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Product Line: Brocade BRMLX100GX2X
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The BR-MLX-100GX2-X is a 2-port 100 GbE module designed for high-capacity networking, featuring IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support and compatibility with CFP optics. It supports a comprehensive set of specifications including 262,144 MAC entries, 1,048,576 IPv4 routes, and 245,760 IPv6 routes, along with 1.5 GB of VOQ buffering per 100 GbE port for efficient data processing. Designed for durability and reliability, it operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, supports racks compliant with ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119, and offers advanced load balancing features such as LAG, ECMP, and LSP.

Key Feature for the BRMLX100GX2X

  • What are the optical requirements for the 2-port 100 GbE module?
    The 2-port 100 GbE module requires CFP optics for connectivity.
  • How many MAC entries does it support?
    It supports 262,144 MAC entries.
  • What type of racks is the 2-port 100 GbE module compatible with?
    The module is compatible with 19-inch racks compliant with ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119.
  • What is the maximum number of IPv4 routes supported?
    The module supports up to 1,048,576 IPv4 routes.
  • Does the module support hardware acceleration for routing protocols?
    Yes, it supports IPv4/IPv6/MPLS with hardware support for accelerated routing.
  • What are the ACL capabilities of the module?
    The module can handle up to 131,072 Access Control List (ACL) entries.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F), with relative humidity from 5% (non-condensing) at 40°C (104°F) to a maximum of 90% at the same temperature.
  • What advanced networking features does the module offer?
    It offers advanced LAG, ECMP, and LSP load balancing capabilities.
  • How much VOQ buffering is available per 100 GbE port?
    There is up to 1.5 GB of VOQ buffering available per 100 GbE port.
  • What are the storage conditions for the module?
    Storage temperature ranges from –25°C (–13°F) to 70°C (158°F), with humidity conditions ranging from 0% to a maximum of 95% relative humidity, non-condensing.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-MLX-100GX2-X 2-port 100 GbE module stands out for its comprehensive IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support, capable of managing a large number of MAC entries, IPv4 and IPv6 routes, and ACLs, which is advantageous for high-capacity networks. However, its dependency on high-speed switch fabric modules and CFP optics for operation could limit flexibility and increase initial setup costs. Additionally, the module's extensive support for advanced load balancing techniques and its compatibility with standard 19-inch racks make it a versatile choice for enterprise-grade networking, despite the relatively narrow operating temperature range.


The Brocade BR-MLX-100GX2-X is a 2-port 100 GbE module designed to enhance network performance with comprehensive support for IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS protocols. This module necessitates the integration with high-speed switch fabric modules and is compatible with CFP optics to ensure high bandwidth and efficient data transmission across networks. It is specifically engineered for deployment in 19-inch racks that adhere to ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119 standards, ensuring a secure and standardized fit for various networking environments. This product is equipped with a substantial MAC address capacity of 262,144 entries, enabling efficient network traffic management and device communication. It supports a large number of IPv4 routes, up to 1,048,576, and IPv6 routes, up to 245,760, facilitating extensive network scalability and the ability to handle vast amounts of internet traffic seamlessly. Additionally, the module offers an Access Control List (ACL) capacity of 131,072, providing robust security features to protect network data. One of the notable features of the BR-MLX-100GX2-X is its up to 1.5 GB of VOQ buffering per 100 GbE port, which significantly reduces congestion and ensures smooth data transmission even under heavy load conditions. The module supports advanced networking technologies such as Link Aggregation Group (LAG), Equal-Cost Multi-Path (ECMP), and Label Switched Path (LSP) load balancing, enhancing network redundancy, and optimizing data flow paths for improved performance and reliability. Operating within a temperature range of 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F) and a storage temperature range from –25°C (–13°F) to 70°C (158°F), the BR-MLX-100GX2-X is built to perform reliably in various environmental conditions. It maintains operational efficiency with a relative humidity range from 5% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing, to 90% at the same temperature, ensuring its adaptability to different humidity levels. Additionally, the module is designed to operate effectively at altitudes from 0ft (0m) to 6,600 ft (2,012 m) and can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 ft (4,500 m), providing flexibility for installation in various geographical locations. Key hardware specifications include: - Compliance with rack mounting standards for secure installation. - Large capacities for MAC entries, IPv4 and IPv6 routes, and ACL for efficient network management and security. - Up to 1.5 GB of VOQ buffering per port, alongside advanced networking features like LAG, ECMP, and LSP load balancing for optimized data transmission. In summary, the Brocade BR-MLX-100GX2-X is a powerful networking module that brings together speed, capacity, and advanced features to support complex, high-demand network environments. Its support for high-speed switch fabric modules, compatibility with CFP optics, and adherence to established rack mounting standards make it a versatile and essential component for modern data centers and enterprise networks seeking to enhance their network infrastructure for better performance and reliability.


Item Number and ProducerBrocade BR-MLX-100GX2-X
Type2-channel 100 Gigabit Ethernet module with support for IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS at the hardware level
RequirementsDemands high-performance switch fabric modules and CFP optical modules
Mounting OptionsDesigned for 19-inch rack installation, compatible with ANSI/EIA-310-D and ETS 300 119 standards
MAC Address Capacity262,144 entries
IPv4 Routing Capability1,048,576 routes
IPv6 Routing Capability245,760 routes
Access Control Entries131,072
Buffer Memory1.5 GB of Virtual Output Queue (VOQ) buffering per 100 GbE port
Network Traffic ManagementSupports sophisticated Load Balancing for LAG, ECMP, and LSP
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 Altitude0ft (0m)
Maximum Operating Altitude6,600 ft (2,012 m)
Minimum Storage Altitude0ft (0m)
Maximum Storage Altitude15,000 ft (4,500 m)

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