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Product Line: Brocade BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML
Product Type: Network Switch
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Product Description

The BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML is a Brocade-based 24-port (X) networking module offering 10/100/1,000 copper (RJ-45) connectivity with full IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. It initially supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in the Forwarding Information Base (FIB), with an upgrade option to 1 million IPv4 routes for enhanced scalability. Designed for 19-inch rack mount installations compliant with ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119 standards, it operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, supports a maximum power consumption of 160W, and functions effectively up to an altitude of 6,600 ft (2,012 m).

Key Feature for the BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML

  • What is the maximum power consumption of the 24-port module?
    The maximum power consumption of the module is 160W.
  • How many IPv4 routes does the module support in its Forwarding Information Base (FIB)?
    The module supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in FIB, with an upgrade option available to support 1 million IPv4 routes.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for the hardware?
    The operating temperature ranges from a minimum of 0°C (32°F) to a maximum of 40°C (104°F).
  • Can the module's IPv4 route capacity be upgraded?
    Yes, the module's IPv4 route capacity can be upgraded to "X" scalability, allowing it to support 1 million IPv4 routes in hardware.
  • What rack standards does the module comply with?
    The module is compliant with ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119, supporting 19-inch rack mounts.
  • What are the specifications for serial communication on the module?
    The module uses baud rate 9600, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control for serial communication.
  • What is the storage temperature range for the module?
    The storage temperature ranges from a minimum of –25°C (–13°F) to a maximum of 70°C (158°F).
  • How does the module support both IPv4 and IPv6?
    The module features hardware support for IPv4/IPv6/MPLS, ensuring compatibility and efficient routing for both protocols.
  • What are the module's humidity operating conditions?
    The operating relative humidity can range from a minimum of 5% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing, to a maximum of 90% at the same temperature, non-condensing.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the module?
    The maximum operating altitude for the module is 6,600 ft (2,012 m).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML module offers 24 ports of 10/100/1,000 Mbps connectivity with RJ-45 interfaces, providing versatile support for IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS, making it suitable for a wide range of network infrastructures. It initially supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in the Forwarding Information Base (FIB), with an option to upgrade to support 1 million IPv4 routes, catering to expanding network demands. However, its maximum power consumption of 160W and operating temperature range limited to 40°C may pose limitations for environments with high power efficiency standards or extreme temperature conditions.


The Brocade BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML is a network module designed to provide high-density, high-performance Ethernet connectivity. It features a 24-port configuration that supports 10/100/1,000 Mbps copper (RJ-45) connections, catering to a wide range of networking demands. The module is engineered with IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS hardware support, ensuring compatibility with current network protocols and future-proofing investments. A key aspect of the BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML is its scalability. Initially, the module supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in the Forwarding Information Base (FIB), with the option to upgrade to "X" scalability. This upgrade allows for up to 1 million IPv4 routes in hardware, significantly enhancing the module's routing capabilities to accommodate growing network sizes and complexity. In terms of physical specifications, the module is designed for 19-inch rack mount installations, adhering to standards such as ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119. This ensures that the module can be easily integrated into standard networking racks, facilitating seamless deployment in diverse environments. The power consumption of the module is capped at 160W, optimizing energy use while maintaining high performance. Connectivity and communication are streamlined through configurations including a baud rate of 9600, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control. These settings ensure reliable and straightforward communication with the module. The operational and storage conditions for the BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML are designed to accommodate a wide range of environments: - Operating temperature ranges from 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F), allowing the module to function efficiently in various climatic conditions. - Storage temperature spans from –25°C (–13°F) to 70°C (158°F), ensuring the module's integrity during non-operational periods. - The module operates within a relative humidity range of 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing, and can be stored in conditions of up to 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing. - It is suited for operation at altitudes from 0 ft (0 m) to 6,600 ft (2,012 m) and can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 ft (4,500 m) maximum, accommodating various installation locations without compromising performance. Key hardware specifications include:
  • 24-port configuration supporting 10/100/1,000 Mbps copper connections
  • IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support with upgradable routing capacity
  • Compliance with ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119 rack standards
The Brocade BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML module presents a versatile and scalable networking solution, designed to meet the demands of modern network infrastructures. With its comprehensive support for Ethernet connectivity, advanced routing capabilities, and adherence to industry standards, the module serves as a valuable addition to any network environment, facilitating efficient data transmission and future network expansions.


Part NumberBrocade BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML
Module Type24-port 10/100/1,000 Mbps RJ-45 module
Network Protocol SupportIPv4, IPv6, MPLS with hardware acceleration
IPv4 Routing CapacitySupports up to 512,000 routes in Forwarding Information Base (FIB), expandable to 1 million routes
CompatibilityDesigned for 19-inch racks compliant with ANSI/EIA-310-D, ETS 300 119 standards
Maximum Power Usage160 Watts
Communication Speed9600 Baud
Data Bits8
Stop Bits1
Flow ControlNone
Minimum Operating Temperature0°C (32°F)
Maximum Operating Temperature40°C (104°F)
Minimum Storage Temperature–25°C (–13°F)
Maximum 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
Minimum Operating Altitude0 ft (0 m)
Maximum Operating Altitude6,600 ft (2,012 m)
Minimum Storage Altitude0 ft (0 m)
Maximum Storage Altitude15,000 ft (4,572 m)

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