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Brocade MLX Series

Brocade MLX Series core routers deliver unprecedented scale and performance, high reliability, and operational efficiency for the most demanding service provider and enterprise networks. Built on a programmable architecture with high-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 40 GbE, and 10 GbE routing, these routers meet massive bandwidth demands, while maximizing ROI. Leading OpenFlow 1.3 scale in hybrid port mode provides a seamless transition to SDN for increased network agility and programmatic control.

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BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC Brocade MLXe-4 AC system with 1 MR2 (M) management module, 2 high speed switch fabric modules, 1 1800W AC power supply, 4 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-DC Brocade MLXe-4 DC system with 1 MR2 (M) management module, 2 high speed switch fabric modules, 1 1800W DC power supply, 4 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-4-MR2-X-AC Brocade MLXe-4 AC system with 1 MR2 (X) management module, 2 high speed switch fabric modules, 1 1800W AC power supply, 4 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-4-MR2-X-DC Brocade MLXe-4 DC system with 1 MR2 (X) management module, 2 high speed switch fabric modules, 1 1800W DC power supply, 4 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-8-MR2-M-AC Brocade MLXe-8 AC system with 1 MR2 (M) management module, 2 high speed switch fabric modules, 2 1800W AC power supplies, 2 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-8-MR2-M-DC Brocade MLXe-8 DC system with 1 MR2 (M) management module, 2 high speed switch fabric modules, 2 1800W DC power supplies, 2 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-AC Brocade MLXe-8 AC system with 1 MR2 (X) management module, 2 high speed switch fabric modules, 2 1800W AC power supplies, 2 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-8-MR2-X-DC Brocade MLXe-8 DC system with 1 MR2 (X) management module, 2 high speed switch fabric modules, 2 1800W DC power supplies, 2 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-16-MR2-M-AC Brocade MLXe-16 AC system with 1 MR2 (M) management module, 3 high speed switch fabric modules, 4 1800W AC power supplies, 2 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-16-MR2-M-DC Brocade MLXe-16 DC system with 1 MR2 (M) management module, 3 high speed switch fabric modules, 4 1800W DC power supplies, 2 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-16-MR2-X-AC Brocade MLXe-16 AC system with 1 MR2 (X) management module, 3 high speed switch fabric modules, 4 1800W AC power supplies, 2 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-16-MR2-X-DC Brocade MLXe-16 DC system with 1 MR2 (X) management module, 3 high speed switch fabric modules, 4 1800W DC power supplies, 2 exhaust fan assembly kits and air filter. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-32-MR2-M-AC Brocade MLXe-32 AC system with 1 MR2 (M) management module, 7 high speed switch fabric modules, 4 3000W AC power supplies, 2 power supply fans, 8 exhaust fans, 2 air filters and cable management system. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-32-MR2-M-DC Brocade MLXe-32 DC system with 1 MR2 (M) management module, 7 high speed switch fabric modules, 4 3000W DC power supplies, 2 power supply fans, 8 exhaust fans, 2 air filters and cable management system. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-32-MR2-X-AC Brocade MLXe-32 AC system with 1 MR2 (X) management module, 7 high speed switch fabric modules, 4 3000W AC power supplies, 2 power supply fans, 8 exhaust fans, 2 air filters and cable management system. Power cord not included.
BR-MLXE-32-MR2-X-DC Brocade MLXe-32 DC system with 1 MR2 (X) management module, 7 high speed switch fabric modules, 4 3000W DC power supplies, 2 power supply fans, 8 exhaust fans, 2 air filters and cable management system. Power cord not included.
BR-MLX-MR2-M Brocade MLX system management module, 4 GB SDRAM, 2 GB internal compact flash, external compact flash slot, EIA/TIA-232 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for out-of-band management.
BR-MLX-MR2-X MLXe/XMR Gen2 management (X) module for 4-, 8- and 16-slot systems. Includes 4 GB RAM, 1 internal compact flash drive (2GB), 1 external compact flash slot with included 2GB card, RS-232 serial console port and 10/100/1000 Ethernet port for management.
BR-MLX-32-MR2-M Brocade MLX 32-slot system management module, 4 GB SDRAM, 2 GB internal compact flash, external compact flash slot, EIA/TIA-232 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for out-of-band management.
BR-MLX-32-MR2-X Brocade MLXe 32-slot system management module, 4 GB SDRAM, 2 GB internal compact flash, external compact flash slot, EIA/TIA-232 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for out-of-band management.
NI-X-4-HSF Brocade MLX 4-slot system high-speed switch fabric module.
NI-X-16-8-HSF Brocade MLX 8/16-slot system high-speed switch fabric module.
NI-X-32-HSF Brocade MLX 32-slot system high-speed switch fabric module.
BR-MLX-100GX2-CFP2-X2 Brocade MLX 2-port 100 GbE (X2) CFP2 module with extended route table support for up to 2 million IPv4 and 1 million IPv6 routes in hardware
BR-MLX-100GX2-CFP2-M Brocade MLX 2-port 100 GbE (M) CFP2 module. Supports 512,000 IPv4 routes in FIB.
BR-MLX-100Gx2-X Brocade MLX Series 2-port 100 GbE module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support— requires high-speed switch fabric modules and CFP optics.
BR-MLX-100Gx1-X Brocade MLX Series 1-port 100 GbE module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support— requires high-speed switch fabric modules and CFP optics.
BR-MLX-100GX1-2PUPG Brocade MLX Series 100 GbE second port license—requires CFP optics.
BR-MLX-40Gx4-M Brocade MLX Series 4-port 40 GbE (M) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support and support for QSFP+ optics, including both LR and SR versions. Supports up to 512,000 IPv4 routes or 128,000 IPv6 routes. Requires high-speed switch fabric modules.
BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 Brocade MLX 20-port 10 GbE/1 GbE (X2) SFP+ and SFP combo module with extended route table support for up to 2 million IPv4 and 1 million IPv6 routes in hardware
BR-MLX-10GX20-M Brocade MLX 20-port 10 GbE/1 GbE (M) combo module. Supports SFP+ and SFP with 512,000 IPv4 routes in FIB.
BR-MLX-10GX24-DM Brocade MLXE 24-port 10 GbE module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support—requires SFP+ optics. Supports 256,000 IPv4 routes in FIB.
BR-MLX-10Gx8-X Brocade MLX Series 8-port 10 GbE (X) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. Support for up 1 million IPv4 routes. Requires SFP+ optics and high-speed switch fabric modules.
NI-MLX-10Gx8-M Brocade MLX Series 8-port 10 GbE (M) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. Support for up to 512,000 IPv4 routes or 112,000 IPv6 routes. Requires SFP+ optics and high-speed switch fabric modules.
NI-MLX-48-T-A Brocade MLX Series 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T, MRJ21 module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support.
BR-MLX-1GFX24-X Brocade MLX Series 24-port FE/GbE (SFP). Supports 1 million IPv4 routes in FIB.
BR-MLX-1GFx24-X-ML Brocade MLX Series 24-port FE/GbE (SFP) module. Supports 512,000 IPv4 routes or 112,000 IPv6 routes in FIB. License upgradable to "X" scalability (1 million IPv4 routes or 240,000 IPv6 routes in FIB).
BR-MLX-1GCx24-X Brocade MLX 24-port (X) 10/100/1000 copper (RJ-45) module. Supports 1M IPv4 routes in FIB.
BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML Brocade MLX 24-port (X) 10/100/1000 copper (RJ-45) module. Supports 512,000 IPv4 routes or 112,000 IPv6 routes in FIB. License upgradable to "X" scalability (1 million IPv4 routes or 240,000 IPv6 routes in FIB).


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This document contains the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Base (MIB) objects that are supported on devices.

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This document describes how to install RJ45 and mRJ21 cables into the cable cinch.

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Brocade and Check Point deliver a cost-effective, scalable networking and security solution with application optimization, unmatched simplicity, and industry-leading performance.

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C.R. England increases network bandwidth and eliminates single points of failure by standardizing on Brocade for a scalable, high-performance network infrastructure.

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CDE Lightband delivers premium Ethernet services with Brocade.

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Brocade helps a leading service provider build a robust nationwide Internet Exchange.

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Government Employee’s Health Association (GEHA) redesigns network with Brocade Ethernet Fabric technology, simplifying management and increasing network scalability and flexibility.

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i3D.net leverages Brocade technology to deliver an exceptional online gaming experience over high-capacity, low-latency, cloud-based networks.

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Nikhef upgrades network by deploying Brocade MLX Series routers and Brocade FCX Series switches, improving security, bandwidth, and scalability.

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Leading cloud services provider meets growing demand for increased network performance and capacity with Brocade Ethernet fabrics.

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Cloud-based multichannel transaction service company leverages Brocade solutions to build a dynamic service delivery infrastructure to allow multichannel transactions in real time while reducing operational complexity

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Metro service provider SpringNet upgrades its Brocade network infrastructure to boost capacity, improve services delivery, and generate new revenue streams

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Leading research institution relies on Brocade to meet increased bandwidth demand from multimedia, research, and mobile applications.

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Veracity Networks leverages a highly scalable and reliable network from Brocade to increase its high-value commercial customer base while meeting voice, video, and data service demands of residential customers

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Service providers are looking for new ways to produce incremental revenue by providing Carrier-Grade Ethernet services, business VPNs, and Internet connectivity. Using a Layer 2 architecture at the very edge of a metro network provides a simple, low-cost solution. One such protocol that offers a solution is MRP. This document explains the operation and benefits of MRP

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Next-generation networks require an overall architecture evolving to accommodate new technologies that support the growing numbers of users, applications, and services. IPv6 is designed to be more robust, dramatically increase the pool of global IP addresses, simplify network administration, resolve security and mobility issues, and improve Quality of Service (QoS).

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Recently, there has been an increasing interest in deploying IPTV services among telecom operators who provide broadband access services to residential subscribers. This paper details the Brocade solution for delivering IPTV service in telco networks.

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An overview of Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) and Virtual Leased Line (VLL) and Brocade solutions for deploying them.

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Advanced routers and switches from Brocade enable highly scalable designs for the eventual convergence of voice and data infrastructure that can deliver new multimedia services.

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In order to truly align the enterprise infrastructure strategy with business requirements, organizations must be free to choose the solutions that best meet their unique needs and based upon open standards, not proprietary, closed systems.

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This paper provides an overview of SDN, its expected role in cloud-optimized networks, and how Brocade is implementing SDN vertically and across its portfolio to provide users with a truly open cloud-optimized network, built on a resilient, automated fabric foundation.

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The ability to transport Ethernet over different transport technologies raises the exciting proposition of Ethernet services not only in campus or metro networks but also at a global level.