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Product Line: Brocade BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC
Product Type: Router
Original price $0.00 - Original price $700.00
Original price
$0.00 - $700.00
Current price $700.00
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Product Description

The BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC Brocade features a 1.92 Tbps switch fabric capacity and a 800 Gbps data forwarding capacity, supported by one MR2 (M) management module and two high-speed switch fabric modules. This networking hardware provides scalability with up to 4 100 GbE ports, 32 10 GbE ports, and 192 1 GbE ports, housed in a 5RU form factor measuring 17.20 in. W × 8.71 in. H × 23.0 in. D. It operates efficiently with a single 1,800 W AC power supply, achieving a packet routing performance of 600 million pps and includes four exhaust fan assembly kits to ensure optimal thermal management.

Key Feature for the BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC

  • What is the switch fabric capacity of the MR2 (M) management module?
    The switch fabric capacity is 1.92 Tbps.
  • How many exhaust fan assembly kits are included with the product?
    Four exhaust fan assembly kits are included.
  • Can you detail the data forwarding capacity for this device?
    The data forwarding capacity is 800 Gbps.
  • What is the maximum number of 10 GbE ports supported?
    The maximum number of 10 GbE ports supported is 32.
  • How does the MR2 (M) management module handle power supply redundancy?
    It supports M+N power supply redundancy.
  • What are the maximum and minimum operating temperatures?
    The operating temperature ranges from a minimum of 0°C to a maximum of 40°C.
  • What are the dimensions of the MR2 (M) management module?
    Dimensions are 17.20 in. W × 8.71 in. H × 23.0 in. D (43.69 cm × 22.12 cm × 58.42 cm).
  • How many 1 GbE ports can be maximally supported?
    A maximum of 192 1 GbE ports can be supported.
  • What is the airflow direction for cooling?
    Airflow is directed from side to back.
  • Is a power cord included with the device?
    No, a power cord is not included.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC offers a switch fabric capacity of 1.92 Tbps and a data forwarding capacity of 800 Gbps, supporting up to four 100 GbE ports, which suits high-capacity networking needs. However, it lacks power supply redundancy, presenting a potential single point of failure in critical network setups. Additionally, its maximum thermal output of 5905 BTU/hr and a high power consumption of up to 1730W necessitate efficient cooling solutions and could increase operational costs in environments where energy efficiency is paramount.


The Brocade BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC is a high-performance networking solution designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and large network environments. This device is engineered to provide exceptional speed, reliability, and scalability, making it an ideal choice for organizations looking to enhance their networking infrastructure. At its core, the Brocade BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC features one MR2 (M) management module, ensuring efficient network management and monitoring capabilities. The inclusion of two high-speed switch fabric modules significantly boosts the device's performance, providing a switch fabric capacity of 1.92 Terabits per second (Tbps) and a data forwarding capacity of 800 Gigabits per second (Gbps). This high throughput ensures that data flows efficiently through the network, reducing bottlenecks and improving overall performance. The packet routing performance of the device stands at 600 million packets per second (pps), which allows for rapid data transmission and enhances the network's ability to handle large volumes of traffic. Connectivity options are versatile, with the device supporting up to four 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, thirty-two 10 GbE ports, and one hundred ninety-two 1 GbE ports. For organizations requiring legacy connectivity, the device also supports up to eight OC-192 (STM-64) ports and thirty-two OC-48 (STM-16) ports. Designed for ease of integration into existing rack setups, the Brocade BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC measures 8.71 inches in height, fitting into 5 rack units (RU). It also features power supply redundancy (M+N) to ensure continuous operation, even in the event of a power supply failure. The airflow design from side to back supports efficient cooling, maintaining optimal performance even under heavy loads. Other notable hardware specifications include: - One 1,800 W AC power supply ensuring ample power for all operations. - Four exhaust fan assembly kits to maintain optimal operating temperatures and ensure the longevity of the device. - The device consumes a maximum of 1730 Watts of AC power and has a maximum thermal output of 5905 BTU/hr, indicating its energy efficiency and operational cost-effectiveness. The physical dimensions of the device are 17.20 inches in width, 8.71 inches in height, and 23.0 inches in depth, with a weight of 117 pounds (53 kg). This compact size and weight make it manageable in various installation environments. The operating temperature range is from 0°C to 40°C, accommodating a wide range of data center environments. However, it's important to note that a power cord is not included with the device. In summary, the Brocade BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC is a powerful and scalable networking solution, offering high-speed data transmission, extensive connectivity options, and reliable performance for large-scale networks. Its robust hardware specifications ensure that it can meet the needs of demanding network environments, making it a valuable asset for any organization looking to upgrade their network infrastructure.


Part Number and ManufacturerBrocade BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC
Management ModuleOne MR2 (M) Module
Switch Fabric ModulesTwo High-Speed Modules
Power SupplyOne AC Power Supply, 1,800W
Fan AssembliesFour Exhaust Fans
Available Interface Slots4
Switching Capacity1.92 Terabits per second
Data Throughput800 Gigabits per second
Routing Speed600 Million Packets per second
Max 100GbE Ports4
Max 10GbE Ports32
Max 1GbE Ports192
Max OC-192 Ports8
Max OC-48 Ports32
Unit Height8.71 inches/5 Rack Units
Cooling FlowSide to Back
Max Power Consumption1730 Watts (100-240 VAC)
Heat Dissipation5905 BTU/hr
Size (W×H×D)17.20 × 8.71 × 23.0 inches (43.69 × 22.12 × 58.42 cm)
Weight117 pounds (53 kg)
Min Operating Temp0° Celsius
Max Operating Temp40° Celsius
Power CordExcluded

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