Switch / Switch Chassis


Part: BR-MLX-100GX1-X


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Networks today are straining to support unprecedented levels of traffic due to high-bandwidth demands for on-demand personalized content. Leading-edge services such as high-definition video streaming, mobile broadband, and cloud services have significantly altered network traffic behavior. Instead of localized flows with occasional bursts, traffic flows are more collaborative over geographical distances and last longer. These new traffic patterns not only consume enormous amounts of network capacity, but they also add a greater degree of complexity to network operations. Additionally, as many organizations look to transform their businesses and networks to offer IT services via the cloud, the need for networks to be cloud-optimized and cloud-ready is pressing. As a result, today’s network planners are seeking solutions that provide the right mix of scalability, performance, and operational simplicity. High-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) can meet rising commodity traffic demands while helping organizations maximize revenue and reduce costs.

Brocade delivers 100 GbE on its flagship routing platform: the Brocade® MLX® Series. The Brocade MLX 2-port 100 GbE module provides industry-leading performance and scalability, enabling networks under extreme pressure—such as next-generation service provider networks, virtualized data centers, High-Performance Computing (HPC) networks, and large distributed enterprises—to support increasing application traffic. Each 100 GbE module delivers 400 Gbps of throughput per module without compromising the performance of features such as Layer 2, IPv4, IPv6, and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS). This high-capacity module uses less infrastructure to deliver services to these networks, vastly improving operational efficiency and helping to reduce costs. In addition, the Brocade MLX 2-port 100 GbE module with Ports on Demand (PoD) capability is designed to meet current and future business challenges, providing flexibility to protect existing investments, while enabling organizations to migrate and evolve their networks with unmatched simplicity.


  • Helps transform network infrastructures to support rapid traffic growth and deliver new, differentiated services
  • Delivers 400 Gbps of throughput per slot with full Layer 2, IPv4, IPv6, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), and OpenFlow performance
  • Provides unmatched scalability with 32 wire-speed 100 GbE ports in a single chassis
  • Enables non-disruptive, pay-as-you-grow scalability with flexible Ports on Demand (PoD) licensing
  • Aggregates up to 64 100 GbE links in a LAG while supporting up to 6.4 Tbps of capacity in a single trunk
  • Provides deployment flexibility by supporting a wide range of 100 GbE optical transceivers
  • Provides a scalable and cost-effective solution for next-generation service provider networks, virtualized data centers, High-Performance Computing (HPC) networks, and large distributed enterprises

Comprehensive IPv4/IPv6 and Layer 2 support:

  • Full-featured Layer 2 switching
  • Dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP

MPLS support:

  • 6PE, 6VPE
  • BGP auto-discovery for VPLS endpoints
  • MPLS-PBB- (B-VID + I-SID) based interworking
  • MPLS over GRE

Phenomenal scale:

  • Carrier trunks: Advanced LAG, ECMP, LSP load balancing
  • 64×10 GbE LAG
  • Terabit trunks with 64×100 GbE LAG

Comprehensive OAM support:

  • 802.1ag, Y.1731, 802.3ah, UDLD
  • Fine-grained timers (3.3 ms) with 802.1ag

Advanced resiliency:

  • NSR for OSPF, IS-IS, multicast
  • Graceful restart for BGP, OSPF
  • In-service software upgrades

Scalable Carrier Ethernet:

  • MEF 9, MEF 14 compliant
  • G.8032 v1/v2 for ring resiliency
  • MRP (Metro Ring Protocol)
  • Virtual Switch Redundancy (VSRP)
  • Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT)
  • Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB)

Advanced visibility, statistics:

  • sFlow for granular network traffic accounting
  • Flow- and port-based mirroring
  • Per-queue counters
  • Per-VLAN, port+VLAN, per-VE counters


  • Virtual Output Queuing (VOQ) architecture
  • Up to 1.5 GB of VOQ buffering per 100 GbE port


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