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Product Line: Brocade BROCADE NETIRON CER 2000 SERIES Series
Product Type: Ethernet Router
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Product Description

The NI-CER-2048CX-ADVPREM-AC is designed with 48×1 GbE copper (RJ45) ports and 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks, supporting a forwarding performance of 136 Gbps and packet forwarding performance of 101 Mpps. It features a single 500 W AC power supply with options for AC or DC power and 1+1 power supply redundancy, ensuring continuous operation. The device has a 192 MB buffer and operates efficiently with a maximum power consumption of 305 Watts, within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and up to 10,000 ft altitude, providing reliable network performance in various environments.


  • What is the port configuration of the networking device?
    The device includes 48×1 GbE copper (RJ45) ports and 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks.
  • How is the forwarding performance of the device measured?
    Forwarding performance is 136 Gbps, and packet forwarding performance is 101 Mpps.
  • What are the power supply options available?
    The device supports internal AC or DC power supply options.
  • Is there redundancy available for the power supply and fans?
    Yes, the device features 1+1 power supply redundancy and M+N fan redundancy.
  • What is the maximum power consumption?
    Maximum power consumption is 305 Watts for both AC and DC.
  • Can you detail the device's physical dimensions?
    Dimensions are 17.4 in. W × 1.7 in. H × 17.6 in. D (44.3 cm × 4.4 cm × 44.8 cm).
  • What are the environmental conditions required for the device's operation?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), with a relative humidity of 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing. Non-operating temperature ranges from –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F), with a maximum non-operating relative humidity of 95%, non-condensing.
  • What is the maximum altitude the device can operate at?
    Operating altitude is up to 10,000 ft (3048 m), and non-operating altitude is up to 15,000 ft (4500 m) maximum.
  • Does the device support 10 G uplinks?
    Yes, the device has built-in support for 10 G uplinks.
  • Does the device offer Layer 2 capabilities?
    Yes, it supports all classic Layer 2 capabilities and does not have combination ports.

Product Review

The Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-ADVPREM-AC offers a high port density with 48x1 GbE copper ports and 2x10 GbE XFP uplinks, catering well to environments requiring numerous wired connections without sacrificing uplink speed. It delivers strong forwarding performance at 136 Gbps and a packet forwarding rate of 101 Mpps, ensuring efficient handling of network traffic. However, the device's reliance on a single 500W AC power supply, albeit with an option for 1+1 redundancy, may be a drawback for scenarios demanding higher power availability and redundancy.


The Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-ADVPREM-AC is a networking device designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and enterprise networks. It features a configuration of 48×1 GbE copper (RJ45) ports along with 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks, providing a high-density solution for applications requiring fast and reliable network connectivity. This device supports a forwarding performance of 136 Gbps and packet forwarding performance of 101 Mpps, ensuring efficient data processing and transfer rates essential for high-performance computing environments. Equipped with a 500 W AC power supply, the Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-ADVPREM-AC offers flexibility with internal AC or DC power supply options. It also features power supply redundancy (1+1) and fan redundancy (M+N), enhancing its reliability and uptime by ensuring continuous operation even in the event of a component failure. The system's airflow is designed from front to back, optimizing cooling for high-density deployments. Regarding power consumption, the device has a maximum AC and DC power consumption of 305 Watts, with a maximum thermal output of 1041 BTU/hour. This efficiency in power usage makes it suitable for environments where energy consumption is a concern. The dimensions of the Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-ADVPREM-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 well in standard data center racks. Its operational temperature range is from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), with a non-operating temperature range from –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F). The device can operate at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3048 m) and can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 ft (4500 m) maximum. Humidity tolerance is set at 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing for operating conditions, and up to 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing for non-operating conditions. This wide range of environmental tolerances ensures that the device can perform reliably in various climatic conditions. Key features include: -
  • 48×1 GbE RJ45 ports and 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks for high-density connectivity.
  • Advanced forwarding performance of 136 Gbps and packet forwarding performance of 101 Mpps.
  • Comprehensive redundancy features with 1+1 power supply redundancy and M+N fan redundancy.
Additionally, the Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-ADVPREM-AC supports all classic Layer 2 capabilities, ensuring compatibility and integration with existing network architectures without the need for combination ports. This focus on core functionality and performance, along with its robust environmental and operational specifications, makes the Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-ADVPREM-AC a suitable choice for organizations looking to enhance their network infrastructure with a reliable, high-capacity networking solution.


Part Number / Manufacturer Brocade NI-CER-2048CX-ADVPREM-AC
Interface Types 48×1 GbE copper interfaces (RJ45) plus 2×10 GbE XFP uplink interfaces
Number of Ports 48
Speeds 10/100/1000 Mbps
Connector Type RJ45
Uplink Ports 2×10 GbE XFP
Throughput 136 Gbps
Packet Forwarding Rate 101 Mpps
Memory Buffer 192 MB
Power Options AC or DC internal
Power Supply Redundancy 1+1
Fan Redundancy M+N configuration
Cooling Direction Front to back airflow
Max AC Power Draw 305 Watts
Max DC Power Draw 305 Watts
Heat Dissipation 1041 BTU/hr
Physical Dimensions 17.4 in. W × 1.7 in. H × 17.6 in. D
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature –25°C to 70°C
Operating Humidity 5% to 90%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity Up to 95%, non-condensing
Operating Altitude Up to 10,000 ft
Storage Altitude Up to 15,000 ft
10 GbE Uplinks Included
Layer 2 Features Supported
Combo Ports Not available

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