Feature-rich Ethernet Switch platforms leveraging next-generation technology optimized for the Branch Office and smaller Wiring Closets. Extreme Networks Ethernet Routing Switch 3600 products sport the performance and agility to excel in conventional IP network deployments in additional to enabling the edge for Fabric-based solutions
Features and Capabilities
The Ethernet Routing Switch 3600 products leverage the latest advances in network switching architecture design to maximize hardware performance and software capability. These products offer a significant evolutionary step for the entry-level Ethernet Routing Switch 3000 Series, particularly in terms of value and future-ready flexibility, and have been optimized for the Enabled Edge role.
The primary purpose of a network is to interconnect users with their applications, and the best networks do this reliably, efficiently, and with a high degree of agility. Extreme Networks’ Fabric-based architecture empowers companies to extend the virtualized Ethernet Fabric beyond the Data Center, to the very edge of the network, delivering powerful integration of users, applications, and devices.
The Ethernet Routing Switch 3600 (ERS 3600) products are an important part of this strategy, delivering Fabric Attach capabilities in a cost-effective form-factor. The ERS 3600 products can be deployed standalone, or configured as a Stackable Chassis system of up to eight units/400 ports, supported by up to 192Gbps of virtual backplane bandwidth.
ERS 3626GTS and ERS 3626GTS-PWR+ feature 24 access ports of 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet with RJ45 interfaces; these ports also support 10/100Mbps connectivity. Two of these ports are configured in combination with SFP sockets for flexible use as Gigabit uplinks. Two SFP+ interfaces provide 10 Gigabit network uplink connectivity. There are also two additional interfaces that can be used for either Stackable Chassis virtual backplane links or additional network uplinks.
ERS 3650GTS and ERS 3650GTS-PWR+ feature 48 access ports of 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet with RJ45 interfaces; these ports also support 10/100Mbps connectivity. Again, two SFP+ interfaces provide 10 Gigabit network uplink connectivity. There are also two additional interfaces that can be used for either Stackable Chassis virtual backplane links or additional network uplinks.
The ERS 3600 models use of 10 Gigabit ports for Stackable Chassis connectivity delivers QoS-aware, high-speed connections that enable a resilient, high-performance hardware virtualization solution. This leverages a shortest path algorithm to minimize transit hops in a multi-device configuration and supporting active-active bi-directional traffic flows.
The ERS 3600 products add significant flexibility to an Enterprise’s networking capability. Deployed with other Extreme Networks or third party Ethernet Switch devices, the ERS 3600 products provide high-capacity, high-performance connectivity solution for Branch Office and small-to-medium Wiring Closet applications.
The ERS 3600 products deliver key Enterprise-class benefits, including:
Always-On– Stackable Chassis delivers a best-in-class high-availability solution, featuring hot-swappable unit replacement.
Convergence-Ready– support for PoE/PoE+, optimized for high-definition video surveillance, true plug-and-play capabilities for communications, collaboration, and engagement deployments, and advanced QoS capabilities.
Powerful– wire-speed performance, truly scalable virtual backplane capabilities, delivering up to 192Gbps of throughput to support large-scale deployments.
Highly Secure –Standards-based 802.1X Network Access Control can also be integrated with Extreme Networks’ award-winning Identity Engines technology for centralized, policy-based authenticated network access.
Flexibility and Agility– best-in-class pay-as-you-grow scalability, versatile PoE/PoE+ support, and 1/10 Gigabit network uplinks.
Fabric-Enabled–supporting Extreme Networks’ Fabric Attach technology to empower a seamless transition to an agile, software-defined virtualized networking solution.
Energy-Efficient – focusing on end-to-end energy efficiency, dynamic Energy Saver further reduces power consumption for both the Ethernet Switch (ranging 8-17%) and IP Phones without impacting service availability.
Base Software License, included with hardware purchase enables all software features
ERS 3626GTS-PWR+ and ERS 3650GTS-PWR+ – support full Standards-compliant IEEE 802.3af/802.3at PoE/PoE+ delivering up to 30W per port to power IP Phones, Wireless Access Points, networked IP CCTV Cameras, and other converged devices. A PoE power budget of 720W is available for the PWR+ models, delivering the following:
ERS 3626GTS-PWR+ – supporting all 24 access ports at up to 30W
ERS 3650GTS-PWR+ – supporting 24 access ports at up to 30W, or 48 ports at up to 15W, or a variable mix of the two
Broadly speaking, the Ethernet Routing Switch 3600 products provide a mix of Gigabit Ethernet ports for edge access and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports for network uplinks. Model variants that support Power-over-Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) are also available, and all models feature a fixed, high-efficiency AC power supply. Two different port configurations are available: 26-port and 50-port models, each available in either a PoE or non-PoE format. The product range includes the following models:
The product’s proven design leverages a sophisticated chipset from the Industry’s leading supplier, featuring high-performances witching and frame forwarding. The switching core is designed to deliver wire-speed capabilities, with a fully integrated ASIC architecture that facilitates hardware-assisted feature execution.
From an operating system software perspective, the ERS 3600 products are being introduced via the BOSS 6.0 release; therefore, this will be the minimum level of system software required to operate the Switches.
This release also delivers a number of major software enhancements: