06-21-2016 09:01 AM
I checked with one of our engineers and he says:
With proper licensing, the 7450 does support BGP, and is a perfectly capable edge router.
It looks like the specific license needed is “ICX7450-PREM-LIC-SW license”.
Here is some supporting information from the product datasheet:
Full Layer 3 Capabilities
Brocade ICX 7450 Switches offer powerful IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3 switching capabilities. Organizations can use optional premium Layer 3 features (available as an option)—such as IPv4/IPv6 OSPF and RIP routing, Policy-Based Routing (PBR), VRRP, and Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM)—to reduce complexity and enhance the reliability of large enterprise networks by bringing Layer 3 capabilities to the network edge and/or aggregation layer. Premium Layer 3 capabilities include BGP routing, enabling remote offices to connect Brocade ICX 7450 Switches to service provider networks. Premium routing capabilities can be added to any Brocade ICX 7450 Switch model through software licensing.“
Hope that helps!