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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade NI-CER Series
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $469.00
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Current price $469.00
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Product Description

The NI-CER-2048CX-AC features a network interface with 48×1 GbE copper (RJ45) ports and 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks, designed for high-density connectivity. It supports a forwarding performance of 136 Gbps and a packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps, with a 192 MB buffering capacity. This model is equipped with a 500 W AC power supply, offering 1+1 power supply redundancy and M+N fan redundancy, ensuring reliable operation in environments up to 10,000 ft (3048 m) altitude.

Key Feature for the NI-CER-2048CX-AC

  • What is the port configuration of the networking device?
    The device includes 48×1 GbE copper (RJ45) ports and 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks.
  • How does the device's forwarding performance rate?
    The forwarding performance is 136 Gbps, with a packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps.
  • What are the power supply options available for this device?
    It supports internal AC or DC power supply options.
  • Can you explain the power redundancy features?
    The device offers 1+1 power supply redundancy to ensure continuous operation.
  • What type of cooling system does the device use?
    It utilizes an M+N fan redundancy system with front to back airflow.
  • What is the maximum power consumption of the device?
    The maximum power consumption is 305 Watts for both AC and DC inputs.
  • What are the device's physical dimensions?
    The dimensions are 17.4 in. W × 1.7 in. H × 17.6 in. D (44.3 cm × 4.4 cm × 44.8 cm).
  • What operating conditions is the device designed for?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and can operate up to 10,000 ft (3048 m) in altitude. Non-operating conditions include temperatures from –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F) and up to 15,000 ft (4500 m) in altitude.
  • Does the device have any built-in Layer 2 capabilities?
    Yes, it includes all classic Layer 2 capabilities.
  • Are there combination ports available on this device?
    No, the device does not feature combination ports.

Product Review

The Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-AC offers a high port density with 48×1 GbE copper ports complemented by 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks, catering to environments requiring extensive connectivity. While its forwarding performance at 136 Gbps and packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps are suitable for mid-sized network backbones, the unit's single 500 W AC power supply, despite having an option for 1+1 redundancy, could be a limitation for scenarios demanding higher power availability. Additionally, the device's power consumption and thermal output are considerable, which could impact operational costs and cooling requirements in dense deployments.


The Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-AC is a compact, high-performance networking switch designed for enterprise and data center environments. This device is equipped with 48×1 GbE copper (RJ45) ports and 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks, offering a high degree of connectivity and bandwidth for various network requirements. It supports 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet speeds, enabling flexibility in connection speeds and facilitating the integration of older devices. The switch's forwarding performance reaches up to 136 Gbps, with a packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps, ensuring swift data transfer across the network. It features a buffering capacity of 192 MB, which helps manage traffic surges and prevents packet loss, maintaining the integrity of data transmission. Power supply options for the Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-AC include an internal 500 W AC power supply, with the option for either AC or DC input. It supports 1+1 power supply redundancy and M+N fan redundancy, enhancing the reliability and uptime of the network infrastructure. The switch operates efficiently, with a maximum power consumption of 305 Watts for both AC and DC inputs and a maximum thermal output of 1041 BTU/hour. Designed for durability and long-term use, the switch measures 17.4 inches in width, 1.7 inches in height, and 17.6 inches in depth, making it suitable for standard rack installations. It operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and can withstand non-operating temperatures from –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F). The device can function at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3048 m) when operating and 15,000 ft (4500 m) in non-operating conditions. Humidity tolerance is set at 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing for operating environments, and a maximum of 95% for non-operating conditions, ensuring performance stability in various environmental settings. Key features of the Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-AC include: -
  • 48×1 GbE RJ45 ports and 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks for extensive connectivity.
  • Internal AC or DC power supply options with redundancy for reliable operation.
  • Front to back airflow design, supporting efficient cooling and system performance.
This switch does not support combination ports but maintains all classic Layer 2 capabilities, offering a solid foundation for building or expanding network infrastructures. Its comprehensive feature set and robust performance metrics make it a valuable asset for managing high-volume network traffic and ensuring continuous, reliable service.


Item Description
Model Number Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-AC
Interfaces 48x1GbE RJ45 interfaces, 2x10GbE XFP uplinks
Power Unit Single 500W AC supply
Port Configuration 48 ports 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (RJ45), 2 ports 10 Gigabit Ethernet (XFP)
Throughput Capability 136 Gbps
Rate of Packet Processing 101 Million packets per second (Mpps)
Memory Buffer 192 Megabytes
Power Options Available with either AC or DC internal supplies
Power Redundancy 1+1 scheme
Cooling Redundancy M+N configuration
Cooling Direction Front to back airflow
Max AC Power Draw 305 Watts
Max DC Power Draw 305 Watts
Heat Dissipation 1041 BTU/hour
Physical Dimensions 17.4 in width x 1.7 in height x 17.6 in depth (44.3 cm x 4.4 cm x 44.8 cm)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F)
Operating Humidity 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Storage Humidity Up to 95%, non-condensing
Operating Altitude Up to 10,000 ft (3048 m)
Storage Altitude Up to 15,000 ft (4500 m)
10GbE Uplinks Availability Yes, integrated
Layer 2 Features Full support for standard Layer 2 services
Combo Ports None

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