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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade BR-VDX6720-40-F
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $566.00
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Product Description

The BR-VDX6720-40-F Brocade switch features 40x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ network ports and a switching capacity of 1200 Gbps, designed for high-performance data center environments. It supports up to 4096 VLANs, has a MAC address table size of 32,000, and includes 2x 500W AC power supplies with front-to-back airflow for optimal cooling. Additional technical specifications include a maximum jumbo frame size of 9208 bytes, operating temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, and support for altitudes up to 3000 meters during operation.

Key Feature for the BR-VDX6720-40-F

  • What types of management ports are available on the 40P SFP+AC switch?
    There are 2 management ports: 1x RJ-45 Serial Console and 1x RJ-45 Gigabit Management.
  • How many VLANs can the device support?
    The device supports up to 4096 VLANs.
  • What is the airflow direction for the 40P SFP+AC?
    The airflow direction is non-port side exhaust, with front-to-back airflow.
  • How many network ports does the switch have?
    The switch has 40x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports.
  • Are SFP modules included with the switch?
    No, SFP modules are not included with the switch.
  • What type of power supplies does the 40P SFP+AC come with?
    It comes with 2x 500W AC power supplies.
  • What is the switching capacity of the device?
    The switching capacity of the device is 1200 Gbps.
  • What is the maximum size for a jumbo frame on this device?
    The maximum jumbo frame size is 9208 bytes.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges for the 40P SFP+AC?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C, with non-operating and storage temperatures ranging from -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F).
  • How does the device handle vibration and altitude during operation?
    The device can withstand operational vibrations of 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz, and can operate at altitudes up to 3000 meters (9842 feet).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-VDX6720-40-F switch offers a high switching capacity of 1200 Gbps and supports up to 4096 VLANs, accommodating large-scale network segmentation and traffic management needs. However, it lacks pre-included SFP modules, necessitating additional purchases for full operational capability. Furthermore, its non-port side exhaust airflow design requires careful consideration of rack placement and data center airflow patterns to ensure optimal cooling and performance.


The Brocade BR-VDX6720-40-F is a high-performance networking switch designed for data centers and enterprise environments requiring high bandwidth and scalability. This switch provides 40 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports, catering to the demands of high-speed connectivity and efficient data transfer across the network. The device does not come with SFP modules included, allowing for customizable configuration based on specific network needs. Equipped with two 500W AC power supplies, the BR-VDX6720-40-F ensures reliable power delivery and operational continuity. The inclusion of three fan modules supports a front-to-back airflow design, optimizing cooling and maintaining non-port side exhaust, which helps in managing the system's temperature effectively within the operating range of 0°C to 40°C. For environments concerned with hardware durability and reliability, this switch operates within a wide range of humidity (10% to 85% non-condensing) and can function at altitudes up to 3000 meters, ensuring consistent performance in various installation environments. Management of the switch is facilitated through a RJ-45 serial console and a RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet management port, providing versatile options for network configuration and monitoring. Additionally, a USB port enhances flexibility for firmware upgrades and file transfers. The switch's design is optimized for rack installation, coming with the necessary mounts for a 2-RU (Rack Unit) setup, making it a space-efficient choice for crowded data centers. The hardware specifications include a switching capacity of 1200 Gbps and a MAC address table size of 32,000, indicating high efficiency in handling traffic and maintaining a comprehensive list of connected devices. The BR-VDX6720-40-F supports a maximum of 4096 VLANs, offering extensive network segmentation capabilities to improve security and traffic management. The maximum jumbo frame size supported is 9208 bytes, enabling the handling of large data packets and improving network performance. Key hardware highlights of the Brocade BR-VDX6720-40-F include: -
  • 40x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports for high-density connectivity.
  • Two 500W AC power supplies for dependable power redundancy.
  • Front-to-back airflow design with three fan modules for optimal cooling.
This switch is designed to withstand various environmental conditions, with operational vibration tolerance specified at 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random over a frequency range of 5 to 500 Hz, ensuring reliability in physically demanding situations. For non-operational conditions, the device can endure temperatures from −25°C to 70°C and can be stored at altitudes up to 12 kilometers, providing flexibility in transportation and storage. In summary, the Brocade BR-VDX6720-40-F is engineered to meet the needs of modern data centers and high-performance computing environments, offering extensive connectivity options, reliable power and cooling systems, and robust management features. Its design and specifications ensure that it can support a wide range of networking demands, providing a scalable solution that can grow with your network.


Part Number and Manufacturer Brocade BR-VDX6720-40-F
Management Interfaces 1x Serial Console RJ-45, 1x Management RJ-45 Gigabit
Port Configuration 40x 10GbE SFP+ Ports
USB Ports 1
Included SFP Modules None
Cooling Fans 3 Included
Airflow Pattern Front to Back
Power Units 2x 500W AC Included
Switching Throughput 1200 Gbps
MAC Address Capacity 32,000 Entries
Mounting Options 2-RU Rack Mounts Included
Minimum Operating Temperature 0°C
Maximum Operating Temperature 40°C
Temperature Range (Non-operating/Storage) −25°C to 70°C (−13°F to 158°F)
Minimum Humidity (Operating) 10% non-condensing
Maximum Humidity (Operating) 85% non-condensing
Humidity Range (Non-operating/Storage) 10% to 90% non-condensing
Operating Altitude Up to 3000m (9842 feet)
Altitude (Non-operating/Storage) Up to 12km (39,370 feet)
Largest Jumbo Frame 9208 bytes
Vibration (Operating) 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
VLAN Support Up to 4096 VLANs
Airflow Direction Exhaust not on port side

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