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Product Line: Brocade BR-6505-12-16G-0R
Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
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Product Description

The BR-6505-12-16G-0R Brocade switch features 24x 16 Gigabit Fiber Channel SFP+ ports, with 12 active and the ability to support port speeds of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps, designed for high-speed networking. It includes 1x Fast Ethernet (RJ-45), 1x Serial port (RJ-45), and 1x USB (TypeA) for comprehensive management connectivity and comes with 12x 16 Gbps SW optics transceiver modules. The device offers a switching capacity of 384 Gbps, a latency of 700 nanoseconds, and is equipped with 1x Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply for reliable power management within a 1U form factor.

Key Feature for the BR-6505-12-16G-0R

  • What is the maximum switching capacity of the network switch?
    The switching capacity is 384 Gbps.
  • How many power supplies are included with the device?
    1x Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply is included, with 2 total slots available.
  • Can the active ports on the switch be expanded beyond the initial 12?
    Yes, the switch comes with 24x 16 Gigabit Fiber Channel SFP+ ports, with 12x activated. Additional ports can be activated as needed.
  • What type of transceiver modules come with the network switch?
    12x 16 Gbps SW optics transceiver modules are included.
  • What are the dimensions of the network switch?
    The switch is 437.64 mm (17.23 in.) wide, 43.18 mm (1.7 in.) high, and 443.23 mm (17.45 in.) deep.
  • Is there a USB port available on the network switch for management or configuration?
    Yes, there is one USB port (TypeA) available for management or configuration purposes.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges for the network switch?
    The operating temperature range is 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), and the humidity range is 10% to 85% (non-condensing).
  • Are rack mounts included with the network switch?
    Yes, rack mounts are included (1-RU).
  • What is the latency of the network switch?
    The latency is 700 nanoseconds.
  • How many fan modules are there, and what is their airflow direction?
    The switch includes integrated system cooling fans with back-to-front airflow (port-side exhaust).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-6505-12-16G-0R offers a solid switching capacity of 384 Gbps and low latency of 700 nanoseconds, which are critical for high-performance networking environments. However, it comes with only one power supply installed by default, despite having slots for two, which could be a potential single point of failure for critical network infrastructure. Additionally, while the switch supports up to 24x 16 Gigabit Fiber Channel SFP+ ports, only 12 are active out of the box, limiting initial port availability without further investment.


The Brocade BR-6505-12-16G-0R is a fiber channel switch designed to support high-speed network connections and efficient data transfer across storage area networks (SANs). This device is equipped with 24x 16 Gigabit Fiber Channel SFP+ ports, with 12 active out-of-the-box and the capability to activate additional ports as needed. This flexibility allows for scalable network configurations that can adapt to varying demands. Included with the switch is one hot-swap redundant power supply, ensuring continuous operation and minimizing downtime in case of a power supply failure. The unit has slots for two power supplies, providing an option for enhanced redundancy. The power supply includes an internal fan cooling system, maintaining optimal operating conditions within the switch. For management and connectivity, the BR-6505 features a variety of ports including 1x Fast Ethernet (RJ-45) for network management, 1x Serial port (RJ-45), and 1x USB (Type A) for local console access and firmware updates. This range of connectivity options ensures that administrators can efficiently manage the switch using their preferred method. The hardware specifications of the BR-6505 facilitate high-performance operations with a switching capacity of 384 Gbps and a latency of 700 nanoseconds. This performance level is suitable for environments that demand quick data access and real-time data processing. The switch also supports a maximum frame size of 2112 byte payload and has 8192 dynamically allocated frame buffers, enhancing its ability to handle large volumes of data without compromising speed or integrity. The physical attributes of the switch include a 1U rack-mountable design with integrated system cooling fans that follow a back-to-front airflow pattern. This configuration ensures efficient heat dissipation and maintains the hardware at an optimal temperature during operation. The dimensions of the switch are 437.64 mm in width, 43.18 mm in height, and 443.23 mm in depth, making it compact enough to fit in standard data center racks while providing ample port density. The operating environment for the BR-6505 is designed to be flexible, with a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and a humidity range of 10% to 85% (non-condensing). This allows the switch to perform reliably in a wide range of data center conditions. Additionally, the switch can operate at altitudes of up to 3000 m (9843 ft), offering versatility for deployment in various geographical locations. Key highlights include: -
  • 12x 16 Gbps SW optics transceiver modules included, ensuring out-of-the-box high-speed connectivity.
  • Integrated system cooling with back-to-front airflow, promoting efficient heat management.
  • Support for port speeds of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps, accommodating diverse network speed requirements.
In terms of weight, the system weighs 7.82 kg (17.25 lb) with one power supply and without transceivers. If a second power supply is installed, the weight increases slightly to 9.16 kg (20.19 lb), still maintaining a manageable form factor for installation and maintenance. Overall, the Brocade BR-6505-12-16G-0R offers a combination of high-speed connectivity, flexible management options, and reliable performance, making it a suitable choice for businesses looking to enhance their SAN infrastructure.


ModelBrocade BR-6505-12-16G-0R
Active Ports12 of 24 available ports are enabled, supporting 16Gbps
Power Supply UnitsSingle unit provided
Network Interfaces24x SFP+ slots for 16Gb Fiber Channel (12 activated)
Administration Interfaces1x 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45), 1x Serial (RJ-45), 1x USB (Type A)
Included Optics12x 16 Gbps short wavelength transceivers
Cooling MechanismBuilt-in fans, airflow from back to front (exhaust at port side), 1U form factor
Power Configuration1x hot-swap, redundant supply pre-installed, space for 2
Data Throughput384 Gbps total switching capacity
Data Transfer Delay700 ns
Mounting Equipment1-Rack Unit mounting kit included
Max Packet Size2112 bytes
Memory Allocation for Frames8192 frames, dynamically assigned
USB InterfaceSingle USB port available
Form Factor1U, airflow from back to front with exhaust at the port side
DimensionsWidth: 437.64 mm, Height: 43.18 mm, Depth: 443.23 mm
Operational Weight7.82 kg with one PSU (without optics), 9.16 kg with dual PSUs (without optics)
Work EnvironmentTemperature: 0–40°C, Humidity: 10–85% RH, non-condensing
Storage ConditionsTemperature: -25–70°C, Humidity: 10–90% RH, non-condensing
Maximum ElevationOperation up to 3000 meters above sea level
Configurable Ports12 or 24 ports with speeds of 2, 4, 8, 16 Gbps

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