The Aruba 3800 Switch Series provides performance, resiliency, flexibility, and ease of use for enterprise edge, SMB and branch office deployments. Based on a powerful ProVision ASIC, the switch has low latency, increased packet buffering, and adaptive power consumption. Mesh-stacking technology delivers modular chassis-like resiliency in stackable 1U form factor. The Aruba 3800 Switch Series has a robust Layer 3 feature set with IPv6, IPv4 BGP, policy based routing, and OSPF. It is SDN ready with OpenFlow support.

What's new

  • Layer 3 switch with high-performance meshed-stacking, resiliency, and ease of use for enterprise edge, SMB and branch offices.
  • Mesh-stacking with up to 5 switches or up to 10 with ring topology.
  • 10GbE uplinks (SFP+, 10GBASE-T), PoE+, and modular stacking.
  • Up to 1080 W PoE+.
  • Supports Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager and Aruba Airwave.

Features

Performance, Resiliency and SDN Ready for the Campus Edge

The Aruba 3800 Switch Series provides performance, resiliency, flexibility, and ease of use for enterprise edge, SMB and branch office deployments.

Full Layer 3 switch series for flexible deployment with 24 or 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports plus convenient built-in 10GbE uplinks (10GBASE-T or SFP+), PoE+, Energy Efficient Ethernet, and hot-swappable, redundant power supplies.

Mesh-stacking technology delivers modular chassis-like resiliency in stackable 1U form factor with optional stacking modules.

License free software with advanced Layer 2 and 3 feature set including IPv4 BGP, policy based routing, IPv4/IPv6 OSPF, and robust QoS.

Delivers consistent wired/wireless user experience with unified management tools such as ClearPass Policy Manager and Airwave Network Management. Provides optimal configuration automatically when connected to Aruba AP's for PoE priority, VLAN configuration, and rogue AP containment.

Mesh Stacking and Power at the Edge

The Aruba 3800 Switch Series uses a powerful ProVision ASIC providing very low latency, increased packet buffering, and adaptive power consumption.

Meshed-stacking technology delivers high-performance stacking with up to 336 Gbps of throughput and increased resiliency.

As many as five 3800 switches can be stacked in a mesh topology and then an additional five can be arranged in a ring.

Selectable queue configurations enables increased performance by selecting the number of queues and associated memory buffering that best meet the requirements of the network applications.

Resiliency and High Availability

The Aruba 3800 Switch Series supports virtual router redundancy protocol (VRRP) allowing groups of two routers to dynamically back each other up to create highly available router environments in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Uninterrupted switching and routing for improved support of applications such as unified communications and enhanced L3 high availability.

Dual hot-swappable power supplies provide uninterrupted power and allow swapping of modules on the fly to reduce impact on the network availability. Provides up to 1080 W PoE+ power.

Robust Security and Quality of Service (QoS)

The Aruba 3800 Switch Series includes a robust set of security and QoS features to build a network that meets ever-changing corporate policies and compliances.

Flexible authentication options include Local MAC, 802.1X, MAC and Web modes for greater policy-driven application security.

Advanced distributed denial of service (DDOS) protection-such as DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard, and ARP Protection-flexible traffic control programs, policy-based routing, QoS, and ACL, manage end-to-end application priorities.

Powerful multilevel-access security controls, such as varying security management login, RADIUS/TACACS+, and SSH increase security and control change management access.

Supports ClearPass Policy Manager for unified and consistent policy between wired and wireless users and simplifies implementation and management of guest login, user onboarding, network access, security, QoS, and other network policies.

Selectable queue configurations: allows for increased performance by selecting the number of queues and associated memory buffering that best meet the requirements of the network applications

Energy-efficient design: High-efficiency power supplies: 80 PLUS Gold-certified power supplies increase power savings. Energy-efficient Ethernet support: IEEE 802.3az support reduces power consumption.

Meshed stacking technology: High-performance stacking: provides up to 336 Gb/s of stacking throughput; each 4-port stacking module can support up to 42 Gb/s in each direction per stacking port. Ring, chain, and mesh topologies: support up to a 10-member ring or chain and 5-member fully meshed stacks; meshed topologies offer increased resiliency vs. a standard ring. Virtualized switching: when stacked, switches appear as a single chassis, providing simplified management.

HP ProVision ASIC architecture: designed with the latest HP ProVision ASIC, with very low latency, increased packet buffering, and adaptive power consumption

Nonstop switching and routing: improves network availability to better support critical applications such as unified communication and mobility; traffic will continue to be forwarded during failover when the backup member of the stack becomes the commander

IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Protocol (LACP) and HP port trunking: support up to 24 trunks, each with up to 8 links (ports) per trunk

IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree: provides high link availability in multiple VLAN environments by allowing multiple spanning trees; provides legacy support for IEEE 802.1d and IEEE 802.1w

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP): allows groups of two routers to dynamically back each other up to create highly available routed environments

Dual hot-swappable power supplies: Increased resiliency: second power supply can allow for complete switch power redundancy in case of power line or supply failure. Increased PoE+ power: second power supply can increase total available PoE+ power.