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Next-Generation 25g Leaf Switch Enables Digital Transformation

With native 25G / 100G server connectivity and a programmable architecture, this fixed leaf switch is purpose-built for dense workloads, emerging protocols, and new technologies. Support for advanced virtualization ensures cost-effective, high-performance bridging within and across data centers, while simplified management and in-context workload and network virtualization visibility helps drive SLAs and minimize the disruption of digital transformation.

Adaptable Architecture

  • Programmable ASIC enables adoption of new protocols and technologies without disruption to network operations
  • Native 25G server connectivity in a 1U fixed form factor switch with flexible 1/10/25/40/100G configuration options
  • BGP-EVPN network virtualization enables agility, security and segmentation in controller-less environments, and high-performance VXLAN RIOT bridging and routing to improve application performance
  • 24MB dynamically shared packet buffer for high-performance workloads and 1.8 Tbps/1.2Bpps switching capacity for high density and scale for growth
  • Payload timestamping to more accurately set and measure performance SLAs

Embedded Network Visibility

  • Scale services across the network for seamless support of highly distributed multi-tier application workloads
  • Rich network parameter filters (IP and MAC addresses, port numbers, VNIs) and workload matching identify workload-specific actions and mitigate risk
  • Automated application of rule-based actions (count, drop, mirror) to incoming network traffic, with further actions outside the switch, including pushing context-rich data to SLX Insight Architecture or Workflow Composer and to third-party applications
  • Provides flexible, high-performance data streaming for additional off-device processing, reporting, and archiving, and features industry-leading 128GB of dedicated storage for analytics

Adaptable Architecture

Address today’s data center virtualization and workload density demands with a flexible architecture that delivers cost-effective density, scale, and performance, and a programmable ASIC that can adapt to protocol and technology innovations through an OS upgrade.

Embedded Network Visibility

Gain insights that drive faster troubleshooting with embedded visibility from the physical network to the application workload provided by SLX Insight Architecture and SLX Visibility Services, powered by the SLX-OS.

DevOps Inspired Automation

The SLX 9140 and Extreme Workflow Composer™ enable cross-domain automation throughout the network management lifecycle. Our turnkey, customizable approach minimizes execution delays and assures easy integration with cross-domain workflows for efficiency and risk reduction.

SLX 9140 Hardware Specifications
Form factor1U
Switching bandwidth (data rate, full duplex)1.8 Tbps
Forwarding capacity (data rate, full duplex)(L2) 1.2 Bpps, (L3) 600 Mpps line-rate performance
Dimensions and weight44.0 cm; 17.3 in. (Width), 44.5 cm; 17.5 in. (Depth), 4.37cm; 1.72 in. (Height) 9.00 kg; 19.8 lb (Weight)
25/10/1 GbE ports48
100/40 GbE ports6
Power suppliesTwo internal, redundant, field-replaceable, load-sharing AC or DC power supplies
Cooling fansFive field-replaceable fan
AirflowRear-to-front or front-to-rear airflow
dynamically shared packet buffer24 MB
SLX 9140 Power
Power inlet (AC)C13
Input voltage90 V to 264 V or 40.8 V to 60 V DC
Input line frequency47 Hz to 63 Hz
Inrush current25 A peak
Maximum current12 A/AC, 14 A/DC
Typical power consumption182 W
Two AC PSU, five fan trays, 10% traffic, low fan speed
Maximum power consumption489 W
Two AC PSU, six fan trays, 100% traffic, high fan speed
Power supply rated maximum (AC)650 W
Switch power consumptionDC PSU 475 W; AC PSU 489 W
SLX 9140 Environment
TemperatureOperating:
-5°C to 50°C (front-to-back air flow)
-5°C to 45°C (back-to-front air flow)
Temporarily up to 55°C (six fan trays)
Non-operating and storage: −40°C to 70°C
Humidity5% to 95% at 50°C
AltitudeUp to 3,000 m safety; 60 m to 4,000 m operational
Shock (operational)20 G, 11 ms, half-sine wave
Vibration (operational)1 G sine, 0.4 gms random, 5-500 Hz
Airflow134 CFM (estimated with two PSU, six fan trays)
Switch heat dissipation (25°C)AC PSU 400 W
Acoustics (25°C)52 dBA
MTBF (25°C)324,414 hours
SLX 9140 Software Specifications
Connector Options10/1 GbE SFP+
40 GbE QSFP+
25 GbE SFP-28
100 GbE QSFP-28
Out-of-band Ethernet management: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45
Console management: RJ45 serial port and USB type-C port with serial communication device class support
Storage: USB port, standard-A plug
Maximum MAC addressesUp to 96,000
Maximum VLANs4,096
Maximum routes (in hardware)Up to 80,000
Maximum ACLs 2,000
Maximum members in a standard LAG36
Maximum per-port priority pause level8
Maximum switches an mLAG can span2
Maximum IPv4 unicast routes48,000
Maximum IPv6 unicast routes8,000
DCB priority flow control classes8
Maximum jumbo frame size10,000 bytes
QoS priority queues (per port)8
SLX 9140 IEEE Compliance
IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
IEEE 802.1w Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
IEEE 802.3ae 10G Ethernet
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
IEEE 802.1p Class of Service Prioritization and Tagging
IEEE 802.1v VLAN Classification by Protocol and Port
IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control (Pause Frames)
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-X
SLX 9140 RFC Compliance
RFC 768
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
RFC 783TFTP Protocol (revision 2)
RFC 791Internet Protocol (IP)
RFC 792 Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
RFC 793 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
RFC 826
ARP
RFC 854 Telnet Protocol Specification
RFC 894
A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagram over Ethernet Networks
RFC 959 FTP
RFC 1027 Using ARP to Implement Transparent Subnet Gateways (Proxy ARP)
RFC 1112
IGMPv1
RFC 1157 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v1 and v2
RFC 1305 Network Time Protocol (NTP) Version 3
RFC 1492 TACACS+
RFC 1519 Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
RFC 1584 Multicast Extensions to OSPF
RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overflow
RFC 1812 Requirements for IP Version 4 Routers
RFC 1997 BGP Communities Attribute
RFC 2068 HTTP Server
RFC 2131 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
RFC 2154 OSPF with Digital Signatures (Password, MD-5)
RFC 2236 IGMPv2
RFC 2267 Network Ingress Filtering
RFC 2328OSPF v2
RFC 2370 OSPF Opaque Link-State Advertisement (LSA) Option—Partial Support
RFC 2375 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
RFC 2385
Protection of BGP Sessions with the TCP MD5 Signature Option
RFC 2439
BGP Route Flap Damping
RFC 2460 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (v6) Specification (on management interface)
RFC 2462
IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-Configuration
RFC 2464 Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks (on management interface)
RFC 2474 Definition of the Differentiated Services Field in the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers
RFC 2571An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks
RFC 2710Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6
RFC 2711 IPv6 Router Alert Option
RFC 2865
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)
RFC 3101The OSPF Not-So-Stubby Area (NSSA) Option
RFC 3137OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
RFC 3176
sFlow
RFC 3392 Capabilities Advertisement with BGPv4
RFC 3411 An Architecture for Describing SNMP Frameworks
RFC 3412 Message Processing and Dispatching for the SNMP
RFC 3413 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Applications
RFC 3587 IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format
RFC 3623 Graceful OSPF Restart—IETF Tools
RFC 3768VRRP
RFC 4271 BGPv4
RFC 4291 IPv6 Addressing Architecture
RFC 4292 IP Forwarding MIB
RFC 4293 Management Information Base for the Internet Protocol (IP)
RFC 4443 ICMPv6 (replaces 2463)
RFC 4456BGP Route Reflection
RFC 4510Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Technical Specification Road Map
RFC 4601Protocol Independent Multicast—Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification (Revised)
RFC 4724 Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
RFC 4861 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
RFC 4893 BGP Support for Four-Octet AS Number Space
RFC 5082Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM)
RFC 5880 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
RFC 5881 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for IPv4 and IPv6 (Single Hop)
RFC 5882 Generic Application of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
RFC 5883Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for Multihop Paths
RFC 5942 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
RFC 7432 BGP-EVPN—Network Virtualization Using VXLAN Data Plane
IPv6 Routing
RFC 2545 Use of BGP-MP Extensions for IPv6
RFC 2740 OSPFv3 for IPv6
MIBs
RFC 4292 IP Forwarding MIB
RFC 4293 Management Information Base for the Internet Protocol (IP)
RFC 7331 BFD MIB
RFC 3826 SNMP-USM-AES-MIB
RFC 4273 BGP-4 MIB
RFC 2863 The Interfaces Group MIB
RFC 4133 Entity MIB (Version 3); rmon.mib, rmon2.mib, sflow_v5.mib, bridge.mib, pbridge.mib, qbridge.mib, rstp.mib
lag.mib, lldp.mib, lldp_ext_dot1.mib, lldp_ext_dot3.mib,
RFC 4022 TCP MIB
RFC 4113 UDP.MIB
RFC 4750 OSPFv2.MIB
SLX 9140 General Protocols
RFC 768
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
RFC 783TFTP Protocol (revision 2)
RFC 791Internet Protocol (IP)
RFC 792 Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
RFC 793 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
RFC 826
ARP
RFC 854 Telnet Protocol Specification
RFC 894
A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagram over Ethernet Networks
RFC 959 FTP
RFC 1027 Using ARP to Implement Transparent Subnet Gateways (Proxy ARP)
RFC 1112
IGMPv1
RFC 1157 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v1 and v2
RFC 1305 Network Time Protocol (NTP) Version 3
RFC 1492 TACACS+
RFC 1519 Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
RFC 1584 Multicast Extensions to OSPF
RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overflow
RFC 1812 Requirements for IP Version 4 Routers
RFC 1997 BGP Communities Attribute
RFC 2068 HTTP Server
RFC 2131 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
RFC 2154 OSPF with Digital Signatures (Password, MD-5)
RFC 2236 IGMPv2
RFC 2267 Network Ingress Filtering
RFC 2328OSPF v2
RFC 2370 OSPF Opaque Link-State Advertisement (LSA) Option—Partial Support
RFC 2375 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
RFC 2385
Protection of BGP Sessions with the TCP MD5 Signature Option
RFC 2439
BGP Route Flap Damping
RFC 2460 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (v6) Specification (on management interface)
RFC 2462
IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-Configuration
RFC 2464 Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks (on management interface)
RFC 2474 Definition of the Differentiated Services Field in the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers
RFC 2571An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks
RFC 2545 Use of BGP-MP Extensions for IPv6
RFC 2710Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6
RFC 2711 IPv6 Router Alert Option
RFC 2740OSPFv3 for IPv6
RFC 2865
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)
RFC 3101The OSPF Not-So-Stubby Area (NSSA) Option
RFC 3137OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
RFC 3176
sFlow
RFC 3392 Capabilities Advertisement with BGPv4
RFC 3411 An Architecture for Describing SNMP Frameworks
RFC 3412 Message Processing and Dispatching for the SNMP
RFC 3413 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Applications
RFC 3587 IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format
RFC 3623 Graceful OSPF Restart—IETF Tools
RFC 3768VRRP
RFC 4271 BGPv4
RFC 4443 ICMPv6 (replaces 2463)
RFC 4456BGP Route Reflection
RFC 4510Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Technical Specification Road Map
RFC 4724 Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
RFC 4750 OSPFv2.MIB
RFC 4861 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
RFC 4893 BGP Support for Four-Octet AS Number Space
RFC 5082Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM)
RFC 5880 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
RFC 5881 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for IPv4 and IPv6 (Single Hop)
RFC 5882 Generic Application of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
RFC 5883Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for Multihop Paths
RFC 5942 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
RFC 7432 BGP-EVPN—Network Virtualization Using VXLAN Data Plane
SLX 9140 MIBs
RFC 4292 IP Forwarding MIB
RFC 4293Management Information Base for the Internet Protocol (IP)
RFC 7331BFD MIB
RFC 3826SNMP-USM-AES-MIB
RFC 4273BGP-4 MIB
RFC 2863The Interfaces Group MIB
RFC 4133Entity MIB (Version 3); rmon.mib, rmon2.mib, sflow_v5.mib, bridge.mib, pbridge.mib, qbridge.mib, rstp.mib, lag.mib, lldp.mib, lldp_ext_dot1.mib, lldp_ext_dot3.mib,
RFC 4022TCP MIB
RFC 4113UDP.MIB
RFC 4750OSPFv2.MIB
SLX 9140 Virtualization Support
VXLAN Routing
VXLAN Bridging
VXLAN Tunnel End Point
VXLAN Multi-VNI
SLX 9140 Layer 2 Switching
Conversational MAC Learning
Virtual Link Aggregation Group (vLAG) spanning
Layer 2 Access Control Lists (ACLs)
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) RFC 826
Layer 2 Loop prevention in an overlay environment
MLD Snooping
IGMP v1/v2 Snooping
MAC Learning and Aging
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) IEEE 802.3ad/802.1AX
Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
VLAN Encapsulation 802.1Q
Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+/PVRST+)
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) 802.1w
Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) 802.1s
STP PortFast, BPDU Guard, BPDU Filter
STP Root Guard
Pause Frames 802.3x
Static MAC Configuration
Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT)
SLX 9140 Layer 3 Routing
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4+)
DHCP Helper
Layer 3 ACLs
IGMPv2
OSPF v2/v3
Static routes
IPv4/v6 ACL
Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
64-Way ECMP
VRF Lite
VRF-aware OSPF, BGP, VRRP, static routes
VRRP v2 and v3
IPv4/IPv6 dual stack
ICMPv6 Route-Advertisement Guard
Route Policies
IPv6 ACL packet filtering
BGP Additional-Path
BGP-Allow AS
BGP Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM)
BGP Peer Auto Shutdown
IPv6 routing
OSPF Type-3 LSA Filter
Wire-speed routing for IPv4 and IPv6 using any routing protocol
BGP-EVPN Control Plane Signaling RFC 7432
BGP-EVPN VXLAN Standard-based Overlay
Multi-VRF
IP Unnumbered Interface
VRRP-E
SLX 9140 Automation and Programmability
gRPC Streaming protocol and API
REST API with YANG data model
Python
PyNOS libraries
DHCP automatic provisioning
NETCONF API
SLX 9140 High Availability
BFD
SLX 9140 Quality of Service
ACL-based QoS
Two Lossless priority levels for QoS
Class of Service (CoS) IEEE 802.1p
DSCP Trust
DSCP to Traffic Class Mutation
DSCP to CoS Mutation
DSCP to DSCP Mutation
Random Early Discard
Per-port QoS configuration
ACL-based Rate Limit
Dual-rate, three-color token bucket
ACL-based remarking of CoS/DSCP/Precedence
ACL-based sFlow
Scheduling: Strict Priority (SP), Deficit Weighted Round-Robin (DWRR) Random Early Discard
SLX 9140 Management and Monitoring
1588v2 PTP
Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
IPv4/IPv6 management
Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
NETCONF API
REST API with YANG data model
SSH/SSHv2
Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) IEEE 802.1AB
MIB II RFC 1213 MIB
Syslog (RASlog, AuditLog)
Management VRF
Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
Telnet
SNMP v1, v2C, v3
sFlow version 5
Out-of-band management
RMON-1, RMON-2
NTP
Management Access Control Lists (ACLs)
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Range CLI support
Python
DHCP Option 82 Insertion
DHCP Relay
Timestamping
SLX 9140 Security
Port-based Network Access Control 802.1X
RADIUS
AAA
TACACS+
Secure Shell (SSHv2)
TLS 1.1, 1.2
HTTP/HTTPS
BPDU Drop
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Secure Copy Protocol
Control Plane Policing (CPP)
LDAP/AD
SFTP
Port Security
SLX 9140 Ordering Information
BR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-F SLX 9140-48V switch AC with front-to-back airflow. 
48×25 GbE/10 GbE/1 GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE 
BR-SLX-9140-48V-DC-F SLX 9140-48V switch DC with front-to-back airflow 
48×25 GbE/10 GbE/1 GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE
BR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-RSLX 9140-48V switch AC with back-to-front airflow 
48×25 GbE/ 10GbE/ 1GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE
BR-SLX-9140-48V-DC-RSLX 9140-48V switch DC with back-to-front airflow 
48×25 GbE/10 GbE/1 GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE 
Upgrade Licenses
BR-SLX-9140-ADV-LIC  Advanced License for BR-SLX-9140