Brocade G620 Switch Review
The Brocade G620 6th-gen Fibre Channel switch focuses on application performance and scale-out network. It is a direct predecessor to the 6510 from several years ago, which we found to be a comprehensive enterprise SAN switch with a diverse range of connectivity options for Fibre Channel networks. The G620 integrates well into existing SAN fabrics and allows users to drive further with more performance and support next-gen storage trends such as NVMe-oF. It also features built-in instrumentation for some pretty extensive insight and control, which can potentially reduce cost for businesses, simplify management complexity and lower overall risk. With these tools, admins can also identify issues much more easily and fix anything the needs to be addressed. Like the G6510, this makes it an ideal choice for virtualized network environments that primarily use high-performance storage.
As far connectivity goes, Brocade’s G620 switch scales from 24 to 48 SFP+ auto-sensing ports that support high-performance 32-Gbps SFP+ ports technology in a single domain. It features up to four 128-Gbps QSFP ports, which allows users to connect to the QSFP ports of another G620 or leverage them as additional device ports for up to 64 ports of connectivity. With Dynamic Ports on Demand, users can scale 24 ports to 64 ports via its 48 SFP+ and 4 Q-Flex ports by increasing the license count on the switch. This gives users an easy consumption mode, growing the switch with their environment reducing initial costs.
|1U, port-side back-to-front exhaust airflow power from back.
|Dual, hot-swappable, redundant, AC input power supplies with integrated system cooling fans
|Three fans integrated in each power supply and fan assembly
|Non Blocking shared memory switch
|Freescale T1022 CPU
|Less than 900 nanoseconds (including FEC) with no contention (destination port is free)
|Fibre Channel ports
|48 SFP+ ports that support any combination of Short Wavelength (SWL) and Long Wavelength (LWL) or Extended Long Wavelength (ELWL) optical media.
4 QSFP ports that support 32Gb/s QSFP transceivers.
|ANSI Fibre Channel protocol
|FC-PH (Fibre Channel Physical and Signaling Interface standard)
|Modes of operation
|Fibre Channel Class 2 and Class 3
|Complies with FC-SW-3 Rev. 6.6
|FCIP (Fibre Channel over IP)
|Complies with FC-IP 2.3 of the FCA profile
|Bicolor LED (amber/green)
|Weight and dimensions
|Height: 1.73 in Width: 17.32 in Depth: 14.00 in Weight: 17 lbs (empty), 18.8lbs (fully loaded)
|Power consumption (typical configuration)
|Minimum Number of Power Supplies
|1 (Input current is for 1 PSU. Watts and BTU/hr are with 2 PSUs).
|Data port specifications
|Ports 0 to 47
|10, 16, or 32Gb/s SFP+ optical ports
|Ports 48 to 63
|4 x 16Gb/s (64Gb/s) or 4 x 32Gb/s (128Gb/s) QSFP optical ports
|DDR3L SDRAM with 8-bit ECC, SORDIMM package, operating at 1200 MT/s
2 GB, 64-bit
|Parallel NOR flmh embedded memory
Brocade G620 – Switch is sealed in Brocade original box. We will also pack Brocade G620 – with the second box before shipping.
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