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Product Line: Brocade MP-8000B
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The MP-8000B Brocade features 24 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 8-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN CEE/FCoE switch, designed for high-speed networking and storage integration. It supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for increased bandwidth and reliability, and is compatible with SFP+ (2, 4, and 8 Gbit/s) and SFP (2 and 4 Gbit/s) optical transceivers for flexible connectivity options. Equipped with hot-swappable, redundant 350W power supplies and cooling fans, it ensures uninterrupted operation and scalability for enterprise data centers.

Key Feature for the MP-8000B

  • Q: What is the maximum frame size supported by the 24-port 10 GbE LAN?
    A: The 24-port 10 GbE LAN supports a maximum Ethernet frame size of 9048 bytes.
  • Q: Which power supply units are compatible with the MP-8000B?
    A: The MP-8000B is compatible with 2 x 350W PSU, part numbers 23-100019-01 and 105-000-166.
  • Q: How many types of data traffic can the fabric switches handle?
    A: Fabric switches can manage three types of data traffic: unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast.
  • Q: What types of optical transceivers are supported by the 8-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN CEE/FCoE switch?
    A: It supports SFP+ (2, 4, and 8 Gbit/s) and SFP (2 and 4 Gbit/s) optical transceivers.
  • Q: Can the 24 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports support Link Aggregation?
    A: Yes, the 24 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports support Link Aggregation, adhering to both the Brocade-enhanced and 802.3ad standards-based LACP.
  • Q: What is the function of the USB port on the 8-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN CEE/FCoE switch?
    A: The USB port facilitates management tasks and firmware updates for the switch.
  • Q: What are the classes of service offered by the 24-port 10 GbE LAN and 8-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN CEE/FCoE switch?
    A: They offer Class 2, Class 3, and Class F (inter-switch frames) as their classes of service.
  • Q: What components ensure the reliability of the MP-8000B?
    A: The MP-8000B includes hot-swappable, redundant power supplies and cooling fans to ensure its reliability.
  • Q: How does the distance affect the performance of the 8 Fibre Channel universal ports?
    A: The performance is influenced by the type of fiber optic cable used and the port speed, affecting the maximum distance data can travel without degradation.
  • Q: What types of Fibre Channel media types are supported by the 8-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN CEE/FCoE switch?
    A: It supports hot-plug, standard Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+, with LC connectors for Fibre Channel media types.

Product Review

The Brocade MP-8000B excels in providing a high-density networking solution, featuring 24 10GbE ports and 8 8Gbps Fibre Channel ports for versatile connectivity options, supporting both LAN and SAN environments efficiently. It offers redundancy through hot-swappable, dual 350W power supplies and cooling fans, ensuring high availability and reliability for critical network operations. However, the reliance on specific optical transceivers and the potential complexity of configuring advanced features like Enhanced Transmission Selection and Link Aggregation might pose challenges for some network setups.


The Brocade MP-8000B is a versatile networking hardware solution designed to cater to the demands of high-speed data centers and storage networks. This device integrates both LAN and SAN functionalities, offering a 24-port 10 GbE LAN and an 8-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN CEE/FCoE switch. It is engineered to support a wide range of networking protocols and standards, ensuring compatibility and high performance in diverse IT environments. At the core of the MP-8000B's design are its hardware specifications, which include: - Two 350W power supply units (PSUs) with model numbers 23-100019-01 and 105-000-166, ensuring reliable power delivery and system operation. - Three fan modules (60-0000948-03/100-652-051) to maintain optimal cooling and system performance under various operational loads. - Eight Fibre Channel universal ports that support 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/s full duplex speeds, allowing for flexible connectivity options and high-speed data transfers. - Twenty-four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports designed to handle substantial data traffic, facilitating efficient network communication and connectivity. The MP-8000B is designed with advanced networking features to enhance data transmission and network efficiency. These features include Link Aggregation and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), both Brocade-enhanced and based on the 802.3ad standards. These protocols improve bandwidth and network reliability by combining multiple network connections in parallel. The device supports a maximum frame size of 2112-byte for Fibre Channel payload and a 9048-byte Ethernet frame, accommodating large data packets for efficient network communication. Additionally, it offers various classes of service, including Class 2, Class 3, and Class F (inter-switch frames), which provide flexibility in prioritizing network traffic. The Brocade MP-8000B facilitates different data traffic types, including unicast, multicast (supporting up to 255 groups), and broadcast, making it a versatile choice for handling diverse network workloads. The supported distance for connectivity depends on the fiber optic cable and port speed, offering flexibility in network design and expansion. Key hardware features of the MP-8000B include support for both SFP+ (2, 4, and 8 Gbit/s) and SFP (2 and 4 Gbit/s) optical transceivers, and compatibility with Brocade copper twinax cables of one, three, or five meters. This ensures a wide range of connectivity options for different network architectures and requirements. The device also features one USB port for additional connectivity and management options. Hot-swappable, redundant power supplies and cooling fans ensure continuous operation and minimize downtime due to hardware failures. The MP-8000B also supports a wide range of optical transceivers, including Short-Reach (SR) and Long-Reach (LR) types, providing flexibility in network design and connectivity. Furthermore, the device boasts complete T11 FCoE entity and FCoE bridging capabilities, allowing for seamless integration and transition between Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks. Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) is another feature that optimizes bandwidth allocation, ensuring efficient use of network resources. In summary, the Brocade MP-8000B offers a comprehensive suite of features and specifications designed for high-performance networking. Its combination of Fibre Channel and Ethernet capabilities, along with advanced networking features, make it a suitable choice for data centers looking to optimize their network infrastructure for speed, reliability, and flexibility.


Item Number MP-8000B
Manufacturer Brocade
Power Supplies 2 x 350W, Part Numbers: 23-100019-01/ 105-000-166
Cooling Units 3 x Fan Modules, Part Numbers: 60-0000948-03/ 100-652-051
Ethernet Interfaces 24 x 10GbE LAN ports
Fibre Channel Interfaces 8 x 8Gbps SAN CEE/FCoE ports
Universal FC Ports 8 ports supporting 2, 4, 8 Gbit/s, full-duplex
10GbE Ports Count 24 ports
10GbE Single Link Capacity Capable of operating over a single 10GbE link
Link Aggregation Support Supports LACP, including Brocade-specific enhancements and 802.3ad standard
Maximum Payload Size Fibre Channel: 2112 bytes; Ethernet: 9048 bytes
Service Classes Supports Class 2, Class 3, and Class F (for inter-switch frames)
Supported Traffic Types Unicast, multicast (up to 255 groups), and broadcast
Distance Capability Varies with fiber type and port speed
Optical Transceivers Compatible with SFP+ and SFP for 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/s speeds
Twinax Cables Supports Brocade copper twinax cables in lengths of 1, 3, 5 meters
USB Ports 1 x USB port for external connectivity
Fibre Channel Connector Type Hot-pluggable SFP and SFP+, with LC connectors
Redundancy Features Equipped with hot-swappable power supplies and fans for redundancy
FCoE Support Compliant with T11 FCoE standards for bridging
Optical Transceiver Compatibility Supports SR and LR optical transceivers interchangeably
Enhanced Transmission Selection Implemented for optimized bandwidth allocation

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