The HPE FlexFabric 5950 Switch Series provides advanced features and high performance in a top-of-rack, data center switch architecture. Consisting of a 1U 32-port 100GbE QSFP28 Switch, a fixed port 48-port 25GbE SFP28 Switch and a 4-Slot Chassis, the 5950 brings high density to a small footprint. While 10-unit IRF reduces management complexities by up to 88%, it also delivers <50 msec convergence time. You can rely on the FlexFabric 5950 Switch Series to improve switch utilization and lower TCO, while delivering business resilience and high availability.

What's new

  • HPE FlexFabric Network Analytics solution provides network visibility and all information to run the network at its optimal performance.
  • VXLAN and OVSDB supports network virtualization and overlay solutions.
  • IRF support of up to ten switches simplifies management by up to 88%.
  • OpenFlow and SDN automate manual tasks and speed service delivery.

Features

High Density, Advanced, Data Center Switches

The HPE FlexFabric 5950 Switch Series is a top-of-rack data center switch offering three form factor configurations: a 1RU 32-port 100GbE QSFP28, a 1RU 48-port 25GbE SFP28 with 8-port 100GbE QSFP28, or a 2RU 3-slot chassis for increased flexibility.

Each switch delivers 100GbE ports which may be split into four 25GbE ports or they can support 40GbE which can be split into four by 10GbE for a total of 128 25/10GbE ports.

High-Performance Data Center Switching

The HPE FlexFabric 5950 Switch Series delivers up to 3.2 Tbps switching capacity for the most demanding applications.

It supports up to 2976 MPPS throughput for data-intensive environments.

Low latency, under a 1µs 100GbE latency, gives your business agility.

Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) support for network virtualization and overlay solutions to improve scalability.

The Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol (OVSDB) is utilized for dynamic VXLAN tunnel management allowing a network engineer to create, configure and delete ports and tunnels from a bridge.

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The HPE FlexFabric 5950 Switch Series delivers IRF with less than 50 msec convergence time enabling faster application response time.

IRF-based In Service Software Update (ISSU) enables high availability with updates accomplished without a reboot or power cycle, in the background.

The HPE FlexFabric Network Analytics solution provides several powerful out-of-the-box capabilities for the HPE FlexFabric 5950 Switch Series. These capabilities empower network operation teams to manage physical and virtual networks of a massive scale.

Simplicity, Lower TCO and HPE FlexFabric Network Analytics

The HPE FlexFabric 5950 Switch Series includes HPE FlexFabric Network Analytics which in conjunction with the HPE IMC Virtual Application Networking Fabric Manager delivers real time visibility of microburst network congestion which negatively impacts overall network operations and performance.

The HPE FlexFabric 5950 Switch Series simplifies switch management by up to 88% with 10-unit Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF).

No extra hidden cost with one license per switch for all OS features.

All switch ports are active and ready to use without need for activation licenses.

Automate tedious tasks with a Software-defined Network (SDN) and reclaim wasted resources.