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Product Line: Brocade NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,872.00
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Product Description

The NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM is equipped with 48×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP ports and supports 10 G uplinks, ensuring high-capacity connectivity and optimal network performance. It delivers a forwarding performance of 96 Gbps and a packet forwarding performance of 71 Mpps, with a buffering capacity of 128 MB. This device features a 500 W AC power supply, with options for internal AC or DC power supply and 1+1 power supply redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted operation in various environmental conditions, including an operating temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and a non-operating temperature range of –25°C to 70°C.

Key Feature for the NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM

  • What is the port density of the 48×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP networking device?
    The port density is 48 100/1000 SFP ports.
  • Can the networking device operate with both AC and DC power supplies?
    Yes, it supports internal AC or DC power supply options.
  • What is the forwarding performance of the device?
    The forwarding performance is 96 Gbps.
  • Is there power supply redundancy in this device?
    Yes, it features 1+1 power supply redundancy.
  • How much buffering does the device offer?
    The device offers 128 MB of buffering.
  • What are the fan redundancy specifications?
    The device supports M+N fan redundancy.
  • What is the maximum AC power consumption of the device?
    The maximum AC power consumption is 280 Watts.
  • Does the device support 10 G uplinks?
    Yes, it has built-in support for 10 G uplinks.
  • What are the device's 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 is the operating temperature range for the device?
    The operating temperature range is 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).

Product Review

The Brocade NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM offers a solid forwarding performance of 96 Gbps and packet forwarding rate of 71 Mpps, paired with a high port density of 48 100/1000 SFP ports, making it suitable for environments demanding high throughput and flexibility. However, its power consumption and thermal output are considerable, with maximum values of 280 Watts and 956 BTU/hour respectively, which could impact operational costs and cooling requirements in dense deployments. Additionally, while the device supports essential Layer 2 capabilities and 10 G uplinks, the lack of combination ports may limit connectivity options for some network designs.


The Brocade NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM is a network switch designed for efficiency and high performance in enterprise environments. It features 48×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP ports, providing flexibility in connecting various devices and network segments. This device supports both 100 and 1000 Mbps speeds on its SFP ports, catering to diverse network demands. At the core of its performance, the switch boasts a forwarding capacity of 96 Gbps and a packet forwarding rate of 71 Mpps, ensuring rapid data transmission across the network. With a 128 MB buffer, the NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM effectively manages data flow, reducing congestion and improving overall network reliability. Power efficiency is a key aspect of this model. It comes equipped with one 500 W AC power supply, with options for either AC or DC internal power supplies. The device supports power supply redundancy in a 1+1 configuration, enhancing its reliability and uptime. Additionally, fan redundancy is implemented in an M+N configuration, ensuring the system remains cool and operational under various conditions. The airflow direction is from front to back, optimizing cooling in standard rack setups. Regarding power consumption, the maximum for both AC and DC inputs is 280 Watts, translating to a thermal output of 956 BTU/hour. This efficiency in power use is crucial for maintaining lower operational costs in data centers and network closets. The physical dimensions of the NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM are 17.4 inches in width, 1.7 inches in height, and 17.6 inches in depth, making it a compact solution that fits well in standard 19-inch racks. This size efficiency does not compromise its operational capabilities, as the device is designed to operate in a wide range of environmental conditions. It can function at temperatures from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and can withstand non-operating temperatures ranging from -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F). Humidity levels are also well-tolerated, with the device operating smoothly at 5% to 90% relative humidity at 40°C (104°F), and up to 95% in non-operating conditions. Altitude does not pose a significant limitation to the NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM, as it is rated to operate at up to 10,000 feet (3048 m) and can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 feet (4500 m). Key features include:
  • 10 GbE uplinks built-in, providing high-speed connectivity options for uplinking to higher-layer devices.
  • Support for all classic Layer 2 capabilities, ensuring comprehensive network segmentation, security, and management features.
  • No combination ports, dedicating each port to specific functionalities without compromise.
In summary, the Brocade NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM combines high port density, power efficiency, and environmental resilience, making it a suitable choice for enterprise networks seeking reliable performance and adaptability.


Item Number and Maker Brocade NI-CER-2048F-ADVPREM
Interface Type 48×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber SFP interfaces
Power Unit Single 500 W AC power module
Port Configuration 48 ports supporting 100/1000 Mbps SFP
Data Throughput 96 Gbps
Data Processing Rate 71 Million packets per second
Memory Buffer 128 Megabytes
Power Supply Variants Available in AC or DC internal units
Redundancy for Power Supply Supports 1+1 scheme
Cooling Redundancy Configurable M+N
Cooling Airflow Direction Front to back airflow design
AC Power Maximum Usage 280 Watts (100 to 240 V AC)
DC Power Maximum Usage 280 Watts
Peak Heat Dissipation 956 BTU per hour
Unit Dimensions 17.4 in. width × 1.7 in. height × 17.6 in. depth (44.3 cm × 4.4 cm × 44.8 cm)
Functional Temperature Range Operating: 0°C to 40°C, Non-operating: –25°C to 70°C
Ambient Humidity Levels Operating: 5% to 90% at 40°C, Non-operating: Up to 95%, non-condensing
Operational Altitude Limit Up to 10,000 ft (3048 m)
Storage Altitude Limit Up to 15,000 ft (4500 m)
Support for 10 G Uplinks Integrated support available
Layer 2 Features Includes all standard Layer 2 functionalities
Hybrid Port Availability Not available

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