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Versatile Fixed Switch Platform Features Open Network Visibility and Automation Innovations

Built to address the bandwidth, analytics, and agility demands of digital businesses, the ExtremeSwitching SLX 9540 delivers cost-effective density and performance in a fixed 1 RU form factor. It’s ideal for data center interconnect, WAN edge, and internet exchange point deployments requiring lossless forwarding and advanced MPLS features.

Carrier-Class Platform Features

  • Advanced IPv4/IPv6 routing with MPLS and VPLS WAN connectivity
  • Flexible port configurations for dense 10 GbE and 100 GbE in a 1 RU form factor
  • Industry-leading 6 GB tunable ultra-deep packet buffers for bursty traffic patterns
  • MPLS to VXLAN versatility for flexible DC interconnect transitions
  • Efficient space and power usage with 800 Gbps switching capacity

High-Performance Analytics

  • Dedicated bidirectional internal analytics path for data traffic ensures high performance analytics with no disruption to production traffic
  • Open environment runs third-party applications for improved operational efficiency, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Flexible, high-performance data streaming for off-device processing and archiving
  • Industry-leading 128 GB of dedicated storage for analytics

Deployment Versatility

Support flexible network interconnectivity demands and provide an optimized network user experience with cost-effective, carrier-class MPLS functionality and lossless traffic delivery

Embedded Network Visibility

Get in-depth traffic visibility that enables pervasive real-time network analytics, monitoring, and troubleshooting with the Extreme SLX™ Insight Architecture powered by the SLX-OS.

DevOps-Inspired Automation

Improve business agility and accelerate innovation with turnkey and customizable cross-domain programmatic automation, delivered by the SLX 9540, Extreme Workflow Composer™ platform, and Automation Suites.

 

SLX 9540 Ordering Specifications
SLX 9540 - 24SSLX 9540 - 48S
100 GbE/40 GbE ports enabled per switchN/A6
10 GbE/1 GbE combo ports enabled per switch2448
1 GbE ports enabled per switch24N/A
Port type10 GbE SFP+
1 GbE SFP+
100 GbE QSFP-28
40 GbE QSFP+
10 GbE SFP+
1 GbE SFP+
Packet buffers per switch6 GB6 GB
MAC address scale640,000640,000
VLAN scale4,0964,096
Route scale (in hardware)256,000 (IPv4), 64,000 (IPv6)256,000 (IPv4), 64,000 (IPv6)
Jumbo frame (maximum size)9,216 bytes9,216 bytes
QoS priority queues (per port)88
MPLSWith SLX-OS advanced feature licenseWith SLX-OS advanced feature license
Carrier Ethernet 2.0With SLX-OS advanced feature licenseWith SLX-OS advanced feature license
NSXWith SLX-OS advanced feature licenseWith SLX-OS advanced feature license
SLX 9540 IEEE Compliance
802.3-2005 CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications
802.3ab 1000BASE-T
802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
802.3u 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-T4, 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet at 100 Mbps with Auto-Negotiation
802.3x Flow Control
802.3z 1000BASE-X Gigabit Ethernet over fiber optic at 1 Gbps
802.3ad Link Aggregation
802.1Q Virtual Bridged LANs
802.1D MAC Bridges
802.1w Rapid STP
802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees
802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
8023.ba 100 Gigabit Ethernet
802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol
802.1x Port-Based Network Access Control
802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile Link OAM3
ITU-T G.8013/Y.1731 OAM mechanisms for Ethernet
SLX 9540 RFC Compliance
General ProtocolsRFC 768 UDP
RFC 791 IP
RFC 792 ICMP
RFC 793 TCP
RFC 826 ARP
RFC 854 TELNET
RFC 894 IP over Ethernet
RFC 903 RARP
RFC 906 TFTP Bootstrap
RFC 950 Subnet
RFC951 BootP
RFC 1027 Proxy ARP
RFC 1042 Standard for the Transmission of IP
RFC 1166 Internet Numbers
RFC 1122 Host Extensions for IP MulticASting
RFC 1191 Path MTU Discovery
RFC 1340 ASsigned Numbers
RFC 1519 CIDR
RFC 1542 BootP extensions
RFC 1591 DNS (client)
RFC 1812 Requirements for IPv4 Routers
RFC 1858 Security Considerations for IP Fragment Filtering
RFC 2131 BootP/DHCP helper
RFC 2578 Structure of Management information Version 2
RFC 2784 Generic Routing Encapsulation
RFC 3021 Using 31-Bit Prefixes on IPv4 Point-to-Point Links
RFC 3768 VRRP
RFC 4001 Textual Conventions for Internet Network Addresses
RFC 4950 ICMP extensions for MPLS
RFC 5880 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
RFC 5881 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection for IPv4 and IPv6 (Single Hop)
RFC 5882 Generic Application of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
RFC 5883 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection for Multihop Paths
BGPv4RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions
RFC 1772 Application of BGP in the Internet
RFC 1997 Communities and attributes
RFC 2385 BGP Session Protection via TCP MD5
RFC 2439 Route Flap Dampening
RFC 2918 Route Refresh Capability
RFC 3392 Capability advertisement
RFC 3682 Generalized TTL Security Mechanism, for eBGP Session Protection
RFC 4271 BGPv4
RFC 4364BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks
RFC 4456 Route Reflection
RFC 4486 Sub Codes for BGP CeASe Notification Message
RFC 4724 Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
RFC 4893 BGP Support for Four-octet AS Number Space
RFC 5065 BGP4 Confederations
RFC 5291 Outbound Route Filtering Capability for BGP-4
RFC 5396 Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers
RFC 5668 4-Octect AS specific BGP extended Community
OSPFRFC 1745 OSPF Interactions
RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overflow
RFC 2154 OSPF with Digital Signature (Password, MD-5)
RFC 2328 OSPF v2
RFC 3101 OSPF NSSA
RFC 3137 OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
RFC 3630 TE Extensions to OSPF v2
RFC 3623 Graceful OSPF Restart
RFC 4222 Prioritized Treatment of Specific OSPF
Version 2
RFC 5250 OSPF Opaque LSA Option
IS-ISRFC 1195 Routing in TCP/IP and Dual environments
RFC 1142 OSi i S-iS intra-domain Routing Protocol
RFC 3277 IS-IS Blackhole avoidance
RFC 5120 IS-IS Multi-topology Support
RFC 5301 Dynamic host Name exchange
RFC 5302 Domain-wide Prefix Distribution
RFC 5303 three-Way handshake for IS-IS Point-to-Point
RFC 5304 IS-IS Cryptographic authentication(MD-5)
RFC 5306 Restart Signaling for iSiS (helper mode)
RFC 5309 Point-to-point operation over LAN in link state routing protocols
IPv4 MulticastRFC 1122 IGMP v1
RFC 2236 IGMP v2
RFC 4601 PIM-SM
RFC 4607 PIM-SSM
RFC 4610 Anycast RP using PIM
RFC 5059 BSR for PIM
QoSRFC 2474 DiffServ Definition
RFC 2475 An Architecture for Differentiated Services
RFC 2597 Assured Forwarding PHB Group
RFC 2697 Single Rate Three-Color Marker
RFC 2698 A Two-Rate Three-Color Marker
RFC 3246 An Expedited Forwarding PHB
IPv6 CoreRFC 1887 IPv6 unicast address allocation architecture
RFC 1981 IPv6 Path MtU Discovery
RFC 2375 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
RFC 2450 Proposed TLA and NLA ASsignment Rules
RFC 2460 IPv6 Specification
RFC 2462 IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-Configuration
RFC 2464 transmission of IPv6 over Ethernet Networks
RFC 2471 IPv6 Testing Address Allocation
RFC 2711 IPv6 Router Alert Option
RFC 3587 IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format
RFC 4193 Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
RFC 4291 IPv6 addressing architecture
RFC 4301 IP Security architecture
RFC 4303 encapsulation Security Payload
RFC 4305 ESP and AH cryptography
RFC 4443 ICMPv6
RFC 4552 auth for OSPFv3 using AH/ESP
RFC 4835 Cryptographic alg. Req. for ESP
RFC 4816 Neighbor Discovery for IP version 6 (IPv6)
IPv6 RoutingRFC 2740 OSPFv3 for IPv6
RFC 2545 Use of BGP-MP for IPv6
RFC 5308 Routing IPv6 with IS-IS
RFC 6106 Support for IPv6 Router advertisements with DNS attributes
RFC 6164 Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on inter-Router Links
MPLSRFC 2205 RSVP v1 Functional Specification
RFC 2209 RSVP v1 Message Processing Rules
RFC 2702 TE over MPLS
RFC 2961 RSVP Refresh Overhead Reduction extensions
RFC 3031 MPLS architecture
RFC 3032 MPLS Label Stack encoding
RFC 3037 LDP applicability
RFC 3097 RSVP Cryptographic Authentication
RFC 3209 RSVP-TE
RFC 3270 MPLS Support of Differentiated Services
RFC 3478 LDP Graceful Restart
RFC 3815 Definition of Managed Objects for the MPLS, LDP
RFC 4090 FASt Reroute extensions to RSVP-te for LSP tunnels; partial support
RFC 4364 BGP/MPLS IP VPNs
RFC 4379 OAM
RFC 4448 encapsulation methods for transport of Ethernet over MPLS networks
RFC 4461 Signaling Requirements for Point-to-MultIPoint Traffic-Engineered MPLS Label Switched Path(LSR)
RFC 4875 extensions to RSVP-TE for P2MP TE LSPs
RFC 5036 LDP Specification
RFC 5305 ISIS-TE
RFC 5443 LDP IG P Synchronization
RFC 5561 LDP Capabilities
RFC 5712 MPLS Traffic Engineering Soft Preemption
RFC 5918 LDP "Typed Wildcard" FEC
RFC 5919 Signaling LDP Label advertisement Completion
Layer 2 VPN and PWE3RFC 3343 TT L Processing in MPLS networks
RFC 3985 Pseudowire Emulation Edge to Edge (PWE3) Architecture
RFC 4364 BGP/MPLS IP VPNs4
RFC 4447 Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance using LDP4
RFC 4448 encapsulation Methods for transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks
RFC 4664 Framework for Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks
RFC 4665 Service Requirements for Layer 2 Provider-Provisioned Virtual Private Networks
RFC 4762 VPLS using LDP Signaling
RFC 5542 Definitions of Textual Conventions for Pseudowire (PW) Management
RFC 5601 Pseudowire (PW) Management information BASe
RFC 6870 PW Preferential Forwarding Status Bit
RFC 7432 BGP MPLS-BASed Ethernet VPN - Partial
draft-sd-l2vpn-evpn-overlay-03 (A Network Virtualization Overlay Solution using EVPN) Partial
draft-ietf-bess-evpn-overlay-04 (A Network Virtualization Overlay Solution using EVPN with VXLAN encapsulation) Partial
SLX 9540 Management and Visibility
Integrated industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
RFC 854 Telnet
RFC 2068 HTTP
RFC 2818 HTTPS
RFC 3176 sFlow v5
sFlow extension to VXLAN
RFC 4253 Secure Shell (SSH)
Secure Copy (SCP v2)
SFTP
RFC 4741 NETCONF (Partial)
OpenFlow 1.3
Chrome
Curl
TCPdump
Wireshark
SNMP v1, v2c, v3
RFC 2819 RMON Groups 1, 2, 3, 9
IEEE8021-PAE-MIB
IEEE802 LLDP MIB
IEEE8023-LAG-MIB
RFC 1213 MIB-II
RFC 1354 IP Forwarding MIB
RFC 1493 Bridge MIB
RFC 1850 OSPF v2 MIB
RFC 2665 Ethernet Interface MIB
RFC 2674 Dot1q MIB
RFC 2863 Interfaces Group MIB
RFC 3635 Ethernet-like MIB
RFC 3811 MPLS TC STD MIB
RFC 3812 MPLS TE STD MIB
RFC 3813 MPLS LSR MIB
RFC 3826 SNMP-USM-AES MIB
RFC 4087 IP Tunnel MIB
RFC 4133 Entity MIB (version 3)
RFC 4273 BGP-4 MIB
RFC 4293 IP MIB
RFC 4444 IS-IS MIB
RFC 7257 VPLS MIB
RFC 7331 BFD MIB
SLX 9540 Element Security
AAA
Username/Password (Challenge and Response)
Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
RFC 2865 RADIUS
RFC 2866 RADIUS Accounting
TACACS/TACACS+
RFC 5905 NTP Version 4
NTPdate
RFC 5961 TCP Security
RFC 4253 Secure Shell (SSH)
Secure Copy (SCP v2) SFTP
HTTPS
RFC 4346 TLS 1.1
RFC 5246 TLS 1.2
Protection against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks such as TCP SYN or Smurf Attacks
SLX 9540 Environmental
Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature: –25°C to 55°C (–13°F to 131°F)
Relative humidity: 5% to 90%, at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Storage humidity: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating altitude: 6,600 ft (2,012 m)
Storage altitude: 15,000 ft (4,500 m) maximum
SLX 9540 Safety Agency Approvals
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07
ANSI/UL 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
EN 60950-1 Safety of Information Technology Equipment
EN 60825-1
EN 60825-2
SLX 9540 Power and Grounding
ETS 300 132-1 Equipment Requirements for AC Power Equipment Derived from DC Sources
ETS 300 132-2 Equipment Requirements for DC Powered Equipment
ETS 300 253 Facility Requirements
SLX 9540 Physical Design and Mounting
19-inch rack mount supporting racks compliant with:


ANSI/EIA -310-D
GR-63-CORE Seismic Zone 4
SLX 9540 Environmental Regulatory Compliance
EU 2011 65 EU RoHS
EU 2012 19 EU WEEE
EC 1907 2006 REACH
SLX 9540 Ordering Information
SLX 9540 Switch Hardware
BR-SLX-9540-24S-AC-FSLX 9540-24S Switch AC with front-to-back airflow. Supports 24×10 GbE/1 GbE + 24×1 GbE ports.
BR-SLX-9540-24S-DC-FSLX 9540-24S Switch DC with front-to-back airflow. Supports 24×10 GbE/1 GbE + 24×1 GbE ports.
BR-SLX-9540-24S-AC-RSLX 9540-24S Switch AC with back-to-front airflow. Supports 24×10 GbE/1 GbE + 24×1 GbE ports.
BR-SLX-9540-24S-DC-RSLX 9540-24S Switch DC with back-to-front airflow. Supports 24×10 GbE/1 GbE + 24×1 GbE ports.
BR-SLX-9540-48S-AC-FSLX 9540-48S Switch AC with front-to-back airflow. Supports 48×10 GbE/1 GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE ports.
BR-SLX-9540-48S-DC-FSLX 9540-48S Switch DC with front-to-back airflow. Supports 48×10 GbE/1 GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE ports.
BR-SLX-9540-48S-AC-RSLX 9540-48S Switch AC with back-to-front airflow. Supports 48×10 GbE/1 GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE ports.
BR-SLX-9540-48S-DC-RSLX 9540-48S Switch DC with back-to-front airflow. Supports 48×10 GbE/1 GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE ports.
SLX 9540 Upgrade Software License
BR-SLX-9540-24S-COD-PUpgrade 24×1 GbE ports to 24×10 GbE/1 GbE ports (for SLX 9540-24S)
BR-SLX-9540-2C-POD-PUpgrade 24×1 GbE ports to 24×10 GbE/1 GbE ports (for SLX 9540-24S)
BR-SLX-9540-ADV-LIC-PAdvanced Feature License for MPLS, BGP-EVPN, CE2.0, NSX (for SLX 9540-24S and 9540-48S