The Brocade BigIron RX Series of switches provides the 2.2 billion packet-per-second offerings that scale cost-effectively from the enterprise edge to the core with hardware-based IP routing to 512,000 IP routes per line module. The high availability design features redundant and hot-pluggable hardware, hitless software upgrades, and graceful BGP and OSPF restart.
Industry leading performance and scalability
The BigIron RX Series is the industry's most powerful switch family, delivering up to 3.2 Terabits per second of switching capacity and 2.2 Billion packets per second of forwarding performance.
High availability design
Redundant and resilient design ensures high availability operation for demanding environments.
Robust layer 3 feature set
Brocade IronWare software suite includes scalable EGP and IGP routing protocols.
Industry leading layer 2 features
To provide self-healing topologies in Layer 2 configurations, the BigIron RX supports industry standard Ethernet protocols including Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP), per VLAN STP (PVST) and per VLAN group STP (PVGST). The BigIron RX also supports Brocade Metro Ring Protocol (MRP) for sub-second service restoration in ring topologies. Additionally, the BigIron RX supports multi-instance spanning tree, VLAN topology grouping and VLAN tunneling for advanced Layer 2 service configurations.
Advanced quality of service
Allows administrators to enforce QoS policies based on port, VLAN, source MAC, ACL rules, 802.1p priority, Type of Service (ToS), DiffServ settings or rate limiting status.
Configurable combinations of queuing disciplines and congestion control policies
Combinations of Strict Priority (SP) and Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ) provide flexibility for network administrators. In the event of egress port congestion, traffic policies can be configured for tail drop or weighted random early detection (WRED) operation.
Advanced bandwidth management
Allows intelligent bandwidth management using hardware based enforcement of Committed Information Rate (CIR) with Excess Burst control capabilities and seamless integration with other advanced QoS features including priority marking and honoring.
Centralized network management
Brocade IronView network manager is a web-based, graphical interface tool that empowers network operators to seamlessly control software and configuration updates.
Web interfaceProduct Highlights
Provides easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) for system configuration from standard Web browsers.
- Cohesive, unified and easy-to-use network management
- Interchangeable half-height line modules reduce sparing costs and provide cost-effective modular growth
- Compact chassis design supports very high-density single rack configurations
- IronShield security