The Brocade 5300 SAN switch is an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel switch that allows medium and large-scale server and storage consolidation. Adaptive Networking capabilities deliver the greatest service levels for mission-critical data center applications.

In a space-conscious 2U form factor, the Brocade 5300 delivers a non-blocking architecture with up to 80 ports concurrently active at 8 Gbps (full duplex) with no over-subscription, for an overall bandwidth of 640 Gbps. 

And, the Brocade 5300 can support your organization as its needs expand – with Ports on Demand scalability from 48 to 64 or 80 ports.

Brocade 5300 Features: 

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-Enterprise OS (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)

For pricing on new or used  Brocade 5300 switches, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.