The NEXIO® NXFS8500 series Fibre Channel switches provide an economical and scalable means to construct a fully redundant 8 Gb/s Fibre channel NEXIO Farad™ storage network.
Configurable with 24-, 36-, or 48 active ports, the switches provide 4- and 8-Gb/s auto-detect for compatibility with existing NEXIO clients that do not have 8 Gb/s Fibre channel adapters. The NXFS8500 switches include redundant power supplies and are field–upgradable to support storage or server system expansion.
- Provides an affordable, flexible foundation for NEXIO Farad storage solutions
- Delivers up to 48 ports of 8 Gb/s performance in an energy-efficient, optimized 1U form factor to support the most demanding broadcast server deployments
- Includes dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans
- Simplifies configuration and management with easy-to-use tools such as the EZSwitchSetup wizard
- Enables “pay-as-you-grow” expansion with Ports On Demand scalability from 8 to 16 or 24 ports in 8-port increments
- Protects existing device investments with auto-sensing 4- and 8 Gb/s capabilities
- Future-proofs investments by enabling organizations to use 4 Gb/s SFPs today and upgrade to 8 Gb/s SFPs when required
The NXFS8524, NXFS8536 and NXFS8548 8 Gb/s Fiber Channel switches – with 24-, 36- or 48-ports – provide scalable switching solutions for NEXIO Farad storage area network (SAN) systems.
The powerful, easy-to-use management features of the NXFS8500 series switches make them a value-packed component of the NEXIO Farad storage system. The switches feature twenty-four to forty-eight 16 Gb/s Fiber Channel ports, which are fitted with 8 Gb/s SFP+ modules and utilized as 8 Gb/s switches in NEXIO Farad configurations. The switches include redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and can be upgraded from 24 to 48 ports in 12-port increments in the field. The NXFS8500 series switch is ideal for facilities with high-bandwidth, high-redundancy requirements and growing channel counts.
The NXFS8500 series switches support NEXIO SANs running at 4- and 8-Gb/s per port. This flexibility allows all generations of the NEXIO server to use the same switches. The NXFS8500 switches are always installed in redundant pairs. With this configuration, the switch is not a single point of failure, as all NEXIO servers have fully-redundant data paths to NEXIO storage.
Note: The NXFS8500 series Fiber Channel switches, as well as the smaller NXFS8400 switches, support the NEXIO Farad storage infrastructure, but they are not compatible with previous NEXIO storage systems such as the NEXIO NX3100/3000 products. NXFS1600 series Fiber Channel switches – which are conversely not compatible with Farad storage – must be used with non-Farad storage networks.
Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice
|Fibre Channel Ports||24-, 36-, and 48-port configurations (12-port increments through Ports on Demand licenses); universal (E, F, M, D, EX) ports|
|Scalability||Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum|
|Performance||Auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8 and 16 Gb/s port speeds, optionally programmable to fixed port speed|
|Aggregate Bandwidth||768 Gb/s end-to-end full duplex|
|Maximum Fabric Latency||Latency for locally switched ports is 700 ns; encryption/compression is 5.5 μsec per node;
Forward Error Correction (FEC) adds 400 ns between E_Ports (enabled by default)
|Maximum Frame Size||2112-byte payload|
|Frame Buffers||8192 dynamically allocated|
|Classes of Service||Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)|
|Port Types||D_Port (Diagnostic Port), E_Port, EX_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port); self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control|
|Data Traffic Types||Fabric switches supporting unicast|
|Media Types||Hot-pluggable, industry-standard Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+), LC connector; Short-Wavelength (SWL), Long-Wavelength (LWL); Extended Long-Wavelength (ELWL); distance depends on fiber optic cable and port speed. Supports SFP+ (2, 4, 8, 10, 16 Gb/s) optical transceivers.
8 Gb/s SFP+ optical transceivers provided for number of ports licensed
|USB||One USB port for system log file downloads or firmware upgrades|
|Supported Management Software||HTTP, SNMP v1/v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB), SSH; Auditing, Syslog; Brocade Advanced Web Tools, APM, Brocade Fabric Watch; Brocade Network Advisor SAN Enterprise or Brocade Network Advisor SAN Professional/Professional Plus; Command Line Interface (CLI); SMI-S compliant; Administrative Domains|
|Security||AES-GCM-256 encryption on ISLs; DH-CHAP (between switches and end devices), FCAP switch authentication; FIPS 140-2 L2-compliant, HTTPS, IPsec, IP filtering, LDAP with IPv6, Port Binding, RADIUS, User-defined Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Secure Copy (SCP), Secure RPC, SFTP, SSH v2, SSL, Switch Binding, Trusted Switch|
|Management Access||10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel; serial port (RJ-45); and one USB port|
|Diagnostics||D_Port offline diagnostics, including electrical/ optical loopback, link traffic/latency/distance; POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including environmental monitoring, FCping and Pathinfo (FC traceroute), frame viewer, non-disruptive daemon restart port mirroring (SPAN port), optics health monitoring, power monitoring, RAStrace logging, and Rolling Reboot Detection (RRD)|
|Enclosure||Front-to-back airflow; power from back, 1U|
|Size (H X W X D)||1.7 x 17.23 x 17.45 in. (43 x 438 x 443 cm)|
|System Weight||20.20 lbs (9.16 kg), with two power supply FRUs, without SFP+ media|
|Rail Kit||Includes rack-mount rail kit|
|Temperature||Operating: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C )
Non-operating and storage: –13° to 158° F (–25° to 70°C)
|Humidity||Operating: 10% to 85% non-condensing
Non-operating and storage: 10% to 90% non-condensing
|Altitude||Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
Non-operating and storage: Up to 12 km (39,370 feet)
|Shock||Operating: 20 g, 6 ms half-sine
Non-operating and storage: Half sine, 33 g 11 ms, 3/eg Axis
|Vibration||Operating: 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Non-operating and storage: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
|Heat Dissipation||48 ports at 338 BTU/hr|
|Power Supply||Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans|
|AC Input||85 V to 264 V ~5 A to 2.5 A|
|Input Line Frequency||47 to 63 Hz|
|Inrush Current||Maximum of 35 amps for period between 10 to 150 ms at 122° F (50° C)|
|Power Consumption||110 watts with all 48 ports populated with 16 Gb/s SWL optics
72 watts for empty chassis with no optics
|NXFS8500-SPS||Shelf spare power supply for NXFS8500 Series Fibre Channel switch|
|NXSFPOFB-8||Shelf spare 8Gb SFP+ connector for NXFS8500, NXFS8400 or NXFSVA40 Series Fibre Channel switch. (NOTE: NXSFPOF-8 is a different part that is NOT compatible with these switches)|
|NXFS8536||36-port Fibre Channel switch for NEXIO Farad storage: Brocade 6510 with 36x FC ports in 1RU with rackmount kit, hot-swappable redundant power supplies and 36x 8Gb SFP+ connectors. Field upgradable to 48 ports using NXFS8500UPG12 kit|
|NXFS8524||24-port Fibre Channel switch for NEXIO Farad storage: Brocade 6510 with 24x FC ports in 1RU with rackmount kit, hot-swappable redundant power supplies and 24x 8Gb SFP+ connectors. Field upgradable to 36 and 48 ports using NXFS8500UPG12 kit|
|NXFS8500UPG12||12-port upgrade for NXFS8524 or NXFS8536 Fibre Channel Switch, includes software upgrade license and 12x 8Gb SFP+ connectors|