Brocade EOL/EOSL Products and SKUs

Is your Brocade equipment approaching EOL or EOSL? Once Brocade equipment has become End of Life or End of Service Life, Brocade will no longer provide technical support or maintenance for your hardware. It might seem like you only have two options: upgrade to newer equipment or take on the heavy burden of troubleshooting, sparing and remediating your Brocade EOL equipment. However, there are better options you should consider.

At CentricsIT, we offer TPM and ITAD solutions for customers looking for a more practical, flexible way to support your Brocade hardware for the remainder of the IT lifecycle, even after EOSL has been announced.

Third-Party Maintenance for Brocade EOL (End-of-Life) and Brocade EOSL (End-of-Service-Life)

Gartner recently reported that 71% of the Fortune 100 Companies are utilizing third party maintenance in order to cut operating expenses, extend the life of their equipment, and put the decision-making power back in their hands. TPM pricing and continued support provides you the flexibility to save toward a capital outlay and prepare for the eventual transition to newer equipment—but this time, it’s on your schedule.

Our global network of partners and market specialists enables us to get the best possible deals on new and refurbished hardware anywhere in the world. Not only that, we also have access to qualified engineers worldwide, meaning we provide the same level of hardware support you’ve been used to with Brocade (if not better). This combination results in a comprehensive and affordable third-party maintenance solution that beats out Brocade support prices by 40%-70%.

OFF OEM Support List Prices, Depending on Product Line
Minutes to Address any Customer Support Ticket, 24 x 7 x 365
Secure Stocking Location Positioned Strategically for Each Client
Countries Worldwide Where We Provide Support for Our Customers

Did You Know?

of Fortune 100 customers used a TPM provider in their environment in 2016.
of IT budgets is spent on maintenance and “keeping the lights on.”


Brocade EOSL (End-of-Service-Life) Models

Brocade has announced the end-of-service-life for the following products. If your Brocade hardware is on this list, contact us today to discuss your options.

Model EOSL Date
6510 Switch 6/17/2025
6505 Switch 4/30/2025
DCX 8510 Backbone Switch 4/30/2025
DCX 8510 Director Chassis 4/30/2025
FX8-24 Extension Switch 10/31/2024
7800 Extension Switch 10/31/2024
300 Entry Level Switch 4/16/2024
320 /340 /360 SAN Switches 4/16/2024
ICX 6340 11/2/2023
310 SAN Switch 4/30/2023
310 Switch 2/19/2023
VDX 6740/6740T IP Switch 5/31/2022
VDX 8770 Switch 5/23/2022
VDX 6940 IP Switch 5/23/2022
VDX 6740 /6740T IP Switch 5/23/2022
ADX 1000 2/28/2022
Brocade FastIron SX Series 12/28/2021
Brocade ICX 6650 12/28/2021
Brocade FastIron CX Series 10/7/2021
Brocade ADX 1000, 4000, 10000 7/6/2021
Brocade FastIron SX Switch Fabric and Chassis Bundle 6/30/2021
Brocade MLX 2X100G-CFP, 100G CFP Optics, 1GX48-T-A, CER-RT 2X10G Expansion Module 6/30/2021
Brocade MLX 8x10G-X, 4X10G-X 6/30/2021
Brocade NetIron CER & CES 4/30/2021
Brocade NetIron CES 4/22/2021
Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade 1/31/2021
Brocade Network Advisor (SAN+IP) SKUs 8/1/2020
VDX 6710 IP Switch 5/31/2020
Brocade VDX 6710 & 6730 5/24/2020
DCX 16-port 8GB FC Blade 2/29/2020
DCX 32-port 8GB FC Blade 2/29/2020
DCX 48-port 8GB FC Blade 2/29/2020
DCX 64-port 8GB FC Blade 2/29/2020
DCX 8Gb Director 2/29/2020
DCX-4S 8Gb Director 2/29/2020
Brocade Encryption Switch & FS8-18 Encryption Blade 12/30/2019
DCX 8Gb-32 port enabled Blade (FC8 32E) 11/15/2019
DCX 8Gb-48 port enabled Blade (FC8 48E) 11/15/2019
Brocade DCX & DCX4-S 11/14/2019
Brocade DCX Port Blade Family 11/14/2019
​​Brocade FCOE10-24 FCOE Blade​ 11/14/2019
Enhanced FC Blades 11/14/2019
Brocade Mobility 1220 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility 1240 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility 650 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility 6511 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility 7131 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility Products 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility RFS4000 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility RFS6000 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility RFS7000 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility RFS9000 10/31/2019
Brocade Mobility RFS9510 10/31/2019
10GBASE-ZR DWDM 80 KM XFPs 9/25/2019
Brocade VDX 6720 9/3/2019
Brocade 5300 8/21/2019
Brocade MLX/XMR Series 5/18/2019
Brocade NetIron MLX & XMR 5/18/2019
Brocade NetIron MLX, MLXe, XMR 5/18/2019
Brocade Network Monitoring Service 3/17/2019
4x16G FC 50m QSFP 2/1/2019
Brocade 5100 1/25/2019
Brocade VA-40FC 1/25/2019
Brocade FastIron SX 1/9/2019
Brocade NetIron MLX 10/28/2018
Brocade 410, 415, 420, 425 10/9/2018
Brocade FastIron Edge X 8/5/2018
Brocade BigIron RX 7/26/2018
Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager 4/28/2018
Foundry Partner Support Advantage, Partner Support Essential 4/19/2018
Brocade Network Advisor 4/8/2018

Upgrade Your Brocade EOSL Equipment on Your Own Schedule

Strategic TPM and ITAD solutions grant you the technical support and flexibility you need, long after EOSL is announced. By engaging these resources and planning for the transition from the very beginning, you mitigate the risk and cost associated with EOSL events. Fill out the form below to contact one of our Brocade Solutions Specialists and discuss your options.