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Product Line: Brocade MLX Series
Product Type: Routers
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Product Description

The BR-MLX-10GX4-X Brocade module is a 4-port 10 GbE (X) module designed for high-speed networking, featuring IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support and requiring XFP optics. It is capable of supporting 1 million IPv4 routes in hardware and is designed for 19-inch rack mount installation, adhering to ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119 standards. With a max power consumption of 240W, it operates within a temperature range of 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F) and supports a relative humidity range from 5% to 90%, non-condensing.

FAQs for the BR-MLX-10GX4-X

  • What optics does the 4-port 10 GbE module support?
    The module requires XFP optics.
  • How many IPv4 routes can the module support in hardware?
    It supports 1 million IPv4 routes in hardware.
  • Is the module compatible with standard 19-inch racks?
    Yes, it supports racks compliant with ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119.
  • What is the maximum power consumption of the 4-port 10 GbE (X) module?
    Max power consumption is 240W.
  • What are the serial communication settings for the module?
    Baud rate is 9600, data bits are 8, parity is none, stop bits are 1, and flow control is none.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the module?
    The operating temperature range is 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F).
  • Can the module function in high humidity environments?
    Yes, it can operate in environments with up to 90% relative humidity at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing.
  • What are the storage conditions for the 4-port 10 GbE (X) module?
    Storage temperature ranges from –25°C (–13°F) to 70°C (158°F), and storage humidity can be up to 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the module?
    The maximum operating altitude is 6,600 ft (2,012 m).
  • How does the module's storage altitude compare to its operating altitude?
    The module can be stored at up to 15,000 ft (4,500 m) maximum altitude, which is higher than its operating altitude limit.

Product Review

The BROCADE BR-MLX-10GX4-X module excels in supporting high-density IPv4 and IPv6 routes, accommodating up to 1 million IPv4 routes in hardware, making it suitable for complex networks. However, its dependence on XFP optics for 10 GbE connections can be seen as a limitation, considering the evolving preference for more compact and power-efficient SFP+ optics in modern networking equipment. Additionally, its maximum power consumption of 240W is relatively high, which could impact operational costs in large-scale deployments.


The BROCADE BR-MLX-10GX4-X is a high-performance networking module designed to enhance the capabilities of enterprise and data center networks. This module features four ports, each capable of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) speeds, providing a high-bandwidth backbone for data-intensive applications. It is engineered with support for both IPv4 and IPv6, as well as Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), ensuring compatibility and efficient routing across diverse network architectures. The hardware is optimized to support up to 1 million IPv4 routes, offering significant capacity for large-scale deployments. For integration into existing network infrastructures, this module requires XFP optics, allowing for flexible connectivity options based on network design and requirements. The BROCADE BR-MLX-10GX4-X is designed for installation in standard 19-inch racks, with compliance to ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119 standards, ensuring it fits seamlessly into a wide range of data center environments. - Max power consumption is noted at 240W, indicating its energy requirements for budgeting and planning purposes. - Communication settings include a baud rate of 9600, with 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control, ensuring straightforward configuration and compatibility with a variety of network management systems. - The module operates effectively within a temperature range of 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F), with a storage temperature range extending from –25°C (–13°F) to 70°C (158°F), ensuring reliability in various operating environments. Humidity levels are maintained between 5% and 90% (non-condensing) during operation, with storage humidity ranging from 0% to 95% (non-condensing), safeguarding the hardware against moisture-related damage. Additionally, this module is designed to operate at altitudes ranging from 0 to 6,600 feet (0 to 2,012 meters) and can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 feet (4,500 meters), offering flexibility for deployment in various geographical locations without compromising performance. In summary, the BROCADE BR-MLX-10GX4-X module is a versatile and high-capacity network solution designed for modern data centers and enterprise networks. With its support for advanced networking protocols, high port density, and environmental resilience, it provides a reliable foundation for building and expanding high-performance network infrastructures.


Item Number BROCADE BR-MLX-10GX4-X
Manufacturer Brocade
Module Type 4-port 10GbE (X) interface module with support for IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS protocols
Optics Requirement XFP optics needed
IPv4 Route Support Supports up to 1 million IPv4 routes on hardware
Rack Compatibility Designed for 19-inch racks, adheres to ANSI/EIA-310-D, ETS 300 119 standards
Maximum Power Usage 240 Watts
Communication Speed 9600 Baud
Data Bits 8 bits
Parity Check Not applicable
Stop Bits Single
Flow Control Not supported
Minimum Operating Temperature 0°C (32°F)
Maximum Operating Temperature 40°C (104°F)
Minimum Storage Temperature –25°C (–13°F)
Maximum Storage Temperature 70°C (158°F)
Minimum Operating Humidity 5% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Maximum Operating Humidity 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Minimum Storage Humidity Not exceeding 0%, non-condensing
Maximum Storage Humidity Up to 95%, non-condensing
Minimum Operating Altitude 0 ft (0 m)
Maximum Operating Altitude 6,600 ft (2,012 m)
Minimum Storage Altitude 0 ft (0 m)
Maximum Storage Altitude 15,000 ft (4,500 m)

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