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Re: Is a new Aruba CX Switch series just around the corner?

One difference I found out from "Introduction to the Web UI" document is:


"NOTE: The 6200 switches support two VRFs. One management VRF and one default VRF."

 

Though it's not possible at least with 6300F to attach VLAN interfaces to mgmt VRF. So only OOBM but who runs separate OOBM network for access switches

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Re: Is a new Aruba CX Switch series just around the corner?


@pubjohndoe wrote: Same CPU and memory though so it's limited in the software.

Quite clear that some features were simply not implemented: so we are facing some Software (ArubaOS-CX) based restrictions; some other relevant limits (lower than those available on 6300/6400) have been also set by Software - as it often happens - since, as you wrote, CPU, RAM and ASIC generation are identical to Aruba 6300 Switch series.

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Re: Is a new Aruba CX Switch series just around the corner?

VSF manual says

The VSF stack supports 6200F devicesdevices in the 6300 family (6300M and 6300F).


So I guess you could do a stack with 6200F and 6300M?

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Re: Is a new Aruba CX Switch series just around the corner?

Hi, each and every VSF Stack can be made of switches belonging to the same Switch series [*], mixes are not admitted (so Aruba CX 6200 with Aruba CX 6200, Aruba CX 6300 with Aruba CX 6300). [*] Not to speak of VSF deployed on ArubaOS-Switch based Switch Series like Aruba 2930F and Aruba 5400R zl2 (for the latter series the requirement is even more strict: 5406 with 5406 and 5412 with 5412, in any case two members only).
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Re: Is a new Aruba CX Switch series just around the corner?

Hmm wonder what that quote meant then. From newest VSF guide, page 13

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Re: Is a new Aruba CX Switch series just around the corner?

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Yep I would think that it's limited to only 6200 or 6300 only. Though it would've been interesting to be able to add 6300M to a 6200F stack if some places require dual PSUs

Though so far our 6200F quote was more expensive than what we pay for 6300F, we have quite a good deal on those 6300Fs

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Re: Is a new Aruba CX Switch series just around the corner?


@pubjohndoe wrote: Yep I would think that it's limited to only 6200 or 6300 only. Though it would've been interesting to be able to add 6300M to a 6200F stack if some places require dual PSUs

Yep, it would...but actually it's not possible (to mix 6200 and 6300F/M to form a VSF stack).

 

With regards to the sentence you were referring to (Page 13 of latest

ArubaOS-CX Virtual Switching Framework (VSF) Guide for Aruba 6200, 6300 Switch Series):

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I think it's just a matter of bad wording (probably an error, note the "devicesdevices" string), a sentence born in a bad way.

 

Some one should contact the HPE Aruba documentation team (docsfeedback@hpe.com) and alert them about that sentence (Part Number: 5200-6790c Published: May 2020 Edition: 4 Page: 13 --> a clearer sentence would be: "A VSF stack can be deployed by using either Aruba 6200F devices or Aruba 6300F/M devices, not a mix of devices from different switch series.", that's all).

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