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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $6,347.00
Original price
$0.00 - $6,347.00
Current price $6,347.00
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Product Description

The BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-R Brocade features a base system with 96 10 GbE SFP+ ports, expandable up to 12 40 GbE QSFP+ ports and up to 4 100 GbE QSFP28 ports for versatile high-speed networking. It includes 2 AC power supplies and supports port-side exhaust airflow for efficient cooling, housed in a 2U rack-mountable chassis. With a switching capacity of 2.88 Tbps and a forwarding rate of 2.16 Bpps, this switch is designed for high-performance data center environments.

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

  • What is the port configuration of the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    The Brocade VDX 6940-144S includes 96 10 GbE SFP+ ports, up to 12 40 GbE QSFP+ ports, and up to 4 100 GbE QSFP28 ports.
  • How many power supplies does the system come with?
    The system comes with 2 AC power supplies included.
  • Can the Brocade VDX 6940-144S support 100 GbE ports?
    Yes, the switch supports up to 4 100 GbE QSFP28 ports.
  • What are the management port options available on this model?
    Management port options include an Out of Band RJ-45 Management port, 1x RS-232, and 1x USB.
  • What is the switching capacity of the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    The switching capacity is 2.88 Tbps.
  • Describe the airflow direction and cooling mechanism of the switch.
    The switch has a port-side exhaust airflow direction and includes 4 replaceable fan modules for cooling.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    The maximum operating altitude is up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet).
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for the Brocade VDX 6940-144S?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), with a humidity range of 10% to 85% non-condensing.
  • How does the Brocade VDX 6940-144S handle network latency?
    The network latency is 800 ns.
  • What are the physical dimensions and rack mount size of the switch?
    The switch occupies a 2U rack space.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-R offers a high-density configuration, featuring 96x 10GbE SFP+ ports and expandability with up to 12x 40GbE QSFP+ and 4x 100GbE QSFP28 ports, catering to demanding data center environments. However, its latency of 800 ns might not meet the requirements of applications needing ultra-low latency. Additionally, the switch supports a robust power supply with dual AC units and front-to-back airflow, enhancing its reliability and suitability for various rack configurations.


The Brocade BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-R is a high-capacity, scalable, and flexible networking solution designed to meet the demands of modern data centers. This switch provides a comprehensive array of features to enhance connectivity, manageability, and operational efficiency. At its core, the Brocade VDX 6940-144S features 96 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports for high-speed data transfer, accommodating the increasing need for bandwidth in data-intensive environments. The flexibility of the system is further enhanced by the inclusion of up to 12 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ uplink ports and up to 4 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 ports, allowing for scalable interconnectivity and future-proofing of the network infrastructure. Power efficiency and reliability are assured with two AC power supplies included, ensuring uninterrupted operation and redundancy. The system’s port-side exhaust airflow design aids in maintaining optimal operating temperatures, contributing to its reliability and longevity.
  • Network Ports: 96x 10 GbE SFP+
  • Uplink Ports: 12x 40 GbE QSFP+
  • Management Ports: OOB RJ-45, 1x RS-232, 1x USB
For maintenance and system health monitoring, the switch is equipped with four replaceable fan modules, supporting a front-to-back airflow direction that complements the cooling strategies in most data centers. This design ensures efficient heat dissipation, protecting the system from overheating and potential damage. The Brocade VDX 6940-144S boasts a switching capacity of 2.88 Terabits per second and a forwarding rate of 2.16 Billion packets per second, indicating its capability to handle large volumes of data with minimal latency, marked at 800 nanoseconds. This performance level ensures swift data processing and transfer, minimizing delays and enhancing overall network efficiency. With a MAC address table size of 112,000, the switch can easily manage a vast network of devices, making it suitable for large-scale deployments. Its design is optimized for rack mounting, occupying only 2U of rack space, an important consideration for space-constrained data centers. The operating temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and non-operating temperature range of -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F) ensure that the switch remains operational under various environmental conditions. Humidity resilience is also notable, with the device operating effectively in 10% to 85% non-condensing environments and withstanding non-operating humidity levels of 10% to 90%. Designed to operate at altitudes of up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet) and withstand non-operating altitudes up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet), the Brocade VDX 6940-144S is suited for deployment in a wide range of geographical locations and environmental conditions. In summary, the Brocade BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-R emerges as a comprehensive solution for data centers in need of high-speed connectivity, robust performance, and scalability. Its blend of high-density port configuration, advanced management features, and environmental resilience makes it an ideal choice for organizations looking to optimize their network infrastructure for current and future demands.


Item NumberBrocade BR-VDX6940-144S-AC-R
Base ConfigurationVDX 6940-144S system
10GbE Interface96 SFP+ ports
40GbE ExpansionMaximum of 12 QSFP+ ports
100GbE ExpansionMaximum of 4 QSFP28 ports
Power Supply TypeAC
Cooling MethodExhaust airflow, port side
Gigabit Ethernet Ports96 SFP+ ports for 10GbE
High-Speed Uplink Ports12 QSFP+ ports for 40GbE
Management Interfaces1 RJ-45 OOB Management, 1 RS-232, 1 USB port
Cooling Fans4 replaceable fan units
Airflow PatternFront to back
Included Power UnitsTwo AC power supplies
Switch Capacity2.88 Terabits per second
Forwarding Rate2.16 Billion packets per second
MAC Addresses Supported112,000 entries
Network Delay800 nanoseconds
Rack Height2U
Operational Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Operational Humidity10% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity10% to 90%, non-condensing
Usage AltitudeUp to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)
Storage AltitudeUp to 12,000 meters (39,370 feet)

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