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Product Line: Brocade VDX 6710 Series
Product Type: SWITCH
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Product Description

The BR-VDX6710-54-R Brocade features a 48P GbE and 6P SFP+AC, with a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps and supports a 1U form factor. It offers low latency with 1 GbE to 1 GbE/10 GbE at 1 microsecond and 10 GbE to 10 GbE ports at 600 nanoseconds. The device is designed for efficiency and reliability, with two hot-swappable, load-sharing power supplies, N+1 redundant cooling fans, and operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, supporting up to 3000 meters in operating altitude.

FAQs for the BR-VDX6710-54-R

  • What is the switching bandwidth of the 48P GbE 6P SFP+AC?
    The switching bandwidth is 216 Gbps.
  • How does the airflow direction function in this device?
    It features port side exhaust airflow.
  • What is the port-to-port latency for 1 GbE to 1 GbE and 1 GbE to 10 GbE connections?
    The latency is 1 microsecond.
  • Can you provide the dimensions and weight of the unit?
    Dimensions are 44.0 cm in width, 4.37 cm in height, and 40.97 cm in depth. The weight is 8.57 kg.
  • What are the power supply specifications for this switch?
    It has two hot-swappable, load-sharing power supplies.
  • How are the cooling fans designed?
    Cooling is managed by N+1 redundant fans, integrated into the power supplies.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges?
    Operating temperature is 0°C to 40°C. Non-operating and storage temperatures range from −25°C to 70°C.
  • What humidity levels can the device operate under?
    Operating humidity is 10% to 85% non-condensing. Non-operating and storage humidity is 10% to 90% non-condensing.
  • What is the maximum altitude at which the device can operate?
    The operating altitude is up to 3000 meters, and non-operating/storage altitude is up to 12 kilometers.
  • What are the power consumption and heat dissipation rates?
    Maximum power consumption is 130 W, and heat dissipation is 443.5 BTU/hr.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-VDX6710-54-R offers a high switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps and low port-to-port latency, with 1 GbE to 1 GbE/10 GbE at 1 microsecond and 10 GbE to 10 GbE at 600 nanoseconds, ensuring efficient data transfer and excellent performance for high-demand network environments. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0°C to 40°C, which may restrict its deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the switch's power consumption peaks at 130W, and while it features two hot-swappable, load-sharing power supplies and N+1 redundant cooling fans integrated into the power supplies, these specifications necessitate a careful consideration of power and cooling infrastructure in densely packed data centers.


The Brocade BR-VDX6710-54-R is a high-performance networking switch designed to cater to the needs of modern data centers and enterprise networks. With its compact 1U form factor, this switch is engineered to provide an efficient, scalable, and resilient networking solution. The hardware specifications of the BR-VDX6710-54-R underscore its capability to handle demanding network environments with ease. At the core of its design, the switch features 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 6 SFP+ ports, supporting both 1 GbE and 10 GbE connections. This combination of ports offers flexibility in connectivity, allowing for a wide range of network configurations and the ability to scale up as required. The switching bandwidth of the BR-VDX6710-54-R reaches an impressive data rate of 216 Gbps on a full-duplex setting, ensuring high-speed data transfer across the network.
  • Switching bandwidth (full duplex): 216 Gbps
  • Port-to-port latency: 1 GbE to 1 GbE/10 GbE 1 microsecond, 10 GbE to 10 GbE 600 nanoseconds
  • Form factor: 1U
The device exhibits minimal latency, with port-to-port latency as low as 1 microsecond for 1 GbE to 1 GbE/10 GbE and 600 nanoseconds for 10 GbE to 10 GbE connections, which is crucial for applications requiring real-time data processing and transmission. Dimensionally, the BR-VDX6710-54-R measures 44.0 cm in width, 4.37 cm in height, and 40.97 cm in depth, and weighs 8.57 kg, making it suitable for standard rack mounting without occupying excessive space. The switch's hardware is designed for reliability, featuring two hot-swappable, load-sharing power supplies and N+1 redundant cooling fans integrated into the power supplies, ensuring uninterrupted operation and system longevity. Operating within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and capable of being stored in conditions ranging from -25°C to 70°C, the BR-VDX6710-54-R is built to withstand diverse environmental conditions. It also accommodates a wide range of humidity levels from 10% to 85% (non-condensing) during operation and 10% to 90% for non-operating and storage conditions. The switch can function at altitudes of up to 3000 meters, making it versatile for deployment in various geographical locations. The airflow system of the BR-VDX6710-54-R, with a port side exhaust airflow, is designed to maintain optimal internal temperatures, featuring a maximum airflow of 60 CCFM and a nominal airflow of 44 CFM. Heat dissipation is efficiently managed at 443.5 BTU/hr, preventing overheating and ensuring stable performance. For power requirements, the switch operates on an input voltage range from 100 V to 240 V, accommodating various power sources and ensuring a global compatibility. Its maximum power consumption is capped at 130 W, optimizing energy use while maintaining high levels of performance. In summary, the Brocade BR-VDX6710-54-R is engineered for organizations seeking a reliable, high-speed networking switch with advanced features for efficient data transmission. Its design emphasizes performance, flexibility, and resilience, making it an ideal choice for supporting the complex networking requirements of modern data centers and enterprises.


Part NumberBrocade BR-VDX6710-54-R
Gigabit Ethernet Ports48
10 Gigabit SFP+ Ports6, AC powered
Switching Capacity216 Gigabits per second, bidirectional
Airflow DirectionExhaust from port side
Latency 1GbE1μs for both 1GbE and 10GbE transmissions
Dimensions44.0 cm width x 4.37 cm height x 40.97 cm depth
Weight8.57 kilograms
Power SuppliesDual, hot-swappable and load-balanced
Cooling SystemRedundant N+1 fans within power units
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature Range-25°C to 70°C
Operational Humidity Range10% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range10% to 90%, non-condensing
Operational Altitude LimitUp to 3000 meters
Storage Altitude LimitUp to 12,000 meters
Airflow CapacityMaximum: 60 CFM, Standard: 44 CFM
Heat Output443.5 BTU/hour
Latency 10GbE600 nanoseconds between 10GbE ports
Chassis Size1 Rack Unit
Electrical Input100 V to 240 V, 5 A to 2.5 A
Frequency47 Hz to 63 Hz
Peak Power Use130 Watts

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