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Product Line: Brocade BR-DCX8510-4
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,662.00
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Product Description

The BR-DCX8510-4 Brocade chassis supports up to 192 16 Gbps universal Fibre Channel ports, offering a total chassis bandwidth of 4.1 Tbps and slot bandwidth of 512 Gbps, ensuring high performance for demanding data center environments. It features a low switch latency of 700 ns and supports a maximum frame size of 2112-byte, with frame buffers of up to 8192 per port group, enhancing data integrity and transmission efficiency. The system is designed for reliability with two 2000 W AC power supply modules supporting 2N redundancy, dual blower assembly modules for cooling, and accommodates a 1U exhaust shelf for efficient airflow, ensuring stable operation within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and humidity levels of 20% to 85% RH.

Key Feature for the BR-DCX8510-4

  • What is the line speed of the Fibre Channel for the chassis?
    The Fibre Channel supports 2.125 Gbps and 4.25 Gbps line speeds, both in full duplex.
  • How much is the chassis bandwidth of the 192 16 Gbps universal ports model?
    The chassis bandwidth is 4.1 Tbps per chassis, which includes the data rate for 192 ports at 16 Gbps and an additional 1.024 Tbps ICL bandwidth.
  • What is the maximum frame size the chassis can handle?
    The maximum frame size is a 2112-byte payload.
  • How many power supply modules does the chassis include?
    There are two 2000 W AC power supply modules, offering 2N redundancy.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for the chassis?
    The operating temperature range is from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
  • What is the total system weight when fully populated with 192 ports?
    The total system weight is 68.04 kg (150.00 lb) when fully populated with 192 ports.
  • What type of cooling system does the chassis utilize?
    The chassis uses two blower assembly modules, with one required for operation, supporting rear panel-to-door airflow.
  • How many frame buffers are available per port group?
    There are 8192 frame buffers per 16-port group on 32-port blades and up to 8192 per 24-port group.
  • What is the switch latency port latency?
    The switch latency port latency is 700 nanoseconds.
  • What is the size and rack compatibility of the chassis?
    The chassis has a width of 43.74 cm (17.22 in.), a height of 35.00 cm (13.78 in., 8U) plus an exhaust shelf of 4.37 cm (1.72 in., 1U), and a depth of 61.19 cm (24.09 in.) without the door and 73.20 cm (28.82 in.) with the door. It is rack-mountable in a standard 19-inch EIA cabinet.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-DCX8510-4 offers a high-density Fibre Channel solution with up to 192 16 Gbps universal ports, delivering a total chassis bandwidth of 4.1 Tbps, which ensures high-performance data transfer rates for demanding network environments. However, the switch's port latency of 700 ns may not be the lowest available, potentially impacting real-time applications where every nanosecond counts. Additionally, its robust power requirements and cooling system, including two 2000 W AC power supply modules and dual blower assembly modules, ensure reliability but require consideration for power and space within data center design.


The Brocade BR-DCX8510-4 is a high-performance networking hardware designed to meet the demands of modern data centers. It features a chassis that supports up to 192 16 Gbps universal Fibre Channel ports, suitable for various protocols including E, F, D, M, and EX. This versatility ensures that users can deploy a wide range of networking configurations to suit their specific requirements. At the core of its performance capabilities, the BR-DCX8510-4 offers Fibre Channel speeds of 2.125 Gbps and 4.25 Gbps line speed, both operating in full duplex. This ensures efficient and reliable data transfer, which is crucial for maintaining optimal network performance. The chassis bandwidth is an impressive 4.1 Tbps, calculated as 192 ports multiplied by a 16 Gbps data rate plus an additional 1.024 Tbps ICL bandwidth. Each slot within the chassis provides a bandwidth of 512 Gbps, highlighting the device's capacity to handle substantial data transfer rates. Latency is another critical factor in networking hardware, and the BR-DCX8510-4 boasts a port latency of just 700 nanoseconds, facilitating rapid data exchanges. It supports a maximum frame size of 2112-byte payload, with frame buffers of 8192 per 16-port group on 32-port blades, and up to 8192 per 24-port group. This capability ensures smooth data processing and transfer, even under heavy loads. For connectivity, the device is equipped with one USB port, allowing for easy management and configuration. Power efficiency and reliability are ensured by two 2000 W AC power supply modules, which feature 100 to 240 V auto-sensing and 2N redundancy for uninterrupted operation. The cooling system consists of two blower assembly modules, with only one required for operation, and a design that supports rear panel-to-door airflow with a 1U exhaust shelf. The BR-DCX8510-4 is designed for easy integration into existing setups, being rack-mountable in a standard 19-inch EIA cabinet. Its dimensions and system weight make it a manageable yet powerful solution for any data center. Specifically, the device measures 43.74 cm in width, 35.00 cm in height (8U), with an additional 4.37 cm for the exhaust shelf (1U), and has a depth of 61.19 cm without the door (73.20 cm with the door). The system weight for a fully populated 192-port configuration is 68.04 kg. Operating conditions for the BR-DCX8510-4 are designed to accommodate a wide range of environments, with an operating temperature range from 0°C to 40°C and a non-operating range from –25°C to 70°C. Humidity levels are sustained at 20% to 85% RH non-condensing at 40°C for operating conditions and 10% to 93% at 70°C for non-operating and storage conditions. The device is also capable of functioning at altitudes up to 3000 meters. Power specifications include a supported voltage range of 85 to 264 VAC Auto-volt, with a nominal range of 100 to 240 VAC. Power consumption varies with voltage, offering 1000 W at 85 to 132 VAC and 2000 W at 180 to 264 VAC. The frequency range supported is 47 to 63 Hz, with a nominal frequency of 50 to 60 Hz. Key specifications include: -
  • 192 16 Gbps universal Fibre Channel ports
  • 4.1 Tbps chassis bandwidth
  • Two 2000 W AC power supply modules with 2N redundancy
The Brocade BR-DCX8510-4 stands out for its high bandwidth, low latency, and robust power supply options, making it a reliable choice for enterprise data centers.


Part Number and ManufacturerBrocade BR-DCX8510-4
Total Ports192 16 Gbps multi-mode (E, F, D, M, EX) Fibre Channel ports
Performance CapabilitiesSupports 2.125 Gbps and 4.25 Gbps line speeds, both full duplex
Chassis Throughput4.1 Terabits per second for chassis (192 ports at 16 Gbps + 1.024 Tbps ICL)
Per Slot Throughput512 Gbps
Port-to-Port Latency700 nanoseconds
Maximum Transmission Unit2112 bytes
Frame Memory8192 buffers per 16-port sector on 32-port blades, up to 8192 per 24-port sector
USB Interfaces1 USB port
Power SupplyDual 2000 W AC power supplies, 100-240 V auto-adjusting, 2N redundancy
Cooling MechanismDual blower units, single unit operation capable
Airflow DirectionBack panel towards front door
Mounting CompatibilityStandard 19-inch EIA rack mountable
DimensionsWidth: 43.74 cm, Height: 35.00 cm (8U) + 4.37 cm exhaust shelf, Depth without door: 61.19 cm, Depth with door: 73.20 cm
System Mass68.04 kg fully equipped (192 ports), 25.76 kg chassis only
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature–25°C to 70°C
Operational Humidity20% to 85% RH at 40°C, non-condensing
Storage Humidity10% to 93% RH at 70°C, non-condensing
Maximum Altitude3000 meters above sea level
Electrical Input SpecificationsVoltage range: 85 to 264 VAC Auto-adjust, Typical: 100 to 240 VAC
Power Consumption1000 W at 85 to 132 VAC, 2000 W at 180 to 264 VAC
Operational Frequency47 to 63 Hz, Typical operation: 50 to 60 Hz

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