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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade 5100 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The BR-5140-0008 Brocade switch features 40x 8GB Fiber Channel SFP ports and supports a data transfer rate of 8.50 Gbps, with performance scalability up to 8.50 Gbps line rate full-duplex. It is designed for high availability with dual hot-plug/redundant power supplies, and offers versatile management options including SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, and SSH-2. This 1U rack-mountable device supports a maximum frame size of 2.1 KB payload and exhibits a fabric latency of 700 ns, making it suitable for environments requiring high-speed data transmission and reliable connectivity.

FAQs for the BR-5140-0008

  • What is the data transfer rate of the 40x 8GB Fiber Channel SFP Switch?
    The data transfer rate is 8.50 Gbps.
  • How many power supplies does the device include?
    It includes 2 power supplies.
  • What types of remote management protocols does the switch support?
    The switch supports SNMP 1, Telnet, SNMP 3, HTTP, HTTPS, and SSH-2.
  • What is the device type of the product?
    The device type is a switch with 40 ports.
  • Can you mention the management ports available on the switch?
    There is 1 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 and 1 x RS-232 - RJ-45 for management.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the switch?
    The switch has a height of 1.7", a width of 16.9", and a depth of 24.0".
  • What is the operational power consumption of the switch?
    The power consumption operational is 91 Watts.
  • How many fiber channel ports does the switch have?
    The switch has 40 fiber channel ports.
  • What is the maximum frame size supported by the switch?
    The maximum frame size supported is 2.1 KB payload.
  • Describe the scalability and expansion capabilities of the switch.
    The switch can scale up to 239 units maximum and has 40 x SFP expansion slots.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-5140-0008 switch offers high performance with its 40x 8GB Fiber Channel SFP ports, supporting data transfer rates up to 8.50 Gbps and providing low fabric latency at 700 ns, which is crucial for high-speed networking environments. However, its power consumption at 91 Watts may be a concern for energy-conscious deployments. Additionally, the device's scalability up to 239 units and dual power supplies ensure high availability and expandability, but the management interface options, while comprehensive, could benefit from modernization beyond SNMP, Telnet, and HTTP protocols.


The Brocade BR-5140-0008 is a fiber channel switch designed to meet the demands of high-speed data centers. It features 40 ports, each capable of handling 8GB Fiber Channel SFPs, providing a scalable and efficient networking solution. This switch is engineered to support a wide range of applications, including storage area networks (SANs) and data center bridging, making it an ideal choice for businesses looking to enhance their network's performance and reliability. Key hardware specifications include two power supplies that ensure continuous operation and redundancy, critical for maintaining network uptime. The switch is also designed for easy installation in standard racks, with a 1U form factor that conserves space while maximizing port density. Data transfer rates on the BR-5140-0008 reach up to 8.50 Gbps, with line rates at full-duplex of 1.06 Gbps, 2.13 Gbps, 4.25 Gbps, and 8.50 Gbps, accommodating a wide range of bandwidth requirements. This versatility ensures that the switch can handle the increasing demands of modern data centers, supporting high-speed data transfers and efficient network operations. Remote management is a key feature of the BR-5140-0008, supporting protocols such as SNMP 1, Telnet, SNMP 3, HTTP, HTTPS, and SSH-2. This allows network administrators to monitor and manage the switch remotely, ensuring optimal performance and quick troubleshooting.
  • Device Type: Switch - 40 Ports, enabling high-density setups.
  • Power Consumption Operational: 91 Watt, indicating energy efficiency for its capacity.
  • Maximum Frame Size: 2.1 KB Payload, ensuring efficient data handling.
The switch also includes a management port (1 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45) and an RS-232 port for local management, along with a USB port for additional connectivity options. The power device is hot-plug and redundant, requiring AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz), which aligns with the standard power supply specifications for data center equipment. With a height of 1.7 inches, a width of 16.9 inches, and a depth of 24.0 inches, the BR-5140-0008 has a compact form factor that fits easily into existing rack setups. It weighs approximately 20.60 lb with dual power supplies, making it relatively lightweight and easy to handle during installation. Performance metrics include a fabric latency of 700 ns, ensuring swift data processing and transfer times. The switch supports a maximum frame size of 2.1 KB payload, suitable for various data packets. Scalability is another strength of the BR-5140-0008, with the ability to scale up to 239 units maximum, offering businesses the flexibility to expand their networks as needed. In summary, the Brocade BR-5140-0008 stands out for its high port density, versatility in data transfer rates, and comprehensive remote management features. Its design considerations, such as dual power supplies and rack-mountable form factor, make it a reliable and efficient choice for businesses looking to upgrade their network infrastructure.


Part NumberBR-5140-0008
Product DescriptionSwitch with 40 8Gb Fiber Channel SFP Ports
Power Supplies Included2
Optical Transceivers8Gbps Short Wavelength SFPs
Form FactorRack-mountable - 1U
Management Protocols SupportedSNMP v1, SNMP v3, Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH-2
Hardware TypeSwitch with 40 Ports
Management Interface1 x RJ-45 for 10Base-T/100Base-TX, 1 x RJ-45 for RS-232
USB Ports1
Network Ports40 x 4Gb Fibre Channel, LC connector
Power Supply TypeHot-plug / Redundant Power Supply
Input VoltageAC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Usage91 Watts Operational
Maximum Data Rate8.5 Gbps
Throughput1.06 Gbps, 2.13 Gbps, 4.25 Gbps, and 8.5 Gbps Full-duplex Line Rate
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.7" x 16.9" x 24.0"
Weight20.60 lbs with both Power Supplies installed
Network Latency700 ns
Max Frame Size2.1 KB Payload Size
System ScalabilityCan be expanded up to 239 Units
Fibre Channel Port Count40 Ports
Expansion Options40 SFP Slots

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