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Product Line: Brocade BR-MLX-10GX4-X-ML
Product Type: Router
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Product Description

The BR-MLX-10GX4-X-ML is a 4-port 10 GbE (ML) module designed for advanced networking, featuring IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support and requiring XFP optics. It initially supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in FIB, with the option to upgrade to 1 million IPv4 routes for enhanced scalability. This module is compatible with 19-inch racks that meet ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119 standards, operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, and consumes a maximum of 240W power.

Key Feature for the BR-MLX-10GX4-X-ML

  • Q: What type of optics does the 4-port 10 GbE module require?
    A: It requires XFP optics.
  • Q: How many IPv4 routes can the module support in its Forwarding Information Base (FIB)?
    A: The module supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in FIB.
  • Q: Can the module's scalability for IPv4 routes be increased?
    A: Yes, the module's scalability can be upgraded to support 1 million IPv4 routes in hardware with an "X" scalability license.
  • Q: What type of rack does the module support?
    A: The module supports a 19-inch rack mount compliant with ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119.
  • Q: What is the maximum power consumption of the module?
    A: The maximum power consumption of the module is 240W.
  • Q: What are the serial communication settings for the module?
    A: Baud rate is 9600, data bits are set to 8, parity is none, stop bits are 1, and flow control is none.
  • Q: What is the operating temperature range for the module?
    A: The operating temperature range is 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F).
  • Q: What are the module's storage temperature limits?
    A: The storage temperature ranges from -25°C (-13°F) to 70°C (158°F).
  • Q: How does humidity affect the module's operation and storage?
    A: Operating relative humidity is 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing. Storage humidity is 0% to 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing.
  • Q: What are the altitude limits for operating and storing the module?
    A: Operating altitude is up to 6,600 ft (2,012 m), and storage altitude is up to 15,000 ft (4,500 m).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-MLX-10GX4-X-ML module offers significant capacity for high-speed networking with its 4-port 10 GbE interface and support for up to 1 million IPv4 routes with an upgrade, catering to environments demanding extensive routing information and high throughput. However, the requirement for XFP optics for each port may lead to additional costs and complexity in sourcing and managing the necessary components. Additionally, its maximum power consumption of 240W might be a consideration for environments striving for energy efficiency or those with limited power availability.


The Brocade BR-MLX-10GX4-X-ML is a high-performance networking module designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and enterprise networks. This 4-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) module provides advanced networking capabilities, including IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support, making it a versatile solution for a wide range of applications. It is engineered to fit into a 19-inch rack mount, ensuring compatibility with standard racks that adhere to ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119 specifications. One of the key features of this module is its support for 512,000 IPv4 routes in the Forwarding Information Base (FIB), with the option to upgrade the license to "X" scalability. This upgrade allows the module to handle up to 1 million IPv4 routes in hardware, significantly enhancing its routing capabilities and making it well-suited for environments with extensive networking demands. The module requires XFP optics, which are not included, allowing for flexibility in network design and the ability to tailor the system to specific requirements. With a maximum power consumption of 240W, it balances performance with energy efficiency. Connectivity and communication are facilitated through a baud rate of 9600, with 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control, ensuring reliable and straightforward communication settings for network management. Operating conditions are designed to be resilient within a range of environments: - Operating temperature ranges from 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F), accommodating various data center conditions. - Storage temperature is supported from –25°C (–13°F) to 70°C (158°F), ensuring the module's integrity during non-operational periods. - The module can operate within a relative humidity range of 5% (non-condensing) at 40°C (104°F) to 90% (non-condensing) at the same temperature, highlighting its durability in varying humidity levels. - For storage, humidity can range from 0% to 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing, providing flexibility in storage conditions. The module's operational efficiency is further demonstrated by its ability to function at altitudes from 0 feet (0 meters) to 6,600 feet (2,012 meters), with storage altitudes extending up to 15,000 feet (4,500 meters). This altitude range ensures reliability across different geographic locations and data center settings. Key Specifications:
  • Supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in FIB, upgradable to 1 million IPv4 routes.
  • Requires XFP optics for connectivity.
  • Designed for 19-inch rack mounts compliant with ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119.
In summary, the Brocade BR-MLX-10GX4-X-ML module offers a combination of high performance, scalability, and adaptability to a variety of networking environments. Its support for a significant number of IPv4 routes, flexible optic requirements, and compliance with standard rack measurements make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to enhance their network infrastructure.


Item Part NumberBR-MLX-10GX4-X-ML
Module Type4-port 10 GbE Module with hardware support for IPv4/IPv6/MPLS
Optical Interface RequirementXFP optics required
IPv4 Routing Capacity (Base)Supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in the Forwarding Information Base (FIB)
License Upgrade OptionExpandable to 1 million IPv4 routes with “X” upgrade
Compatibility with Rack StandardsDesigned for 19-inch racks conforming to ANSI/EIA-310-D, ETS 300 119 standards
Maximum Power Usage240 Watts
Serial Communication Speed9600 Baud Rate
Number of Data Bits8 bits
Parity CheckNot applicable
Number of Stop Bits1 bit
Flow Control SettingNot enabled
Lowest Operating Temperature0°C (32°F)
Highest Operating Temperature40°C (104°F)
Lowest Storage Temperature–25°C (–13°F)
Highest Storage Temperature70°C (158°F)
Minimum Operating Humidity5% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Maximum Operating Humidity90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Minimum Storage Humidity0% non-condensing
Maximum Storage Humidity95% non-condensing
Lowest Operating Altitude0ft (0m)
Highest Operating Altitude6,600 ft (2,012 m)
Lowest Storage Altitude0ft (0m)
Highest Storage Altitude15,000 ft (4,500 m)

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