The past several decades in networking have been defined by static, closed networking solutions designed for the client-server era. The Aruba 8400 Switch Series, a campus core and aggregation switch, is a game-changing solution that offers an innovative approach to dealing with the demands of the mobile, cloud and IoT era. With a modern, fully programmable ArubaOS-CX running in a carrier-grade chassis, the 8400 extends intelligence in the Mobile First Architecture from the network edge to the core. ArubaOS-CX is a modern software system that automates and simplifies critical and complex network tasks, delivers enhanced fault tolerance and facilitates zero-service disruption during planned or unplanned control-plane events. The Aruba 8400 Switch Series provides line rate 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE in a modular chassis and together with the compact 1U Aruba 8320 Switch Series, rounds out the Aruba Mobile First switching portfolio with an enterprise core and aggregation solution.
- High-performance Aruba core and aggregation switch with 19.2 Tbps switching capacity and carrier-class high availability.
- ArubaOS-CX automates using built-in REST APIs and Python scripts.
- Monitor and troubleshoot with Aruba Network Analytics Engine.
- High availability, virtualization and simplicity with Aruba VSX.
- High density, line rate 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE connectivity.
- Advanced Layer 2/3 feature set includes BGP, OSPF, VRF and IPv6.
Game-Changing Business Agility
The Aruba 8400 Switch Series is a core and aggregation switch solution with an innovative and powerful approach to dealing with the new applications, security and scalability demands of the mobile, cloud and IoT era.
Fully programmable with ArubaOS-CX, it brings automation and visibility and helps troubleshoot via simple scripting.
Aruba Network Analytics Engine provides the ability to monitor and troubleshoot the network, system, application and security related issues easily, through simple python agents and REST APIs.
High-availability, high-speed architecture with 19.2 Tbps switching capacity for always on networking.
Robust security and QoS with advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 features including support for BGP, OSPF, VRF and IPv6.
Modern Software System Simplifies and Automates
The Aruba 8400 Switch Series is based on the new ArubaOS-CX, a modern software system for the core that automates and simplifies many critical and complex network tasks.
The built-in time series database enables customers and developers to develop software modules for historical troubleshooting, as well as analysis of historical trends, to predict and avoid future problems due to scale, security and performance bottlenecks.
Includes stability, independent monitoring and restart of individual software modules, and enhanced software process serviceability functions. And it allows individual software modules to be upgraded for higher availability; and supports enhanced serviceability functions.
Delivers enhanced fault tolerance and facilitates nearly continuous operation and zero-service disruption during planned or unplanned control-plane events.
High Performance and Carrier-Class High Availability
The Aruba 8400 Switch includes a high-speed, fully distributed architecture and provides up to 19.2 Tbps switching capacity to meet the demands and bandwidth-intensive applications today and in the future.
Aruba’s new high availability technology is Aruba VSX which has been designed from ground up to deliver the continuous availability, virtualization and simplicity requirements unique to the core of the network.
Resiliency and high availability with hot-swappable, redundant and load-sharing fabrics, management, fan assemblies and power supplies.
Scalable, compact 8U chassis delivers industry-leading line rate 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE port density, very low latency, and scalability ideal for the campus core.