D ATA S H E E T
QLogic
5800V/5802V
Next-Generation SANs for Today’s Infrastructure
Fibre Channel Stackable Switch
What’s New?
••8Gb/“8Gb-ready” performance at affordable
prices­—Backwards compatible with 4Gb and 2Gb
devices and optics!
••“Always on” 10Gb stacking ports—No extra
cost to activate your storage networking backbone!
••20Gb ISL bandwidth on demand—Prepare for
the future without paying more today!
••Preferred Service included—24×7 call support
plus next-business-day hardware exchange
••Fabric Security now included!
••NPIV support for virtualized environments
••Higher port density
Same Great QLogic 5000 Series Value
••Cost-saving modular backbone architecture
–– Stability
–– Scalability and adaptability
–– Extended solution lifespan
••4-port expansion increments
••Easy to install and manage
–– QuickTools™ on-board GUI and CLI included
–– Adaptive Trunking included
••Powerful advanced software options
–– Enterprise Fabric Suite™
–– SANdoctor™
••Still the most cost-effective, high-performance
SAN switch available!
The newest addition to QLogic’s award-winning QLogic 5000 Series
unleashes powerful data access possibilities for small to large enterprise
customers. QLogic 5800V Stackable Switches offer SAN planners the best
choice to cost-effectively handle current needs now while preparing for
future known and unknown competitive business requirements.
•• Affordable entry as low as eight 8Gb device ports—plus four “always on”
10Gb stacking ports included (12 ports total)
•• 20Gb ISL bandwidth on demand—as needs change, upgrade your
stacking ports
•• Full backwards-compatibility with existing 4Gb and 2Gb infrastructure
•• Expandable to twenty 8Gb device ports per switch (24 ports total)—or
120 device ports per multi-switch stack
•• Choice of cost-optimized single power supply (SB5800V) or
high‑availability dual power supply (SB5802V) models
Migrate to 8Gb at Your Own Pace
Thanks to widespread corporate plans for server virtualization or
consolidation, along with the rapid adoption of multi-core processors, many
SAN users are already recognizing the need for 8Gb network speeds. At a
minimum, savvy IT managers know they must take the 8Gb transition into
account when making their next equipment purchases.
However, these same customers—and others who are not yet ready for
8Gb—also demand a solution that can be installed alongside existing
infrastructure without requiring large up-front payments for capabilities that
may be needed later.
QLogic’s field-proven modular backbone architecture, a key component of
the QLogic SAN lifecycle management framework, offers a powerful answer
to this dual request, allowing customers to build SANs that will last far into
the future while simultaneously providing the lowest cost of entry. The
QLogic 5800V switch reduces both capital expense (CAPEX) and operating
expense (OPEX) through all phases of technology roll‑out.

data sheet
QLogic 5800V/5802V Fibre Channel Stackable Switch
Next-Generation Stacking: A Good Idea Gets Better!
What Is Stacking?
Stackable switches, long familiar to Ethernet users, were
introduced for Fibre Channel by QLogic in 2003. Stacking cuts
complexity and costs by providing a stable, highly-expandable
transport for aggregate ISL traffic—eliminating the disruption,
port waste, and management hassles associated with using
device ports as ISLs.
QLogic 5800V lets you connect 8Gb, 4Gb, or 2Gb devices to a SAN
for about the same cost as competing 4Gb-only solutions, but the
investment protection advantages go much deeper! Unlike other
solutions, the 5800V can phase bandwidth provisioning incrementally
within your ISL fabric—the most performance-critical area of the
SAN.
1. Start with “Always On” 10Gb ISLs
Each QLogic 5800V ships with all four 10Gb stacking ports active
by default. Basic inter-switch connectivity is now included with
the product. Customers no longer need to take ISL port costs into
account when planning their SANs—every port they purchase may
now be connected directly to a server or storage device! (See
sidebar for more on stacking.)


True Backbone Value
In a stackable architecture, each switch features dedicated ports
for ISL; that is, for connecting to other switches. These ports offer
much greater bandwidth than the regular data/device ports, and
therefore require far fewer connections to achieve specific
bandwidth goals.
At their default 10Gb setting, the four stacking ports provide over
50Gb of additional bandwidth per switch—the equivalent of six extra
8Gb ports!
10Gb ISL speed provides more than enough bandwidth for customers
in the early stages of their 8Gb migration, when many switch ports
are still attached to 4Gb storage and other legacy devices.
2. 20Gb Bandwidth On Demand
Need more server or storage ports? Simply add another
switch to the stack—no need to move existing cables or
disrupt devices.
When a majority of QLogic device ports are eventually connected
to 8Gb devices, additional inter-switch bandwidth may be desired. At that point, customers can nondisruptively upgrade the ISL ports
on one or more switches to 20Gb. At 20Gb, this is the only ISL
technology that perfectly complements 8Gb device speeds and
extends the stability, cost savings, and performance benefits of a
true backbone architecture to next-generation SANs.
Affordable Now—Big Savings Later
••Low initial cost—Out-of-the-box, dual-speed QLogic 5000
products provide superior performance at a price-per-port that
is competitive with single-speed, nonstacking edge switches.
••Reduced expansion costs—Multiswitch QLogic networks
require up to 50 percent fewer switches to achieve the same
device port counts, and because each stacking port matches
the throughput of three device ports, QLogic ISL connections
are far less expensive per unit of bandwidth. For instance, a
single 20Gb connection (25.5Gbps actual line rate, 51Gbps
full‑duplex) saves six 8Gb device ports for devices and
eliminates the need for six expensive 8Gb SFPs. Stacking has
never made more sense from a budget versus performance
perspective!
••Longer product and topology lifespan—Other vendors force
customers to take a nonlinear “rip and replace” approach to
SAN growth, offering a limited solution at the low end, followed
by a radically different architecture as the installation matures. QLogic’s modular ISL backbone helps customers pace
investments and deployment activities predictably over time,
with fewer wrong turns and reversals—even when corporate
strategies and directions change.
IT managers now have all the network headroom they need to
deploy new applications and technologies with confidence. Best
of all, because 20Gb uses the same cables/connectors as 10Gb,
customers can upgrade their entire SAN at the click of a mouse—
without touching a cable or purchasing any new hardware. Only
QLogic offers such a cost-deferred “pay-as-you-grow” plan for the
8Gb transition.
Easy to Install and Manage
•• Installation and configuration wizards—From basic switch
setup to advanced zoning and extended distance configuration,
the QLogic 5800V automates routines to make deployment a
snap. Installation is a three-step, point-and-click process. Selfconfiguring switch ports automatically adjust to 8Gb, 4Gb, or 2Gb
device speeds.
50902-00 F

2
data sheet
QLogic 5800V/5802V Fibre Channel Stackable Switch
•• Fabric Security (now included)—Provides the right mix of
advanced protection features for user, connection, and device
security. This includes support for remote authentication
dial‑in user service (RADIUS) authentication, and SSH and SSL
encryption. Device connection security uses Fibre Channel
Security Protocol (FC-SP), DH-CHAP, and FC-GS-4 CT.
•• On-board GUI—No software to load. Just point a web browser
at any switch and manage the entire fabric from that location. No
matter what your level of expertise, the web-based QuickTools
interface has all you need for basic fabric management. For
advanced administration of larger SANs, the optional Enterprise
Fabric Suite application provides an unprecedented level of
intuitive control.
•• Enterprise Fabric Suite (optional)—Reduce software costs
while managing the SAN your way with unprecedented levels of
control. Enterprise Fabric Suite bundles high-value enterprise
features such as Fabric Tracker, Performance View, Port Threshold
Alarms, Stack Management, and mPort™ movable port activation
into a single site-licensed package. You’ll spend less time and
money licensing individual features or worrying about “balloon
payment” per-switch fees as your SAN grows.
•• Stack management—With Enterprise Fabric Suite, users can
manage stacks of 5000 Series products as a single device,
loading firmware, applying security configuration changes, or
handling user and SNMP administration for up to six switches
simultaneously.
Fast, Reliable Performance
•• Full bandwidth architecture—The QLogic 5800V provides
uncontested “wire speed” bandwidth at every port—a total of
544Gbps per switch! Plus, the dedicated 10Gb/20Gb ISL transport
makes it easy to create nonblocking multiswitch configurations. ISL capacity expands automatically as device port count grows,
ensuring a consistent user experience.
•• SANdoctor (optional)—An extensive set of diagnostic tools for
trouble-shooting problems in your fabric. SANdoctor includes
media digital diagnostics, fabric trace route, and fabric ping.
Interoperability
•• Fully compatible with other QLogic switches—Mix and
match in stacks with all 5000 Series products (2Gb, 4Gb, or 8Gb). The QLogic 5800V is also compatible with FC-SW-2-compliant
switches made by other vendors.
•• Adaptive Trunking—There are no extra costs or complicated
license schemes. QLogic Adaptive Trunking optimizes ISL use
and performance by pooling the capacity of multiple 20Gb,
10Gb, or 8Gb links into a single high-speed pipeline. Trunks
are employed automatically, eliminating the need for manual
configuration. Unlike other trunking implementations, trunked
ports need not be sequential, and can be spread across multiple
switches. Switch-on-exchange design supports intelligent path
selection, fabric shortest path first, and virtual trunking.
•• Interoperable with all major storage, server, application,
and infrastructure vendors—SNMP support, an API, and an
SMI-S agent for integration into popular third-party management
applications
Virtualization Support
A variety of reliability features enable the QLogic 5800V to deliver
overall system availability greater than 99.999 percent.
N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)—Support comes standard across
the entire QLogic switch portfolio, allowing full integration and
interoperability with applications, such as VMware®, and hardware,
including leading transparent blade solutions from IBM®, HP®, and
others. Only QLogic delivers end-to-end NPIV support on Fibre
Channel Adapters and switches.
•• I/O StreamGuard™ registered state change notification
(RSCN)—Guaranteed bandwidth for time-sensitive applications
such as video streaming
•• Hardware-enforced zoning by WWN
•• Hot-swappable dual power supply options
Investment Protection
•• Nondisruptive code load and activation (NDCLA)
QLogic 5800V provides low total cost of ownership (TCO), extended
product life, and a phased “pay-as-you-grow” approach that
will enhance any company’s long-term financial strategy. Make
business-critical applications and personnel more productive
with a next-generation QLogic SAN—the best choice for today’s
infrastructure and tomorrow’s.
Powerful, Intuitive Software
QLogic Fibre Channel switches use the same code base, which means
that QLogic switches are backward and forward compatible—you
will need to learn only one set of management tools.
•• QuickTools—Embedded Java® Web applet for device discovery,
device management, zoning, and fabric management. QuickTools
includes a configuration wizard and QLogic drag-and-drop
zoning, the industry’s most intuitive zoning method.
50902-00 F

3
data sheet
QLogic 5800V/5802V Fibre Channel Stackable Switch
Fibre Channel Specifications
Fibre Channel Protocols
•• Physical Interface (FC-PI-3)
•• Line Services (FC-LS)
•• Framing and Signaling (FC-FS-2)
•• Generic Services (FC-GS/FC-GS-2/FC-GS-3/
FCGS-4/FC-GS-5) except for enhanced zoning
•• Switch Fabric (FC-SW-2/FC-SW-3/FC-SW-4)
•• Arbitrated Loop Rev. 4.6 (FC-AL)
•• Arbitrated Loop-2 Rev. 7.0 (FC-AL-2)
•• Fibre Loop Attachment (FC-FLA)
•• Tape Technical Report (FC-Tape)
•• Virtual Interface Architecture Mapping (FC-VI)
•• Fabric Element MIB Specification (RFC 2837)
•• Fibre Alliance MIB Specification (Version 4.0)
•• Methodologies for Interconnects (FC-MI-2)
•• Device Attach (FC-DA; Security Protocols (FC-SP)
Fibre Channel Classes of Service
•• Class 2, Class 3, and Class F (inter-switch
frames) connectionless
Modes of Operation
•• Fabric, public loop, broadcast
Scalability
Ports Per Chassis
•• Eight to twenty 8Gbps ports (upgradable in 4-port
increments)
•• Four 10/20Gbps XPAK MSA-compliant ports
(10Gbps default; upgradable to 20Gbps)
Multiswitch Fabric Support
•• All topologies including stack, cascade, cascaded
loop, and mesh
•• Multiple 10/20Gbps or 8Gbps links
•• Adaptive trunking and intelligent path selection
Maximum Frame Sizes
User interface
•• 2,148 bytes (2,112 byte payload)
•• LEDs, command line console, and Web utilities
Per-port Buffering
•• ASIC-embedded memory (nonshared)
•• Guaranteed 16-credit, multiread port buffer, up to
13km at 2Gbps, and 2km at 10Gbps
•• 5802V: Dual, hot-swap power supplies/fans 
5800V: Single integrated power supply
•• Extended distance through credit donation
•• Optional rail mount kit
•• Front-to-back air flow
Media
•• RoHS compliant
•• Hot-pluggable, industry-standard 3.3V SFP+
transceivers for 8Gbps ports
•• Hot-pluggable, industry-standard XPAK optics or
copper stacking cables for 10/20Gbps ports
•• Compatible with 4Gbps and 2Gbps SFPs
Supported SFP Types
•• Shortwave/longwave (optical) and active copper
Maximum Media Transmission Ranges
•• Device ports (2Gbps)
–– Shortwave optical: 500m (1,640ft.)
–– Longwave optical: 10km (6.2mi.)
•• Stacking ports (10Gbps)
–– Shortwave optical: 300m (984ft.)
–– Longwave optical: 2km (1.2mi.)
Cable Types
•• 50/62.5 micron multimode fiber optic
•• 9 micron single-mode fiber optic
•• Interoperable with leading SAN management
applications
Fabric Management
•• All ports are universal, auto-discovering, selfconfiguring, and assume the following states:
F_Port, FL_port, E_port, G_Port, and GL_Port
•• CLI
•• 5800V: 6.8kg (15lbs)
Environmental and Equipment
Specifications
Operating
•• Temperature: 5°–40°C (41°–104°F)
•• Humidity: 10–90% noncondensing
•• Altitude: 0–10,000 feet
•• Vibration: 5–500Hz, 0.27g, 5 sweeps
•• Shock: 3.5g, 3ms, half sine, 20 repetitions
Nonoperating
•• Temperature: –20°–70°C (–4–158 °F)
•• Humidity: 10–95% noncondensing
•• Shock: 50g, 4216 mmps, 13msec, 3 axis
Electrical
•• Voltage: 100–240VAC; 50–60Hz
•• Power load: 1A at 120VAC; 0.5A at 240VAC
•• Power consumption:
Agency Approvals—Product Safety
•• Enterprise Fabric Suite (optional)
•• API, GS-4 Management Server (including FDMI),
SNMP, RADIUS, FTP, TFTP, and SMI-S
•• 2/4/8Gbps, 10/20Gbps full duplex. All ports auto
negotiate with slower devices or ports
•• 10/100 Ethernet BaseT (RJ45), serial port
(RS‑232 with DB9), and inband (Fibre Channel)
•• Fabric latency less than 0.2µs
Diagnostics
•• Cut-through routing
•• Power-on self test (POST)
Fabric Point-to-Point Bandwidth
•• Optional SANdoctor fabric diagnostics software
•• 1700MBps full duplex on 8Gbps ports
Fabric Services
•• 5100MBps full duplex on 20Gbps ports
•• Simple name server, hardware-based zoning,
RSCN, I/O StreamGuard, multichassis in-order
delivery, automatic path selection, FDMI, NPIV
support, and IPv6 support
•• 5802V: 8.16kg (18lbs)
–– 5800V: 73W nominal; 83W typical maximum
•• QuickTools Web applet
Access Methods
•• 544Gbps per chassis; nonblocking architecture
Weight
–– 5802V: 80W nominal; 90W typical maximum
Fabric Port Speeds
Aggregate Bandwidth
•• H×W×D: 43.2×432×500mm (1.7×17×20in)
•• Vibration: 2 to 200Hz, 0.5g, 5 sweeps
•• Compatible with FC-SW-2 compliant switches
including Brocade®, Cisco®, and McDATA®
Management Methods
Dimensions
•• Altitude: 0–50,000 feet
Interoperability
Port Types
Performance Features
Mechanical/Power/Cooling
50902-00 F

•• US/Canada: UL/cUL, 60950-1
•• Europe: EN60950, CB Scheme-IEC 60950-1, CE,
TUV, Low Voltage Directive
•• Russia: GOST R
Agency Approvals—EMI/EMC
•• Meets Class A emissions and immunity
requirements for USA, Canada, Europe, Australia,
New Zealand, Korea, and Japan
4
data sheet
QLogic 5800V/5802V Fibre Channel Stackable Switch
Corporate Headquarters
International Offices
QLogic Corporation
26650 Aliso Viejo Parkway
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.389.6000
www.qlogic.com
UK | Ireland | Germany | France | India | Japan | China | Hong Kong | Singapore | Taiwan
© 2011 QLogic Corporation. Specifications are subject to change without notice. All rights reserved worldwide. QLogic, the QLogic logo, QuickTools, Enterprise Fabric Suite, SANdoctor, I/O StreamGuard, and mPort are trademarks or registered trademarks of QLogic
Corporation. Java is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. HP is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. IBM is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation. VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. All other brand and product names
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information supplied by QLogic Corporation is believed to be accurate and reliable. QLogic Corporation assumes no responsibility for any errors in this brochure. QLogic Corporation reserves
the right, without notice, to make changes in product design or specifications.
50902-00 F

5