Aruba CX 6400 Switch Series

A modern, intelligent family of high-availability switches ideal for use from edge access to core and into the data center, including spine-leaf architectures and EVPN-VXLAN fabrics.

High performance modular enterprise switches

Created for game‑changing operational efficiency with built-in security and resiliency, the CX 6400 provides the foundation for high-performance networks supporting IoT, mobile, and cloud applications.

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Simplify your IT operations with AOS-CX

The Aruba CX 6400 Switch Series is based on AOS-CX, a modern, database-driven operating system that automates and simplifies many critical and complex network tasks. Delivering complete network configuration and assurance, AOS-CX key innovations are its microservices-style modular architecture, REST APIs, Python scripting capabilities, and the Aruba Network Analytics Engine.

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Unparalleled visibility and analytics

Get real-time monitoring and troubleshooting with Aruba Network Analytics Engine (NAE). Embedded in Aruba CX switch, NAE provides the necessary compute and storage to analyze any event that could impact network health. Offering intelligent pre-processing of data, it can turn raw telemetry into actionable insights.

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No downtime, even during upgrades

Aruba Virtual Switching Extension (VSX) takes a new and innovative approach to solving high-availability challenges by combining the best aspects of existing HA technologies, such as multi-chassis link aggregation (MC-LAG) and equal-cost, multi-path (ECMP) routing. Providing a distributed and redundant architecture, it’s highly available, with minimal-to-zero traffic loss, even during software upgrades.

Campus and branch fabric

Campus and branch fabric

The Aruba CX 6400 introduces a policy-driven segmented network solution with higher performance and scale with switch-to-switch tunnels using VXLAN and BGP EVPN. This offers the choice of tunnelling to the controller to use L4-L7 services or tunnelling to another Aruba switch for low-latency and high-performance use cases.

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Cloud-based management

Built on a cloud-native microservices architecture, Aruba Central delivers full-service AI insights, security and unified infrastructure management for campus, branch, remote, and data center networks — all from a single pane of glass. It’s network configuration and operations made simple.

Powerful, fast, and always-on

For demanding campus and data center networks, the CX 6400 provides always-on performance you can depend on.

Superior performance

High-performance switching with up to 28Tbps with 11.4Bpps.

Scale, performance, and flexibility

Powerful modular Layer 3 switches with BGP, EVPN, VXLAN, VRF, and OSPF with robust security and QoS.

Versatile, high-bandwidth connectivity

Full density HPE Smart Rate (1/2.5/5GbE) multigigabit, 60W PoE and SFP+ modules.

Future-proof speed

High-speed, non-blocking 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE.

Details and specifications for the Aruba CX 6400 Series

High Performance Switching

5 and 10 slot modular chassis deliver up to 28 Tbps with 11.4 Bpps

Network Services

Modular Layer 3 switches with BGP, EVPN, VXLAN, VRF, and OSPF with robust security and QoS

Versatile Connectivity

Full density multi-gigabit Ethernet, high power 60W PoE, 10GBASE-T, and SFP+ modules 

Non-blocking Performance

High speed, non-blocking 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE

High Availability

Industry-leading VSX for Live Upgrades that eliminate maintenance windows

Redundancy

Hot-swappable management, power and fans for an always-on network

Details and specifications for the Aruba CX 6400 Series

Specifications

  • Performance
    • System Switching Capacity: up to 28 Tbps
    • System Throughput Capacity: up to 11.4 Bpps
    Models
    • Aruba CX 6405 Switch (R0X26A)
      • 1x 6405 Chassis Switch (R0X24A)
      • 1x Management Module (R0X31A)
      • 2x Fan Trays (R0X32A)
      • 5 open module slots
      • Power supply units ordered separately
      • Dimensions: (H) 30.66 cm x (W) 44.26 cm x (D) x 44.85 cm (12.1" x 17.5" x 17.7")
      • Weight: 29.3 kg (64.7 lbs)
    • Aruba CX 6410 Switch (R0X27A)
      • 1x 6410 Chassis Switch (R0X25A)
      • 1x Management Module (R0X31A)
      • 4x Fan Trays (R0X32A)
      • 10 open module slots
      • Power supply units ordered separately
      • Dimensions: (H) 52.88 cm x (W) 44.26 cm x (D) 44.85 cm (20.8" x 17.5" x 17.7")
      • Weight: 53.5 kg (118.2 lbs)
    • Aruba CX 6405 96G CLS4 PoE 4SFP56 Switch bundle (R0X29A)
      • 1x 6405 Chassis Switch (R0X24A)
      • 1x Management Module (R0X31A)
      • 2x Fan Trays (R0X32A)
      • 1x R0X38B Line Card and 1x R0X39B Line Card for 96x 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ ports supporting up to 30W per port and 4x 1/10/25/50G SFP ports. 50 Gigabit Ethernet capability for SFP56 ports available with a future software release
      • 3 open module slots
      • Power supply units ordered separately
      • Dimensions: (H) 30.66 cm x (W) 44.26 cm x (D) x 44.85 cm (12.1" x 17.5" x 17.7")
      • Weight: 34.1 kg (75.2 lbs)
    • Aruba CX 6405 48SFP+ 8SFP56 Switch bundle (R0X30A)
      • 1x 6405 Chassis Switch (R0X24A)
      • 1x Management Module (R0X31A)
      • 2x Fan Trays (R0X32A)
      • 2x R0X43A Line Card for 48x 1G/10G SFP+ ports and 8x 1/10/25/50G SFP ports. 50 Gigabit Ethernet capability for SFP56 ports available with a future software release
      • 3 open module slots
      • Power supply units ordered separately
      • Dimensions: (H) 30.66 cm x (W) 44.26 cm x (D) x 44.85 cm (12.1" x 17.5" x 17.7")
      • Weight: 34.0 kg (75 lbs)
    • Aruba CX 6410 96G CLS4 PoE 4SFP56 Switch bundle (JL741A)
      • 1x 6410 Chassis Switch (R0X25A)
      • 1x Management Module (R0X31A)
      • 4x Fan Trays (R0X32A)
      • 1x R0X38B Line Card and 1x R0X39B Line Card for 96x 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ ports supporting up to 30W per port and 4x 1/10/25/50G SFP ports. 50 Gigabit Ethernet capability for SFP56 ports available with a future software release
      • 8 open module slots
      • Power supply units ordered separately
      • Dimensions: (H) 52.88 cm x (W) 44.26 cm x (D) x 44.85 cm (20.8" x 17.5" x 17.7")
      • Weight: 58.3 kg (128.8 lbs)
    Management Ports
    • 1x USB-C Console Port
    • 1x OOBM port
    • 1x USB Type A Host port
    • 1x Bluetooth dongle for use with Aruba CX Mobile App
    POE Power
    • Up to 146 ports of 60W IEEE 802.3bt High Power PoE
    Mounting
    • Cable management kit included. 2-post rack mounting kit included. 4-post rack mounting kit available separately.
    Modules
    • Aruba 6400 Management Module (R0X31A)
    • Aruba 6400 48p 1GbE CLS4 PoE Mod (R0X38B)
    • Aruba 6400 48p 1GbE CLS4 PoE 4SFP56 Mod (R0X39B)
    • Aruba 6400 48p 1GbE CLS6 PoE 4SFP56 Mod (R0X40B)
    • Aruba 6400 48p Smart Rate CLS6 PoE 4SFP56 Mod (R0X41A)
    • Aruba 6400 24p 10GT 4SFP56 Mod (R0X42A)
    • Aruba 6400 24p SFP+ 4SFP56 Mod (R0X43A)
    • Aruba 6400 48p 10G/25G SFP28 Mod (R0X44A)
    • Aruba 6400 12p 40G/100G QSFP28 Mod (R0X45A)
    Power Supplies
    • Aruba 6400 1800W PS w/C16 Inlet Accessory (R0X35A)
    • Aruba 6400 3000W PS w/C20 Inlet Accessory (R0X36A)
    Fan Tray
    • Aruba 6400 Fan Tray (R0X32A)
  • Mounting Kit
    • Aruba 6400 4-post Rack Mount Kit (R0X37A)
    Environmental
    • Operating temperature:
      • 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C), up to 5,000 feet
      • 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C), 5,001 to 10,000 feet
      • 1°C de-rating per 1,000 feet above 5,000 feet
    • Operating Relative Humidity: 15% to 95% relative humidity at 113°F (45°C), non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
    • Non-Operating Storage relative humidity: 15% to 95% @ 149°F (65°C) noncondensing
    • Max. Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet (3km)
    • Max Non-operating Altitude: 10,000 feet (3 km)
    • Primary airflow: Front-to-back
    Electrical Characteristics
    • Frequency range: 50-60 Hz
    • 80plus.org certification: Platinum rated for both R0X35A and R0X36A PSUs
    • AC Voltage: R0X35A and R0X36A PSUs: 110-127 / 200-240VAC
    • Current: R0X35A PSU: 12A @ 110-127VAC, 10A @ 200-240VAC; R0X36A PSU: 16A @ 110-240VAC
    Safety
    • 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011+A2:2013
    • EN62368-1:2014
    • IEC 60950-1:2005 Ed.2; AM 1:2009+A2:2013
    • IEC 62368-1 Ed. 2
    • IEC 60825:2007 (Applies to products with lasers)
    • UL 60950-1
    • CSA 22.2 No 60950-1
    • UL 62368-1 Ed. 2
    Emissions
    • VCCI Class A
    • EN 55022 Class A
    • CISPR 22 Class A
    • IEC/EN 61000-3-2
    • IEC/EN 61000-3-3
    • ICES-003 Class A
    • AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
    • FCC (CFR 47, Part 15) Class A
    • GB9254
    • EN55032:2012 Class A
    • CISPR32:2012 Class A
    Immunity
    • Generic: CISPR 24 / CISPR 35
    • EN: EN 55024:2010 +A1:2001 +A2:2003; ETSI EN 300 386 V1.3.3
    • ESD: IEC 61000-4-2
    • Radiated: IEC 61000-4-3
    • EFT/Burst: IEC 61000-4-4
    • Surge IEC 61000-4-5
    • Conducted: IEC 61000-4-6
    • Power frequency magnetic field: IEC 61000-4-8
    • Voltage dips and interruptions: IEC 61000-4-11
    • Harmonics: IEC/EN 61000-3-2
    • Flicker: IEC/EN 61000-3-3
    Additional Specifications
    • For complete specifications, please see the data sheet.
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Aruba is a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

We’re honored to have been named a Leader 16x in a row. Gartner has also scored Aruba #1 in most use cases (3 of 5) in their 2021 Critical Capabilities report.

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Aruba CX 6400 earns a Campus Technology award

Campus Technology announced the winners of its 2020 New Product Awards, including the Aruba CX 6400 Switch Series for Connectivity/Network Access/Security.

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Aruba’s very new, and much anticipated, announcement of their CX Switching Portfolio represents a massive leap forward for the delivery of networks robust enough to address the needs of the modern enterprise, across campus, branch, and data center.

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