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1Brocade VDX Switches for Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Solutions NameDate
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5solutions With Brocade Fabrics UCP PRO SOLUTION SETSUCP Pro for VMware vSphereUCP DirectorUCP SELECT SOLUTION SETSUCP Select for VMware vSphereUCP Select for VMware Horizon ViewUCP Select for Citrix XENDesktopUCP Select for SAP HANA Scale-outUCP Select for Microsoft® Exchange 2010UCP Select for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008UCP Select for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012UCP Select for Microsoft® Private CloudUCP Select for Oracle DatabasesUCP Select for MediaHitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for VMware vSphere is a tightly integrated solution available today and comes pre-configured with the industry’s premier enterprise storage product, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), and Brocade Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabric switches, Hitachi Compute Blade 500 server, VMware vSphere and UCP Director software. This software reduces complexity and lowers cost by providing VMware vCenter Server integration for comprehensive and simplified infrastructure management. UCP Pro for VMware vSphere also provides worry-free scaling to thousands of virtual machines.Hitachi UCP Select: Best-of-Breed Reference Solutions Designed to Offer IT Organizations the Ultimate in Flexibility and ChoiceThe portfolio of UCP Select reference solutions that are based on Hitachi storage and servers and Brocade Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabric switches support major enabling software technologies such as hypervisors, databases, analytics and application environments including Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and VMware. IT professionals can simply select the infrastructure options that meet their needs, with the assurance of built-in flexibility and interoperability to scale the architecture as business needs evolve. Also provided are comprehensive reference architectures and deployment guides.UnifiedComputePlatform
6Ethernet Fabrics and brocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) Overview
7What Is an Ethernet Fabric? UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDAMENTALSEthernet functions as a reliable high-speed interconnect like Fibre ChannelSwitches manage state of fabric and choose optimal paths for forwarding trafficRouting or Tunneling (VxLAN) are services that run on top of the FabricService Oriented FabricLayer 3 Core
8Ethernet Fabrics VS. Legacy networks Rigid architecture, north-south optimizedInefficient link utilizationIndividually managed switchesVM-ignorantNo network virtualizationFlat topology, east-west optimizedAll links active, L1/2/3 multipathingFabric managed as one logical switchVM-awareNative and overlay network virtualization
10VCS Virtual Fabric NATIVE FABRIC-BASED MULTITENANCY AT SCALE Allocates logical fabric(s) for each tenant within a shared physical fabricBased on TRILL Fine-Grained Labels (IETF draft standard)Provides support for overlapping VLANs, VLAN scale and transport VLAN servicesSupports up to 8k VCS Virtual Fabrics per physical fabricVLAN Virtual Fabric 5000Customer ACustomer AOne of the most important innovations in the modern network is network virtualization. The ability to carve up a single physical network into thousands of virtual or logical networks addresses many concerns with traditional networks, including long provisioning times and limited flexibility.Brocade supports two options for deploying virtualization within the fabric: (1) native VCS vFabrics and (2) support for overlays, such as VMware NSX.Our VCS Virtual Fabric feature is native to the fabric itself, with no interdependencies on hypervisors or vswitches.Leveraging standards-track extensions to TRILL, we allow the customer to carve up a single physical fabric into as many as 8k virtual fabrics.This simple, native fabric capability allows a cloud service provider or enterprise to accommodate many tenants, with overlapping VLANs, to be supported in the fabric.And we have implemented the Virtual Fabric feature using VLAN syntax and semantics to minimize any learning curve for the customer. VLANs have been the primary form of multi-tenancy in networks for the last 15 years, and we have simply extended that construct by eliminating the 4k boundary of VLANs.Customer BCustomer BVLAN Virtual Fabric 5001
12Brocade VCS Multi-pathing at Multiple Layers DRAMATIC INCREASES IN NETWORK UTILIZATION AND RELIABILITYLayer 3 CoreFEATUREBENEFIT33%Near-perfect load balancing across all links in a trunk groupL1: Trunking with frame stripingAll links utilized with flow-based load balancingL2: Equal Cost Multi-Pathing (ECMP)One of the primary value propositions of our VCS Fabric technology is network efficiency and utilization.Let’s take a closer look at how we do this.<CLICK>First, at L1, we load balance every frame across all of the links within a trunk group using our patented frame striping technology. This is technology we leveraged from our fibre channel portfolio and with it we achieve near-perfect load balancing across up to 8 Ethernet links within a trunk group.Next, we utilize TRILL to achieve Equal Cost Multi-Pathing at L2 within the fabric. This allows us to use all available network bandwidth and, unlike spanning tree, is a far more efficient means of ensuring loop-free redundancy within the network by allowing all links to be fully active and utilized.Finally, at L3, the fabric automatically load balances all flows among a number of L3 instances that collectively act as a single L3 gateway. Today we support load balancing across up to 4 L3 gateways – 2x what the leading competitor can do – and our design allows us to scale to an unlimited number of gateways in the future.This combination of multi-pathing at L1, L2 and L3 provide unprecedented network utilization, efficiency and availability. And in keeping with our focus on automation and simplicity, these features are enabled automatically within the fabric, without any complex or lengthy configuration by a network administrator.Brocade VCS FabricL3: Fabric load balancing across multiple L3 gatewaysImproved scalability and resiliency
13Brocade VDX Fixed Switch Family VCS FABRIC-ENABLED SWITCHESBrocade VDX 6710 SwitchBrocade VDX 6720 SwitchesBrocade VDX 6730 SwitchesBrocade VDX 6740T-1G SwitchesBrocade VDX 6740/6740T Switches1RU form factor48 1Base-T + 6 X 10Gbe SFP+Low latency—600ns to 1.8us (All packet sizes)Industry’s lowest entry- level cost for Ethernet fabrics1RU & 2RU form factorUp to 60 1/10GbE SFP+ portsLow latency—600ns to 1.8us (All packet sizes)Ports on Demand1RU & 2RU form factorUp to 60 1/10GbE SFP+ portsNative Fibre Channel for SAN integration. Up to 16 native FC portsLow latency—600ns to 1.8us (All packet sizes)Ports on Demand1RU form factor & Single ASIC design/ISSU capableLow latency— 3us (All packet sizes)Industry’s 1st 1Gbe to 10Gbe S/W upgradable switchSDN Ready (Open Flow support)VXLAN & VTEP supportVCS Virtual Fabric SupportPorts on Demand1RU form factor & Single ASIC design/ISSU capable48 1/10Gbe SFP+ OR /10Gbase-T and X 40Gbe QSFP+32 Flexports (FC/Ethernet)SDN-ready (Open Flow support)VXLAN & VTEP supportVCS Virtual Fabric SupportLow latency—Fiber (850ns) / Copper (3us)Ports on DemandThis is the VDX fixed configuration switch family, and it is designed from the ground-up to deliver Ethernet fabric functionality with our VCS Fabric technology.The first three VDX switches show here are the 1st Generation VDX switch i.e VDX 6710, VDX 6720, VDX 6730VDX 6710 is lowest entry level switch for Ethernet fabric technology in market. It comes in 1RU form factor and has 48 ports of 1Gbase-T and Gbe SFP+ ports for uplink. Its port to port latency ranges from 600ns to 1.8us.The VDX 6720 was the 1st VDX Ethernet Fabric switch to be launched back in Q It comes in 2 form factors 1RU and 2RU . 1RU form factor has up to 24X 10Gbe SFP+ ports and 2RU has up to 60 Gbe SFP+ ports. It is one of the lowest latency Ethernet Fabric Switch with latency ranging from 600ns to 1.8us.The VDX 6730 Switch is exactly similar in architecture and capability to the VDX 6720 , except it comes with up to 16 native FC ports. These FC ports can be used for integration with one or more SAN network. The VDX also comes with Access Gateway Functionality.The 2nd generation switch is the VDX 6740 family, and it comes in two flavors, fiber and copper. The fiber version is the VDX 6740 and the copper version is the VDX 6740T. Both Switches are exactly the same from a feature and performance standpoint; the only difference is type of ports.The VDX 6740 is a 1RU switch which comes with 48 ports of 1/10Gbe SFP+ ports and 4 40Gbe QSFP+ ports. Each 40Gbe QSFP+ ports can be broken down in to 4 10Gbe SFP+ ports , providing a total of 64 ports of 10Gbe SFP+ ports in 1RU form factor. The only difference for VDX 6740T switch is that it comes with 48 ports of 10Gbase-T with 4 40Gbe QSFP+ ports.All the ports in the 1RU form factor are packed in to Single ASIC design . Because of single ASIC design , overall performance increases giving 850ns any port to port latency for VDX 6740 and 3us any port to port latency for VDX 6740T.The VDX 6740T-1G is similar in terms of features and functionality , but with one unique differentiator. VDX 6740T-1G comes with 48 ports of 1Gbe and 2 X 40Gbe ports in base versions. All of the 48X1Gbase-T ports can be upgraded to 10Gbase-T ports with a simple s/w license. This is very unique capability for upgrading a switch from 1Gbe to 10Gbe with out rip and replacing a switch or re-architecting the network .All VDX switches are SDN-ready. Their h/w supports technologies like Openflow. It also supports overlay technologies like VXLAN and can also act as VXLAN tunnel end point. Keeping multi-tenancy requirements in mind, the VDX 6740 switches also support Brocade Virtual fabric technology based on Fine Grained Label technology.One another unique feature for VDX 6740 is Flex ports. VDX 6740 supports up to 32 FLEX ports ,and all these ports can act as Fiber Channel (FC) ports or Ethernet ports.Finally, recognizing that customers prefer to pay for infrastructure only as they need it, all the fixed VDX switches support Ports-on-Demand licensing. With this capability, customers pay for only the ports they need now, and can easily enable additional ports on the switch through a simple license key and no hardware upgrade.
14The Brocade VDX 8770 Modular Switch Family SCALING VCS FABRICSBrocade VDX 8770 SwitchKEY DIFFERENTIATIONBrocade VCS Fabric-enabledDeepest buffers to absorb traffic microburst3.6 microseconds any-to-any port latencyScales to 1K-10K-100K server ports and 384,000 virtual machines per chassisExtensive portfolio of 10/40/100GbE bladesFuture-proofed:100G Ports-on-Demand (PoD) licenseSDN-ready with hardware assist for overlay network virtualization, such as VXLAN4- and 8-slot chassis576 ports of 10GbE216 ports of 40GbE48 ports of 100GbEThis is the VDX 8770 modular switch and, like the fixed VDX switches, it’s purpose built for Ethernet fabrics in the data center.There are two models, an 8-slot chassis and a 4-slot-chassis.The 8-slot chassis supports up to 384 ports of line rate, non-blocking 10GE or up to 96 ports of line rate, non-blocking 40GE or up to 32 ports of 100GE, also at full line rate. There is also a 1GE line card as well.Let me focus your attention on the key differentiators of this product, the true innovations that set this new product apart from all its competitors.Most important is our VCS Fabric functionality. All of the automation, efficiency and agility I explained earlier is built into this switch, but at a scale well beyond what competing Ethernet fabric products can offer today.Specifically, using this new chassis, customers can now build a fabric with up to 8000 switch ports and with up to 384k VMs attached to a single fabric. This level of scalability will give customers confidence that Brocade technology can scale as they grow, supporting even the most dense VM environments.Because fabric performance is so critical to ensuring real-time applications meet end user expectations, we’re also delivering the industry’s lowest port- to-port latency at 3.58usec.To ensure maximum usage of all fabric bandwidth and maximum uptime through redundancy, we perform multi-pathing at all layers of the fabric.And, finally, recognizing that data center innovation will continue at a very rapid pace, we’ve designed the new 8770 to be ready for emerging data center technologies. We’ve included an industry-leading 4Tb per slot backplane to ensure the platform’s bandwidth will grow with your needs.We’ve also built into the ASICs on this platform the flexibility to perform line- rate switching, deep packet inspection and control for network virtualization protocols such as VXLAN.This combination of innovations is absolutely unique in the market and clearly extends our technology leadership of the Ethernet Fabric category.
16Brocade VCS Fabric Strategic Directions Network VirtualizationScaleProgrammatic ControlNew Hybrid PlatformsExtending virtual networks between DCsIncreasing scale in single and multi-fabric deploymentsProgrammatic control with native REST APIs and OpenFlow 1.3New hybrid fixed/modular leaf and spine switchesLet me highlight some of the strategic directions we are pursuing with VCS Fabric technology.Because we believe network virtualization is one of the most important applications of SDN technologies in the data center, we will continue to enhance our Network Virtualization support within VCS, both natively and in support of overlay models. Extending virtual networks over the WAN and increasing VXLAN gateway resiliency are two such roadmap items.Our focus on Scale includes enhancing the number of switches that can participate in a single fabric as well as enabling multi-fabric architectures with features such as Logical Chassis and virtual fabrics extending across multiple physical fabrics.Enabling Programmatic Control with fabric-level APIs based on REST and adding OpenFlow 1.3 support are important developments for customers and partners who want greater programmatic control over the fabric.And we will continue to evolve our VDX hardware platform family with the addition of hybrid fixed/modular switches for leaf and spine use cases, lowering switch costs and increasing flexibility at the same time.
17Ethernet FabricESSENTIAL FOR CONTINUOS CLOUD INFRASTRUCTUREOptimized for server virtualization and cloud architecturesMore efficient, resilient, higher throughput, lower latencyScale-out vs. scale-up to increase flexibility and reduce costDramatic automation to simplify administration
18Brocade VDX 6746 module for hitachi blade servers
19VDX 6746: New 10GE DCB switch MODUle Industry’s 1st Ethernet fabric-enabled embedded 10Gb DCB switch moduleFlexible connectivity options for cloud architecturesEnhance hierarchical network architecturesDeploy flatter scale-out fabrics or converge networksBrocade VDX 6746 supports24 x 10GE ports (16 internal, 8 external)Non-blocking, cut-through architecture, wire speedDual-speed (1GE/10GE) external ports1 Gb RJ-45 connectors and 10 Gb twinax copper or optical connectorsBrocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS)DCB and multi-hop FCoEAutomatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)Rich set of Layer 2 featuresHitachi chassis management supportBrocade VDX 6746The Brocade VDX 6746 Switch is a state-of-the-art 10 Gigabit Ethernet embedded switch for the Hitachi CB500 blade server platform. It enables Hitachi CB500 to support flexible connectivity options for cloud architectures, including lossless Ethernet fabrics. VDX 6746 provides CB500 customers the choice to enhance their hierarchical network architectures, deploy flatter scale-out fabrics or converge networks when deploying virtualization and cloud IT infrastructures. It is designed to increase scalability and enhance VM mobility, further simplifying management and significantly reducing operational costsDesigned for Hitachi CB500, VDX 6746 is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet embedded switch with 16 internal ports and 8 external ports.Embedded design dramatically reduces cabling, power and cooling requirements compared to external stand-alone switches.Wire-speed switch with non-blocking cut through architecture provides industry-leading performance and ultra-low latencyDual speed (1Gbps/10Gbps) capable external ports are well suited for datacenters migrating to next generation 10Gbps high performance architecturesProvides flexible connectivity options including 1 Gbps RJ-45 connectors and 10 Gbps twinax copper or optical connectorsSimplifies network architectures and enables cloud computing by delivering Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) technology and enabling Ethernet fabricsVCS technology deploys scale-out fabrics instead of a hierarchical network to flatten the network design, and manages the entire fabric as a single Logical Chassis to reduce complexityCompared to classic Ethernet architectures, Ethernet fabrics allow all paths to be active, increasing network performance, utilization, and resiliencyDatacenter Bridging and multi-hop FCoE capabilities enable lossless unified storage connectivity, and storage and LAN traffic convergence to reduce connectivity costAutomatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP) feature simplifies virtualized server management by enabling seamless Virtual Machine (VM) mobilityOffers a rich set of Layer 2 features and can be deployed into classic 1Gb and 10Gb architectures, preserving existing network designs and cablingIntegrates with Hitachi Chassis Management software enabling end-to-end management of CB500
20Benefits of VDX 6746Embedded design dramatically reduces cabling, power and coolingIndustry-leading performance and ultra-low latencySimplifies network architectures and enables cloud computing by delivering Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching technology and enabling Ethernet fabricsVCS technology deploys scale-out fabrics instead of a hierarchical networkCompared to classic Ethernet architectures, Ethernet fabrics allow all paths to be active, increasing network performance, utilization, and resiliencySupports lossless unified storage connectivity, and storage and LAN traffic convergence to reduce connectivity costSimplifies virtualized server management by enabling seamless virtual machine mobilityCan be deployed into classic 1Gb and 10Gb architectures, preserving existing network designs and cablingEnables end-to-end management of CB 500Eliminate spanning tree- to flatten the network design, and manages the entire fabric as a single Logical Chassis to reduce complexity
21SummaryHitachi Data Systems and Brocade combine to offer best in class compute, storage, and network solutionsUCP Pro for single SKU pre-configured solution with orchestrationUCP Select reference architectures for hypervisors, databases, analytics and application environments including Citrix, Microsoft®, Oracle, SAP and VMwareBrocade Ethernet fabric and SAN switches power Hitachi UCP solutions, includingIndustry’s first embedded Ethernet fabric switch in CB 500 and CB 2000Brocade VDX 6710, VDX 6720, VDX 6730 and VDX 6740 Switches
24Brocade VDX product family The Flexible Choice for the Evolving Data Center1/10GE Top-of-Rack switches with Brocade VCS Fabric technologyUltra-low latency for unmatched performanceSuperior size and power efficiency, critical for today’s data centerFlexible storage connectivity for FCoE, iSCSI, and NASBrocade VDX 6710 SwitchBrocade VDX 6720 Switch*Brocade VDX 6730 SwitchBrocade VDX 6740 Switch*Last Customer Ship Date for Brocade VDX 6720: September 3, 2014Brocade VDX 6740 is the replacement to Brocade VDX 6720.
25Brocade VDX 6740 Switches Product details Simplicity and AutomationLeading Scalability and PerformanceBrocade VCS Fabric technologyAutomatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)VCS Logical ChassisAuto Fabric ProvisioningFixed 48 1/10GbE SFP+ (6740) / 48 1/10G Base-T ports (6740-T) and 4 40GbE QSFP+ GbE; Option up to 64 ports 10GbEFixed 48 1 GbE with 10 GbE software upgrade option4 X 40GE QSFP+ ports; Each 40G can optionally be configured as 4X10GE in Breakout ModeHigh performance L2/L3 SwitchingIndustry high deep buffers with dynamic bufferingIncreases MAC, VLANS, port profiles delivers increased scalabilitySingle ASIC, Non-blocking with cut through architectureUp to 160GbE Brocade Trunk improves switch capacityEfficient multilayer, multipathing for reliability and elasticityFull IP storage support with DCB capabilitiesAuto QoS prioritizes storage trafficVirtual Fabric feature supports multi-tenancyVCS Gateway for NSX unifies virtual & physical networksSDN Capable (Openflow support)IPv6 Hardware readyAdvanced CapabilitiesKey highlights: System designed for upto 4 Tbps/slot (bi directional) giving a 16 slot chassis a 64Tbps fabric capacity. Truly designed for support of multiple (4+) 100G ports per module. Today the CFP is a large module and we can support a max 2 connections per full slot module. CFP2 which is a much smaller connector will allow us to get better port density. This is still evolving and we expect to support this as technology improves. What does this mean for the customer is that a DC system that is ready to support B/W and features for tomorrow will be available on VDX8770. It also means investment protection for the future. No need to fork lift a system whne you need more 10/40/100G ports.Highlight the power efficiency at 6.5W/10G port but at the same time remind them that scale and performance is a big factor. As the table sizes increase we need more power so this isnt an apples to apples comparison.768Tbps = 4Tbps per slot * 8 slots * 24 nodes per fabricBrocade VDX 6740
26Brocade VDX 6730 Switches Product details Key Points Simplicity and AutomationLeading Performance and DensityBrocade VCS Fabric technologyAutomatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)Brocade Fabric Watch provides proactive monitoring and notification of critical switch component failureNon-blocking 32- and 76-port models with Ports on Demand (PoD)Brocade VDXCompact 1U form factor; twenty-four 1/10 Gbps Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)+ ports; eight 2, 4, and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel portsBrocade VDX2U form factor; sixty 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports; sixteen 2, 4, and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports600 ns port-to-port latency; 1.8 μs across port groupsUnified LAN and Storage ConnectivityEthernet storage connectivity for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and Network Attached Storage (NAS)Multihop FCoE and iSCSI DCB support10 Gbps and 1 Gbps support on every LAN port; 2, 4, and 8 Gbps on SAN portKey PointsIn the release of the NOS software with FC ports support in December 2011, VDX 6730 can only connect to FC SAN.VDX 6730 will not support direct connectivity to FC storage and FC HBA or supports Access Gateway mode.These are road map items.Brocade VDXBrocade VDX26
27Brocade VDX 6710 Switch Product details Key Points 27 Simplicity and AutomationLeading Performance and DensityBrocade VCS Fabric technologyAMPPBrocade Fabric Watch provides proactive monitoring and notification of critical switch component failureBrocade VDXCompact 1U form factor; six 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports; forty-eight 1 Gbps RJ45 copper portsNon-blocking, cut-through architecture, wire-speed600 ns port-to-port latency; 1.8 μs across port groupsSwitch depth less than 17 inches; reversible front-to- back airflowTwo internal, redundant, field-replaceable, load-sharing AC power suppliesLower-Cost Entry Point for FabricsExtends benefits of VCS Fabric technology to 1 GbE serversKey PointsHighlight of the VDX 6710 switches.Cost Effective 1 GbE server connectivity: Brocade VDX 6710 allows customers to extend the benefits of an Ethernet fabric to existing 1 GbE servers. It is a high-performance 1 GbE fixed port switch that provides a reliable, scalable, and flexible foundation to support demanding applications. The VDX switch has 48 1GbE Copper Interfaces and 6 10GbE SFP+ interfaces.Provide a reliable, scalable, and flexible foundation for Ethernet fabrics: Brocade VDX 6710 supports a build as you grow model. Form an Ethernet fabric initially with two switches and scale to larger clusters for cost-effective connectivity to 1 GbE servers.Build a resilient, fast network optimized for performance-demanding environments:Local switching delivers high performance for intra-rack traffic in virtualized environment providing ultra-low latency of 600 ns for same ASIC and 1.8 ns across ASICs on the same switch. This helps in designing a network with no over-subscription for deterministic network performance and improved application response timeVDX6710 will support multiple deployment models.Classic 1 GbE access. Delivers classic 1 GbE ToR access deployments with a broad set of Layer 2 features.Scale-out fabrics for virtualized data centers. Enables dynamic, large-scale, server virtualization deployments in private (IT customers within an organization) and public (external customers of managed service provider) clouds with proven fabric capabilities and Layer 2 Equal Cost Multipath Protocol (ECMP).Brocade VDX27
28Brocade VDX 6720 Ethernet Fabric Switches Product detailsBuilt for the virtual data centerUses Brocade fabric switching ASICsFirst switches to run new Brocade Network Operating SystemVirtual Cluster Switching (VCS) fabric technologyAutomatic migration of port profiles (AMPP)Best-in-class performance and density24- and 60-port modelsNon-blocking, cut-through architecture, wire-speed600 ns port-to-port latency; 1.8 μs across port groupsEnvironmental flexibility10 GbE and 1 GbE supported on every portTwinax, direct-attached optical, and SFP optical connectivity optionsLess than 17-iinch switch depth and reversible front-to- back airflowEnables network convergenceComplete FCoE support, multi-hopiSCSI DCB supportHighly resilient and efficient designHot code load and activationRemote “lights out” managementSimple design, optimal power efficiency