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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade VDX Series
Product Type: Network switch
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Product Description

The BR-VDX6740-48-F is a 1U form factor switch with 48P SFP+ ports, supporting up to 64 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports and up to 32 2/4/8/16 Gb Fibre Channel Flex Ports. It offers a switching bandwidth of 1.28 Tbps and a switch performance of 960 Mpps, with a port-to-port latency of 850 ns. Equipped with two hot-swappable, load-sharing AC power supplies and N+1 redundant cooling fans, the switch ensures continuous operation within an operating temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and supports an altitude of up to 3,048 meters during operation.

Key Feature for the BR-VDX6740-48-F

  • What is the switching bandwidth of this device?
    The switching bandwidth is 1.28 Tbps.
  • How many 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports does the switch support?
    It supports up to 64 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports.
  • What are the power supply specifications?
    The device includes two hot-swappable, load-sharing AC power supplies.
  • Can you detail the device's airflow direction?
    The airflow direction is non-port-side exhaust.
  • What is the switch's form factor?
    The form factor is 1U.
  • What port types are supported by this device?
    Supported port types include E_Port (connecting to EX_Port only), F_Port, and N_Port (Access Gateway mode).
  • What is the maximum operating temperature?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40°C.
  • How does the device handle cooling?
    Cooling is managed through N+1 redundant fans integrated into the power supplies.
  • What is the port-to-port latency?
    The port-to-port latency is 850 ns.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the device?
    Dimensions are 43.99 cm (17.32 in) width, 4.32 cm (1.75 in) height, and 40.99 cm (16.14 in) depth. Weight is 8.66 kg (19.1 lb).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-VDX6740-48-F offers high-density 48P SFP+ ports and a switching bandwidth of 1.28 Tbps, catering to environments requiring high throughput. However, the absence of 1/10 GBASE-T ports limits connectivity options for environments not fully equipped with SFP+ interfaces. Additionally, its non-port-side exhaust airflow design requires careful consideration in rack placement to ensure optimal cooling efficiency in data center environments.


The Brocade BR-VDX6740-48-F is a high-performance switch designed for modern data centers. With a 1U form factor, it is compact yet powerful, offering a suite of features that cater to demanding networking environments. This switch is equipped with 48 SFP+ ports, exclusively designed for fiber connections, enhancing its suitability for high-speed data transmission. The absence of optics allows users to customize the switch according to their specific network requirements. Key specifications include a switching bandwidth of 1.28 Tbps, ensuring efficient data handling across its ports. This capability is complemented by a switch performance of 960 Mpps, facilitating rapid packet processing that is crucial for time-sensitive applications. The Brocade BR-VDX6740-48-F boasts a port-to-port latency of 850 ns, minimizing delay and optimizing performance for critical networking tasks. Physical dimensions of the switch are practical for installation in standard racks, with a width of 43.99 cm, height of 4.32 cm, and depth of 40.99 cm. It weighs 8.66 kg, making it manageable for deployment in various environments. The switch's design incorporates a non-port-side exhaust airflow, ensuring efficient cooling while maintaining a compact footprint. This model supports up to 64 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports, providing flexibility in network design and connectivity. Additionally, it offers up to 32 2/4/8/16 Gb Fibre Channel Flex Ports within the 64 10 GbE ports, further enhancing its versatility. The switch does not include 1/10 GBASE-T ports but compensates with four 40 GbE QSFP+ ports, which can be used with a 10 GbE breakout cable for additional connectivity options.
  • Support for E_Port, F_Port, and N_Port (Access Gateway mode) port types.
  • Available 10 GbE Ports on Demand (PoD) options include 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, and 64.
  • Equipped with two hot-swappable, load-sharing power supplies and N+1 redundant cooling fans integrated into the power supplies.
The operating temperature range for the Brocade BR-VDX6740-48-F is 0°C to 40°C, accommodating a wide range of environmental conditions. For non-operating and storage, the temperature can vary from -25°C to 70°C. Humidity levels are also accommodated comprehensively, with operating ranges from 10% to 85% non-condensing, and non-operating storage humidity from 10% to 90% non-condensing. The switch is designed to operate at altitudes up to 3,048 meters, ensuring reliability in various geographic locations, with non-operating and storage altitudes reaching up to 12 kilometers. Overall, the Brocade BR-VDX6740-48-F is engineered to meet the demands of high-performance computing environments, offering scalability, reliability, and efficiency. Its comprehensive feature set makes it a suitable choice for organizations looking to optimize their network infrastructure for speed and resilience.


Item Number and Producer Brocade BR-VDX6740-48-F
Ports 48 SFP+ without optics
Power Supply Type Alternating Current (AC)
Airflow Direction Exits opposite the port side
Chassis Height 1U
Bandwidth Capacity 1.28 Terabits per second, full duplex
Switch Capability 960 Million packets per second
Latency Between Ports 850 nanoseconds
Physical Dimensions 43.99 cm width x 4.32 cm height x 40.99 cm depth
Unit Weight 8.66 kilograms
1/10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ Ports Availability Maximum of 64
Fibre Channel Ports Flexibility Up to 32 from 64 10GbE ports for 2/4/8/16 Gb
Supported Port Configurations E_Port to EX_Port, F_Port, N_Port in Access Gateway mode
1/10 GBASE-T Ports None
40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ Ports 4 (supports 10 GbE with breakout cable)
Expandable 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports Choices include 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64 via Ports on Demand
Power Supply Configuration Dual, hot-swappable, and supports load balancing
Cooling System N+1 redundancy, integrated with power units
Minimum Operating Temperature 0 degrees Celsius
Maximum Operating Temperature 40 degrees Celsius
Temperature Range when not in Use -25°C to 70°C
Minimum Humidity for Operation 10%, must be non-condensing
Maximum Humidity for Operation 85%, must be non-condensing
Humidity when not in Use 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Maximum Operational Altitude Up to 3,048 meters
Maximum Non-operational Altitude Up to 12 kilometers

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