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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade FWS648GEPREM
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $570.00
Original price
$0.00 - $570.00
Current price $570.00
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Product Description

The FWS648G-EPREM Brocade switch delivers a switching performance of 96 Gbps and a forwarding performance of 72 Mpps, equipped with 44 10/100/1000 Mbps ports plus 4-port Combo with 100/1000 Mbps SFP support for flexible connectivity. It supports a wide range of Gigabit Ethernet optics including SX, SX2, LX, LHA, LGB, 1000Base-BX, and CWDM, and offers advanced features with support for up to 16,000 MAC addresses, 4096 VLANs, and 253 STP instances to accommodate complex network designs. The unit operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, with a low operating noise of <43 dBA, and comes in a compact form factor of 1.7” (H) x 17.32” (W) x 13.78” (D), weighing 9.9 lbs.

Key Feature for the FWS648GEPREM

  • What is the switching performance of the device?
    The switching performance is 96 Gbps.
  • How many 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports does the device have?
    It has 44 plus 4-port Combo.
  • What is the forwarding performance of the device?
    The forwarding performance is 72 Mpps.
  • What types of Gigabit Ethernet Optics are supported?
    The device supports SX, SX2, LX, LHA, LGB, 1000Base-BX, and CWDM Gigabit Ethernet Optics.
  • What is the power consumption of the internal AC power supply?
    The internal AC power supply consumes 100 W.
  • How many MAC addresses can the device support?
    The device can support up to 16,000 MAC addresses.
  • What is the maximum number of VLANs supported by the device?
    The device supports up to 4096 VLANs.
  • What are the dimensions of the device?
    The dimensions are 1.7” (H) x 17.32” (W) x 13.78” (D) or 4.34 cm (H) x 44 cm (W) x 35 cm (D).
  • What is the operating temperature range for the device?
    The operating temperature range is from 0°C to 40°C.
  • How many ports per trunk does the device support?
    The device supports up to 8 ports per trunk.

Product Review

The Brocade FWS648G-EPREM switch offers impressive switching and forwarding performance, with capabilities of 96 Gbps and 72 Mpps respectively, catering to high-demand network environments. Its port density includes 44 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports and 4 combo SFP ports, providing flexibility in connectivity options, though it may limit expansion in larger setups. Additionally, the switch supports a wide range of Gigabit Ethernet optics and features like IGMP Snooping and a high number of VLANs and MAC addresses, but its maximum operating temperature of 40°C and noise level of less than 43 dBA could pose limitations in certain operational environments.


The Brocade FWS648G-EPREM is a high-performance networking switch designed to cater to the needs of modern data centers, enterprise networks, and high-demand service providers. This device offers impressive switching and forwarding capabilities, making it an essential component for managing high volumes of network traffic efficiently. With a switching performance of 96 Gbps and a forwarding performance of 72 Mpps, the Brocade FWS648G-EPREM ensures seamless data transmission across the network, minimizing latency and maximizing throughput. This switch is equipped with 44 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, providing ample connectivity options for devices requiring high-speed internet access. Additionally, it includes 4 combo ports that support both 100/1000 Mbps SFP, offering flexibility in network design and expansion. Optical network connections are well supported with a variety of Gigabit Ethernet optics including SX, SX2, LX, LHA, LGB, 1000Base-BX, and CWDM. This range allows for extensive network customization and long-distance connectivity, ensuring that the switch can cater to a wide range of networking requirements. Power efficiency is a key aspect of the Brocade FWS648G-EPREM, featuring an internal AC power supply rated at 100 W. For environments requiring backup power solutions, an external RPS option, RPS2-EIF with 150 W capacity, is available. This ensures the switch remains operational even in the event of a primary power supply failure.
  • Maximum MAC addresses supported: 16,000
  • Supports up to 4096 VLANs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and security.
  • Accommodates up to 253 instances of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) for network redundancy and reliability.
In terms of physical specifications, the Brocade FWS648G-EPREM is designed to fit in standard rack units with dimensions of 1.7 inches in height, 17.32 inches in width, and 13.78 inches in depth. Weighing 9.9 lbs, it is relatively lightweight, facilitating easy installation and maintenance. The switch operates quietly at less than 43 dBA, minimizing noise in work environments. Environmental conditions are also a consideration for this switch. It operates efficiently in temperatures ranging from 0°C to 40°C and can withstand relative humidity levels from 5% to 95%, non-condensing. For storage, it can endure temperatures from -40° to 70°C and can be stored at altitudes up to 10,000 feet. The maximum power consumption is rated at 42W, equivalent to 144 BTU/hr, ensuring energy efficiency. The Brocade FWS648G-EPREM also supports up to 1000 hardware routes, IGMP Snooping for versions 1, 2, and 3, allows for the creation of up to 8 ports per trunk, and can establish up to 12 trunk groups. These features make it highly adaptable to various network architectures and capable of supporting complex routing and multicast scenarios. In summary, the Brocade FWS648G-EPREM is a versatile, high-capacity switch that offers advanced features for network management and expansion. Its comprehensive support for various Ethernet optics, along with its high port density and power efficiency, make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to build or upgrade their network infrastructure.


Part Number Brocade FWS648G-EPREM
Switch Capacity 96 Gbps
Routing Throughput 72 Mpps
1G Base-T Ports 44 + 4 Combo
SFP Slots for 1G 4 Combo
Supported 1G Optic Types SX, SX2, LX, LHA, LGB, 1000Base-BX, CWDM
Built-in AC Power (Watts) 100 W
Redundant Power Supply Support RPS2-EIF, 150 W
MAC Address Capacity 16,000 entries
VLAN Capacity Up to 4096
Spanning Tree Instances Maximum 253
Static Routing Entries 1000
IGMP Snooping Versions Versions 1, 2, 3
Max Ports per Aggregation Group 8
Link Aggregation Groups 12
Physical Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.7" x 17.32" x 13.78" or 4.34 cm x 44 cm x 35 cm
Unit Weight 9.9 lbs or 4.5 kg
Noise Level <43 dBA
Operational Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C
Humidity Tolerance 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C
Power Consumption 42W (144 BTU/hr)
Max Storage Altitude 10000 ft

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