Provides high scalability in an ultra-dense, 1U switch with up to 56 ports to support high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and flash-based storage environments.
Accelerate critical workloads with 64Gb/s links
Maximize performance of NVMe storage with 50% lower switching latency than Gen 6
Enable pay-as-you-grow scalability from 24 to 56 ports—for on-demand flexibility
Simplify troubleshooting by identifying and isolating issues
Collect comprehensive telemetry data across the fabric to enable powerful analytics
Visualize the data to easily understand the health and performance of the SAN
Automate repetitive tasks to save time and eliminate human error
Protects existing device investments with auto-sensing 8, 16 and 32 Gbit/sec capabilities and native operation with any Brocade SAN fabrics.
Leverages Fabric Vision technology’s powerful monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools to simplify administration, increase uptime, and reduce costs.
Supplies a rich set of standard features at no extra cost, including fabric services, advanced zoning, adaptive networking, full fabric and access gateway operations, integrated 10 Gb FC, and diagnostic tools.
Expands fabric capabilities with optional licensed functions, including trunking, advanced monitoring and alerting, long-distance fabrics, and FC-FC routing.
Compresses in-flight data on up to four ports for more efficient link utilization.
Maximizes resiliency with redundant hot-swap power supplies.
Accelerates troubleshooting with built-in advanced diagnostics tools featuring ClearLink Diagnostics with D_Ports (Diagnostic Ports) and select adapters from QLogic and Emulex, which helps ensure optical and signal integrity for 32/64 Gb Fibre Channel optics and cables.
Form factor Standalone or 1U rack mount
Ports 24x SFP+ ports:
Model HC4: 24 ports activated and 24x 16 Gb FC SWL SFP+ transceivers included.
Model HC7: 8 ports activated and 8x 32 Gb FC SWL SFP+ transceivers included.
Model HC5: 8 ports activated and 8x 16 Gb FC SWL SFP+ transceivers included.
Up to two optional 8-port activation license packs or bundles (8-port license pack and 8x 16 Gb or 8x 32 Gb FC SWL SFP+ transceivers) for Models HC5, and HC7.
32 Gb FC SFP+ transceivers: short wavelength (SWL), long wavelength (LWL).
16 Gb FC SFP+ transceivers: SWL, LWL, extended long wavelength (ELWL).
32 Gb FC SFP+ transceivers: 32/16/8 Gbps auto-sensing.
16 Gb FC SFP+ transceivers: 16/8/4 Gbps auto-sensing.
FC port types
Full Fabric mode: F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), E_Port, D_Port (Diagnostic Port).
Access Gateway mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port.
Data traffic types Unicast (Class 2 and Class 3), multicast (Class 3 only), broadcast (Class 3 only).
Classes of service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames).
Standard features Full Fabric mode, Access Gateway, Advanced Zoning, Fabric Services, Adaptive Networking, Advanced Diagnostic Tools.
Optional features Enterprise Bundle (ISL Trunking, Fabric Vision, Extended Fabric).
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB400D and DB800D 32Gb FC SAN Directors
Enhance operational stability, maximize application performance, and increase business agility with enterprise-class Gen 6 FC SAN directors
Scale to 256 (DB400D) or 512 (DB800D) FC or FCoE ports with industry-leading port density and consolidate infrastructure with 128 Gbps Brocade UltraScale ICL connectivity for simpler, flatter, low-latency fabrics.
Enable “pay-as-you-grow” scalability with full-fabric enterprise capabilities, supporting Fibre Channel connectivity of up to 32 Gbps or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity of up to 40 Gbps.
Accelerate application response time by up to 71 percent across 32 Gbps FC links.
Optimize fabric behavior and ensure sufficient bandwidth for mission-critical applications with advanced traffic management capabilities and adaptive networking.
Extend replication over distance with a highly scalable extension solution for Fibre Channel, IP, and FICON.
Protect existing device investments with auto-sensing 4, 8, 16, and 32 Gbit/sec capabilities and native operation with Fabric OS-based fabrics.
Simplify end-to-end management of large-scale environments by automating monitoring and diagnostics.
Run Fabric OS, which delivers distributed intelligence throughout the network and enables a wide range of value-added features.
Leverage Fabric Vision technology’s powerful monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools to simplify administration, increase uptime, and reduce costs.
Provide proactive, non-intrusive, real-time monitoring and alerting of VM and storage I/O health and performance with VM Insight and IO Insight through integrated network sensors.