FC and FCoE Switches and Directors

NetApp offers Brocade and Cisco FC, FCoE, and Ethernet switches, directors, backbones, and SAN extension routers.

Whether you’re looking for high performance, availability, or scalability in your data storage environment, you’ll find what you need in the broad NetApp® portfolio of end-to-end Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and Ethernet solutions.

To help you realize the benefits of shared data storage and to leverage the unique capabilities of our SAN solutions, NetApp partners with industry-leading providers of infrastructure and applications. For instance, we sell and support switches, directors, backbones, and extension switches from Brocade and Cisco to serve your full range of deployment needs: from entry-level fabric switches to data center backbones, for the smallest departments to the largest data centers.

Use the following table to determine which Brocade® and Cisco® models are best suited to your SAN environment.

 
Switches
Product Max Port Count FC FCoE Ethernet Entry Midrange Enterprise
Brocade 300
Brocade 300
24 ports      
Brocade 6505
Brocade 6505
24 Ports
Brocade 6510
Brocade 6510
48 ports    
Brocade 6520
Brocade 6520
96 ports      
Brocade VDX 6740 & 6740T
Brocade VDX 6730
6740 48x 1GbE + 4x 40GbE
6740T 48x 1GbE + 2x 40GbE
Brocade VDX 6940
Brocade VDX 6940
Brocade VDX 6940
1 U 144x 10GbE or 36x 40GbE ports
2 U 96x 10GbE + 12 40GbE ports
 
Cisco MDS 9148
Cisco MDS 9148
48 ports  
Cisco MDS 9148S
Cisco MDS 9148S
48 ports    
Cisco Nexus 5548
Cisco Nexus 5548
48 Ports  
Cisco Nexus 5548UP
Cisco Nexus 5548UP
48 Ports  
Cisco Nexus 5672UP
Cisco Nexus 5672UP
72 ports
Cisco Nexus 5596T
Cisco Nexus 5596T
96 Ports      
Cisco Nexus 5596UP
Cisco Nexus 5596UP
96 Ports  
Cisco Nexus 6001
Cisco Nexus 6001
48 x 10GbE & 4 x 40GbE  
Cisco Nexus 6004
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96 Ports    
Cisco Nexus 56128P
Cisco Nexus 56128P
128 ports

Directors and Backbones
Product Max Port Count FC FCoE Ethernet Entry Midrange Enterprise
Brocade DCX 8510-8 & 8510-4 Large Scale FC Directors
Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones

DCX 8510-8: 512 Ports

   
DCX 8510-4: 256 Ports      
Brocade VDX 8770-8 & 8770-4
Large Scale IP Storage Director
Brocade DCX 8770 Backbones Brocade DCX 8770 Backbones
VDX 8770-8
8 slot chassis: 384
  40GbE    

VDX 8770-4
4 slot chassis: 192

  40GbE    
Cisco MDS 9506
Cisco MDS 9506
192 Ports      
Cisco MDS 9513
Cisco MDS 9513
528 Ports      
Cisco MDS 9706
Cisco MDS 9706
192 ports    
Cisco MDS 9710
Cisco MDS 9710
336 Ports      

Extension Switches
Product Max Port Count FC FCoE Ethernet Entry Midrange Enterprise
Brocade 7800
Brocade 7800 Router
22 Ports    
Brocade 7840
FC & IP Extension Switch

Brocade 7800 Router
24x 16Gbps FC
16x 1/10 GbE
2x 40GbE
   
Cisco MDS 9222i
Cisco MDS 9222i
70 Ports    
Cisco MDS 9250i
Cisco MDS 9250i
50 Ports    
Cisco Nexus® 2224T-1GE
Cisco 2148T
26 Ports      
Cisco Nexus 2232PP
Cisco 2148T
40 Ports    
Cisco Nexus 2232TM
Cisco Nexus 2232TM
40 Ports    
Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E
Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E
40 Ports    
Cisco Nexus 2248TP
Cisco 2148T
52 Ports      
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ
64 Ports