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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade BR78000001A
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,673.00
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Product Description

The BR-7800-0001-A Brocade features 16 universal Fibre Channel ports capable of 8 Gbps line speed and 6 GbE FCIP ports, supporting a 1 Gbps line speed for efficient network extension. It offers an aggregate bandwidth of 128 Gbps across Fibre Channel and 6 Gbps for FCIP, with a fabric latency of 700 ns at 8 Gbps, ensuring high-performance data transmission. The switch is designed for durability and efficient management, with dimensions of 43.2 cm width, 4.5 cm height, and 64.1 cm depth, and supports a range of environmental conditions from 0°C to 40°C operating temperature.

Key Feature for the BR78000001A

  • What is the total number of Fibre Channel ports available on the 16-Port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel SWL SFPs Extension Switch?
    The switch features 16 universal ports (E, F, M, EX, and FL).
  • How do the FCIP ports on this device support network integration?
    The device includes 6 ports with 1 GbE (VE, VEX) for FCIP, facilitating network integration by enabling Fibre Channel over IP.
  • Can you detail the Fibre Channel performance specifications?
    Fibre Channel performance is supported at 1.063 Gbps and 2.125 Gbps line speeds, operating in full duplex.
  • What is the aggregate bandwidth for FCIP on this extension switch?
    The FCIP aggregate bandwidth reaches 6 Gbps, with the 6 ports operating at 1 Gbps each.
  • What is the maximum frame size supported by the switch?
    The switch supports a maximum frame size with a 2112-byte payload.
  • How does the switch manage temperature and humidity in its operating environment?
    Operating temperatures range from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), with humidity from 10% to 85% non-condensing. Non-operating conditions extend these ranges for temperature and humidity.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The switch measures 43.2 cm in width, 4.5 cm in height, and 64.1 cm in depth, weighing 10.9 kg with two power supplies, excluding SFP/SFP+.
  • Detail the fabric latency and its benefits for networking.
    Fabric latency is 700 ns with no contention, featuring cut-through routing at 8 Gbps, which enhances networking efficiency and performance.
  • What management access options are available for the switch?
    Management access includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) port, in-band over Fibre Channel ports, and a serial port (RJ-45).
  • Describe the power requirements and heat dissipation of the switch.
    The switch requires an input voltage of 85 to 264 VAC nominal, with an input line frequency of 47 to 63 Hz, and dissipates up to 590 BTU/hr for a maximum of 22 ports.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-7800-0001-A offers 16 Fibre Channel ports with up to 8 Gbps data rate, providing a total aggregate bandwidth of 128 Gbps, which supports high-speed data transfer needs. However, its FCIP ports are limited to 6 ports at 1 Gbps, which may bottleneck data transfers over IP networks. Additionally, the switch's design includes comprehensive management access options and a USB port for versatility, but its 10.9 kg weight and size may require considerable rack space, potentially limiting deployment options in densely populated data centers.


The Brocade BR-7800-0001-A is a specialized extension switch designed for high-performance networking environments, featuring a combination of Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet ports to support a wide range of data transfer needs. This product is tailored for enterprises requiring efficient, high-speed networking hardware to support complex data operations and connectivity. At the core of the BR-7800-0001-A are its 16 universal Fibre Channel ports, capable of speeds up to 8 Gbps, supporting various port types including E, F, M, EX, and FL. These ports deliver an aggregate bandwidth of 128 Gbps, ensuring high-speed data transfer across the network. Additionally, the switch is equipped with 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports designed for Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), each providing a 1 Gbps line speed, cumulatively offering 6 Gbps of FCIP aggregate bandwidth. This blend of Fibre Channel and Ethernet capabilities makes the switch versatile in handling diverse networking tasks. Key hardware specifications of the BR-7800-0001-A include: - Fibre Channel performance: Achieving 1.063 Gbps line speed in full duplex and 2.125 Gbps line speed, the switch is engineered for efficiency and high-speed data transfer. - Fabric latency: The device boasts a fabric latency of 700 ns with no contention, facilitated by cut-through routing at 8 Gbps, ensuring minimal delay in data transmission. - Maximum frame and MTU size: It supports a maximum frame size of 2112-byte payload for Fibre Channel and a maximum MTU size of 1500-byte for Ethernet packets, accommodating substantial data packets for versatile networking needs. Management and connectivity are streamlined through various access points, including a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel ports, and a serial port (RJ-45), alongside a USB port for additional configuration and management options. Physically, the switch measures 43.2 cm in width, 4.5 cm in height, and 64.1 cm in depth, with a system weight of 10.9 kg when equipped with two power supplies, excluding SFP/SFP+ modules. It is designed to operate within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and can be stored safely at temperatures ranging from -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F). Humidity tolerance ranges from 10% to 85% (non-condensing) during operation and 10% to 90% (non-condensing) in non-operating conditions. The switch is also capable of functioning at altitudes up to 3000 m (9842 ft) and stored up to 12 km (39,370 ft), ensuring reliability across various environmental conditions. Heat dissipation is managed efficiently with a maximum output of 590 BTU/hr for up to 22 ports, supported by an input voltage range of 85 to 264 VAC nominal and an input line frequency of 47 to 63 Hz, ensuring stable operation and longevity of the device. With its comprehensive features and specifications, the Brocade BR-7800-0001-A extension switch offers a powerful solution for complex networking requirements, providing a seamless blend of speed, connectivity, and reliability for enterprise environments.


Part Number & Manufacturer Brocade BR-7800-0001-A
Fibre Channel Interface 16 universal ports (E, F, M, EX, FL)
FCIP Interface 6 ports, Gigabit Ethernet (VE, VEX)
Fibre Channel Throughput 1.063 Gbps and 2.125 Gbps, full duplex
FCIP Throughput 1 Gbps
Total Fibre Channel Capacity 128 Gbps: 16 ports x 8 Gbps
Total FCIP Capacity 6 Gbps: 6 ports x 1 Gbps
Switch Latency 700 ns, contention-free, 8 Gbps cut-through
Max Frame Size 2112 bytes
Max MTU for FCIP 1500 bytes
USB Ports 1
Management Ports Ethernet 10/100/1000 (RJ-45), Fibre Channel in-band, Serial (RJ-45)
Dimensions Width: 43.2 cm, Height: 4.5 cm, Depth: 64.1 cm
Weight 10.9 kg with dual power supplies, excluding SFP/SFP+
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C
Humidity (Operational) 10% to 85%, non-condensing
Humidity (Non-operational) 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Operational Altitude Up to 3000 m
Storage Altitude Up to 12 km
Heat Dissipation 590 BTU/hr for 22 ports
Power Input 85 to 264 VAC
Power Frequency 47 to 63 Hz

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