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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade ICX 7450 Series
Product Type: Switch
Original price $2,328.00 - Original price $2,833.00
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$2,328.00 - $2,833.00
Current price $2,833.00
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Product Description

The ICX7450-48F-E is a fiber switch offering 48-port 1 GbE SFP with additional connectivity options including 4×10 GbE SFP+ and 2×40 GbE QSFP+ for uplinks/stacking. It supports a switching capacity of 336 Gbps and a forwarding capacity of 250 Mpps, equipped with a single 250 W AC power supply and designed for efficient cooling with front-to-back airflow. This switch provides flexible expansion capabilities through its three modular slots, supporting up to 12 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+ and 2 40 GbE QSFP+ modular ports, alongside a high aggregated stacking bandwidth of 960 Gbps and the ability to stack up to 12 switches over a maximum distance of 10 km.

Key Feature for the ICX7450-48F-E

  • What are the key features of the 48-port 1 GbE SFP fiber switch bundle?
    The key features include 48×100/1000 Mbps SFP fixed ports, 4×10 GbE SFP+ and 2×40 GbE QSFP+ uplinks/stacking ports, one 250 W AC power supply, a fan with front-to-back airflow, 336 Gbps switching capacity, 250 Mpps forwarding capacity, and support for up to 12 switches in a stack with a maximum stacking distance of 10 km.
  • How many modular slots are available in this switch, and what is its part number?
    There are 3 modular slots available in the switch, designed to accommodate various modular port configurations for enhanced flexibility.
  • Can you detail the power supply specifications of the switch?
    The switch includes one 250 W AC power supply, with the system supporting a maximum output of 2×250 W for AC and 2×510 W for DC power supplies. It operates on AC: 100 to 240 VAC @ 50 to 60 Hz or DC: 40 to 60 VDC.
  • What is the maximum MAC address capacity of the device, and how does it impact network management?
    The device supports up to 32,768 MAC addresses, allowing for extensive device connectivity and efficient network management by facilitating traffic routing to specific hardware destinations.
  • Describe the physical dimensions and weight of the switch.
    The switch measures 440 mm in width, 393.7 mm in depth, and 43.7 mm in height, fitting in a 1U rack space. It weighs 6.8 kg (14.99 lb), making it suitable for standard rack installations.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for this switch?
    The switch operates within a temperature range of −5°C to 50°C (23°F to 122°F) and can be stored in temperatures ranging from −40°C to 70°C (−40°F to 158°F). Its noise level at 25°C is 46 dBA, as measured by ISO 7779 standards.
  • How does the aggregated stacking bandwidth and maximum stacking distance enhance network performance?
    The switch offers an aggregated stacking bandwidth of 960 Gbps and supports a maximum stacking distance of 10 km, enhancing network performance by facilitating high-speed connections and flexibility in switch placement across extended distances.
  • What types and maximum number of modular ports does the switch support?
    The switch supports various types of modular ports, including a maximum of 4 for 1 Gbps SFP, 12 for 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+, 12 for 1/10GBASE-T RJ45, and 2 for 40 GbE QSFP+.
  • What is the significance of the switch's forwarding and switching capacities?
    The switch boasts a forwarding capacity of 250 Mpps and a switching capacity of 336 Gbps, indicating its ability to process large volumes of data efficiently and maintain high-speed network operations.
  • Can the power supply of the switch handle dual AC or DC inputs, and what are the implications for redundancy?
    Yes, the switch's power supply can handle dual inputs, with rated maximum outputs of 2×250 W for AC and 2×510 W for DC. This dual input capability allows for power redundancy, enhancing system reliability and uptime by ensuring continuous operation in the event of a single power supply failure.

Product Review

The Brocade ICX7450-48F-E switch offers significant flexibility and scalability with its 48-port 1 GbE SFP configuration, complemented by 4×10 GbE and 2×40 GbE uplink/stacking options, supporting a high-density network environment. However, its single 250 W AC power supply and one fan design could pose limitations in redundancy and cooling efficiency for high-demand deployments. With a switching capacity of 336 Gbps and forwarding capacity of 250 Mpps, it is well-equipped for handling substantial data traffic, though the potential for power and cooling constraints warrants consideration for intensive applications.


The Brocade ICX7450-48F-E is a versatile switch designed for enterprise networks, offering a blend of performance, scalability, and efficiency. This 1U rack-mountable device features 48 1 GbE SFP fiber ports, complemented by a range of high-speed uplink and stacking options, including four 10 GbE SFP+ and two 40 GbE QSFP+ ports. This configuration ensures ample bandwidth for both upstream connections and inter-switch links, supporting demanding applications and traffic levels. At the core of the ICX7450-48F-E's capabilities is its impressive switching capacity of 336 Gbps and a forwarding capacity of 250 Mpps, both measured in full duplex mode. This performance allows the switch to handle large volumes of data efficiently, minimizing bottlenecks and maximizing throughput. The switch is equipped with a single 250 W AC power supply and features a fan with front-to-back airflow, optimizing cooling and energy efficiency. The device's modular design includes three slots that can host additional ports to meet varying connectivity needs. These modular ports support a mix of 1 Gbps SFP, 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+, 1/10GBASE-T RJ45, and 40 GbE QSFP+ interfaces, offering flexibility in network design and expansion. The switch supports up to 12 switches in a stack, with a maximum stacking bandwidth of 960 Gbps and a maximum stacking distance of 10 km, ensuring high performance and reliability across distributed network environments. - Aggregated Stacking Bandwidth: 960 Gbps - Maximum Stacking Distance: 10 km - Switching Capacity: 336 Gbps The ICX7450-48F-E can store up to 32,768 MAC addresses, accommodating large and dynamic networks. The power supply is rated for a maximum output of 250 W for AC configurations and 510 W for DC, ensuring reliable operation under various power conditions. The switch's compact dimensions and light weight make it suitable for space-constrained installations. With an operating temperature range from −5°C to 50°C and a storage temperature range from −40°C to 70°C, the ICX7450-48F-E is built to withstand challenging environmental conditions. Its acoustic noise level of 46 dBA at 25°C ensures quiet operation, making it suitable for office environments. In summary, the Brocade ICX7450-48F-E combines high-density fiber connectivity with advanced features and modular flexibility, making it an ideal solution for enterprises looking to build high-performance, scalable, and resilient networks. Its comprehensive set of specifications addresses the needs of modern data centers and demanding IT environments, offering a reliable foundation for supporting critical applications and services.


Item Number and Manufacturer Brocade ICX7450-48F-E
Type and Count of Ports 48-port 1 GbE SFP, includes 4×10 GbE SFP+ and 2×40 GbE QSFP+ for uplinks/stacking
Power Supply Unit Single 250 W AC unit
Cooling Mechanism One fan with airflow from front to back
Switching Capability 336 Gbps bi-directional
Forwarding Rate 250 million packets per second (Mpps)
Standard Ports 48 SFP slots supporting 100/1000 Mbps
Number of Expansion Slots 3
Expansion Port Options - 1 Gbps SFP Maximum of 4
Expansion Port Options - 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+ Up to 12
Expansion Port Options - 1/10GBASE-T RJ45 Maximum 12
Expansion Port Options - 40 GbE QSFP+ Up to 2
Total Stacking Bandwidth 960 Gbps
Stacking Capability Maximum of 12 switches per stack
Maximum Stacking Range Up to 10 km
Power Input Specs AC: 100-240 VAC @ 50-60 Hz, DC: 40-60 VDC
MAC Address Capacity 32,768 entries
Maximum Power Output (AC) 500 W total
Maximum Power Output (DC) 1020 W total
Mass 6.8 kilograms
Physical Dimensions 440 mm wide × 393.7 mm deep × 43.7 mm high; 1U height
Noise Level at 25°C 46 dBA
Operational Temperature Range -5°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C

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