Brocade 7800 Extension Switch

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Brocade 7800 Extension

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Manufacturer: Brocade
Part #: Brocade 7800 Extension
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Brocade 7800 Extension Switch

The Brocade 7800 SAN Switch combines best-in-class Fibre Channel, FICON, and FCIP performance, “pay-as-you-grow” scalability, and flexible deployment options for remote replication, backup, and migration. Up to sixteen 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and six 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports provide scalable bandwidth, port density, and throughput, extending and optimizing Storage Area Network (SAN) fabric connectivity over distance to support business continuity and disaster recovery applications.

Highlights include:

  • Maximizes flexibility with an extensible hardware platform and flexible software licensing to support a broad range of SAN extension requirements
  • Offers best-in-class Fibre Channel and FCIP port density, bandwidth, and throughput with up to sixteen 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and six 1 GbE ports in a 1U space
  • Scales from simple point-to-point up to comprehensive multisite enterprise extension solutions for open systems and mainframe environments
  • Maximizes replication, backup, and migration throughput over distance using advanced Fibre Channel frame compression, disk and tape protocol acceleration, and QoS-aware FCIP networking technology
  • Offers FCIP Trunking and Adaptive Rate Limiting to maximize WAN link utilization and resiliency
  • Enables consolidation while providing traffic isolation in mixed environments with Brocade Virtual Fabrics

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System Architecture
Fibre Channel ports 16 ports, universal (E, F, M, EX, and FL)
FCIP ports 6 ports, 1 GbE (VE, VEX)
Scalability Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum
Certified maximum Single fabric: 56 domains, 7 hops
Multiprotocol routing fabric: 19 hops
Fibre Channel performance 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 Gbps, 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, and 8 Gbps port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed. Speed matching between 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, and 8 Gbps ports.
FCIP performance 1 Gbps line speed
ISL Trunking Up to eight 8 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 64 Gbps per ISL trunk. There is no limit to how many trunk groups can be configured in the switch.
Fibre Channel aggregate bandwidth 128 Gbps: 16 ports at 8 Gbps (data rate)
FCIP aggregate bandwidth 6 Gbps: 6 ports at 1 Gbps (data rate)
Fabric latency 700 ns with no contention, cut-through routing at 8 Gbps
Maximum frame size 2112-byte payload
Maximum MTU size 1500-byte Ethernet packets with FCIP
Classes of service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
Port types FL_Port, F_Port, E_Port, EX_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), and self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port). For FCIP, VE_Port (Virtual E_Port), VEX_Port (Virtual EX_Port).
Data traffic types Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast
USB One USB port for system log file downloads or firmware upgrades
Media types Fibre Channel: Brocade hot-pluggable Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+, LC connector; Short-Wave Laser (SWL) and Long-Wave Laser (LWL); distance depends on fiber-optic cable and port speed; supports SFP+ (2, 4, and 8 Gbps) and SFP (1, 2, and 4 Gbps) optical transceivers


1 GbE: Brocade hot-pluggable optical SFP, Short-Wave Laser (SWL) and Long-Wave Laser (LWL); GbE Copper SFP; built-in RJ-45 copper (two GbE ports); distance depends on fiber-optic or copper cable and port speed

Fabric services Brocade Advanced Zoning, Dynamic Path Selection (DPS), FDMI, Enhanced Group Management (EGM), Frame Redirection, Registered State Change Notification (RSCN), Reliable Commit Service (RCS), and Simple Name Server (SNS). Optional fabric services include Brocade Adaptive Networking, Brocade Advanced Performance Monitoring, Brocade Fabric Watch, Brocade Integrated Routing, Brocade Server Application Optimization, Brocade Extended Fabrics, and Brocade ISL Trunking.
Licensing options The following optional extension features can be enabled via license keys:


  • Advanced Extension: Enables FCIP Trunking and Adaptive Rate Limiting
  • Adaptive Networking: Activates Fibre Channel and FCIP QoS functionality
  • Brocade 7800 Upgrade License: Enables all ports, additional FCIP tunnels, and open systems tape read/write pipelining
  • FICON Management Server: Control Unit Port (CUP) enables host control of switches in mainframe environments
  • Advanced Accelerator for FICON: Accelerates IBM zGM, mainframe tapes and z/OS host connection to Teradata systems over distance
Supported management software SSH v2, HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP v1/v3, Telnet; SNMP (FE MIB, FC Management MIB); Brocade Web Tools; Brocade Network Advisor; Brocade DCFM Professional, Professional Plus, and Enterprise (optional); SMI-S, RADIUS, LDAP
Security DH-CHAP (between switches and end devices), HTTPS, IPsec, IP Filtering, LDAP, Port Binding, RADIUS, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Secure Copy (SCP), Secure RPC, SSH v2, SSL, Switch Binding, Trusted Switch
Management access 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45), in-band over Fibre Channel ports; serial port (RJ-45) and one USB port
Diagnostics POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics, including FCping, Pathinfo (FCtraceroute), etc.

Back-to-front airflow; 1U, 19-inch EIA-compliant, power from back

Size Width: 43.2 cm (17.0 in)
Height: 4.5 cm (1.8 in)
Depth: 64.1 cm (25.2 in)
System weight 10.9 kg (24.0 lbs) with two power supplies, without SFP/SFP+
Temperature Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating: -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Humidity Operating: 10% to 85% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Altitude Operating: Up to 3000 m (9842 ft)
Storage: Up to 12 km (39,370 ft)
Shock Operating: 20 g, 6 ms, half-sine
Non-operating: 33 g, 11 ms, half-sine, 3/eg Axis
Vibration Operating: 0.5 g sine, 0.4 grms random, 5 to 500 Hz
Non-operating: 2.0 g sine, 1.1 grms random 5 to 500 Hz
Heat dissipation Maximum 22 ports: 590 BTU/hr
Airflow Maximum 60 CFM; nominal 44 CFM
Power supply Dual hot-swappable redundant power supplies
Power inlet C13
Input voltage 85 to 264 VAC nominal
Input line frequency 47 to 63 Hz
Inrush current Maximum of 60 amps for period of 10 to 150 ms
Power Nominal 145 watts; maximum 173 watts


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provided Brocade Switches are put through a rigorous refurbishment, reconditioning and testing process.
We guarantee our products to be:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered numbered by Brocade
  • Configured to exact user specifications
  • Fully refurbished to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • All hard drives are 72 hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

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