Aruba CX 8320 Switch Series

High density 1/10GbE and 40GbE switches offering wire speed performance to power today’s bandwidth-intensive applications.

High performance enterprise switches

Created for game‑changing operational efficiency with built-in security and resiliency, the CX 8320 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 8320 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, Aruba 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 every 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.

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Resiliency and high availability

Redundant and load-sharing fans and power supplies increase the total performance and power availability while providing a hitless, stateful failover. Additionally, the hot-swappable power supply and fan modules allow for the replacement of accessories modules without any operational impact on other modules or the switch operations.

Designed for enterprise campus, aggregation, and data center networking use cases

Our enterprise switches provide the performance and built-in analytics that you need.

High-speed, fully-distributed architecture

Provides 2.5Tbps for bidirectional switching and 1,905Mpps for forwarding.

Common operational model

Spanning campus and data center networks with traditional and cloud managed flexibility.

Future proof your enterprise network infrastructure

Advanced Layer 2/3 feature set includes BGP, OSPF, VRF, and IPv6. Switching and routing is performed in the I/O modules, meeting the demands of bandwidth-intensive applications today and in the future.

High performance networking

Compact 1U switches with 1/10GbE (SFP/SFP+ and 10GBASE-T) and 40GbE connectivity.

Details and specifications for the Aruba CX 8320 Series

Flexible, line rate

1/10GbE and 40GbE connectivity in a compact 1U form factor

High performance

2.5 Tbps of switching with 32P of 40GbE or 48P 10GbE (SFP/SFP+ and 10GBASE-T)

High-availability

Live upgrades, and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans

Cloud-native

AOS-CX programmability using built-in REST APIs and Python

Intelligent monitoring

And visibility, and remediation with Aruba Network Analytics Engine

Details and specifications for the Aruba CX 8320 Series

Specifications

  • Performance
    • High-speed fully distributed architecture
      • Provides 2.5Tbps for switching and 1,905Mpps for forwarding. All switching and routing are wire-speed to meet the demands of bandwidth-intensive applications today and in the future.
    Physical interfaces
    • Choice of compact 1U switches include model with 32 ports of 40GbE and models with 48 ports of 10GbE (SFP/SFP+ and 10GBASE-T) and 6 ports of 40GbE. 40GbE ports support QSFP+ transceivers.
    Bundles and accessories
    • JL479A Aruba 8320 Bundle includes:
      • 48p 10G SFP/SFP+ and 6p 40G QSFP+ Switch
      • 5 x JL481A Fans
      • 2 x JL480A Power Supplies
      • 2-post Rack Kit
    • JL579A Aruba 8320 Bundle includes:
      • 32p 40G QSFP+
      • 5 x Fans
      • 2 x Power Supplies
      • 2-post Rack Kit
    • JL581A Aruba 8320 Bundle includes:
      • 48p 1G/10GBASE-T and 6p 40G QSFP+
      • 5 x Fans
      • 2 x Power Supplies
      • 2-post Rack Kit
    • Aruba X721 Front-to-Back Fan (JL481A)
    • Aruba X472 2-post Rack Kit (JL482A) - included with 8320 bundles
    • Aruba X474 4-post Rack Kit (JL483A)
    • Aruba X2C2 RJ45 to DB9 Console Cable (JL448A)
    Power supplies
    • Aruba X371 400W AC Power Supply (JL480A)
    Physical characteristics
    • Aruba 8320 6p 40G QSFP+ with X472 5 Fans 2 Power Supply Switch Bundle (JL479A)
      • Dimensions: (H) 43.2 mm x (W) 442 mm x (D) 505.5 mm (1.7" x 17.4" x 19.9")
      • Full Configuration Weight: 20.7 lb (9.4 kg)
    • Aruba 8320 32p 40G QSFP+ with X472 5 Fans 2 Power Supply Switch Bundle (JL579A)
      • Dimensions: (H) 43.5 mm x (W) 438 mm x (D) 515 mm (1.71" x 17.26" x 20.28")
      • Full Configuration Weight: 21.27 lb (9.7 kg)
    • Aruba 8320 48p 1G/10GBASE-T and 6p 40G QSFP+ with X472 5 Fans 2 Power Supply Switch Bundle (JL581A)
      • Dimensions: (H) 43.9 mm x (W) 473 mm x (D) 443 mm (1.71" x 18.6" x 17.4")
      • Full Configuration Weight: 20.94 lb (9.5 kg)
    Mounting and enclosure
    • Mounts in an EIA standard 19-inch rack or other equipment cabinet (hardware included); horizontal surface mounting only
  • Environmental
    • Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) with 5% to 95%, non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F) with 5% to 95%, non-condensing
    • Max Operating Altitude: Up to 10,000ft (3.048 Km)
    • Max Non-Operating Altitude: Up to 15,000ft (4.6 Km)
    • Acoustics
      • Aruba 8320 6p 40G QSFP+ with X472 5 Fans 2 Power Supply Switch Bundle (JL479A):
        • Sound Pressure (LpAm) (Bystander) 61.1 dB
      • Aruba 8320 32p 40G QSFP+ with X472 5 Fans 2 Power Supply Switch Bundle (JL579A):
        • Sound Pressure (LpAm) (Bystander) 79 dB
      • Aruba 8320 48p 1G/10GBASE-T and 6p 40G QSFP+ with X472 5 Fans 2 Power Supply Switch Bundle (JL581A):
        • Sound Pressure (LpAm) (Bystander) 61.1 dB
    Electrical characteristics
    • Frequency: 50-65 Hz
    • AC voltage: 100-127 and 200-240 with either 50 or 60Hz VAC
    • Current: 6A (low voltage) - 3A (high voltage)
    Power Consumption
    • Aruba 8320 6p 40G QSFP+ with X472 5 Fans 2 Power Supply Switch Bundle (JL479A): 357 W
    • Aruba 8320 32p 40G QSFP+ with X472 5 Fans 2 Power Supply Switch Bundle (JL579A): 310 W
    • Aruba 8320 48p 1G/10GBASE-T and 6p 40G QSFP+ with X472 5 Fans 2 Power Supply Switch Bundle (JL581A): 348 W
    Safety
    • EN 60950-1:2006 +A11:2009 +A1:2010 +A12:2011+A2:2013
      EN60825-1
      IEC60950-1:2005 Ed.2; Am 1:2009+A2:2013
      IEC 60825-1
      UL60950-1, CSA 22.2 No 60950
    Emissions
    • EN 55032:2012, Class A
    • EN 55024:2010
    • EN 61000-3-2:2014, Class A
    • EN 61000-3-3:2013
    • FCC CFR 47 Part 15:2010, Class A
    • EN 50581:2012 (RoHS)
    Management
    • SNMP
    • RJ45 for Serial Console
    • USB-Type A for file management only
    • RJ45 Ethernet for OOBM

    Additional Specifications
    • For additional 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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