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by Brocade
Product Line: Network Interface Module
Product Type: Enthernet Module
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Original price $167.00 - Original price $186.00
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Product Description

The NI-MLX-10GX4 is a Brocade NetIron MLX Series 4-port 10-GbE module, offering IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support across 4 interface slots, and designed for high-capacity networking with a switch fabric capacity of 960 Gbps and a data forwarding capacity of 400 Gbps. It delivers exceptional packet routing performance with a full duplex total of 240 million pps, doubling to 480 million pps and ensures network reliability through 2+1 switch fabric redundancy. With capabilities for up to 16 max 10-GbE ports, 192 max 1-GbE ports, and significant power and thermal efficiency with a maximum power consumption of 1313 W and a thermal output of 4480 BTU/hr, this module is engineered for scalable and resilient network infrastructures.

Key Feature for the NIMLX10GX4

  • What is the switch fabric capacity of the NetIron MLX Series 4-port 10-GbE module?
    The switch fabric capacity is 960 Gbps.
  • How many 1-GbE ports can the module support?
    The module can support up to 192 1-GbE ports.
  • Does the module provide support for IPv6?
    Yes, it supports IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS.
  • What is the maximum power consumption of the module?
    Maximum power consumption is 1313 Watts for both DC and AC.
  • What are the redundancy options for the switch fabric?
    The module offers 2+1 switch fabric redundancy.
  • How many 10-GbE ports can be maximized on the module?
    It can be maximized to 16 10-GbE ports.
  • What is the operating temperature range for this module?
    The operating temperature range is from 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F).
  • Can the module handle MPLS hardware support?
    Yes, it is designed with MPLS hardware support.
  • What are the module’s physical dimensions?
    Dimensions are 17.45”w x 6.96”h x 22.5”d (44.32w x 17.68h x 57.15d cm).
  • What is the data forwarding capacity of the module?
    The data forwarding capacity is 400 Gbps.

Product Review

The Brocade NI-MLX-10GX4 offers significant advantages in terms of high-speed data forwarding capabilities, supporting up to 400 Gbps with a switch fabric capacity of 960 Gbps, and excellent packet routing performance at 480 million pps, ensuring efficient handling of dense network traffic. However, its high power consumption of 1313 watts and substantial heat output of 4480 BTU/hr necessitate a well-planned cooling strategy and could impact operational costs. Additionally, the module's support for a wide range of port densities, including up to 16 10-GbE ports, provides flexibility in network design, although the physical size and weight of the unit may pose challenges in more compact or constrained installations.


The Brocade NI-MLX-10GX4 is a high-capacity, 4-port 10-GbE module designed to deliver advanced networking capabilities. It is a core component of the NetIron MLX Series, engineered to support a wide range of networking protocols including IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS, ensuring compatibility and high performance in diverse network environments. This module is specifically designed to cater to the needs of high-bandwidth, high-performance networking applications, making it an ideal solution for enterprise and service provider networks. With four interface slots, the NI-MLX-10GX4 module significantly enhances the flexibility and scalability of network infrastructure. It supports up to 16 10-GbE ports, 192 1-GbE ports, 8 OC-192 (STM-64) ports, and 32 OC-48 (STM-16) ports, providing ample capacity for high-density networking requirements. The switch fabric capacity of the module reaches up to 960 Gbps, coupled with a data forwarding capacity of 400 Gbps, ensuring efficient handling of network traffic even under heavy loads. Packet routing performance is another critical aspect of the NI-MLX-10GX4, with a full duplex total of 240 million packets per second (pps), scaling up to 480 million pps. This level of performance guarantees that data packets are processed and forwarded with minimal latency, maintaining high throughput across the network. The module also features 2+1 switch fabric redundancy, enhancing network reliability and uptime by providing a backup in the event of a hardware failure. - Maximum DC and AC power consumption is rated at 1313 Watts, ensuring energy efficiency while maintaining high performance. - The maximum thermal output is 4480 BTU/HR, indicating the heat generated under operational conditions, which is effectively managed through side-to-side air flow. - Dimensions of the module stand at 17.45 inches in width, 6.96 inches in height, and 22.5 inches in depth, with a weight of 78 pounds (35 kg), making it a compact yet powerful solution for network racks. Designed for durability and reliability, the NI-MLX-10GX4 operates within a temperature range of 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F) and can withstand relative humidity levels of 5% to 90% at 40° C (104° F), non-condensing. Its operational altitude reaches up to 6,600 feet (2,012 m), ensuring consistent performance even in varied environmental conditions. For storage, the module can be kept in temperatures ranging from -25º C to 70º C (-13º F to 158° F) with a maximum relative humidity of 95%, non-condensing. In summary, the Brocade NI-MLX-10GX4 is a powerful networking module that combines high port density, superior performance, and reliability. Its comprehensive support for various networking protocols and its ability to handle significant data volumes make it a versatile solution for building and expanding network infrastructures. With its robust feature set and specifications, the NI-MLX-10GX4 stands as a critical asset for networks demanding high throughput, flexibility, and uninterrupted service.


Part Number and ManufacturerBrocade NI-MLX-10GX4
Product LineNetIron MLX 4x10-Gigabit Ethernet Module
Support for IP ProtocolsIPv4, IPv6, and MPLS
Number of Interface Slots4
Total Switching Capacity960 Gigabits per second
Throughput400 Gigabits per second
Bi-directional Packet Forwarding Rate480 million packets per second
Redundant Switch Fabric Configuration2+1
Maximum Number of 10-GbE Interfaces16
Maximum Number of 1-GbE Interfaces192
Maximum OC-192 (STM-64) Interfaces8
Maximum OC-48 (STM-16) Interfaces32
Unit Size6.96 inches/4 Rack Units
Redundancy for Power SupplyM+N
Cooling MethodSide-to-Side Airflow
Peak DC Power Draw1313 Watts
Peak AC Power Draw1313 Watts
Heat Dissipation4480 BTU per hour
Physical Dimensions17.45w x 6.96h x 22.5d inches / 44.32w x 17.68h x 57.15d cm
Unit Weight78 pounds / 35 kilograms
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C / 32°F to 104°F
Humidity Tolerance While Operating5% to 90%, non-condensing at 40°C
Maximum Operating Elevation6,600 feet / 2,012 meters
Temperature Range for Storage-25°C to 70°C / -13°F to 158°F
Humidity Tolerance for StorageUp to 95%, non-condensing

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