Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switches data sheet

Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switches
Multiservice IP SDN Switches
••Optimized for the increasing
business needs in the data center and
campus of commercial enterprises,
higher education, and public sector
••Fully distributed, non-blocking, and
programmable architecture with up to
3.84 Tbps fabric capacity for maximum
performance and investment protection
••Wire-speed forwarding performance for
all software features, including Ethernet,
VLAN, IPv4, IPv6, IPsec, MACsec, and
OpenFlow capabilities
••High-availability design with redundant
management modules, switch fabrics,
power supplies, and fans; hitless failover
and hitless software upgrades
••Hardware support for OpenFlow 1.3
in the industry’s only true hybrid port
mode, enabling Software-Defined
Networking (SDN) to seamlessly
interwork with existing network
The way enterprise organizations communicate and conduct business has
changed dramatically in the past decade. Services such as high-definition
video streaming, hybrid cloud services, and anytime/anywhere mobile
connectivity not only consume an enormous amount of network capacity,
but also create a greater degree of complexity for network operations. As
a result, today’s network planners are seeking solutions that provide the
right mix of scalability, performance, programmability, and operational
The Brocade® MLXe Enterprise Switches are built with a state-of-the-art,
sixth-generation, network processor-based architecture and terabit-scale
switch fabrics to provide a rich set of high-performance Layer 2, IPv4,
IPv6, wire-speed encryption, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
services. As a result, these switches address the increasing business
needs in the data center and campuses of commercial enterprises, higher
education, and public sector organizations.
Flexibility, Scale, and Investment
Protection without Performance
Industry-Leading SDN for
Programmatic Control
of the Network
The Brocade MLXe Enterprise
Switches are optimized for IP Ethernet
deployments, providing symmetric scaling
with chassis options that include 4- and
8-slot systems. These switches offer
industry-leading wire-speed port capacity
without compromising the performance of
advanced software capabilities. Support
for dense wire-speed 100 GbE, 40 GbE,
10 GbE and 1 GbE, flexible MAC and
route scale and port-level hardware based
encryption (IPsec and MACsec) in these
multiple modular chassis sizes support
the needs for campus and data center
core and border in all organizations.
Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
is a powerful new network paradigm
that promises breakthrough levels of
customization, agility, and scale, enabling
more open, automated, and efficient
networks. The Brocade MLXe Enterprise
Switches enable SDN through support
for the OpenFlow protocol. This open
protocol allows communication between
an OpenFlow-enabled controller and
an OpenFlow-enabled switch for
the purpose of controlling network
forwarding behavior. Using this approach,
organizations can separate fine-grained
flow control from the individual forwarding
Brocade SDN Controller
and the Brocade MLXe
Enterprise Switch
The Brocade MLX Series operates
seamlessly under the Brocade SDN
Controller. This controller is a qualityassured edition of the OpenDaylight
controller code supported by an
established networking provider and
its leaders within the OpenDaylight
devices and control their entire network
programmatically. The flexibility for
customized and dynamic end-user or
application-centric flow control with this
approach helps transform the network
into a platform for innovative new
services and application models while
helping maximize resource utilization and
automate decisions based on policy and
real-time analytics.
The Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switches
support OpenFlow 1.3 in Hybrid Port
Mode. This innovative forwarding
architecture allows concurrent support
of traditional switching protocols and
the OpenFlow protocol for SDN on
the same port. This approach enables
deployment of a single switch with
simultaneous support for both traditional
switching and SDN on a single port. This
highly differentiated capability enables
interworking between legacy networking
and the New IP, allowing SDN to be
applied to immediate business needs
while providing a pragmatic path to a
SDN architecture. The sixth-generation
Brocade VersaScale™ processor of the
Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switches
provides hardware support for all
protocols, including OpenFlow. This
programmable forwarding engine delivers
the leading scale and performance of
hardware with the flexibility of software
that organizations need in the demanding
yet dynamic environments of modern
IT driven by mobile, social, and cloud
Designed for
Non-Stop Networking
Designed to enable reliable converged
infrastructures and support missioncritical applications, the Brocade MLXe
Enterprise Switch features advanced
redundant switch fabric architecture for
very high availability. The architecture
helps ensure that the system continues
to operate at peak performance even in
the case of a switch fabric card failure.
In the highly unlikely case of additional
fabric failures, the advanced architecture
allows the system to continue operating as
the system tunes its performance to the
remaining fabric capacity.
The advanced fabric architecture is
complemented by comprehensive
hardware redundancy for the
management modules, power supplies,
and cooling system. In addition, the
Brocade NetIron Operating System
(NIOS) offers hitless management
failover for IPv4 and IPv6 with Open
Shortest Path First (OSPF), IS-IS, and
IP multicast non-stop routing, and
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Graceful
Restart capabilities—as well as hitless
(in-service) software upgrades to further
enhance both system availability and
overall network availability. To maintain
continuous operations in data centers
and metro networks, the innovative
Brocade Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT)
feature provides fast link and node
failover protection while simultaneously
maximizing network utilization.
Additionally, the robust control plane of
the Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switch
is proven in thousands of missioncritical deployments around the globe,
supporting networks with the highest
802.1AE (MACsec), which provides highdensity, 128-bit, port-based, hop-by-hop
encryption at wire-speed for 10 Gbe and
1 GbE.
Advanced Capabilities for a
Broad Range of Applications
Simplified Service Management To
simplify the manageability of Ethernet
services, the Brocade MLXe Enterprise
Switch leverages Brocade Network
Advisor, an application that unifies network
management for all Brocade products.
In addition, the sFlow-based technology
utilized by Brocade Network Advisor
reduces network downtime with proactive
monitoring, traffic analysis, and reporting.
The Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switch
provides a wide range of capabilities
to support advanced applications and
services in the most demanding network
environments, including the data center
and campus.
In-Flight Data Security without
Compromising Network
The Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switches
provides inline IPsec encryption at
wire speed, ensuring security of all
data at Layer 3 across a network link
without compromising performance
or complicating deployment models.
With support for four ports of 10/1 GbE
(combo) and four ports of 1 GbE, the IPsec
interface module supports an industryleading capacity of more than 44 Gbps
encrypted traffic per half-slot and up to
32 10 GbE ports of IPsec-encrypted
traffic in a single system. The port-based
IPsec does not require spate encryption
services modules, allowing for more
free slots in the chassis for additional
interface modules, simplifying sparing
configuration and operations and reducing
upfront capex. Built on the innovative
Brocade VersaScale™ processor, the
programmable forwarding engine
enables in-line hardware support for one
of the strongest commercially available
cryptographic suites—IPsec Suite B—with
support for AES 256-bit keys. For data
security at Layer 2, the Brocade MLXe
Enterprise Switches also support IEEE
The Brocade MLXe Enterprise
Switch Interface
The Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switch
provides a wide range of leading-edge
Ethernet modules for 1 GbE, 10 GbE,
40 GbE, and 100 GbE that enable
organizations to use a single platform for
many applications. For more information
about these modules, see Tables 1 and 2.
Brocade Global Services
The standards-based sFlow technology
supported by the Brocade MLXe
Enterprise Switches provides traffic
monitoring technology, enabling
unprecedented visibility into real-time
network usage. Integrated into the line
module hardware, the sFlow technology
enables the monitoring of high-speed
links without impacting performance.
Brocade Global Services has the
expertise to help organizations build
scalable, efficient cloud infrastructures.
Leveraging 15 years of expertise in
storage, networking, and virtualization,
Brocade Global Services delivers worldclass professional services, technical
support, and education services,
enabling organizations to maximize
their Brocade investments, accelerate
new technology deployments, and
optimize the performance of networking
Enabling Green Operations
Affordable Acquisition Options
Although adding routers to address
bandwidth shortage might initially solve
the capacity problem, it does so at the
expense of the environment and the
opportunity to reduce energy and space
costs. Any new solution that fails to
reduce energy consumption is only a
partial answer to the problem. Each new
generation of line modules in the MLXe
Enterprise switch consumes less energy
per bit than the previous generation while
significantly increasing throughput per
module. In addition, the switches provide
industry-leading port densities for 1 GbE,
10 GbE, 40 GbE, and 100 GbE interfaces,
efficiently consolidating more services and
collapsing network layers.
Brocade Capital Solutions helps
organizations easily address their IT
requirements by offering flexible network
acquisition and support alternatives.
Organizations can select from purchase,
lease, Brocade Network Subscription,
and Brocade Subscription Plus options to
align network acquisition with their unique
capital requirements and risk profiles.
To learn more, visit
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To help optimize technology investments,
Brocade and its partners offer complete
solutions that include professional
services, technical support, and education.
For more information, contact a Brocade
sales partner or visit
Table 1. Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switch Interface Modules.
Versions Supported
Interface Module
24×1 GbE RJ45
24×1 GbE Fiber
48×1 GbE MRJ21
8×10 GbE
24×10 GbE
20×10 GbE
20×1 GbE (upgradable to 10 GbE)
4×10 GbE IPsec
4×40 GbE
2×100 GbE CFP2
Table 2. Supported Route Table Scalability for Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switch Interface Modules.
Interface Module Version
Supported Route Table Scalability
Up to 256,000 IPv4 routes
Up to 64,000 IPv6 routes
Up to 512,000 IPv4 routes
Up to 256,000 IPv6 routes
Up to 1 million IPv4 routes
Up to 240,000 IPv6 routes
Up to 2.4 million IPv4 routes
Up to 1.8 million IPv6 routes
Technology Summary
Comprehensive, wire-speed, dual-stack
IPv4/IPv6 routing support based on the
Brocade NetIron OS:
••High-performance, robust routing using
Forwarding Information Base (FIB)
programming in hardware
for IPv6, and BGP-4/BGP-MP for IPv6
••Secure Multi-VRF routing for supporting
virtual routing applications
••127-bit IPv6 interface addresses
Industry-leading scalability up to:*
••2.4 million IPv4 routes in hardware (FIB)
••1.8 million IPv6 routes in hardware (FIB)
••153,600 multicast routes
••2,000 BGP peers per system
••4,094 VLANs and up to 2 million MAC
10 million BGP routes
Software-Defined Networking (SDN):
••OpenFlow 1.3: QoS (for metering and
enqueue), Group Table (select and
fast failover), QinQ (TAG type autorecognition), Active-Standby Controller,
IPv6, Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2
(controller interface)
••Hitless Layer 2/3 failover with stateful
OSPF IS-IS and BGP Graceful Restart
••Hitless (in-service) software upgrades
with Graceful Restart
Advanced QoS:
••Hierarchical Quality of Service (H-QoS):
Supports up to four levels of hierarchy—
port, logical port (optional), customer
(optional), and service
••Inbound and outbound two-rate threecolor traffic policers with accounting
••WRED support for congestion
Eight distinct priority levels
management and precedence dropping
(tunable via configuration)
••Support for hybrid queue servicing
disciplines: Mixed, Strict Priority, and
Weighted Fair Queuing
Comprehensive hardware-based security
and policies:
••Layer 2/3 ACLs (both inbound and
••Granular ACL accounting (both inbound
••128-bit MAC-layer encryption
••Multi-Chassis Trunking with support for
up to 512 clients (Active/Active mode
or Active/Standby mode for Active/
Passive access for client ports)
Full suite of unicast and multicast IPv4
and IPv6 routing protocols:
••Supported IPv4 protocols include RIP,
OSPF, BGP-4, IS-IS, PIM-DM, PIMSM/SSM, IGMP, BGP-MP for multicast,
MSDP, Anycast RP, PIM Multicast
ECMP, and RPF shortcut
••Supported IPv6 protocols include
RIPng, OSPFv3, IS-IS for IPv6, BGPMP for IPv6 (BGP4+), PIM-SM/SSM,
MLD, VRRPv6, IPv6 Non-Stop Routing
(NSR), VRRP-E, PIM Multicast ECMP,
and RPF shortcut
••Up to 32,000 flows supported
••IPv4/IPv6 Receive ACLs
••IPv6 ACL-Based Rate Limiting
••ACL Editing
••Port-based network access control
••Redundant management modules
••Redundant switch fabrics
••Redundant power supplies and cooling
••ARP inspection for static entries
••Multi-port Static ARP and Static MAC
••256-bit Suite B Algorithm IP-layer
••Hardware-based packet filtering
••Hardware-based Policy-Based Routing
••Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
Superior high-availability design:
unicast rate limits
and outbound)
••Brocade OpenFlow in hybrid port mode
with support for sFlow, and IP, and with
protected VLAN for additional flexibility
••Broadcast, multicast, and unknown
using 802.1x or MAC port security
••Root guard and BPDU guard
* Scalability limits depend on configured system parameters, -DM/-X/-X2 module types, licenses, system profile selected, and
routing database complexity.
Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switches At a Glance
Interface slots
Switch fabric capacity
1.92 Tbps
3.84 Tbps
Data forwarding capacity
1.6 Tbps
3.2 Tbps
Packet routing performance
1.6 billion pps
2.38 billion pps
Maximum 100 GbE ports
Maximum 40 GbE ports
Maximum 10 GbE ports
Maximum 1 GbE ports
Height (inches/rack units)
8.71 in./5RU
12.21 in./7RU
Management module redundancy
Switch fabric redundancy
Power supply redundancy
Side to back
Side to back
Maximum DC power consumption (W)
Maximum AC power consumption (W)
(100-240 VAC)
Maximum thermal output (BTU/HR)
17.20 in. W × 8.71 in. H × 23.0 in. D
17.20 in. W × 12.21 in. H × 24.0 in. D
(43.69 cm × 22.12 cm × 58.42 cm)
(43.69 cm × 31.01 cm × 60.96 cm)
117 lb (53 kg)
171 lb (78 kg)
Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switch
IEEE Compliance
CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer
••802.3ab 1000BASE-T
••802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
100BASE-TX, 100BASE-T4, 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet at
100 Mbps with Auto-Negotiation
••802.3x Flow Control
••802.3z 1000BASE-X Gigabit Ethernet over fiber optic at 1 Gbps
••802.3ad Link Aggregation
••802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile
••802.1Q Virtual Bridged LANs
••802.1D MAC Bridges
••802.1w Rapid STP
••802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees
Provider Bridges; partial support: port-based and S-tagged
service interface
••802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
•• 100 Gigabit Ethernet
••802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol
••802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridging
••802.1ae MAC Security standard
RFC Compliance (continued)
RFC Compliance
••RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions
••RFC 1772 Application of BGP in the Internet
••RFC 1997 Communities and Attributes
••RFC 2385 BGP Session Protection via TCP MD5
••RFC 2439 Route Flap Dampening
••RFC 2918 Route Refresh Capability
••RFC 3392 Capability Advertisement
3682 Generalized TTL Security Mechanism,
for eBGP Session Protection
••RFC 4271 BGPv4
••RFC 4273 BGP-4 MIB
••RFC 4456 Route Reflection
4486 Sub Codes for BGP Cease Notification
••RFC 4724 Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
4893 BGP Support for Four-octet AS Number
••RFC 5065 BGP4 Confederations
5291 Outbound Route Filtering Capability for
5396 Textual Representation of Autonomous
System (AS) Numbers
5668 4-Octect AS specific BGP Extended
••RFC 2328 OSPF v2
••RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions
••RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overflow
••RFC 1850 OSPF v2 MIB
RFC 2154 OSPF with Digital Signature (Password,
••RFC 2370 OSPF Opaque LSA Option
••RFC 3137 OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
••RFC 3630 TE Extensions to OSPF v2
••RFC 3623 Graceful OSPF Restart (helper mode)
RFC 4222 Prioritized Treatment of Specific OSPF
OSPF Opaque LSA option
••RFC 1195 Routing in TCP/IP and Dual Environments
••RFC 1142 OSI IS-IS Intra-domain Routing Protocol
••RFC 3277 IS-IS Blackhole Avoidance
••RFC 5120 IS-IS Multi-Topology Support
••RFC 5301 Dynamic Host Name Exchange
••RFC 5302 Domain-wide Prefix Distribution
5303 Three-Way Handshake for IS-IS Point••RFC
5304 IS-IS Cryptographic
••RFC 5306 Restart Signaling for ISIS(helper mode)
••RFC 1058 RIP v1
••RFC 2453 RIP v2
••RFC 1812 RIP Requirements
••RFC 1122 Host Extensions
••RFC 1112 IGMP v1
••RFC 2236 IGMP v2
••RFC 2362 PIM-SM
••RFC 3376 IGMP v3
••RFC 3569 Overview of SSM
••RFC 3618 MSDP
••RFC 3973 PIM-DM
••RFC 4610 Anycast RP using PIM
••RFC 4611 MSDP Deployment Scenarios
••RFC 4760 BGP-MP
RFC Compliance (continued)
••RFC 768 UDP
••RFC 791 IP
••RFC 792 ICMP
••RFC 793 TCP
••RFC 826 ARP
••RFC 894 IP over Ethernet
••RFC 903 RARP
••RFC 906 TFTP Bootstrap
••RFC 950 Subnet
••RFC951 BootP
••RFC 1027 Proxy ARP
••RFC 1042 Standard for The Transmission of IP
••RFC 1166 Internet Numbers
••RFC 1122 Host Extensions for IP Multicasting
••RFC 1191 Path MTU Discovery
••RFC 1256 IRDP
••RFC 1340 Assigned Numbers
••RFC 1354 IP Forwarding Table MIB
••RFC 1519 CIDR
••RFC 1542 BootP Extensions
••RFC 1591 DNS (client)
••RFC 1812 Requirements for IPv4 Routers
1858 Security Considerations for IP Fragment
••RFC 2131 BootP/DHCP Helper
2578 Structure of Management Information
Version 2
••RFC 2784 Generic Routing Encapsulation
3021 Using 31-Bit Prefixes on IPv4 Point-to••RFC
Point Links
••RFC 3768 VRRP
4001 Textual Conventions for Internet Network
••RFC 4950 ICMP Extensions for MPLS
••RFC 4459 MTU and Fragmentation
••RFC 2474 DiffServ Definition
2475 An Architecture for Differentiated
••RFC 2597 Assured Forwarding PHB Group
••RFC 2697 Single Rate Three Color Marker
••RFC 2698 A Two-Rate Three-Color Marker
••RFC 3246 An Expedited Forwarding PHB
RFC Compliance (continued)
IPv6 Core
••RFC 1354 IP Forwarding MIB
••RFC 1757 RMON Groups 1, 2, 3, 9
••RFC 2068 HTTP
••RFC 2665 Ethernet Interface MIB
••RFC 2784 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
••RFC 2863 Interfaces Group MIB
••RFC 3176 sFlow
••RFC 4087 IP Tunnel MIB
••RFC 4133 Entity MIB
••RFC 4293 IP MIB
••RFC 4741 NETCONF (Partial)
5676 Definitions of Managed Objects for
Mapping SYSLOG Messages to SNMP Notifications
••RFC 5961 TCP Security
5880 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
1887 IPv6 unicast address allocation
••RFC 1981 IPv6 Path MTU Discovery
••RFC 2375 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
2450 Proposed TLA and NLA Assignment
••RFC 2460 IPv6 Specification
2462 IPv6 Stateless Address—Auto••RFC
2464 Transmission of IPv6 over Ethernet
••RFC 2471 IPv6 Testing Address allocation
••RFC 2711 IPv6 Router Alert Option
••RFC 3587 IPv6 Global Unicast—Address Format
••RFC 4193 Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
••RFC 4291 IPv6 Addressing Architecture
••RFC 4301 IP Security Architecture
••RFC 4303 Encapsulation Security Payload
••RFC 4305 ESP and AH cryptography
••RFC 4443 ICMPv6
••RFC 4552 Auth for OSPFv3 using AH/ESP
••RFC 4835 Cryptographic Alg. Req. for ESP
4816 Neighbor Discovery for IP version 6
RFC Compliance (continued)
IPv6 Routing
••RFC 2080 RIPng for IPv6
••RFC 2740 OSPFv3 for IPv6
••RFC 5308 Routing IPv6 with IS-IS
••RFC 2545 Use of BGP-MP for IPv6
RFC 6106 Support for IPv6 Router Advertisements
DNS Attributes
Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on Inter••Router6164
2710 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for
3810 Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2
for IPv6
••RFC 4601 PIM-SM
••RFC 4604 IGMPv3 and MLDv2 for SSM
••RFC 4607 Source-Specific Multicast for IP
5996 Internet Key Exchange Protocol Version
Version 2 (IKEv2)
••RFC 4303 IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
••RFC 6379 Suite B Cryptographic Suites for IPsec
5903 Elliptic Curve Groups modulo a Prime
(ECP Groups) for IKE and IKEv2
RFC 4868 Using HMAC-SHA-256, HMAC••SHA-384,
and HMAC-SHA-512 with IPsec
4754 IKE and IKEv2 Authentication Using the
Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm(ECDSA)
4106 The Use of Galois/Counter Mode (GCM)
in IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
••RFC 3602 AES with 128-bit keys in CBC mode
4806 Online Certificate Status Protocol
(OCSP) Extensions to IKEv2
••FIPS PUB 186-3 Digital Signature Standard (DSS)
Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key
Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm
FIPS 140-2 Level 2 with Design Assurance for
Level 3
Criteria: Network Device Protection Profile
version 1.1
UNH-IOL USGv6 accreditation as Switch
and Router
1. DoD UC APL for Assured Services LAN
(ASLAN) Layer 2/3 switch with MPLS
Network Management
••Brocade Network Advisor Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
••Integrated industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
••sFlow (RFC 3176)
••SNMP v1, v2c, v3
••Support for automated configuration management using NETCONF
••Entity MIB (Version 3)
Element Security Options
••TLS 1.1 and 1.2
••Secure Shell (SSH v2)
••Secure Copy (SCP v2)
••Username/Password (Challenge and Response)
••Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, such as TCP SYN
or Smurf Attacks
••Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
••Storage temperature: -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
••Relative humidity: 5% to 90%, at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
••Storage humidity: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
••Operating altitude: 6,600 ft (2,012 m)
••Storage altitude: 15,000 ft (4,500 m) maximum
Safety Agency Approvals
••CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-3
••UL 60950-1
••IEC 60950-1
••EN 60950-1 Safety of Information Technology Equipment
60825-1 Safety of Laser Products—Part 1: Equipment
Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide
60825-2 Safety of Laser Product—Part 2: Safety of Optical
Fibre Communication Systems
2. DoD UC APL for Customer Edge Router
Electromagnetic Emission
••ICES-003 Electromagnetic Emission
••FCC Class A
••EN 55022/CISPR-22 Class A/VCCI Class A
••AS/NZS 55022
••EN 61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics
••EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker
••EN 61000-6-3 Emission Standard (supersedes EN 50081-1)
61000-6-1 Generic Immunity and Susceptibility (supersedes EN
••EN 55024 Immunity Characteristics. Supersedes:
— EN 61000-4-2 ESD
— EN 61000-4-3 Radiated, radio frequency, electromagnetic field
— EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient
— EN 61000-4-5 Surge
— EN 61000-4-6 Conducted disturbances induced by
radio-frequency fields
— EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic field
— EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips and sags
Power and Grounding
300 132-1 Equipment Requirements for AC Power Equipment
Derived from DC Sources
300 132-2 Equipment Requirements for DC Powered
••ETS 300 253 Facility Requirements
Physical Design and Mounting
Rack mount
19-inch rack mount supporting racks compliant with:
••ETS 300 119
••GR-63-CORE Seismic Zone 4
Table top
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
••EU 2002/95/EC RoHS (with lead exemption)
••EU 2002/96/EC WEEE
Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)
••GR-1089-CORE NEBS EMC and Safety
••GR-63 CORE: NEBS Physical Protection
••SR-3580: NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3)
Brocade MLXe Enterprise Switch Ordering Information
Part Number
Brocade MLXe-4 AC system with one MR2 (M) management module, two high-speed switch fabric modules, one
1,800 W AC power supply, four exhaust fan assembly kits, and air filter. Power cord not included.
Brocade MLXe-8 AC system with one MR2 (M) management module, two high-speed switch fabric modules, one
1,800 W AC power supply, four exhaust fan assembly kits, and air filter. Power cord not included.
Brocade MLX system management module, 4 GB SDRAM, 2 GB internal compact flash, external compact flash
slot, EIA/TIA-232 and 10/100/1,000 Ethernet ports for out-of-band management
Brocade MLX 4-slot system high-speed switch fabric module
Brocade MLX 8-slot system high-speed switch fabric module
Brocade MLX 4-port 10 GbE/1 GbE combo and 4-port 1 GbE (-M) IPsec module with 512,000 IPv4 routes or
240,000 IPv6 routes in hardware
Brocade MLX 2-port 100 GbE (M) CFP2 module. Supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in FIB.
Brocade MLX 2-port 100 GbE (X2) CFP2 module with extended route table support for up to 2.4 million IPv4 or 1.8
million IPv6 routes in hardware
Brocade MLX Series 4-port 40 GbE (M) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support and support for QSFP+
optics, including both LR and SR versions. Supports up to 512,000 IPv4 routes or 128,000 IPv6 routes. Requires
high-speed switch fabric modules.
Brocade MLX 20-port 10 GbE/1 GbE (X2) SFP+ and SFP combo module with extended route table support for up to
2.4 million IPv4 or 1.8 million IPv6 routes in hardware. Integrated hardware enabled MACsec.
Brocade MLX 20-port 10 GbE/1 GbE (M) combo module. Supports SFP+ and SFP with up to 512,000 IPv4 routes
or 256,000 IPv6 routes in FIB. Integrated hardware enabled MACsec.
Brocade MLXe 24-port 10 GbE module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support—requires SFP optics. Supports
256,000 IPv4 routes in FIB.
Brocade MLX Series 8-port 10 GbE (X) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support—requires SFP optics.
Supports up to 1 million IPv4 routes in FIB. Requires high-speed switch fabric modules.
Brocade MLX Series 8-port 10 GbE (M) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support and up to 512,000 IPv4
routes. Requires SFP+ optics and high-speed switch fabric modules.
Brocade MLX Series 48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T, MRJ21 module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support
Brocade MLX Series 24-port FE/GbE (SFP) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. Supports 1 million
IPv4 routes in hardware.
Brocade MLX Series 24-port FE/GbE (SFP) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. Supports 512,000
IPv4 routes in FIB. License upgradable to “X” scalability (1 million IPv4 routes in hardware).
Brocade MLX 24-port (X) 10/100/1,000 copper (RJ-45) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. Supports
1 million IPv4 routes in hardware.
Brocade MLX 24-port (X) 10/100/1,000 copper (RJ-45) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. Supports
512,000 IPv4 routes in FIB. License upgradable to “X” scalability (1 million IPv4 routes in hardware).
Brocade MLX 20-port 1 GbE (M) module. Upgradable to 10 GbE using additional software license. Supports SFP
with up to 512,000 IPv4 routes or 240,000 IPv6 routes in hardware.
Brocade MLX 20-port license to upgrade from 1 GbE to 10 GbE (M).
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