The QFX5200 line of fixed-configuration Ethernet switches delivers a line-rate, low-latency, and high-density platform for building large spine-and-leaf IP-fabric data center networks. This switch offers flexible 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE interfaces for server and intrafabric connectivity, offering deployment versatility to future-proof your network investment.
The QFX5200 Ethernet switches come in three models:
- QFX5200-48Y: 48x25GbE 1 U switch with 6x100GbE uplink ports for connecting to spine, making this an ideal switch for 25GbE access or leaf deployments with 100GbE spine. Additionally, it offers backward compatibility as 25GbE access ports can be configured to 10GbE, and the 100GbE uplink ports can be configured to 40GbE speeds.
- QFX5200-32C: 1 U switch with 32x100GbE ports, featuring throughput of 3.2 Tbps. Ideally suited for leaf deployments in IP fabric networks, this switch features line-rate, high-density QSFP+ and QSFP28 ports that support 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE connections.
- QFX5210-64C: 2 U 64x100GbE high-density switch that allows you to eliminate tiers, thus reducing cost and management complexity. Ideally suited for lean spine deployments in data centers.
Native 25GbE Ports QFX5200-48Y offers 48 native 25GbE ports that can be configured to 10GbE, and 100GbE uplink ports that can be configured to 40GbE speeds.
Rich Automation Capabilities
Rich automation capabilities include Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) and support for Python, Chef, Puppet, and others. High-Density IP Fabrics
Support for 32x100GbE in a 1 U platform and 64x100GbE in a 2 U platform provides a robust foundation for building high-density IP fabrics in the data center.
High Availability Topology-independent in-service software upgrade (TISSU) and fast reboot ensure high availability for the network during switch updates. Flexible Connectivity Options The QFX5200-32C and QFX5210-64C offer flexible 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE connectivity options, providing deployment versatility and investment protection. Rich Overlay Networking Support A Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) gateway managed by VMware NSX and OpenContrail controllers, provides rich overlay networking support.
Open, Standards-Based Junos ArchitectureOpen access to the standard Junos Linux kernel, enabled by the disaggregated version of Junos OS software, allows you to install third-party Linux RPM packages and create guest containers and VMs. Advanced Junos OS Features Junos OS enables support for advanced networking features such as BGP add-path, MPLS, L3 VPN, 6PE, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).