Brocade 300 Switch

Build your entry-level SAN on the right foundation

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As the volume and value of your business data increase, a rapid-to-deploy, highly efficient, and easily managed SAN is a must-have. The Brocade 300 Switch offers SAN connectivity that simplifies network infrastructure, boosts system performance, maximizes virtual server deployments — and reduces storage costs.

Scale up, pay as you grow: Smart hardware and software features make the Brocade 300 Switch easy to integrate into a wide range of IT environments. With ports on demand, your organization can expand without hassles—paying for extra capacity only when you need it.

Build at the core or the edge: Build the storage network you need. The Brocade 300 Switch is the right choice whether you’re provisioning an entry-level SAN or adding an edge switch to a core-to-edge SAN environment.

Simplify management with the right tools: With super-simple setup and comprehensive fabric management for multi-switch environments, the Brocade 300 Switch makes network management far easier. The bottom line? You spend less time and money on routine tasks and use your expensive IT resources far more efficiently.


Simple, flexible, and scalable

  • Scale easily from 8 to 24 ports with Ports-on-Demand (PoD)
  • Operate seamlessly with existing Brocade switches through E_Port connectivity
  • Manage multi-switch environments easily with Brocade Network Advisor


High-performance Fibre Channel

  • Give applications fast storage access with an optimized 8 Gbps Fibre Channel network
  • Enable efficient resource management and LAN-free backup with SAN-based architecture
  • Support 192 Gbps of uncongested throughput high-performance data transfers


Comprehensive san management capabilities

  • Allow fast, easy setup and configuration with the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard
  • Provide comprehensive data center fabric management with Brocade Network Advisor
  • Simplify management with easy firmware uploads and error/system file retrieval


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Specification Value
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Bandwidth 192
Bandwidth UOM Gb/s
Total Line Rate Ports 8 to 24 @ 8 Gb/s
Power Text 0.30 watts / Gb/s, fixed power supply
Frame Based ISL Trunking 64 Gb/s frame-based trunk (optional)
Access Gateway Supports
FICON Support Not available
Size (mm) 428.8(W) x 42.9(H) x 306.6(D)
Certified Maximum Single Brocade FOS fabric: 56 domains, 19 hops Single Brocade M-EOS fabric*: 31 domains, 3 hopsLarger fabrics certified as required; consult Brocade or OEM SAN design documents for configuration details
Administration Guide28 i
Compatibility Document3 i
Data Sheet1 i
Design Guide8 i
eBook1 i
End of Life1 i
Errata5 i
Infographic2 i
Recycling Instructions1 i
Reference Manual19 i
Security Advisory2 i
Specification1 i
User Guide13 i
White Papers6 i

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