Brocade FastIron Edge X

Intelligent Switching for Delivering 10GbE Edge to Core

Brocade Edge XBrocade’s FastIron Edge X Series of switches is designed to be able to fulfill a wide range of Layer 2/Layer 3 edge, aggregation and small-network backbone connectivity requirements. These switches feature intelligent network services, including advanced QoS, and combines it with reliable performance, manageability, and built-in resiliency with features such as load-sharing dual power supplies. The Brocade FastIron Edge X offers Gigibit Ethernet connectivity in a 1.5U rack-mount form factor, with the ability to upgrde to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

Advanced Security

  • multilevel access security for console access
  • features IronShield 360 — sFlow-powered automated closed-loop threat detection & mitigation
  • TACACS/TACACS+ & RADIUS operator authentication
  • Secure Shell & SNMPv3 to restrict and encrypt communcations to management interface & system
  • IEEE 802.1x authentication includes multiple device authentication and dynamic policy configuration with authentication, including VLAN, ACL and MAC filtering
  • private VLANs
  • Denial of Service Protection - including throttling, monitoring and locking out ICMP, TCP and SYN traffic
  • IP Source Guard, DHCP Snooping and ARP Inspection
  • ACL log repots
  • ACl-based Port Mirroring
  • Port Security and MAC Address Locking
  • MAC address authentication
  • Byte-based and packet-based Broadcast, Multicast and unknown Unicast rate limiting
  • Enhanced port security

Quality of Service

  • Classification, reclassification, policing & marking traffic prior to delivery
  • Flexible queue servicing with WRR (Weighted Round Robin), SP (Strict Priority), or combined WRR/SP
  • 8 hardware queues
  • Ingress rate limiting — standard & extended ACL control, per VLAN, per port
  • Egress rate shaping per port
  • LLDP/LLDP-MED standards
  • 32M ingress and 32M egress external buffers with dynamic buffer allocation

High Availability

  • Redundant, hot-swappable, load-sharing distributed power supplies
  • MRP (Metro Ring Protocol)
  • VSRP
  • VRRP
  • RSTP
  • BPDU Guard & Root Guard
  • Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST/PVRST) and Multiple Spanning Tree (802.1s)
  • IEEE 802.3ad trunking
  • protect link
  • UDLD with link error dampening

Brocade FastIron Edge X Specifications

Model SX424, SX624, SX424-PoE SX448, SX648 SX424 HF, SX-624 HF
Switching Performance 88 Gbps 136 Gbps 88 Gbps
Forwarding Performance 65 Mpps 101 Mpps 65 Mpps
10/100/1000 Port Density 24 with 4-port Combos 48 with 4-port Combo 4-port Combo
  • 16,000 Layer 2 Entries in hardware
  • SX, SX2, LX, LHA, LHB, 1000Base BXD/BXU and CDWM Gigabit Ethernet optics
  • SR, LR, ER, ZP, 1310-MM & ZRD 10 Gigabit Ethernet optics

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