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[6400] Product line up question

  • 1.  [6400] Product line up question

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hey,
    We're setting up a new location so we're looking at new "toys" and I'm a bit puzzled by the CX product line up so I was hoping people here maybe can shed some light on it :)

    The 6400 has a 48 port smart rate module (up to 5GbE) and a 48 port SFP28 10/25GbE mobule but only a 24 port 10GbE module, how come there is no 48 port 10GbE module? Clearly it's not a switching capacity issue since 48 port 25GbE is supported.
    Is 10GbE (copper) more power hungry then GBICs?

    Also - what is the deal with the 8400 series? What does it offer over the 6400? The way I understand the spec sheets etc the 6400 would be the way to go and not the 8400. (I was told that the 8400 is the older of the two so I guess it is understandable but it's a bit puzzling to have two products that are so close in the same segment from the same vendor)

    Thanks!

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    Keeper of the Keys
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  • 2.  RE: [6400] Product line up question

    Posted 12 days ago
    "Also - what is the deal with the 8400 series? What does it offer over the 6400?"

    Short answer: maximum capabilities...in relationship with ArubaOS-CX operating system features...such as ARP, MAC, OSPF, etc. (clearly not only that).


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    Davide Poletto
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  • 3.  RE: [6400] Product line up question

    Posted 10 days ago
    But the 6400 also offers all these things and ArubaOS-CX (at least according to the datasheet)?

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    Keeper of the Keys
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  • 4.  RE: [6400] Product line up question

    Posted 10 days ago
    6400 is a great "Swiss army knife" from Campus access to Campus core: POE, non POE, all routing protocols (including EVPN), from 1G to 100G ports.
    8400 has no POE and is very much focus for Agg/Core with large routing table, large TCAM (for very large ACLs for instance)and buffers.

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    Vincent Giles
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  • 5.  RE: [6400] Product line up question

    Posted 5 days ago
    Thanks for the replies.

    Any idea why no 48p 10G baseT module is available?

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    Keeper of the Keys
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