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Extreme Networks S-Series
Terabit-class, Convergence-ready, Modular Switch for Edge-to-Core and Data Deployments

Extreme Networks S-Series Stand Alone (SSA)

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The Extreme Networks S-Series family of flow-based switches brings high performance distributed switching to the network access layer, distribution layer, enterprise/campusExtreme Networks S-Series Appliances core, and data center. The S-Series family consists of the 8-slot S8, 6-slot S6, 4-slot S4, 3-slot S3, 1-slot S1A chassis and the fixed configuration S-Series Stand Alone (SSA). The S-Series delivers some of the highest switching port densities per rack unit available in the market and is future-proofed and scalable to provide overall system capacities of up to nine and a half Terabits. All chassis support 802.3af and 802.3at (high power) standards-based PoE via an integrated or field installable power system. There are a variety of I/O modules designed and optimized for deployment at the network access layer, distribution layer, network core and data center that provide a broad array of connectivity options for copper and fiber cabling infrastructures.

The S-Series provides a highly resilient distributed switching and routing architecture withmanagement and control functions embedded in each module, delivering unsurpassed reliability, scalability, and fault tolerance. Organizations can cost-effectively add connectivity as needed while scaling performance capacity with each new module. The highly available architecture makes forwarding decisions, and enforces security policies and roles while classifying/prioritizing traffic at wire speed. All I/O modules provide the highest Quality of Service (QoS) features for critical datacenter and campus applications such as voice and HD video even during periods of high network traffic load while also proactively preventing Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and malware propagation.

The S-Series implements our custom packet processor technology, CoreFlow2, which provides an industry-leading, flow-based switching architecture to intelligently manage individual user and application conversations-far beyond the capabilities of switches that are limited to using VLANs, ACLs, and ports to implement role-based access controls. Users are identified and roles are applied to ensure each individual user can access their business-critical applications no matter where they connect to the network.

S-Series policy rules combined with deep packet inspection can intelligently identify and automatically respond to security threats while improving reliability and quality of the user experience.

A significant differentiator for the S-Series is the ability to collect NetFlow data at wire-speed on every port, providing total visibility into network resource consumption for users and applications. The S-Series is the only enterprise switch to support multi-user, multi-method authentication on every port - absolutely essential when you have devices such as IP phones, computers, printers, copiers, security cameras, badge readers, and virtual machines connected to the network. When quality of service, device and application prioritization and security matters, there is no better choice than the Extreme Networks S-Series.

Forwarding Paradigm

The Extreme Networks S-Series chassis utilize both fabric-based point-to-point and fabric-less meshed forwarding architectures. The S1A, S4, S6, and S8 chassis use a fabric-based forwarding architecture that provides multiple high bandwidth data paths between I/O modules, while the S3 chassis provides a high performance, fabric-less meshed forwarding architecture ideally suited for highly available network edge wiring closet deployments. All chassis are optimized for redundant high performance switching and routing as well as providing flexible connectivity and the ability to add features and scale performance as required and as new technologies become available.

I/O fabric modules provide scalable, high performance data paths as well as a full complement of front panel interfaces with flexible modular interface options. A single I/O fabric may be used in either an S1A, S4, S6, or an S8 chassis, however, the use of two I/O fabrics creates a load sharing fabric pair that provides up to 2560 Gbps switching capacity and adds high-availability features. The S8 and S6 chassis augments the load sharing fabric pair by allowing the addition of a third I/O fabric module, increasing the system reliability and performance in the unlikely event of an I/O fabric failure. An S8 or S6 system with two I/O fabrics installed will gracefully reduce the fabric switching capacity by 50 percent, in the event of an I/O fabric failure, however, when a third I/O fabric is installed, the system will maintain a full 2560 Gbps of switching performance. The load sharing fabric architecture ensures the highest availability and performance for the most demanding and mission-critical networks.

Extreme Networks S-Series Highlights

  • Terabit-class performance with granular traffic visibility and control
  • Automated network provisioning for virtualized, cloud, and converged voice/video/data environments
  • High availability redundancy features including self-healing, maximizes business continuity for critical applications
  • Versatile high density solution with highly flexible connectivity and power options reduces cost of ownership
  • Built-in hardware support for 40Gb and 100 Gbps Ethernet, emerging protocols (IPv6) and large scale deployment protocols (MPLS)
  • Greater than 9.5 Tbps backplane capacity with 2.56 Tbps switching capacity and 1920 Mpps throughput


Distributed, Flow-Based Architecture

In order to ensure granular visibility and manage traffic without sacrificing performance, the Extreme Networks S-Series implements our CoreFlow2 distributed, flow-based architecture. This architecture ensures that when a specific communications flow is being established between two end points, the first packets in that communication are processed through the multilayer classification engines in the switch I/O modules and I/O fabric modules. In this process, the role is identified, the applicable policies are determined, the packets are inspected, and the action is determined. After the flow is identified, all subsequent packets associated with that flow are automatically handled in the CoreFlow2 ASICs without any further processing. In this way the Extreme Networks S-Series is able to apply a very granular level of control to each flow at full line rate.

System Summary

Extreme Networks S-Series I/O modules are high performance, fully-featured switch routers that deliver a fully distributed switching system as well as management and route processing capabilities, where each module is individually driven and managed by on-board processors. Extreme Networks CoreFlow2 ASICs, together with firmware microprocessors, create a traffic control solution that delivers high performance and flexibility. This distributed ASIC-based architecture increases processing power as modules are added for a higher level of scalability and flexibility.

I/O fabrics and I/O modules are available with a wide array of interface types and port densities (10/100/1000BASE-TX, 1000BASE SFP, 10GBASE SFP+, 10GBASE-T and 40GBASE QSFP+) to address varied network requirements. All triple speed copper I/O modules are PoE-enabled. A number of I/O modules also include either one or two option-module slots; an option-module slot provides additional media and port speed connectivity via triple speed copper, Gigabit SFP, 10 Gigabit SFP+ or a combination of gigabit and SFP+ Ethernet ports. This further simplifies network design and reduces the cost of network deployments. All S-Series I/O Fabrics and I/O Modules include deep packet buffers per port to avoid dropped packets in the event of network congestion.

All S-Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports are dual speed and will also accept standard Gigabit SFP transceivers. This capability enables a smooth migration path from Gigabit Ethernet for connecting devices to 10 Gigabit Ethernet in the future. Customers can use Gigabit Ethernet optical uplinks today and migrate to 10 Gigabit at their own pace. In addition, all Gigabit SFP ports will accept Fast Ethernet 100BASE-FX/TX SFPs to enable connection of legacy devices.

S180 Class I/O and I/O Fabric Modules

The S180 class is designed to support the most demanding areas of the network where sustained high volumes of traffic are most common. Both 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet modules incorporate advanced traffic management mechanisms and large packet buffers to ensure optimal network performance, predictability and reliability. The S180 Class is optimized for 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet aggregation and the rigorous requirements of enterprise network core and data center. These modules support the full range of Extreme Networks OneFabric, CoreFlow2 features and advanced switching and routing without the need for additional licensing. The S180 class includes support for Virtual Switch Bonding via dedicated VSB SFP+ ports, which simplifies network virtualization functionality for the S-Series product lines. Dedicated VSB ports and support for Data Center Bridging protocols enable scalable virtual services in a data center environment.

S140 Class I/O Modules

The S140 class delivers a high performance, mid-tier switching solution that provides increased density and a lower-cost alternative in 10G aggregation scenarios. These modules offer the option for a high density, fabric-less aggregation solution by deploying gigabit and 10 Gigabit aggregation in the S3 chassis. The S140 class also provides high performance SFP and triple-speed with media flexibility and support for IEEE 802.3af PoE and IEEE 802.3at high power PoE standards. The S140 modules provide the gigabit aggregation connectivity for the S180 class chassis configurations. Dedicated VSB ports via Option Module and support for Data Center Bridging protocols enable scalable virtual services in a data center environment.

S130 Class I/O Modules

S130 class I/O modules are optimized for use in wiring closets for user connectivity, in the distribution layer to aggregate edge switches and in small and medium network cores. These modules provide high density with media flexibility and support for IEEE 802.3af PoE and IEEE 802.3at highpower PoE standards. S130 class I/O modules deliver scalable triple speed performance and flexibility to ensure compatibility with today's high performance workstations, as well as legacy devices, while providing the highest levels of QoS, security, and bandwidth control via flow-based switching.

S130 class I/O modules include a unique feature that enables full line rate forwarding for bandwidth hungry workstations or when downstream switches are connected. Flex-Edge technology provides line rate forwarding through the switch even when the systems uplinks are in an oversubscribed state. This ensures that critical and time sensitive data passes through the switch to its destination at line rate, unlike inefficient methods used by other solutions on the market.

S130 class I/O modules support up to 512 users with up to eight authenticated users per port in contrast to S140/S180 class modules which support up to 1,024 users/devices per module with no restriction to the number of users per port. In cases where an S130 class I/O module needs to support more than 8 authenticated users per port, a software upgrade license may be purchased and applied to the module that enables this capability. The S-EOS-PPC license is required for each S130 class I/O module that requires 8 users per port restriction removed. Only one S-EOS-PPC license is required for the S130 class SSA switch.

High Availability HW Features

The S-Series includes many standard high availability features. These hardware-based features allow the S-Series to be deployed in mission critical environments that require 24/7 availability

High Availability Summary:

  • Passive chassis backplanes S1A, S3, S4, S6, S8 chassis
  • Meshed backplane architecture in the S3 chassis
  • Hot swappable fan trays with multiple cooling fans
  • Separate system and PoE power supplies
  • Hot swappable power supplies
  • Multiple AC input connections for power circuit redundancy
  • Load sharing/redundant I/O fabrics S4, S6, and S8 chassis
  • N+1 fabric redundancy in the S8 and S6 chassis
  • Hot swappable I/O fabrics and I/O modules
  • Multiple host CPU for N+X redundancy
  • Virtual Switch Bonding

Feature-Rich Functionality

Examples of additional functionality and features that are supported in the Extreme Networks S-Series.

Features Summary:

  • Multi-user, Multi-method Authentication and Policy per port
  • Line Rate, non-sampled Netflow (v5/v9)
  • Server Load Balancing (LSNAT)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Generic Route Encapsulation (GRE)
  • Flow Setup Throttling (FST)
  • Flex-Edge Technology
  • High Availability Firmware Upgrades (HAU)
  • Anti-Spoofing Protection and User tracking
  • Virtual Private Port Service (GRE with Layer 2)
  • Fabric Routing with IP Host Mobility
  • Application Policy Controls (Bonjour, uPNP)
  • Remote Port and Flow Mirrors
  • Policy driven mirrors
  • Layer 2 MAC Access Control Lists
  • RADIUS Server Load Balancing
  • DHCP Server (IPv4/IPv6)

Standards and Protocols:

Switching/VLAN Services
  • Generic VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP)
  • 802.1ab LLDP-MED
  • 802.1ad Provider Bridges
  • 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
  • 802.1ak Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol (MVRP)
  • 802.1aq (SPB) Shortest Path Bridging (Ready)
  • 802.1ax-2008 / 802.3ad Link Aggregation
    • up to 64 groups with up to 8 ports in a group
  • 802.1d MAC Bridges
  • 802.1q VLANs
  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
  • 802.1t Path Cost Amendment to 802.1D
  • 802.1w Rapid re-convergence of Spanning Tree
  • 802.3 2008 Clause 57 (Ethernet OAM - Link Layer OAM)
  • 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet (copper)
  • 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet (fiber)
  • 802.3an 10GBASE-T (copper)
  • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • 802.3u Fast Ethernet
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (fiber)
  • IP Multicast (IGMPv1,v2,v 3)
  • IGMP v1/v2/v3 Snooping and Querier
  • Jumbo Packet with MTU Discovery Support for Gigabit (9216 bytes)
  • Link Flap Detection
  • Dynamic Egress (Automated VLAN Port Configuration)
  • Data Center Bridging
    • 802.1Qaz
  • ETS (Enhanced Transmission Selection)
  • DCBx (Data Center Bridge Exchange Protocol)
  • 802.1Qbb PFC (Priority Flow Control)
  • 802.1Qau Congestion Notification
  • MLD IPv6 Snooping and Querier
  • Virtual Switch Bonding (VSB)
  • Anti-Spoofing Suite
  • DHCP Snooping
  • Dynamic Arp Inspection (DAI)
  • IP Source Guard
IP Routing Features
  • Static Routes
  • Standard ACLs
  • OSPF with Multipath Support
  • OSPF Passive Interfaces
  • IPv6 Routing Protocol
  • Extended ACLs
  • Policy-based Routing
  • NAT Network Address Translation
  • TWCB Transparent Web Cache Redirect
  • VRF Virtual Routing and Forwarding (IPv6 and IPv4)
  • Border Gateway Routing Protocol - BGPv4
  • PIM Source Specific Multicast - PIM SSM
  • RFC 147 Definition of a socket
  • RFC 768 UDP
  • RFC 781 Specification of (IP) timestamp option
  • RFC 783 TFTP
  • RFC 791 Internet Protocol
  • RFC 792 ICMP
  • RFC 793 TCP
  • RFC 826 ARP
  • RFC 854 Telnet
  • RFC 894 Transmission of IP over Ethernet Networks
  • RFC 919 Broadcasting Internet Datagrams
  • RFC 922 Broadcasting IP datagrams over subnets
  • RFC 925 Multi-LAN Address Resolution
  • RFC 950 Internet Standard Subnetting Procedure
  • RFC 951 BOOTP
  • RFC 959 File Transfer Protocol
  • RFC 1027 Proxy ARP
  • RFC 1034 Domain Names - Concepts and Facilities
  • RFC 1035 Domain Names - Implementation and Specification
  • RFC 1071 Computing the Internet checksum
  • RFC 1112 Host extensions for IP multicasting
  • RFC 1122 Requirements for IP Hosts - Comm Layers
  • RFC 1123 Requirements for IP Hosts - Application and Support
  • RFC 1157 Simple Network Management Protocol
  • RFC 1191 Path MTU discovery
  • RFC 1195 Use of OSI IS-IS for Routing in TCP/IP
  • RFC 1245 OSPF Protocol Analysis
  • RFC 1246 Experience with the OSPF Protocol
  • RFC 1265 BGP Protocol Analysis
  • RFC 1266 Experience with the BGP Protocol
  • RFC 1323 TCP Extensions for High Performance
  • RFC 1349 Type of Service in the Internet Protocol Suite
  • RFC 1350 TFTP
  • RFC 1387 RIPv2 Protocol Analysis
  • RFC 1388 RIPv2 Carrying Additional Information
  • RFC 1492 TACAS+
  • RFC 1517 Implementation of CIDR
  • RFC 1518 CIDR Architecture
  • RFC 1519 Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • RFC 1542 BootP: Clarifications and Extensions
  • RFC 1624 IP Checksum via Incremental Update
  • RFC 1657 Managed Objects for BGP-4 using SMIv2
  • RFC 1721 RIPv2 Protocol Analysis
  • RFC 1722 RIPv2 Protocol Applicability Statement
  • RFC 1723 RIPv2 with Equal Cost Multipath Load Balancing
  • RFC 1771 A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)
  • RFC 1772 Application of BGP in the Internet
  • RFC 1773 Experience with the BGP-4 protocol
  • RFC 1774 BGP-4 Protocol Analysis
  • RFC 1812 General Routing/RIP Requirements
  • RFC 1853 IP in IP Tunneling
  • RFC 1886 DNS Extensions to support IP version 6
  • RFC 1924 A Compact Representation of IPv6 Addresses
  • RFC 1930 Guidelines for creation, selection, and registration of an Autonomous System (AS)
  • RFC 1966 BGP Route Reflection
  • RFC 1981 Path MTU Discovery for IPv6
  • RFC 1997 BGP Communities Attribute
  • RFC 1998 BGP Community Attribute in Multi-home Routing
  • RFC 2001 TCP Slow Start
  • RFC 2003 IP Encapsulation within IP
  • RFC 2018 TCP Selective Acknowledgment Options
  • RFC 2030 SNTP
  • RFC 2080 RIPng (IPv6 extensions)
  • RFC 2082 RIP-II MD5 Authentication
  • RFC 2104 HMAC
  • RFC 2113 IP Router Alert Option
  • RFC 2117 PIM -SM Protocol Specification
  • RFC 2131 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • RFC 2132 DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions
  • RFC 2138 RADIUS Authentication
  • RFC 2236 Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 2
  • RFC 2260 Support for Multi-homed Multi-prov
  • RFC 2270 Dedicated AS for Sites Homed to one Provider
  • RFC 2276 Architectural Principles of Uniform Resource Name Resolution RFC 2328 OSPFv2
  • RFC 2329 OSPF Standardization Report
  • RFC 2338 VRRP
  • RFC 2362 PIM-SM Protocol Specification
  • RFC 2370 The OSPF Opaque LSA Option
  • RFC 2373 Address notation compression
  • RFC 2374 IPv6 Aggregatable Global Unicast Address Format
  • RFC 2375 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
  • RFC 2385 BGP TCP MD5 Signature Option
  • RFC 2391 Load Sharing Using Network Address Translation(LSNAT)
  • RFC 2401 Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol
  • RFC 2404 The Use of HMAC-SHA-1-96 within ESP and AH
  • RFC 2406 IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
  • RFC 2407 Internet IP Security Domain of Interpretation for ISAKMP
  • RFC 2408 Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP)
  • RFC 2409 The Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
  • RFC 2428 FTP Extensions for IPv6 and NATs
  • RFC 2450 Proposed TLA and NLA Assignment Rule
  • RFC 2453 RIPv2
  • RFC 2460 IPv6 Specification
  • RFC 2461 Neighbor Discovery for IPv6
  • RFC 2462 IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-configuration
  • RFC 2463 ICMPv6
  • RFC 2464 Transmission of IPv6 over Ethernet
  • RFC 2473 Generic Packet Tunneling in IPv6 Specification
  • RFC 2474 Definition of DS Field in the IPv4/v6 Headers
  • RFC 2475 An Architecture for Differentiated Service
  • RFC 2519 A Framework for Inter-Domain Route Aggregation
  • RFC 2545 BGP Multiprotocol Extensions for IPv6
  • RFC 2547 BGP/MPLS VPNs
  • RFC 2553 Basic Socket Interface Extensions for IPv6
  • RFC 2577 FTP Security Considerations
  • RFC 2581 TCP Congestion Control
  • RFC 2597 Assured Forwarding PHB Group
  • RFC 2663 NAT & PAT (NAPT)
  • RFC 2685 Virtual Private Networks Identifier
  • RFC 2697 A Single Rate Three Color Marker
  • RFC 2710 IPv6 Router Alert Option
  • RFC 2711 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6
  • RFC 2715 Interoperability Rules for Multicast Routing Protocols
  • RFC 2740 OSPF for IPv6
  • RFC 2763 Dynamic Hostname Exchange Mechanism for IS-IS
  • RFC 2784 Generic Routing Encapsulation Ready
  • RFC 2796 BGP Route Reflection
  • RFC 2827 Network Ingress Filtering
  • RFC 2858 Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4
  • RFC 2865 RADIUS Authentication
  • RFC 2865 RADIUS Accounting
  • RFC 2890 Key and Sequence Number Extensions to GRE
  • RFC 2893 Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers
  • RFC 2894 Router Renumbering
  • RFC 2918 Route Refresh Capability for BGP
  • RFC 2966 Prefix Distribution with Two-Level IS-IS
  • RFC 2973 IS-IS Mesh Groups
  • RFC 2991 Multipath Issues in Ucast & Mcast Next-Hop
  • RFC 3022 Traditional NAT
  • RFC 3056 Connection of IPv6 Domains via IPv4 Clouds
  • RFC 3065 Autonomous System Confederations for BGP
  • RFC 3069 VLAN Aggregation for Efficient IP Address Allocation
  • RFC 3101 The OSPF Not-So-Stubby Area (NSSA) Option
  • RFC 3107 Carrying Label Information in BGP-4
  • RFC 3137 OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
  • RFC 3162 RADIUS and IPv6
  • RFC 3315 DHCPv6
  • RFC 3345 BGP Persistent Route Oscillation
  • RFC 3359 TLV Code points in IS-IS
  • RFC 3373 Three-Way Handshake for IS-IS
  • RFC 3376 IGMPv3
  • RFC 3392 Capabilities Advertisement with BGP-4
  • RFC 3411 SNMP Architecture for Management Frameworks
  • RFC 3412 Message Processing and Dispatching for SNMP
  • RFC 3413 SNMP Applications
  • RFC 3446 Anycast RP mechanism using PIM and MSDP
  • RFC 3484 Default Address Selection for IPv6
  • RFC 3493 Basic Socket Interface Extensions for IPv6
  • RFC 3509 Alternative Implementations of OSPF ABRs
  • RFC 3513 IPv6 Addressing Architecture
  • RFC 3542 Advanced Sockets API for IPv6
  • RFC 3562 Key Mgt Considerations for TCP MD5 Signature Opt
  • RFC 3567 IS-IS Cryptographic Authentication
  • RFC 3587 IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format
  • RFC 3590 MLD Multicast Listener Discovery
  • RFC 3595 Textual Conventions for IPv6 Flow Label
  • RFC 3596 DNS Extensions to Support IP Version 6
  • RFC 3618 Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
  • RFC 3623 Graceful OSPF Restart
  • RFC 3678 Socket Interface Ext for Mcast Source Filters
  • RFC 3704 Network Ingress Filtering
  • RFC 3719 Recommendations for Interop Networks using IS-IS
  • RFC 3766 Determining Strengths For Public Keys Used For Exchanging Symmetric Keys
  • RFC 3768 VRRP
  • RFC 3769 Requirements for IPv6 Prefix Delegation
  • RFC 3787 Recommendations for Interop IS-IS IP Networks
  • RFC 3810 MLDv2 for IPv6
  • RFC 3826 The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Cipher Algorithm
  • RFC 3847 Restart signaling for IS-IS
  • RFC 3879 Deprecating Site Local Addresses
  • RFC 3956 Embedding the RP Address in IPv6 MCAST Address
  • RFC 4007 IPv6 Scoped Address Architecture
  • RFC 4023 Encapsulating MPLS in IP
  • RFC 4026 Provider Provisioned VPN Terminology
  • RFC 4109 Algorithms for IKEv1
  • RFC 4167 Graceful OSPF Restart Implementation Report
  • RFC 4191 Default Router Preferences and More-Specific Routes
  • RFC 4193 Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
  • RFC 4213 Basic Transition Mechanisms for IPv6
  • RFC 4222 Prioritized Treatment of OSPFv2 Packets
  • RFC 4250 - The Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Assigned Numbers
  • RFC 4251 - The Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Architecture
  • RFC 4252 - The Secure Shell (SSH) Authentication Protocol
  • RFC 4253 - The Secure Shell (SSH) Transport Layer Protocol (no support diffie-hellman-group14-sha1)
  • RFC 4254 - The Secure Shell (SSH) Connection Protocol
  • RFC 4256 - Generic Message Exchange Authentication for the Secure Shell Protocol (SSH)
  • RFC 4264 BGP Wedgies
  • RFC 4265 Definition of Textual Conventions for (VPN) Management
  • RFC 4271 A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)
  • RFC 4272 BGP Security Vulnerabilities Analysis
  • RFC 4273 Managed Objects for BGP-4 using SMIv2
  • RFC 4274 BGP-4 Protocol Analysis
  • RFC 4275 BGP-4 MIB Implementation Survey
  • RFC 4276 BGP-4 Implementation Report
  • RFC 4277 Experience with the BGP-4 protocol
  • RFC 4291 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture
  • RFC 4294 IPv6 Node Requirements
  • RFC 4301 Security Architecture for IP
  • RFC 4302 IP Authentication Header
  • RFC 4303 IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
  • RFC 4305 Crypto Algorithm Requirements for ESP and AH
  • RFC 4306 Internet Key Exchange (IKEv2) Protocol
  • RFC 4307 Cryptographic Algorithms for Use in IKEv2
  • RFC 4308 Cryptographic Suites for IPSec
  • RFC 4360 BGP Extended Communities Attribute
  • RFC 4365 Applicability Statement for BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • RFC 4384 BGP Communities for Data Collection
  • RFC 4419 - Diffie-Hellman Group Exchange for the Secure Shell (SSH) Transport Layer Protocol (no support diffiehellman-group-exchange-sha256)
  • RFC 4443 ICMPv6 for IPv6
  • RFC 4451 BGP MULTI_EXIT_DISC (MED) Considerations
  • RFC 4456 BGP Route Reflection
  • RFC 4486 Subcodes for BGP Cease Notification Message
  • RFC 4541 IGMP Snooping
  • RFC 4541 MLD Snooping
  • RFC 4552 Authentication/Confidentiality for OSPFv3
  • RFC 4577 OSPF as PE/CE Protocol for BGP L3 VPNs
  • RFC 4601 PIM-SM
  • RFC 4602 PIM-SM IETF Proposed Std Req Analysis
  • RFC 4604 IGMPv3 & MLDv2 & Source-Specific Multicast
  • RFC 4607 Source-Specific Multicast for IP
  • RFC 4608 PIM--SSM in 232/8
  • RFC 4610 Anycast-RP Using PIM
  • RFC 4611 Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) Deployment Scenarios
  • RFC 4632 Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • RFC 4659 BGP-MPLS (VPN) Extension for IPv6 VPN
  • RFC 4716 - The Secure Shell (SSH) Public Key File Format
  • RFC 4724 Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
  • RFC 4760 Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4
  • RFC 4835 CryptoAlgorithm Requirements for ESP and AH
  • RFC 4861 Neighbor Discovery for IPv6
  • RFC 4862 IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration
  • RFC 4878 OAM Functions on Ethernet-Like Interfaces
  • RFC 4884 Extended ICMP Multi-Part Messages
  • RFC 4893 BGP Support for Four-octet AS Number Space
  • RFC 4940 IANA Considerations for OSPF
  • RFC 5059 Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for (PIM)
  • RFC 5095 Deprecation of Type 0 Routing Headers in IPv6
  • RFC 5186 IGMPv3/MLDv2/MCAST Routing Protocol Interaction
  • RFC 5187 OSPFv3 Graceful Restart
  • RFC 5250 The OSPF Opaque LSA Option
  • RFC 5291 Outbound Route Filtering Capability for BGP-4
  • RFC 5292 Address-Prefix-Outbound Route Filter for BGP-4
  • RFC 5294 Host Threats to PIM
  • RFC 5301 Dynamic Hostname Exchange Mechanism for IS-IS
  • RFC 5302 Domain-wide Prefix Distribution with IS-IS
  • RFC 5303 3Way Handshake for IS-IS P2P Adjacencies
  • RFC 5304 IS-IS Cryptographic Authentication
  • RFC 5306 Restart Signaling for IS-IS
  • RFC 5308 Routing IPv6 with IS-IS
  • RFC 5309 P2P operation over LAN in link-state routing
  • RFC 5310 IS-IS Generic Cryptographic Authentication
  • RFC 5340 OSPF for IPv6
  • RFC 5396 Textual Representation AS Numbers
  • RFC 5398 AS Number Reservation for Documentation Use
  • RFC 5492 Capabilities Advertisement with BGP-4
  • RFC 5668 4-Octet AS Specific BGP Extended Community
  • RFC 5798 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) Version 3
  • RFC 6104 Rogue IPv6 RA Problem Statement
  • RFC 6105 IPv6 Router Advertisement Guard
  • RFC 6106 IPv6 RA Options for DNS Configuration
  • RFC 6164 Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on Inter-Router Links
  • RFC 6296 IPv6-to-IPv6 Network Prefix Translation
  • RFC 6549 OSPFv2 Multi-Instance Extensions
  • RFC 4577 OSPF as PE/CE Protocol for BGP L3 VPNs
  • RFC 6565 OSPFv3 as PE/CE Protocol for BGP L3 VPNs

Network Security and Policy Management

  • 802.1X Port-based Authentication
  • Web-based Authentication
  • MAC-based Authentication
  • Convergence Endpoint Discovery with Dynamic Policy Mapping (Siemens HFA, Cisco VoIP, H.323, and SIP)
  • Multiple Authentication Types per Port Simultaneously
  • Multiple Authenticated users per Port with unique policies per user/End System (VLAN association independent)
  • RFC 3580 IEEE 802.1 RADIUS Usage Guidelines, with VLAN to Policy Mapping
  • Worm Prevention (Flow Set-Up Throttling)
  • Broadcast Suppression
  • ARP Storm Prevention
  • MAC-to-Port Locking
  • Span Guard (Spanning Tree Protection)
  • Stateful Intrusion Detection System Load Balancing
  • Stateful Intrusion Prevention System and Firewall Load Balancing
  • Behavioral Anomaly Detection/Flow Collector (non-sampled Netflow)
  • Static Multicast Group Provisioning
  • Multicast Group, Sender and Receiver Policy Control
  • Extreme Networks Private VLANs

Class Of Service

  • Strict Priority Queuing
  • Weighted Fair Queuing with Shaping
  • Hybrid Arbitration
  • 16/12 Transmit Queues per Port
  • Up to 3,072 rate limiters for S130 Class products
  • Up to 12,288 rate limiters for S180 Class products
  • Packet Count or Bandwidth based Rate Limiters.(BandwidthThresholds between 8 Kbps and 4 Gbps)
  • IP ToS/DSCP Marking/Remarking
  • 802.1D Priority-to-Transmit Queue Mapping

Extreme Networks Management Suite (NMS)

  • NetSight Base
  • NetSight
  • NetSight Advanced
  • Data Center Manager

Network Management

  • SNMP v1/v2c/v3
  • Web-based Management Interface
  • Industry Common Command Line Interface
  • Multiple Software Image Support with Revision Roll Back
  • Multi-configuration File Support
  • Editable Text-based Configuration File
  • COM Port Boot Prom and Image Download via ZMODEM
  • Telnet Server and Client
  • Secure Shell (SSHv2) Server and Client
  • Cabletron Discovery Protocol
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol v1/v2
  • Syslog
  • FTP Client
  • Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)
  • Netflow version 5 and version 9
  • RFC 2865 RADIUS
  • RFC 2866 RADIUS Accounting
  • TACACS+ for Management Access Control
  • Management VLAN
  • 15 Many to-One-port, One-to-Many Ports, VLAN Mirror Sessions
  • Remote Port Mirrors

Standard MIB Support

  • RFC 1156 MIB
  • RFC 1213 MIB-II
  • RFC 1493 Bridge MIB
  • RFC 1659 RS-232 MIB
  • RFC 1724 RIPv2 MIB
  • RFC 1850 OSPF MIB
  • RFC 2012 TCP MIB
  • RFC 2013 UDP MIB
  • RFC 2096 IP Forwarding Table MIB
  • RFC 2233 The Interfaces Group MIB using SMIv2
  • RFC 2576 SNMP-Community MIB
  • RFC 2578 SNMPv2 SMI
  • RFC 2579 SNMPv2-TC
  • RFC 2613 SMON MIB
  • RFC 2618 RADIUS Client MIB
  • RFC 2620 RADIUS Accounting MIB
  • RFC 2674 802.1p/q MIB
  • RFC 2787 VRRP MIB
  • RFC 2819 RMON MIB (Groups 1-9)
  • RFC 2863 IF MIB
  • RFC 2864 IF Inverted Stack MIB
  • RFC 2922 Physical Topology MIB
  • RFC 2934 PIM MIB for IPv4
  • RFC 3273 HC RMON MIB
  • RFC 3291 INET Address MIB
  • RFC 3411 SNMP Framework MIB
  • RFC 3413 SNMPv3 Applications
  • RFC 3413 SNMP Notifications MIB
  • RFC 3413 SNMP Proxy MIB
  • RFC 3413 SNMP Target MIB
  • RFC 3414 SNMP User-Based SM MIB
  • RFC 3415 SNMP View Based ACM MIB
  • RFC 3417 SNMPv2-TM
  • RFC 3418 SNMPv2 MIB
  • RFC 3433 Entity Sensor MIB
  • RFC 3621 Power Ethernet MIB
  • RFC 3635 EtherLike MIB
  • RFC 4022 MIB for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
  • RFC 4087 IP Tunnel MIB
  • RFC 4113 MIB for the User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • RFC 4188 Bridge MIB
  • RFC 4268 Entity State MIB
  • RFC 4268 Entity State TC MIB
  • RFC 4292 IP Forwarding MIB
  • RFC 4293 MIB for Internet Protocol (IP)
  • RFC 4382 MPLS/BGP Layer 3 Virtual Private Network (VPN) MIB
  • RFC 4444 MIB for IS-IS
  • RFC 4624 MSDP MIB
  • RFC 4750 OSPFv2 MIB
  • RFC 4836 MAU-MIB
  • RFC 4878 DOT3-OAM-MIB
  • RFC 5060 PIM MIB
  • RFC 5240 PIM Bootstrap Router MIB
  • RFC 5643 OSPFv3 MIB
  • IANA Address Family Numbers MIB
  • IEEE802.1 CFM MIB
  • IEEE802.1 CFM V2 MIB
  • IEEE802.1 MSTP MIB
  • IEEE802.3 DOT3 LLDP EXT V2 MIB Partial
  • IEEE802.1PAE MIB
  • IEEE802.3 LAG MIB
  • LLDP EXT DOT3 V2 MIB (IEEE 802.3-2009) ETS Admin table read only
  • Draft-ietf-idr-bgp4-mibv2 (Partial Support)
  • Draft-ietf-idr-bgp-identifier
  • Draft-ietf-idr-as-pathlimit
  • Draft-ietf-idr-mrai-dep (Partial Support)
  • Draft-ietf-isis-experimental-tlv (Partial Support)
  • Draft-ietf-isis-ipv6-te (Partial Support)
  • Draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-mib
  • Draft-ietf-ospf-te-node-addr
  • Draft-ietf-idmr-dvmrp-v3-11
  • Draft-ietf-vrrp-unified-spec-03.txt

Private MIB Support

  • CT Broadcast MIB
  • CTRON Alias MIB
  • CTRON Bridge MIB
  • CTRON Chassis MIB
  • CTRON Environmental MIB
  • CTRON MIB Names
  • Cisco TC MIB
  • Cisco CDP MIB
  • Extreme Networks Flow Limiting MIB
  • Extreme Networks 802.1X Extensions MIB
  • Extreme Networks AAA Policy MIB
  • Extreme Networks Anti-Spoof MIB
  • Extreme Networks Auto Tracking MIB
  • Extreme Networks Class of Service MIB
  • Extreme Networks Configuration Change MIB
  • Extreme Networks Configuration Management MIB
  • Extreme Networks Convergence Endpoint MIB
  • Extreme Networks Diagnostic Message MIB
  • Extreme Networks DNS Resolver MIB
  • Extreme Networks DVMRP EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks Entity Sensor MIB Ext MIB
  • Extreme Networks IEEE8023 LAG MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks IETF Bridge MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks ETF P Bridge MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks ETH OAM EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks IF MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks IEEE802.1 Bridge MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks IEEE802.1 Q-Bridge MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks IEEE802.1 Spanning Tree MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks Jumbo Ethernet Frame MIB
  • Extreme Networks License Key MIB
  • Extreme Networks License Key OIDS MIB
  • Extreme Networks Link Flap MIB
  • Extreme Networks LSNAT-MIB
  • Extreme Networks MAC Authentication MIB
  • Extreme Networks MAC Locking MIB
  • Extreme Networks MAU MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks MGMT Auth Notification MIB
  • Extreme Networks MGMT MIB
  • Extreme Networks MIB Names Definitions
  • Extreme Networks Mirror Config
  • Extreme Networks MSTP MIB
  • Extreme Networks MULTI Auth MIB
  • Extreme Networks MULTI Topology Routing MIB
  • Extreme Networks MULTI User 8021X MIB
  • Extreme Networks NAT MIB
  • Extreme Networks NETFLOW MIB (v5 & v9)
  • Extreme Networks OIDS MIB Definitions
  • Extreme Networks OSPFEXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks PIM EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks PFC MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks Policy Profile MIB
  • Extreme Networks Power Ethernet EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks PTOPO MIB EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks PWA MIB
  • Extreme Networks RADIUS ACCT Client EXTMIB
  • Extreme Networks RADIUS AUTH Client MIB
  • Extreme Networks Resource Utilization MIB
  • Extreme Networks RIPv2 EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks RMON EXT MIB
  • Extreme Networks SNTP Client MIB
  • Extreme Networks Spanning Tee Diagnostics MIB
  • Extreme Networks SYSLOG Client MIB
  • Extreme Networks TACACS Client MIB
  • Extreme Networks TWCB MIB
  • Extreme Networks UPN-TC-MIB
  • Extreme Networks VLAN Authorization MIB
  • Extreme Networks VLAN Interface MIB
  • Extreme Networks VRRP EXT MIB Definitions
  • U Bridge MIB
  • USM Target Tag MIB

Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Performance and Port Density
  SSA130 SSA150 SSA180 S1 S3 S4 S6 S6
Chassis Slots - - - 1 3 4 6 8
System Switching Capacity 40Gbs 120Gbs 120Gbps 320Gbps 360Gbps 1.28Tbps 1.92Tbps 2.56Tbps
System Switching Throughput 30Mpps 90Mpps 90Mpps 240Mpps 360Mpps 960Mpps 1440Mpps 1920Mpps
Total Backplane Capacity - - - 320Gbps 525Gbps 3Tbps 7Tbps 9.5Tbps
Maximum 10/100/1000 Base-TX Class 3 PoE or 1000Base-X SFP (MGBIC) ports per system 48 48 48 (No PoE) 72 216 288 432 576
Maximum 10GBase-X SFP+ ports per system 4 4 4 24 96 112 168 232
Maximum 40GBase-X QSFP+ ports per system - - - 6 - 24 36 48
SSA Performance and Port Density
  SSA130 SSA150 SSA150 SSA180 SSA180
Part Number SSA-T4068-0252 SSA-T1068-0652A SSA-G1018-0652 SSA-T8028-0652 SSA-G8018-0652
Port Type RJ45 RJ45 SFP RJ45 SFP
Port Quantity 48 48 48 48 48
Port Speed 10/100/1000Gbps 10/100/1000Gbps 1000Gbps 10/100/1000Gbps 1000Gbps
Uplink Type SFP+ SFP+ SFP+ SFP+ SFP+
Uplink Port Quantity 4 4 4 4 4
Uplink Speed 10Gb 10Gb 10Gb 10Gb 10Gb
PoE Support 802.3af, 802.3at 802.3af, 802.3at - - -
Switching Capacity 40Gbs 120Gbs 120Gbs 120Gbs 120Gbs
Switching Throughput 30Mpps 90Mpps 90Mpps 90Mpps 90Mpps
Airflow Side to Side Side to Side Side to Side Front to Back Front to Back
I/O Module Specification: S130 Class Modules
Part Number ST4106-0248 SG4101-0248
Used in S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis
Port Type RJ45 SFP
Port Quantity 48 48
Port Speed 10/100/1000Gbps 1000Gbps
PoE Support 802.3af, 802.3at -
Option Module Slots 1, (Type1) 1, (Type1)
Module I/O Throughput 30Mpps 30Mpps
I/O Switching Capacity 40Gbps 40Gbps
I/O Module Specification: S140 Class Modules
Part Number ST2206-0848 SG2201-0848 SK2008-0832 SK2009-0824
Used in S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis
Port Type RJ45 SFP SFP+ 10GBase-T
Port Quantity 48 48 32 24
Port Speed 10/100/1000Gbps 1000Gbps 10Gbps 10Gbps
PoE Support 802.3af, 802.3at - - -
Option Module Slots 2, (Type 2) 2, (Type 2) - -
Module I/O Throughput 120Mpps 120Mpps 120Mpps 120Mpps
I/O Switching Capacity 160Gbps 160Gbps 160Gbps 160Gbps
I/O Module Specification: S180 Class Modules
Part Number SK8008-1224 SK8009-1224 SL8013-1206
Used in S4/S6/S8 Chassis S4/S6/S8 Chassis S4/S6/S8 Chassis
Port Type SFP+ 10GBase-T QFSP+
Port Quantity 24 24 6
Port Speed 10Gbps 10Gbps 40Gbps
PoE Support - - -
Option Module Slots - - -
Module I/O Throughput 240Mpps 240Mpps 240Mpps
I/O Switching Capacity 320Gbps 320Gbps 320Gbps
I/O Fabric Module Specification: S130 Class
  Wiring Closet, Distribution Layer, Small Network Core
Part Number ST4106-0248-F6
Used in S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis
Port Type RJ45
Port Quantity 48
Port Speed 802.3af, 802.3at
Option Module Slots 1, (Type 2)
Module I/O Throughput 45Mpps
I/O Switching Capacity 60Gbps
Fabric Throughput (Each) 240Mpps
Fabric Throughput (Load Sharing Pair) 480Mpps
I/O Fabric Module Specification: S180 Class
Part Number ST8206-0848-F8 SG8201-0848-F8 SK8008-1224-F8 SK8009-1224-F8 SL8013-1206-F8
Used in S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis
Port Type RJ45 SFP SFP+ 10GBase-T QSFP+
Port Quantity 48 48 24 24 6
Port Speed 10/100/1000Gbps 1000Gbps 10Gbps 10Gbps 40Gbps
PoE Support 802.3af, 802.3at - - - -
Option Module Slots 2, (Type 2) 2, (Type 2)      
Module I/O Throughput 120Mpps 120Mpps 240Mpps 240Mpps 240Mpps
I/O Switching Capacity 60Gbps 160Gbps 320Gbps 320Gbps 320Gbps
Fabric Throughput (Each) 960Mpps 960Mpps 960Mpps 960Mpps 960Mpps
Fabric Throughput (Load Sharing Pair) 1920Mpps 1920Mpps 1920Mpps 1920Mpps 1920Mpps
Physical Specifications Dimensions (H x W x D) Rack Units
S8-Chassis 63.96 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (25.19" x 17.60" x 18.63") 14.5U
S8-Chassis-POE4 72.87 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (28.69" x 17.60" x 18.63") 16.5U
S8-Chassis-POE8 77.31 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (30.44" x 17.60" x 18.63") 17.5U
S6-Chassis 88.70 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.35 cm (34.92" x 17.59" x 18.64") 20U
S8-Chassis-POE4 97.50 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.35 cm (38.39" x 17.59" x 18.64") 22U
S4-Chassis 40.00 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (15.75" x 17.60" x 18.63") 9U
S4-Chassis-POE4 48.90 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (19.25" x 17.60" x 18.63") 11U
S3-Chassis-A 31.11 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (12.25" x 17.60" x 18.63") 7U
S3-Chassis-POEA 37.46 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (14.75" x 17.60" x 18.63") 9U
S1-Chassis-A 8.69 cm x 44.88 cm x 60.27 cm (3.42" x 17.67" x 23.73") 2U
SSA S130 and S150 (S-Series Standalone) 4.44 cm x 44.70 cm x 59.43 cm (1.75" x 17.60" x 23.40") 1U
SSA S180 (S-Series Standalone) 4.37 cm x 44.73 cm x 57.30 cm (1.72" x 17.61" x 22.55") 1U
Power Supplies
Model number Current Rating Input Voltage Input Frequency Power Output (100-120v) Power Output (208-240v)
S-AC-PS 20A 100-240 VAC 50-60Hz 1,200W 1,600W
S-AC-PS-15A 15A 100-240 VAC 50-60Hz 930W 1,600W
S-DC-PS - 48-60 V DC - 1,200W 1,200W
SSA-FB-AC-PS-A (I/O Exhaust) 15A 100-240 VAC 50-60Hz 480W 480W
SSA-FB-AC-PS-B (I/O Intake) 15A 100-240 VAC 50-60Hz 480W 480W
SSA-AC-PS-625W 15A 100-240 VAC 50-60Hz 625W 625W
SSA-AC-PS-1000W 15A 100-240 VAC 50-60Hz 1,000W 1,200W
POE (803.3af, 802.3at)
Model number Current Rating Input Voltage Input Frequency Power Output (100-120v) Power Output (208-240v)
S-POE-PS 20A 100-240 VAC 50-60Hz 1,200W 2,000W
4 Bay POE Power       4,800W (max) 8,000W (max)
8 Bay POE Power       9,600W (max) 16,000W (max)
Operating Temperature 5° C to 40° C (41° F to 104° F)
Storage Temperature -30° C to 73° C (-22° F to 164° F)
Operating Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Agency Specifications
Safety UL 60950-1, FDA 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11, CAN/CSA C22.2, No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, EN 60825-1, EN 60825-2, IEC 60950-1, 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Directive)
Electromagnetic Compatibility FCC 47 CFR Part 15 (Class A), ICES-003 (Class A), EN 55022 (Class A), EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, AS/NZ CISPR-22 (Class A). VCCI V-3. CNS 13438 (BSMI), 2004/108/EC (EMC Directive)
Environmental 2002/95/EC (RoHS Directive), 2002/96/EC (WEEE Directive), Ministry of Information Order #39 (China RoHS)


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