HPE Aruba Networking CX 9300 Switch Series

Fixed configuration, 32 port 100/400GbE switch designed to provide flexible, high-density networking for servers, storage, and intra-fabric connectivity.

High performance 400GbE data center switch

Simplify your IT operations with AOS-CX

Simplify your IT operations with AOS-CX

The HPE Aruba Networking CX 9300 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 HPE Aruba Networking Network Analytics Engine.

Accelerate IT provisioning

Accelerate IT provisioning

HPE Aruba Networking 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 HPE Aruba Networking Network Analytics Engine (NAE). Embedded in every HPE Aruba Networking 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.

Business and network resiliency

Business and network resiliency

HPE Aruba Networking 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 HPE Aruba Networking CX 9300 Switch serves the needs of the next generation leaf and spine data center networking easing the transition from 10GbE and 25GbE to 100GbE/400GbE.

Product features

High performance and scale

Meets the modern demands of large scale virtualized and cloud networks.

Ethernet storage fabric

Enables low-latency and “lossless” network QoS and connectivity characteristics, ideal for software-defined storage and HCI solutions.

Investment protection

Eases transition from 10GbE and 25GbE to 100GbE/400GbE. Provides higher scaling, reduced power and a smaller footprint.

Flexible connectivity

Breakout cabling allows 400 Gbps ports to be configured as 4x100GbE, 2x200GbE, or 1x400GbE.

Common operating model

Connects to a range of HPE Aruba Networking leaf switches including HPE Aruba Networking CX 8325-48Y8C, HPE Aruba Networking CX 8360-48Y6C or HPE Aruba Networking CX 10000-48Y6C.

Details and specifications for the HPE Aruba Networking CX 9300 Series

Details and specifications for the HPE Aruba Networking CX 9300 Series
  • Overview
     R9A29A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ front-to-back 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundleR9A30A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ back-to-front 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundle
    DescriptionThe Aruba CX 9300-32D is a next-generation 25.6Tbps, 1U fixed configuration switch supporting 32-ports of 100/200/400GbE. The switch is an ideal solution for flexible, cost-effective, high-density 10-400GbE connectivity server, storage, and intra-fabric connectivity. This solution helps protect enterprises investment as they transition server farms from 10GbE and 25GbE to 100GbE/400GbE EVPN-VXLAN spine configurations at reduced power and a smaller footprint.
    Power suppliesField-replaceable, hot-swappable, and up to 2 power supplies.
    FansField-replaceable, hot-swappable, and up to 6 fans.
    Physical characteristics
     R9A29A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ front-to-back 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundleR9A30A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ back-to-front 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundle
    Dimensions (HxWxD)43.84 cm x 59 cm x 4.35 cm
    (17.2" x 23.23" x 1.71")
    Full configuration weight11.85 kg (26.12 lbs)
    Additional specifications
     R9A29A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ front-to-back 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundleR9A30A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ back-to-front 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundle
    CPUD-1537 1.7GHz
    Memory, Drive and Flash128GB m.2 SSD, 4GB mSATA, 16MB SPI Flash, 16GB x2 SODIMM
    Packet Buffer132MB
    Performance1
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    Switching Capacity25.6Tbps
    IPv4 Host Table163,840 (Leaf) / 32,768 (Spine)
    IPv6 Host Table81,920 (Leaf) / 16,384 (Spine)
    IPv4 Unicast Routes65,536 (Leaf) / 1,269,760 (Spine)
    IPv6 Unicast Routes32,768 (Leaf) / 624,640 (Spine)
    MAC Address81,920 (Leaf) / 32,768 (Spine)
    Max Number of Access Control List (ACL) Entries IngressIPv4 32,768, IPv6 16,384, MAC 73,728
    Max Number of Access Control List (ACL) Entries EgressIPv4 16,384, IPv6 8,192, MAC 32,768
    Max VLANs4,094
    IGMP Groups8,000
    MLD Groups4,000
    IPv4 Multicast Routes8,000
    IPv6 Multicast Routes8,000

    1 Some of these scaling numbers assume shared tables and uni-dimensional traffic.

    Environment
     R9A29A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ front-to-back 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundleR9A30A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ back-to-front 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundle
    Operating Temperature32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C) at sea level. Derate -1°C for every 1,000 ft to 10,000 ft. (3.0 km)32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C) at sea level. Derate -1°C for every 1,000 ft to 10,000 ft. (3.0 km)
    Operating Relative Humidity15% to 95% @ 113°F (45°C) non-condensing15% to 95% @ 104°F (40°C) non-condensing
    Non-Operating-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F) up to 4.6km (15,000 ft)
    Non-Operating/Storage Relative Humidity15% to 90% @ 158°F (70°C) non-condensing
    Max Operating AltitudeUp to 10,000ft (3.048 km)
    Max Non-OperatingUp to 15,000ft (4.6km)
    Primary airflowFront-to-Back or Back-to-Front
    Electrical characteristics
     R9A29A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ front-to-back 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundleR9A30A Aruba 9300-32D 32p 100/200/400G QSFP-DD 2p 10G SFP+ back-to-front 6 fans 2 AC PSU bundle
    Frequency50-60Hz
    AC Voltage100-127 / 220-240 VAC 200-240V required to support 8-32 port production configuration
    Current12A/8A
    Power consumption (230VAC)100% Traffic Rate: 675W; Idle: 210W100% Traffic Rate: 688W; Idle: 221W
    Safety
    Safety-EU EN 60950-1:2006 +A11:2009 +A1:2010 +A12:2011 + A2:2013
    EN 62368-1:2014 +A11:2017
    EN 62368-1:2018+A11:2020
    Safety-Worldwide IEC 60950-1:2005 (Second Edition) + Am 1:2009 + Am 2: 2013
    IEC 62368-1:2014 (Second Edition)
    IEC 62368-1:2018 (Third Edition)
    Safety-North America UL 62368-1 3rd, Ed.
    CAN/CSA-C22.2 N. 62368-1.19 3rd. Ed.
    EMC
    Environmental

    • Drop, Vibration, Shock: IEC 17025, ISTA 3C
    Immunity

    • EN55024:2015 / CISPR 24:2015
    • ESD: EN 61000-4-2
    • Radiated: EN 61000-4-3
    • EFT/Burst: EN 61000-4-4
    • Surge: EN 61000-4-5
    • Conducted: EN 61000-4-6
    • Power frequency magnetic field: IEC 61000-4-8
    • Voltage dips and interruptions: EN 61000-4-11
    • Harmonics: EN 61000-3-2, IEC 61000-3-2
    • Flicker: EN 61000-3-3, IEC 61000-3-3
    Emissions

    • EN 55032:2015 / CISPR 32:2015, Class A
    • VCCI-32:2016 Class A
    • CNS 13483
    • AS/NZS
    • ICES-003 Issue 5
    • FCC CFR 47 Part 15:2010, Class A
    • RoHS-6 Compliant (EN 50581:2012)
    Lasers
    EN60825-1:2014/IEC 60825-1: 2014 Class 1
    Class 1 Laser Products/Laser Klasse 1
    Management
    SNMP
    RJ-45 serial
    Micro USB console port
    RJ-45 OOBM 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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