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Nothing brings in more hits to the Vertical Enterprise website than the DS-6505-24 Brocade DS-6505B 24 port switch.
It’s not even close to our best seller, so we figure people are coming in to check out specifications or licensing info as it can be difficult to find them all in one spot.
So, we have gathered up both on one page.
We like this switch a lot, it’s flexible, simple to set up, yet brings enterprise-class functionality with it.
It scales out big-time with a full-fabric architecture and a maximum of 239 switches.
It comes standard with a single power supply with integrated fans. A second, optional power supply brings (what we think) is required redundancy.
Optional Licence Key Features
Here is how the licensing for the Dell EMC Connectrix B-Series works out:
- Fabric Vision: offers advance monitoring, management and diagnostics.
- Extended Fabric: provides greater than 10 kilometers of switched fabric connectivity at full bandwidth over long distances depending on the platform this can be up to 3000 kilometers.
- ISL Trunking: provides the ability to aggregate multiple physical links to one logical link for enhanced network performance and fault tolerance.
- Enterprise Package: The Enterprise package includes all of the above.
Pricing and stock? Blog posts are forever, but pricing on this switch changes regularly (usually downward). That is why pricing is not listed.
|Brocade 6505 Specs|
|Fibre Channel ports||Switch mode (default): 12- and 24-port configurations (12-port increment through Ports on Demand [PoD] license)|
|E, F, M, D ports|
|Brocade Access Gateway default port mapping: 16 F_Ports, 8 N_Ports|
|Scalability||Full-fabric architecture with a maximum of 239 switches|
|Certifed maximum||6,000 active nodes|
|56 switches, 19 hops in Brocade Fabric OS fabrics|
|larger fabrics certifed as required|
|Performance||Fibre Channel: 2.125 Gbps line speed, full duplex|
|4.25 Gbps line speed, full duplex|
|8.5 Gbps line speed, full duplex|
|14.025 Gbps line speed, full duplex|
|auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gbps port speeds|
|ISL trunking||Frame-based Trunking with up to eight 16 Gbps ports per ISL trunk|
|up to 128 Gbps per ISL trunk. Exchange- based load balancing across ISLs with DPS included in Brocade Fabric OS. 384 Gbps end-to-end full duplex|
|Aggregate bandwidth||384 Gbps end-to-end full duplex|
|Maximum fabric latency||Latency for locally switched ports is 700 ns|
|Forward Error Correction (FEC) adds 400 ns between E_Ports (enabled by default).|
|Maximum frame size||2,112-byte payload|
|Frame bufers||8,192 dynamically allocated|
|Classes of service||Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)|
|Port types||D_Port (ClearLink Diagnostic Port), E_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port)|
|optional port type control|
|Brocade Access Gateway mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port|
|Data traffic types||Fabric switches supporting unicast|
|Media types||16 Gbps: Brocade 6505 requires Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector|
|16 Gbps SWL, LWL, ELWL|
|8 Gbps: Brocade 6505 requires Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector|
|8 Gbps SWL, LWL, ELWL|
|Fibre Channel distance subject to fiber-optic cable and port speed|
|USB||One USB port for system log fle downloads or frmware upgrades|
|Hot swappable components||Base switch includes a single, hot-|
|swappable power supply with integrated|
|system cooling fans; optional dual|
|redundant hot-swappable power supply|
|Installation Options||Customer supplied 19-inch cabinet|
|Interface||EMC Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition 11.1.4 with Fabric Operating System 7.0.1 or higher Advanced Web Tools SSH, HTTPS, RADIUS SNMP v3 (FE MIB, FC Management MIB) SMI-S compliant|
|Management Access||Call-home integration with Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel, serial port (RJ-45), and one USB port|
|Firmware Upgrades||Non-disruptive download and activation|
|Diagnostics||D_Port offline diagnostics; POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics including extensive RAS features, RAS trace logging, FCping, and Pathinfo (FCtraceroute)|
|Dell EMC Unity|
|Compatible Optics||32 Gb shortwave and long wave FC SFPs|
|16 Gb shortwave and long wave FC SFPs|
|8 Gb shortwave and long wave FC SFPs|
|10 Gb, 40 Gb Ethernet optics|
|NVMe oF Ready|
|Fabric services||Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS)|
|Top Talkers for E_ Ports, F_Ports, and Fabric mode|
|Brocade Adaptive Networking (Ingress Rate Limiting, Trafc Isolation, QoS)|
|Brocade Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning, peer zoning)|
|Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP)|
|Dynamic Path Selection (DPS)|
|Brocade Extended Fabrics|
|Enhanced BB credit recovery|
|Brocade ISL Trunking|
|Registered State Change Notifcation (RSCN)|
|Reliable Commit Service (RCS)|
|Server Application Optimization (SAO)|
|Simple Name Server (SNS)|
|Temperature||Operating: 0 degrees C to 40 degrees C (32 degrees F to 104 degrees F)|
|Non-operating: -25 degrees C to 70 degrees C (-13 degrees F to 158 degrees F)|
|Relative Humidity||Operating: 10 percent to 85 percent non-condensing at 40 degrees C (104 degrees F)|
|Non-operating and storage (non-condensing): 10 percent to 90 percent at 70 degrees C (158 degrees F)|
|Altitude||Up to 3,000 meters (9,842 feet)|
|Shock||Operating: 20 G, 6 ms, half sine|
|Non-operating: 33 G, 11 ms, half sine|
|Vibration||Operating: 0.5 G p-p, 5 to 500 to 5 Hz|
|Non-operating: 2.0 G p-p, 5 to 500 to 5 Hz|
|Heat dissipation||24 ports at 338 BTU/hr|
|System Weight||7.82 kg (17.25 lb) with one power supply, without transceivers|
|9.16 kg (20.19 lb) with two power supply FRUs, without transceivers|