Aruba CX 10000 Switch Series

The next evolution of switching architecture. The Aruba CX 10000 provides 800G of distributed stateful firewall for east-west traffic, zero-trust segmentation, and pervasive telemetry.

Deploy software-defined stateful services where data is processed

Icon for optimizing network bandwidth and performance Optimizes network bandwidth and performance

Optimizes network bandwidth and performance

The Aruba CX 10000 offers performance, scale, and automation for distributing advanced networking and security services where it’s impractical and costly to force traffic back and forth across the network to a centralized policy enforcement point. Instead, it simply applies services at the services network access layer edge, where the applications are running.

Drawn icon of a lock with a keyhole Improves security posture and limits appliance sprawl

Improves security posture and limits appliance sprawl

Centralized security appliances are inefficient and expensive at inspecting and protecting east-west application traffic within the data center. Hair-pinning traffic to an appliance at the data center edge comes with heavy performance and cost penalties. The Aruba CX 10000 provides an entirely new switching solution to overcome these legacy limitations.

Icon of a lock with four extending lines terminating in points Extends Zero Trust and micro segmentation

Extends Zero Trust and micro segmentation

The Aruba CX 10000 allows operators to extend industry standard leaf-spine networking with 800G of distributed micro-segmentation, east-west firewalling, NAT, encryption and telemetry services—delivered inline, across every port, closer to critical enterprise applications.

Icon for simplify your IT operations Simplifies operations

Simplifies operations

Aruba Fabric Composer provides unified network and security management for the Aruba CX 10000 platform. This provides automated switch and network configurations, while also unifying security policy and distributed firewalls across the entire switching fabric. This unified network and security policy management significantly simplifies operations and troubleshooting.

Distributed Services Switch

The CX 10000 provides distributes advanced services to the data center edge, with unified network and security automation and policy.

High-performance data center switching

3.6Tbps of switching capacity, 48 ports of line rate 10/25GbE (SFP/SFP+/SFP28), and 6 40/100GbE ports (QSFP+/QSFP28).

Programmable DPU (Pensando Elba)

800G of distributed stateful firewall for east-west traffic, zero-trust segmentation, pervasive telemetry, and in the future stateful NAT, encryption services.

Unified network and security policy

Centralized switch/network configurations and distributed firewall policy definitions orchestrated by Aruba Fabric Composer.

Security ecosystem integration

Integration with a wide variety of security and network performance tools including Advanced Security, Application Dependency Mapping and Performance Management.

Next Generation Migration

Stateful software-defined services, at scale, proving orders of magnitude scale and performance improvements over traditional data center L2/3 switches at a fraction of their TCO.

Details and specifications for the Aruba CX 10000 Switch Series

Aruba AOS-CX Architecture

Advanced Layer 2/3 feature including BGP, OSPF, VXLAN and IPv6

Accelerated Stateful Services

Inline stateful software services, enabled through programmable DPU delivered at scale

High-speed fully distributed architecture

3.6Tbps bidirectional switching, 48 ports 10/25GbE, and 6 40/100GbE ports

Security ecosystem integration

Rest API integration security and network performance tools including XDR, ADM and NPM

Details and specifications for the Aruba CX 10000 Switch Series

Specifications

  • Overview
     R8P13A 10000-48Y6C
    Front-to-Back switch bundle
    R8P14A 10000-48Y6CZ
    Back-to-Front switch bundle
    Description
    • 1 x R8P13A base 10000-48Y6C switch
      • 6 x R8R53A Front-to- Back Fan
      • 2 x R8R51A Front- to-Back 800W 100-240VAC Power Supply
    • Supports 48 ports of 1G/10G/25GbE (SFP/SFP+/SFP28) and 6 ports of 40G/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28) [optional 1GBASE-T and 10GBASE-T transceivers, 4x10G and 4x25G breakout cables]
    • 1 x R8P14A base 10000-48Y6C switch
      • 6 x R8R54A Back-to- Front Fan
      • 2 x R8R52A Back-to- Front 800W 100- 240VAC Power Supply
    • Supports 48 ports of 1G/10G/25GbE (SFP/SFP+/SFP28) andports of 40G/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28) [optional 1GBASE-T and 10GBASE-T transceivers, 4x10G and 4x25G breakout cables]
    Power suppliesField-replaceable, hot-swappable, and up to 2 power supplies.Field-replaceable, hot-swappable, and up to 2 power supplies.
    FansField-replaceable, hot-swappable, and up to 6 fans.Field-replaceable, hot-swappable, and up to 6 fans.
    Physical characteristics
     R8P13A 10000-48Y6C
    Front-to-Back switch bundle
    R8P14A 10000-48Y6CZ
    Back-to-Front switch bundle
    Dimensions (HxWxD)4.44 cm x 43.82 cm x 51.1 cm
    (1.75” x 17.25” x 20.12”)
    4.44 cm x 43.82 cm x 51.1 cm
    (1.75” x 17.25” x 20.12”)
    Full configuration weight9.75 kg (21.45 lbs)9.75 kg (21.45 lbs)
    Additional specifications
     R8P13A 10000-48Y6C
    Front-to-Back switch bundle
    R8P14A 10000-48Y6CZ
    Back-to-Front switch bundle
    CPU2.9GHz2.9GHz
    Memory, Drive and Flash32GB RAM, 64GB SSD32GB RAM, 64GB SSD
    Packet Buffer32MB32MB
    Performance1
     R8P13A 10000-48Y6C
    Front-to-Back switch bundle
    R8P14A 10000-48Y6CZ
    Back-to-Front switch bundle
    Switching Capacity3.6Tbps (bidirectional)3.6Tbps (bidirectional)
    IPv4 Host Table120,000120,000
    IPv6 Host Table52,00052,000
    IPv4 Unicast Routes131,072131,072
    IPv6 Unicast Routes32,73232,732
    MAC Table Size98,30498,304
    IGMP Groups4,0944,094
    MLD Groups4,0944,094
    IPv4 Multicast Routes4,0944,094
    IPv6 Multicast Routes4,0944,094

    1 Some of these scaling numbers assume shared tables.

    Environment
     R8P13A 10000-48Y6C
    Front-to-Back switch bundle
    R8P14A 10000-48Y6CZ
    Back-to-Front switch bundle
    Operating Temperature0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104°F) up to 3.0 km (10,000 ft.)0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104°F) up to 3.0 km (10,000 ft.)
    Operating Relative Humidity10% to 85% at 40° C (104° F) non-condensing10% to 85% at 40° C (104° F) non-condensing
    Non-Operating-40° C to 70° C (-40° F to 158° F) up to 3.0 km (15,000 ft.)-40° C to 70° C (-40° F to 158° F) up to 3.0 km (15,000 ft.)
    Non-Operating/Storage Relative Humidity5% to 95% at 65° C (149° F)5% to 95% at 65° C (149° F)
    Max Operating AltitudeUp to 10,000 ft. (3.048 km)Up to 10,000 ft. (3.048 km)
    Max Non-OperatingUp to 15,000 ft. (4.6 km)Up to 15,000 ft. (4.6 km)
    Primary airflowFront-to-Back Port to PSU or Back-to-Front PSU to PortFront-to-Back Port to PSU or Back-to-Front PSU to Port
    Electrical characteristics
     R8P13A 10000-48Y6C
    Front-to-Back switch bundle
    R8P14A 10000-48Y6CZ
    Back-to-Front switch bundle
    Frequency50-60Hz50-60Hz
    AC Voltage100-240 volts100-240 volts
    Current6A (low voltage) – 3A (high voltage)6A (low voltage) – 3A (high voltage)
    Typical Power ConsumptionMax: 750WMax: 750W
    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
    EMC
    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
    Lasers
    EN60825-1:2014/IEC 60825-1: 2014 Class 1
    Class 1 Laser Products/Laser Klasse 1
    Management
    CLI
    REST API
    SNMP
    Aruba Fabric Composer
    NetEdit
    Aruba Central
    RJ-45 serial
    USB micro USB console
    RJ-45 Ethernet port
    Mounting and enclosure
    Mounts in an EIA standard 19-inch rack or other equipment cabinet; horizontal surface mounting only; order 2-post or 4-post mounting kit separately

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