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are the first components of this license, and are fully available on all 8G platforms.
• Integrated Routing
Integrated RoutingIntegrated Routing
Integrated Routing — This license allows ports in a DCX, DCX-4S, 5300, 5100, VA-40FC (in switch
mode), 7800 or Brocade Encryption Switch to be configured as EX_Ports or VEX_Ports supporting
Fibre Channel Routing. This eliminates the need to add an FR4-18i blade or use the 7500 for FCR
purposes, and also provides double the bandwidth for each FCR connection (when connected to
another 8G-capable port).
• 7500E Upgrade
7500E Upgrade7500E Upgrade
7500E Upgrade (For the Brocade 7500E only) — This license allows customers to upgrade a 4-port (2
FC ports and 2 GE ports) 7500E base to a full 18-port (16 FC ports and 2 GE ports) 7500
configuration and feature capability. The upgraded 7500E includes the complete High Performance
Extension license feature set.
• Encryption Pe
Encryption PeEncryption Pe
Encryption Performance Upgrade
rformance Upgraderformance Upgrade
rformance Upgrade — This license provides additional encryption processing power. For
the Brocade Encryption Switch or a DCX/DCX-4S, the Encryption Performance License can be installed
to enable full encryption processing power on the BES or on all FS8-18 blades installed in the
• DataFort Compatibility
DataFort CompatibilityDataFort Compatibility
DataFort Compatibility — This license is required on the Brocade Encryption Switch/DCX/DCX-4S with
FS8-18 blade(s) to read & decrypt NetApp DataFort-encrypted disk and tape LUNs. DataFort
Compatibility License is also required on the Brocade Encryption Switch or DCX/DCX-4S Backbone
with FS8-18 Encryption Blade(s) installed to write & encrypt the disk and tape LUNs in NetApp
DataFort Mode (Metadata & Encryption Algorithm) so that DataFort can read & decrypt these LUNs.
DataFort Mode tape encryption and compression is supported beginning with the FOS v6.2.0 release.
Availability of the DataFort Compatibility license is limited; contact your vendor for details.
• Server Application Optimization
Server Application OptimizationServer Application Optimization
Server Application Optimization — When deployed with Brocade Server Adapters, this license optimizes
overall application performance for physical servers and virtual machines by extending virtual
channels to the server infrastructure. Application specific traffic flows can be configured, prioritized,
and optimized throughout the entire data center infrastructure. This license is not supported on the
FCoE — This license enables Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) functionality on the Brocade 8000.
Without the FCoE license, the Brocade 8000 is a pure L2 Ethernet switch and will not allow FCoE
bridging or FCF capabilities. This license should always be installed with the 8000 FC Ports on
• 8000 FC Ports on Demand
8000 FC Ports on Demand 8000 FC Ports on Demand
8000 FC Ports on Demand — This license enables all eight FC ports on the Brocade 8000. This
license should always be installed with the FCoE license.
• 7800 Port Upgrade
7800 Port Upgrade7800 Port Upgrade
7800 Port Upgrade — This license allows a Brocade 7800 to enable 16 FC ports (instead of the base
four ports) and six GbE ports (instead of the base two ports). This license is also required to enable
additional FCIP tunnels and also for advanced capabilities like tape read/write pipelining.
• Advanced Extension
Advanced ExtensionAdvanced Extension
Advanced Extension – This license enables two advanced extension features: FCIP Trunking and
Adaptive Rate Limiting. The FCIP Trunking feature allows multiple IP source and destination address
pairs (defined as FCIP Circuits) via multiple 1GbE or 10GbE interfaces to provide a high bandwidth
FCIP tunnel and failover resiliency. In addition, each FCIP circuit supports four QoS classes (Class-F,
Hi, Medium and Low Priority), each as a TCP connection. The Adaptive Rate Limiting feature provides
a minimum bandwidth guarantee for each tunnel with full utilization of the available network
bandwidth without impacting throughput performance under high traffic load. This license is available
on the 7800 and the DCX/DCX-4S for the FX8-24 on an individual slot basis.
FCIP – This license enables the two 10GbE ports on the FX8-24. With this license, two
additional operating modes (in addition to 10 1GbE ports mode) can be selected:
o 10 1GbE ports and 1 10GbE port, or
o 2 10GbE ports
This license is available on the DCX/DCX-4S for the FX8-24 on an individual slot basis.