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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-R is a Brocade Fibre Channel SAN Switch featuring 48x 16 Gigabit SFP+ Fibre Channel ports, with 24x active and an aggregate bandwidth of 768 Gbps end-to-end full duplex, ensuring high-speed data transfer across the network. It is equipped with dual 23-0000092-02 AC hot-swappable redundant power supplies supporting AC 120/230 V at 50/60 Hz and integrated system cooling fans, designed for optimal reliability and a 700 ns latency for efficient data processing. The switch supports a maximum frame size of 2112 byte payload, includes 8192 dynamically allocated frame buffers, and is designed with back-to-front airflow for efficient cooling, all within a 1-RU rack-mountable form factor, measuring 437.64 mm in width, 43.18 mm in height, and 443.23 mm in depth, and weighs 9.16 kg with two power supply FRUs, without transceivers.

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

  • What is the maximum bandwidth supported by the 48-Port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN Switch?
    The switch supports up to 768 Gbps end-to-end full duplex bandwidth.
  • How many network ports are available on the switch?
    There are 48x 16 Gigabit SFP+ Fibre Channel ports, with 24x active.
  • Can you describe the power supplies included with the switch?
    The switch includes 2x 23-0000092-02 AC hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated cooling fans, supporting AC 120/230 V at 50/60 Hz.
  • What type of airflow design does the switch have?
    It features back-to-front airflow, ensuring power components are cooled efficiently.
  • What are the management port options available?
    The switch offers 1x RJ-45 Console and 1x USB (Type A) for management purposes.
  • What is the latency of the 48-Port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN Switch?
    The switch has a latency of 700 ns.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the switch?
    The switch measures 437.64 mm in width, 43.18 mm in height, and 443.23 mm in depth.
  • How many frame buffers does the switch have?
    There are 8192 dynamically allocated frame buffers.
  • What is the maximum frame size the switch supports?
    The switch supports a maximum frame size of 2112 byte payload.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges?
    The operating temperature range is 0° to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), and the non-operating temperature range is −25° to 70°C (−13°F to 158°F).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-6510-48-16G-R offers high bandwidth with its 48-port configuration, supporting up to 768 Gbps end-to-end full duplex, making it suitable for environments requiring high data throughput. However, its latency stands at 700 ns, which may not meet the needs of applications that demand lower latency for optimal performance. Additionally, the switch includes dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies, ensuring high availability and reliability for critical network infrastructures.


The Brocade BR-6510-48-16G-R is a high-performance Fibre Channel SAN Switch designed to support data-intensive applications and high-speed storage networks. It features 48 ports with 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity, offering a significant upgrade for modern data centers requiring high bandwidth and low latency connections. This switch is equipped with 24 active ports out of the box, allowing for immediate deployment in a variety of settings. Expansion is straightforward, enabling organizations to scale their networks according to demand. The inclusion of SFP+ ports ensures compatibility with a wide range of optical and copper networking cables, providing flexibility in network design and connectivity. Key hardware specifications include: - Network Ports: 48x 16 Gigabit SFP+ Fibre Channel, with 24 active ports. - Management Ports: 1x RJ-45 Console and 1x USB (Type A) for simplified device management and firmware updates. - Power Supplies: The switch is equipped with two AC hot-swappable redundant power supplies (23-0000092-02), ensuring uninterrupted operation and system cooling. These power supplies support a voltage range of AC 120/230 V at 50/60 Hz. Additional specifications highlight the switch's performance and environmental adaptability: - Latency is minimized to 700 ns, facilitating rapid data transmission and reducing delays in high-performance computing environments. - The switch's aggregate bandwidth reaches up to 768 Gbps end-to-end full duplex, accommodating large data transfers and supporting extensive SAN architectures. - Maximum frame size is supported up to a 2112 byte payload, allowing efficient handling of large data packets. - Frame buffers are dynamically allocated, with a total of 8192 available, optimizing storage traffic and enhancing overall network reliability. The Brocade BR-6510-48-16G-R is designed with a focus on efficiency and operational simplicity: - A single USB port is available for external storage or firmware updates. - The switch features back-to-front airflow, ensuring proper cooling in standard rack configurations. This design also supports efficient cable management and maintenance. - Physical dimensions are conducive to easy installation in a standard 1U rack space, with a width of 437.64 mm (17.23 in.), height of 43.18 mm (1.7 in.), and depth of 443.23 mm (17.45 in.). The system's weight is 9.16 kg (20.20 lb), including two power supply units but excluding transceivers. Environmental and power specifications demonstrate the switch's resilience and energy efficiency: - Operating temperature ranges from 0° to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), with a humidity tolerance of 10% to 85% non-condensing. Non-operating conditions extend these ranges further, ensuring the switch's durability. - Power efficiency is evident in its heat dissipation capability of 338 BTU/hr across 48 ports, alongside dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies that ensure consistent performance and reliability. In summary, the Brocade BR-6510-48-16G-R Fibre Channel SAN Switch is engineered to meet the demands of modern data centers, offering high-speed connectivity, scalability, and reliability for enterprise storage networks.


Part NumberBrocade BR-6510-48-16G-R
Type48-Port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN Switch
Airflow DirectionBack-to-Front
Active Network Ports48x 16 Gbps SFP+ Fibre Channel Ports (24 active)
Administration Ports1x RJ-45 for Console, 1x USB (Type A)
Power Supply Units2x 23-0000092-02 AC, Hot-pluggable redundant units with built-in fans, AC 120/230 V, 50/60 Hz
Signal Delay700 nanoseconds
Mounting HardwareIncluded (1-Rack Unit)
Total Bandwidth768 Gbps, bi-directional
Max Frame Size2112-byte payload
Buffer Memory8192, dynamic allocation
USB Ports1
Cooling MethodBack-to-front; exhausts at rear, 1U profile
DimensionsWidth: 437.64 mm, Height: 43.18 mm, Depth: 443.23 mm
Weight9.16 kg, includes two power units, excludes SFPs
Operating ConditionsTemperature: 0°C to 40°C, Humidity: 10% to 85% non-condensing
Storage ConditionsTemperature: −25°C to 70°C, Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude3000 meters
Maximum Storage Altitude12,000 meters
Thermal Output338 BTU/hr at full port utilization
Power RequirementsDual, hot-swappable units with cooling fans
AC Power Range85 V to 264 V, ~5 A to 2.5 A
DC Power Specification40 V to 60 V, max current 4.5 A

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