Universal Edge Switch Platform
Key Hardware Features
The 5320 Series is a family of high-performance, feature-rich edge switches designed for the next-generation digital enterprise. Available in 16, 24, and 48-port gigabit models, the 5320 is a stackable universal hardware switching platform, providing end-to-end secure network segmentation and advanced policy capabilities. Compatible with a choice of Extreme’s flagship switch operating systems, the 5320 is a uniquely flexible platform that can be deployed across a range of edge and wiring-closet environments.
5320 models are equipped with 1Gb SFP+ capable uplink ports that are upgradeable to 10Gb. 16-port models come with four 1Gb SFP+ uplinks, and 24 and 48-port models come with eight 1Gb SFP+ uplinks. Additional software licensing is required to upgrade to 10Gb SFP+, and two uplink ports are available for Switch Engine stacking, enabling the support of 10Gb by default.
The 5320 Series supports IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) when running Switch Engine OS. This allows 5320 models to deliver reliable, real-time audio/ video transmission over Ethernet, meeting the quality of service required for today’s high-definition, time-sensitive multimedia streams.
The 5320 can be managed by ExtremeCloud IQ and ExtremeCloud IQ—Site Engine for centralized switch management, giving you a consolidated view of users, devices, and applications across wired and wireless networks for efficient inventory and network topology management. ExtremeCloud IQ enables zero touch provisioning, allowing you to quickly bring new 5320 switches online as well as select the OS persona.
Alternatively, 5320 on-box management can be done manually via a web-based GUI or generic command-line interface (CLI).
The 5320 supports a variety of Ethernet Fabric services, including Extreme’s Fabric Connect when running Fabric Engine and Extreme’s IP Fabric when running Switch Engine. It also supports Fabric Attach for automated connection to either Layer 2 or Layer 3 Fabric services.
Extreme’s Fabric Connect and IP Fabric enable the creation of virtualized networks that automate network operations, simplify network provisioning, and enhance security, all while reducing the strain on network and IT personnel.
All 5320 models support 30W PoE that conforms with IEEE 802.3at. This enables the 5320 to address the needs of powered edge devices, while eliminating the need for additional electrical cabling and circuits. In addition, 5320 PoE models support perpetual and fast PoE for even more efficient and reliable powered edge device operation.
Silent mode operation at temperatures up to 35⁰C is supported on 5320 16-port AC and DC-powered models. This makes these models ideal for classrooms, hospitality suites, retail sites, or other noise sensitive environments, especially outside of the wiring closet environment.
The 5320 comes with a dual-persona capability, allowing you to choose your OS. Either the Switch Engine (EXOS)1 or Fabric Engine (VOSS)2 OS can be selected at switch start-up or changed at a later stage. When selected, the switch assumes the features and capabilities of that OS.
5320 OS selection can also be automated with ExtremeCloud IQ so that the desired OS can be automatically loaded at switch start-up, facilitating remote OS enablement.
1 Switch Engine is the new name for ExtremeXOS (EXOS) on all universal switch platforms, starting with Version 31.6.
2 Fabric Engine is the new name for the VSP Operating System Software (VOSS) on all universal switch platforms, starting with Version 8.6.