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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade ICX 7000 Series
Product Type: Network switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $300.00
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Product Description

The NetIron CES 2048CX features 48x1G Copper (RJ45) ports and 2x10G XFP uplinks, designed for high-density networking with a forwarding performance of 136 Gbps and packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps. This device is equipped with a 500W AC power supply, supports an internal AC or DC configuration, and offers power supply redundancy with a 1+1 setup, ensuring reliable operation. It provides a buffering capacity of 192 MB, operates within a temperature range of 0° C to 40° C, and supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes, accommodating a variety of networking demands.

Key Feature for the NICES2048CXAC

  • What is the port configuration of the NetIron CES 2048CX?
    The NetIron CES 2048CX features 48x1G Copper (RJ45) ports and 2x10G XFP uplinks.
  • How does the forwarding performance of this device measure up?
    It has a forwarding performance of 136 Gbps and a packet forwarding performance of 101 Mpps.
  • What power supply options are available for the NetIron CES 2048CX?
    This device supports internal AC or DC power supply options with 1+1 redundancy.
  • Can you explain the fan redundancy feature?
    The NetIron CES 2048CX employs an M+N fan redundancy system, ensuring continuous operation even if one fan fails.
  • What are the maximum power consumption figures for the AC and DC inputs?
    Both AC and DC power inputs have a maximum power consumption of 255 watts.
  • Detail the physical dimensions and weight of the device.
    The dimensions are 17.44”w x 1.7”h x 17.25”d (44.3w x 4.4h x 43.9d cm).
  • What environmental conditions is the NetIron CES 2048CX designed to operate under?
    It operates in temperatures from 0° C to 40° C, with relative humidity between 5% to 90%, non-condensing, and at altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
  • Does the device support jumbo frames?
    Yes, it supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes.
  • What is the maximum thermal output of this device?
    The maximum thermal output is 870 BTU/hour.
  • Are there any combo ports available on the NetIron CES 2048CX?
    No, there are no combination (Combo) ports available on this device.

Product Review

The Brocade NI-CES-2048CX-AC offers solid port density with 48x1G RJ45 ports and 2x10G XFP uplinks, catering well to environments needing a mix of high-speed and legacy connections. However, the unit's single 500W AC power supply, without an immediate redundancy option, could be a concern for scenarios demanding high availability. Performance-wise, it delivers with a forwarding rate of 136 Gbps and packet forwarding performance at 101 Mpps, supported by a substantial 192 MB buffer, making it a competent choice for medium-scale network deployments.


The Brocade NI-CES-2048CX-AC is a network switch designed to cater to the demands of enterprise networks, providing a high-density solution with its 48 1G Copper (RJ45) ports and 2 10G XFP uplinks. This configuration ensures a versatile connection setup for a wide range of network infrastructures, allowing for efficient data transmission across different network layers. With a forwarding performance of 136 Gbps and a packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps, the device demonstrates a significant capability to handle large volumes of data with minimal latency. This performance is supported by a 192 MB buffering capacity, ensuring smooth data processing and transmission even under heavy network loads. The switch is equipped with a 500W AC power supply, highlighting its energy efficiency with a maximum power consumption of 255 watts, whether utilizing AC or DC power sources. This efficiency is further illustrated by its maximum thermal output of 870 BTU per hour, indicating a low heat emission level during operation. The Brocade NI-CES-2048CX-AC is designed with redundancy and reliability in mind. It features 1+1 power supply redundancy and M+N fan redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted operation and minimal downtime. The air flow from front to back supports its cooling mechanism, maintaining optimal performance even in high-density network environments.
  • Dimensions of this unit are 17.44 inches in width, 1.7 inches in height, and 17.25 inches in depth (44.3w x 4.4h x 43.9d cm), making it a compact solution that fits easily into standard equipment racks.
  • It operates 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, ensuring reliability across various environmental conditions.
  • The switch supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes, facilitating the efficient handling of large data packets and improving network performance.
Designed for durability and continuous operation, the Brocade NI-CES-2048CX-AC can function at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m), with a storage temperature range from -25º C to 70º C (-13º F to 158° F) and a maximum storage humidity of 95%, non-condensing. These specifications ensure that the switch remains operational and reliable in a wide array of physical and environmental conditions. In summary, the Brocade NI-CES-2048CX-AC stands out as a network switch that combines high port density with excellent performance and reliability features. Its design accommodates the needs of enterprise-level networks requiring efficient data processing and transmission capabilities. With its built-in 10G uplinks, extensive buffering, and advanced redundancy features, it represents a comprehensive solution for modern network infrastructures seeking to optimize their operations and enhance connectivity.


Item NumberBrocade NI-CES-2048CX-AC
Device TypeNetIron CES 2048CX
Interface48x1G Base-T (RJ45) + 2x10G XFP Uplink Ports
Power UnitSingle 500W AC Supply
Port Configuration48 Gigabit Ethernet Ports + 2 Ten-Gigabit Ethernet Uplink Ports
10 Gigabit UplinksIntegrated
Combo Ports AvailabilityAbsent
Data Throughput136 Gigabits per Second
Packet Processing Rate101 Million Packets per Second
Memory Buffer192 Megabytes
Power OptionsAC or DC Internal Supply
Power Redundancy1+1 Supported
Cooling RedundancyModular (M+N) Configuration
Cooling DirectionFront-to-Back Airflow
Maximum AC Power Draw255 Watts
Maximum DC Power Draw255 Watts
Heat Dissipation870 BTU/h
Physical Dimensions17.44"W x 1.7"H x 17.25"D (44.3cm W x 4.4cm H x 43.9cm D)
Operational Temperature Range0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Operational Humidity Range5% to 90% @ 40° C, Non-Condensing
Maximum 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
Storage Humidity ConditionUp to 95%, Non-Condensing

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