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Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch - DC Power Supply
12-Port 1 GbE Combination Copper 10/100/1000 Base-T (RJ45) or 100/1000 Base-X SFP Switch


Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch - DC Power Supply

Brocade Products
6910 Ethernet Access Switch
Brocade 6910 12x1 GbE combination copper 10/100/1000 Base-T (RJ45) or 100/1000 Base-X SFP ports Switch, redundant DC power supply, temperature hardened
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List Price: $2,545.00
Our Price: $1,850.00

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Overview:

The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch provides a flexible, easy-to-deploy solution to address the challenges service providers face today. Optimized for pure-play Ethernet access within metro areas, the Brocade 6910 supports applications for mobile backhaul, business services, and residential triple-play offerings. In addition, it offers a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and small form-factor solution that extends wire-speed Ethernet services to the network edge without compromising performance.

Carrier Ethernet Access Switch

Service providers today are focused on transforming their networks and business models to operate more efficiently and profitably. To meet these challenges, service providers need to extend their reach and offer differentiated services while reducing both cost and complexity.

The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch helps service providers reduce operational costs by providing greater flexibility and efficiency. In addition to supporting multiple fiber or copper configurations on a single switch, it allows the same ports to be configured to connect directly to the customer or as a network interface on the service side. This ideally positions the Brocade 6910 at the edge of a broadband access network for Ethernet service demarcation, extension, and aggregation—enabling service providers to economically deliver high-value Ethernet services.

Purpose-built as an Ethernet access switch, the Brocade 6910 helps eliminate the overhead cost of other technologies while efficiently delivering Layer 2 services to the edge and providing triple-play services and business Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions.

The Brocade 6910 provides a standards-based solution, enabling seamless deployment and interoperability within the network. It supports the full suite of Layer 2 features—including Ethernet Ring Protection, Spanning Tree Protocols, Provider Bridging, and IGMP snooping—as well as Layer 3 static routing for Internet connectivity.

Highlights

  • Provides a cost-efficient, compact switch design for space-constrained environments
  • Enables service providers to economically deliver high-value Ethernet services
  • Combines the low cost and high capacity of Ethernet switching with the reliability, management, and service quality needed for mission-critical applications
  • Provides a state-of-the-art hardware design and field-proven operating system to help ensure high reliability and resiliency
  • Enables managed services through remote Ethernet monitoring and management tools
  • Reduces facilities costs and cooling requirements by being able to function in extreme temperature conditions

Extensive MEF specification support

  • Widespread adherence to standards from Metro Ethernet Forum
  • Commitment to fully open, interoperable Carrier Ethernet technologies

Carrier-grade Ethernet services

  • Up to 16,000 MAC addresses
  • Up to 4000 VLANs
  • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridges and IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity
  • Comprehensive Layer 2 protocols

Reliable Service Delivery in Demanding Environments

In a cabinet on the street, without climate control. The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch can handle it. The environment is rugged, and Ethernet switch functions are critical to your service delivery. The Brocade 6910 offers the reliability, resiliency, manageability, and functionality needed for this demanding networking environment.

Ruggedized for Resiliency

Ruggedized for Resiliency

The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch not only operates outside a wiring closet, it actually operates outside. That's why it's built to withstand dust and extreme temperature with worry-free maintenance. So you're assured that your high-value services are reliably and cost-effectively delivered.

Remote Management

Remote Management

Rolling trucks to reconfigure switches is not an option. Fortunately, the Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch has comprehensive remote management capabilities that eliminate service calls.

Prioritized Services for Diverse Needs

Prioritized Services for Diverse Needs

Give your customers premium service at an affordable price. The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch provides fine-grained and flexible control of your traffic, making it easy to manage and prioritize traffic at the access layer.

Features:

Key Features


Carrier-grade Ethernet services
  • Up to 16,000 MAC addresses
  • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridges
  • IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management
  • ITU Y.1731 End-to-end performance measurement
  • ITU-T Y.1731 Service Framework Comprehensive set of Layer 2 control protocols: RSTP, MSTP, and ITU G.8032
  • MEF 9 and MEF 14 certification
  • E-LINE (EPL and EVPL) and E-LAN

Support for link aggregation

  • Up to 8 ports per LAG
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)

Traffic Management

  • Inbound and outbound two-rate three-color traffic policers
  • Eight queues per port, each with a distinct priority level
  • Multiple queue servicing disciplines: Strict Priority, Weighted Round Robin, and hybrid
  • Egress-based shaping
Comprehensive hardware-based security and policies
  • Hardware-based ACLs (both inbound and outbound)

Additional security capabilities

  • Port-based network access control using 802.1x or MAC port security

Advanced monitoring capabilities

  • Hardware-based sFlow sampling that allows extensive Layer 2-7 traffic monitoring for IPv4 and Carrier Ethernet services
  • sFlow support

Interface capabilities

  • Jumbo frame support up to 9216 bytes
  • IEEE 802.3ah Link OAM

Redundancy

  • Redundant, AC/DC power supplies (internal)
  • Fanless design

Carrier-Class Platform

The Brocade 6910 is a carrier-grade access switch that meets the requirements for non-stop networking with Layer 2 services. The platform provides dual-power input for redundancy, and has been architected with a state-of-the-art hardware design and field-proven operating system to help ensure high reliability and resiliency. It combines the low cost and high capacity of Ethernet with the reliability, management, and service quality needed for mission-critical applications. With its small form factor, fanless design, and temperature-hardened specifications, the Brocade 6910 is ideal for a variety of physical environments that support enterprise customers, managed service providers, Multi-Tenant Unit (MTU)/Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) deployments, and wireless backhaul providers.

Optimized for Pure-Play Ethernet
Purpose-built as an Ethernet access switch, the Brocade 6910 efficiently delivers business services to the edge while providing broadband services and business Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions.

The Brocade 6910 utilizes industry standards, enabling seamless deployment and interoperability within the network. It supports the full suite of Layer 2 features—including Ethernet Ring Protection (G.8032), Spanning Tree Protocols (STPs), Provider Bridging (PB), and IGMP snooping—as well as Layer 3 static routing for Internet connectivity.

Flexible Service Awareness
The Brocade 6910, with its full suite of Ethernet features, provides flexible service awareness and Service Level Agreement (SLA) adherence for business Ethernet, residential broadband, and mobile backhaul services. As a pure-play Ethernet product, it includes the latest innovations in Carrier Ethernet technology, Ethernet control plane protocols, and Ethernet Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) mechanisms. The result is a leading-edge access switch that delivers advanced Layer 2 features, comprehensive Quality of Service (QoS), and robust management and performance monitoring. Using these capabilities, the Brocade 6910 can support a wide range of services, including carrier-grade Ethernet services, high-speed Internet, high-quality IPTV, and Voice over IP (VoIP) services.

Simplified Service Management

To remain competitive, service providers must be able to ensure network reliability and quickly resolve issues that can impact quality or service. The Brocade 6910 simplifies service management by providing service monitoring and management at the network edge. It supports industry specifications, such as IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management and ITU-T Y.1731 Service Framework, to enable fast, proactive monitoring of end-user services.

These service monitoring and management features allow service providers to identify connectivity and performance issues, and isolate the problem from a remote location, avoiding costly dispatch to the onsite location. In addition, the Brocade 6910 enables service providers to monitor service availability, delay, and jitter to verify SLA conformance. It also helps support non-stop networking by providing proactive notification of performance degradation before a service outage occurs.

High Reliability
The Brocade 6910 helps provide a foundation for high reliability and continuous availability. It supports G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching—which enables the network to detect and recover from incidents without impacting users—and meets the most demanding quality and availability requirements.

Differentiated Services With Advanced QoS

Today's network designs must include stringent QoS metrics that allow service providers to not only reliably deliver services, but also provide service differentiation. Typical business services are often tiered under different service levels, ranging from premium to "best-effort" services.

At each level of service, service providers must meet or exceed customer agreements—failing to do so can lead to strict financial penalties and loss of business. The Brocade 6910 supports advanced QoS capabilities (such as the use of two-rate, three-color traffic policers and priority remarking) to offer a deterministic "hard QoS" capability that meets business VPN SLAs. Each port on the Brocade 6910 supports eight hardware queues—each with a distinct priority level—enabling service providers to sell multi-tiered business VPN services and maximize their revenue opportunities.

Brocade Global Services

Brocade Global Services has the expertise to help organizations build scalable, efficient cloud infrastructures. Leveraging 15 years of expertise in storage, networking, and virtualization, Brocade Global Services delivers world-class professional services, technical support, network monitoring services, and education, enabling organizations to maximize their Brocade investments, accelerate new technology deployments, and optimize the performance of networking infrastructures.

Cloud-Optimized Network Acquisition

Brocade helps organizations easily address their information technology requirements by offering flexible network acquisition and support alternatives to meet their financial needs. Organizations can select from purchase, lease, and Brocade Network Subscription options to align network acquisition with their unique capital requirements and risk profiles.

Deployment:

Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switches in a Metro Access Network (MAN)

Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switches in a Metro Access Network (MAN)

Specifications:


Features BR-6910-EAS-AC BR-6910-EAS-DC
  BR-6910-EAS-AC BR-6910-EAS-DC
System Architecture
  12 10/100/1000 Base-T ports or 12 100/1000 Base-X ports 12 10/100/1000 Base-T ports or 12 100/1000 Base-X ports
Forwarding performance 24 Gbps 24 Gbps
Buffering 8 Mb 8 Mb
Power supply Dual AC (1+1 redundant) Dual DC (1+1 redundant)
Power specification 100 to 240 VAC −20 to −60 VDC
20 to 60 VDC
Maximum power consumption 13 W (with copper RJ45 connectors)
16 W (with Brocadeapproved fiber SFP transceivers)
13 W (with copper RJ45 connectors)
16 W (with Brocadeapproved fiber SFP transceivers
Maximum thermal output 44.37 BTU/hour (with copper RJ45 connectors)
54.61 BTU/hour (with Brocadeapproved fiber SFP transceivers)
44.37 BTU/hour (with copper RJ45 connectors)
54.61 BTU/hour (with Brocadeapproved fiber SFP transceivers)
Fan redundancy Fanless Fanless
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.75 in. X 17.3 in. X 9.8 in.
(44.5 mm X 440 mm X 250 mm)
1.75 in. X 17.3 in. X 9.8 in.
(44.5 mm X 440 mm X 250 mm)
Environmental
Temperature Operating for regular models: 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)
Operating for hardened models: −40°C to 65°C (−40°F to 149°F)
Non-operating: −40°C to 70°C (−40°F to 158°F)
Humidity Relative: 10% to 93% at 65°C (149°F), non-condensing
Non-operating: 93% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Altitude Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
Non-operating and storage: Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)
Regulatory Compliance
Safety agency approvals
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-3
  • UL 60950-1 Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements
  • IEC 60950-1 Safety of information technology equipment
  • EN 60950-1 Safety of information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment
  • EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products—Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide
  • EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products—Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communication Systems
Electromagnetic emission
  • ICES-003 Electromagnetic Emission
  • FCC Class A
  • EN 55022/CISPR-22 Class A/VCCI Class A
  • AS/NZS 55022
  • EN 61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics
  • EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker
Immunity
  • EN 61000-6-1 Generic Immunity and Susceptibility
  • EN 55024 Immunity Characteristics:
  • EN 61000-4-2 Electrostatic discharge immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-3 Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-5 Surge immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-6 Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields
  • EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic field immunity test
  • EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips, short interruptions, and voltage variations immunity tests
Power and grounding
  • ETS 300 132-1 Equipment Requirements for AC Powered Equipment Derived from DC Sources
  • ETS 300 132-2 Equipment Requirements for DC Powered Equipment
  • ETS 300 253 Facility Requirements
Physical design and mounting 19-inch rack-mount supporting racks compliant with:
  • ANSI/EIA-310-D
  • ETS 300 119
Environmental regulatory compliance
  • EU 2002/95/EC RoHS
  • EU 2002/96/EC WEEE

Switch Features:


IEEE compliance

  • IEEE 802.3 10Base-T
  • IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX, 100Base-FX, 100Base-LX
  • IEEE 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T
  • IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation
  • IEEE 802.1Q Virtual Bridged LANs
  • IEEE 802.1D MAC Bridges
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid STP
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees
  • IEEE 802.1x Port-based Network Access Control
  • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridges
  • IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management
  • IEEE 802.1ab LLDP

MEF specifications

  • MEF 2 Requirements and Framework for Ethernet Service Protection
  • MEF 4 Metro Ethernet Network Architecture Framework Part 1: Generic Framework
  • MEF 6.1 Metro Ethernet Services Definitions Phase 2
  • MEF 9 Abstract Test Suite for Ethernet Services at the UNI
  • MEF 10.1 Ethernet Services Attributes Phase 2
  • MEF 11 User Network Interface (UNI) Requirements and Framework
  • MEF 12 Metro Ethernet Network Architecture Framework Part 2: Ethernet Services Layer
  • MEF 13 User Network Interface (UNI) Type 1 Implementation Agreement
  • MEF 14 Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1
  • MEF 17 Service OAM Framework and Requirements (partial)
  • MEF 21 Abstract Test Suite for UNI Type 2 Part 1 Link OAM

MEF certification

  • MEF 9 Abstract Test Suite for Ethernet Services at the UNI
  • MEF 14 Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1

Network management

  • Brocade Network Advisor
  • Integrated industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Web management
  • sFlow (RFC 3176)
  • Telnet
  • SNMPv1, v2c, v3
  • RMON
  • SNTP

Element security options

  • AAA
  • RADIUS
  • Secure Shell (SSH v2)
  • HTTPs
  • Username/Password
  • TACACS/TACACS+
  • Username/Password
  • Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)

IP features

  • IPv4 static routing
  • IPv4/IPv6 Management
  • IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
  • SNMP over IPv6
  • HTTP over IPv6
  • Remote IPv6 ping

Frequently Asked Questions:

Service providers today are focused on transforming their networks and business models to operate more efficiently and profitably. To meet these challenges, service providers need to extend their reach and offer differentiated services while reducing both cost and complexity. The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch provides a flexible, easy-to-deploy solution to address these challenges.

The Brocade 6910 provides Ethernet services demarcation, extension, and aggregation, enabling service providers to deliver managed services such as voice, video, and data over IP/Ethernet networks.

What is the configuration of the Brocade 6910?

The Brocade 6910 is a carrier-grade aggregation switch that consists of 12 combo 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports that can be used on either the subscriber side or the service side.

Is there flexibility when configuring the product using fiber or copper mediums?

Yes. Any of the combo 1 GbE ports can be flexibly assigned in a 1000Base-X fiber or 10/100/1000Base-T copper access port for connecting to the subscriber side.

Is this product hardened to be placed in environmental enclosures?

Yes. The Brocade 6910 has been designed to function in environments with extreme temperature ranges.

Does this product support QoS?

Yes. The Brocade 6910 provides a comprehensive Quality of Service (QoS) that can be used to establish Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and multi-tiered offerings.

How is this product different from other switches?

The Brocade 6910 has been purpose-built as an access switch so that economies can be realized when offering Ethernet-only services. Its size and density make it an ideal solution for managed services, mobile backhaul, and public safety applications within a controlled cabinet or multi-tenant building.

What types of applications does the Brocade 6910 support?

The Brocade 6910 is ideally suited for residential triple-play, enterprise, and backhaul services. It provides the high capacity that service providers need to extend and differentiate their broadband offerings. Network providers can deploy the Brocade 6910 as a "pay-as-you-grow" option, providing more bandwidth as the demand for services grows.

Does the Brocade 6910 provide any monitoring capabilities?

Yes. The Brocade 6910 supports key monitoring standards—such as IEE802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management and ITU-T Y.1731 end-to-end performance measurement—which allow network providers to monitor end-to-end services, identify connectivity and performance issues, and isolate the problem from a remote location without dispatching an engineer onsite.

What types of data protection does the Brocade 6910 support?

The Brocade 6910 supports G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching with the ability for the network to detect and recover from incidents without impacting users.

What Layer 2 functions does the Brocade 6910 support?

The Brocade 6910 supports Layer 2 capabilities to deliver MEF-compliant Ethernet services. In addition, the switch supports Provider Bridging (Q-in-Q), which allows service providers to offer Layer 2 VPN services.

What services are available for the Brocade 6910?

Brocade Global Services offers both technical support and professional services for the Brocade 6910, including design and implementation services as well as Essential Support to maximize network availability.

Documentation:

Download the Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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6910 Ethernet Access Switch
Brocade 6910 12x1 GbE combination copper 10/100/1000 Base-T (RJ45) or 100/1000 Base-X SFP ports Switch, redundant DC power supply, temperature hardened
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List Price: $2,545.00
Our Price: $1,850.00