High-Performance Fabric-Enabled Core and Aggregation Switches
Key Hardware Features
The Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 7400 Series are space-efficient, high-performance core and aggregation switches that deliver wire-speed 100Gb and 25Gb Ethernet connectivity. Supporting a range of interface speeds (including 1Gb, 10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb, and 100Gb) all in a compact 1U form factor, the VSP 7400 Series can be flexibly deployed in either core and aggregation or spine and leaf high-density, top-of-rack architectures. VSP 7400 switches support Extreme Fabric Connect for simplified, automated network services delivery, and can handle a variety of high-bandwidth applications. Available to use with the switch is a variety of QSFP28, QSFP+, SFP28, and SFP+ transceivers which support a range of fiber interface needs.
Two VSP 7400 models are available. The VSP7400-32C model is a core or spine switch with 32 100Gb QSFP28 ports, while the VSP7400-48Y-8C model is an aggregation or leaf switch with 48 25Gb SFP28 ports and eight 40Gb or 100Gb QSFP28 uplink ports.
The VSP 7400 Series supports advanced Layer 3 services, including IPv4 and IPv6 dynamic routing as well as IP multicast services. This enables it to satisfy conventional IP routing deployments in addition to its fabric-based services.
VSP 7400 models support Distributed Virtual Routing (DVR) leaf services, VXLAN Gateway services, as well as IP routing technologies (such as RIPv1/2, RIPng, and OSPFv2/v3), multicast services (such as PIM-SM/SMM, IGMP v1, 2, and 3), and Fabric Connect to PIM gateway.
The VSP 7400 Series is compatible with Ansible Network modules, which can be used to configure, test, and validate existing network state on the entire VSP family of devices. These modules work with your VSP 7400 switch to deliver the benefit of simple, powerful, agentless automation to your network administrators.
The VSP 7400 Series 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. Simple on-box management functions are delivered by a web-based GUI, and a generic command-line interface (CLI) is available for manual configuration.
Zero-touch provisioning lets you quickly bring new switches online, and a granular view of devices, ports, and users enables efficient inventory and network topology management.
The VSP 7400 Series supports Extreme Fabric Connect technology. Based on an extended implementation of the Shortest Path Bridging (SFB) standards of IEEE 802.1aq, Fabric Connect offers you the ability to create a Layer 2 and Layer 3 virtualized network that simplifies network provisioning and reduces strain on network and IT teams. This allows your network to become a single cloud, as Fabric Connect instantly propagates all the end points’ service attributes to every other node within your network’s fabric. Fabric Connect delivers an edge-only provisioning model that seamlessly integrates with orchestration and automation, eliminates the need to configure network-wide VLANs, and removes the risk of network loops.
The VSP 7400 also natively supports Fabric Extend, a feature of Fabric Connect that extends Fabric Connect's simplified provisioning and virtualization services over an intermediate, Layer 2 or Layer 3-based third-party network. For example, Fabric Extend allows you to connect two Fabric Connect environments or islands over a Service Provider WAN, such as MPLS or Ethernet WAN.
The VSP 7400 Series can provide intelligent insight to your network via its native analytics capabilities, which include line-rate, hardware accelerated IPFIX, and sFlow for the analysis of traffic flow data through the switch. These tools enable VSP 7400 models to provide visibility into both your network and applications so you can make data-driven decisions without the need for expensive sensors or collectors.