Foundry NetIron MLX-4

Mfg. Part: NI-MLX-4-AC | CDW Part: 984191 | UNSPSC: 43222609
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  • 4-slot scalable IPv4/IPv6/MPLS/VRF-enabled router with 1 management module
  • 2 switch fabric modules
  • 1 AC power supplies
  • fan assembly
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • 4-slot scalable IPv4/IPv6/MPLS/VRF-enabled router with 1 management module
  • 2 switch fabric modules
  • 1 AC power supplies
  • fan assembly
The NetIron MLX Series of switching routers is designed to meet all these requirements and more. Built with Foundry’s state-of-the-art fifth generation network processor-based architecture and Terabit scale switch fabrics, the Foundry NetIron MLX Series routers offer network planners a rich set of high performance IPv4/IPv6/MPLS/Multi-VRF as well as advanced Layer 2 switching capabilities. These advanced switching routers offer a wide-range of capabilities that address the diverse needs of environments ranging from Metro networks, ISP, data centers, large enterprises, government networks, education/research, and high-performance computing environments.

The series offers industry leading port capacity and density with up to 64 10-GbE / 320 1-GbE ports per system, and up to 192 10-GbE / 960 1-GbE ports in a standard 7 foot rack.

Designed for enabling reliable converged infrastructures, and supporting mission critical applications, the NetIron MLX Series features an advanced N+1 redundant switch fabric architecture that ensures very high availability. The architecture ensures that the system continues to operate at peak performance even in the case of a switch fabric card failure. This advanced architecture also ensures that the system can continue to operate in the highly unlikely case of additional fabric failures, offering a graceful degradation mode, whereby the system tunes its performance to the remaining fabric capacity. The redundant fabric architecture is complemented by comprehensive hardware redundancy for the management modules, power supplies, and cooling system. In addition, the Multi-Service IronWare Operating System, powering the NetIron MLX Series, offers Hitless Management Failover with BGP and OSPF graceful restart capabilities for further enhancing system and overall network availability.

A comprehensive suite of advanced traffic management and Quality of Service (QoS) functions enables the deployment of triple play service provider networks, and converged enterprise networks supporting voice, video, and data. The NetIron MLX Series offers advanced bandwidth control capabilities with two-rate three-color traffic policers for providing committed bandwidth to users and/or applications. The NetIron MLX switching routers also offer advanced packet marking, prioritization, queuing, and scheduling with Weighted Random Early Discard (WRED) congestion management for optimal and granular control of bandwidth utilization throughout the network.

In addition, the NetIron MLX Series provides powerful accounting, billing, and Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) to further enable service providers to drive revenue through tight service level agreements (SLA), and incremental services.

Each NetIron MLX switching router has the lowest power consumption and heat dissipation among routers in its class. The leading density of NetIron MLX Series in a very small form factor yields significant real estate savings for network operators. These unique aspects of the series yield significant savings on power, cooling, and rack space costs, thereby, reducing the overall operating expenditures (OpEx).

Additionally, with 40-GE ready half slots and 100-GE ready full slots, the NetIron MLX provides excellent investment protection for the future. For network architects planning on deploying MPLS-based networks in the future, the NetIron MLX Series provides the ability to upgrade the infrastructure to MPLS-based services without requiring additional investment in software or hardware upgrades.
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Slot Provided
Free Qty: 4
Total Qty: 4

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.1ad , IEEE 802.1D , IEEE 802.1Q , IEEE 802.1w , IEEE 802.3 , IEEE 802.3ad (LACP) , IEEE 802.3ae , IEEE 802.3x
Connectivity Technology: Wired
Data Transfer Rate: 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps
Features: ARP support , BOOTP support , DHCP support , DoS attack prevention , Flow control , Full duplex capability , High Availability , Hot swap module replacement , IPv6 support , Layer 2 switching , Manageable , Modular design , MPLS support , RARP support , Switching , VLAN support , VPN support
Form Factor: Desktop
Key Features: VPN support
Modular: Modular
Network Transport Protocol: IPoE , TCP/IP , UDP/IP
Ports Qty: 4
Remote Management Protocol: HTTP , RMON 1 , RMON 2 , RMON 3 , RMON 9 , SNMP 1 , SNMP 2c , SNMP 3 , Telnet
Routing Protocol: BGP , BGP-4 , IGMP , IGMPv2 , IGMPv3 , IS-IS , MSDP , Multiprotocol BGP , OSPF , OSPFv2 , OSPFv3 , PIM-DM , PIM-SM , PIM-SSM , RIP , RIP-1 , RIP-2 , VRRP
Type: Router

Authentication Method: RADIUS , Secure Shell v.2 (SSH2) , TACACS , TACACS+
Encryption Algorithm: MD5
Height (Rack Units): 4

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 90%
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Brand: Brocade
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Brocade LAN
Model: MLX-4
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Brocade NetIron

OS Provided
Type: IronWare

Power Device
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Power Redundancy: Yes
Type: Internal power supply

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 22.5 in
Height: 7 in
Weight: 77.16 lbs
Width: 17.4 in

Service & Support
Type: 1 year limited warranty

Installed Devices Modules Qty: 0
Supported Devices Modules Qty: 4

Expansion Slots
Type: Expansion slot

Type: Switching capacity
Value: 384 Gbps

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