Brocade Communications NETIRON CES 2048C BSFTW-48GETH 4PT SFP AC
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Product Information for Brocade Communications NETIRON CES 2048C BSFTW-48GETH 4PT SFP AC

Highlights for Brocade Communications NETIRON CES 2048C BSFTW-48GETH 4PT SFP AC

  • Product Type:Layer 3 Switch
  • Number of Ports:48
  • Form Factor:Rack-mountable

Marketing Information

The Brocade NetIron CES-2048C of switch provides IP routing and advanced Carrier Ethernet capabilities, including Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB), in a compact form factor. Based upon the feature-rich Multi-Service IronWare software used on NetIron MLX routers, these 10 GbE-capable 1U switches offer deep buffers and are ideal for delivering Carrier Ethernet services at the network edge and for data center top-of-rack server access.

Physical Characteristics


Network & Communication

  • Layer Support: 2 to 3
  • Interfaces/Ports

  • Number of Ports: 48
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Interfaces/Ports: 48 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
  • I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Slots: (4 Total) SFP (mini-GBIC) Shared
  • Number of Expansion Slots: 4
  • Reliability


    Processor & Chipset




    General Information

  • Manufacturer: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number: NI-CES-2048C-AC
  • Manufacturer Website Address:
  • Product Type: Layer 3 Switch
  • Brand Name: Brocade
  • Media & Performance

  • Forwarding/Filtering Rate: 71Mpps
  • Switching Throughput: 96Gbps
  • Management & Protocols

  • Management:
  • IEEE 802.1p Quality of Service
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN
  • Connectivity Fault Management
  • DHCP
  • Telnet
  • RMON Groups 1,2,3,9
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3
  • Command Line Interface
  • IronView Network Manager
  • Manageable: Yes
  • Miscellaneous

    Additional Information

  • Buffering: 128MB
  • AAA
  • Secure Shell (SSH v2)
  • Package Contents

  • NetIron CES-2048C Layer 3 Switch
  • 500W AC Power Supply
  • Green Compliance Certificate/Authority


    Green Compliance


    Power Description

    Environmental Conditions

    Physical Characteristics

  • Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
  • Form Factor: Rack-mountable
  • Dimensions: 1.7" Height x 17.44" Width x 17.25" Depth