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Product Line: Brocade VDX 6730
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The BR-VDX6730-16-F features 16x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ network ports with a switching capacity of 480 Gbps and supports a MAC Address Table Size of 32,000. It is equipped with two hot-swappable load-sharing AC power supplies and N+1 redundant fan modules, ensuring consistent front-to-back airflow for optimal cooling. Additionally, the switch operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, supports up to 4096 VLANs, and handles a maximum jumbo frame size of 9208 bytes, accommodating diverse networking environments and requirements.

Key Feature for the BR-VDX6730-16-F

  • What is the power input range for the 16P SFP+AC networking switch?
    The input voltage range is 100 V to 240 V, with a current draw of ~5 A to 2.5 A.
  • How many network ports does the device have?
    It features 16x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports.
  • What type of management ports are available on the 16P SFP+AC?
    The device includes 1x Out of Band Management and 1x Remote Lights Out Management RJ-45 ports, plus 1x USB port.
  • What firmware version does the switch run?
    It operates on the Brocade Network OS.
  • Can you explain the airflow direction and cooling system of the device?
    The device has a front-to-back airflow direction with N+1 redundant fan modules integrated into the power supplies for cooling.
  • How many power supplies are included with the 16P SFP+AC?
    It comes with 2x Hot Swappable Load Sharing AC Power Supply Units (PSUs) included.
  • What is the switching capacity of the switch?
    The switching capacity is 480 Gbps.
  • What is the size of the MAC address table?
    The MAC address table can hold up to 32,000 entries.
  • What are the minimum and maximum operating temperatures for the 16P SFP+AC?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C.
  • What is the maximum VLAN capacity and jumbo frame size supported by the device?
    The maximum VLAN capacity is 4096, and it supports a maximum jumbo frame size of 9208 bytes.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-VDX6730-16-F offers a solid foundation for high-speed networking with its 16x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports and a switching capacity of 480 Gbps, ensuring efficient data handling for demanding network environments. However, the device's latency of 600 nanoseconds within a 10-port group may not meet the needs of applications requiring ultra-low latency. Additionally, the inclusion of N+1 redundant power supplies and front-to-back airflow design enhances system reliability and thermal efficiency, making it well-suited for various operational conditions.


The Brocade BR-VDX6730-16-F is a high-performance networking switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and high-end networks. This switch offers 16 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ connectivity, providing a solid foundation for high-bandwidth applications and storage traffic. Engineered for reliability and efficiency, it features a compact 1-RU form factor, making it suitable for environments where space is at a premium. At the heart of the BR-VDX6730-16-F's capabilities is its impressive switching capacity of 480 Gbps, enabling high-speed data transmission and efficient handling of network traffic. The device is designed with a MAC Address Table Size of 32,000, facilitating efficient network communication and device management. Additionally, it boasts a low latency of 600 nanoseconds within 10-port groups, ensuring rapid data processing and minimal delay in data transmission. Power efficiency and redundancy are key aspects of this switch. It is equipped with two hot-swappable load-sharing AC power supply units (PSUs), ensuring uninterrupted operation and providing a fail-safe in the event of a PSU failure. The PSUs are integrated with N+1 redundant fan modules, further enhancing system reliability and maintaining optimal operating temperatures.
  • Input voltage range of 100 V to 240 V, accommodating a wide array of power sources and ensuring compatibility across different regions.
  • Non-port side exhaust airflow and front-to-back airflow design, optimizing cooling efficiency and supporting a broader range of installation environments.
  • Management flexibility is provided through one Out of Band Management port, one Remote Lights Out Management RJ-45 port, and one USB port, facilitating easy configuration and monitoring.
The BR-VDX6730-16-F operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C when active, and its non-operating and storage temperature range spans from −25°C to 70°C, ensuring durability and reliability in a variety of environmental conditions. Humidity tolerance is similarly robust, with operating conditions from 10% to 85% non-condensing and non-operating/storage conditions from 10% to 90% non-condensing. The device can operate up to an altitude of 3000 meters, ensuring its suitability for deployment in high-altitude locations. For networks requiring extensive virtualization, the switch supports up to 4096 VLANs, providing significant flexibility for segmenting and managing network traffic. The maximum jumbo frame size of 9208 bytes allows for the efficient processing of large data packets, reducing overhead and improving network performance. The firmware running on the BR-VDX6730-16-F is the Brocade Network OS, known for its stability and comprehensive feature set, offering advanced networking capabilities and security features. Rack mounts are included, facilitating easy installation in standard equipment racks. In summary, the Brocade BR-VDX6730-16-F combines high-performance hardware specifications with advanced networking features, making it a versatile choice for businesses seeking to optimize their network infrastructure for speed, reliability, and scalability.


Part Number and ManufacturerBrocade BR-VDX6730-16-F
Ports16x SFP+ for 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Power Input100 V to 240 V ~5 A to 2.5 A
Airflow PatternExhaust from the opposite side of ports
Management Interfaces1x Out-of-Band, 1x RJ-45 for Lights Out Management, 1x USB
Operating SystemBrocade Network OS
CoolingN+1 redundancy in power supply units
Direction of Cooling AirFront-to-Back
Power Units2x Redundant AC Power Supplies, Hot Swappable
Switching Throughput480 Gbps
MAC Address Capacity32,000 entries
Latency600 ns for 10-port groups
Mounting1-RU rack mounts included
Minimum Operating Temperature0°C
Maximum Operating Temperature40°C
Storage Temperature Range−25°C to 70°C
Operating Humidity Range10% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range10% to 90%, non-condensing
Operating Altitude LimitUp to 3000m
Storage Altitude LimitUp to 12km
VLAN SupportUp to 4096 VLANs
Max Jumbo Frame Size9208 bytes

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