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Ethernet Switches & Routers

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-18-2016
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ICX 7450 as MPLS CE

Hi, Can we use the ICX 7450 switches with premium licenses as a MPLS CE. the protocol between CE and PE would be BGP?

Former Brocadian
Posts: 95
Registered: ‎03-23-2015

Re: ICX 7450 as MPLS CE

Hi @link2ali,


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!

Dennis Smith
Manager Brocade Communities
New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-18-2016

Re: ICX 7450 as MPLS CE

Hi Dennis, Thanks for your reponse. Yes, we have already provisioned for the mentioned license,“ICX7450-PREM-LIC-SW license”. . So I hope we are good to go. Have a great day :) Ali

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