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Brocade ICX 7450-24
24-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 Switch

Brocade ICX 7450-24

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Brocade ICX 7450 Switches
Brocade ICX 7450 24-port 1 GbE switch with 3 modular slots for optional uplinks/stacking
No power supplies or fan units (need to be ordered separately). No optics.
List Price: $3,095.00
Our Price: $2,245.00
Brocade ICX 7450 24-port 1 GbE switch bundle includes 3x40G QSFP+ uplinks/stacking, front to back airflow
Including 1 x 250W AC power supply and one fan
List Price: $5,595.00
Our Price: $4,066.00
Brocade ICX 7450 24-port 1 GbE switch bundle includes 4x10G SFP+ uplinks, 2x40G QSFP+ uplinks/stacking, front to back airflow
Including 1 x 250W AC power supply and one fan
List Price: $7,000.00
Our Price: $5,233.00

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Enterprise Stackable Switch Delivers Premium Capabilities and Ultimate Flexibility

The Brocade ICX 7450 Switch delivers the performance, flexibility, and scalability required for enterprise Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) access deployment. It offers market-leading stacking density with up to 12 switches (576 1 GbE and 48 1/10 GbE ports) per stack and combines chassis-level performance and reliability with the flexibility, costeffectiveness, and “pay as you grow” scalability of a stackable solution. The mid-market stackable switch is one of the first in its class to offer 40 GbE uplinks, enabling enterprises to dramatically increase their network capacity while using their existing optical wire infrastructure. In addition, the Brocade ICX 7450 is the industry’s first stackable switching solution to combine the performance and flexibility of network switching with the advantages of site-to-site IPsec VPN security to ensure end-to-end data integrity without the need for dedicated encryption appliances.


  • Offers ultimate flexibility and “pay as you grow” scalability in a modular design with three expansion slots for a choice of 1 GbE, 10 GbE, or 40 GbE uplinks, and a service module
  • Supports next-generation 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless enterprise access points with 2.5 GbE ports
  • Delivers market-leading stacking scalability of up to 12 switches per stack, 960 Gbps of aggregated stacking bandwidth, and long-distance stacking to enable single point management
  • Provides OpenFlow support in true hybrid port mode, enabling a gradual transition to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) without disruption
  • Offers Power over HDBaseT (PoH), to power video surveillance and video conferencing equipment, VDI terminals, and HD displays
  • Meets compliance and data confidentiality requirements across corporate networks and cloud deployments by extending IPsec VPN to the wiring closet

The unique design of the Brocade ICX 7450 provides three modular slots, offering up to 12 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+ ports, 12 10GBASE-T ports, or up to three 40 GbE QSFP+ ports for uplink or stacking. As a result, the Brocade ICX 7450 can easily deliver sufficient bandwidth between the edge and aggregation layers to support expanding video traffic, VDI adoption, and highspeed wireless 802.11ac deployment. Additionally, the Brocade ICX 7450 delivers high performance across all ports for flawless support of latency-sensitive applications.

The Brocade ICX 7450 is an ideal network solution for campus network 1 GbE and 2.5 GbE access or small aggregation deployment with 10 GbE or 40 GbE uplinks to the core. The Brocade ICX 7450 also makes a very suitable data center Top-of-Rack (ToR) solution, delivering a mix of 1 GbE and 10 GbE server connectivity ports with 10 GbE or 40 GbE uplinks to the data center aggregation or core.

Ultimate Flexibility for Your Network Needs

  • Uplink speeds of 1GbE, 10GbE or 40GbE and support for 10GBASE-T and 2.5GbE ports
  • Fiber and Copper Cabling options
  • 40 GbE Standards based stacking links – no special cables needed
  • Power video surveillance, VDI terminals, and HD displays directly from the switch with PoH support

Unprecedented Stacking Scalability

  • Up to 12 switches per stack and up to 10km between stacked switches
  • Up to 160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth
  • Stacking connectivity through open standards QSFP+ ports
  • Stacking through standard QSFP+ and SFP+ ports - no special cables needed

A Fixed Form Factor Switch with Unmatched Modularity

You need high performance. You want an economical starting point with flexible growth and security options. Done. The Brocade ICX 7450 Switch gives you unprecedented scale-out density with enterprise-class availability. Plus SDN support, a service module for IPsec VPN, and 40GbE uplinks. All in a stackable design that lets you add switches and services anywhere in your network and manage them as a single device.

Flexible Path to Ultimate Performance

Flexible Path to Ultimate Performance

Add performance with market-leading stacking scalability—up to 12 switches in a single stack. Our expansion slots accept modules with different uplink speeds, and modules that you can use for uplink and long-distance stacking. Use any module in any slot.

Data Security Meets Compliance Requirements

Data Security Meets Compliance Requirements

This stackable switch combines the performance and flexibility of network switching with the advantages of site-to-site IPsec VPN security. It’s an industry first merger that assures end-to-end data integrity, helps meet compliance requirements, and lets you eliminate dedicated encryption devices.

Easy SDN Integration

Easy SDN Integration

This switch supports OpenFlow 1.3 and traditional networking flows on the same port at the same time, so you can nondisruptively introduce portions of your existing network into an SDN controller domain. It even supports stacking with OpenFlow—another Brocade first.

Automation Reduces Operational Costs

Automation Reduces Operational Costs

Power on. Good to go. Because this switch automatically receives its initial configuration data from network servers instead of via manual configuration by network administrators. It can also receive software updates automatically to reduce maintenance costs. That adds up to serious savings.

Network Power Delivery Simplifies Wiring

Network Power Delivery Simplifies Wiring

Forget about finding power outlets for your network-connected devices. Power over HDBaseT (PoH) delivers up to 95W of power to your next-generation video conferencing devices, through the same cable that carries your data. That simplifies wiring and gives you more flexibility to place your devices wherever you need them.

Scale Ports Without Adding Complexity

Scale Ports Without Adding Complexity

Brocade Campus Fabric Technology lets you integrate high-performance, fixed form-factor switches into a single, distributed, logical switch that is independent of physical location. Then add ports whenever and wherever you need them campus-wide, without adding complexity.


Scaling Out Ports as Demand Grows

The Brocade ICX 7450 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.

With three modular slots, the Brocade ICX 7450 enables organizations to grow their networks when necessary. Organizations can initially deploy 1 GbE or 10 GbE uplink ports and upgrade to 40 GbE ports ondemand with a new, high-speed module.

The Brocade ICX 7450 also offers a lowcost entry point. By providing the flexibility of a stackable switch, the Brocade ICX 7450 saves organizations from having to invest in a costly chassis upfront and tie up valuable capital. Instead, they can buy a single Brocade ICX 7450 Switch to get started and add new Brocade ICX 7450 Switches to the stack as their business grows.

Integrating High-Performance IPsec Service

As organizations move to a hybrid cloud architecture with geographically dispersed business partners, concerns about security breaches are increasing. Many organizations seek to better meet compliance and protect their data in transit—whether across the Internet or the enterprise network. Brocade offers an industry-first stackable switching solution that delivers encryption from the wiring closet, providing a cost-effective way to ensure data security and integrity across the premises without needing to purchase dedicated encryption appliances.

The Brocade ICX 7450 switch with the integrated IPsec VPN service module consolidates network switching and encryption to provide unprecedented VPN deployment flexibility and cost savings. By initiating an IPsec tunnel from the Brocade ICX 7450 for transporting selected traffic, organizations save the time and reduce the costs from having to install and manage encryption software on individual computers or deploy purposebuilt encryption appliances.

The Brocade ICX 7450 Service Module provides hardware-based acceleration for IPsec VPNs using Advanced Encryption Standards (AES). It leverages programmable hardware technology to future-proof data protection, enabling more capabilities to be added as business needs evolve.

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 10 km—and minimum cabling costs. This gives organizations the flexibility to deliver ports wherever they are needed on campus at a fraction of the cost.

The distributed chassis design futureproofs campus networks by allowing networks to easily and cost-effectively expand in scale and capabilities.

Flexible, Long-Distance Stacking for the Most Demanding Enterprise Environments

Brocade Ethernet switch stacking technology makes it possible to stack up to 12 Brocade ICX 7450 Switches together into a single logical switch using standard QSFP+ or SFP+ stacking ports. This allows the Brocade ICX 7450 to deliver a class-leading 960 Gbps of aggregated stacking bandwidth and offer simple and robust expandability for future growth at the network edge.

A selection of standard QSFP+ or SFP+ copper cables or standard QSFP+ or SFP+ optics can be used to stack Brocade ICX 7450 Switches together, enabling stacking over distance and thereby eliminating the need for stacked switches to be colocated in the same wiring closet. This stacked logical switch also has only a single IP address to simplify management and offers transparent STP-free traffic forwarding and shared Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) across a pool of up to 576 1 GbE ports and 48 10 GbE ports. When new switches join the stack, they automatically inherit the stack’s existing configuration file, enabling plug-and-play network expansion.

Brocade stacking technology also delivers high availability, enabling instantaneous hitless failover to a standby stack controller if the master stack controller fails. In addition, organizations can use hotinsertion and removal of stack members to avoid interrupting network services.

Up to 12 Brocade ICX 7450 switches can be stacked together using two full-duplex QSFP+ 40 Gbps ports that provide a fully redundant backplane with 960 Gbps of stacking bandwidth.
Up to 12 Brocade ICX 7450 switches can be stacked together using two full-duplex QSFP+ 40 Gbps ports that provide a fully redundant backplane with 960 Gbps of stacking bandwidth.

Simplified, Open-Standards-based Management and Monitoring

The Brocade ICX 7450 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 7450, 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 7450 supports Zero Touch Provisioning, 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 automatically receive an IP address and configuration from DHCP and Trivial File Transport Protocol (TFTP) servers. At this time, the switches can also automatically receive a software update to be at the same code revision as currently installed switches.

Open-Standards Management
The Brocade ICX 7450 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.

Out-of-Band Management
The Brocade ICX 7450 includes a 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet port dedicated to out-of-band management, providing a remote path to manage the switches, regardless of the status or configuration of the data ports.

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, security, and efficiency. The Brocade ICX 7450 enables SDN by supporting the OpenFlow 1.3 protocol , which facilitates communication between the Brocade SDN Controller and the underlying network infrastructure.

In today’s increasingly mobile world, organizations are looking to OpenFlow and SDN to achieve programmability in the campus LAN. The business needs driving SDN deployment are improved Quality of Service (QoS), enhanced security, and management simplification. With new policies such as BYOD significantly impacting campus networks, SDN is a powerful solution that better prioritizes and forwards traffic based on the context of a flow and to easily enforce granular policies for regulatory compliance or security reasons.

With hybrid-port mode on the Brocade ICX 7450 and all other Brocade ICX 7000 series switches, organizations can run traditional protocols and OpenFlowdirected flows at the same time. The Brocade ICX family supports the Brocade SDN Controller and other OpenDaylightbased controllers, enabling organizations to benefit from programmatic control through gradual transition of their network into the controller domain without disruption. Brocade ICX 7450 hardware support for OpenFlow ensures these traffic flows at line-rate speeds.

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 Unified Communications (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 also centralizes the management of the entire family of Brocade wired products and Open Mobility partners’ wireless products.

Ready for Next-Generation Wireless Technology

Between the phenomenal expansion of wireless networks and the fastpaced evolution of enterprise wireless technology, wired networks are being pushed to their limits. At the same time, the current lifecycle for wireless network technologies is much shorter than it is for wired Ethernet networks, meaning that today’s wireless networks will likely be upgraded two or three times over the life of the wired network. It is therefore critical that organizations choose a wired network solution capable of supporting nextgeneration wireless technology.

The Brocade ICX 7450 is designed to handle next-generation 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points. The Brocade ICX 7450-32ZP offers 8×2.5 GbE ports to connect multigigabit wireless access points. Moreover, the switch’s non-blocking architecture offers up to 240 Gbps of uplink bandwidth with up to 3×40 GbE uplink ports, ensuring smooth end-to-end traffic flow from the wireless edge to the core.

EEE Power Savings

The Brocade ICX 7450 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.

Enterprise-Class Availability

When every second matters, Brocade ICX 7450 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.

In addition to stack-level high availability, Brocade ICX 7450 Switches include system-level high-availability features, such as dual hot-swappable, loadsharing, and redundant power supplies. The modular design also has dual hot-swappable fan trays. These features provide another level of availability for the campus wiring closet, all in a compact form factor.

Support for PoH to Power NextGeneration Edge Devices

The Brocade ICX 7450 can deliver both power and data across network connections, providing a single-cable solution for the latest edge devices. In addition to supporting the Power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) standards, the Brocade ICX 7450 also supports Power over HDBaseT (PoH). This new, high power standard delivers up to 95 watts per port through a standard Ethernet cable, simplifying the wiring of next-generation Ethernet-connected devices such as large HD displays, video surveillance equipment, and VDI thin terminals, enabling data and power to be carried by a single Ethernet wire. The PoE/PoE+ and PoH capabilities reduce the number of required power receptacles and power adapters while increasing reliability and wiring flexibility.

With a 1,500-watt power budget per switch (with two power supplies), the Brocade ICX 7450 24- and 48-port PoE models can supply up to Class 4 PoE+ power (30 watts) to every port and PoH power (95 watts) on eight dedicated ports.

Full Layer 3 Capabilities

Brocade ICX 7450 Switches offer powerful IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3 switching capabilities. Organizations can use optional premium Layer 3 features (available as an option)—such as IPv4/IPv6 OSPF and RIP routing, Policy-Based Routing (PBR), VRRP, and Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM)—to reduce complexity and enhance the reliability of large enterprise networks by bringing Layer 3 capabilities to the network edge and/or aggregation layer. Premium Layer 3 capabilities include BGP routing, enabling remote offices to connect Brocade ICX 7450 Switches to service provider networks. Premium routing capabilities can be added to any Brocade ICX 7450 Switch model through software licensing.

Data Center ToR Switch for 1 GbE and 10 GbE Server Connectivity

Thanks to its class-leading 10 GbE and 40 GbE port count, the Brocade ICX 7450 is a great solution as a Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch in a mixed 1 GbE/10 GbE server connectivity environment. It is designed to fit in server racks, consuming only one rack unit and offering dual integrated power supplies and fan assemblies with front-to-back or back-to-front airflow for flexible cooling options. In data center environments where most servers have 1 GbE and some 10 GbE network interfaces, the Brocade ICX 7450 provides a compact and cost-effective 1 GbE/10 GbE ToR switch. In this configuration some of the Brocade ICX 7450 10 GbE or 40 GbE ports can be used to connect to the data center aggregation switches.


The Brocade ICX 7450 Switch is covered by the Brocade Assurance Limited Lifetime Warranty

Maximum Operational Efficiency and Investment Protection

To further improve operational efficiency, Brocade ICX 7450 Switches come with 90 days of free technical support from the Brocade Technical Assistance Center and free software updates. With these capabilities, organizations gain peace of mind while freeing up IT budget and resources to grow their businesses.

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Front View
Front View
 Rear View
Rear View
Brocade ICX 7450 rear view shown with two optional Brocade ICX7400-1X40GQ QSFP+ uplink/stacking modules, two AC power supplies, and two fan trays.

  24 or 48 RJ-45 Ports 24, 32, or 48 PoE+ Ports 48 SFP Ports
  ICX 7450-24 ICX 7450-48 ICX 7450-24P 7450-32ZP ICX 7450-48P ICX 7450-48F
Switching capacity
(data rate, full duplex)
288 Gbps 336 Gbps 288 Gbps 328 Gbps 336 Gbps 336 Gbps
Forwarding capacity
(data rate, full duplex)
214 Mpps 250 Mpps 214 Mpps 244 Mpps 250 Mpps 250 Mpps
Fixed ports: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 24 48 24 24 48  
Fixed ports: 100/1000 Mbps SFP           48
Fixed ports: 100 Mbps/1000 Mbps/ 2.5 Gbps RJ45       8    
Modular slots 3 3 3 3 3 3
Modular ports: 1 GbE SFP (max.) 4 4 4   4 4
Modular ports: 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+ (max.) 12 12 12 12 12 12
Modular ports: 1/10GBASE-T RJ45 (max.) 12 12 12 12 12 12
Modular ports: 40 GbE QSFP+ (max.) 3 2 3 2 2 2
Modular service: IPsec VPN Supported Supported Supported   Supported Supported
Maximum PoE ports (15.4 W)     24
(1 AC PSU)
(1 AC PSU)
(1 AC PSU)
Maximum PoE+ ports (30 W)     24
(1 AC PSU)
(2 AC PSU)
(2 AC PSU)
Maximum PoH ports (95 W)     8
(1 AC PSU)
(1 AC PSU)
(1 AC PSU)
Advanced IPv4/v6 L3 routing
With license With license With license With license With license With license
Aggregated stacking bandwidth 960 Gbps 960 Gbps 960 Gbps 960 Gbps 960 Gbps 960 Gbps
Stacking density
(maximum switches in a stack)
12 12 12 12 12 12
Maximum stacking distance
(distance between stacked switches)
10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km
Power inlet (AC) C14 C14 C14 C14 C14 C14
Input voltage / frequency AC: 100 to 240 VAC @ 50 to 60 Hz | DC: 40 to 60 VDC
Power supply rated maximum output (AC) 2x250 W 2x250 W 2x1,000 W 2x1,000 W 2x1,000 W 2x250 W
Power supply rated maximum output (DC) 2x510 W 2x510 W 2x510 W 2x510 W 2x510 W 2x510 W
PoE power budget (AC)
(two AC power supplies)
    1,500 W 1,500 W 1,500 W  
PoE power budget (DC)
(two DC power supplies
    516 W 516 W 516 W  
Switch power draw (25°C)
Idle (no PoE load)
10% traffic§ (full PoE load)
100% traffic§ (full PoE load)

63 W
64 W
69 W

93 W
95 W
100 W

75 W
911 W
916 W

90 W
922 W
930 W

106 W
930 W
935 W

119 W
120 W
123 W
Switch heat dissipation‡** (25°C)
Idle (no PoE load)
10% traffic§ (full PoE load)
100% traffic§ (full PoE load)

215 BTU/hr
218 BTU/hr
235 BTU/hr

317 BTU/hr
324 BTU/hr
341 BTU/hr

256 BTU/hr
259 BTU/hr
276 BTU/hr

307 BTU/hr
314 BTU/hr
330 BTU/hr

362 BTU/hr
369 BTU/hr
386 BTU/hr

406 BTU/hr
409 BTU/hr
420 BTU/hr
Weight 6.4 kg
(14.11 lb)
6.5 kg
(14.33 lb)
6.9 kg
(15.21 lb)
7.2 kg
(15.87 lb)
7.2 kg
(15.87 lb)
6.8 kg
(14.99 lb)
Dimensions 440 mm (17.323 in.) W × 393.7 mm (15.5 in.) D × 43.7 mm (1.720 in.) H; 1U
Acoustics (25°C, ISO 7779) 46 dBA 47 dBA 49 dBA 49 dBA 49 dBA 46 dBA
MTBF (25°C) 628,369 hours 571,520 hours 466,576 hours 448,376 hours 444,360 hours 576,586 hours
Temperature Operating temperature: −5°C to 50°C/23°F to 122°F
Storage temperature: −40°C to 70°C/−40°F to 158°F
Humidity Operating relative humidity: 10% to 90% at 50°C, non-condensing
Non-operating relative humidity: 5% 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 Mbps, 2.5 Gbps, 10 Gbps 10GBASE-T ports: RJ-45
  • 100 Mbps SFP ports
  • 1 Gbps SFP ports
  • 10 Gbps SFP+ ports
  • 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports
  • Out-of-band Ethernet management: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45
  • Console management: Mini-USB RS232 serial port (Mini-B plug)
  • Storage: USB port, standard-A plug
Maximum MAC addresses 32,768
Maximum VLANs 4,096
Maximum STP (spanning trees) 254
Maximum routes (in hardware) 15,168 (IPv4)
5,120 (IPv6)
Trunking Maximum ports per trunk: 16
Maximum trunk groups: 256
Maximum jumbo frame size 9,216 bytes
QoS priority queues 8 per port
IPsec performance Maximum throughput: 10 Gbps, full-duplex
Maximum tunnels: 20
Multicast Groups 8192
VRF 16
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
Safety CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60950-1-07; UL 60950-1; IEC60950-1; EN 60950-1:2006 Safety of Information Technology Equipment; EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products
Immunity EN 61000-6-1 Generic Immunity and Susceptibility; EN 55024 Immunity Characteristics; 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

‡ Switch includes one AC power supply, one fan, one 4×10 GbE SFP+ uplink module, two QSFP+ stacking module.
§ Traffic load on all ports connected with maximum possible PoE/PoE+ loads (if equipped).
** PoE power not included in switch heat dissipation figures since the heat is not dissipated at the switch.

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 Voice VLAN Assignment
  • Fast Port Span
  • GVRP
  • 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
  • Port Loop Detection
  • Private VLAN
  • Remote Fault Notification (RFN)
  • Single-instance Spanning Tree
  • Single-link LACP
  • Trunk Groups (static, LACP)
  • Uni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD)
  • Metro-Ring Protocol (MRP) (v1, v2)
  • Virtual Switch Redundancy Protocol (VSRP)
  • VLAN Stacking (Q-in-Q)
  • Topology Groups

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
  • “MSDP” in Base Layer 3 IP routing

Premium Layer 3 IP routing (with software license)

  • IPv4 and IPv6 dynamic routes
  • RIP v1/v2, RIPng (IPv6)
  • OSPF v2, OSPF v3 (IPv6)
  • PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, PIM-DM, PIM passive (IPv4/ IPv6 multicast routing functionality)
  • PBR
  • Virtual Route Redundancy Protocol VRRP v3 (IPv6)
  • VRRP-E, VRRP-E (IPv6)
  • BGP4, BGP4+ (IPv6)
  • GRE
  • IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels
  • VRF (IPv4 and IPv6)

Quality of Service (QoS)

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

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
  • Multicast traffic reduction


  • IPsec 128/256 AES-GCM (with service module)
  • MACsec
  • 802.1X Authentication
  • MAC Authentication
  • Flexible authentication
  • Web authentication
  • DHCP snooping
  • Dynamic ARP inspection
  • Ndian 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)
  • MAC Address Locking MAC Port Security
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with SSHv2
  • Secure Copy (SCP)
  • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
  • Local Username/Password
  • Change of Authorization (CoA) RFC 5176
  • Dynamic VLAN assignment
  • RFC Conformance for Encryption:
    • RFC 5996 Internet Key Exchange Protocol Version 2 (IKEv2)
    • RFC 4303 IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
    • RFC 6379 Suite B Cryptographic Suites for IPsec (Suite-B-GCM-256 and Suite-B-GCM-128)
    • RFC 5903 Elliptic Curve Groups Modulo a Prime (ECP Groups) for IKEv2
    • RFC 4868 Using HMAC-SHA-256, HMACSHA-384, and HMAC-SHA-512 with IPsec
    • RFC 4754 IKEv2 Authentication Using the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA)
    • RFC 4106 The use of Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) in IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
    • SP800-56A Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography

SDN features

  • OpenFlow v1.0 and v1.3
  • OpenFlow with hybrid port mode
  • Operates with the Brocade SDN Controller and the applications running on the controller

High availability

  • Redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • Hot-swappable fan trays
  • 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
  • L2 VSRP switch redundancy

Network and Device Management


  • DHCP Auto Configuration
  • CLI Logging
  • Digital Optical Monitoring
  • Display Log Messages on Multiple Terminals
  • Embedded Web Management (HTTP/HTTPS)
  • Embedded DHCP Server
  • Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Brocade Network Advisor (sold separately)
  • Integration with HP OpenView:
  • USB file management and storage
  • Macro for batch execution
  • Out-of-band Ethernet Management
  • ERSPAN support for remote troubleshooting and traffic monitoring
  • TFTP
  • TELNET Client and Server
  • Bootp
  • SNMPv1/v2c
  • DHCP Server and DHCP Relay
  • SNMPv3 Intro to Framework
  • Architecture for Describing SNMP Framework
  • SNMP Message Processing and Dispatching
  • SNMPv3 Applications
  • SNMPv3 User-based Security Model
  • SNMP View-based Access Control Model SNMP
  • Embedded HTTPS
  • sFlow
  • NTP Network Time Protocol
  • Multiple Syslog Servers
  • SCP

IEEE standards compliance

  • 802.1AB LLDP
  • 802.1D MAC Bridging
  • 802.1p Mapping to Priority Queue
  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree (MST)
  • 802.1w Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree
  • 802.1x Port-based Network Access Control (PNAC)††
  • 802.3 Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection (CSMA/CD)
  • 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • 802.1 AX-2008 Link Aggregation
  • 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.3af Power over Ethernet (15.4 W)
  • 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus
  • 802.3u 100Base-TX
  • 802.3x Full duplex and Flow Control
  • 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX
  • 802.3 MAU MIB (RFC 2239)
  • 802.3ba 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet
  • 802.1AE-MACsec (with license)
  • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • 802.1BR Bridge Port Extension


Brocade ICX 7450 Port and Service Module Options

Five different optional modules are offered for the Brocade ICX 7450. These modules are interchangeable and can be inserted in the three modular slots within the Brocade ICX 7450.

Brocade ICX 7450 Port and Service Module Options
Brocade ICX7400-4X1GF Module 4-port 100 Mbps/1 GbE SFP
Brocade ICX7400-4X10GF Module 4-port 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+ for uplink or stacking
Brocade ICX7400-4X10GC Module 4-port 1/10 GbE 10GBASE-T copper
Brocade ICX7400-1X40GQ Module 1-port 40 GbE QSFP+ for uplink or stacking
Brocade ICX7400-SERVICE-MOD Module Service module for IPsec VPN encryption

Brocade ICX 7450 Port and Service Module Options
Five different optional port modules are offered for the Brocade ICX 7450 with a choice of 1 GbE SFP, 10 GbE SFP/SFP+, 10GBASE-T, and 40 GbE QSFP+ options and an IPsec VPN service module.

Brocade ICX 7450 Power Supply Options

The Brocade ICX 7450 offers a selection of PoE/non-PoE and AC/DC power supply options with front-to-back or back-to-front airflow cooling options. The DC power supply can be installed in either PoE or no-PoE switches.

Brocade ICX 7450 Power Supply Options
RPS15-E power supply Non-PoE 250 W AC with front-to-back airflow
RPS15-I power supply Non-PoE 250 W AC with back-to-front airflow
RPS16-E power supply PoE 1,000 W AC with front-to-back airflow
RPS16-I power supply PoE 1,000 W AC with back-to-front airflow
RPS16DC-E power supply PoE 510 W DC with front-to-back airflow
RPS16DC-I power supply PoE 510 W DC with back-to-front airflow

Brocade ICX 7450 Power Supply Options
The Brocade ICX 7450 offers a choice of 250 W AC, 1,000 W AC, or 510 W DC power supply options. All power supplies are available with front-to-back or back-to-front airflow.

† The Brocade ICX7400-1X40GQ module cannot be installed in the front-facing slot of the 48-port Brocade ICX 7450 models (Brocade ICX 7450- 48, 7450-48P, 7450-48F, 7450-32ZP). The Brocade ICX7400-4X1GF module cannot be installed in the rear slots of any model of the Brocade ICX 7450 Switch and is not supported by the Brocade ICX 7450-32ZP model.


Download the Brocade ICX 7450 Switches Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Brocade Products
Brocade ICX 7450 Switches
Brocade ICX 7450 24-port 1 GbE switch with 3 modular slots for optional uplinks/stacking
No power supplies or fan units (need to be ordered separately). No optics.
List Price: $3,095.00
Our Price: $2,245.00
Brocade ICX 7450 24-port 1 GbE switch bundle includes 3x40G QSFP+ uplinks/stacking, front to back airflow
Including 1 x 250W AC power supply and one fan
List Price: $5,595.00
Our Price: $4,066.00
Brocade ICX 7450 24-port 1 GbE switch bundle includes 4x10G SFP+ uplinks, 2x40G QSFP+ uplinks/stacking, front to back airflow
Including 1 x 250W AC power supply and one fan
List Price: $7,000.00
Our Price: $5,233.00