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Brocade ICX 7250-24
24-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 Switch with Eight 1 GbE Uplink/Stacking Ports

Brocade ICX 7250-24

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Brocade ICX 7250 Switches
Brocade ICX 7250 24-port 1 GbE switch with 8x1GbE SFP+ (upgradeable to 10GbE) uplink ports
List Price: $2,100.00
Our Price: $1,999.99
Brocade ICX 7250 24-port 1 GbE switch bundle with 2x1GbE/10GbE + 6x1GbE SFP+ (upgradeable to 10GbE) uplink/stacking ports upgrade
List Price: $2,650.00
Our Price: $1,927.00

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Entry-Level, Enterprise-Class Stackable Switch with Future-Proof Expandability

The Brocade ICX 7250 Switch delivers the performance, flexibility, and scalability required for enterprise Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) access deployment. It raises the bar with up to 8×10 GbE ports for uplinks or stacking and market-leading stacking density with up to 12 switches (576×1 GbE) per stack. In addition, the Brocade ICX 7250 combines enterprise-class features, manageability, performance, and reliability with the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and “pay as you grow” scalability of a stackable solution.


  • Offers enterprise-class stackable switching at an entry-level price, allowing organizations to buy what they need now and easily scale as demand grows and new technologies emerge
  • Future-proofs campus networks via flexible stacking, software licensing of 1 GbE to 10 GbE ports, Brocade Campus Fabric technology* , and future upgrades to OpenFlow support in true hybrid port mode, enabling Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for programmatic network control
  • Enables enterprise-class manageability with up to 8×10 GbE ports for stacking or uplinks
  • Delivers market-leading stacking scalability with up to 12 switches per stack, 80 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, and long-distance stacking using open standards
  • Offers full Power over Ethernet (PoE+) to power wireless access points, video surveillance and video conferencing equipment, VDI terminals, and HD displays directly from the switch
  • Includes the Brocade Assurance Limited Lifetime Warranty and three years of technical support

Enterprise-Level Capabilities

  • Full Layer 3 support on delivery; Advanced Layer 3 capabilities through the Switch Port Extender*
  • Manageable via open standards
  • Market-leading stackability with up to 12 switches per stack, and up to 80 Gbps of stacking bandwidth
  • Manageable via standard CLI and BNA enterprise management tool
  • Future proof with OpenFlow support for network programmability

Future-Proof Switching at Entry-Level Price

Meet tomorrow’s needs today—even if you don’t know what those needs will be. Use the same standard ports for uplink or stacking, phase in SDN, and expand one switch stack to multiple locations. You can even add more advanced ICX family features with Campus Fabric. And only Brocade lets you manage switches across network layers from a single touchpoint.

Get Stand-Out Performance and Flexibility

Get Stand-Out Performance and Flexibility

Let’s do the math. Eight 10 GbE ports per switch for uplink or stacking. And an industry-leading total of up to 12 switches per stack. The sum? A fast, flexible network access layer that cost-effectively meets your growing and changing needs.

Add Switching Where It's Needed

Add Switching Where It's Needed

Need more switching throughout your network, but don’t want to increase your management load? No problem. Distribute a single switch stack across your network, connected with standard cabling, and manage the entire stack as a single switch.

Easy SDN Integration

Simplify your Infrastructure and Upgrade with Advanced Features

Combine an ICX 7250 access switch with an ICX 7750 aggregation/core switch in the same management domain and you’ll get centralized control across network layers. And the ICX 7250 switch will inherit the higher-end switch features, including full Layer 3 capabilities.

Power, Power, Anywhere

Power, Power, Anywhere

The Brocade ICX 7250 delivers power through the same cable that carries your data, reducing power adapter and receptacle requirements while increasing wiring flexibility. Plus, an external power supply lets you support the most power-hungry devices through every switch port.

Easy SDN Integration

Easy SDN Integration

The ICX 7250 eases your transition to software networking. A unique hybrid port supports OpenFlow 1.3 and traditional networking flows on the same port at the same time. So you can build tomorrow’s infrastructure without disrupting today’s business.

* Support on the Brocade ICX 7250 to be available in a future release


Premium Performance in an Entry-Level Switch

The Brocade ICX 7250 Switch provides enterprise-class stackable LAN switching solutions to meet the growing demands of campus networks. Designed for small to medium-size enterprises, branch offices, and distributed campuses, these intelligent, scalable edge switches deliver enterprise-class functionality at an affordable price—without compromising performance and reliability. The Brocade ICX 7250 delivers wire-speed, nonblocking performance across all ports to support latency-sensitive applications, such as real-time voice/video streaming and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The Brocade ICX 7250 is available in 24- and 48-port 10/100/1000 Mbps models with 1 GbE uplink or 10 GbE dual-purpose uplink/stacking ports (see Figure 1)—with or without PoE and PoE+—to support enterprise edge networking, wireless mobility, and IP communications without the need for additional power outlets or power injectors.

The new Brocade Campus Fabric technology* maximizes the value of Brocade ICX 7250 Switches. It enables the Brocade ICX 7250 to extend ports in combination with Brocade ICX 7450 and 7750 Switches, creating a complete campus network solution with consolidated management across aggregation and core layers, shared network services—adding advanced Layer 3 capabilities to all switches—and scaleout flexibility to expand port density as needed (see Figure 2). The Brocade ICX 7250 with Campus Fabric technology* provides an ideal network access solution for the campus network.

Scaling Out Ports and Services as Demand Grows

The Brocade ICX 7250 is easy to deploy, manage, and integrate into both new and existing networks. Organizations can buy only what they need today, and easily scale out as demand grows and new technologies emerge.

Brocade stacking technology makes it easy to scale ports by stacking up to 12 Brocade ICX 7250 Switches into a single logical switch. This allows the Brocade ICX 7250 to provide a class-leading 80 Gbps of backplane bandwidth as well as simple and robust expandability for future growth at the network edge. In addition, this stacked switch has only a single IP address to simplify management and offers transparent forwarding across a pool of up to 576×1 GbE ports and 96×10 GbE ports. When new switches join the stack, they automatically inherit the stack’s existing configuration file, enabling true plug-and-play network expansion. Flexible licensing of 1 GbE to 10 GbE ports, for uplink and stacking, allows organizations to optimize network performance based on specific requirements.

Furthermore, Brocade Campus Fabric technology* enables organizations to add advanced Layer 3 services across the stack by simply adding premium Brocade ICX 7750 Switches to existing Brocade ICX 7250 deployments. This eliminates the need for “rip and replace” upgrades, since low-cost Brocade ICX 7250 ports can live on to inherit new services.

Up to 12 Brocade ICX 7250 Switches can be stacked together using up to four full-duplex SFP+ 10 Gbps ports for a fully redundant backplane with 80 Gbps of stacking bandwidth.
Up to 12 Brocade ICX 7250 Switches can be stacked together using up to four full-duplex SFP+ 10 Gbps ports for a fully redundant backplane with 80 Gbps of stacking bandwidth.

Brocade Campus Fabric Technology: Extending Options and Scalability

Brocade Campus Fabric technology, offered for Brocade ICX 7250*, 7450, and 7750 Switches, extends network options and scalability. It integrates premium Brocade ICX 7750, midrange Brocade ICX 7450, and entry-level Brocade ICX 7250 Switches, collapsing network access, aggregation, and core layers into a single logical switch. This logical device shares network services while reducing management touch points and network hops through a single-layer design spanning the entire campus network.

These powerful deployments deliver equivalent or better functionality than large, rigid modular chassis systems, but with significantly lower costs and smaller carbon footprints.

Brocade ICX switches support a Distributed Chassis deployment model that uses standards-based optics and cabling interface connections to help ensure maximum distance between campus switches—up to 80 km—and minimum cabling costs—up to 50 percent less than incumbent solutions. This gives organizations the flexibility to deliver ports wherever they are needed on campus at a fraction of the cost. The Distributed Chassis design future-proofs campus networks by allowing networks to easily and cost-effectively expand in scale and capabilities.

Full Layer 3 Capabilities

Brocade ICX 7250 Switches offer an upgrade option to bring full Layer 3 capabilities to the network edge, reducing complexity and enhancing the reliability of enterprise networks.

Power to Spare

The Brocade ICX 7250 can deliver both power and data across network connections, supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) standards and providing a single-cable solution for edge devices, such as wireless access points, VoIP phones, video surveillance equipment, and VDI thin terminals. Carrying data and power through a single Ethernet wire reduces the number of power receptacles and power adapters while increasing reliability and wiring flexibility. The Brocade ICX 7250-24P provides 370 watts and can deliver PoE power to all 24 ports, while the Brocade ICX 7250-48P provides 740 watts and can deliver PoE+ power for up to 12 or 24 ports. Both switches can provide PoE and PoE+ (30 watts) power to all ports when an external power supply is deployed.

The optional Brocade ICX-EPS 4000 is an external power supply source that delivers additional power for up to 16 Brocade ICX 7250 Switches (see Figures 3 and 4). It can be used for system power redundancy and an increased PoE/PoE+ power budget to enable additional ports.

Brocade ICX-EPS 4000 for the Brocade ICX 7250, shown with four AC power supplies.
Brocade ICX-EPS 4000 for the Brocade ICX 7250, shown with four AC power supplies.

Rear view of the Brocade ICX-EPS 4000 connectivity.
Rear view of the Brocade ICX-EPS 4000 connectivity.

EEE Power Savings

The Brocade ICX 7250 Switch supports the IEEE 802.3az standard for Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), reducing power consumption during periods of low utilization. Ports are placed into a low power mode when no data is being transmitted.

In addition to stack-level high availability, Brocade ICX 7250 Switches also offer an external power supply for failover resiliency, as well as increased PoE/PoE+ port availability.

Enterprise-Class Availability

When every second matters, Brocade ICX 7250 Switches help deliver continuous availability to optimize the user experience. Brocade stacking technology delivers high availability, performing real-time state synchronization across the stack and enabling instantaneous hitless failover to a standby controller in the unlikely event of a failure of the master stack controller. Organizations also can use hot-insertion/ removal of stack members to avoid interrupting service when adding a switch to increase the capacity of a stack or replacing a switch that needs servicing.

Simplified, Open-Standards-based Management and Monitoring

The Brocade ICX 7250 provides simplified, standards-based management capabilities that help organizations reduce administrative time and effort while securing their networks.

sFlow-based “Always-On” Network Monitoring
sFlow is a modern, standards-based network export protocol (RFC 3176) that addresses many of the challenges that network managers face today. By embedding sFlow hardware support into the Brocade ICX 7250, Brocade delivers an “always-on” technology that operates with wire-speed performance. sFlow dramatically reduces implementation costs compared to traditional network monitoring solutions that rely on mirrored ports, probes, and line-tap technologies. Moreover, sFlow gives organizations full, enterprise-wide monitoring capability for every port in the network.

Simplified, Automated Deployment with Auto-Provisioning
The Brocade ICX 7250 supports autoprovisioning, simplifying deployment with a truly plug-and-play experience. Organizations can use this feature to automate IP address and feature configuration of the switches without requiring a highly trained network engineer onsite. When the switches power up, they can automatically receive their IP addresses and configuration files from DHCP and Trivial File Transport Protocol (TFTP) servers. They also can automatically receive a software update to be at the same code revision as currently installed switches.

Open-Standards Management
The Brocade ICX 7250 includes an industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI) and supports Secure Shell (SSHv2), Secure Copy (SCP), and SNMPv3 to restrict and encrypt management communications to the system. In addition, support for Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS/TACACS+) and RADIUS authentication helps ensure secure operator access.

SDN-Enabled Programmatic Control of the Network

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a powerful new network paradigm designed for the world’s most demanding networking environments and promises breakthrough levels of customization, scale, and efficiency. The Brocade ICX 7250 enables SDN by supporting the OpenFlow 1.3 protocol, which allows communication between an OpenFlow controller and an OpenFlowenabled switch. Using this approach, organizations can control their networks programmatically, transforming the network into a platform for innovation through new network applications and services.

The Brocade ICX 7250 delivers OpenFlow in true hybrid port mode, which allows organizations to simultaneously deploy traditional Layer 2/3 forwarding with OpenFlow on the same port. This unique capability provides a pragmatic path to SDN by enabling network administrators to progressively integrate OpenFlow into existing networks, giving them the programmatic control offered by SDN for specific flows while the remaining traffic is forwarded as before. Brocade ICX 7250 hardware support for OpenFlow enables organizations to apply these capabilities at line rate.

Plug-and-Play Operations for Powered Devices

Brocade ICX switches support the IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and ANSI TIA 1057 Link Layer Discovery Protocol-Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED) standards that enable organizations to deploy interoperable multivendor solutions for Unified Communications (UC). Configuring IP endpoints such as VoIP phones can be a complex task, requiring manual and time-consuming configuration. LLDP and LLDP-MED provide a standard, open method for configuring, discovering, and managing network infrastructure.

To reduce complexity and the time spent managing these environments, the easy-to-use Brocade Network Advisor discovers, manages, and deploys configurations to groups of IP devices. By using Brocade Network Advisor, organizations can configure Virtual LANs (VLANs) within the network, manage wireless access points, and execute commands on specific IP devices or groups of IP devices. sFlowbased proactive monitoring is ideal for performing network-wide troubleshooting, generating traffic reports, and gaining visibility into network activity from the edge to the core. Brocade Network Advisor also centralizes the management of the entire family of Brocade wired products and Open Mobility partners’ wireless products.

Unified Wired/Wireless Network Management with Brocade Network Advisor

Managing enterprise campus networks continues to become more complex due to the growth in services that rely on wired and wireless networks. Services such as Internet, e-mail, video conferencing, real-time collaboration, and distance learning all have specific configuration and management requirements. At the same time, organizations face increasing demand to provide uninterrupted services for high-quality voice and UC, wireless mobility, and multimedia applications. To reduce complexity and the time spent managing these environments, the easy-to-use Brocade Network Advisor discovers, manages, and deploys configurations to groups of IP devices. By using Brocade Network Advisor, organizations can configure Virtual LANs (VLANs) within the network, manage wireless access points, and execute commands on specific IP devices or groups of IP devices. sFlowbased proactive monitoring is ideal for performing network-wide troubleshooting, generating traffic reports, and gaining visibility into network activity from the edge to the core. Brocade Network Advisor centralizes management of the entire family of Brocade wired products and Aruba wireless products.

Data Center ToR Server Connectivity

The Brocade ICX 7250 is designed to fit in server racks by consuming only one rack unit. In data center environments where most servers are 1 GbE-capable, the Brocade ICX 7250 provides a compact and cost-effective 1 GbE Top-ofRack (ToR) switch by simply connecting 1 GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) in the servers to Brocade ICX 7250 1 GbE ports. This configuration uses 10 GbE links to connect to Brocade ICX data center aggregation switches.


Brocade ICX 7250 Switches are covered by the Brocade Assurance Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Best-in-Class Support

The Brocade ICX 7250 Switch is supported by next-business-day advance replacement where available, as well as software defect repairs and maintenance updates. In an effort to further improve service levels and operational efficiency, Brocade includes three years of technical support for Brocade ICX 7250 Switches, providing direct 24×7 access to the Brocade Technical Assistance Center

Brocade Global Services

Brocade Global Services has the expertise to help organizations build scalable, efficient cloud infrastructures. Leveraging 20 years of expertise in storage, networking, and virtualization, Brocade Global Services delivers worldclass professional services, technical support, network monitoring services, and education, enabling organizations to maximize their Brocade investments, accelerate new technology deployments, and optimize the performance of networking infrastructures.

Affordable Acquisition Options

Brocade Capital Solutions helps organizations easily address their IT requirements by offering flexible network acquisition and support alternatives. Organizations can select from purchase, lease, Brocade Network Subscription, and Brocade Subscription Plus options to align network acquisition with their unique capital requirements and risk profiles.

Maximizing Investments

To help optimize technology investments, Brocade and its partners offer complete solutions that include professional services, technical support, and education.

* Support on the Brocade ICX 7250 to be available in a future release


Brocade Campus Fabric Technology

Brocade Campus Fabric technology brings campus networks into the modern era to better support seamless wireless mobility, security, and ease of application deployment. This innovative technology collapses multiple network layers into a single logical switch, flattening the network and eliminating deployment complexity while simplifying network management and reducing operating costs.

Brocade Campus Fabric technology enables organizations to build networks that deliver:

  • Consolidated management: Reduces unnecessary network layers to create large management domains that eliminate individual switch touch points, reducing maintenance time and costs.
  • Shared network services: Allows premium and entry-level switches to mesh together into a single logical switch and share advanced Layer 2/3 services, delivering lower price-per-port functionality without compromising performance.
  • Scale-out networking: Integrates highperformance, fixed form-factor switches to create a single distributed logical switch that is independent of physical location and allows organizations to add ports whenever and wherever needed across the campus without adding complexity.

Brocade Campus Fabric Technology


Front View
Front View
Rear View
Rear View

  24 RJ-45 Ports 24 or 48 Ports Non-PoE 24 or 48 PoE+ Ports
  ICX 7250-24G ICX 7250-24 ICX 7250-48 ICX 7250-24P ICX 7250-48P
Switching capacity
(data rate, full duplex)
128 Gbps 208 Gbps 256 Gbps 208 Gbps 256 Gbps
Forwarding capacity
(data rate, full duplex)
96 Mpps 154 Mpps 190 Mpps 154 Mpps 190 Mpps
Fixed ports: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 24 24 48 24 48
Fixed ports: 100/1000 Mbps SFP 4        
Fixed ports: 1/10 Gbps SFP+
(10 GbE SPF+ optional upgrade license)
  8 8 8 8
Maximum PoE Class 3 ports
(internal AC power supply only)
N/A N/A N/A 24 48
Maximum PoE+ ports
(internal AC power supply only)
N/A N/A N/A 12 24
Maximum PoE+ ports
(with external power supply)
N/A N/A N/A 24 48
Advanced IPv4/v6 L3 routing
N/A with license with license with license with license
Aggregated stacking bandwidth N/A 480 Gbps 480 Gbps 480 Gbps 480 Gbps
Stacking density
(maximum switches in a stack)
N/A 12 12 12 12
Maximum stacking distance
(distance between stacked switches)
N/A 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km
Power inlet (AC) C14 C14 C14 C14 C14
Input voltage / frequency AC: 100 to 240 VAC @ 50 to 60 Hz
Power supply rated maximum (AC) 135 W 135 W 135 W 525 W 880 W
PoE power budget (AC)
(internal AC power supply only)
N/A N/A N/A 370 W 740 W
Switch power draw (25°C)
Idle (no PoE load)
10% traffic (full PoE load)
100% traffic (full PoE load)

33.6 W
42.6 W
44.4 W

42.6 W
51.6 W
57.6 W

50.64 W
63.55 W
69.51 W

50 W
63 W
73 W

66 W
84 W
96 W
Airflow front-to-back side-to-back side-to-back side-to-back side-to-back
Switch heat dissipation (25°C)
Idle (no PoE load)
10% traffic (full PoE load)
100% traffic (full PoE load)

114.6 BTU/hr
145.3 BTU/hr
151.4 BTU/hr

145.3 BTU/hr
176.06 BTU/hr
196.5 BTU/hr

172.7 BTU/hr
216.8 BTU/hr
237.1 BTU/hr

170.6 BTU/hr
214.9 BTU/hr
249.08 BTU/hr

225.2 BTU/hr
286.6 BTU/hr
327.5 BTU/hr
Weight 3.58 kg 3.76 kg 4.84 kg 4.73 kg 5.86 kg
Dimensions 48 port: 440 mm (17.323 in.) W×370 mm (14.56 in.) D×43.7 mm (1.720 in.) H — 1U
24 port: 440 mm (17.323 in.) W×280 mm (11.02 in.) D×43.7 mm (1.720 in.) H — 1U
Acoustics (25°C, ISO 7779) 40 dBA 41.9 dBA 44.5 dBA 44.7 dBA 45.9 dBA
MTBF (25°C) 767,718 hours 676,362 hours 665,319 hours 429,209 hours 411,187 hours
Temperature Operating temperature: −5°C to 50°C/23°F to 122°F
Storage temperature: −25°C to 70°C/−13°F to 158°F
Humidity Operating relative humidity: 5% to 95% at 50°C, non-condensing
Non-operating relative humidity: 0% to 95% at 70°C, non-condensing
Altitude Operating altitude: 10,000 ft. (3,000 m) maximum
Storage altitude: 39,000 ft. (12,000 m) maximum
Connector options
  • 10/100/1000 ports: RJ-45
  • 1 Gbps SFP ports (Brocade ICX 7250-24G only)
  • 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports (not available on Brocade ICX 7250-24G)
  • Out-of-band Ethernet management: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45
  • Console management: Mini-USB serial port (Mini-B plug)
  • File transfer: USB port (Standard-A plug)
Maximum MAC addresses 16,000
Maximum VLANs 4,095
Maximum STP (spanning trees) 254
Maximum routes (in hardware) 12,000
Trunking 16
Maximum jumbo frame size 9,216 bytes
Average latency 1.5 µs
QoS priority queues 8 per port
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic emissions FCC Class A (Part 15); EN 55022/CISPR-22 Class A; VCCI Class A; ICES-003 Electromagnetic Emission; AS/NZS 55022; EN 61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics; EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker; EN 61000-6-3 Emission Standard (supersedes: EN 50081-1)
Safety CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60950-1-07; UL 60950-1 Second Edition; IEC 60950-1 Second Edition; EN 60950-1:2006 Safety of Information Technology Equipment; EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products—Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide; EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products—Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communication Systems
Immunity EN 61000-6-1 Generic Immunity and Susceptibility (supersedes EN 50082-1); EN 55024 Immunity Characteristics (supersedes EN 61000-4-2 ESD); EN 61000-4-3 Radiated, Radio Frequency, Electromagnetic Field; EN 61000-4-4 Electrical Fast Transient; EN 61000-4-5 Surge; EN 61000-4-6 Conducted Disturbances Induced by Radio-Frequency Fields; EN 61000-4-8 Power Frequency Magnetic Field; EN 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Sags
Environmental regulatory compliance RoHS-compliant (6 of 6); WEEE-compliant
Vibration IEC 68-2-36, IEC 68-2-6
Shock and drop IEC 68-2-27, IEC 68-2-32

† Traffic load on all ports connected with maximum possible PoE/PoE+ loads (if equipped). PoE power delivered to powered devices not included.
‡ Switch includes one AC power supply, one fan, one 4×10 GbE SFP+ uplink module, two QSFP+ stacking module

Switch Features:

Layer 2 switching

  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • 802.1x Authentication
  • Auto MDI/MDIX
  • BPDU Guard, Root Guard
  • Dual-Mode VLANs
  • MAC-based VLANs, Dynamic MAC-based VLAN activation
  • Dynamic VLAN Assignment
  • Dynamic Voice VLAN Assignment
  • Fast Port Span
  • GARP VLAN Registration Protocol
  • IGMP Snooping (v1/v2/v3)
  • IGMP Proxy for Static Groups
  • IGMP v2/v3 Fast Leave
  • IGMP Tracking
  • Inter-Packet Gap (IPG) adjustment
  • Link Fault Signaling (LFS)
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • MAC Learning Disable
  • MLD Snooping (v1/v2)
  • Multi-device Authentication
  • Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST/PVST+/PVRST)
  • Mirroring - Port-based, ACL-based, MAC Filterbased, and VLAN-based
  • PIM-SM v2 Snooping
  • Port Loop Detection
  • Private VLAN
  • Remote Fault Notification (RFN)
  • Single-instance Spanning Tree
  • Single-link LACP
  • Trunk Groups
  • Uni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD)

Base Layer 3 IP routing

  • IPv4 and IPv6 static routes
  • ECMP
  • Port-based Access Control Lists
  • L3/L4 ACLs
  • Host routes
  • Virtual Interfaces
  • Routed Interfaces
  • Route-only Support
  • Routing Between Directly Connected Subnets

Premium Layer 3 IP routing

  • IPv4 and IPv6 dynamic routes
  • RIP v1/v2
  • OSPF v2
  • Virtual Route Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • VRRP-E
  • IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels
  • PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, PIM-DM, PIM passive (IPv4/ IPv6 multicast routing functionality)
  • OSPF v3
  • VRRP v3
  • RIPng

SDN features

  • Support for OpenFlow v1.0 and v1.3
  • OpenFlow support with true hybrid port mode
  • Operates seamlessly under the Brocade SDN Controller

Metro features

  • Metro-Ring Protocol MRP (v1, v2)
  • Virtual Switch Redundancy Protocol (VSRP)
  • VLAN Stacking (Q-in-Q)
  • VRRP
  • Topology Groups

Quality of Service (QoS)

  • ACL Mapping and Marking of ToS/DSCP (CoS)
  • ACL Mapping and Marking of 802.1p
  • ACL Mapping to Priority Queue
  • ACL Mapping to ToS/DSCP
  • Classifying and Limiting Flows Based on TCP Flags
  • DHCP Relay
  • DiffServ Support
  • Honoring DSCP and 802.1p
  • MAC Address Mapping to Priority Queue
  • Priority Queue Management using Weighted Round Robin (WRR), Strict Priority (SP), and a combination of WRR and SP

IEEE standards compliance

  • 802.1D-2004 MAC Bridging
  • 802.1p Mapping to Priority Queue
  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP)
  • 802.1x Port-based Network Access Control
  • 802.3 10Base-T
  • 802.3ab 1000Base-T
  • 802.3ad Link Aggregation (Dynamic and Static)
  • 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.3af Power over Ethernet
  • 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus
  • 802.3u 100Base-TX
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX
  • 802.3 MAU MIB (RFC 2239)
  • 802.3az-2010 - EEE
  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging

Traffic management

  • ACL-based inbound rate limiting and traffic policies
  • Broadcast, multicast, and unknown unicast rate limiting
  • Inbound rate limiting per port
  • Outbound rate limiting per port and per queue

High availability

  • L3 VRRP/VRRP-E protocol redundancy
  • Real-time state synchronization across the stack
  • Hitless failover and switchover from master to standby stack controller
  • Hot insertion and removal of stacked units

Network and Device Management


  • Auto Configuration
  • Configuration Logging
  • Digital Optical Monitoring
  • Display Log Messages on Multiple Terminals
  • Embedded Web Management
  • Embedded DHCP Server
  • Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Key-based activation of optional software features
  • Integration with HP OpenView for Sun Solaris, HPUX, IBM AIX, and Windows
  • Brocade Network Advisor
  • MIB Support for MRP, Port Security, MAC Authentication, and MAC-based VLANs
  • Out-of-band Ethernet Management
  • ERSPAN support for remote traffic monitoring
  • RFC 783 TFTP
  • RFC 854 TELNET Client and Server
  • RFC 951 Bootp
  • RFC 1157 SNMPv1/v2c
  • RFC 1213 MIB-II
  • RFC 1493 Bridge MIB
  • RFC 1516 Repeater MIB
  • RFC 1573 SNMP MIB II
  • RFC 1643 Ethernet Interface MIB
  • RFC 1724 RIP v1/v2 MIB
  • RFC 1757 RMON MIB
  • RFC 2068 Embedded HTTP
  • RFC 2131 DHCP Server and DHCP Relay
  • RFC 2570 SNMPv3 Intro to Framework
  • RFC 2571 Architecture for Describing SNMP Framework
  • RFC 2572 SNMP Message Processing and Dispatching
  • RFC 2573 SNMPv3 Applications
  • RFC 2574 SNMPv3 User-based Security Model
  • RFC 2575 SNMP View-based Access Control Model SNMP
  • RFC 2818 Embedded HTTPS
  • RFC 3176 sFlow
  • SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol
  • Multiple Syslog Servers


  • 802.1X Accounting
  • MAC Authentication
  • DHCP snooping
  • Dynamic ARP inspection
  • Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
  • EAP pass-through support
  • IEEE 802.1X username export in sFlow
  • Protection against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with SSHv2
  • Secure Copy (SCP)
  • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
  • Username/Password
  • Web authentication
  • Change of Authorization (CoA) RFC 5176
  • Flexible authentication


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