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Brocade vdx 6746 switch module for hitachi cb500

Brocade VDX 6746 switch modulefor Hitachi Cb500

Presenter namedate


Brocade vdx 6746 switch

Brocade VDX 6746 Switch

What is it?

  • State-of-the-art 10 Gigabit Ethernet with DCB/FCoEembedded switch for the Hitachi CB500 blade server platform

  • Enables Hitachi CB500 to support flexible connectivity options for cloud architectures, including lossless Ethernet fabrics 

  • 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. 

  • Designed to increase scalability and enhance VM mobility, further simplifying management and significantly reducing operational overhead of virtualized blade server environments

  • L3 features allow elimination of the second external aggregation layer


Vdx 6746 new 10ge dcb switch module

VDX 6746: New 10GE DCB switch MODUle

Brocade VDX 6746

  • Industry’s 1st Ethernet Fabric enabled embedded 10Gb DCB switch module

    • flexible connectivity options for cloud architectures

      • Simplify and enhance hierarchical network architectures

      • deploy flatter scale-out fabrics ***

      • converge networks

  • Brocade VDX 6746 supports

    • 24 x 10GE ports (16 internal, 8 external)

    • Non-blocking, cut through architecture, wire speed

    • Dual speed (1GE/10GE) external ports

    • 1 Gb RJ-45 connectors and 10 Gbtwinax copper or optical connectors

    • Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS)

    • DCB and multi hop FCoE

    • Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)

    • Rich set of Layer 2 and Layer 3 features

    • Hitachi Chassis Management Support


Benefits of vdx 6746

Benefits of VDX 6746

  • Embedded design dramatically reduces cabling, power and cooling

  • Industry-leading performance and ultra-low latency

  • Simplifies network architectures and enables cloud computing by delivering Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) technology and enabling Ethernet fabrics

    • VCS 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 complexity

    • Compared to classic Ethernet architectures, Ethernet fabrics allow all paths to be active, increasing network performance, utilization, and resiliency

  • Supports lossless unified storage connectivity, and storage and LAN traffic convergence to reduce connectivity cost

  • Simplifies virtualized server management by enabling seamless Virtual Machine (VM) mobility

  • Can be deployed into classic 1Gb and 10Gb architectures, preserving existing network designs and cabling

  • Enables end-to-end management of CB500


Brocade vdx 6746 switch module for hitachi cb500

  • Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS)

  • Scale-out, multi-path, highly resilient layer 2 Ethernet Fabric

  • Self-forming and masterless through Distributed Intelligence

  • Manage fabric as a single Logical Chassis

  • LOGICAL

  • CHASSIS

  • ETHERNET

  • FABRIC

DISTRIBUTED

INTELLIGENCE


Brocade vdx 6746 switch module for hitachi cb500

  • Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS)

  • Scale-out, multi-path, highly resilient layer 2 Ethernet Fabric

  • Self-forming and masterless through Distributed Intelligence

  • Manage fabric as a single Logical Chassis


Brocade vdx 6746 switch module for hitachi cb500

VCS Multi-pathing at Multiple Layers

DRAMATIC INCREASES IN NETWORK UTILIZATION AND RELIABILITY

Layer 3 Core

Near-perfect load balancing across all links in a trunk group

L1: Trunking with frame striping

33%

33%

  • BENEFIT

  • FEATURE

33%

All links utilized with flow-based load balancing

L2: Equal Cost Multi-Pathing (ECMP)

Brocade VCS Fabric

L3: Fabric load balancing across multiple L3 gateways

Improved scalability and resiliency


Brocade vdx 6746 switch module for hitachi cb500

FC SAN

  • VCS and FCoE

FCoE storage

(Multi hop)

FC storage *

NAS

VDX 6720/6730

Top of Rack Switch

FC storage *

iSCSI DCB

VCS license allows creation of a Ethernet Fabric that scales past two switches

VCS Cluster

Creation of a VCS fabric between 2 embedded switches is free

vLAG

FCoE license enables single and multi hop FCoE

VDX 6746 Embedded Switch

FC storage

FCoE storage

(Single Hop)

Server Blade

Logical

Chassis

CB500

* Future use case


Virtual machine mobility

Virtual Machine Mobility

Challenges Today

  • Limited sphere of mobility

    • STP limits flexibility to a minimized, defined tree of switches

    • L3 limits mobility to a single rack

  • VM migration can break network/application access

    • Port setting information must be identical at destination

  • Map services (VLANs, QoS, security, etc.) to all physical ports

    • Eases mobility, but undermines network and security best practices

  • Distributed Virtual Switch

    • Addresses configuration needs

    • Consumes server resources and still restricted by physical limits

  • Limited insight into where VMs are running

    • VMs exist anywhere in thecluster

Distributed

vSwitch

L3 to

Agg. Layer

L2

STP

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Vm mobility with vdx 6746 vcs

VM Mobility with VDX 6746 & VCS

Automatic Migration of port profiles (AMPP)

  • Distributed intelligence of VM location throughout VCS fabric

  • Granular VLAN, ACL, and QoS policies assigned per VM

  • Zero network re-configuration required when a VM is moved across the VCS fabric

MAC ID

MAC ID

MAC ID

MAC ID

MAC ID

MAC ID

VDX 6746

MAC ID

MAC ID

MAC ID

VDX 6746


Brocade vdx 6746 switch module for hitachi cb500

  • FLEXIBLE I/O ARCHITECTURE= FC Fabric +

  • Ethernet fabric + converged network

Single logical chassis of 12 VDX switches

Brocade VDX 6746 -

10Gb Ethernet Fabric Switch Module

Brocade 5460 –

8Gb FC Switch Module

LAN

Top of Rack

VDX 6720s

FC SAN (A)

FC SAN (B)

NAS/iSCSI/FCoE


Nos 3 0 native l3 support in vcs fabric

NOS 3.0: Native l3 support in vcs fabric

Efficient Forwarding

Benefits:

  • Inter VLAN (routed) traffic no longer has to go to core for routing.

    • Less hops, less latency

  • VRRP-E load balances L3 traffic between aggregation VDX routers

    • Better link utilization, Faster recovery

      Use Cases:

  • Services (firewall, SLB, etc) can hang off VDX router at aggregation.

    • Eliminate second external aggregation layer

……

With L3 in Fabric

Without L3 in Fabric


Nos 3 0 fabric watch

Nos 3.0 fabric watch

Monitor the system health of vdx switches

- New in NOS3.0

Syslog

Email

Fabric Watch Architecture

email alert

syslog

System

Status

Security Violations

SFP Stats

Resource

Shortage

Port Stats

Benefit: Ability to monitor critical switch components and resources

Use cases:

  • If CPU usage >90%, alert administrator with email or SMS

  • If port traffic exceeds certain threshold, create a report


Questions and discussion

Questions and discussion


Backup

backup


Nos 3 0 summary

Nos 3.0 summary

layer-3, ACL, QOS

ACL/Rate Limiting/Policing

Layer-3 Forwarding

  • L3 ACL: IPv4 Standard and Extended ACL

  • Static Routes, Static ARP, Line Rate L3 Forwarding

  • Gratuitous ARP

  • Switched Virtual Interface (SVI)

  • VRRP/VRRP-E Gateway Redundancy up to 4 virtual routers

  • Layer-3 Unicast Forwarding in VCS

  • Route Map Support

Layer-3 Routing

  • OSPF: Base Specification (RFC 2328)

  • OSPF: MD5 (RFC 2154) NSSA (3101), Database Overflow (1765),

    • Stub Router (3137), Incremental SPF

QoS

  • Configurable (Global) Egress Scheduling (Strict Priority, Deficit Weighted Round Robin (DWRR), Mixed)


Nos 3 0 summary1

Nos 3.0 summary

Management, security and other

Management and Security

  • IP Based In-Band Management (In-Band Management for each R-Bridge in VCS)

  • Full IPv6 Host Management

  • TFTP Based Image Download

  • AAA

  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for TACACS+

  • MSCHAP for Radius

  • Authenticator Support (for authenticating a Peer Switch): All auth methods supported by Radius Server

  • Encryption

  • AES Encryption for SSHv2 and SNMP

Other

  • Support for FCoE over vLAG Interfaces

  • FSB (FIP Snooping Bridge) Interworking

  • Support for 3500 VLANs in VDX67XX


Thank you

Thank you


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