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Ethernet Switches & Routers

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎10-14-2014

POD licensing

Hi People,

We've Brocade FCX648S Switches.I've heard from our Network Administrator, that we can use SPF ports with 1GB speed and shoul buy pod licensing for 10gb speed.Does anybody know, why we can't use full 10gb speed for free?


Frequent Contributor
Posts: 105
Registered: ‎07-12-2011

Re: POD licensing

The FCX648S does not have 10G ports, it has 48 1GbE ports and 2 16 GbE ports, it can also have an optional 2 port 10G module installed with either XFP or SFPP+ optics options. There is no POD available for the FCX.


Now the newer ICX lines do heavily make use of POD licensing, and most switch vendors like to play the licensing feature game, even though everyone hates it.

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