Recommended switch specifications

The following table provides information on the switch specifications that have been validated as part of a blueprint, reason to consider them, and customization options.

Components Validated Configuration Blueprint Design Consideration Customization Option

Management switch: Aruba 2540 Series

  • Aruba 2540 48G 4SFP+ Switch

  • 1*switch for management traffic

  • Aruba Layer 2 switch series with Static and RIP routing

  • Built-in 10GbE uplink

  • No software licensing

Data Switch: Aruba 8325 Series

  • Aruba 8325-48Y8C 48p 25G SFP/+/28 8p 100G QSFP+ for Leaf and Border Leaf

  • Aruba 8325-32C 32-port 100G QSFP+/QSFP28 for Spine

  • 2*switches for Leaf

  • 2*switches for Border Leaf

  • 2*switches for Spine

  • High performance 6.4Tbps with 2,000Mpps

  • High availability with industry-leading VSX redundancy, and redundant power supplies and fans

  • ArubaOS-CX automation and programmability using built-in REST APIs and Python scripts

  • Dynamic VXLAN with BGP-EVPN

  • 2x100G for switch high availability for Aruba ISL connectivity

Management switch: HPE FlexFabric 5900

  • HPE FlexFabric 5900AF 48G 4XG 2QSFP+ Switch

  • 1*switch for management traffic

  • Cut-through with ultra-low-latency and wired speed

  • Non-blocking uplink bandwidth to customer network (10G and 40G supported)

  • 1G management port for switch OOBM connectivity

  • nx1G ports for OOBM access to server ILO and switch management port

  • 4x10G/2x40G uplink ports to customer network

Data Switch: HPE SN2100M

  • HPE SN2100M 100GbE 16QSFP28 ONIE Power to Connector Airflow Half Width Switch

  • 2*switches for data traffic

  • Wire speed L2 and L3 forwarding

  • Low cut-through latency of 300ns port to port

  • VXLAN Hardware VTEP – L2 GW

  • ONIE supported

  • Supports 10G and 25G for control, ttorage and VNF traffic

  • For high availability 2x100G ports for Cumulus
    • CLAG in Cumulus

  • Maximum 2 devices can be part of CLAG for SN2100