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Product Line: Brocade NI-CER-2024F-RT-DC
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,270.00
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Product Description

The NI-CER-2024F-RT-DC is a Brocade-based networking device featuring 24×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP ports and four combination 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, designed for versatile connectivity. It offers an optional 2×10 GbE slot for high-speed uplinks and is powered by a single 500 W DC power supply, ensuring reliable operation. The device supports up to 88 Gbps forwarding performance with the 2×10 GbE module installed and includes advanced features such as 64 MB of buffering, scalable to 128 MB for enhanced data handling, ensuring efficient network traffic management.

Key Feature for the NI-CER-2024F-RT-DC

  • What is the port density of the 24×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP networking device?
    The device has 24 100/1000 Hybrid Fiber SFP ports and an optional slot for 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks.
  • Does the device support 10 G uplinks?
    Yes, it includes an optional slot for 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks.
  • What type of combination ports does the device offer?
    It offers four combination 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports.
  • What is the forwarding performance of the device without and with the 2×10 GbE module installed?
    The forwarding performance is 48 Gbps without the module and 88 Gbps with the 2×10 GbE module installed.
  • How does packet forwarding performance change with the installation of the 2×10 GbE module?
    Packet forwarding performance is 36 Mpps without the module and 65 Mpps with the module installed.
  • What are the buffering capacities without and with the 2×10 GbE uplinks?
    Buffering is 64 MB without the uplinks and 128 MB with the 2×10 GbE uplinks.
  • What power supply options are available for the device?
    The device supports internal AC or DC power supply options, with 1+1 power supply redundancy.
  • How does the device manage cooling?
    The device utilizes M+N fan redundancy with front to back airflow.
  • What are the maximum power consumption and thermal output?
    Maximum power consumption is 160 Watts for both AC and DC, with a thermal output of 546 BTU/hour.
  • Can the device operate in high temperature and altitude environments?
    Yes, it operates in temperatures from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3048 m) operating and 15,000 ft (4500 m) non-operating.

Product Review

The Brocade NI-CER-2024F-RT-DC offers a solid base of 24x1 GbE SFP ports with the flexibility of adding an optional 2x10 GbE uplink module, catering to networks needing both standard and enhanced throughput capabilities. However, the unit comes with a single 500W DC power supply, lacking built-in redundancy which could be a critical shortfall in environments demanding high availability. Additionally, while it supports up to 88 Gbps forwarding performance with the 10 GbE module, the non-expandable 64 MB to 128 MB buffer size may limit performance under heavy traffic loads, potentially impacting data-intensive applications.


The Brocade NI-CER-2024F-RT-DC is a networking switch designed for high-density environments requiring efficient and reliable data transfer. It features 24×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP ports along with four combination 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports. This configuration offers flexibility in connecting a variety of devices, from servers to storage systems, across a network infrastructure. One of the key characteristics of this switch is the option to expand its capabilities through an additional 2×10 GbE slot, which accommodates XFP uplinks. This optional feature allows for significant bandwidth expansion, catering to environments where data throughput and speed are critical. The switch comes equipped with a 500 W DC power supply, ensuring stable operation even in demanding situations. Performance-wise, the NI-CER-2024F-RT-DC delivers forwarding performance of 48 Gbps, which can be enhanced to 88 Gbps with the installation of the 2×10 GbE module. Packet forwarding performance stands at 36 Mpps, escalating to 65 Mpps with the 2×10 GbE module. This level of performance ensures smooth data transmission across the network, minimizing delays and bottlenecks. The switch's buffering capacity is another highlight, with 64 MB available, doubling to 128 MB with the 2×10 GbE uplinks. This feature is crucial for managing data flow and preventing packet loss during high traffic periods. Power supply options include internal AC or DC, with 1+1 redundancy for enhanced reliability. Furthermore, the switch features M+N fan redundancy, ensuring continuous operation by preventing overheating. Airflow is designed from front to back, optimizing cooling in standard rack setups. Regarding power consumption, the maximum for both AC and DC configurations is 160 Watts, with a thermal output of 546 BTU/hour. These specifications ensure that the switch operates efficiently, minimizing energy costs and heat generation. The physical dimensions of the NI-CER-2024F-RT-DC are 17.4 in. W × 1.7 in. H × 17.6 in. D, making it a compact solution for rack-mounted environments. It operates optimally within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and can withstand non-operating temperatures from –25°C to 70°C. Humidity tolerance is set at 5% to 90% at 40°C for operating conditions, ensuring reliability even in varied environmental conditions. For non-operating storage, the maximum relative humidity is 95%, non-condensing. The switch can operate at altitudes up to 10,000 ft, with a non-operating maximum of 15,000 ft. This feature ensures consistent performance across various installation sites, from data centers to remote office locations. Key specifications include: -
  • 24×1 GbE HF SFP and 4 combo RJ45 ports
  • Optional 2×10 GbE slot for XFP uplinks
  • 500 W DC power supply
Overall, the Brocade NI-CER-2024F-RT-DC offers a comprehensive solution for network environments requiring high-density connectivity, reliability, and scalability. Its design and features make it suitable for a wide range of applications, from enterprise data centers to high-performance computing environments.


Part NumberBrocade NI-CER-2024F-RT-DC
Port Configuration24x1 GbE SFP Hybrid Fiber interfaces with four integrated 10/100/1000 Base-T ports
Expansion SlotOne slot available for 2x10 GbE XFP modules
Power SupplyOne 500 W DC unit
Port Density24 SFP ports for 100/1000 Hybrid Fiber, with an additional module for 2x10 GbE XFP connections
10 GbE UplinksAvailable through optional 2x10 GbE XFP module slot
Combo PortsIncludes 4 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ45 ports
Switching Capacity48 Gbps, expands to 88 Gbps with 2x10 GbE module
Packet Forwarding Rate36 Mpps, increases to 65 Mpps with 2x10 GbE module
Memory Buffer64 MB, upgrades to 128 MB with 2x10 GbE uplinks
Power Supply OptionsSupports both AC and DC internal power supplies
Power RedundancySupports 1+1 configuration
Fan RedundancySupports M+N configuration
Airflow DirectionFront to back
AC Power ConsumptionUp to 160 Watts (100 to 240 V AC)
DC Power Consumption160 Watts
Heat Dissipation546 BTU/hour
Size (WxHxD)17.4 in x 1.7 in x 17.6 in (44.3 cm x 4.4 cm x 44.8 cm)
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature–25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F)
Operating Humidity5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Storage HumidityUp to 95% at non-operational state, non-condensing
Operating AltitudeUp to 10,000 ft (3048 m)
Storage AltitudeUp to 15,000 ft (4500 m)

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