The QFX5100 line of flexible, high-performance, low-latency and feature-rich Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches are optimized for virtualized data center environments. QFX5100 switches are a universal building block for multiple fabric architectures including Junipers mixed 1/10/40GbE Virtual Chassis, Virtual Chassis Fabric and QFabric architectures, and open architectures such as Spine and Leaf and Layer 3 fabrics. All QFX5100 switches support In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) to deliver hitless data center operations.
QFX5100 switches also include support for virtualized network environments including Juniper Contrail and VMware NSX Layer 2 gateway services.
Three QFX5100 switch models are available:
- QFX5100-48S, a10GbE switch offering 48 dual-mode, small form-factor pluggable transceiver (SFP/SFP ) ports and six quad small form-factor pluggable plus (QSFP ) 40GbE ports.
- QFX5100-96S, a10GbE switch providing 96 dual-mode, small form-factor pluggable transceiver (SFP/SFP ) ports and eight quad small form-factor pluggable plus (QSFP ) 40GbE ports.
- QFX5100-24Q, a 40GbE switch supporting up to 32 quad small form-factor pluggable plus (QSFP ) ports.
For added flexibility, the 40GbE ports on the QFX5100 switches can be used as 4x10GbE ports using QSFP to SFP direct attach copper (DAC) or QSFP to SFP fiber splitter cables and optics. For converged server edge access environments, the QFX5100 is also a standards-based FCoE transit switch, protecting investments in existing data center aggregation and Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) infrastructures.
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