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Product Line: Brocade Brocade 7800 Series
Product Type: SAN Switch
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Product Description

The BR-7800-0001 BROCADE features 16 universal Fibre Channel ports (E, F, M, EX, and FL) and an additional 4 ports at 8G, alongside 2 active FCIP ports at 8G Fibre Channel, providing a total Fibre Channel aggregate bandwidth of 128 Gbps. With a Fibre Channel performance of up to 2.125 Gbps line speed, full duplex, and FCIP performance of 1 Gbps line speed, it ensures efficient data transfer. The device supports a maximum frame size of 2112-byte payload and a maximum MTU size of 1500-byte Ethernet packets for FCIP, featuring management access via 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel ports, and a serial port (RJ-45), all within a chassis measuring 43.2 cm in width, 4.5 cm in height, and 64.1 cm in depth, weighing 10.9 kg.

FAQs for the BR-7800-0001

  • What is the maximum frame size supported by the device?
    The device supports a maximum frame size of 2112-byte payload.
  • How many Fibre Channel ports does the device have and what types are supported?
    The device has 16 universal Fibre Channel ports, supporting E, F, M, EX, and FL types.
  • What is the fabric latency of this device?
    Fabric latency is 700 ns with no contention, utilizing cut-through routing at 8 Gbps.
  • Can you detail the device's Fibre Channel performance?
    Fibre Channel performance includes 1.063 Gbps and 2.125 Gbps line speeds, both full duplex.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for the device?
    Operating conditions include temperatures from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and humidity from 10% to 85% (non-condensing).
  • How many FCIP ports are available, and what is their performance?
    There are 6 FCIP ports available, each with a 1 Gbps line speed.
  • What is the total aggregate bandwidth for Fibre Channel and FCIP?
    Fibre Channel aggregate bandwidth is 128 Gbps, while FCIP aggregate bandwidth is 6 Gbps.
  • What are the power requirements of the device?
    The device requires 85 to 264 VAC nominal, with a nominal power consumption of 145 watts and a maximum of 173 watts.
  • What management access options are available?
    Management access is available via a 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) port, in-band over Fibre Channel ports, and a serial port (RJ-45).
  • What are the device's physical dimensions and weight?
    The device measures 43.2 cm (17.0 in) in width, 4.5 cm (1.8 in) in height, and 64.1 cm (25.2 in) in depth, weighing 10.9 kg (24.0 lbs) with two power supplies, without SFP/SFP+.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-7800-0001 offers a comprehensive solution for network infrastructure with its 16 universal Fibre Channel ports capable of up to 8 Gbps data rates and additional 6 FCIP ports for bridging Fibre Channel over Ethernet networks, facilitating versatile connectivity options. However, despite its high aggregate bandwidth of 128 Gbps for Fibre Channel and 6 Gbps for FCIP, the device's performance may be limited by its 1 Gbps line speed on FCIP ports, which could bottleneck data transfer in intensive applications. Moreover, the unit's power consumption, peaking at 173 watts, alongside its specific environmental requirements, necessitates careful planning for energy efficiency and placement within data centers to ensure optimal operation.


The BROCADE BR-7800-0001 is a networking switch designed for high-speed data transfer and connectivity. This device is equipped with 16 universal Fibre Channel ports that support various port types including E, F, M, EX, and FL, and also features 6 FCIP ports, which are 1 GbE (VE, VEX). The Fibre Channel ports offer a line speed of 1.063 Gbps and 2.125 Gbps, both operating at full duplex, while the FCIP ports deliver a line speed of 1 Gbps. This switch provides an impressive Fibre Channel aggregate bandwidth of 128 Gbps, achieved through its 16 ports each operating at 8 Gbps. The FCIP aggregate bandwidth stands at 6 Gbps with its 6 ports each offering 1 Gbps data rate. It boasts a low fabric latency of 700 ns under no contention, employing cut-through routing at 8 Gbps, facilitating swift data transmission and reducing delay. The maximum frame size supported is a 2112-byte payload, with a maximum MTU size of 1500-byte for Ethernet packets when using FCIP. For management and connectivity, the BROCADE BR-7800-0001 is equipped with one USB port and offers various management access options including a 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) port, in-band over Fibre Channel ports, and a serial port (RJ-45). This makes the device versatile and easily integrated into existing network infrastructures.
  • Dimensions of this product are 43.2 cm in width, 4.5 cm in height, and 64.1 cm in depth, making it a compact solution for data centers.
  • It weighs 10.9 kg with two power supplies installed, without SFP/SFP+ modules, ensuring it is both sturdy and durable.
  • The switch operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and can withstand non-operating temperatures from -25°C to 70°C.
Furthermore, the device is built to perform reliably in various environmental conditions, supporting an operating humidity of 10% to 85% (non-condensing) and a non-operating humidity of 10% to 90% (non-condensing). It is designed to operate at altitudes of up to 3000 m and can be stored at altitudes up to 12 km. When it comes to power consumption, the switch operates with a nominal power usage of 145 watts and can go up to a maximum of 173 watts. It has a heat dissipation capacity of up to 590 BTU/hr for a maximum of 22 ports and accepts an input voltage ranging from 85 to 264 VAC nominal, with an input line frequency of 47 to 63 Hz. The BROCADE BR-7800-0001 is engineered for organizations that demand high-speed data transfer and reliable connectivity for their networking infrastructure. Its impressive specifications and adaptability make it a valuable asset for managing and transferring data efficiently.


Part Number and ManufacturerBROCADE BR-7800-0001
Ports Configuration16 Fibre Channel ports (universal types: E, F, M, EX, FL) and 6 FCIP ports (1 GbE)
Fibre Channel Throughput1.063 Gbps and 2.125 Gbps, both full duplex
FCIP Throughput1 Gbps line speed
Total Fibre Channel Bandwidth128 Gbps across 16 ports at 8 Gbps each
Total FCIP Bandwidth6 Gbps across 6 ports, each at 1 Gbps
Network Latency700 nanoseconds (ns) under no congestion, using cut-through routing at 8 Gbps
Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)2112 bytes for payload; 1500 bytes for Ethernet packets via FCIP
InterfacesOne USB port for management
Management Interfaces10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45), Fibre Channel in-band, Serial port (RJ-45)
DimensionsWidth: 43.2 cm, Height: 4.5 cm, Depth: 64.1 cm
Weight10.9 kg with dual power supplies, excludes SFP/SFP+
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C
Non-operating Temperature-25°C to 70°C
Humidity (Operating)10% to 85%, non-condensing
Humidity (Non-operating)10% to 90%, non-condensing
Operational AltitudeUp to 3000 meters
Storage AltitudeUp to 12 kilometers
Thermal Output590 BTU/hr for up to 22 active ports
Power Requirements85 to 264 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz frequency
Power ConsumptionTypical 145 watts, Maximum 173 watts

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