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Product Line: Brocade Brocade FCX 648 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The FCX648-E-ADV is a Brocade Ethernet switch offering 48 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports and up to 4 optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports, designed to facilitate high-speed connectivity and network expansion. It features a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps and a forwarding bandwidth of 132 Mpps, ensuring efficient data processing and transfer rates. This switch supports advanced networking capabilities with its optional modules, including a 40 Gbps stacking bandwidth, dual 210 W removable power supplies, and accommodates a maximum of 32,000 MAC addresses, suited for demanding network environments.

FAQs for the FCX648-E-ADV

  • What is the switching bandwidth of the 48-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Switch?
    The switching bandwidth is 176 Gbps.
  • Can the Ethernet Switch support 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports?
    Yes, it supports 4 SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with an optional module.
  • What are the power supply options for the Ethernet Switch?
    It includes 2 x 210 W removable internal power supplies, with the second being optional.
  • How many 1000 Mbps combo ports does the switch have?
    The switch has 4 optional 1000 Mbps combo ports.
  • What is the maximum current draw of the Ethernet Switch at 100 VAC?
    The maximum current draw at 100 VAC is 1.2 Amps.
  • Is an advanced software license available for this switch?
    Yes, an advanced software license is available for additional features.
  • What type of airflow does the Ethernet Switch support?
    It supports front-to-back airflow.
  • How many MAC addresses can the Ethernet Switch store?
    It can store up to 32,000 MAC addresses.
  • What are the dimensions of the Ethernet Switch?
    The dimensions are 44.0 cm in width, 4.4 cm in height, and 43.5 cm in depth.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the Ethernet Switch?
    The operating temperature range is from 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C).

Product Review

The Brocade FCX648-E-ADV Ethernet Switch offers a significant switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps and a forwarding bandwidth of 132 Mpps, supporting high-performance networking requirements. However, the device's reliance on optional modules for 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and power redundancy could lead to additional costs for full functionality. Additionally, the switch's front-to-back airflow design ensures efficient cooling, crucial for maintaining optimal performance in densely packed data centers.


The Brocade FCX648-E-ADV is a high-performance Ethernet switch designed for enterprise networks. This device offers 48 ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connectivity, ensuring versatile support for a wide range of network demands. It is equipped with advanced software licensing features that enhance its functionality and performance in complex networking environments. One of the key highlights of this switch is its impressive switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps (data rate, full duplex), coupled with a forwarding bandwidth of 132 Mpps (data rate, full duplex). This capability ensures efficient data processing and transmission across the network, minimizing bottlenecks even under heavy traffic conditions. For environments requiring higher connectivity, the switch provides an optional stacking bandwidth of 40 Gbps (data rate, full duplex), achievable with the addition of 10 GbE ports. The FCX648-E-ADV supports up to four optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports through the use of SFP+ modules, enhancing its scalability. Additionally, it offers four 1000 Mbps combo ports for further connectivity options. The internal power supply system includes two 210 W removable units, with the second being optional, ensuring reliable power delivery and system uptime. For those looking to expand their network's capabilities, the switch supports the FCX-4G 1000 Mbps combo module and the FCX-4XG 10 Gigabit Ethernet module. This switch is designed with front-to-back airflow, promoting efficient cooling and operational stability. It accommodates a maximum of 32,000 MAC addresses, supporting large-scale deployments and complex network configurations. The device's physical dimensions are compact, with a width of 44.0 cm, a height of 4.4 cm, and a depth of 43.5 cm, making it suitable for rack-mounted installations in space-constrained environments. It weighs 5.71 kg, balancing durability with ease of handling. For connectivity, the Brocade FCX648-E-ADV offers flexible options, including fixed RJ-45 ports for 10/100/1000 connections and 1 Gbps SFP combo ports supporting various media types such as SX, LX, LHA, LHB, and 1000Base-BX. The switch operates efficiently within a broad range of temperatures, from 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C) for operating conditions, and from -23°F to 158°F (-25°C to 70°C) for storage. Electrical specifications include a typical input voltage of 100-240 VAC and an input line frequency of 50 to 60 Hz. The device's maximum current draw is 1.2 Amps at 100 VAC and 0.7 Amps at 200 VAC, with a maximum thermal output of 421.6 BTU/Hr, ensuring energy-efficient operation. Key features include: -
  • 48 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports for extensive connectivity.
  • Optional modules for 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet, enhancing network scalability.
  • Dual removable internal power supplies, ensuring reliable operation.
In summary, the Brocade FCX648-E-ADV Ethernet switch is a versatile and efficient solution for enterprise networking needs, offering a blend of performance, scalability, and reliability.


Product IDBrocade FCX648-E-ADV
TypeEthernet Switch with 48 ports supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps
Software LicenseAdvanced
Cooling DirectionFront-to-Back Airflow
Total Switching Capacity176 Gigabits per second (Gbps), Full-Duplex
Rate of Forwarding132 Million packets per second (Mpps), Full-Duplex
Stacking Capacity40 Gbps, Full-Duplex (Requires 10GbE ports)
Gigabit Ethernet Ports48 RJ-45
Combo Ports at 1 Gbps4, Optional
Ports for 10 Gigabit Ethernet4 SFP+, Optional
Power Supply UnitsDual 210W, Removable (One is optional)
1 Gbps ModuleFCX-4G
10 Gbps ModuleFCX-4XG
Alternative Power SupplyRPS13/RPS13-I
Current Consumption at 100 VAC1.2 Amps
Current Consumption at 200 VAC0.7 Amps
Heat Dissipation421.6 British Thermal Units per Hour (BTU/Hr)
Port TypesFixed RJ-45 for 10/100/1000, SX/LX/LHA/LHB/1000Base-BX for SFP combo
MAC Address Capacity32,000 entries
DimensionsWidth: 44.0 cm, Height: 4.4 cm, Depth: 43.5 cm
Unit Weight5.71 kg
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature Range-25°C to 70°C (-23°F to 158°F)
Voltage Requirement100-240 VAC
AC Frequency50 to 60 Hz

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