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Product Line: Brocade ICX 6450-48P
Product Type: Network Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $359.00
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Current price $359.00
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Product Description

The ICX6450-48 is a 48-port 1G switch featuring two 1G SFP+ ports that are upgradeable to 10G and two 1G/10G SFP+ uplink/stacking ports, supporting a stacking bandwidth of 40 Gbps across up to 8 units per stack. This switch offers a switching capacity of 176 Gbps and a forwarding capacity of 132 Mpps, with support for up to 16,000 MAC addresses, 4096 VLANs, and 253 spanning trees. It includes an internal AC power supply rated at 100W, with an optional 525W external power supply for redundant power and PoE, accommodating up to 48 PoE Class 3 ports.

Key Feature for the ICX645048

  • Q: What is the total number of RJ-45 ports available on the switch?
    A: The switch has 48 RJ-45 ports for 10/100/1000 Mbps connections.
  • Q: How can the SFP+ ports be upgraded to support 10G?
    A: The 2x1G SFP+ ports can be upgraded to 10G using an optional 2-port license.
  • Q: What is the switching capacity of the switch?
    A: The switching capacity is 176 Gbps (data rate, full duplex).
  • Q: How many SFP/SFP+ uplink/stacking ports does the switch have?
    A: It has 4 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+ uplink/stacking ports, with an option to upgrade 2 additional ports.
  • Q: What is the maximum number of units that can be stacked together?
    A: Up to 8 units can be stacked together.
  • Q: What power options does the switch support?
    A: The switch has an internal AC power supply rated at 100W and supports an optional 525W external power supply for redundant power and PoE.
  • Q: What is the maximum operating temperature for the switch?
    A: The maximum operating temperature is 45°C.
  • Q: How many VLANs can the switch support?
    A: The switch can support up to 4096 VLANs.
  • Q: What are the dimensions and weight of the switch?
    A: The dimensions are 1.7 in. (H) × 17.44 in. (W) × 9.45 in. (D), and it weighs 7.39 lb (3.35 kg).
  • Q: How many priority queues does the Brocade ICX 6450 support?
    A: The Brocade ICX 6450 supports 8 priority queues.

Product Review

The Brocade ICX6450-48 switch offers 48 1G Ethernet ports and includes 2x1G SFP+ and 2x1G/10G SFP+ uplink/stacking ports, with an option to upgrade two of these to 10G, providing flexibility in connectivity. However, its maximum stacking bandwidth of 40 Gbps and the ability to stack up to 8 units might be limiting for environments requiring higher throughput and scalability. Moreover, it supports a broad range of features including up to 16,000 MAC addresses, 4,096 VLANs, and a switching capacity of 176 Gbps, making it suitable for medium-sized networks but may fall short in larger deployments or in networks demanding higher performance.


The Brocade ICX6450-48 switch is designed to meet the demands of modern network environments, featuring 48 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports for comprehensive connectivity options. This device also includes 4 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+ ports for uplink and stacking purposes, with an initial configuration of 2x1G SFP+ ports that can be upgraded to 10G, alongside 2 additional 1G/10G SFP+ ports. This flexibility supports a variety of network architectures and future-proofs networks against evolving requirements. The switch is engineered to facilitate efficient network operations, boasting a switching capacity of 176 Gbps and a forwarding capacity of 132 Mpps, ensuring high-speed data transmission and efficient traffic management across the network. The Brocade ICX6450-48 supports up to 16,000 MAC addresses, allowing for extensive device connectivity, and accommodates up to 4096 VLANs, providing the versatility needed for complex network segmentations. For environments requiring high reliability and scalability, the switch offers impressive stacking capabilities. It allows for a stacking bandwidth of 40 Gbps in a full duplex mode, with the possibility to stack up to 8 units, enhancing network capacity without compromising on performance. This feature is crucial for businesses looking to expand their networks efficiently. In terms of power management, the Brocade ICX6450-48 comes with an internal AC power supply rated at 100W, with an option for an external 525 W power supply to support redundant power and PoE applications. The device supports PoE on all 48 ports under the internal power supply, making it ideal for deploying VoIP phones, wireless access points, and other PoE-enabled devices without the need for additional power sources. - Maximum routes in hardware for Brocade ICX 6450: 12,000 - Maximum ports per trunk: 8 - Maximum trunk groups: 127 The switch also prioritizes traffic efficiently, with 8 priority queues allowing for the fine-tuning of network traffic to ensure critical data is prioritized accordingly. This capability is essential for maintaining quality of service across the network. Physically, the Brocade ICX6450-48 is compact, with dimensions of 1.7 inches in height, 17.44 inches in width, and 9.45 inches in depth, and a weight of 7.39 lb (3.35 kg), making it suitable for environments where space is at a premium. It operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 45°C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C, ensuring reliability and durability in various operational environments. Overall, the Brocade ICX6450-48 is a versatile and efficient switch that caters to the needs of modern networks, offering high performance, scalability, and reliability. Its comprehensive feature set makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, from small businesses to large enterprises, ensuring that networks can support the demands of today's data-driven world.


Part NumberBrocade ICX6450-48
Type48-port 1G Ethernet Switch
Expansion SlotsTwo 1G SFP+ (expandable to 10G)
Uplink/Stacking PortsTwo 1G/10G SFP+
Ethernet Ports48 RJ-45, 10/100/1000 Mbps
SFP/SFP+ Ports for Uplink/Stacking4 Total (with optional 2 port expansion)
Stacking Data Rate40 Gbps, Full Duplex
Maximum Units Per Stack8
Internal Power Supply100W AC
Redundant/External Power SupplyOptional, 525W
Switching Capacity176 Gbps, Full Duplex
Forwarding Rate132 Mpps, Full Duplex
MAC Address Capacity16,000 Entries
VLAN Capacity4096
Spanning Tree Instances253
Routing Capacity12,000 Entries for Brocade ICX 6450
Trunking Capacity8 Ports per Trunk, 127 Trunk Groups for Brocade ICX 6450
Priority Queues8 for Brocade ICX 6450
Dimensions1.7 in. (H) x 17.44 in. (W) x 9.45 in. (D) / 4.34 cm (H) x 44.3 cm (W) x 24 cm (D)
Weight7.39 lb / 3.35 kg
Minimum Operating Temperature0°C
Maximum Operating Temperature45°C
Storage Temperature Range−40°C to 70°C / −40°F to 158°F
Power Over Ethernet Ports48 (Supports PoE Class 3, internal power supply)

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