Connectivity between NEXIO I/O nodes for inter-node communications and for third-party automation control. This ensures that all I/O nodes have up-to-date metadata information, and supports content management and channel control by remote computers.
When used for file transfer, the switches offer high-performance Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. They are ideally suited to high-bandwidth, high-volume Gigabit Ethernet data movement. They can be used with NEXIO low-resolution browse/edit solutions, FTP, NAS, CIFS, file- and folder-based transfer, and third-party Ethernet-based media device support. They can be used for NEXIO inter-node communication, automation control and file transfer at the same time.
NXESB624 and NXESB648 switches are based on the Brocade® FCX Series of switches, providing new levels of performance, scalability and flexibility required by today’s large-scale NEXIO networks. With advanced capabilities, these switches deliver performance and intelligence in a flexible 1RU form factor that reduces the total cost of ownership.
By using two NXESB624 or two NXESB648 switches in a NEXIO server SAN (storage area network) system, a redundant Ethernet topology can be created for NEXIO inter-node communication. The NEXIO real-time system uses low-level control of the Ethernet interfaces for the most effective control and detection of errors requiring failover to an alternate data pathway. This approach protects the system from a port, cable or complete Ethernet switch failure. In the event of a failure, the system sends probe commands to detect whether the alternate pathway is available. Once connectivity is re-established, the system will automatically start using the redundant configuration again.
The optional four-port 10-Gigabit Ethernet module expands the network connectivity options. NXESB 600 Series switches can use the 10 Gb connections to stack up to three switches with 10GB devices such as NEXIO Media Host servers or archive storage, or to link one or more Gigabit Ethernet switches to the NXESBTI24 24-port 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch.
- Enterprise-class, stackable Layer 2/3 edge switches with 24 or 48 10/100/1000 Mb/s ports in compact
- 1RU form factors
- Layer 3 capabilities — including OSPF, RIP, VRRP and PIM — come standard on all models
- Modular design with internal hot-swappable power supplies and fans
- Optional redundant power/cooling module
- Optional four-port 10 Gbps SFP+ module