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Transceivers and Cables Supported for Brocade ICX 7750 Switch

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For today’s enterprise campus and data center networks, the network core and aggregation layers are upgrading from 10 GbE to 40 GbE. Many applications including High-Definition (HD) video, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) are adopted to increase the demand for higher bandwidth access networks. Therefore, Brocade has launched the ICX 7750 switch as a cost-effective and high-performance solution. This article will introduce the basic information about Brocade ICX 7750 switch and provide compatible transceiver and cable solutions for the device.

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Brocade ICX 7750 Switch Overview

Brocade ICX 7750 is a fixed-port, high-density switch for 10/40 GbE networks. Designed for enterprise campus and data center environments, Brocade ICX 7750 is available with front-to-back or back-to-front airflow and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fan units in a 1U form factor. The switch can also be stacked together in a linear or ring topology. The stack ports for the uplink and downlink connections should be on the same module. Each stack is able to accommodate up to 12 switches providing the maximum stacking bandwidth of 5.76 Tbps. The distance between two staked switches relies on the type of QSFP link, and its maximum length can reach up to 10 km.

Three Configurations of Brocade ICX 7750 Switch

Brocade ICX 7750 switch has three different modules. They are Brocade ICX 7750-48F, Brocade ICX 7750-48C and Brocade ICX 7750-26Q. Each type has a distinctive front port structure. However, they also have some places in common. All three configurations offer two slots for load-sharing, redundant power supplies, four fan slots, one RJ-45 network management port, one mini USB serial management port, and one USB storage port. Here will present the three types one by one.

Brocade ICX 7750-48F (shown in the following figure) features 48×10 GbE SFP+ ports and 6×40 GbE QSFP+ ports that can be split into 24×10 GbE SFP+ ports.

Brocade ICX 7750-48F

We can see from the following picture that Brocade ICX 7750-48C has 48x10GBASE-T ports and 6×40 GbE QSFP+ ports. Likewise, the QSFP+ ports can also be split into 24×10 GbE SFP+ ports.

Brocade ICX 7750-48C

The last type is Brocade ICX 7750-26Q (shown in the following figure) constructed with a very different structure from the previous two modules. It offers 26×40 GbE QSFP+ ports that can be split into as many as 104×10 GbE SFP+ ports.

Brocade ICX 7750-26Q

Brocade ICX 7750 Application Areas

Brocade ICX 7750 is usually applied to three key areas. First is for the campus aggregation in enterprise networks. The market-leading 10/40 GbE density, high availability, layer 2 and layer 3 features of Brocade ICX 7750 make it an optimal solution for campus aggregation.

Campus Aggregation

Second application is for the data center ToR (top of rack) server connectivity. It is fit for server racks and only consumes one rack unit. The Brocade ICX 7750 is able to connect to the data center middle-of-row or end-of-row aggregation chassis with either 10 GbE or 40 GbE.

Data Center ToR Server Connectivity

Third is for 10 GbE aggregation in data center. When most servers are 1 GbE-capable, the compact Brocade ICX 7750 switch is an ideal solution for cost-effective 10 GbE aggregation using the 10 GbE links to connect Brocade ICX ToR switches at the edge of network.

Data Center 10 GbE Aggregation

Supported Transceivers and Cables

Here are some transceivers and cables supported for Brocade ICX 7750 switch in 1 GbE, 10 GbE and 40 GbE networks. Using the correct optics will benefit the network performance.

SFP Modules
ID# Description Interface Cable Type
32513 Brocade E1MG-SX-OM Compatible 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
23675 Brocade E1MG-LX-OM Compatible 1000BASE-LX SFP 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF/SMF
32515 Brocade E1MG-LHA-OM-T Compatible 1000BASE-LHA SFP 1550nm 70km DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
23679 Brocade E1MG-BXD Compatible 1000BASE-BX-D BiDi SFP 1490nm-TX/1310nm-RX 10km DOM Transceiver LC simplex SMF
23678 Brocade E1MG-BXU Compatible 1000BASE-BX-U BiDi SFP 1310nm-TX/1490nm-RX 10km DOM Transceiver LC simplex SMF
23681 Brocade E1MG-TX Compatible 1000BASE-T SFP Copper RJ45 100m Transceiver RJ45 Cat 5
10G SFP+ Modules
ID# Description Interface Cable Type
31376 Brocade 10G-SFPP-USR Compatible 10GBASE-USR SFP+ 850nm 100m DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
31443 Brocade 10G-SFPP-SR Compatible 10GBASE-SR SFP+ 850nm 300m DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
31375 Brocade 10G-SFPP-LR Compatible 10GBASE-LR SFP+ 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
31381 Brocade 10G-SFPP-ER Compatible 10GBASE SFP+ 1550nm 40km DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
31382 Brocade 10G-SFPP-ZR Compatible 10GBASE SFP+ 1550nm 80km DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
40G QSFP+ Modules
ID# Description Interface Cable Type
36182 Brocade 40G-QSFP-SR4 Compatible 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ 850nm 150m MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver MTP/MPO MMF
36183 Brocade 40G-QSFP-SR4-INT Compatible 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ 850nm 150m MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver MTP/MPO MMF
36184 Brocade 40G-QSFP-ESR4 Compatible 40GBASE-ESR4 QSFP+ 850nm 400m MTP/MPO DOM Transceiver MTP/MPO MMF
36185 Brocade 40G-QSFP-LR4 Compatible 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver LC duplex SMF
36442 Brocade 40G-QSFP-LM4 Compatible 40GBASE-LM4 QSFP+ 1310nm 2km DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF/SMF
10G SFP+ Cables
ID# Description
36671 1m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-0101 Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
40122 2m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-0201 Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
40123 2.5m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-02.5 Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
36673 3m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-0301 Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
48892 4m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-0401 Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
36675 5m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-0501 Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
48895 1m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-0101 Compatible 10G SFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
48897 3m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-0301 Compatible 10G SFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
48899 5m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-0501 Compatible 10G SFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
40124 7m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-0701 Compatible 10G SFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
40126 10m Brocade 10G-SFPP-TWX-1001 Compatible 10G SFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable
40G QSFP+ Cables
ID# Description
36847 0.5m Brocade 40G-QSFP-C-00501 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Cable
36443 1m Brocade 40G-QSFP-C-0101 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Cable
48943 2m Brocade 40G-QSFP-C-0201 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Cable
48944 3m Brocade 40G-QSFP-C-0301 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Cable
48945 4m Brocade 40G-QSFP-C-0401 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Cable
36444 5m Brocade 40G-QSFP-C-0501 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Cable
49605 6m Brocade 40G-QSFP-C-0601 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Cable
48946 7m Brocade 40G-QSFP-C-0701 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper Cable
40311 0.5m Brocade 40G-QSFP-4SFP-C-0105 Compatible QSFP+ to 4SFP+ Passive Breakout Copper Cable
36208 1m Brocade 40G-QSFP-4SFP-C-0101 Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper
48865 2m Brocade 40G-QSFP-4SFP-C-0201 Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper
36209 3m Brocade 40G-QSFP-4SFP-C-0301 Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper
48866 4m Brocade 40G-QSFP-4SFP-C-0401 Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper
36210 5m Brocade 40G-QSFP-4SFP-C-0501 Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Passive Direct Attach Copper
36212 1m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Cable
36213 3m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0301 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Cable
36445 5m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0501 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Cable
40535 7m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0701 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Cable
40532 10m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-1001 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Direct Attach Copper Cable
40132 1m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-0101 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
40131 2m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-0201 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
40133 3m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-0301 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
40129 5m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-0501 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
40134 7m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-0701 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
36214 10m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-1001 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
40135 15m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-1501 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
40136 20m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-2001 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
40137 25m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-2501 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
40130 30m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-3001 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
40138 50m Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-AOC-5001 Compatible 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable
Conclusion

Brocade ICX 7750 switch is suitable for 10 GbE and 40 GbE campus aggregation and core layers, as well as ToR deployments in data centers. FS.COM provides a series of transceivers and cables fully compatible to the Brocade ICX 7750 switch. If you are looking for the high-quality and cost-effective optic assemblies, please visit www.fs.com or contact us via sales@fs.com for more details.

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