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Ruckus ICX 7250-24G Switch
24-Port Enterprise-Class Stackable Access Switch with Future-Proof Expandability

Ruckus ICX 7250-24G Switch

Ruckus ICX Switches
Ruckus ICX 7250 24-Port Switch
USA: FREE Ground ShippingRuckus ICX 7250 24-Port Switch with 1 GBE Uplinks (Front-to-Back Airflow)
24x10/100/1000 ports, 4x1 GbE SFP uplink ports (non-upgradable), Layer 2 only, front-to-back airflow, no EPS connector
List Price: $2,000.00
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The Ruckus ICX 7250 switch combines enterprise-class features, manageability and the flexibility and “pay as you grow” scalability of a stackable solution. The switch delivers the performance required for enterprise Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) access deployment. It raises the bar with up to 8x10 GbE ports for uplinks or stacking and market-leading stacking density with up to 12 switches (576x1 GbE) per stack. Ruckus ICX 7250 switches also offer an external power supply for failover resiliency, as well as increased PoE/PoE+ port availability.

The Ruckus ICX 7250 is easy to deploy, manage, and integrate into both new and existing networks. Organizations can buy only what they need today, and easily scale out as demand grows and new technologies emerge. Optimizing performance based on specific requirements is easy with flexible licensing upgrade which allows users to upgrade from 1 GbE to 10 GbE ports for uplink and stacking.

Deployed as a standalone switch, a stack, or a network fabric, organizations reap the benefits of a flexible platform and the assurance that their investments are protected.

Premium Performance

Designed for small to medium-size enterprises, branch offices, and distributed campuses, these scalable edge switches deliver enterprise-class functionality at an affordable price—without compromising performance and reliability. The Ruckus ICX 7250 delivers wire-speed, non-blocking performance across all ports to support latency-sensitive applications, such as real-time voice/video streaming and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The switch is available in 24- and 48-port 10/100/1000 Mbps models with 1 GbE uplink or 10 GbE dual-purpose uplink/ stacking ports (see Figure 1)—with or without PoE and PoE+—to support wireless mobility, and IP communications without the need for additional power outlets or power injectors.

Figure 1: Up to 12 Ruckus ICX 7250 Switches can be stacked together using up to four full-duplex SFP+ 10 Gbps ports for a fully redundant backplane with 480 Gbps of aggregated stacking bandwidth.
Figure 1: Up to 12 Ruckus ICX 7250 Switches can be stacked together using up to four full-duplex SFP+ 10 Gbps ports for a fully redundant backplane with 480 Gbps of aggregated stacking bandwidth.

Full Power Support for Connected Edge Devices

The Ruckus ICX 7250 can deliver both power and data across network connections, supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) standards and providing a single-cable solution for edge devices, such as wireless access points, VoIP phones, video surveillance equipment, and VDI thin terminals. Carrying data and power through a single Ethernet wire reduces the number of power receptacles and power adapters while increasing reliability and wiring flexibility. The Ruckus ICX 7250-24P provides 370 watts and can deliver PoE power to all 24 ports, while the Ruckus ICX 7250-48P provides 740 watts and can deliver PoE+ power for up to 24 ports. Both switches can provide PoE and PoE+ (30 watts) power to all ports when an external power supply is used.

The optional Ruckus ICX-EPS 4000 is an external power supply source that delivers additional power for up to 16 Ruckus ICX 7250 switches (see Figures 2 and 3). It can be used for system power redundancy and an increased PoE/PoE+ power budget to enable additional ports.

Figure 2: Ruckus ICX-EPS 4000 for the Ruckus ICX 7250, shown with four AC power supplies.

Figure 2: Ruckus ICX-EPS 4000 for the Ruckus ICX 7250, shown with four AC power supplies.

Figure 3: Rear view of the Ruckus ICX-EPS 4000 connectivity.

Figure 3: Rear view of the Ruckus ICX-EPS 4000 connectivity.

Energy Efficient Design

The Ruckus ICX 7250 Switch supports the IEEE 802.3az standard for Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), reducing power consumption during periods of low utilization. Ports are placed into a low power mode when no data is being transmitted.

Data Center Top-of-Rack Server Connectivity

The Ruckus ICX 7250 is designed to fit in server racks by consuming only one rack unit. In data center environments where most servers are 1 GbE-capable, the Ruckus ICX 7250 provides a cost-effective 1 GbE Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch by simply connecting 1 GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) in the servers to switch’s 1 GbE ports. This configuration uses 10 GbE links to connect to data center aggregation switches.


Enterprise-Class Features Across All Ruckus ICX Switches

The Ruckus ICX 7150 is one of the ICX switch families delivering the enterprise class features for flexibility, scalability and simplified management.

  • Ruckus Campus Fabric technology delivers unmatched flexibility, scalability and simplified management for campus network deployments. Incorporating all of the ICX 7000 switch families with up to 1800 ports in a single logical domain, Campus Fabric allows customers the benefits of a traditional chassis, with the flexibility of stackable switches at a dramatically reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Advanced stacking goes beyond traditional stacking with capabilities that take flexibility, ease of management and cost effectiveness to then next level, including:
    • Stacking on standard Ethernet ports
    • Long-distance stacking
    • No hardware module require for stacking
    • In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) to minimize downtime
    • Superior scalability with the industry-leading number of switches per stack
    • Stacking at the access, aggregation and core layers
  • Enterprise-Class Availability to improve resiliency and minimize downtime, including:
    • Hitless stack failover
    • Hot-insertion/removal of stack members
    • Redundant power supplies
    • In Service Software Upgrades for switch stacks
  • On-boarding and security policies across ICX switches and wireless networks.
  • OpenFlow 1.3 protocol support in hybrid mode allows user to deploy traditional Layer 2/3 forwarding with OpenFlow on the same port for Software Defined Network (SDN) enabled programmatic control of the network
  • Open Standards based management, monitoring and authentication
    • sFlow-based network monitoring to help analyze traffic statistics and trends on every link and overcome unexpected network congestion
    • Open-standards management includes Command Line Interface (CLI), Secure Shell (SSHv2), Secure Copy (SCP), and SNMPv3
    • Support for Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS/TACACS+) and RADIUS authentication helps ensure secure operator access
    • LLDP and LLDP-MED protocol support for configuring, discovering, and managing network infrastructure such as QoS, security policies, VLAN assignments, PoE power levels, and service priorities


8 Ports of 10 GBE for Stacking or Uplink Connectivity

Flexible Licensing Upgrade

  • Upgrade from 1 GbE to 10 GbE for uplink and stacking

Market-Leading Stacking Scalability

  • Up to 12 switches per stack
  • Up to 10 km using standard optics or cables

Full-Power PoE+ Budget to Power Advanced Edge Devices

  • Wireless APs and video surveillance equipment
  • Option for redundant power and incremental PoE budget

Advanced L3 Routing Simplifies Network Design and Reliability


Campus Fabric Reduces Cost fo Operations, Increases Flexibility

  • Delivers the benefits of a chassis with the flexibility of stackables
  • Scales to over 1800 ports

3-Year Tech Support Included

Energy Efficient Design

  • Supports IEEE 802.3az standard


The Ruckus Campus Fabric architecture versus a traditional multi-tier campus network.

The Ruckus Campus Fabric architecture versus a traditional multi-tier campus network.


  ICX 7250-24G ICX 7250-24 ICX 7250-24P ICX 7250-48 ICX 7250-48P
Switching capacity
(data rate, full duplex)
128 Gbps 208 Gbps 208 Gbps 256 Gbps 256 Gbps
Forwarding capacity
(data rate, full duplex)
96 Mpps 154 Mpps 154 Mpps 190 Mpps 190 Mpps
Fixed ports: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 24 24 24 48 48
Fixed ports: 100/1000 Mbps SFP 4 - - - -
Fixed ports: 1/10 Gbps SFP+
(10 GbE SPF+ optional upgrade license)
- 8 8 8 8
PoE/PoE+ ports - - 24 - 48
Maximum PoE Class 3 ports
(15.4 W per port with internal AC power supply only)
- - 24 - 48
Maximum PoE+ ports
(30 W per port, with internal AC power supply only)
- - 12 - 24
Maximum PoE+ Class 4 ports
(30 W per port with external power supply)
- - 24 - 48
Base IPv4/v6 Layer 3 routing
(static routing)
- Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced IPv4/v6 Layer 3 routing
(RIP, OSPF, VRRP, PIM, PBR, VRF features)
- With license With license With license With license
Aggregated stacking bandwidth - 480 Gbps 480 Gbps 480 Gbps 480 Gbps
Stacking density
(maximum switches in a stack)
- 12 12 12 12
Stacking ports
(maximum ports usable for stacking)
Up to 4×10 GbE SFP+ per switch Up to 4×10 GbE SFP+ per switch Up to 4×10 GbE SFP+ per switch Up to 4×10 GbE SFP+ per switch Up to 4×10 GbE SFP+ per switch
Maximum stacking distance
(distance between stacked switches)
- 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km
Power ICX 7250-24G ICX 7250-24 ICX 7250-24P ICX 7250-48 ICX 7250-48P
Power inlet (AC) C14 C14 C14 C14 C14
Input voltage/frequency AC: 100 to 240 VAC @ 50 to 60 Hz
Maximum current draw
(at 100 VAC, one power supply)
1.69 Amp 1.69 Amp 6.56 Amp 1.69 Amp 11 Amp
Power supply rated maximum (AC) 135 W 135 W 525 W 135 W 880 W
PoE power budget (AC)
(internal AC power supply only)
N/A N/A 370 W N/A 740 W
Switch power consumption (25°C)
Idle (no PoE load)
10% traffic1 (full PoE load)
100% traffic1 (full PoE load)

33.6 W
42.6 W
44.4 W

42.6 W
51.6 W
57.6 W

50 W
63 W
73 W

50.64 W
63.55 W
69.51 W

66 W
84 W
96 W
Airflow Front-to-back Side-to-back Side-to-back Side-to-back Side-to-back
Switch heat dissipation (25°C)2
Idle (no PoE load)
10% traffic1 (full PoE load)
100% traffic1 (full PoE load)

114.6 BTU/hour
145.3 BTU/hour
151.4 BTU/hour

145.3 BTU/hour
176.06 BTU/hour
196.5 BTU/hour

170.6 BTU/hour
214.9 BTU/hour
249.08 BTU/hour

172.7 BTU/hour
216.8 BTU/hour
237.1 BTU/hour

225.2 BTU/hour
286.6 BTU/hour
327.5 BTU/hour
Net Weight (Kg) 3.58 3.76 4.73 4.84 5.86
Dimensions (mm) 24 port: 440 mm (17.323 in.), W×280 mm (11.02 in.), D×43.7 mm (1.720 in.), H — 1U 48 port: 440 mm (17.323 in.), W×370 mm (14.56 in.), D×43.7 mm (1.720 in.), H — 1U
Acoustics (25°C) 40 dB 41.9 dB 44.7 dB 44.5 dB 45.9 dB
MTBF (25°C) 767,718 hours 676,362 hours 665,319 hours 665,319 hours 411,187 hours
Temperature Operating temperature: -5°C to 50°C/23°F to 122°F
Storage temperature: −25°C to 70°C/−13°F to 158°F
Humidity Operating relative humidity: 5% to 95% at 50°C, non-condensing
Non-operating relative humidity: 0% to 95% at 70°C, non-condensing
Altitude Operating altitude: 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
Storage altitude: 39,000 ft (12,000 m) maximum
Connector options
  • 10/100/1000 ports: RJ-45
  • 1 GbE SFP ports (Ruckus ICX 7250-24G only)
  • 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports (not available on Ruckus ICX 7250-24G)
  • Out-of-band Ethernet management: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45
  • Console management: Mini-USB serial port (Mini-B plug)
  • File transfer: USB port (Standard-A plug
DRAM 2 GB (except for ICX 7250-24G: 1 GB)
NVRAM (Flash) 2 GB (except for ICX 7250-24G: 1 GB)
Packet buffer size 24 port: 2 MB, 48 port: 4 MB
Maximum MAC addresses 16,384
Maximum VLANs 4,096
Maximum PVLANs 32
Maximum STP
(spanning trees instances)
Maximum VEs 255
Maximum routes (in hardware)
  • 12,000 (IPv4)
  • 2,048 (IPv6)
  • 7000 (Next Hop Addresses
  • Maximum ports per trunk: 16
  • Maximum trunk groups: 128
Maximum jumbo frame size 9,216 bytes
Average latency 1.5 µs
QoS Priority Queues 8 per port
Multicast Groups
  • 8,192 (Layer 2)
  • 8,192 (Layer 3)
Electromagnetic emissions FCC Class A (Part 15); EN 55022/CISPR-22 Class A; VCCI Class A; ICES-003 Electromagnetic Emission; AS/NZS 55022; EN 61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics; EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker; EN 61000-6-3 Emission Standard (supersedes: EN 50081-1)
Safety CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60950-1-07; UL 60950-1 Second Edition; IEC 60950-1 Second Edition; EN 60950-1:2006 Safety of Information Technology Equipment; EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products—Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide; EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products—Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communication Systems
Immunity EN 61000-6-1 Generic Immunity and Susceptibility (supersedes EN 50082-1); EN 55024 Immunity Characteristics (supersedes EN 61000-4-2 ESD); EN 61000-4-3 Radiated, Radio Frequency, Electromagnetic Field; EN 61000-4-4 Electrical Fast Transient; EN 61000-4-5 Surge; EN 61000-4-6 Conducted Disturbances Induced by Radio-Frequency Fields; EN 61000-4-8 Power Frequency Magnetic Field; EN 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Sags
Environmental regulatory compliance RoHS-compliant (6 of 6); WEEE-compliant
Vibration IEC 68-2-36, IEC 68-2-6
Shock and drop IEC 68-2-27, IEC 68-2-32

1 Traffic load on all ports connected with maximum possible PoE/PoE+ loads (if equipped). PoE power delivered to powered devices not included.
2 PoE power not included in switch heat dissipation figures since the heat is not dissipated at the switch.

Specification Feature Set:

Layer 2 switching

  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • 802.1x Authentication
  • Auto MDI/MDIX
  • BPDU Guard, Root Guard
  • Dual-Mode VLANs
  • MAC-based VLANs, Dynamic MAC-based VLAN activation
  • Dynamic VLAN Assignment
  • Dynamic Voice VLAN Assignment
  • Fast Port Span
  • GVRP: GARP VLAN Registration Protocol
  • IGMP Snooping (v1/v2/v3)
  • IGMP Proxy for Static Groups
  • IGMP v2/v3 Fast Leave
  • IGMP Tracking
  • Inter-Packet Gap (IPG) adjustment
  • Link Fault Signaling (LFS)
  • MAC-Address Filtering
  • MAC Learning Disable
  • MLD Snooping (v1/v2)
  • Multi-device Authentication
  • Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST/PVST+/PVRST)
  • Mirroring—Port-based, ACL-based, MAC Filter-based, and VLAN-based
  • PIM-SM v2 Snooping
  • Port Loop Detection
  • Private VLAN
  • Remote Fault Notification (RFN)
  • Single-instance Spanning Tree
  • Trunk Groups (static, LACP)
  • Uni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD)
  • Metro-Ring Protocol MRP (v1, v2)
  • Virtual Switch Redundancy Protocol (VSRP)
  • Topology Groups
  • Q-in-Q

Base Layer 3 IP routing

  • IPv4 and IPv6 static routes
  • ECMP
  • Port-based Access Control Lists
  • Layer 3/Layer 4 ACLs
  • Host routes
  • Virtual interfaces
  • Routed interfaces
  • Route-only support
  • Routing between directly connected subnets

Premium Layer 3 IP routing

  • IPv4 and IPv6 dynamic routes
  • OSPF v2, v3
  • PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, PIM-DM, PIM passive (IPv4/IPv6 multicast routing functionality)
  • PBR
  • Virtual Route Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • VRRP-E (IPv4/IPv6)
  • VRRP v3 (IPv6)
  • IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels
  • VRF (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • RIP v1/v2, RIPng

Quality of Service (QoS)

  • ACL Mapping and Marking of ToS/DSCP
  • ACL Mapping and Marking of 802.1p
  • ACL Mapping to Priority Queue
  • Classifying and Limiting Flows Based on TCP Flags
  • DiffServ Support
  • Honoring DSCP and 802.1p
  • MAC Address Mapping to Priority Queue
  • Priority Queue Management using Weighted Round Robin (WRR), Strict Priority (SP), and a combination of WRR and SP
  • Priority Flow Control

Traffic management

  • ACL-based inbound rate limiting and traffic policies
  • Broadcast, multicast, and unknown unicast rate limiting
  • Inbound rate limiting per port
  • Outbound rate limiting per port and per queue


  • 802.1X Accounting
  • MAC Authentication
  • Flexible authentication
  • Web authentication
  • DHCP snooping
  • Dynamic ARP inspection
  • ND Inspection (Neighbor Discovery)
  • Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
  • EAP pass-through support
  • IEEE 802.1X username export in sFlow
  • Protection against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  • MAC Address Locking; MAC Port Security
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with SSHv2
  • Secure Copy (SCP)
  • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
  • Username/Password
  • Change of Authorization (CoA) RFC 5176

SDN features

  • Support for OpenFlow v1.0 and v1.3
  • OpenFlow support with true hybrid port mode
  • Operates seamlessly under the Brocade SDN Controller and the applications running on the controller

IEEE standards compliance

  • 802.1D-2004 MAC Bridging
  • 802.1p Mapping to Priority Queue
  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • 802.1w Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree (RSTP)
  • 802.1x Port-based Network Access Control (PNAC)
  • 802.3 Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection (CSMA/CD)
  • 802.3ab 1000Base-T
  • 802.3 10Base-T
  • 802.3ad Link Aggregation (Dynamic and Static)
  • 802.1 AX-2008 Link Aggregation
  • 802.3ae 10 GbE
  • 802.3af Power over Ethernet
  • 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus
  • 802.3u 100Base-TX
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX
  • 802.3 MAU MIB (RFC 2239)
  • 802.3az-2010 – Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • 802.1BR Bridge Port Extension

RFC standards compliance

  • For a complete list of RFCs supported by the ICX 7000 product family, please visit

High availability

  • Layer 3 VRRP protocol redundancy
  • Real-time state synchronization across the stack
  • Hitless failover from master to standby stack controller
  • Hot insertion and removal of stacked units
  • Layer 2 VSRP switch redundancy
  • In-Service Software Update (ISSU)

Network and Device Management

  • DHCP Auto Configuration
  • Configuration Logging
  • Digital Optical Monitoring
  • Display Log Messages on Multiple Terminals
  • Embedded Web Management (HTTP/HTTPS)
  • Embedded DHCP Server
  • Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Brocade Network Advisor (sold separately)
  • Key-based activation of optional software features
  • Integration with HP OpenView
  • USB file management and storage
  • Macro for batch execution
  • Out-of-band Ethernet Management
  • ERSPAN support for remote traffic monitoring
  • TFTP
  • TELNET Client and Server
  • Bootp
  • SNMPv1/v2c
  • DHCP Server and DHCP Relay
  • SNMPv3 Intro to Framework
  • Architecture for Describing SNMP Framework
  • SNMP Message Processing and Dispatching
  • SNMPv3 Applications
  • SNMPv3 User-based Security Model
  • SNMP View-based Access Control Model SNMP
  • sFlow
  • NTP Network Time Protocol
  • Multiple Syslog Servers
  • SCP
  • Virtual Cable Tester (VCT)

Ruckus Campus Fabric technology

  • Ruckus ICX 7250 can operate in fabric Port Extender (PE) mode
  • Up to 36 PEs per fabric
  • PE Cascade depth up to 6 units
  • Zero-touch provisioning
  • High availability with ring topology

1 Feature to be supported in a future release.


Ruckus ICX Switch Family

  Access Access/ Aggregation AGG/Core
  ICX 7150 Compact ICX 7150 ICX 7150 Z-Series ICX 7250 ICX 7450 ICX 7750
Switch Capacity
Switching capacity (max) 68 Gbps 180 Gbps 304 Gbps 256 Gbps 336 Gbps 576 Gbps
1 GbE RJ-45 ports 12 +2 24 or 48 +2 48 24 or 48 24, 32 or 48 48
1 GbE SFP ports 2 4 8 8 48 48
1/2.5 GbE RJ-45 ports     16   8  
10 GbE SFP+ ports (max) 2 4 8 8 12 962
10 GbE RJ-45 ports (max)         12 48
40 GbE QSFP+ ports (max)         3 32
PoE Power Budget (max) 124 W 740 W 1480 W 1480 W1 1496 W  
Switches per stack (max) 12 12 12 12 12 12
Aggregated stack bandwidth 240 Gbps 480 Gbps 480 Gbps 480 Gbps 960 Gbps 5.76 Tbps
Key Features
PoE / PoE+
Stacking 3 3
L3: Static Routing / RIP/ OSPF 3 3
OpenFlow 3 3
EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet)        
Campus Fabric 3 3 3
Redundant power option    
Hot-Swap PSUs & Fans      
Multigig (IEEE 802.3bz)        
PoH (90W per port)        
L3: BGP        
L3: VRF      
IPsec VPN          
Reversible airflow option        

1 With external power supply unit.
2 With QSFP+ to 4 SFP+ splitter cables.
3 To be supported in a future software release.


Download the Ruckus ICX 7250 Switches Datasheet (PDF).

Download the Ruckus ICX Switch Family Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Ruckus ICX Switches
Ruckus ICX 7250 24-Port Switch
USA: FREE Ground ShippingRuckus ICX 7250 24-Port Switch with 1 GBE Uplinks (Front-to-Back Airflow)
24x10/100/1000 ports, 4x1 GbE SFP uplink ports (non-upgradable), Layer 2 only, front-to-back airflow, no EPS connector
List Price: $2,000.00
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Ruckus ICX 7250 External Power Supply Options
Ruckus 1U External Power Supply shelf (EPS) can support up to four 920 W removable power supplies (purchased separately)
List Price: $2,000.00
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Ruckus EPS power supply, 920 W
List Price: $1,500.00
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Ruckus ICX-EPS4000 power cable 1:1
List Price: $150.00
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Ruckus ICX-EPS4000 power cable 1:2
List Price: $300.00
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Ruckus Switch Accessories
Ruckus Rack Mount Kit, 2-post FRU for ICX 7000 series 24/48 port models
List Price: $85.00
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Ruckus Universal Rack Mount Kit, 4 post FRU
List Price: $430.00
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