Flex System EN4023 10 Gb Scalable Switch

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Every IT department faces a number of challenges in preparing for the future. You know your business and your IT needs best. You want to build an IT infrastructure tuned for your applications and services. You need the flexibility to configure and reconfigure switch ports without downtime.

The Flex System EN4023 10 gigabit (Gb) Scalable Switch is designed for easy integration into a Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) environment. Brocade VCS Fabric technology simplifies network design and operations for a more automated and efficient network. This switch offers flexibility via Dynamic Ports on Demand (DPOD). You can start with a base 24-port entitlement that can be applied to any of the internal or external ports. The switch also offers external Flex Ports that can be configured as FC or FCoE ports.

Product features

Hardware summary

24 10 Gb Ethernet ports in base switch Technology
Feature Benefits
Simplified, automated networks
Dynamic Ports on Demand
Feature on Demand port upgrades
Self-forming and self-healing fabric
Description Integrated switch designed for simple integration into a Brocade VCS Fabric network and storage area networks SAN
Interfaces and FoD upgrades Base: 24 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
Upgrade FoD 1: 16 10 GbE and two external Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable + (QSFP+) 40 Gb ports, or 8 additional 10 Gb ports using QSFP+ 4 x 10 Gb breakout cables
Upgrade FoD 2: 16 10 GbE ports
Upgrade FoD 3: Enables FC 4/8/16 Gbps or FCoE ports
Port entitlement can be applied to either internal ports. Flex Port capability is available on external ports. (42 10 Gb maximum) or external ports (14 10 Gb and two 40 Gb maximum)
External interface transceiver supported 10 Gb Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) SR Optical Transceiver
SFP+ 10GBase-LR
SFP+ 10GBase-SR
10G Twinax Active
10G Active and Passive DAC
1G optical and copper
40GbaseSR4 and breakout
8G and 16G Short Wavelength Laser (SWL) Optics
Dimensions Height: 30 mm/1.18 in.
Width: 401.6 mm/15.81 in.
Depth: 297 mm/11.69 in.
Weight 3.58 kg/7.9 1bs
Power 85 W to 95 W
Warranty Takes on the warranty of the chassis (next business day replacement with phone support and software upgrades)

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