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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade NA-6505-12-16G-0R
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,665.00
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$0.00 - $1,665.00
Current price $1,665.00
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Product Description

The NA-6505-12-16G-0R is a 1U rack-mountable Brocade switch featuring 24 x 16Gb SFP ports with 12 active ports and supports a maximum frame size of 2112 byte payload. It is equipped with 2 x hot-swap power supply units, operates on Fabric OS, and comes with a Fabric Vision License for enhanced management capabilities through either web or console interfaces. This model provides a low latency of 700 ns for locally switched ports, incorporates forward error correction (FEC) which adds 400 ns between E_Ports, and offers 8192 dynamically allocated frame buffers, making it suitable for high-performance networking environments.

Key Feature for the NA-6505-12-16G-0R

  • What are the dimensions of the 24 x 16Gb SFP Ports networking hardware?
    The dimensions are 437.64 mm in width, 43.18 mm in height, and 443.23 mm in depth.
  • How many active ports does the device support?
    The device supports 12 active ports.
  • Is a rack mounting kit included with the 1U Rack Mountable chassis?
    No, rack rails are not included with the chassis.
  • What types of management are available for this device?
    Management can be performed via web or console.
  • What is the weight of the networking hardware with two power supply FRUs installed?
    The weight with two power supply FRUs installed is 9.16 kg (20.19 lb), without transceivers.
  • What operating system does the hardware run?
    The hardware runs Fabric OS.
  • What licenses are installed on this device?
    The device comes with a Fabric Vision License installed.
  • How does the device handle management access?
    Management access is handled through a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45) port.
  • What is the latency for locally switched ports on this device?
    The latency for locally switched ports is 700 ns.
  • Does the device support forward error correction (FEC)?
    Yes, FEC adds 400 ns between E_Ports and is enabled by default.

Product Review

The Brocade NA-6505-12-16G-0R offers 24 x 16Gb SFP ports with 12 active ports and dual hot-swap power supplies, catering to high availability and redundancy needs in enterprise networks. However, the lack of included rack mounting kit and module expansion slots may limit installation flexibility and future scalability. Performance-wise, the device promises low latency (700 ns for locally switched ports) and supports Fabric Vision License on Fabric OS, enhancing network monitoring and management capabilities, though the addition of Forward Error Correction (FEC) may slightly increase latency between E_Ports.


The Brocade NA-6505-12-16G-0R is a high-performance networking solution designed for data center environments that require efficient, high-speed data transfer and connectivity. It features 24 x 16Gb SFP ports with 12 active ports, catering to demanding data and storage networking environments. This device is engineered to support a high degree of reliability and uptime, with dual hot-swap power supply units ensuring continuous operation even in the event of a power supply failure. It operates with normal airflow direction from IO to PSU, aligning with standard data center cooling practices. At the heart of the NA-6505-12-16G-0R is the Fabric OS, providing a robust and intuitive operating system designed for high availability and simplified management. This switch comes pre-installed with a Fabric Vision License, offering advanced diagnostic and monitoring capabilities to preemptively identify and solve network issues before they impact operations. Management of the device can be conducted via web or console, offering flexibility for different operational preferences. The chassis is designed for 1U rack-mount compatibility, although it should be noted that rack rails are not included with the unit. The physical dimensions of the switch are 437.64 mm in width, 43.18 mm in height, and 443.23 mm in depth, making it a compact solution that fits easily into a standard data center rack space. For connectivity, the NA-6505-12-16G-0R supports Fibre Channel with a 2.125 Gbps line speed, ensuring fast and reliable data transmission. The switch's performance is further enhanced by a low-latency architecture, with locally switched ports exhibiting a latency of just 700 ns. Forward Error Correction (FEC) is enabled by default, adding an additional 400 ns between E_Ports to ensure data integrity and error-free transmission. Key hardware specifications include: - Maximum frame size of 2112 byte payload. - Frame buffers dynamically allocated up to 8192. - Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+ with LC connector, supporting 16 Gbps SWL, LWL, ELWL. Additional features include one USB port for system log file downloads or firmware upgrades, enhancing the maintainability of the device. For management access, the switch is equipped with a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port (RJ-45), allowing for network management and configuration. In terms of weight, the switch is 7.82 kg with one power supply unit and without transceivers, and 9.16 kg with two power supply FRUs installed, also without transceivers. This highlights the device's lightweight design, considering its powerful capabilities and dual power supply configuration. Overall, the Brocade NA-6505-12-16G-0R offers a powerful, scalable, and reliable solution for data center networking, combining high-speed data transfer capabilities with advanced management and diagnostic features. Its compact 1U form factor and dual power supply design make it an ideal choice for businesses looking to optimize their data center operations and ensure high availability of critical network resources.


Item NumberNA-6505-12-16G-0R
Ports24 x 16Gb SFP
Enabled Ports12
Power Supplies2, Redundant, Hot-Swappable
Airflow DirectionInput/Output to Power Supply Unit
Expansion SlotsNone
Operating SystemFabric OS
Pre-installed LicensesFabric Vision
Management InterfaceWeb-based or CLI
Form Factor1U for Rack Installation
Rack MountsExcluded
Width437.64 mm
Height43.18 mm
Depth443.23 mm
Fibre Channel Speed2.125 Gbps per channel
Weight with Single PSU7.82 kg
Weight with Dual PSU9.16 kg
Port-to-Port Latency700 ns
Additional Latency with FEC400 ns on E_Ports
Maximum Transmission Unit2112 bytes
Buffer Memory8192 frames
TransceiversSFP+ with LC, supports up to 16 Gbps
USB PortOne for updates or log exports
Management Port10/100 Mbps Ethernet, RJ-45

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