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Product Line: Brocade 300 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The NA-360-0008-300 Brocade features 8-, 16-, and 24-port configurations with universal (E, F, M, FL) ports, supporting up to 239 switches in a full fabric architecture and offering 192 Gbps aggregate bandwidth. It provides low fabric latency of 700 ns at 8 Gbps with 700 dynamically allocated frame buffers, supporting a maximum frame size of 2112-byte payload. Designed for flexibility, it supports Class 2, Class 3, and Class F services, facilitating unicast, multicast, and broadcast data traffic types, with connectivity enhanced by an 8 Gbps hot-pluggable SFP+ with LC connector for various optical reach requirements.

Key Feature for the NA-360-0008-300

  • What are the available Fibre Channel port configurations in switch mode?
    In switch mode, the configurations available are 8-, 16-, and 24-port setups, adjustable in 8-port increments through Ports On Demand licenses. These ports are universal, supporting E, F, M, and FL port types.
  • How does the Access Gateway Default Port Mapping distribute its ports?
    The Access Gateway Default Port Mapping allocates 16 F_Ports and 8 N_Ports.
  • What is the maximum number of switches that can be interconnected in a full fabric architecture?
    Up to 239 switches can be interconnected in a full fabric architecture.
  • What are the domain and hop limitations for a single Brocade FOS fabric?
    A single Brocade FOS fabric supports up to 56 domains and 19 hops.
  • What is the aggregate bandwidth capacity?
    The aggregate bandwidth is 192 Gbps, calculated as 24 ports multiplied by 8 Gbps.
  • What maximum latency is expected in the fabric with no contention?
    The maximum fabric latency with no contention and cut-through routing at 8 Gbps is 700 ns.
  • What is the maximum frame size supported?
    The maximum frame size supported is a 2112-byte payload.
  • How are frame buffers allocated per port?
    There are 700 dynamically allocated frame buffers, with up to 484 maximum per port.
  • What classes of service are supported by the fabric switches?
    The fabric switches support Class 2, Class 3, and Class F (inter-switch frames).
  • What types of data traffic can the fabric switches handle?
    Fabric switches are capable of handling unicast, multicast (up to 255 groups), and broadcast data traffic types.

Product Review

The Brocade NA-360-0008-300 offers a flexible port configuration, supporting 8-, 16-, and 24-port setups which can be adjusted through Ports On Demand licenses, accommodating various network sizes and demands. However, it's limited to a maximum of 239 switches in a fabric architecture, potentially restricting expansion in large-scale deployments. The switch provides an aggregate bandwidth of 192 Gbps across 24 ports, ensuring efficient data handling, but its maximum fabric latency of 700 ns might impact performance in highly sensitive environments.


The Brocade NA-360-0008-300 is a Fibre Channel switch designed to support the demanding environments of modern data centers. It offers configurations of 8, 16, and 24 ports, which can be expanded in increments of 8 ports through Ports On Demand licenses. These ports serve multiple roles, such as E, F, M, and FL ports, adapting to a range of network topologies and needs. In its role as an Access Gateway, the default port mapping includes 16 F_Ports and 8 N_Ports, focusing on flexibility and efficiency in network design. This switch is built for scalability, supporting a full fabric architecture that can include up to 239 switches. Within a single Brocade FOS fabric, the network can span 56 domains and 19 hops, and for a Brocade M-Enterprise OS (M-EOS) fabric, it supports up to 31 domains and 3 hops. This scalability is crucial for growing enterprises that need to expand their network infrastructure without compromising on performance or reliability. The hardware boasts an aggregate bandwidth of 192 Gbps, calculated from 24 ports operating at 8 Gbps each. This high-speed data transfer capability is complemented by a maximum fabric latency of just 700 ns under no contention, achieved through cut-through routing. The switch also supports a maximum frame size of 2112-byte payload, with 700 dynamically allocated frame buffers, ensuring efficient data handling and transmission across the network. Key hardware specifications include:
  • 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports with support for hot-pluggable SFP+ and LC connectors.
  • A USB port for management and configuration.
  • Physical dimensions of 42.88 cm in width, 4.29 cm in height, and 30.66 cm in depth, with a system weight of 4.2 kg without SFP/SFP+ media.
The system is designed to operate in a wide range of environmental conditions. It can function at temperatures from 0°C to 40°C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -25°C to 70°C. Humidity tolerance is also broad, with operating conditions from 10% to 85% non-condensing and storage conditions from 10% to 95% non-condensing. Additionally, it can operate at altitudes up to 3000 meters, ensuring reliability in various physical locations. It supports Class 2, Class 3, and Class F (inter-switch frames) services, accommodating diverse data traffic types including unicast, multicast (up to 255 groups), and broadcast. This versatility ensures that the switch can handle a wide range of network demands. The inclusion of 8 Gbps technology, with options for Short-Wavelength Laser (SWL) and Long-Wavelength Laser, ensures that the switch can maintain high performance over varying distances, depending on the fiber-optic cable and port speed used. In summary, the Brocade NA-360-0008-300 is a high-capacity, flexible solution for enterprise networks, delivering high-speed connectivity, scalability, and reliability to meet the needs of modern data centers. Its comprehensive design and advanced features ensure it can support a wide range of network architectures and traffic types, making it a versatile choice for organizations looking to expand their network infrastructure.


Part NumberBrocade NA-360-0008-300
Fibre Channel PortsModes: Switch (default) with 8, 16, 24-port settings (expandable in 8-port steps via Ports On Demand); supports E, F, M, FL ports
Access Gateway Port Configuration16 F_Ports and 8 N_Ports by default
Network ExpansionSupports up to 239 switches in a fabric, 56 domains, 19 hops in FOS; 31 domains, 3 hops in M-EOS
Total Bandwidth192 Gbps across 24 ports at 8 Gbps per port
Lowest Fabric Latency700 ns without contention, using cut-through routing at 8 Gbps
Maximum Transmission Unit2112 bytes
Buffer Allocation700 dynamic, up to 484 per port
Service ClassesClass 2, Class 3, Class F (for inter-switch communications)
Supported Traffic TypesUnicast, multicast (up to 255 groups), broadcast
Performance8 Gbps with Brocade-compatible SFP+ modules, supports SWL and LWL; performance varies by cable and speed
Interfaces1 USB port
DimensionsWidth: 42.88 cm, Height: 4.29 cm, Depth: 30.66 cm
Weight4.2 kg without SFP/SFP+ modules
Operational Temperature0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature-25°C to 70°C
Humidity Range10% to 85% (operating), 10% to 95% (storage)
Maximum Operating AltitudeUp to 3000 meters
Maximum Storage AltitudeUp to 12 km

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