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Product Line: Brocade BR-6505-12-0R
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,670.00
Original price
$0.00 - $1,670.00
Current price $1,670.00
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Product Description

The BR-6505-12-0R is equipped with 24x 16 Gigabit Fiber Channel SFP+ ports, of which 12 are active, supporting port speeds of 2, 4, 8, 16 Gbps, designed for entry-level SAN and edge switch deployments. It features a single XBR-5100-0001 Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply with integrated cooling, 1x Fast Ethernet, 1x Serial port, and 1x USB port for comprehensive management connectivity. With a switching capacity of 384 Gbps and latency of 700 nanoseconds, this switch is optimized for high-performance data transfer and reliability in a 1U rack-mountable form factor.

Key Feature for the BR-6505-12-0R

  • What are the available port speeds for the switch?
    The switch supports port speeds of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps.
  • How many network ports does the 24x 16 Gigabit Fiber Channel SFP+ switch have active?
    It has 12 active network ports out of 24.
  • What types of management ports are available on this device?
    The device features 1x Fast Ethernet (RJ-45), 1x Serial port (RJ-45), and 1x USB (TypeA) for management purposes.
  • What is the part number for the 16GB SFP option?
    The part number for the 16GB SFP option is 57-0000088-01.
  • Can you explain the cooling system of the switch?
    The switch utilizes integrated system cooling fans with back-to-front airflow (port-side exhaust) and is powered from the back.
  • How many power supplies are included and what is their part number?
    1x XBR-5100-0001 Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply with an internal fan cooling system is included.
  • What is the switching capacity of this network switch?
    The switching capacity of the switch is 384 Gbps.
  • What is the latency rate of the 12P switch?
    The latency rate is 700 nanoseconds.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the system?
    The system measures 437.64 mm in width, 43.18 mm in height, and 443.23 mm in depth. It weighs 7.82 kg with one power supply, without transceivers.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the device?
    The maximum operating altitude for the device is up to 3000 m (9843 ft).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-6505-12-0R switch, designed for entry-level SAN edge deployment, supports a flexible port configuration with up to 24x 16 Gigabit Fiber Channel SFP+ ports, of which 12 are active, catering to varying network demands. However, it comes with a single power supply, which might be a drawback for environments requiring high availability. With a switching capacity of 384 Gbps and a latency of 700 nanoseconds, it ensures efficient data handling, but the inclusion of only one USB port limits external connectivity options.


The Brocade BR-6505-12-0R is designed to cater to entry-level SAN and edge switch deployments, providing a reliable foundation for small to medium-sized storage area networks. This switch offers flexibility with 12 to 24 ports and supports port speeds of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps, ensuring compatibility with a range of network demands and future growth requirements. With 24x 16 Gigabit Fiber Channel SFP+ ports, of which 12 are active, the device facilitates high-speed data transfers and connectivity. For management, the Brocade BR-6505 includes a Fast Ethernet port (RJ-45), a Serial port (RJ-45), and a USB (Type A) port, enabling comprehensive local and remote management capabilities. This switch is compatible with SFP options like the 57-0000088-01 16GB, ensuring high performance and reliability for fiber channel communications. The hardware specifications highlight the switch’s robustness and efficiency: - Integrated system cooling fans ensure consistent performance by maintaining optimal operating temperatures with a back-to-front airflow design (port-side exhaust). - A 1x XBR-5100-0001 Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply with an internal fan cooling system is included, supporting uninterrupted operation and service continuity. - The switch boasts a switching capacity of 384 Gbps, alongside a latency of 700 nanoseconds, facilitating swift data processing and transmission across the network. With a 1-RU rack mount included, the Brocade BR-6505 occupies minimal space in data centers or server rooms, making it an ideal choice for environments with limited space. It supports a maximum frame size of 2112 byte payload and has 8192 dynamically allocated frame buffers, enhancing its data handling capabilities. The device's physical dimensions are optimized for easy installation and maintenance: - Width: 437.64 mm (17.23 in.) - Height: 43.18 mm (1.7 in.) - Depth: 443.23 mm (17.45 in.) Weighing 7.82 kg (17.25 lb) with one power supply and without transceivers, it is designed for stability and durability. The switch's operating environment ranges from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and 10% to 85% humidity (non-condensing), ensuring reliable performance across various conditions. For non-operating environments, it withstands temperatures from –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F) and 10% to 90% humidity (non-condensing), offering resilience during storage and transport. The operating altitude extends up to 3000 m (9843 ft), accommodating deployments in elevated locations without compromising performance. In summary, the Brocade BR-6505-12-0R delivers essential features for SAN and edge switch deployments, offering scalability, high-speed connectivity, and reliable performance in a compact, 1-RU form factor. Its design and specifications ensure it meets the demands of modern data centers, providing a solid foundation for network infrastructure and growth.


Item NumberBrocade BR-6505-12-0R
Use CaseBasic SAN edge switch setup
Available Ports12 or 24
Port Transmission Speed2, 4, 8, 16 Gbps
Active Network Ports24x 16 Gbps Fiber Channel SFP+ (12 active)
Control Ports1x Fast Ethernet (RJ-45), 1x Serial (RJ-45), 1x USB (Type A)
SFP Module Options57-0000088-01 16GB
Cooling MethodIntegrated cooling fans, Back-to-front airflow, power inlet at back, 1U
Included Power Units1x XBR-5100-0001 Hot Swappable Redundant Power Supply with built-in fan
Data Transfer Capacity384 Gbps
Signal Delay700 nanoseconds
Mounting EquipmentProvided (1-RU)
Largest Data Packet2112 byte payload
Memory Allocation for Frames8192, allocated on demand
USB Connectivity1 USB port
Casing Airflow DesignBack-to-front (exhaust at port side); power input at rear, 1U configuration
DimensionsWidth: 437.64 mm, Height: 43.18 mm, Depth: 443.23 mm
Operational Mass7.82 kg with a single power supply, 9.16 kg with dual power supplies, excluding SFPs
Active Temperature Range0°C to 40°C/32°F to 104°F
Active Humidity Range10% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage Temperature Range–25°C to 70°C/–13°F to 158°F
Storage Humidity Range10% to 90%, non-condensing
Maximum Operating ElevationUp to 3000 m (9843 ft)

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