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Brocade 5300, Switch, managed, 80 x 8Gb Fibre Channel SFP+, rack-mountable, with

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As the value and volume of business data continue to rise, organizations need technology solutions that are easy to implement and manage, and that can grow and change with minimal disruption. The Brocade? 5300 Switch is designed to consolidate connectivity in rapidly growing mission-critical environments—combining 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps technology in configurations of 48, 64, or 80 ports in an efficiently designed 2U package. The combination of density, performance, and “pay-as-you-grow” scalability increases server and storage utilization while reducing complexity for virtualized servers and storage.

Deployed at the fabric core or at the edge of a tiered core-to-edge infrastructure, the Brocade 5300 operates seamlessly withexisting Brocade switches through native E_Port connectivity into Brocade Fabric OS® (FOS) or M-Enterprise OS (M-EOS)* environments. The evolutionary design makes it very efficient in power, cooling, and rack density—enabling medium- and large-scale server and storage consolidation. The Brocade 5300 also includes Adaptive Networking capabilities to more efficiently manage resources in highly consolidated environments while providing the highest service levels to data center applications. 

To consolidate server connectivity using Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), the Brocade 5300 is compatible with Brocade CEE/FCoE solutions.


  • Delivers full 8 Gbps 1:1 performance for up to 80 ports in a single-domain, optimized 2U form factor
  • Offers best-in-class port density and scalability for enterprise SAN switches along with redundant, hot-pluggable components and non-disruptive software upgrades
  • Features Ports on Demand capabilities for fast, easy, and cost-effective scalability from 48 to 80 ports in 16-port increments
  • Provides Adaptive Networking services such as Quality of Service (QoS) to help optimize application performance in consolidated, virtual environments
  • Supports Fibre Channel Integrated Routing for selective device sharing while maintaining remote fabric isolation for higher levels of scalability and fault isolation
  • Enables logical partitioning of switches and fabrics into virtual data and management domains through Virtual Fabrics
  • Utilizes the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard to simplify deployment, and is Microsoft Simple SAN-compatible (Brocade DCFM Professional is included for fabric-wide SAN monitoring and management

Fibre Channel ports:

  • 48-, 64-, and 80-port configurations (16-port increments via Ports on Demand licenses); universal (E, F, M, EX, FL) ports


  • Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum

Certified maximum:

  • Single Brocade FOS fabric: 56 domains, 19 hops
  • Single Brocade M-EOS fabric: 31 domains, 3 hops
  • Larger fabrics certified as required; consult Brocade or OEM SAN design documents for configuration details


  • 1.063 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 2.125 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gbps line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed; speed matching between 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps ports

ISL Trunking:

  • Frame-based trunking with up to eight 8 Gbps ports per ISL trunk with optional license; up to 64 Gbps per ISL trunk (8 ports × 8 Gbps [data rate])
  • Exchange-based load balancing across ISLs with DPS included in Fabric OS

Aggregate bandwidth:

  • 640 Gbps: 80 ports × 8 Gbps (data rate)

Fabric latency:

  • Locally switched ports 700 ns, latency between port groups less than 2.1 µsec with no contention, cut-through routing at 8 Gbps between locally switched groups

Maximum frame size:

  • 2112-byte payload

Frame buffers:

  • 1460 dynamically allocated, 268 maximum per port

Port types:

  • FL_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), E_Port, EX_Port (Fibre Channel Integrated Routing); selfdiscovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control

Data traffic types:

  • Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups) and broadcast


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