimensions Width: 437.64 mm, Height: 43.18 mm, Depth: 443.23 mm
Weight 9.16 kg with dual power supplies, excluding transceivers
Operational Conditions Temperature: 0°-40°C, Humidity: 10%-85% non-condensing
Non-operational Conditions Temperature: -25° to 70°C, Humidity: 10%-90% non-condensing
Maximum Operational Altitude Up to 3000 meters
Maximum Storage Altitude Up to 12,000 meters
Thermal Output 338 BTU/hr for 48 ports
Power Configuration Dual, hot-swappable, redundant with cooling fans
AC Power Range 85V to 264V, ~5A to 2.5A
DC Power Input 40V to 60V, max current 4.5A

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