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Product Line: Brocade BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-F
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The Brocade VDX 6940-144S base system offers a comprehensive networking solution with a switching capacity of 2.88 Tbps and a forwarding rate of 2.16 Bpps. It features 96 10 GbE SFP+ network ports, expandable with up to 12 40 GbE QSFP+ and up to 4 100 GbE QSFP28 uplink ports, accommodating diverse connectivity requirements. Designed for reliability, it includes dual AC power supplies, supports front-to-back airflow for efficient cooling, and operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, ensuring optimal performance in various environmental conditions.

Key Feature for the BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-F

  • What is the maximum number of 10 GbE SFP+ ports available on the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    The maximum number of 10 GbE SFP+ ports available is 96.
  • Can the Brocade VDX 6940-144S support 100 GbE connections?
    Yes, it can support up to 4 100 GbE QSFP28 ports.
  • What type of power supplies are included with the base system of this model?
    The system includes 2 AC power supplies.
  • How does the airflow direction affect the cooling of the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    The non-port-side exhaust and front-to-back airflow direction ensures efficient cooling.
  • What is the total switching capacity of the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    The switching capacity is 2.88 Tbps.
  • What are the specifications for the fan modules in the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    There are 4 replaceable fan modules included.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    The operating temperature range is 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
  • Does the Brocade VDX 6940-144S come with rack mounts?
    Yes, it comes with rack mounts suitable for a 2U space.
  • What is the MAC address table size of the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    The MAC address table size is 112,000.
  • What are the altitude limits for operating and storing the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    The operating altitude limit is up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet), and for non-operating or storage, it's up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-F offers a high density of 10 GbE SFP+ ports, complemented by scalable uplink options with up to 12 40 GbE QSFP+ ports and up to 4 100 GbE QSFP28 ports, catering to diverse networking demands. However, its forwarding rate of 2.16 Bpps, while substantial, may not meet the highest performance requirements of data-intensive applications in larger enterprise or data center environments. Additionally, the switch's design with non-port-side exhaust airflow and front-to-back cooling ensures efficient heat management but may require careful placement in rack configurations to align with data center cooling strategies.


The Brocade BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-F is a high-performance networking switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and high-density environments. It features a base system with 96 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports, providing substantial connectivity for a wide range of applications and devices. The switch also offers flexible uplink options with up to 12 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports and up to 4 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 ports, enabling high-speed connections to other switches or backbone networks. This model comes equipped with two AC power supplies, ensuring redundancy and reliability for continuous operation. The non-port-side exhaust airflow design aids in maintaining optimal operating temperatures, contributing to the longevity and durability of the device. Key hardware specifications include: - Network Ports: 96x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ for extensive connectivity. - Uplink Ports: 12x 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ and up to 4x 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 ports for high-capacity uplinks. - Management Ports: The switch provides an Out of Band RJ-45 Management port, 1x RS-232, and 1x USB for flexible management options. Additionally, the switch is equipped with four replaceable fan modules, supporting front-to-back airflow that facilitates efficient cooling even under heavy loads. The inclusion of 2x AC power supplies ensures the system remains operational in the event of a single power supply failure. The Brocade BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-F boasts a switching capacity of 2.88 Terabits per second (Tbps) and a forwarding rate of 2.16 Billion packets per second (Bpps), delivering the performance needed to handle large volumes of traffic with ease. It features a MAC address table size of 112,000 entries, allowing for extensive device connectivity and network segmentation. With a latency of 800 nanoseconds, the switch ensures fast data processing and minimal delay, crucial for time-sensitive applications. It is designed to fit in a 2U rack space, making it suitable for environments where space efficiency is important. Operational conditions are broad, with the switch capable of functioning in temperatures ranging from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and in non-operating or storage conditions from -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F). Humidity resilience ranges from 10% to 85% non-condensing during operation and 10% to 90% non-condensing for non-operating or storage conditions. It can operate at altitudes up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet), with non-operating or storage tolerance up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet), ensuring reliability across various environmental conditions. The Brocade BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-F is engineered for organizations requiring high-density, high-speed networking capabilities with reliable performance and flexibility. Its extensive port availability, combined with powerful performance specs, makes it an ideal choice for data centers and enterprise networks looking to upgrade or expand their infrastructure.


Item Number BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-F
Manufacturer Brocade
Base Model VDX 6940-144S
10GbE SFP+ Interfaces 96
40GbE QSFP+ Expansion Slots Up to 12
100GbE QSFP28 Expansion Slots Up to 4
Power Source AC
Cooling Approach Exhaust directed away from port side
Network Interfaces 96x 10GbE SFP+
Expansion Interfaces 12x 40GbE QSFP+
Administrative Interfaces 1x RJ-45 for OOB Management, 1x RS-232, 1x USB
Cooling Units 4x Replaceable Fan Units
Cooling Flow Front-to-Back
Included Power Units 2x AC Units
Switch Fabric Capacity 2.88 Terabits per second
Data Processing Rate 2.16 Billion packets per second
MAC Address Capacity 112,000 Entries
Network Latency 800 nanoseconds
Rack Size Compatibility 2U Rack Unit
Operational Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Range -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Operational Humidity Range 10% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Max Operational Altitude Up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)
Max Storage Altitude Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)

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