Simplified edge switch operation powered by ExtremeXOS aggregation switch
The V300 Series are compact, cost-effective edge switches managed by Extreme Networks ExtremeXOS (EXOS) software, a highly resilient OS providing continuous uptime, advanced services and operational efficiency.
As the edge component of Extreme’s Extended Edge Switching solution, the V300 Series provides access switch capabilities, while being controlled by a remote EXOS aggregation switch. This allows the V300 Series to seamlessly extend feature-rich services of the EXOS aggregation switch to the network edge.
Available in a variety of models, the V300 Series includes versions for indoor use as well as hardened models for outdoor or environmentally challenging locations.
V300 Series switches are designed to operate in conjunction with supported ExtremeXOS Series switches at the aggregation layer or core of the network. These include the 5420, 5520, X465, X590, X670-G2, and X690 Series switches. V300 switches can be single or dual connected to one or more ExtremeXOS systems for redundancy and uplink bandwidth – and in the case of the V300-8P-2T-W for additional power draw.
The V300 Series is available in 5 model variants to address a range of use cases and deployment scenarios. Models include:
1G and/or 10G uplink ports on the faceplate of each V300 unit can be provisioned either as uplink, cascade or ring ports, giving administrators the option to create redundant links or downstream cascade/ring ports to other V300 units.
The V300 Series also includes V300HT models that can operate over extended temperature ranges from -40°C to 70°C. The V300HT models also meet enhanced environmental, safety, and regulatory compliance requirements for environmentally hardened switches typically used in smart cities, industry, and transportation.
V300 Series units can quickly be installed in a plug and play manner. When the unit is physically connected to the ExtremeXOS aggregation switch, the V300 automatically identifies itself and downloads its configuration. There is no need to connect a local console for setup of the V300 device or its ports.
In addition to standard PoE models, the V300 Series includes a PoE pass-through model—the V300-8P-2T-W. This model draws all its required power from an upstream EXOS aggregation switch over either of its two Ethernet IEEE 802.3bt Type 4 (30W/60W/90W) links.
This eliminates the need for a separate power supply unit, while still enabling the delivery of downstream PoE power. By drawing power over both of its 90W uplinks, the 300-8P-2T-W can deliver up to 105W of downstream PoE power.
V300 Series switches support both IEEE 802.3at PoE+ and IEEE 802.3af PoE to enable connection of standards compliant PoE devices today. The V300-8P-2X model provides up to 180W of PoE power across its 8 access ports.
Cascaded V300 devices can also be configured in a ring design for additional resiliency. In a ring, the first and last V300 devices in a cascade can be connected to the EXOS aggregation switch. If any V300 device in the ring should fail, traffic can be re-routed in the other direction across the ring back to the EXOS aggregation switch.