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A Data Center Switch with Immediate ROI

The Extreme VDX 8770 Switch is a highly scalable, low-latency modular switch, perfectly suited for helping respond to demanding network environments based on booming data usage and cloud computing. Designed to support VCS data center networking fabrics, the VDX 8770 supports complex, highly dynamic environments with dense virtualization and high availability requirements.

1/10/40/100 GbE Ready

  • Deliver ideal application performance with optimized buffers and low latency
  • Get wire-speed switching across all ports and all packet sizes
  • Auto-trunking Inter-Switch Links (ISLs)
  • Non-disruptive scaling
  • Support more than 10,000 servers using VCS multi-fabrics with overlays and 500,000 servers with IP Fabrics
  • Four-microsecond latency assures rapid response for latency sensitive applications

Simplify Management with Embedded Automation

  • Scale out fabrics with automatic fabric provisioning and network virtualization
  • Use resilient, elastic, self-forming, and self-healing fabrics
  • Centrally manage all VDX switches as a single logical element

Immediate ROI and Investment Protection

Support virtualized data centers and cloud-based architectures, reduce network congestion and improve application performance. Extreme VDX 8770 offers wire speed and non-blocking packet forwarding to meet the capacity requirements of 1/10GbE servers and storage with 40/100 GbE uplinks and deep buffers. The 8770 can support more than 10,000 ports using multi-fabrics with overlays.

Simplicity and Embedded Automation

Streamline configuration and management, maximize efficiency in your highly virtualized data centers. Extreme data center fabric innovations have enabled scalable multi-tenancy, unification of virtual and physical environments, and automated storage traffic prioritization.

Efficiency and Resiliency

Create more efficient, resilient and flexible fabrics that adapt to changing business conditions and traffic patterns. Extreme optimizes your networking traffic with dynamic, intelligent load balanced multipathing at L 1/2/3 and multiple active layer 3 gateways to ensure you get the most out of your data center infrastructure.

VDX 8770 Feature Overview
 VDX 8770-4VDX 8770-8
Port-to-port latency (64-byte packets)4 microseconds4 microseconds
Form factor8U15U
Dimensions and weightWidth: 43.74 cm (17.22 in.)Width: 44 cm (17.32 in.)
Height: 34.7 cm (13.66 in.)Height: 66.2 cm (26.06 in.)
Depth: 66.04 cm (26 in.)Depth: 66.04 cm (26 in.)
Weight: 31.75 kg (70 lb)Weight: 61.24 kg (135 lb)
Weight (fully loaded): 86.18 kg (190 lb)Weight (fully loaded): 165.55 kg (365 lb)
1 GbE SFP/SFP copper ports192384
10 GbE SFP+/RJ45 ports192384
40 GbE QSFP+ ports108216
100 GbE CFP2 ports2448
Power supplies4 max8 max
Cooling fans24
AirflowSide-to-back airflowFront-to-back airflow
VDX 8770 Scalability Information
Connector options1 GbE copper SFP options
10 Gbps SFP+ options: 1/3/5 m direct-attached copper (Twinax)
10 GbE SR and 10 GbE LR
10 GbE 10GBASE-T RJ45
40 GbE QSFP+
100 GbE CFP2
Maximum VLANs4,096
Maximum MAC addresses384,000
Maximum IPv4 routes352,000
Maximum IPv6 routes88,000
Maximum ACLs57,000
Maximum port profiles (AMPP)1,024
Maximum ARP entries128,000
Maximum members in a standard LAG64
Maximum switches in a VCS fabric48
Maximum ECMP paths in a VCS fabric16
Maximum trunk members for VCS fabric ports16
Maximum switches that a vLAG can span8
Maximum members in a vLAG64
Maximum jumbo frame size9,216 bytes
DCB Priority Flow Control (PFC) classes8
VDX 8770 Modules and Line Cards
Management Module (half-slot)Multicore processor
8 GB SDRAM, USB port
Console, management port, auxiliary service port (all RJ-45)
Flash memory supportOne 8 GB compact flash in each Management Module
Two 4 GB compact flash in each line card
1 GbE access (fiber/copper) line card48-port SFP/SFP-copper
1 GbE/10 GbE access (copper) line card48-port RJ45
10 GbE access or aggregation line card48-port SFP+ (10 GbE/1 GbE)
48-port RJ45 (10 GbE/1 GbE)
40 GbE aggregation line card12-port QSFP+ module
27-port QSFP+ module
100 GbE aggregation line card6-port CFP2 module
VDX 8770 Mechanical
Enclosure,19-inch EIA-compliant power from port side
VDX 8770 Environmental

Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating and storage: -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
HumidityOperating: 10% to 85% non-condensing
Non-operating and storage: 10% to 90% non-condensing
AltitudeOperating: Up to 3,000 meters (9,842 feet)
Non-operating and storage: Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)
AirflowVDX 8770-4
•Maximum: 675 CFM
•Nominal: 200 CFM
VDX 8770-8
•Maximum: 1,250 CFM
•Nominal: 375 CFM
VDX 8770 Power
Max power utilizationVDX 8770-4: 3,250 W
VDX 8770-8: 6,387 W
Power inletC19
Input voltage200 to 240 VAC (Operating voltage range: 180 to 264 VAC)
Input line frequency50/60 Hz
Maximum currentAC: 16.0 A max per power supply
DC: 70,0 A max per power supply
VDX 8770 Safety Compliance
UL 60950-1 Second Edition
CAN/CSA - C22.2 No. 60950
No. 60950-1 Second Edition
EN 60950 - 1 Second Edition
IEC 60950 - 1 Second Edition
AS/NZS 60950-1
VDX 8770 EMC
47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
CISPR22 Class A
EN55022 Class A
ICES003 Class A
VCCI Class A
KN22 Class A
VDX 8770 Immunity
KN 61000-4 series
VDX 8770 Environmental Regulatory Compliance
RoHS-6-compliant (with lead exemption) Directive 2002/95/EC
VDX 8770 Standards Compliance
The VDX 8770 products conform to the following Ethernet standards:
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation with LACP
IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
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 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
IEEE 802.1w Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Protocol
VDX 8770 RFC Support
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
RFC 854 Telnet Protocol Specification
RFC 894
A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagram over Ethernet Networks
RFC 1027 Using ARP to Implement Transparent Subnet Gateways (Proxy ARP)
RFC 1112
RFC 1157 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v1 and v2
RFC 1305 Network Time Protocol (NTP) Version 3
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 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
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 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
IPv6 Multicast
RFC 2710 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6
RFC 5798
VRRP Version 3 for IPv4 and IPv6
VDX 8770 OS Software Capabilities
VCS FabricsIP Fabrics
Software scalabilityMaximum switches in a fabric48 Unlimited
Maximum ECMP paths in a fabric3232
Maximum LAGs in a fabric2,000 384
Layer 2 switchingService Node Load Balancing BFD/ARP Optimizations XX
Conversational MAC Learning XX
Virtual Link Aggregation Group (vLAG) spanningXX
Layer 2 Access Control Lists (ACLs) XX
Supports 2K ingress and egress ACLs XX
Edge Loop Detection (ELD) XX
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) RFC 826 XX
Private VLANs X
Maintenance Mode/Graceful Traffic Diversion X
Distributed VXLAN Gateway X
Diagnostic Ports X
IP Maps Support X
L2 Loop prevention in an overlay environment X
High availability/In-Service Software Upgrade—hardware-enabled XX
IGMP snooping support for multicast flooding XX
IGMPv1/v2 SnoopingXX
IGMPv1/v2 SnoopingXX
MAC Learning and AgingXX
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) IEEE 802.3ad/802.1AXXX
Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) XX
VLAN Encapsulation 802.1Q XX
Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+/PVRST+) XX
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) 802.1w XX
Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) 802.1s XX
STP PortFast, BPDU Guard, BPDU Filter
STP Root Guard
Pause Frames 802.3x
Static MAC Configuration

Uni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD) XX
Uplink switch for VDX switches, VCS fabrics, and the VCS Virtual Fabric featureX
Transparent LAN Services

L2 Traceroute for VXLAN XX
BUM Storm Control
Layer 3 switchingBorder Gateway Protocol (BGP4+)XX
DHCP HelperX
Layer 3 ACLsX
Multicast: PIM-SM, IGMPv2X
OSPF v2/v3X
Static routesX
IPv4/v6 ACLX
IPv4/v6 ACLX
Policy-Based Routing (PBR)X
Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)X
32-Way ECMP X
VRF-aware OSPF, BGP, VRRP, static routesX
VRRP v2 and v3 X
uRPF for IPv4 and IPv6X
IPv4/IPv6 dual stackX
IPv6 ACL packet filteringX
BGP automatic neighbor discovery for IP fabricX
BGP Additional-PathX
BGP Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM)X
BGP graceful shutdown for maintenance modeX
BGP Peer Auto ShutdownX
Multicast RefactoringX
IPv6 routingX
OSPF Type-3 LSA FilterX
Wire-speed routing for IPv4 and IPv6 using any routing protocolX
BGP-EVPN Control Plane Signaling RFC 7432X
BGP-EVPN VXLAN Standard-based OverlayX
IP Unnumbered InterfaceX
Intersubnet Routing (Symmetric and Asymmetric)X
IP over Port ChannelX
Fabric Virtual GatewayX
Static Anycast GatewayX
ARP SuppressionX
Automation and programmabilityOpenFlow 1.3X
REST API with YANG data modelX
PyNOS librariesX
VMware vRealize pluginsX
DHCP automatic fabric provisioningX
Netconf APIX
Mulititenancy and virtualizationTRILL FGL-based VCS Virtual Fabric featureX
Virtual fabric extensionX
VM-Aware Network AutomationX
BFD for virtual fabric extensionX
Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP)X
DCBPriority-based Flow Control (PFC) 802.1QbbX
Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) 802.1QazX
Manual configuration of lossless queues for protocols other than FCoE and iSCSIX
Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX)X
DCBX Application Type-Length-Value (TLV) for FCoE and iSCSI X
Fibre Channel/FCoEMulti-hop Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE); requires VCS Fabric technologyX
FC-BB5 compliant Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF)X
Native FCoE forwardingX
FCoE to Fibre Channel BridgingX
FCoE on VDX 8770X
FCoE on QSFP+ portX
Multi-hop Access Gateway SupportX
End-to-end FCoE (initiator to target)X
FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) v1 support for FCoE device login and initializationX
Name Server-based zoningX
Supports connectivity to FIP Snooping Bridge (FSB) deviceX
FCoE traffic over standard LAGX
Interface BindingX
Dual Personality PortsX
Logical SANsX
High availabilityISSU L2 and L3X
Management Module FailoverX
Quality of Service
ACL-based QoSXX
Eight priority levels for QoSXX
Class of Service (CoS) IEEE 802.1pXX
DSCP to Traffic Class MutationXX
DSCP to CoS MutationXX
DSCP to DSCP MutationXX
Random Early DiscardXX
Per-port QoS configurationXX
ACL-based Rate LimitXX
Dual-rate, three-color token bucketXX
ACL-based remarking of CoS/DSCP/PrecedenceXX
ACL-based sFlowXX
Scheduling: Strict Priority (SP), Deficit Weighted Round-Robin (DWRR), Hybrid
Scheduling (Hybrid)
Queue-based ShapingXX
Flow-based QoSXX
Management and
Logical chassis managementX
IPv4/IPv6 managementXX
Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)XX
Netconf APIXX
REST API with YANG data modelXX
VDX Plugin for OpenStackXX
Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) IEEE 802.1ABXX
Switch BeaconingXX
Management VRFXX
Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)XX
SNMP v1, v2C, v3XX
sFlow RFC 3176XX
Out-of-band management XX
Management Access Control Lists (ACLs)XX
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)XX
Range CLI supportXX
OpenStack Neutron ML2 pluginXX
Python XX
Puppet XX
Distributed Configuration ManagementX
Maps switch health monitoringX
SecurityPort-based Network Access Control 802.1XXX
Secure Shell (SSHv2)X
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)XX
Secure Copy ProtocolXX
Port Security XX
VDX 8770 Ordering Information
BR-VDX8770-4-BND-AC 4-slot chassis with three Switch Fabric Modules, one Management Module, two fans, two 3,000 W power supply units AC
BR-VDX8770-4-BND-DC4-slot chassis, three Switch Fabric Modules, one Management Module, two fans, two 3,000 W power supply units DC
BR-VDX8770-8-BND-AC8-slot chassis, six Switch Fabric Modules, one Management Module, four fans, three 3,000 W power supply units AC
BR-VDX8770-8-BND-DC4-slot chassis, no Switch Fabric Modules, no Management Modules, two fans, no power supply units
XBR-VDX8770-48-slot chassis, no Switch Fabric Modules, no Management Modules, four fans, no power supply units
XBR-VDX8770-848×1 GbE, SFP module, no optics
BR-VDX8770-48X1G-SFP-148×1/10 GbE, SFP/SFP+ module, no optics
BR-VDX8770-48X10G-SFPP-148×1/10 GbE, RJ45 module, no optics
BR-VDX8770-48X10G-T-112×40 GbE, QSFP+ module, no optics
BR-VDX8770-12X40G-QSFP-127×40 GbE, QSFP+ module, no optics
BR-VDX8770-27X40G-QSFP-16×100 GbE, CFP2 module, no optics
BR-VDX8770-6X100G-CFP2-1Management Module
BR-VDX8770-MM-1Switch Fabric Module
BR-VDX8770-SFM-1Fan FRU for 4- and 8-slot chassis
XBR-FAN-FRUFan FRU for 4- and 8-slot chassis
XBR-ACPWR-30003,000 W power supply unit AC
XBR-DCPWR-30003,000 W power supply unit DC
BR-VDX8770-LIC-FCOEFCoE feature chassis license
BR-VDX8770-LIC-VCSLayer 3 feature chassis license
BR-VDX8770-LIC-LAYER3Layer 3 feature chassis license
BR-VDX8770-LIC-ADVAdvanced feature chassis license (includes Layer 3, FCoE, and VCS licenses)
BR-VDX8770-LIC-UPGUpgrade license from VCS, FCoE, or Layer 3 features to Advanced license
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