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Product Line: Brocade BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC
Product Type: Router
Original price $0.00 - Original price $4,015.00
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Current price $4,015.00
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Product Description

The BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC Brocade features a 3.84 Tbps switch fabric capacity, 3.2 Tbps data forwarding capacity, and a 2.38 billion pps packet routing performance, designed for high-capacity networking. It supports up to 16 100 GbE ports, 192 10 GbE ports, and 384 1 GbE ports, housed within a 7RU form factor with dimensions 17.20 in. W × 12.21 in. H × 24.0 in. D and a weight of 171 lb (78 kg). This model includes one 1,800 W AC power supply, four exhaust fan assembly kits, and operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, ensuring reliability and scalability for expanding network infrastructure.

Key Feature for the BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC

  • What is the switch fabric capacity of the MR2 (M) management module?
    The switch fabric capacity is 3.84 Tbps.
  • How many 10 GbE ports can the system support?
    The system can support up to 192 10 GbE ports.
  • What is the maximum data forwarding capacity of this networking hardware?
    The maximum data forwarding capacity is 3.2 Tbps.
  • How many exhaust fan assembly kits are included?
    Four exhaust fan assembly kits are included.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for this device?
    The operating temperature can range from 0°C to 40°C.
  • What is the power supply redundancy configuration?
    The power supply redundancy configuration is M+N.
  • How many 1 GbE ports does the hardware support?
    It supports up to 384 1 GbE ports.
  • What is the maximum AC power consumption of this device?
    The maximum AC power consumption is 4,060 W.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the hardware?
    The dimensions are 17.20 in. W × 12.21 in. H × 24.0 in. D.
  • What is the packet routing performance capability?
    The packet routing performance capability is 2.38 billion pps.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC offers significant switching capabilities, with a fabric capacity of 3.84 Tbps and a data forwarding capacity of 3.2 Tbps, accommodating up to 16 100 GbE ports, making it suitable for high-density networking environments. However, its power consumption and thermal output are considerable, requiring 4,060 W and generating 13,858 BTU/hr respectively, which may necessitate enhanced cooling solutions and impact operational costs. Additionally, the lack of a power cord and the requirement for side-to-back airflow configuration could complicate installation and integration in some data center environments.


The Brocade BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC is a high-performance networking hardware solution designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and enterprise networks. It features a modular design, which includes one MR2 (M) management module, two high-speed switch fabric modules, and one 1,800 W AC power supply, complemented by four exhaust fan assembly kits to ensure optimal cooling. This device is tailored for environments that require high-speed data forwarding, extensive port density, and reliable uptime. At the heart of its capabilities is the switch fabric capacity of 3.84 Tbps and a data forwarding capacity of 3.2 Tbps. These figures underscore the device's ability to handle vast amounts of data, making it suitable for networks that experience heavy traffic loads. The packet routing performance is another highlight, with the ability to process up to 2.38 billion packets per second (pps), ensuring efficient data flow across the network. In terms of scalability, the Brocade BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC excels with: - Maximum 100 GbE ports: 16 - Maximum 10 GbE ports: 192 - Maximum 1 GbE ports: 384 This scalability allows network architects to design infrastructures that can grow with increasing demands, from dense server virtualization environments to high-bandwidth applications. The hardware's physical dimensions and operational metrics are equally impressive. It stands at 12.21 inches high, fitting into a 7RU space, with a width of 17.20 inches and a depth of 24.0 inches. Despite its considerable capabilities, it maintains a compact form factor for easy integration into existing rack spaces. The unit weighs 171 lb (78 kg), reflecting its solid construction and the quality of materials used. Operating efficiency is a critical aspect of any networking hardware, and the Brocade BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC is designed with this in mind. It supports a power supply redundancy configuration of M+N, ensuring uninterrupted operation even in the event of a power supply failure. The airflow design is side to back, optimizing cooling while maintaining energy efficiency. The maximum AC power consumption is rated at 4,060 watts, with a corresponding maximum thermal output of 13,858 BTU/hr, indicating the device's operational cost-effectiveness and its environmental considerations. Notably, the device operates reliably within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, with a storage temperature tolerance of –25°C to 70°C. This wide temperature range ensures that the Brocade BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC can be deployed in various environments without the need for additional cooling solutions. In summary, the Brocade BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC stands out for its high-capacity data and packet forwarding abilities, extensive scalability in terms of Ethernet ports, and efficient operation. It is engineered to support the most demanding network environments, offering a blend of performance, reliability, and flexibility that is critical for modern data centers and enterprise networks.


Part Number and Manufacturer Brocade BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC
Management Module One MR2 (M)
Switch Fabric Modules Two high-performance
Power Supply Unit One AC, 1,800 W
Fan Assemblies Four (exhaust)
Available Interface Slots 8
Switching Capacity 3.84 Terabits per second
Data Throughput Rate 3.2 Terabits per second
Routing Speed 2.38 billion packets per second
Max 100 Gigabit Ethernet Ports 16
Max 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports 192
Max 1 Gigabit Ethernet Ports 384
Unit Dimensions 12.21 inches height (7 rack units)
Power Redundancy M+N scheme
Cooling Airflow Direction Side to rear exhaust
Peak AC Power Draw 4,060 Watts
Heat Dissipation 13,858 BTU/hr
Physical Size 17.20 inches width × 12.21 inches height × 24.0 inches depth
Device Weight 171 pounds (78 kilograms)
Operational Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C
Non-operational Temperature Range -25°C to 70°C
DC Power Consumption 4,060 Watts
Power Cord Excluded

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