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Product Line: Brocade NICES2024CAC
Product Type: Network Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $356.00
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Product Description

The NetIron CES 2024C features a port configuration of 24x1G Copper (RJ45) ports, along with 4 combination 100/1000 SFP ports and an optional slot for 2x10G XFP uplinks, enhancing connectivity options. It delivers forwarding performance of 48 Gbps, which can be expanded to 88 Gbps with the 2x10G module installed, and supports packet forwarding rates of 36 Mpps to 65 Mpps, depending on the module. This switch is designed with a 500W AC power supply, 64 MB of buffering expandable to 128 MB with 2x10G uplinks, and includes features like 1+1 power supply redundancy, M+N fan redundancy, and supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes.

Key Feature for the NICES2024CAC

  • What are the port configurations available on the NetIron CES 2024C?
    The NetIron CES 2024C includes 24x1G Copper (RJ45) ports, 4 combination 100/1000 SFP ports, and an optional slot for 2x10G XFP uplinks.
  • How does the forwarding performance change with the installation of a 2x10G module?
    Without the 2x10G module, forwarding performance is 48 Gbps, increasing to 88 Gbps with the module installed.
  • Can the NetIron CES 2024C support 10G uplinks?
    Yes, the device supports 10G uplinks through an optional slot for 2x10G XFP uplinks.
  • What are the packet forwarding rates of the device with and without the 2x10G module?
    The packet forwarding rate is 36 Mpps without the 2x10G module and 65 Mpps with it installed.
  • What options are available for power supply on the NetIron CES 2024C?
    The device offers internal AC or DC power supply options, with redundancy 1+1 for enhanced reliability.
  • Does the NetIron CES 2024C have fan redundancy?
    Yes, the device includes M+N fan redundancy, ensuring continuous operation even if a fan fails.
  • What is the maximum power consumption of the NetIron CES 2024C?
    The maximum power consumption is 120 watts, applicable for both AC and DC power supplies.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the NetIron CES 2024C?
    The dimensions are 17.44 inches wide, 1.7 inches high, and 17.64 inches deep (44.3w x 4.4h x 44.8d cm).
  • How does the NetIron CES 2024C handle thermal management?
    It has a maximum thermal output of 410 BTU/hour, with front to back airflow for efficient cooling.
  • What environmental conditions is the NetIron CES 2024C designed to operate within?
    The device operates in temperatures from 0° C to 40° C, with a relative humidity range of 5% to 90%, non-condensing, and can be stored in temperatures from -25º C to 70º C.

Product Review

The Brocade NI-CES-2024C-AC offers a solid port density with 24 1G RJ45 ports and an optional slot for 2x10G XFP uplinks, catering well to environments needing a mix of high-speed and legacy connections. However, the device's power redundancy is limited to a single internal AC or DC option, which may concern those seeking higher availability features. Additionally, its forwarding performance scales significantly with the addition of the 2x10G module, suggesting that full utilization of the device's capabilities requires further investment in these optional uplinks.


The Brocade NI-CES-2024C-AC is a networking switch designed for efficiency and scalability in enterprise environments. It features a configuration of 24x1G Copper (RJ45) ports, augmented by 4 combination 100/1000 SFP ports for fiber connectivity, allowing for a versatile setup that can adapt to various networking demands. This device supports an optional slot that can be utilized for 2x10G XFP uplinks, enhancing its capability to manage high-bandwidth connections. With a base forwarding performance of 48 Gbps, which increases to 88 Gbps when the 2x10G module is installed, the NI-CES-2024C-AC can handle substantial data throughput, ensuring smooth data flow across the network. Packet forwarding performance is equally impressive, starting at 36 Mpps and rising to 65 Mpps with the 2x10G module, indicating the device's ability to process millions of packets per second without bottleneck issues. Buffering capacity on the NI-CES-2024C-AC starts at 64 MB, doubling to 128 MB with the addition of 2x10G uplinks. This enhanced buffering allows for efficient handling of peak data loads, ensuring reliable data transmission even during periods of high network activity. The switch is equipped with an internal AC power supply, with options for power supply redundancy (1+1) and fan redundancy (M+N), underscoring its reliability and uptime in critical network operations. Its design supports front-to-back air flow, optimizing cooling and ensuring stable performance under various operating conditions.
  • Maximum AC and DC power consumption is capped at 120 watts, with a maximum thermal output of 410 BTU/hour, reflecting its energy-efficient design.
  • Dimensions are 17.44”w x 1.7”h x 17.64”d (44.3w x 4.4h x 44.8d cm), making it a compact solution for rack-mounted installations.
  • Supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes, facilitating the efficient handling of large data packets and reducing overhead in high-performance computing environments.
Operating temperature ranges from 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F), with a relative humidity tolerance of 5% to 90% at 40° C (104° F), non-condensing. This ensures that the switch can perform reliably in a variety of environmental conditions. The operating altitude limit is set at 10,000 ft (3,048 m), allowing for deployment in high-altitude locations without compromising operational integrity. For storage, the temperature range is broader, from -25º C to 70º C (-13º F to 158° F), with a maximum storage humidity of 95%, non-condensing. The Brocade NI-CES-2024C-AC is designed to offer a high degree of flexibility and performance in data processing and forwarding. Its comprehensive feature set, including optional 10G uplink capability, combination SFP ports, and advanced buffering, make it suitable for a wide range of network applications, from enterprise data centers to high-demand service provider environments.


Item NumberBrocade NI-CES-2024C-AC
ManufacturerNetIron CES 2024C
Interface Configuration24x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45 connectors)
Combo Ports4 dual-speed SFP slots (100/1000 Mbps)
Expansion OptionsSingle module slot, supports one 500W AC power supply
RJ45 Port Count24 ports supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps, with additional module for dual 10G XFP uplinks
10G Uplink CapabilityAvailable (via module slot for dual 10G XFP uplinks)
Combo SFP PortsYes (4 slots supporting 100/1000 Mbps)
Base Forwarding Rate48 Gbps
Enhanced Forwarding Rate88 Gbps (with 10G uplink module)
Base Packet Rate36 Million packets per second (Mpps)
Enhanced Packet Rate65 Mpps (with 10G uplink module)
Memory Buffer64 MB, expands to 128 MB with 10G uplinks
Power OptionsChoice of internal AC or DC supply
Power Redundancy1+1 configuration supported
Fan RedundancyConfigurable M+N redundancy
Cooling FlowFront to back direction
Max AC Power Draw120 Watts (100 – 240V AC)
Max DC Power Draw120 Watts
Heat Dissipation410 BTU per hour
Physical Dimensions17.44”w x 1.7”h x 17.64”d (44.3w x 4.4h x 44.8d cm)
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity Tolerance (Operating)5% to 90% @ 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Max Operating Altitude10,000 feet (3,048 meters)
Storage Temperature Range-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Support for Jumbo FramesUp to 9,216 bytes
Humidity Tolerance (Storage)Up to 95%, non-condensing

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