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Juniper EX4600, 24 + 4X 40G + 2M, AFO EX4600-40F-AFO
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EX4600 Switch Hardware Overview
The Juniper Networks EX4600 Ethernet switch is a highly versatile, second generation solution for campus environments. The EX4600 can be deployed in these environments:
- Campus distribution
- Small campus core
- Top-of-rack in small, low -density data centers
- Data center distribution in small, low -density data centers
In addition to operating as a standalone switch, the EX4600 switch can act as a member switch in a non-mixed Virtual Chassis, a Virtual Chassis composed entirely of EX4600 switches, as well as participate as member switches in a mixed Virtual Chassis with EX4300 switches. The switch offers a flexible configuration of high-performance 10-gigabit and 40-gigabit ports to add higher port densities, additional scalability, and improved latency to the EX Series of switches.
Benefits of the EX4600 Switch
Compact solution—The EX4600 switch supports up to 72 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports in a 1 rack unit (1 U) chassis.
Intelligent buffer management—EX4600 switches have a total of 12 MB shared buffers. While 25 percent of the total buffer space is dedicated, the rest is shared among all ports and is user configurable. The intelligent buffer mechanism in the EX4600 effectively absorbs traffic bursts while providing deterministic performance, significantly increasing performance over static allocation.
Energy efficiency—The 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports consume less than five watts, thereby offering a low power solution for top-of-rack, end-of-row, and distribution deployments.
The EX4600 switch is a compact 1 U model that provides wire-speed packet performance, very low latency, and a rich set of Layer 2 and Layer 3 features. In addition to a high-throughput Packet Forwarding Engine, the performance of the control plane running on the EX4600 model is enhanced by the 1.5 -GHz dual-core Intel CPU with 8 GB of memory and 32 GB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage.
The port panel of the EX4600 features 24 fixed small form-factor pluggable (SFP) or SFP+ access ports and 4 fixed quad SFP+ (QSFP+) high-speed uplinks.