EX4600 Ethernet Switch

The EX4600 is a compact, scalable, 10GbE solution for enterprise campus distribution deployments and low-density data center top-of-rack environments. The 4600 is cloud-ready and ZTP-enabled, so you can onboard, configure, and manage it with Juniper Mist™ Wired Assurance for improved connected-device experiences. In addition, the Juniper Mist Cloud streamlines deploying and managing your campus fabric, while Mist AI simplifies operations and improves visibility into the performance of connected devices.

Key Features


Port density

24 x 1/10GbE and 4 QSFP+ 40GbE plus expansion slots

Form factor

1 RU

MACsec

400 Gbps of near-line encryption

Switching capacity

720 Gbps

Fabric

Virtual Chassis, MC-LAG

Features + Benefits

Claim, configure, and troubleshoot switches with a few clicks. Wired Assurance delivers better experiences for connected devices through AI-powered automation and service-level expectations (SLEs) with Mist’s AI engine and microservices cloud.

The EX Switches provide rich streaming telemetry data to enable the insights for switch health metrics and anomaly detection. Streamline IT operations, reduce mean time to repair, and deliver optimized experiences across wired and wireless.

With Virtual Chassis technology, up to ten interconnected EX4600 switches operate as a single logical device, reducing operational expenses and simplifying management.

Juniper’s Virtual Chassis technology allows any combination of up to 10 EX4300 and/or EX4600 switches to be seamlessly interconnected and managed as a single device, delivering a scalable, pay-as-you-grow solution for expanding network environments.

MACsec Support

EX4600 switches support IEEE 802.1ae MACsec, providing support for link-layer data confidentiality, data integrity, and data origin authentication.

Secure Campus Fabric

Switches are connected as an IP fabric with EVPN-VXLAN overlay. The IP fabric can extend to connect multiple enterprise buildings, while VXLAN allows stretching Layer 2 (L2) across the network.

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EX Series Ethernet Switches

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EX4600

The EX4600 Ethernet Switch offers a compact, highly scalable, high-performance 10GbE solution for enterprise campus distribution deployments as well as low-density data center top-of-rack environments. 

Technical Features
Port density

24 x 1/10GbE and 4 QSFP+ 40GbE plus expansion slots

Form factor

1 RU

MACsec

400 Gbps of near-line encryption

Switching capacity

720 Gbps

Fabric

Virtual Chassis, MC-LAG

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QFX5120

The QFX5120 line offers 1/10/25/40/100GbE switches designed for data center, data center edge, data center interconnect and campus deployments with requirements for low-latency Layer 2/Layer 3 features and advanced EVPN-VXLAN capabilities.

Technical Features

Use Case: Data Center Fabric Leaf/Spine, Campus Distribution/Core,  applications requiring MACsec

Port Density:

  • QFX5120-48T: 48 x 1/10GbE RJ-45 and 6 x 40/100GbE QSFP+/QSFP28
  • QFX5120-48Y: 48 x 1/10/25GbE SFP/SFP+ and 8 x 40/100GbE QSFP+/QSFP28
  • QFX5120-48YM: 48 x 1/10/25GbE SFP/SFP+ and 8 x 40/100GbE QSFP+/QSFP28
  • QFX5120-32C: 32 x 40/100GbE QSFP+/QSFP28 and 2 x 10GbE SFP+

Throughput: Up to 2.16/4/6.4 Tbps (bidirectional)

MACsec: AES-256 encryption on all ports (QFX5120-48YM)

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EX4650

The EX4650 Ethernet Switch offers a compact, highly scalable, high-performance 10/25/100GbE solution for midsized to large enterprise campus distribution deployments.

Technical Features
Port density

48 x 10/25GbE and 8 x 40/100GbE 

Form factor

1 RU

Switching capacity

2 Tbps

Latency

As low as 550ns

Fabric

Virtual Chassis, MC-LAG, ESI-LAG, EVPN-VXLAN

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, Bill Menezes, Christian Canales, Tim Zimmerman, Mike Toussaint, 04 November 2020.

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