The HPE 10500 Switch Series is an enterprise campus core switch designed to meet the evolving needs of a cloud-connected and rich-media-capable infrastructure. It sets a benchmark for performance, reliability, and scalability with powerful Clos architecture (multistage switching network), offers 3-microsecond latency, delivers ultra-high 1/10/40GbE port density and supports 100GbE. With HPE Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF) technology, the 10500 Switch Series can be virtualized across four chassis with a single management interface—enabling flatter, more agile networks.
- Hardware-based support for MACSec and VXLAN to easily build Layer 2 overlay networks with Layer 3 underlays.
- Hardware scalability for large IPv4/IPv6 campus deployments.
- 100GbE module to enable advanced applications with more network traffic.
Performance, Reliability and Future-proof Scalability for the Campus
The HPE 10500 Switch Series provides a high-speed, fully distributed Clos architecture (multistage switching network) with up to 11.52 Tbps switching capacity and up to 13.72 Tbps switching fabric capacity to meet the demands of bandwidth-intensive applications today and in the future.
Delivers ultra-high 1/10/40/100GbE port density and 3-microsecond latency. With 12 interface module slots, the switch can provide 24x100GbE ports, 144x40GbE ports, 576x10GbE ports, or 576x1GbE ports. It also offers a choice of a 4-, 8-, and 12-slot chassis.
HPE Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF) allows up to four 10500 Switch Series chassis to be virtualized into a single switching/routing fabric that can support more than 2,300 line-rate 10GbE ports, 576 line-rate 40GbE ports, or 96 line-rate 100GbE ports.
No hidden costs with license-free Layer 2 and 3 feature set including IPv6, MPLS functionality, and robust Quality of Service (QoS).
Optimized Architecture for a Cloud-connected and Media-rich Network
The HPE 10500 Switch Series delivers a Clos architecture (multistage switching network) simplifying large-scale switching architecture deployements, reducing possible fault points, and providing stronger defense capabilities.
HPE Comware 7, an advanced modular operating system, has native high stability, independent process monitoring, and modular design to easily restart processes for seamless upgrades to individual software modules, enhancing serviceability and greater availability.
Fully featured with included software upgrades to support network deployments across the campus core to aggregation.
Open application architecture enables fully-integrated high-performance application-specific modules.
Robust Security and QoS Controls
The HPE 10500 Switch Series includes a robust set of security and quality of services features to build a highly trusted network that meets your ever-changing corporate policies and compliances.
Flexible authentication options include 802.1X, MAC and Web Authentication, and Endpoint Admission Defense, providing you with increased security and policy-driven application authentication.
Advanced distributed denial of service (DDOS) protection, such as DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard, and ARP Protection, and flexible traffic controls, such as policy-based routing, QoS, and ACLs, are available to manage end-to-end application priorities.
Included with 10500 Series Switches are a powerful set of multilevel-access security controls, such as varying security management login, RADIUS, SSH, TACACS/TACACS+, to protect and control change management access.
Single Management View of the Network
The HPE FlexNetwork 10500 Switch Series can be managed as a part of a larger network with HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Software.
IMC provides end-to-end visibility and control of the wired network through comprehensive configuration, compliance and policy management.
IMC functions seamlessly in a multivendor network environment providing ease of management across the network edge to data center.
IMC supports port and traffic mirroring, RMON and sFlow.
Redundant/load-sharing fabrics, management, fan assemblies, and power supplies: increase total performance and power availability while providing hitless, stateful failover
Hot-swappable modules: allows replacement of modules without any impact on other modules
Separate data and control paths: separates control from services and keeps service processing isolated; increases security and performance
Passive design system: delivers increased system reliability as the backplane has no active components
Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF): creates virtual resilient switching fabrics, where two or more switches perform as a single L2 switch and L3 router; switches do not have to be co-located and can be part of a disaster-recovery system; servers or switches can be attached using standard LACP for automatic load balancing and high availability; can eliminate the need for complex protocols like Spanning Tree Protocol, Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP), or VRRP, thereby simplifying network operation
IPSec: provides secure tunneling over an untrusted network such as the Internet or a wireless network; offers data confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity between two network endpoints
Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE): transports Layer 2 connectivity over a Layer 3 path in a secured way; enables the segregation of traffic from site to site
Manual or automatic Internet Key Exchange (IKE): provides both manual or automatic key exchange required for the algorithms used in encryption or authentication; auto-IKE allows automated management of the public key exchange, providing the highest levels of encryption