Universal Edge and Aggregation Switch Platform
Key Hardware Features
The 5720 Series is a family of high-performance, feature-rich edge and aggregation switches designed for the next-generation digital enterprise. Available in 24 and 48-port gigabit and multi-gigabit models, the 5720 is a universal hardware platform, providing end-to-end secure network segmentation and advanced policy capabilities. Compatible with your choice of Extreme’s flagship switch OS, the 5720 is a uniquely flexible, stackable platform that can be deployed across a range of edge, aggregation, and wiring-closet environments.
All models offer 90W PoE in support of NextGen powered Ethernet devices, such as digital signage, pan-tilt-zoom cameras, smart lighting, or point-of-sale terminals.
The 5720 Series supports IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) when running Switch Engine OS. This allows 5720 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 5720 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 5720 switches online as well as select the OS persona.
Alternatively, 5720 on-box management can be done manually via a web-based GUI or generic command-line interface (CLI).
The 5720 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.
The 5720 Series supports high-speed stacking when running Switch Engine via its two built-in QSFP28 stacking ports. Up to eight switches can be stacked using qualified SFP+/SFP-DD direct attach cables and optical transceivers. Stacking is not supported when running Fabric Engine.
Some 5720 Series models support Extreme’s Integrated Application Hosting which leverages the switch’s hardware and software design to run onboard applications without impacting switch performance. 5720-24MXW and 5720-48MXW models can run a Guest VM directly on the switch, supporting third-party or customized applications to meet specific business or operational needs. This can provide additional network insight or enable new network applications without a separate hardware device.
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All 5720 Series models support 30W, 60W, and 90W PoE that conforms with IEEE 802.3bt. This enables the 5720 to address the needs of powered edge devices, while eliminating the need for additional electrical cabling and circuits. In addition, 5720 PoE models support perpetual and fast PoE for even more efficient and reliable powered edge device operation.
The 5720 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.
5720 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.