Network switches

The HPE 5920 Switch Series is a family of low-latency 10GbE data center, top-of-rack (ToR) switches with large deep packet buffers for loss-sensitive applications. Perfect for deployment at the access layer in large and medium sized enterprises. The HPE 5920 Switch Series is great for content delivery, especially to reduce network I/O congestion. Customers will benefit from HPE enhanced IRF capabilities to build robust spine-and-leaf networks supporting server-to-server traffic and network virtualization. Optional Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Software Platform for network management.

What's new

  • Deep packet buffers of 3.6 GB and low latency for demanding applications.
  • 10GbE fiber support for data center deployments.
  • IRF support of nine switches simplifies management by up to 88%.
  • OpenFlow and SDN automate manual tasks and speed service delivery.

Features

Ultra-low-latency 10GbE Data Center Switches with Deep Packet Buffers

The HPE 5920 Switch Series provides low latency 10 GbE with large data buffers for loss sensitive environments.

All ports support full L2/L3 features, IPv4/IPv6 dual stack, OpenFlow and TRILL for high scalability and Software-defined Networking (SDN) support.

Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF) for simpler management, faster re-convergence and business agility.

High-Performance Data Center Switching

The HPE 5920 Switch Series delivers 480 Gbps switching capacity for the most demanding applications.

Supports up to 367 mpps throughput for data-intensive environments.

Low latency, under a 1.5 µs 10GbE latency, provides increased performance.

Large deep packet buffers of 3.6 GB for smoother networking I/O traffic.

Business Agility and Resilience with Comware 7

The HPE 5920 Switch Series delivers IRF < 50 msec convergence time enabling faster application response times.

In Service Software Update (ISSU) enables high availability with updates accomplished without a reboot or power cycle, in the background.

Simplicity and Lower TCO

The HPE 5920 Switch Series simplifies switch management by up to 88% with IRF.

No extra hidden cost with simple one license per switch for all OS features.

All switch ports are active and ready to use without need for activation licenses.

Automate tedious tasks with SDN and reclaim wasted resources.

Address Resolution Protocols (ARP): supports static, dynamic, and reverse ARP and ARP proxy

Flow Control: IEEE 802.3x Flow Control provides intelligent congestion management via PAUSE frames

Ethernet Link Aggregation: IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation of up to 128 groups of 16 ports; support for LACP, LACP Local Forwarding First, and LACP Short-time provide a fast, resilient environment that is ideal for the data center

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP): STP (IEEE 802.1D), Rapid STP (RSTP, IEEE 802.1w), and Multiple STP (MSTP, IEEE 802.1s) provide loop avoidance

VLAN support: provides support for 4,096 VLANs based on port, MAC address, IPv4 subnet, protocol, and guest VLAN; supports VLAN mapping

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP): determines the MAC address of another IP host in the same subnet; supports static ARPs; gratuitous ARP allows detection of duplicate IP addresses; proxy ARP allows normal ARP operation between subnets or when subnets are separated by a Layer 2 network

Operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) support: provides support for Connectivity Fault Management (IEEE 802.1AG) and Ethernet in the First Mile (IEEE 802.3AH); provides additional monitoring that can be used for fast fault detection and recovery