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
    ProductMax Port CountFCFCoEEthernetEntryMidrangeEnterprise
    Brocade 300
    brocade300E
    24 ports   
    Brocade 6505
    brocade6505
    24 Ports
    Brocade 6510
    Brocade 6510
    48 ports  
    Brocade G620
    Brocade 6510
    64 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 9148S
    Cisco MDS 9148S
    48 ports  
    Cisco MDS 9396S
    Cisco MDS 9396S
    96 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 56128P
    Cisco Nexus 56128P
    128 ports
    Cisco Nexus 9396PX
    Cisco Nexus 9396PX
    96 ports
    Cisco Nexus 9396TX
    Cisco Nexus 9396TX
    96 ports
    Cisco Nexus 9372PX-E
    Cisco Nexus 9372PX-E
    72 ports
    Cisco Nexus 9372TX-E
    Cisco Nexus 9372TX-E
    72 ports
    Cisco Nexus 9332PQ
    Cisco Nexus 9332PQ
    32 ports

    Directors and Backbones
    ProductMax Port CountFCFCoEEthernetEntryMidrangeEnterprise
    Brocade X6 Directors
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    Brocade X6-8:
    384 Ports 32Gbps

      
    Brocade X6-4:
    192 Ports 32Gbps
       
    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 BackbonesBrocade DCX 8770 Backbones
    VDX 8770-8
    8 slot chassis: 384
     40GbE  

    VDX 8770-4
    4 slot chassis: 192

     40GbE  
    Cisco MDS 9506
    mds9506.png
    192 Ports   
    Cisco MDS 9513
    mds9513
    528 Ports   
    Cisco MDS 9706
    Cisco MDS 9706
    192 ports  
    Cisco MDS 9710
    Cisco MDS 9710
    336 Ports   

    Extension Switches
    ProductMax Port CountFCFCoEEthernetEntryMidrangeEnterprise
    Brocade 7800
    brocade-7800
    22 Ports  
    Brocade 7840
    FC & IP Extension Switch

    Brocade 7800 Router
    24x 16Gbps FC
    16x 1/10 GbE
    2x 40GbE
      
    Cisco MDS 9250i
    Cisco MDS 9250i
    50 Ports  
    Cisco Nexus® 2224T-1GE
    Cisco 2148T
    26 Ports   
    Cisco Nexus 2232PP
    brocade300E
    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  
    Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ
    Cisco Nexus 2348UPQ
    48 ports