Brocade FCX Series

Brocade FCX Series

The Brocade FCX Series offers enterprise-class stackable Layer 2/3 edge switches with 24 or 48 GbE ports and optional 10 GbE uplinks, providing new levels of performance, scalability, and flexibility required for today’s enterprise campus and data center networks.

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Description

Brocade FCX Series

High-Performance Enterprise-Class Stackable Switches for the Network Edge

The Brocade FCX Series of switches provides new levels of performance, scalability, and flexibility required for today’s enterprise campus and data center networks. With advanced capabilities, these switches deliver performance and intelligence to the network edge in a flexible 1U form factor that helps reduce infrastructure and administrative costs.

Designed for wire-speed and non-blocking performance, Brocade FCX Series switches include 24- and 48-port models, in both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and non-PoE versions. Utilizing Brocade stacking technology, organizations can stack up to eight switches into a single logical switch with up to 384 ports, simplifying management in the network access layer. PoE models support the emerging Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) standard to deliver up to 30 watts of power to edge devices, enabling next-generation enterprise applications.

The Brocade FCX Series offers a comprehensive line of switches with specific models optimized for campus and data center deployments.

Additional highlights include:

  • Delivers enterprise-class Layer 2/3 switching in a compact, stackable form factor, combining chassis-like capabilities with an economical fixed-port solution
  • Includes IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3 capabilities as a standard feature on all models
  • Provides non-stop availability with hitless stacking failover, hot insertion and removal of stacked units, and redundant internal hot-swappable power supplies and fans
  • Offers complete visibility into network activity with hardware-based sFlow traffic monitoring
  • Provides peace of mind with the Brocade Assurance Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

Brocade FCX Series Feature Comparison

FCX FCX-S (Dedicated Stacking Ports)
FCX 624 FCX 648 FCX 624S FCX 648S FCX 624S-F FCX 624S-HPOE FCX 648S-HPOE
Switching bandwidth (data rate, full duplex) 128 Gbps 176 Gbps 152 Gbps 200 Gbps 152 Gbps 152 Gbps 200 Gbps
Forwarding bandwidth (data rate, full duplex) 96 Mpps 132 Mpps 114 Mpps 150 Mpps 114 Mpps 114 Mpps 150 Mpps
Stacking bandwidth (data rate, full duplex) 40 Gbps
(With optional 10 GbE ports)
40 Gbps
(With optional 10 GbE ports)
64 Gbps 64 Gbps 64 Gbps 64 Gbps 64 Gbps
10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports 24 48 24 48 n/a 24 48
100/1000 Mbps SFP ports n/a n/a n/a n/a 20 n/a n/a
1000 Mbps combo ports 4 (optional) 4 (optional) 4 4 4 4 4
10 Gigabit Ethernet ports 4 SFP+ (optional) 4 SFP+ (optional) 2 SFP+ or
2 XFP (optional)
2 SFP+ or
2 XFP (optional)
2 SFP+ or
2 XFP (optional)
2 SFP+ or
2 XFP (optional)
2 SFP+ or
2 XFP (optional)
16 Gbps CX4 stacking ports n/a n/a 2 2 2 2 2
Maximum PoE Class 3 ports n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 24 48
Maximum PoE+ ports n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 24
(2 power supplies)
26
(2 power supplies)
Internal power supplies 2 x 210 W removable (second optional) 2 x 210 W removable (second optional) 2 x 210 W removable (second optional) 2 x 210 W removable (second optional) 2 x 210 W removable (second optional) 2 x 620 W removable (second optional) 2 x 620 W removable (second optional)
Optional FRUs
1000 Mbps combo module FCX-4G FCX-4G n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10 Gigabit Ethernet module FCX-4XG FCX-4XG FCX-2XG/
FCX-2SFPP
FCX-2XG/
FCX-2SFPP
FCX-2XG/
FCX-2SFPP
FCX-2XG/
FCX-2SFPP
FCX-2XG/
FCX-2SFPP
Second power supply RPS13/
RPS13-I
RPS13/
RPS13-I
RPS13 RPS13 RPS13 RPS14 RPS14
Replacement fan unit FCX-FAN-E/
FCX-FAN-I
FCX-FAN-E/
FCX-FAN-I
FCX-S-FAN FCX-S-FAN FCX-S-FAN FCX-S-POE-FAN FCX-S-POE-FAN
Advanced Layer 3 software upgrade adds BGP FCX-ADV-LIC-SW FCX-ADV-LIC-SW FCX-ADV-LIC-SW FCX-ADV-LIC-SW FCX-ADV-LIC-SW FCX-ADV-LIC-SW FCX-ADV-LIC-SW

System Architecture

Connector options 10/100/1000 ports: RJ-45 (fixed)
1 Gbps SFP combo ports: SX, LX, LHA, LHB, 1000Base-BX
10 Gbps XFP ports: 1310-MM, SR, LR, ER, ZR, ZRD
10 Gbps SFP+ ports: Direct-Attached Copper (Twinax), SR, LR
Stacking ports: fixed CX4 (fixed)
Out-of-band Ethernet management: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 (fixed)
Console management: DB9
Maximum MAC addresses 32,000
Maximum VLANs 4096
Maximum STP (spanning trees) 255
Maximum routes (in hardware) 16,000
Trunking Maximum ports per trunk: 8
Maximum trunk groups: 128
Maximum jumbo frame size 9000 bytes
IEEE standards compliance
  • 802.1AB LLDP/LLDP-MED
  • 802.1D-2004 MAC Bridging
  • 802.1p Mapping to Priority Queue
  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
  • 802.1X Port-based Network Access Control
  • 802.3 10 Base-T
  • 802.3ab 1000 Base-T
  • 802.3ad Link Aggregation (Dynamic and Static)
  • 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.3af Power over Ethernet
  • 802.3ak CX4
  • 802.3u 100 Base-TX
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX
  • 802.3 MAU MIB (RFC 2239)
  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
Layer 2 switching
  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • 802.1X Authentication
  • Auto MDI/MDIX
  • BPDU Guard, Root Guard
  • Dual-Mode VLANs
  • Dynamic VLAN Assignment
  • Dynamic Voice VLAN Assignment
  • Fast Port Span
  • Flexible Static Multicast MAC Address Configuration
  • GARP VLAN Registration Protocol
  • IGMP Snooping (v1/v2/v3)
  • Link Fault Signaling (LFS)
  • MAC Address Locking
  • MAC-Layer Filtering
  • MAC Learning Disable; Port Security
  • MLD Snooping (v1/v2)
  • Multi-device Authentication
  • Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST/PVST+/PVRST)
  • PIM–SM Snooping
  • Policy-controlled MAC-based VLANs
  • Port-based Access Control Lists
  • Port-based, ACL-based, MAC Filter-based, and VLAN-based Mirroring
  • Port Loop Detection
  • Port Speed Downshift and Selective Auto-negotiation
  • Private VLAN
  • Private VLANs and Uplink Switch
  • Protected Link Groups
  • Protocol VLAN (802.1v), Subnet VLAN
  • Remote Fault Notification (RFN)
  • Single-instance Spanning Tree
  • Single-link LACP
  • Trunk Groups
  • Trunk Threshold
  • UniDirectional Link Detection (UDLD)
Layer 3 routing
  • ECMP
  • Host routes
  • IPv4 Static Routes
  • L3/L4 ACLs RIP v1/v2 announce
  • OSPF v2, OSPF v3 (IPv6)
  • PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, PIM-DM PIM passive (IPv4/IPv6 multicast routing functionality)
  • PBR
  • RIP v1, v2, RIPng (IPv6)
  • Routed Interfaces
  • Route-only Support
  • Routing Between Directly Connected Subnets
  • Virtual Interfaces
  • Virtual Route Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • VRRP, VRRP-E (IPv4 and IPv6)
Advanced Functionality
(Included with
– ADV models)
  • GRE
  • BGP4 and BGP4+ (IPv6)
  • IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels
  • VRF (IPv4 and IPv6)
Metro features
  • Metro-Ring Protocol (v1, v2)
  • Virtual Switch Redundancy Protocol (VSRP)
  • VLAN Stacking (Q-in-Q)
  • Topology Groups
Quality of service
  • ACL Mapping and Marking of ToS/DSCP
  • ACL Mapping to Priority Queue
  • ACL Mapping to ToS/DSCP
  • Classifying and Limiting Flows Based on TCP Flags
  • DHCP Relay
  • DiffServ Support
  • Honoring DSCP and 802.1p
  • MAC Address Mapping to Priority Queue
  • QoS Queue Management using Weighted Round Robin (WRR), Strict Priority (SP), and a combination of WRR and SP
  • Round Robin (WRR), Strict Priority (SP), and a combination of WRR and SP
High availability
  • Redundant hot-swappable internal power supplies
  • Hot-swappable fan assembly
  • Layer 3 VRRP protocol redundancy
  • Real-time state synchronization across the stack
  • Hitless failover from master to standby stack controller
  • Protected link groups
  • Hot insertion and removal of stacked units
Traffic management
  • ACL-based inbound rate limiting and traffic policies
  • Broadcast, multicast, and unknown unicast rate limiting
  • Inbound rate limiting per port
  • Outbound rate limiting per port and per queue

Management

Management and control
  • Auto Configuration
  • Configuration Logging
  • Digital Optical Monitoring
  • Display Log Messages on Multiple Terminals
  • Embedded Web Management
  • Embedded DHCP Server
  • Foundry Discovery Protocol (FDP)
  • Industry-Standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Key-based activation of optional software features
  • Integration with HP OpenView for Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, and Windows
  • Brocade Network Advisor
  • IronView Network Manager (INM) Version 3.2 or later
  • MIB Support for MRP, Port Security, MAC Authentication, and MAC-based VLANs
  • Out-of-band Ethernet Management
  • RFC 783 TFTP
  • RFC 854 TELNET Client and Server
  • RFC 1157 SNMPv1/v2c
  • RFC 1213 MIB-II
  • RFC 1493 Bridge MIB
  • RFC 1516 Repeater MIB
  • RFC 1573 SNMP MIB II
  • RFC 1643 Ethernet Interface MIB
  • RFC 1643 Ethernet MIB
  • RFC 1724 RIP v1/v2 MIB
  • RFC 1757 RMON MIB
  • RFC 2068 Embedded HTTP
  • RFC 2131 DHCP Relay
  • RFC 2570 SNMPv3 Intro to Framework
  • RFC 2571 Architecture for Describing SNMP Framework
  • RFC 2572 SNMP Message Processing and Dispatching
  • RFC 2573 SNMPv3 Applications
  • RFC 2574 SNMPv3 User-based Security Model
  • RFC 2575 SNMP View-based Access Control Model SNMP
  • RFC 2818 Embedded HTTPS
  • RFC 3176 sFlow
  • SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol
  • Support for Multiple Syslog Servers
Embedded security
  • 802.1x accounting
  • MAC Authentication
  • Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
  • EAP pass-through support
  • IEEE 802.1X username export in sFlow
  • Protection against Denial of Service (DOS) attacks
Secure management
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with SSHv2, SNMPv3
  • RADIUS/TACACS/TACACS+
  • Secure Copy (SCP)
  • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
  • Username/Password
  • Web authentication

Mechanical

Enclosure Brocade FCX 624 and 648: Front to back airflow (reversible)Brocade FCX 624S, 624S-F, 648S, 624S-HPOE, and 648S-HPOE: Side-to-back airflow.1U, 19-inch EIA-compliant, power
Size Brocade FCX 624 and 648 models:
Width: 44.0 cm (17.3 in.)
Height: 4.4 cm (1.7 in.)
Depth: 43.5 cm (17.2 in.)Brocade FCX 624S, 624S-F, and 648S models:
Width: 44.0 cm (17.3 in.)
Height: 4.4 cm (1.7 in.)
Depth: 38.6 cm (15.2 in.)Brocade FCX 624S-HPOE and 648S-HPOE models:
Width: 44.0 cm (17.3 in.)
Height: 4.4 cm (1.7 in.)
Depth: 44.0 cm (17.3 in.)
Weight Brocade FCX 624: 5.35 kg (11.79 lb)
Brocade FCX 648: 5.71 kg (12.59 lb)
Brocade FCX 624S, 624S-F, and 648S models: 4.0 kg (8.8 lb)Brocade FCX 624S-HPOE and 648S-HPOE models: 4.5 kg (9.9 lb)

Environmental

Temperature Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature: -23°F to 158°F (-25°C to 70°C)
Humidity Relative humidity: 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude Storage altitude: 10,000 ft (3000 m) maximum
Acoustic 51 to 63 dB

Power

Power supplies Up to two internal, redundant, field-replaceable, load-sharing AC power supplies
Power inlet C13
Input voltage Typ. 100-240 VAC
Input line frequency 50 to 60 Hz

Compliance / Certification

Electromagnetic emissions FCC Class A (Part 15); EN 55022/CISPR-22 Class A; VCCI Class AICES-003 Electromagnetic Emission; AS/NZS 55022; EN 61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics; EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker; EN 61000-6-3 Emission Standard (Supersedes: EN 50081-1)
Safety CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-3; UL 60950-1; IEC 60950-1; EN 60950-1 Safety of Information Technology Equipment; EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products–Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide; EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products–Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communication Systems
Immunity EN 61000-6-1 Generic Immunity and Susceptibility; this supersedes EN 50082-1; EN 55024 Immunity Characteristics. This supersedes: EN 61000-4-2 ESD; EN 61000-4-3 Radiated, radio frequency, electromagnetic field; EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient; EN 61000-4-5 Surge; EN 61000-4-6 Conducted disturbances induced by radio-frequency fields ; EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic field; EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips and sags
Environmental regulatory compliance RoHS Compliant (6 of 6); WEEE compliant

Power and Thermal Specifications

Brocade FCX and FCX-S Models Max Current at 100 VAC (Amps) Max Current at 200 VAC (Amps) Max Total Power Draw3(Watts) Max System Power Draw4(Watts) Max Thermal Output (BTU/Hr) Energy Efficiency2(Watts/Gbps)2
6241 0.9 0.6 92 92 312.8 1.4
6481 1.2 0.7 112 112 421.6 1.3
624S 1.09 0.51 94 94 319 1.23
624S-F 1.00 0.58 102 102.1 348 1.34
648S 1.39 0.63 122 122 416 1.22
624S-HPOE6 1.09 0.58 509 107 365 1.41
FCX 648S-HPOE6 1.72 0.94 970 167 570 1.67

1 – With 4-port 10 GbE module installed and one power supply.
2 – Calculated using switch data rate.
3 – Total power drawn from the source and consumed by the switch and attached PoE devices. Class 3 devices assumed on all ports.
4 – Power drawn from the source and consumed only by the switch.
5 – Thermal output of the switch.
6 – With two power supplies installed.

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