Brocade’s New VDX 6740 Performance Test Result Record

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gautamRoyBrocadeNewVDX6470PerformanceTestResultRecordFor the Lippis/Ixia evaluation at iSimCity, Brocade submitted the VDX™ 6740, which is Brocade’s flagship Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch that’s built with Brocade’s Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS™) technology, an Ethernet fabric innovation that addresses the unique requirements of highly virtualized, cloud data center environments. The line-rate, low latency VDX™ 6740 fixed configuration switch is available in two models: the VDX™ 6740 with up to 64 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports, and the VDX™ 6740T with 48 1/10 GBASE-T ports and four 40 GbE SFP+ ports. We populated and tested the switch’s 10 and 40 GbE ports for performance and power consumption. In this podcast, Gautam Roy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Brocade, joins me to review the VDX 6740’s test results.

Duration: 9 minutes 30 seconds

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 2:38 sec: We start with a description of the VDX 6740 and its use cases.

Question 2 @ 3:25 sec: VDX 6740 Latency and Throughput performance test results.

Question 3 @ 4:30 sec: VDX 6740 IP Multicast performance test results.

Question 4 @ 5:07 sec: VDX 6740 10 and 40 GbE congestion test results.

Question 5 @ 6:15 sec: VDX 6740 cloud computing performance test results.

Question 6 @ 7:44 sec: VDX 6740 power consumption test measurements.

Question 7 @ 9:00 sec: Closing

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Brocade VDXTM 6740 Top-of-Rack Switch Performance and Power Test

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For this Lippis/Ixia evaluation at iSimCity, Brocade submitted the VDX™ 6740, which is Brocade’s flagship Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch that’s built with Brocade’s Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS™) technology, an Ethernet fabric innovation that addresses the unique requirements of highly virtualized, cloud data center environments. The line-rate, low latency VDX™ 6740 fixed configuration switch is available in two models: the VDX™ 6740 with up to 64 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports, and the VDX™ 6740T with 48 1/10 GBASE-T ports and four 40 GbE SFP+ ports. The VDX™ 6740 series switches are based on a single custom ASIC fabric switching technology and runs the feature-rich Brocade Network Operating System 4.1.0 (NOS) with VCS Fabric technology.

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Brocade’s VCS Fabric VM Join, Move and Remove Simplicity

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At Ixia’s iSimCity we test Brocade’s VCS for the level of ease associated with how the VCS fabric supports virtualized data centers with Viral Vimawala Brocade, Technical Marketing Engineer. Thanks to VCS’s distributed intelligence VM moves are easily supported with the fabric providing auto-provisioning to support the new VM location.

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Brocade’s VCS Active-Active Multipath Attributes

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Nick Lippis describes the Layer 1, 2 and 3 multipathing test created to demonstrate Brocade VCS’s ability to join a switch into a fabric, create a trunk by simply connecting switches with multiple cables, evenly distributed hashing between a large number of links in a LAG and how multiple layer 3 gateways evenly share traffic load for layer 2 extension. These sets of test are the most telling about how easy it truly is to build a Brocade VCS fabric. Jeevan Sharma Manager Technical of Marketing at Brocade joins Nick Lippis as they dive into Brocade’s Active-Active feature set.

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Brocade Delivers A Simple and Scalable Ethernet Fabric In VCS

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Nick Lippis analyses Brocade’s VCS Ethernet fabric from an attribute point of view. He briefly describes the test we run the two-tier VCS fabric consisting of VDX 6720 Top-of-Rack and VDX 8770 Core switches through at Ixia’s iSimCity.

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Brocade’s VCS Architecture

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Nick Lippis and Gautam Roy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Brocade describe Brocade’s VCS architecture before it’s tested for the first time in public at the modern Ixia iSimCity laboratory.

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Brocade’s VCS Fabric Scale-Out

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The ability to scale is an important criteria for any Ethernet fabric. At Ixia’s iSimCity I discuss this attribute with Gautam Roy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Brocade as we discuss the scale out attributes associated with VCS.

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