The Brocade VA-40FC SAN switch delivers industry-leading performance in a compact 1U form factor with up to 40 Fibre Channel ports running at full 8 Gbps. This high performance Fibre Channel edge switch is ideal for server connectivity in large-scale enterprise SANs.

Adaptive Networking services optimize application performance in consolidated, virtual environments, and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies with integrated cooling fans deliver enterprise-class availability.

Brocade VA-40FC Features: 

Default mode

  • Access Gateway mode (Fabric Switch mode enabled via management tool)

Fibre Channel ports

  • Forty 8 Gbps universal ports (E, F, M, EX, FL)
  • Access Gateway default port mapping: 32 F_Ports, 8 N_Ports


  • Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum


  • 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

Aggregate Bandwidth:

  • 320 Gbps: 40 ports x 8 Gbps (data rate)

Port Types:

  • Brocade Access Gateway mode (default): F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port
  • Fabric Switch mode: FL_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror Port), E_Port, EX_Port (Fibre Channel Integrated Routing); self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional port type control

For pricing on new or used  Brocade VA-40FC switches, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.