Brocade FCX

Brocade FastIron CX stackable, enterprise-class edge switches

Brocade FastIron CX

The Brocade FCX edge switches are 1U form factor Layer 2/Layer 3 switches designed to deliver wire-speed, non-blocking performance. Available in 24- and 48-port configurations, the Brocade FastIron CX switches can include technologies like Power over Ethernet (PoE), and Brocade IronStack to expand to 384 ports.

Layer 3 Capabilities

  • OSPF
  • RIP
  • VRRP
  • PIM
  • ECMP
  • host routes
  • routed interfaces
  • route-only support
  • virtual interfaces

Power over Ethernet

  • Class 3 PoE, with 15.4W of power each port
  • PoE+ IEEE 802.3at with 30W of power each port, leveraging CAT5e cabling
  • ideal for next-generation technologies like 802.11n wireless access points, video conferencing phones, pan/tilt digital surveillance cameras

Advanced Security

  • 802.x accounting
  • MAC authentication
  • bi-level Access Mode
  • EAP pass-through suppport
  • IEEE 802.1x username export in SFlow
  • protection against Denial of Service
  • SSHv2
  • TACACS/TACACS+ & RADIUS operator authentication
  • SCP

Quality of Service

  • ACL mapping and marking of ToS/DSCP
  • ACL mapping to priority queue
  • ACL mapping to ToS/DSCP
  • DHCP relay
  • DiffServ Support
  • Honoring DSCP & 802.1p
  • MAC addresss mapping to priority queue
  • Flexible queue servicing with WRR (Weighted Round Robin), SP (Strict Priority), or hybrid WRR/SP

High Availiabilty

  • redundant, hot-swappable power supplies & fan assembly
  • Layer 3 VRRP protocol redndancy
  • realtime state synchronization
  • hitless failover from master to standby stack controller
  • protected link groups
  • hot insertion and removal of stacked units

Brocade FastIron WS Specifications

Model Switching Bandwidth Forwarding Bandwidth 166 Gbps CX4 Stacking Ports 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
FCX 624 128 Gbps 96 Mpps N/A Optional 4 x SFP+
FCX 648 176 Gbps 132 Mpps N/A Optional 4 x SFP+
FCX 624S 152 Gbps 114 Mpps 2 Optional 2 x XFP
FCX 648S 200 Gbps 150 Mpps 2 Optional 2 x XFP
FCX 624S-F 152 Gbps 114 Mpps 2 Optional 2 x XFP
FCX 648S-HPOE 152 Gbps 114 Mpps 2 Optional 2 x XFP
FCX 648S-HPOE 200 Gbps 150 Mpps 2 Optional 2 x XFP
  • 32,000 maximum MAC adresses
  • maximum 4096 VLANs
  • maximum 255 STP spanning trees
  • 16,000 maximum hardware routes
  • up to 8 ports per trunk
  • maximum 9000 byte jumbo frame size

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