ICX7450-48

48-port 1 GbE switch, three modular slots for optional uplink/stacking ports. Power supply and fan need to be ordered separately.

Products Overview

Brocade ICX 7450 Switch

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 10 GbE ports) per stack and combines chassis-level performance and reliability with the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and “pay as you grow” scalability of a stackable solution. In addition, this stackable switch is 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.

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 high-speed wireless 802.11ac deployment.

The Brocade ICX 7450 is an ideal network solution for campus network 1 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.

Highlights include:
  • Provides a unique modular design with three expansion slots for a choice of 1 GbE, 10 GbE, or 40 GbE uplinks, providing ultimate flexibility and “pay as you grow” scalability
  • Delivers market-leading stacking scalability with up to 12 switches per stack, 160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, and long-distance stacking using open-standards QSFP+ ports to enable single point management across the campus
  • Provides OpenFlow support* in true hybrid port mode, enabling Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for programmatic control of network data flows
  • Offers Power over HDBaseT (PoH), to power video surveillance and video conferencing equipment, VDI terminals, and HD displays directly from the switch

* OpenFlow support to be available in future release.

Features
Scale-Out 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 on-demand with a new, high-speed module.
The Brocade ICX 7450 also offers a low-cost 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.

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 two standard QSFP+ stacking ports. This allows the Brocade ICX 7450 to deliver a class-leading 160 Gbps of backplane bandwidth and offer simple and robust expandability for future growth at the network edge.
A selection of standard QSFP+ copper cables or standard QSFP+ 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 true 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 hot-insertion and removal of stack members to avoid interrupting network services.

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-Configuration

The Brocade ICX 7450 supports auto-configuration, 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.

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 7450 enables SDN by supporting the OpenFlow 1.3 protocol*, which allows communication between an OpenFlow controller and an OpenFlow-enabled 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 7450 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 7450 hardware support for OpenFlow enables organizations to apply these capabilities at line rate.
* OpenFlow support to be available in future release.

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. sFlow-based 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.

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, load-sharing, 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 in a compact form factor. Additional design features include intake and exhaust temperature sensors and fan spin detection to quickly identify abnormal or failed operating conditions—helping to minimize mean time to repair.

Support for PoH to Power Next-Generation 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 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+ (30 watt) power to every port and PoH power (95 watt) on eight dedicated ports.

Product Comparison

Brocade ICX 7450 Feature/Model Comparison

24 or 48 RJ-45 Ports 48 SFP Ports 24 or 48 PoE+ Ports
ICX 7450-24 ICX 7450-48 ICX 7450-48F ICX 7450-24P ICX 7450-48P
Switching capacity (data rate, full duplex) 288 Gpps 336 Gbps 336 Gbps 288 Gbps 336 Gbps
Forwarding capacity
(data rate, full duplex)
214 Mpps 250 Mpps 250 Mpps 214 Mpps 250 Mpps
Fixed ports: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 24 48 24 48
Fixed ports: 100/10000 Mbps SFP 48
Modular slots
choice of modules: 4×1 GbE, 4×10 GbE or 1×40 GbE)
3 3 3 3 3
Modular ports: 1 GbE SFP (maximum ports) 4 4 4 4 4
Modular ports: 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+(maximum ports) 12 12 12 12 12
Modular ports: 1/10BASE-T RJ45 (maximum ports) 12 12 12 12 12
Modular ports: 1/10BASE-T RJ45 (maximum ports) 12 12 12 12 12
Modular ports: 40 GbE QSFP+ (maximum ports) 3 2 2 3 2
Maximum PoE Class 3 ports (AC power supplies) 24
(1 AC PSU)
48
(1 AC PSU)
Maximum PoE+ ports (AC power supplies) 24
(1 AC PSU)
48
(1 AC PSU)
Maximum PoH ports (AC power supplies) 8
(1 AC PSU)
8
(1 AC PSU)
Advanced IPv4/v6 L3 routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP) With license With license With license With license With license
Stacking bandwidth (data rate, full duplex) 160 Gbps 160 Gbps 160 Gbps 160 Gbps 160 Gbps
Stacking density
(maximum switches in a stack)
12 12 12 12 12
Maximum stacking distance
(distance between stacked switches)
100 m 100 m 100 m 100 m 100 m
POWER
Power inlet (AC) C14
Input voltage/frequency AC: 100 to 240 VAC @ 50 to 60HZ DC: 40 to 60 VDC
Power supply rated maximum (AC) (load sharing, hot-swappable, second PSU optional) 2× 250 W 2× 250 W 2× 250 W 2× 1000 W 2× 1000 W
Power supply rated maximum (DC) (load sharing, hot-swappable, second PSU optional) 2× 510 W 2× 510 W 2× 510 W 2× 510 W 2× 510 W
PoE power budget (AC) (two AC power supplies) 1,500 W 1,500 W
PoE power budget (DC) (two DC power supplies) 516 W 516 W
Switch power consumption1 (25°C)

  • Idle (no PoE load)
  • 10% traffic2 (full PoE load)
  • 100% traffic2 (full PoE load)
63W

64W

69W

93W

95W

100W

119W

120W

123W

75W

911W

916W

106W

930W

935W

Switch power consumption3 (25°C)

  • Idle (no PoE load)
  • 10% traffic2 (full PoE load)
  • 100% traffic2 (full PoE load)
63W

64W

69W

93W

95W

100W

119W

120W

123W

75W

911W

916W

106W

930W

935W

ENVIRONMENT
Weight (includes 1 AC PSU, 1 Fan, 1 4x10G SFP+ uplink module, 2 QSFP+ stacking modules) 6.4 kg
(13.95 lb)
6.6 kg
(14.55 lb)
6.8 kg
(14.99 lb)
6.9 kg
(15.21 lb)
7.2 kg
(15.87 lb)
Dimensions 440 mm (17.323 in.) W x 393.7 mm (15.5 in.) D x 43.7 mm (1.720 in.) H; 1U
Acoustics
(25°C, 1 AC PSU, 1Fan)
46 dBA 47 dBA 46 dBA 49 dBA 49 dBA
MTBF
(25°C)
399,973 hours 376,635 hours 330,154 hours 317,719 hours 297,862 hours
1Switch includes 1 AC power supply, 1 fan, one 4×10 GbE SFP+ uplink module, two QSFP+ stacking modules.
2Traffic load on all ports connected with maximum possible PoE/PoE+/PoH loads (if equipped).
3PoE power not included in switch heat dissipation figures since the heat is not dissipated at the switch.

Brocade ICX 7450 Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS
Connector Options
  • 10/100/1000 ports: RJ-45
  • 100Mbps SFP ports: 100Base-FX
  • 1 Gbps SFP ports: SX, LX, LHA, BXU, BXD
  • 10 Gbps SFP+ ports: USR, SR, LR, ER, ZR, LRM
  • 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports: SR4, LR4, Direct-Attached Copper cables for stacking
  • Out-of-band Ethernet management: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45
  • Console management: Mini-USB serial port (Mini-B plug)
  • Storage : USB port (Standard-A plug)

For the latest information about supported optics, please visit www.brocade.com/optics

Maximum MAC addresses 32,000
Maximum VLANs 4,096
Maximum STP (spanning trees) 254
Maximum routes (in hardware) 16,000 (IPv4)
3,000 (IPv6)
Trunking Maximum ports per trunk: 8
Maximum trunk groups: 124
Maximum jumbo frame size 9,216 bytes
QoS Priority Queues 8 per port
Layer 2 switching
  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • 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 Locking; MAC Port Security
  • MAC-Layer Filtering
  • MAC Learning Disable
  • MLD Snooping (v1/v2)
  • Multi-device Authentication
  • Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST/PVST+/PVRST)
  • Mirroring – Port-based, ACL-based, MAC Filter-based, and VLAN-based
  • Port Loop Detection
  • Private VLAN
  • Protected Link Groups
  • Protocol VLAN (802.1v), Subnet 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, 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)
  • VRRP-E, VRRP-E (IPv6)
  • VRRPv3 (IPv6)
  • BGP4, BGP4+(IPv6)
  • GRE
  • IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels
  • VRF (IPv4 and IPv6)
Metro features*
  • Support for OpenFlow v1.0 and v1.3
  • OpenFlow support with true hybrid port mode
  • Operates seamlessly under the Brocade Vyatta 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
  • 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
  • 802.1AB LLDP/LLDP-MED
  • 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)
  • 802.3ba 40 Gbps Ethernet
  • 802.1AE- MACsec (HW Capable)
  • 802.3az-2010 – EEE (HW Capable)
  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
RFC standards compliance For a complete list of RFCs supported by the Brocade FastIron software platform, please visit http://www.brocade.com/fastironrfc
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
  • Redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • Hot-swappable fan trays
  • L3 VRRP protocol redundancy
  • Real-time state synchronization across the stack
  • Hitless failover from master to standby stack controller
  • Protected link groups
  • Hot insertion and removal of stacked units
* OpenFlow support to be available in future release
Network and Device Management
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, HP-UX, IBM AIX, and Windows
  • Brocade Network Advisor
  • MIB Support for MRP, Port Security, MAC Authentication, and MAC-based VLANs
  • Out-of-band Ethernet Management
  • 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 1643 Ethernet 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
Security
  • 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
  • RADIUS/TACACS/TACACS+
  • Secure Copy (SCP)
  • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
  • Username/Password
  • Web authentication
  • Change of Authorization (CoA) RFC 5176
  • Flexible authentication
Environment
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
Compliance/Certification
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 RoHS-compliant (6 of 6); WEEE-compliant
Shock and drop IEC 68-2-27, IEC 68-2-32
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