Fixed Port L3 Managed Ethernet Switches

The HPE Altoline 6941 Switch Series are an x86-based open-networking, disaggregated family of low-latency 40GbE data center switches in 1U package. Perfect for deployment in web-scale environments as a 10GbE server access or as a 40GbE spine switches. Optimized for data center hot/cold isles deployments with reversible airflow.
Hardware support for VXLAN is ideal for deployment in multi-tenancy and overlay environments. Take advantage of the streamlined design and ONIE boot loader to deploy a choice of network operating systems with the freedom to select the management and orchestration tools.

What's new

  • High 40GbE port density and low latency for demanding applications.
  • ONIE boot loader for choice of network OS and easy installation.
  • Intel® x86, Open-networking and disaggregated solution for customer choice
  • VXLAN for efficient network virtualization overlay solutions.
  • 40GbE, redundant fans and power supplies for data center deployments.


Open and Disaggregated Networking for Choice

The HPE Altoline 6941 Switch Series is an open-networking, disaggregated solution that offers customers choice of hardware platforms and network operating systems (NOS).

Includes the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) loader for easy installation of the network operating system. Choice of network OS, including Cumulus Networks Linux NOS, Pica8 NOS, Big Switch Network Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Switch Network Big Cloud Fabric solution.

Offers a choice of management and orchestration tools from growing ecosystem.

Intel x86 CPU subsystem for flexibility of loading 3rd party applications and utilities.

Wire Speed of 40GbE for Scalability and Demanding Applications

The HPE Altoline 6941 Switch Series provides high density of 32 x 40GbE fiber ports for high-performance and flexible deployments.

Supports up to 96 x 10GbE links for server scalability with 8 x 40GbE uplinks.

With hardware VXLAN VTEP support the switch works well for multi-tenancy and overlay technologies.

Provides the flexibility for either 10GbE top-of-rack or 40GbE spine deployments.

High-performance Data Center Switching

The HPE Altoline 6941 Switch Series delivers 2.56 Tbps switching capacity for the most demanding applications.

The switch supports up to 1440 MPPS throughput for data intensive environments.

Ultra-low 40 Gbps latency > .6 µs

The redundant power supplies and fans combat temperature issues in hot/cold isles deployments.

Simplicity and Lower TCO

The HPE Altoline 6941 Switch Series simplifies switch deployment, management and orchestration with choice of tools from the robust Linux® community and ecosystem.

With streamlined hardware and multiple software options, the 6941 Switch gives you a better fit for your needs. And with an Intel x86 CPU, you have a choice of common software tools for use in server and networking.

Provides economies of scale that meet the needs of your web-scale data centers.

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