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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade VDX series
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $801.00
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Current price $801.00
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Product Description

The Brocade VDX 6740T-1G switch offers 48x 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 network ports and 4x 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ uplink ports, with a capability to upgrade to 10GBASE-T through licensing, enhancing network flexibility. It features a high switching capacity of 1.28 Tbps and a forwarding rate of 960 Mpps, supported by 5x Fans (N+1 Redundant) for optimal cooling with front-to-back airflow. The device is designed for reliability in varied environments, operating between 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and at altitudes up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet), inclusive of 2x Hot Swappable Power Supplies for uninterrupted power supply.

Key Feature for the BR-VDX6740T-56-1G-F

  • What is the port configuration of the Brocade VDX 6740T-1G switch?
    The VDX 6740T-1G has 48x 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 network ports and 4x 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ uplink ports.
  • Can the 1000BASE-T ports on the VDX 6740T-1G be upgraded?
    Yes, the 48P 1000BASE-T ports can be upgraded to 10GBASE-T via a license, but optics are not included.
  • What type of airflow does the VDX 6740T-1G support?
    It supports front-to-back airflow with a non-port-side exhaust design.
  • How many power supplies does the VDX 6740T-1G include?
    This switch includes 2 hot-swappable power supplies.
  • What are the management port options available on the VDX 6740T-1G?
    It comes with 1x USB Type A, 1x 1000Base-T RJ-45, and 1x mini-USB Type B management ports.
  • What is the switching capacity of the VDX 6740T-1G?
    The VDX 6740T-1G has a switching capacity of 1.28 Tbps.
  • Does the VDX 6740T-1G come with SFP modules?
    No, SFP modules are not included with the switch.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges for the VDX 6740T-1G?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and humidity ranges from 10% to 85% non-condensing.
  • How is the fan redundancy handled in the VDX 6740T-1G?
    The switch is equipped with 5 fans, providing N+1 redundancy.
  • What is included with the VDX 6740T-1G for mounting?
    Rack mounts are included, designed for a 1-RU setup.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-VDX6740T-56-1G-F offers a high-density 48-port 1 Gigabit Ethernet configuration, complemented by 4 uplink ports capable of 40 Gigabit Ethernet, which enhances its scalability and interconnectivity for high-demand environments. However, the initial limitation to 1GBASE-T ports, with an upgrade to 10GBASE-T available only through an additional licensing fee, could be a drawback for organizations needing immediate 10G capabilities without extra costs. Another consideration is the lack of included optics and the specific non-port-side exhaust airflow design, which may influence deployment decisions based on rack configuration and cooling strategies.


The Brocade BR-VDX6740T-56-1G-F is a high-performance switch designed for modern data center and enterprise networking environments. It offers a versatile mix of features to support a wide range of applications, including virtualization, cloud computing, and high-performance computing. At its core, the switch features 48 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 network ports for extensive connectivity. It also includes 4 uplink ports equipped with 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ technology, enhancing its capacity for high-speed data transfer and network backbone connections. The switch's uplink ports can be upgraded to 10GBASE-T via a license, offering flexibility for network expansion or upgrades. Connectivity options are further supplemented by a USB Type A and a 1000Base-T RJ-45 management port, alongside a mini-USB Type B port. These management ports facilitate easy setup, configuration, and monitoring of the switch, ensuring smooth and efficient network operations. It's important to note that SFP modules are not included with the switch, providing users the flexibility to choose modules that best fit their network requirements. The switch is engineered for reliability with 5 fan modules arranged in an N+1 redundant configuration, ensuring uninterrupted operation even in the event of a fan failure. The airflow direction is from front to back, following the non-port-side exhaust design, which aids in maintaining optimal operating temperatures and enhances the switch's performance stability. Power redundancy is achieved through the inclusion of two hot-swappable power supplies, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous operation even during power supply failures. This feature is crucial for maintaining network integrity and availability, especially in environments where continuous uptime is critical. Technical specifications highlight the switch's impressive capabilities: - Switching capacity of 1.28 Terabits per second - Forwarding rate of 960 Million packets per second - MAC address table size of 160,000 These specifications demonstrate the switch's ability to handle large volumes of data efficiently, making it suitable for high-demand network environments. The switch is designed for easy deployment in standard data center racks, coming with included rack mounts and occupying only 1 Rack Unit (RU), providing a compact solution that saves valuable data center space. Operating conditions are broad, with the switch functioning optimally in temperatures ranging from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and capable of operating at altitudes up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet). Humidity and storage conditions are also accommodating, ensuring the switch's durability and reliability under various environmental conditions.
  • 48x 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 network ports for comprehensive connectivity.
  • 4x 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ uplink ports, upgradeable to 10GBASE-T via license, enhancing network flexibility.
  • Includes 5 fan modules with N+1 redundancy and two hot-swappable power supplies for reliable operation.
In conclusion, the Brocade BR-VDX6740T-56-1G-F switch offers a powerful, flexible, and reliable solution for modern network environments, designed to meet the demands of today's data-intensive applications.


Part Number and ManufacturerBrocade BR-VDX6740T-56-1G-F
ModelVDX 6740T-1G
Base Ethernet Ports48x 1GbE (1000BASE-T)
Expansion Capability48 ports support 10GbE with licensing
High-Speed Uplink Ports2x 40GbE QSFP+, can be expanded to 4
Optical ModulesNot provided
Power TypeAC Supply
Cooling AirflowFront to Rear Exhaust
Gigabit Network Ports48x RJ-45 for 1G Connectivity
40G Uplink Ports2-4x QSFP+ for 40G Connectivity
Management Interfaces1x USB-A, 1x RJ-45 (1GbE), 1x mini-USB Type B
Fan Configuration5 Fans, N+1 Redundancy
Cooling MechanismForced Air, Front to Back Direction
Power Units Included2x Redundant, Hot-Swappable
Switch Throughput1.28 Terabits per second
Packet Forwarding Rate960 Million packets per second
MAC Address Capacity160,000 Entries
Mounting Hardware1U Rack Mounts Provided
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Range-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Operational Humidity Range10% to 85%, Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity Range10% to 90%, Non-Condensing
Maximum Operating AltitudeUp to 3,048m (10,000 feet)
Maximum Storage AltitudeUp to 12km (39,370 feet)

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