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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade Network Interface Cards (NICs)
Product Type: Ethernet Network Adapter
Original price $0.00 - Original price $503.00
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$0.00 - $503.00
Current price $503.00
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Product Description

The NI-CER-2024C-AC features 24×1 GbE copper (RJ45) ports and four combination 100/1000 SFP ports, with an additional optional 2×10 GbE slot for expanded connectivity. It delivers forwarding performance up to 48 Gbps, which can be enhanced to 88 Gbps with the installation of the 2×10 GbE module, and supports a packet forwarding performance of 36 Mpps, increasing to 65 Mpps with the 2×10 GbE module. This switch 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 with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 40°C.

Key Feature for the NICER2024CAC

  • What is the port density of this networking device?
    The device has 24 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, with 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.
  • Are combination ports available on this device?
    Yes, there are 4 combination 10/100/1000 RJ45/SFP ports.
  • Can you detail the forwarding performance of the device?
    The device has a forwarding performance of 48 Gbps, which increases to 88 Gbps with the 2×10 GbE module installed.
  • What packet forwarding performance does the device offer?
    It offers a packet forwarding performance of 36 Mpps, increasing to 65 Mpps with the 2×10 GbE module installed.
  • How much buffering capacity does the device have?
    The device comes with 64 MB of buffering, which expands to 128 MB with 2×10 GbE uplinks.
  • What are the power supply options for this device?
    The device supports internal AC or DC power supply options.
  • Is there power supply redundancy?
    Yes, the device features 1+1 power supply redundancy.
  • What type of cooling redundancy does the device use?
    The device uses M+N fan redundancy for cooling.
  • What are the maximum power consumption and thermal output?
    The maximum AC and DC power consumption is 135 Watts, with a thermal output of 461 BTU/hour.

Product Review

The Brocade NI-CER-2024C-AC offers a solid port density with 24×1 GbE RJ45 ports and the flexibility of four combination 100/1000 SFP ports, catering well to environments requiring a mix of fiber and copper connections. However, the optional 2×10 GbE slot, while providing a path for network expansion, may not suffice for high-density environments looking to future-proof their infrastructure. Performance-wise, the switch delivers up to 88 Gbps forwarding performance with the 2×10 GbE module installed, but its single power supply and lack of power supply redundancy could be a concern for critical applications requiring higher availability.


The Brocade NI-CER-2024C-AC is a networking switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and enterprise networks. It provides a high level of port density and performance capabilities to support a wide range of applications and workloads. This device includes 24×1 GbE copper (RJ45) ports and four combination 100/1000 SFP ports for flexible connectivity options. Additionally, there is an optional slot for a 2×10 GbE module, allowing for uplink expansion to accommodate growing network demands. The switch is equipped with a 500 W AC power supply, ensuring reliable power delivery for all connected devices. The port density of the NI-CER-2024C-AC includes 24 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports. These ports support auto-negotiation, allowing them to automatically select the best speed and duplex mode for connected devices. The optional slot for 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks provides the ability to increase throughput for data-intensive applications.
  • Forwarding performance of 48 Gbps, which increases to 88 Gbps with the 2×10 GbE module installed.
  • Packet forwarding performance of 36 Mpps (million packets per second), scaling up to 65 Mpps with the 2×10 GbE module.
  • Buffering capacity of 64 MB, which doubles to 128 MB with the addition of 2×10 GbE uplinks.
Power supply options for the NI-CER-2024C-AC include an internal AC or DC power supply, with support for 1+1 power supply redundancy. This feature ensures continuous operation in the event of a power supply failure. Fan redundancy is also supported with an M+N configuration, providing additional reliability and uptime by automatically compensating for fan failures. Airflow for this device is designed from front to back, optimizing cooling efficiency for rack-mounted configurations. The maximum power consumption is 135 Watts, whether using AC or DC power, with a maximum thermal output of 461 BTU/hour. This efficient power usage helps minimize operational costs and heat output in the data center. The dimensions of the NI-CER-2024C-AC are 17.4 inches in width, 1.7 inches in height, and 17.6 inches in depth, making it a compact solution that fits easily into standard racks. Operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), with a non-operating temperature range of –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F). Humidity tolerance is 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F) when operating and up to 95% in non-operating conditions, both non-condensing. The switch can operate up to an altitude of 10,000 feet and can be stored at up to 15,000 feet. The Brocade NI-CER-2024C-AC is designed for organizations needing a scalable, high-performance networking solution. With its combination of port density, performance capabilities, and redundancy features, this switch is well-suited to support the diverse and growing needs of modern network environments.


Item Number and Maker Brocade NI-CER-2024C-AC
Ports Configuration 24x1 GbE RJ45 connections, plus 4 combo 100/1000 SFP interfaces
Expansion Slot Available 2x10 GbE module slot
Electric Power Supply Single 500W AC unit
Port Count 24 RJ45 10/100/1000 ports, expandable with 2x10 GbE XFP module
10 Gigabit Uplinks Availability Optional, via 2x10 GbE XFP module
Combo Interface Availability Yes, includes 4 RJ45 10/100/1000 interfaces
Data Rate 48 Gbps standard, 88 Gbps with 2x10 GbE module
Packet Transfer Rate 36 Mpps standard, 65 Mpps with 2x10 GbE module
Memory Buffer 64 MB standard, 128 MB with 2x10 GbE uplinks
Power Options AC or DC internal supply
Power Redundancy 1+1 configuration supported
Cooling Redundancy Configurable M+N
Cooling Direction Front-to-back airflow
Max AC Consumption 135 Watts (100 to 240 V AC)
Max DC Consumption 135 Watts
Heat Dissipation 461 BTU/hour
Unit Dimensions 17.4 in. width × 1.7 in. height × 17.6 in. depth
Operational Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Range –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F)
Humidity during Operation 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Storage Humidity Up to 95%, non-condensing
Operational Altitude Up to 10,000 ft (3048 m)
Storage Altitude Up to 15,000 ft (4500 m)

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