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Product Line: Brocade NI-CES-2048FX-AC
Product Type: Network Interface Card
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,398.00
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Product Description

The NetIron CES 2048FX features 48 100/1000 Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP ports and 2x10G XFP uplinks, designed for high-density networking environments. It delivers a forwarding performance of 136 Gbps and packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps, with a 192 MB buffer to efficiently manage network traffic. Supporting a 500W AC power supply with 1+1 redundancy and M+N fan redundancy, this device ensures reliable operation, featuring front to back air flow, and consumes a maximum of 295W power.

Key Feature for the NI-CES-2048FX-AC

  • What is the forwarding performance of the NetIron CES 2048FX?
    The forwarding performance of the NetIron CES 2048FX is 136 Gbps.
  • How many 100/1000 Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP ports are available on this device?
    The device has 48 100/1000 Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP ports.
  • Does the NetIron CES 2048FX support power supply redundancy?
    Yes, the NetIron CES 2048FX supports 1+1 power supply redundancy.
  • What are the uplink capabilities of this model?
    This model includes 2x10G XFP uplinks.
  • What type of power supply options are available for the NetIron CES 2048FX?
    The NetIron CES 2048FX supports internal AC or DC power supply options.
  • Can you describe the fan redundancy feature of this device?
    The device features M+N fan redundancy, ensuring improved reliability and system cooling.
  • What is the maximum AC power consumption of the NetIron CES 2048FX?
    The maximum AC power consumption is 295 watts.
  • Is there support for jumbo frames on the NetIron CES 2048FX?
    Yes, the device supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes.
  • What are the dimensions of the NetIron CES 2048FX?
    The dimensions are 17.44”w x 1.7”h x 17.25”d (44.3w x 4.4h x 43.9d cm).
  • What is the packet forwarding performance of this model?
    The packet forwarding performance of the NetIron CES 2048FX is 101 Mpps.

Product Review

The Brocade NI-CES-2048FX-AC offers a high port density with 48x1G Hybrid Fiber SFP ports and 2x10G XFP uplinks, catering well to environments requiring extensive fiber connectivity. Its forwarding performance is substantial at 136 Gbps with a packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps, ensuring efficient data handling for high-demand networks. However, the device is limited by a single 500W AC power supply, which may pose a challenge in scenarios requiring power redundancy for higher reliability.


The Brocade NI-CES-2048FX-AC is a high-performance networking switch designed to meet the demands of data-intensive environments. This device is equipped with 48 1G Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP ports, offering flexibility for various networking requirements. Additionally, it features 2x10G XFP uplinks, enhancing connectivity and bandwidth for upstream or inter-switch links. With a forwarding performance of 136 Gbps and packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps, the Brocade NI-CES-2048FX-AC ensures efficient handling of network traffic, minimizing latency and improving overall network responsiveness. Its buffering capacity of 192 MB allows for effective management of data bursts, ensuring smooth transmission of high-volume traffic without loss or delay. The switch is powered by a single 500W AC power supply, with options for either internal AC or DC power sources. It supports power supply redundancy in a 1+1 configuration, ensuring uninterrupted operation in the event of a power supply failure. Additionally, it features M+N fan redundancy, guaranteeing consistent cooling and reliable performance under various operating conditions. Air flow within the unit is designed to move from front to back, optimizing cooling efficiency and maintaining operational integrity even in high-temperature environments. The maximum power consumption is rated at 295 Watts for both AC and DC configurations, with a thermal output of 1007 BTU per hour, ensuring energy efficiency without compromising on performance. The dimensions of the Brocade NI-CES-2048FX-AC are 17.44 inches wide, 1.7 inches high, and 17.25 inches deep (44.3w x 4.4h x 43.9d cm), making it suitable for standard rack-mount installations. It is designed to operate within a temperature range of 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F) and can withstand a relative humidity of 5% to 90% at 40° C (104° F), non-condensing. The device's operating altitude is capped at 10,000 feet (3,048 m), ensuring reliability even in elevated installations. For storage, the switch can be kept in temperatures ranging from -25º C to 70º C (-13º F to 158° F) with a maximum storage humidity of 95%, non-condensing. It also supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes, enabling the efficient handling of large data packets and reducing the processing load on network devices. Key specifications include: -
  • 48x1G Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP ports and 2x10G XFP uplinks for high-density connectivity.
  • 136 Gbps forwarding performance and 101 Mpps packet forwarding rate for efficient data handling.
  • Power supply and fan redundancy for continuous operation and reliability.
The Brocade NI-CES-2048FX-AC is designed to deliver high performance, reliability, and scalability, making it an ideal solution for enterprise networks, data centers, and high-demand networking environments. Its comprehensive feature set ensures that it can handle the rigorous demands of modern data traffic, providing a seamless and efficient networking experience.


Part Number and ManufacturerBrocade NI-CES-2048FX-AC
Model NameNetIron CES 2048FX
Fiber Ports48x1G Hybrid Fiber SFP Ports
AC Power SupplySingle 500W AC Unit
Uplink InterfacesDual 10G XFP
Port Configuration48 100/1000 Hybrid Fiber SFP with Dual 10G XFP Uplinks
10G Uplink AvailabilityYes, Integrated
Combo Ports AvailabilityNo
Throughput Capacity136 Gbps
Packets per Second Rate101 Million pps
Memory Buffer192 MB
Power OptionsChoice of Internal AC or DC
Power Supply Backup1+1 Redundancy
Cooling RedundancyM+N
Cooling DirectionFront to Back Airflow
Max AC Consumption295 Watts
Max DC Consumption295 Watts
Heat Dissipation1007 BTU/hr
Physical Dimensions17.44w x 1.7h x 17.25d inches / 44.3w x 4.4h x 43.9d cm
Operational Temperature Range0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F)
Humidity Tolerance in Operation5% to 90% @ 40° C (104° F), Non-condensing
Max Operational Altitude10,000 ft (3,048 m)
Temperature Range for Storage-25º C to 70º C (-13º F to 158° F)
Support for Jumbo FramesUp to 9,216 bytes
Humidity Tolerance in StorageUp to 95% Non-condensing

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