Aruba CX 8325 Switch Series

This modern, intelligent, high availability switch with non-blocking architecture is ideal for enterprise campus core and aggregation deployments.

High-performance core and data center switches

The Aruba CX 8325 Switch is an enterprise-class, game-changing solution, offering a flexible approach to dealing with the new application, security, and scalability demands of the mobile, cloud, and IoT era.

Simplify your IT operations with AOS-CX

Simplify your IT operations with AOS-CX

The Aruba CX 8325 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.

Accelerate IT provisioning

Accelerate IT provisioning

Aruba Fabric Composer, a smart, software-defined orchestration solution, simplifies operations, increases network speed, and enhances overall infrastructure provisioning.

Unparalleled visibility and analytics

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.

No downtime, even during upgrades

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.

Future proof your enterprise network infrastructure

Future proof your enterprise network infrastructure

The Aruba CX 8325 Switch serves the needs of the next generation core and aggregation layer, as well as emerging data center requirements at the Top of Rack (ToR) and End of Row (EoR). Providing 6.4Tbps for bidirectional switching and 2,000 Mpps for forwarding, all switching and routing are wirespeed to meet the demands of bandwidth-intensive applications today and in the future.

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

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

High-speed, fully distributed architecture

Provides over 6.4Tbps of capacity, with line-rate Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, including 1Gbps, 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 40Gbps, and 100Gbps.

Future proof your Enterprise network infrastructure

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

Common operational model

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

High-performance networking

Compact 1U switch with 1/10/25GbE and 40/100GbE connectivity.

Details and specifications for the Aruba CX 8325 Series

Specifications

  • Performance
    • High-speed fully distributed architecture
      • Provides 6.4Tbps for switching and 2,000 Mpps 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:
      • Model with 32 ports of 40GbE/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28)
      • Model with 48 ports of 1GbE/10GbE/25GbE (SFP/SFP+/SFP28) and 8 ports of 40GbE/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28)
      • SFP+ ports support an optional 10GBASE-T Transceiver
    Bundles and Accessories
    • Aruba CX 8325 Bundles
      Note: Mounting kit and console cable are not included in bundles. Order separately. Mounting kit is required.
      • JL624A Aruba 8325-48Y8C bundle includes:
        • 48 x 25Gb ports (SFP/+/28)
        • 8 x 100Gb ports (QSFP+/28)
        • 6 Front-to-Back Fans
        • 2 Power Supply Units
      • JL625A Aruba 8325-48Y8C Bundle includes:
        • 48 x 25Gb ports (SFP/+/28)
        • 8 x 100Gb ports (QSFP+/28)
        • 6 Back-to-Front Fans
        • 2 Power Supply Units
      • JL626A Aruba 8325-32C bundle includes:
        • 32 x 100Gb ports (QSFP+/QSFP28)
        • 6 Front-to-Back Fans
        • 2 Power Supply Units  
      • JL627A Aruba 8325-32C includes:
        • 32 x 100Gb ports (QSFP+/QSFP28)
        • 6 Back-to-Front Fans
        • 2 Power Supply Units
    • DC Bundle Options
      • JL857A Aruba 8325-48Y8C includes: 48-port 25G SFP/SFP+/SFP28 8-port 100G QSFP+/QSFP28 Front-to-Back 6 Fans 2 DC Bundle
      • JL858A Aruba 8325-48Y8C includes: 48-port 25G SFP/SFP+/SFP28 8-port 100G QSFP+/QSFP28 Back-to-Front 6 Fans 2 DC Bundle
      • JL859A Aruba 8325-32C includes: 32-port 100G QSFP+/QSFP28 Front-toBack 6 Fans and 2 DC Bundle
      • JL860A Aruba 8325-32C includes: 32-port 100G QSFP+/QSFP28 Back-toFront 6 Fans and 2 DC Bundle
    Fans
    • Aruba 8325-48Y8C Front-to-Back Fan (JL628A)
    • Aruba 8325-48Y8C Back-to-Front Fan (JL629A)
    • Aruba 8325-32C Front-to-Back Fan (JL630A)
    • Aruba 8325-32C Back-to-Front Fan (JL631A)
    Rack Kits
    • JL482B 2-post Rack Kit
    • JL483B 4-post Rack Kit
    • Aruba X2C2 RJ45 to DB9 Console Cable (JL448A)
    Power Supplies
    • Aruba 8325 650W 100-240VAC Front-to-Back Power Supply (JL632A)
    • Aruba 8325 650W 100-240VAC Back-to-Front Power Supply (JL633A)
    • Aruba 8325 850W 48VDC Front-to-Back Power Supply (JL861A)
    • Aruba 8325 850W 48VDC Back-to-Front Power Supply (JL862A)
    Physical Characteristics
    • JL624A Aruba 8325-48Y8C Bundle, JL625A Aruba 8325-48Y8C Bundle
      • Dimensions: (H) 4.35 cm x (W) 43.84 cm x (D) 53.6 cm (1.71" x 17.26" x 21.1") 
      • Full configuration weight: 10 kg (22.05 lb.)
    • JL626A Aruba 8325-32C Bundle, JL627A Aruba 8325-32C Bundle
      • Dimensions: (H) 4.395 cm x (W) 44.25 cm x (D) 47.3 cm (1.73" x 17.42" x 18.62") 
      • Full configuration weight: 10.87 kg (23.96 lb.)
    Mounting and Enclosure
      • Mounts in an EIA standard 19-inch rack or other equipment cabinet (hardware included); horizontal surface mounting only
  • Environmental
    • Operating:
      • Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) up to 3.0 km (10,000 ft.)
      • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% at 40°C (104°F) noncondensing
      • Maximum Altitude: 3.0 km (10,000 ft.)
    • Non-Operating:
      • Temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F) up to 4.6 km (15,000 ft.)
      • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% at 65°C (149°F)
      • Maximum Altitude: 4.6 km (15,000 ft.)
    Electrical Characteristics
      • AC Voltage: 100-240 volts
      • Maximum current: 6A – 3A
      • Frequency range: 50-60 Hz
    Power Consumption
    • Aruba 8325-48Y8C FB 6 F2 PS Bdl (JL624A), Aruba 8325-48Y8C BF 6 F 2 PS Bdl (JL625A):
      • Max: 550W
    • Aruba 8325-32C FB6 F2 PS Bdl (JL626A), Aruba 8325-32C BF 6 F 2 PS Bdl (JL627A):
      • Max: 550W
    Safety
      • EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011+A2:2013
      • IEC 60950-1:2005 Ed.2; Am 1:2009+A2:2013
      • UL 60950-1, CSA 22.2 No 60950-1
      • EN 60825-1:2007 / IEC 60825-1:2007 Class 1
    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
      • VCCI Class A
      • CNS 13438
    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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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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