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Product Line: Brocade VDX6940 Series
Product Type: Network switch
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Product Description

The BR-VDX6940-24Q-AC-R features 24x 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports for high-capacity connectivity, alongside a switching capacity of 2.88 Tbps and a forwarding rate of 2.16 Bpps, ensuring efficient data handling and transfer speeds. It incorporates dual AC power supplies and back-to-front airflow (port side exhaust) mechanism, supported by 5x ICX6610-FAN-I fans, to maintain optimal operation within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C. Management is facilitated through out-of-band RJ-45, 1x RS-232, and 1x USB ports, with a MAC Address Table Size of 112,000, accommodating extensive networking requirements in a compact 1-RU form factor.

FAQs for the BR-VDX6940-24Q-AC-R

  • What is the total switching capacity of the Brocade VDX 6940-36Q base system?
    The total switching capacity is 2.88 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • How many Network Ports does the system have?
    The system features 24x 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ (Active) ports.
  • What type of power supplies are included with the Brocade VDX 6940-36Q?
    It includes 2x XBR-500WPSAC-01-R AC power supplies.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for the device?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C.
  • Can you specify the airflow direction in the Brocade VDX 6940-36Q?
    The airflow direction is back-to-front, with port-side exhaust airflow.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the switch?
    The forwarding rate is 2.16 Billion packets per second (Bpps).
  • Are rack mounts included with the purchase of the switch?
    Yes, rack mounts are included and the device occupies 1 Rack Unit (1-RU).
  • What is the latency of the Brocade VDX 6940-36Q?
    The latency is 800 nanoseconds.
  • How many fans are included for cooling, and what is their model?
    There are 5 ICX6610-FAN-I fans included for cooling.
  • What is the size of the MAC address table in the Brocade VDX 6940-36Q?
    The MAC address table size is 112,000.

Product Review

The Brocade VDX 6940-24Q-AC-R offers a high switching capacity of 2.88 Tbps and a forwarding rate of 2.16 Bpps, making it suitable for environments requiring high throughput. However, its latency of 800 ns may not meet the needs of applications demanding lower latency. Additionally, the inclusion of 24x 40 GbE QSFP+ ports provides ample connectivity options, but the system's operating temperature range is limited to 0°C to 40°C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperature conditions.


The Brocade VDX 6940-24Q-AC-R is a high-performance networking switch designed to meet the needs of modern data centers. It features 24 40 GbE QSFP+ ports, providing a substantial bandwidth capacity for demanding applications and environments. The switch is equipped with an AC power supply and supports port-side exhaust airflow, ensuring efficient cooling and reliable operation under heavy load conditions. In terms of connectivity, the device offers 24 active 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ network ports, enabling high-speed connections and rapid data transfer rates. For management purposes, it includes an out-of-band RJ-45 management port, a RS-232 port, and a USB port, facilitating easy setup, monitoring, and maintenance. The switch is equipped with five ICX6610-FAN-I fans, adopting a back-to-front airflow direction, or port-side exhaust, to maintain optimal operating temperatures. It comes with two XBR-500WPSAC-01-R power supplies, ensuring redundancy and uninterrupted service. Key hardware specifications of the Brocade VDX 6940-24Q-AC-R include: - Switching capacity of 2.88 Tbps - Forwarding rate of 2.16 Bpps - Latency of 800 ns This device is designed for rack mounting and occupies 1-RU in space, making it a compact solution for data centers with space constraints. It supports a MAC address table size of 112,000, allowing for extensive device connectivity and network segmentation. Operating conditions for the switch are as follows: - Minimum operating temperature is 0°C, with a maximum of 40°C. - For non-operating and storage, the temperature ranges from a minimum of -25°C to a maximum of 70°C. - Humidity levels for operating conditions are between 10% to 85% non-condensing, and for non-operating or storage conditions, it ranges from 10% to 90% non-condensing. - The operating altitude is up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet), and for non-operating or storage, it can withstand up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet). HTML bullet points highlighting key features:
  • 24x 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports for high-capacity networking.
  • Dual AC power supplies and efficient cooling with five fan modules for reliable operation.
  • Comprehensive management options including RJ-45, RS-232, and USB ports.
The Brocade VDX 6940-24Q-AC-R is engineered for scalability, performance, and reliability, offering a robust solution for data centers looking to optimize their network infrastructure for high-speed data transfer and connectivity. Its comprehensive feature set, including advanced management capabilities and efficient cooling system, makes it an ideal choice for organizations requiring a high-performance, scalable networking solution.


Part Number and ManufacturerBROCADE BR-VDX6940-24Q-AC-R
Base ModelVDX 6940-36Q
Network Interfaces24 x 40Gbps QSFP+ Ethernet Ports
Power Supply TypeAC
Airflow ConfigurationPort-side Exhaust
Ethernet Ports Configuration24x QSFP+ 40 Gigabit Ethernet (Active)
Management Interfaces1x RJ-45 OOB Management, 1x RS-232, 1x USB
Cooling Fans5x ICX6610-FAN-I
Cooling DirectionBack-to-Front (Port Side Exhaust)
Included Power Units2x XBR-500WPSAC-01-R
Total Switching Capacity2.88 Terabits per second
Data Processing Rate2.16 Billion packets per second
Network Latency800 nanoseconds
Mounting Options1-RU Rack Mounts Included
MAC Address Storage112,000 entries
Minimum Operational Temperature0°C
Maximum Operational Temperature40°C
Minimum Storage Temperature-25°C
Maximum Storage Temperature70°C
Operational Humidity Range10% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range10% to 90%, non-condensing
Maximum Operating AltitudeUp to 3,048 meters
Maximum Non-operating AltitudeUp to 12 kilometers

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