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The FS6700 multilayer fiber switch features incredible cost-effectiveness and offers excellent reliability and flexibility. This powerful, compact rack-mounted switch (1U) offers 12 to 48 FC ports with speeds of up to 16 Gbps.

Key Features
Excellent scalability

Up to 48 auto-negotiation FC ports that supports a speeds of 2/4/8/16 Gbps.

The base switch model comes with 12 ports enabled, and can be upgraded as needed with the 12-port activation license to support configurations of 24, 36, or 48 ports.

Applicable platform for the deployment of mission-critical services

In environments where downtime is intolerable, the FS6700 offers In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU). This means that the system software can be upgraded while the fiber ports are carrying traffic.

The FS6700 includes 2 redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays, PortChannels for Inter-Switch Link (ISL) resiliency, and F-port channeling for resiliency on uplinks from an FS6700 switch operating in NPV mode.

Advanced management features

Offers built-in storage network management and SAN plug-and-play features. All features are available through a Command-Line Interface (CLI).

Supports Power-On Auto Provisioning (POAP) to automate software image upgrades and configuration file installation on newly deployed switches.

Provides intelligent diagnosis, protocol decoding and network analysis tools for enhanced reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.

Intelligent network services

Uses virtual SAN (VSAN) technology for hardware-enforced, isolated environments within a physical fabric.

Offers access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based, intelligent frame processing.

Technical Specifications


● Fixed configuration: 48 × 16 Gbps FC port

● Basic model with 12 configurable ports or a bundle with 48 available ports

● Basic model with 12 ports enabled, which can be scaled by a minimum unit of 12 ports on demand


● Port speed: 2/4/8/16 Gbps (auto-negotiation), with 16 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth per port

● Buffer credits: Up to 256 for a group of 4 ports, with 64 buffer credits per port by default and a maximum of 253 buffer credits for a single port in the port group

● PortChannel: Up to 16 physical links

Reliability and Availability


● Hot-swappable, dual redundant PSUs

● Hot-swappable fan tray with integrated temperature and power management

● Hot-swappable SFP+ optics

● Passive backplane

● Stateful process restart

● Any port configuration for PortChannels

● Multipathing to SAN networks

● Per-VSAN Fiber Channel services

● Port Tracking

● VRRP for management connections

● Online diagnosis

Network Management

● Access methods

◦  Out-of-band 10/100/1,000 Ethernet port

◦  RS-232 serial console port

◦  USB

● Access protocols

◦  CLI using the console and Ethernet ports

◦  SNMPv3 using the Ethernet port and in-band IP over Fiber Channel access

◦  Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)

● Distributed device alias service

● Network security

◦  Per-VSAN RBAC using RADIUS and TACACS+-based authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) functions


◦  SSHv2 implementing AES

◦  SNMPv3 implementing AES

Programming Interface

● Scriptable CLI

● Web services API

Physical Dimensions

● Dimensions (H × W × D): 43.7 × 435.9 × 415 mm (1.72 × 17.16 × 16.34 in.), 1RU

● Rack-mountable in standard 19-inch Electronic Industries Alliance [EIA] rack

● Chassis weight (full configuration): 9 kg (19.84 lbs)


● Power supply: 300 W AC (2 per switch)

● Power cord: C16 to C15 power cord

● AC input

● 100 to 240 VAC (10% range)

● 50 to 60 Hz (rated value)

● Airflow: Back to front (toward ports)

● 200 linear feet per minute (LFM) through system fan assembly

● As a best practice, maintain a minimum air space of 64 mm (2.5 in.) between walls and chassis air vents and a minimum horizontal clearance of 152 mm (6 in.) between two chassis to prevent overheating

Temperature Range

● Ambient temperature, operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

● Ambient temperature, non-operating and storage: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)

● Relative humidity (non-condensing), operating: 10% to 90%

● Relative humidity (non-condensing), non-operating and storage: 10% to 95%

● Operating altitude: -60 to 2,000 m (-197 to 6,500 ft)