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Product Line: Brocade ICX
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $5,344.00
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Product Description

The Brocade ICX 6650-56-E-ADV features 32 10 GbE SFP+ ports with a PoD license to enable an additional 24 10 GbE SFP+ ports, alongside two 250 W AC power supplies and two fan units supporting exhaust airflow, without optics. It supports a 56-port 10GBASE-X SFP+ configuration at dual-speed 1/10 GbE, 2-port 4×10GBASE-X QSFP+ at 10 GbE, and 4-port 40GBASE-X QSFP+ at 40 GbE, with an 8 MB packet buffer, 1600 Gbps line-speed full-duplex throughput, and a 1190 Mpps forwarding capacity. Additional specs include 1100 to 1800 nanosecond latency, support for 4096 VLANs, up to 64,000 MAC addresses, with a system size of 429.0 mm width, 44 mm height, 406.4 mm depth, and weighing 8.41 kg, designed for operations in environments ranging from 0°C to 40°C.

Key Feature for the ICX6650-56-E-ADV

  • What are the port specifications of the Brocade ICX 6650?
    The Brocade ICX 6650 includes 56 10GBASE-X SFP+ ports, 2 4×10GBASE-X QSFP+ ports, and 4 40GBASE-X QSFP+ ports.
  • How does the PoD license enhance the ICX 6650?
    The PoD license enables an additional 24 10 GbE SFP+ ports on the ICX 6650, expanding its connectivity options.
  • What are the power specifications of this device?
    The device includes two 250 W AC power supplies, with a maximum power consumption of 230 W and supports an input voltage of 100 to 240 VAC nominal.
  • Can the ICX 6650 support 1 GbE speeds on its 10 GbE ports?
    Yes, the 56-port 10GBASE-X SFP+ supports dual-speed, allowing for both 1 GbE and 10 GbE connectivity.
  • What is the system weight of the ICX 6650?
    The system weight is 8.41 kg (18.5 lb) including two power supplies and two fan units, without transceivers.
  • What VLAN and MAC address capacities does the ICX 6650 support?
    It supports up to 4096 VLANs and 64,000 MAC addresses.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for the ICX 6650?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), with a non-operating temperature range of −25°C to 70°C (−23°F to 158°F). Humidity is 5% to 95% non-condensing.
  • What is the latency and throughput capability of the ICX 6650?
    The device features 1100 to 1800 nanosecond latency, 1600 Gbps line-speed full-duplex throughput, and a 1190 Mpps forwarding capacity.
  • How does the airflow design of the ICX 6650 work?
    The ICX 6650 uses two fan units designed for exhaust airflow to maintain optimal operating temperatures.
  • What is the noise level and heat dissipation of the ICX 6650?
    The operating noise level is 46.7 dB, with a heat dissipation of 478 BTU/hour.

Product Review

The Brocade ICX6650-56-E-ADV offers high-density connectivity with 32 10GbE SFP+ ports and an optional Pod license to enable an additional 24 10GbE SFP+ ports, catering to environments demanding high bandwidth and scalability. Despite its impressive 1600 Gbps full-duplex throughput and support for up to 4096 VLANs, the device's maximum power consumption of 230W and the operational noise level of 46.7 dB may be concerns for energy-sensitive and noise-averse installations. Additionally, the lack of pre-included optics might increase the overall investment for some deployments, although the flexibility in transceiver choice can be beneficial for tailored network configurations.


The Brocade ICX6650-56-E-ADV is a high-performance networking switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and enterprise networks. With its advanced hardware specifications, this switch offers exceptional throughput, capacity, and scalability for intensive network environments. At the core of the ICX6650-56-E-ADV are 32 10 GbE SFP+ ports, which are initially enabled, providing high-speed connectivity and data transfer rates. Additionally, a PoD license is available to activate an extra 24 10 GbE SFP+ ports, significantly expanding the network's capacity without the need for immediate physical expansion. This feature ensures that the switch can adapt to growing network demands without extensive hardware changes. The switch also includes two 250 W AC power supplies and two fan units with exhaust airflow, ensuring reliable operation and optimal cooling under various conditions. Despite the absence of optics, the hardware is engineered for high performance and durability. Key specifications include: - 56-port 10GBASE-X SFP+ for dual-speed 1/10 GbE connectivity. - 2-port 4×10GBASE-X QSFP+ and 4-port 40GBASE-X QSFP+ for 10 GbE and 40 GbE connections, respectively. - An 8 MB packet buffer, supporting efficient data processing and transfer. The switch boasts a 1600 Gbps line-speed full-duplex throughput and a forwarding capacity of 1190 Mpps, ensuring efficient handling of high-volume network traffic without bottlenecks. Network latency is maintained between 1100 to 1800 nanoseconds, providing swift data transmission that is crucial for time-sensitive applications. Support for up to 4096 VLANs and 64,000 MAC addresses enables complex network segmentation and wide device support, essential for large-scale and diverse network environments. The physical dimensions of the switch are 429.0 mm in width, 44 mm in height, and 406.4 mm in depth, with a system weight of 8.41 kg when equipped with two power supplies and fans but without transceivers, making it suitable for standard rack-mount installations. Power efficiency is a notable feature, with a maximum power output of 250 W per power supply and a maximum power consumption of 230 W. The switch operates on a nominal input voltage of 100 to 240 VAC and supports a line frequency of 50 to 60 Hz. Operational temperatures range from 0°C to 40°C, with a non-operating temperature tolerance of −25°C to 70°C. Noise levels are maintained at 46.7 dB, with a heat dissipation rate of 478 BTU/hour, and humidity tolerance ranges from 5% to 95% non-condensing, ensuring reliable performance under varying environmental conditions. In summary, the Brocade ICX6650-56-E-ADV is engineered for high-capacity, efficient, and scalable network operations. Its comprehensive set of features and specifications make it an ideal choice for enterprises and data centers looking to enhance their network infrastructure with a switch that delivers high performance, reliability, and adaptability.


Item NumberICX6650-56-E-ADV
Initial 10 GbE SFP+ Ports Configuration32 enabled ports
License for Additional PortsActivate up to 24 more 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Power Supplies IncludedTwo units, 250 W AC each
Cooling MechanismIncludes two exhaust airflow fan units, no optics
Available Ports56 x 10GBASE-X SFP+ (supports 1/10 GbE), 2 x 4×10GBASE-X QSFP+ (10 GbE), 4 x 40GBASE-X QSFP+ (40 GbE)
Buffer Size8 MB for packets
Throughput1600 Gbps, full-duplex mode
Packet Forwarding Rate1190 million packets per second (Mpps)
Network LatencyBetween 1100 and 1800 nanoseconds
Maximum VLANs4096 supported
MAC Address CapacitySupport for up to 64,000 MAC addresses
DimensionsWidth: 429.0 mm, Height: 44 mm, Depth: 406.4 mm
Weight8.41 kg including two power units and fan units, excluding transceivers
Power Output Max250 W for each power supply
Maximum Energy Use230 W
Input Voltage Range100 to 240 VAC
Frequency of Input Line50 to 60 Hz
Operational Temperature RangeFrom 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature RangeFrom -25°C to 70°C
Acoustic Output46.7 dB during operation
Thermal Output478 BTU per hour
Humidity Tolerance (Operational)5% to 95%, non-condensing

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