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Brocade VDX 6740 Switch

Innovative technology to enhance and simplify networks.

[Brocade VDX 6740]
The Brocade VDX 6740 series delivers innovative technology to enhance and simplify networks. In addition, it offers a rich set of advanced networking features, making the Brocade VDX 6740 an ideal platform for traditional Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch deployments.
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The Brocade VDX 6740 series delivers innovative technology to enhance and simplift networks.

Brocade VCS Fabric technology enables organizations to build data center Ethernet fabrics - revolutionizing the design of Layer 2 networks and providing an intelligent foundation for cloud-optimized data centers.

The Brocade VDX 6740 can be easily deployed in VCS fabric mode. The Brocade VDX 6740 is available in two models - the 1U Brocade VDX 6740 comes with up to 48 10GbE LAN and 4 40GbE LAN ports.

The model provides Ethernet storage connectivity for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and NAS. Alternatively the VDX6740T or VDX6740T-1G can be used for 10Gbase-T or 1Gbase-T deployments

The switches are available with a granular PoD (Port on Demand) or CoD (Capacity on Demand) which allows customers to pay only what they need currently on the one hand.

On the other hand customers can enable more ports or move 1Gbase-T to 10Gbase-T with additional licenses when needed.

850 ns port-to-port latency

  • Provides industry-leading performance and ultra-low latency through wire-speed ports with 850 nanosecond port-to-port latency and hardware-based Inter-switch Link (ISL) trunking

Ethernet Fabric ready using the VCS (Virtual Cluster Switching) Technology

  • Simplifies network architectures and enables cloud computing by delivering Brocade VCS Fabric technology

Server and Storage Virtualization Automation Support via Brocade Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)

  • Simplifies virtualization server management by providing virtual machine mobility with dynamic server profile configuration

Proactive Monitoring via embedded Fabric Watch tool

  • Proactive Health Monitoring of certain switch components

Provides Ethenet storage connectivity for NAS, iSCSI, FCoE

  • Enhanced flexibility (FCoE requires license. 10GbE CoD license needed for VDX6740T-1G in addition to activate FCoE)
Part No. Brocade VDX 6740
End of Life? No
Manufacturer Brocade
USB Port(s) 1 x USB Port
Serial Ports 1 x Serial Port
Connection Type 48 1000BASE-T/10GBASE-T ports and four 40 GbE QSFP+ ports or 48 10 GbE SFP+ ports and four 40 GbE QSFP+ ports
Bandwidth 1.28 Tbps end to end full duplex