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Broadcom
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Registered: ‎01-16-2012

What generation is BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 and -M, gen 2, gen 3?

Hi,  What generation is BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 and -M, (gen 2, gen 3?)   Does the card support turbo in any configuration i.e. all 1G with copper sfp;  a mix of 1G and 10G with some copper, some fiber?  I suspect so however, need to nail this down as fact, before proceeding.  I see in the data sheet that the modules support turbo mode yet it does not give the generation or mention the detail I am seeking on the various configurations and turbo support.  Thanks,  Billy

 

 

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Registered: ‎11-07-2013

Re: What generation is BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 and -M, gen 2, gen 3?

Hi Billy,

          I beleive this to be a gen 2 card.  Yes each port can support 1G or 10G SFP/SFP+ can use copper for 1G however the only copper support for the 10G is TWINAX.

 

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Michael
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Registered: ‎08-07-2009

Re: What generation is BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 and -M, gen 2, gen 3?

The BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 is a Gen 2 module with -M scalability. Let me see if i can track down some of the other detail you're looking for.

 

-Bill

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Registered: ‎08-07-2009

Re: What generation is BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 and -M, gen 2, gen 3?

Michaels feedback is correct. BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 can operate in turbo mode in dual mode 1G  or 10G.

 

-Bill

Broadcom
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Registered: ‎12-05-2012

Re: What generation is BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 and -M, gen 2, gen 3?

As Bill mentioned, BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 and -M modules support Turbo Mode in both 1G and 10G modes. But to clarify the naming, BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 and -M modules are Gen 3. The "Interface Modules" section in the Hardware Installation Guide provides generation information for line modules.

Page 25 in the document below has the listing for BR-MLX-10GX20-X2 and -M modules -

http://www.brocade.com/content/dam/common/documents/content-types/hardware-installation-guide/netiron-05800b-mlxeinstallguide.pdf

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