Modular Ethernet Switches

The HPE FlexNetwork 7500 Switch Series is a versatile, high-performance, modular switch designed for the evolving needs of integrated services networks. Deployed across verticals at the enterprise LAN core, aggregation layer and wiring closet edge it offers 40GbE connectivity, cost-effective wire-speed 10GbE ports, high-density PoE/PoE+, and advanced functionality with service modules. With Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF) technology, the 7500 Switch can be virtualized across four chassis with a single management interface—enabling flatter, more agile networks.

What's new

  • Full Layer 3 networking, MPLS, and Layer 2/Layer 3 VXLAN in a campus network.
  • Powerful switching capacity of up to 4,160 Gbps.
  • Compact density with up to 480 ports of 10GbE.
  • Advanced security features include 802.1X, MAC Authentication, and MACsec.


Versatile Switch Delivers Intelligent, Real-time Services for the Campus

The HPE FlexNetwork 7500 Switch Series is designed for the evolving network demands of campus LAN core, aggregation, and access layer.

This series offers up to 160 Gbps of switching capacity per slot using two switch and routing units (SRPUs) and up to 1440 W for PoE/PoE+ power per slot for mission-critical applications.

Broad offering of interfaces includes 40GbE connectivity, cost-effective high-density 10GbE ports and high-density PoE/PoE+ of up to 480 PoE/PoE+ ports for IP phones, cameras, and future high-density Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

Includes advanced hardware feature sets such as VXLAN to build Layer 2 overlay networks using Layer 3 underlays, and MACsec for greater end-point or switch-to-switch security.

No hidden costs with the license-free Layer 2 and 3 feature set, including IPv6, MPLS functionality, and robust Quality of Service (QoS).

Architected for a High-performance Network

The HPE FlexNetwork 7500 Switch Series supports a maximum of 4,160 Gb/s switching capacity from a 2.4 Tbps ASIC, delivering enhanced performance and future expansion capability.

Delivers up to 2,380 Mpps of packet performance with dual fabrics performing all switching and routing functions in the I/O modules, meeting current and future demands of bandwidth-intensive applications.

HPE Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF) allows up to four 7500 Switch Series chassis to be virtualized into a single switching/routing fabric that improves network performance and resiliency, simplifying your deployment and management.

Robust Security and Quality of Service (QoS) Controls

The HPE FlexNetwork 7500 Switch Series includes a robust set of security and quality of service features to build a 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, delivering greater 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.

The 7500 Switch Series includes 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 7500 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.

High-density port connectivity: up to 10 interface module slots; up to 40 40-GbE ports, 84 10GbE ports, 480 Fiber Gigabit ports, or 480 PoE-enabled ports per HP 7500 series system

Jumbo frames: up to 9216 bytes allow high-performance backups and disaster-recovery systems

Loopback: supports internal loopback testing for maintenance purposes and an increase in availability; loopback detection protects against incorrect cabling or network configurations and can be enabled on a per-port or per-VLAN basis for added flexibility

Ethernet operations, administration and maintenance (OAM): detects data link layer problems that occurred in the "last mile" using the IEEE 802.3ah OAM standard; monitors the status of the link between the two devices

Flexible port selection: includes 100/1000BASE-X auto speed selection, 10/100/1000BASE-T auto speed detection, plus auto duplex and MDI/MDI-X

High-speed fully distributed architecture: 2.4 Tbps backplane supports a maximum 1152 Gbps switching capacity, providing enhanced performance and future expansion capability; with dual fabrics, the switch delivers up to 714 Mpps throughput); all switching and routing is performed in the I/O modules; meets current and future demand of an enterprise's bandwidth-intensive applications

Scalable system design: backplane is designed for bandwidth increases; provides investment protection to support future technologies and higher-speed connectivity

Flexible chassis selection: enables customers to tailor their product selection to their budget with a choice of six chassis, ranging from a 10-slot to a 2-slot chassis