Aruba CX 6000 Switch Series

This Layer 2 Ethernet access switch series brings simple, reliable, and cost-effective enterprise-class connectivity to the edge of your network.

Just right for branch offices, mid-market enterprises, and SMBs

The CX 6000 switches bring simplicity, reliability, and value to the access layer.

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Simple, secure, and reliable

This enterprise-class Layer 2 switch series is ready for quick deployment with plenty of PoE, speed, and robust security features to safely connect and power your access points, client devices, and IoT. 

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Right size for your business

Deploy the number of Ethernet ports and PoE power that’s best for you and your budget with plug and play 12-, 24-, and 48-port Ethernet models with up to 370W PoE.

Manage it your way

Manage it your way

No matter how big or small your network management needs, the CX 6000 has you covered with choices that include easy-to-use Web GUI, CLI, Aruba NetEdit, and Aruba Central (available soon) for single pane of glass management across your enterprise network. 

Ideal for branch offices, mid-market enterprises, and SMB networks

Entry-level gigabit Ethernet access switches that you can depend on for simple, reliable, and secure connectivity.

Enterprise-class Ethernet Layer 2 connectivity

This high-performance Layer 2 switch with support for ACLs, robust QoS, static routing, and IPv6 is ready to connect users and devices.

PoE and built-in uplinks

Convenient built-in 1GbE uplinks and up to 370W of Class 4 PoE for support of IoT devices and wireless access points.

Quiet and compact 12 port

Fanless 12-port model with four 1GbE uplinks and 139W of PoE is ready for quiet deployment in space constrained areas.

Management flexibility

The fully programmable CX 6000 series supports a choice of management, including cloud-based and on-prem Central (support coming soon), NetEdit, CLI, switch Web GUI, and programmability with AOS-CX operating system and REST APIs.

Built-in security

Integrated trusted platform module (TPM) ensures boot process starts with trusted AOS-CX switches.

Lasting value

Brings lasting value and simplifies ownership with no switch software licensing and Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Details and specifications for the Aruba CX 6000 Series

Convenient uplinks

Built-in 1GbE SFP uplink

Reliable access

Wire-speed Ethernet connectivity

Versatile connectivity

12, 24 and 48 port Gigabit Ethernet models

Network services

Enterprise-class access with support for ACLs, robust QoS, and common protocols such as static routing

PoE for APs and IoT

Up to 370W of Class 4 PoE built-in

Compact and quiet

Fanless 16 port (12 x 1GbE ports plus 4 x 1GbE/10GbE ports) ideal for small, quiet areas

Details and specifications for the Aruba CX 6000 Series


  • Performance
    • System Switching Capacity: Up to 104 Gbps
    • System Throughput Capacity: Up to 77.3 Mpps
    • Aruba 6000 48G Class4 PoE 4SFP 370W Switch (R8N85A)
      • 48x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
      • 4x 1G SFP ports
      • Internal (fixed) power supply, fixed fans
      • Up to 370W of Class 4 PoE
      • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.2 cm x (D) 30.48 cm (1.73" x  17.4" x 12.0")
      • Weight: 5.02 kg (11.07 lbs)
    • Aruba 6000 48G 4SFP Switch (R8N86A)
      • 48x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
      • 4x 10G SFP ports
      • Internal (fixed) power supply, fixed fans
      • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.2 cm x (D) 24.74 cm (1.73" x  17.4" x 9.74")
      • Weight: 3.42 kg (7.54 lbs)
    • Aruba 6000 24G Class4 PoE 4SFP 370W Switch (R8N87A)
      • 24x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
      • 4x 1G SFP ports
      • Internal (fixed) power supply, fixed fans
      • Up to 370W of Class 4 PoE
      • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.2 cm x (D) 26.82 cm (1.73" x  17.4" x 10.56")
      • Weight: 4.19kg (9.24 lbs)
    • Aruba 6000 24G 4SFP Switch (R8N88A)
      • 24x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
      • 4x 1G SFP ports
      • Internal (fixed) power supply, fixed fans
      • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.2 cm x (D) 20.12 cm (1.73" x  17.4" x 7.92")
      • Weight: 2.62 kg (5.78 lbs)
    • Aruba 6000 12G Class4 PoE 2G/2SFP 139W Switch (R8N89A)
      • 12x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
      • 2x 1G SFP ports
      • 2x 1GbE ports
      • Internal (fixed) power supply, fanless
      • Up to 139W of Class 4 PoE
      • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 25.4 cm x (D) 25.5 cm (1.73" x  10.0" x 10.04")
      • Weight: 2.78 kg (6.13 lbs)
    Management ports
    • 1x USB-C console port
    • 1x USB Type-A host port
    POE power
    • 370W of Class 4: R8N85A, R8N87A
    • 139W of Class 4: R8N89A
    • Mounts in an EIA-standard 19 in. Telco rack or equipment cabinet. Horizontal surface mounting only. 2-post rack kit included.
    • Operating temperature: 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C) up to 5,000 ft. Derate -1°C degree C for every 1,000 ft. from 5,000 ft. to 10,000 ft.
    • Operating Relative Humidity: 15% to 95% @ 104°F (40°C) noncondensing
    • Non-Operating: -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C) up to 15,000 ft.
    • Non-Operating Storage relative humidity: 15% to 90% @ 149°F (65°C) noncondensing
    • Max. Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet (3.04 km)
    • Max Non-operating Altitude: 15,000 feet (4.6 km)
    • Acoustics:
      • Sound Power (LWAd) range: 0 – 4.3 Bel  
      • Sound Pressure (LpAm) (Bystander) range: 0 - 29.8 dB   
    • Primary airflow: Side to side (JL679A fanless)
  • Electrical characteristics
    • Frequency range: 50-60 Hz
    • AC Voltage: 100-240 volts
    • Maximum current range: 4.91A – 0.5A
    • UL 60950-1; IEC 60950-1;
    • EN 60950-1; CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1;
    • EN 60825-1; UL 62368-1 Ed. 2;
    • IEC 62368-1 Ed. 2; EN 62368-1:2014
    • VCCI-CISPR 32, Class A;
    • CNS 13438;
    • ICES-003 Issue 6 Class A;
    • FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Class A;
    • EN 55032: 2015 +AC:2016 /CISPR-32, Class A
    • Generic: CISPR 24 / CISPR 35
    • EN: EN 55024:2010 / EN 55035:2017
    • ESD: IEC 61000-4-2
    • Radiated: IEC 61000-4-3
    • EFT/Burst: IEC 61000-4-4
    • Surge: IEC 61000-4-5
    • Conducted Immunity: 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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