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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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BROCADE VDX 8770 SPECIFICATIONS

Scalability Information 1
Connector options 1 GbE copper SFP options
10 Gbps SFP+ options: 1/3/5 m direct-attached copper (Twinax)
10 GbE SR and 10 GbE LR
10 GbE 10GBASE-T RJ45
40 GbE QSFP+
40 GbE QSFP
Maximum VLANs 4096
Maximum MAC addresses 384,000
Maximum IPv4 routes 352,000
Maximum IPv6 routes 88,000
Maximum ACLs 57,000
Maximum port profiles (AMPP) 1,024
Maximum ARP entries 128,000
Maximum members in a standard LAG 64
Maximum switches in a VCS fabric 32
Maximum ECMP paths in a VCS fabric 16
Maximum trunk members for VCS fabric ports 16
Maximum switches across which a vLAG can span 8
Maximum members in a vLAG 64
Maximum jumbo frame size 9,216 bytes
DCB Priority Flow Control (PFC) classes 8

1 Please refer to the latest version of the release notes for the most up-to-date scalability numbers supported in software.

Brocade VDX 8770 Modules and Line Cards
Management Module (half-slot)
  • Multicore processor
  • 8 GB SDRAM, USB port
  • Console, management port, auxiliary service port (all RJ-45)
1 GbE (fiber/copper) line card
  • 48-port SFP/SFP-copper
1 GbE/10 GbE access (copper) line card
  • 48-port RJ45
10 GbE access or aggregation line card
  • 48-port SFP+ (10 GbE/1 GbE)
  • 48-port RJ45 (10 GbE/1 GbE)
40 GbE aggregation line card
  • 12-port QSFP+ module
  • 27-port QSFP+ module
100 GbE aggregation line card
  • 6-port CFP2 module
General
Operating system Brocade Network OS 4.1.0
Layer 2 switching features
  • MAC Learning and Aging
  • Static MAC Configuration
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) 802.3ad/802.1AX
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  • VLAN Encapsulation 802.1Q
  • Layer 2 Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Private VLANs
  • Edge Loop Detection (ELD)
  • Uni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD)
  • Pause Frames 802.3x
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) RFC 826
  • IGMP v1/v2 Snooping
  • Pause Frames 802.3x
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) 802.1s
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) 802.1w
  • Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+/PVRST+)
  • STP Root Guard
  • STP PortFast
  • BPDU Guard, BPDU Filter
  • BUM Storm Control
Layer 3 features
  • OPSF
  • BGP
  • Static routes
  • Multicast: PIM-SM, IGMP v3
  • VRF lite
  • VRRP-E
  • VRF-aware OSPF, VRRP, and static routes
  • IPv4/IPv6
  • IPv6 ACL packet filtering
Brocade VCS Fabric technology features
  • Automatic Fabric Formation
  • DHCP Option 66/67 (Auto Fabric Provisioning)
  • VM-Aware Network Automation
  • Distributed Fabric Services
  • Transparent LAN Services
  • Virtual Link Aggregation Group (vLAG) spanning multiple physical switches
  • Distributed Configuration Management
  • Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL)
  • Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP)
Multitenancy and virtualization features
  • TRILL FGL-based Virtual Fabric
  • Protocol-agnostic overlay support
  • Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)
  • VM-Aware Network Automation
DCB features
  • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) 802.1Qbb
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) 802.1Qaz
  • Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX)
  • DCBX Application Type-Length-Value (TLV) for FCoE and iSCSI
FCoE features
  • Multihop Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE); requires Brocade VCS Fabric technology
  • FC-BB5-compliant Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF)
  • FIP Snooping Bridge connectivity support
  • Native FCoE forwarding
  • End-to-end FCoE (initiator to target)
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) v1 support for FCoE devices login and initialization
  • Name Server-based zoning
IP storage
  • Auto NAS (QoS for NAS Traffic)
 
Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Eight priority levels for QoS
  • Class of Service (CoS) 802.1p
  • DSCP Trust
  • DSCP to CoS Mutation
  • DSCP to Traffic Class Mutation
  • DSCP to DSCP Mutation
  • Random Early Discard (RED)
  • Per-port QoS configuration
  • Scheduling: Strict Priority (SP), Shaped Deficit Weighted Round-Robin (SDWRR)
  • ACL-based Rate Limiting
  • ACL-based QoS
High availability
  • ISSU
  • Management Module Failover
Management
Management and monitoring
  • IPv4/IPv6 management
  • Netconf API
  • Brocade VCS Plugin for OpenStack
  • Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) IEEE 802.1AB
  • MIB II RFC 1213 MIB
  • Switch Beaconing
  • Logical chassis management
  • Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
  • Remote SPAN (RSPAN)
  • Telnet
  • SNMP v1/v2C, v3
  • sFlow RFC 3176
  • RMON-1, RMON-2
  • NTP
  • Management Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Fabric Watch monitoring and notification
Security
  • Port-based Network Access Control 802.1X
  • RADIUS
  • TACACS+
  • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
  • BPDU Drop
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Mechanical
Enclosure 19-inch EIA-compliant; power from port side
Environmental
Temperature Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating and storage: -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
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 kilometers (39,370 feet)
Airflow
  • Brocade VDX 8770-4
    Maximum: 675 CFM
    Nominal: 200 CFM
  • Brocade VDX 8770-8
    Maximum: 1,250 CFM
    Nominal: 375 CFM
Power
Max power utilization 2 Brocade VDX 8770-4: 3,250 W
Brocade VDX 8770-8: 6,387 W
Power inlet C19
Input voltage 200-240 VAC (Operating voltage range: 180-264 VAC)
Input line frequency 50/60 Hz
Maximum current AC: 16.0 A max per power supply;
DC: 70.0 A max per power supply
Safety Compliance
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
EMC
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • RoHS-6 (with lead exemption) Directive 2002/95/EC
Standards Compliance

The Brocade VDX 8770 products conform to the following Ethernet standards:

  • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
  • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10G Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service Prioritization and Tagging
  • IEEE 802.1v VLAN Classification by Protocol and Port
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control (Pause Frames)
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Protocol

The following draft versions of the Data Center Bridging (DCB) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standards are also supported on the Brocade VDX 8770:

  • IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority-based Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection
  • IEEE 802.1 DCB Capability Exchange Protocol (Proposed under the DCB Task Group of IEEE 802.1 Working Group)
  • FC-BB-5 FCoE (Rev 2.0)
RFC Support
RFC 768 User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
RFC 783 TFTP Protocol (revision 2)
RFC 791 Internet Protocol (IP)
RFC 792 Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
RFC 793 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
RFC 826 ARP
RFC 854 Telnet Protocol Specification
RFC 894 A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagram over Ethernet Networks
RFC 959 FTP
RFC 1027 Using ARP to Implement Transparent Subnet Gateways (Proxy ARP)
RFC 1112 IGMP v1
RFC 1157 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v1 and v2
RFC 1305 Network Time Protocol (NTP) Version 3
RFC 1492 TACACS+
RFC 1519 Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)
RFC 1584 Multicast Extensions to OSPF
RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overflow
RFC 1812 Requirements for IP Version 4 Routers
RFC 1997 BGP Communities Attribute
RFC 2068 HTTP Server
RFC 2131 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
RFC 2154 OSPF with Digital Signatures (Password, MD-5)
RFC 2236 IGMP v2
RFC 2267 Network Ingress Filtering
RFC 2328 OSPF v2 (edge mode)
RFC 3768 VRRP
RFC 2370 OSPF Opaque Link-State Advertisement (LSA) Option—Partial Support
RFC 2385 Protection of BGP Sessions with the TCP MD5 Signature Option
RFC 2439 BGP Route Flap Damping
RFC 2474 Definition of the Differentiated Services Field in the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers
RFC 2571 An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks
RFC 2865 Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)
RFC 3101 The OSPF Not-So-Stubby Area (NSSA) Option
RFC 3176 sFlow
RFC 3137 OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
RFC 3392 Capabilities Advertisement with BGPv4
RFC 4510 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Technical Specification Road Map
RFC 4271 BGPv4
RFC 4292 IP Forwarding MIB
RFC 4293 Management Information Base for the Internet Protocol (IP)
RFC 3411 An Architecture for Describing SNMP Frameworks
RFC 3412 Message Processing and Dispatching for the SNMP
RFC 3413 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Applications
RFC 2460 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (v6) Specification (on management interface)
RFC 2464 Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks (on management interface)
RFC 2474 Definition of the Differentiated Services Field (DS Field) in the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers (only for IPv4)
RFC 4456 BGP Route Reflection
RFC 4456 BGP Route Reflection
RFC 4601 Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification (Revised)
RFC 4893 BGP Support for Four-Octet AS Number Space

1 Please refer to the latest version of the release notes for the most up-to-date scalability numbers supported in software.
2 Delivered power based on fully populated system with 10 GbE ports.
Planned for Brocade Network OS 5.0 release.

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