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Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch query.

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  • 1.  Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch query.

    Posted Sep 23, 2021 08:03 AM
    Hello Everyone,
    I have a small query regarding AP 515:-
    1. I have a Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch:-
    • With 10 Gig interface
    2. And i have a AP 515:-
    • With 2 interface (One is 2.5 Gig PoE and 2nd one is 1 Gig without PoE)


    My Query is if i connect my AP 515 2.5 Gig port direct to 10 Gig interface of the Switch. Will that interface get the 2.5 Gig speed or 1 Gig ? And will it remain on same speed or i have to convert that switch port from auto negotiate to 10Gig ?

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    Sandesh Zade
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  • 2.  RE: Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch query.

    Posted Sep 23, 2021 10:24 AM
    Hi Sandesh, the Aruba CX 8320 Switch Series doesn't support HPE SmartRate (Multi-Gigabit) ports (like the Aruba CX 6300, as example) so, supposing you're dealing with a JL581A model, the Aruba AP 515 will connect to the Aruba CX 8320 switch at 1Gbps speed (for sure not a 10Gbps since the AP 515 doesn't own a NIC port capable of running at 10Gbps).

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    Davide Poletto
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  • 3.  RE: Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch query.

    Posted Sep 23, 2021 12:40 PM
    Hi Davide,
    Thanks for the information. But AP 515 does have 2.5 Gig PoE port. So if i connect to this port, Will the AP run at 2.5 Gig ?

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    Sandesh Zade
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  • 4.  RE: Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch query.

    Posted Sep 23, 2021 01:22 PM
    No. Ports on Aruba CX 8320's RJ45 model work at 1G or 10G speeds only. Speeds like 2.5G or 5G (Smart Rates) are not supported.





  • 5.  RE: Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch query.

    Posted Sep 23, 2021 01:26 PM
    Ohh now i got your point. Thank you so much Davide.

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    Sandesh Zade
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  • 6.  RE: Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch query.

    Posted Sep 23, 2021 01:30 PM
    Then a small query again. If i go for Aruba CX 6300 then i can AP can connect at 2.5 Gig speed, Correct ?

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    Sandesh Zade
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  • 7.  RE: Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch query.
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    Posted Sep 23, 2021 04:30 PM
    Hello Sandesh, only two specific models within the entire Aruba CX 6300 Switch series, have Smart Rate capable ports:

    • Aruba 6300M 48-port HPE Smart Rate 1/2.5/5GbE Class 6 PoE and 4-port SFP56 Switch (JL659A) <- 48 ports SmartRate 100M/1G/2.5G/5G BaseT Class 6 PoE ports supporting up to 60W per port
    • Aruba 6300M 24-port HPE Smart Rate 1/2.5/5GbE Class 6 PoE and 4-port SFP56 Switch (JL660A) <- 24 ports SmartRate 100M/1G/2.5G/5G BaseT Class 6 PoE ports supporting up to 60W per port
    all the other SKUs have non-Smart Rate capable ports.

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    Davide Poletto
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  • 8.  RE: Aruba 8320 48 10/6 40 switch query.

    Posted Sep 27, 2021 03:33 AM
    Thank you so much for the details information Davide. Have a good day !

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    Sandesh Zade
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