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Product Line: Brocade BR-DCX8510-8
Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $15,984.00
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Product Description

The BR-DCX8510-8 Brocade features eight vertical blade slots, supporting up to 384 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports within a 16U rackmount chassis, enabling significant scalability for data center networks. It delivers a high-performance architecture with a chassis bandwidth of 8.2 Tbps and slot bandwidth of 512 Gbps, coupled with ICL bandwidth of 2.048 Tbps across 32 ICL ports, facilitating efficient inter-chassis linking. The system ensures rapid data handling with a switch latency of 700 ns, supports a maximum frame size of 2112-byte payload, and incorporates 8192 frame buffers per 16-port group on 32-port blades, alongside two 2000 W AC power supply modules for reliable power distribution.

Key Feature for the BR-DCX8510-8

  • What is the maximum number of 16Gbps Fibre Channel Ports supported by the chassis?
    The chassis supports up to 384 16Gbps Fibre Channel Ports.
  • How much is the chassis bandwidth?
    The chassis bandwidth is 8.2 Tbps per chassis, including 384 ports X 16 Gbps data rate + 2.048 Tbps ICL bandwidth.
  • What is the slot bandwidth for each blade slot?
    Each blade slot offers a bandwidth of 512 Gbps (data rate).
  • Can you detail the ICL bandwidth and its functionality?
    The ICL bandwidth is 2.048 Tbps, with 32 ICL ports providing the equivalent of 128 16 Gbps ports. Each ICL port delivers 64 Gbps bandwidth over a QSFP (4X16 Gbps) link.
  • What is the switch port latency?
    The switch port latency is 700 ns.
  • What is the maximum frame size the system can handle?
    The system can handle a maximum frame size with a 2112-byte payload.
  • How many frame buffers are available?
    There are 8192 frame buffers per 16-port group on 32-port blades and up to 8192 per 24-port.
  • Describe the power supply specifications of the chassis.
    The chassis is equipped with two 2000 W AC power supply modules, supporting 100 to 240 V auto-sensing with 2N redundancy.
  • What type of cooling system does the chassis employ?
    The chassis utilizes three blower assembly modules for cooling.
  • How does the chassis manage environmental conditions like temperature and humidity?
    The chassis operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and can handle humidity levels from 20% to 85% RH non-condensing at 40°C (104°F) for operating conditions. For non-operating and storage, it handles 10% to 93% RH non-condensing at up to 70°C (158°F).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-DCX8510-8 offers a high-density solution with up to 384 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports in a 16U rackmount chassis, providing substantial bandwidth capabilities of 8.2 Tbps per chassis. This capacity is ideal for environments requiring high-speed data transfer and maximum performance scalability. However, the system's considerable size and weight, especially when fully populated, may pose challenges for deployment in space-constrained data centers. Additionally, the switch's port latency of 700 ns, while adequate for many applications, may not meet the ultra-low latency requirements of some high-performance computing environments.


The Brocade BR-DCX8510-8 is a highly scalable networking hardware solution designed to meet the demands of high-density, high-bandwidth Fibre Channel environments. It features eight vertical blade slots, which can support up to 384 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports, making it an ideal choice for large data centers and storage area networks. This 16U rackmount chassis delivers a total chassis bandwidth of 8.2 Tbps, including 2.048 Tbps of Inter-Chassis Link (ICL) bandwidth, ensuring high-speed data transfer and reliable connectivity across the network. Each slot in the chassis is capable of a 512 Gbps data rate, with ICL bandwidth reaching 2.048 Tbps across 32 ports. These ICL ports effectively provide the equivalent bandwidth of 128 16 Gbps ports, with each port offering 64 Gbps bandwidth over a QSFP (4X16 Gbps) link. The switch's latency is impressively low at 700 ns, which minimizes delay and enhances performance for critical applications. The maximum frame size supported is a 2112-byte payload, with frame buffers of 8192 available per 16-port group on 32-port blades, ensuring efficient data handling and storage. The chassis is equipped with two 2000 W AC power supply modules that feature 100 to 240 V auto-sensing capabilities and 2N redundancy for uninterrupted power supply. It also includes three blower assembly modules for cooling, ensuring the system operates within optimal temperature ranges even under heavy loads. Management of the system is facilitated through a 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) per control processor, allowing for easy and efficient system management.
  • Width: 43.74 cm (17.22 in.)
  • Height: 61.24 cm (24.11 in., 14U)
  • Depth (with door): 73.20 cm (28.82 in.)
The system's weight varies depending on the configuration, with a fully populated 384-port configuration weighing approximately 103.50 kg (228.20 lb), and the chassis alone at 39.55 kg (82.20 lb). It operates effectively within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and can be stored in conditions ranging from –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F). The operating humidity range is 20% to 85% RH non-condensing at 40°C (104°F), with a non-operating and storage humidity range of 10% to 93% at 70°C (158°F). The system is designed to function at altitudes up to 3000 meters (9842 feet), ensuring reliability in a variety of environmental conditions. The supported power range for the Brocade BR-DCX8510-8 is broad, accommodating voltages from 85 to 264 VAC Auto-volt, with a nominal range of 100 to 240 VAC. Power consumption is optimized for efficiency, with a consumption of 1000 W at 85 to 132 VAC and 2000 W at 180 to 264 VAC, making it a powerful yet efficient solution for enterprise networking needs.


Part Number and ManufacturerBrocade BR-DCX8510-8
Blade Slots8, supporting up to 384 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports
Form Factor16U Rackmount
Total Port CapacityUp to 384
Total System Bandwidth8.2 Terabits per second (Tbps) across 384 ports at 16Gbps + 2.048 Tbps ICL
Per Slot Bandwidth512 Gbps
ICL Bandwidth2.048 Tbps across 32 ports, equivalent to 128 16Gbps ports, with each ICL port offering 64 Gbps via QSFP (4x16 Gbps) connection
Port-to-Port Latency700 nanoseconds (ns)
Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)2112 bytes
Buffer Depth8192 per blade for 16 and 32-port configurations
USB Interfaces1
Power SuppliesDual 2000W AC, auto-ranging (100-240V), with 2N redundancy
Cooling Mechanism3 modular blower assemblies
Management Interface10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) for each control processor
Airflow DesignFrom rear panel to door
Dimensions (WxHxD)43.74 cm x 61.24 cm x 61.19 cm without door; 73.20 cm deep with door
Operational Weight103.50 kg fully loaded; 39.55 kg for chassis alone
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
Max. Operating AltitudeUp to 3000 meters
Power Input Specifications85 to 264 VAC, auto-sensing; 1000W at 85-132 VAC, 2000W at 180-264 VAC

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