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Brocade DCX 8510-4 port options

Hello  All,

We have Brocade5100 with 8Gbs ports and we are planing to go for Brocade DCX 8510-4. Can I know the maximum ports it can support?

Thanks..

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Re: Brocade DCX 8510-4 port options

DCX-8510-4 can be fit with a Total 4 Port Blade.

16,32,48 and 64 Port Blade are supported.

Application Blade have different port count.

As per example, if you use 4x 64 Port Blade, then you have 256 Port

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Re: Brocade DCX 8510-4 port options

Thanks...can we use 64 port blades for 8,10 and 16 Gbps fibre channel?will the normal SFP can be used in these switches?

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Re: Brocade DCX 8510-4 port options

FC Blade no matter 16,32,48 or 64 Port support only FC 4,8,16G and not 10Gbit

64 Port Blade use mSFP and not Standard SFP or SFP+ here are all specifications you need about Brocade Tranceiver

http://www.brocade.com/products/all/transceivers/product-details/transceiver-modules/index.page

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Re: Brocade DCX 8510-4 port options

So if we go with 64port, we need to change all our Fiber cables as well? To retain the existing cabling better to go with 48 port right? In this case we will get 192 ports. What you suggest?

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Re: Brocade DCX 8510-4 port options

if you have a infrastructure with a optical panel, the you need just to replace Patch Cable from Optical Panel to the Switch.

otherwise you must replace the cabling or crimp new Plug.

--->>>> In this case we will get 192 ports. What you suggest?


I can suggest nothing, all depend of many Port you really need in the Datacenter.

Alternative is DCX-8510-8, you can expand till 8x Blade with 48 Port.

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Re: Brocade DCX 8510-4 port options

Thanks...

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