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Brocade VDX 8770 Switch

The Brocade VDX 8770 Switch is a highly scalable, low-latency, 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) modular switch. Designed to easily scale out Brocade VCS fabrics, the Brocade VDX 8770 Switch brings new levels of performance to VCS fabric deployments. The Brocade VDX 8770 is designed with advanced capabilities, including 100 GbE and hardware-enhanced SDN support, to support data center networking a decade or more into the future.

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DESIGNED FOR THE MOST DEMANDING DATA CENTER NETWORKS

The Brocade VDX 8770 is a high-performance Ethernet fabric switch that meets the most demanding data center networking needs. Key platform features include:

  • Line-rate support for 1, 10, 40, and 100 GbE to satisfy current and future needs.
  • Packet forwarding performance of up to 11.42 billion packets per second.
  • 4 Tbps per slot line-rate design for substantial capacity and headroom.
  • 4-microsecond latency to assure rapid response for latency-sensitive applications.
  • Support for up to 384,000 MAC addresses per fabric for extensive virtualization scalability.
  • Multi-core CPUs within each line card to support two separate Brocade Network OS instances for high availability.
  • Hardware-enabled to flexibly support emerging Software-Defined Networking (SDN) protocols. RESTful APIs provide openness to emerging management frameworks such as OpenStack.

ELASTIC SCALE-OUT
Brocade VCS fabrics technology enable highly elastic Layer 2 and Layer 3 domains with multiple active Layer 3 gateways and highly efficient load balancing at Layer 3, on top of Layer 2 Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP) and Brocade ISL Trunking. The results are more effective link utilization that reduces overall cost, more resilience that results in greater application uptime, and a more flexible, agile network that helps organizations rapidly adapt to changing business conditions.

UNMATCHED SIMPLICITY AND AUTOMATION

Brocade VCS Fabric technology helps streamline network operations and speed deployment with embedded features that enable automatic configuration and management. These features include:

  • Brocade VCS Logical Chassis: The VCS Logical Chassis feature allows organizations to manage an entire VCS fabric as a single switch. This eliminates the need to manually configure and manage each switch, simplifying management and reducing operational costs. As additional switches are added, they inherit the configuration of the fabric, allowing the network to scale out with ease.
  • Optimized for Virtualization: Brocade VM-Aware Network Automation provides secure connectivity and full visibility to virtualized resources with dynamic learning and activation of port profiles. Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP), implemented in a hypervisor-agnostic manner, enables seamless VM migration, since the VCS fabric is aware of port profiles and automatically tracks them as they move.

MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY AT LAYERS 1-3

Brocade VCS Fabric technology provides the foundation for a flexible and responsive network infrastructure while delivering maximum efficiency. Brocade VCS Fabric technology enables highly elastic Layer 2 and Layer 3 domains with extremely efficient load balancing and multiple active Layer 3 gateways, in addition to Layer 2 ECMP and Brocade ISL Trunking. Multilayer multipathing helps improve network utilization, reduce latency, and increase overall network performance.

In addition, public and private cloud providers need to deploy and support distributed virtualized workloads quickly, securely, and in a scalable manner, on a per-tenant basis. The Virtual Fabric feature of VCS Fabric technology both multiplies the total number of VLANs available within a given domain and makes more efficient use of each one by allowing multiple tenants to co-exist securely within a single VLAN. This approach to multitenancy provides the simplicity and familiarity of traditional Layer 2 separation techniques with the scale and flexibility required in modern data centers. The Brocade VDX 8770 Switch also provides hardware support for Layer 3 overlays in a protocol-agnostic fashion.

PROACTIVE MONITORING
Brocade Fabric Watch is an innovative switch health monitoring feature available on all Brocade VDX switches. Fabric Watch monitors the health of certain switch components and, based on the threshold set, declares each component as marginal or down.

ETHERNET STORAGE CONNECTIVITY
The Brocade VDX 8770 connects to FCoE, iSCSI, and NAS storage. The FCoE feature can be turned on with an add-on software license.

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Brocade Network Advisor lets you configure and monitor multiple FC/Ethernet fabrics, switches and routers, HBAs, and virtualized servers. This brief describes how to configure Brocade Network Advisor in High Availability environments using the Microsoft Cluster Service management application.

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Brocade VDX switches allow VCS fabric deployments to start small and scale up or down with additional switches and PoD licensing. Both fixed-configuration and modular switches enable automated, reliable, and evolutionary VCS fabrics that meet organizations’ most challenging application requirements.

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This document is intended for data center networking and server architects. It describes the technical architecture of Brocade® Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS™), also referred to as VCS technology in this document, and explains how the control, data, and management planes function, and how a VCS Ethernet fabric operates. It also provides a comparison of the VCS Ethernet Fabric with the emerging IEEE Transparent Interconnect of Lots of Links, or TRILL standard.

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