Virtual Services Platform 8000 Series

Transition Your Network Core from Complex to Simple


  • Simplify configuration & operations
  • Transition away from inefficient legacy technologies
  • Deploy and operationalize quickly
  • Minimize the burden of everyday operations
  • Reduce costs with lifetime warranty and reduced maintenance
  • Get future-ready with a software-definable network virtualization technology

Deployment Scenarios

  • Core Switch for mid-to-large Campus networks
  • Aggregation Switch for large Campus networks
  • Core/Spine Switch for Data Center networks


  • Virtual Services Platform 8284XSQ Ethernet Switch
    • 80-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ and 4-port 40 Gigabit QSFP+
  • Virtual Services Platform 8404 4-Slot Ethernet Switch
    • 8408QQ 8-port 40 Gigabit QSFP+ Ethernet Switch Module
    • 8418XSQ 16-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ and 2-port 40 QSFP+ Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module
    • 8418XTQ 16-port 10 Gigabit RJ45 and 2-port 40 QSFP+ Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module
    • 8424XS 24-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ Ethernet Switch Module
    • 8424XT 24-port 10 Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet Switch Module
    • 8424GS 24-port Gigabit SFP Ethernet Switch Module
    • 8424GT 24-port Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet Switch Module
  • Base Software License
  • Separately orderable:
    • Premier Software License
    • Second AC or DC Power Supply for HA Power
    • Rack Mount Kit
    • Ethernet Transceivers, as required

Supported Technologies

  • Fabric Connect
  • Fabric Attach
  • Fabric Extend
  • Switch Cluster
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Routing

System Attributes

  • Non-blocking 2.56Tbps Switching Fabric
  • Up to 96 ports of Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Up to 24 ports of 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • High-availability AC or DC Power
  • High-availability Front-to-Back Airflow

Physical Attributes

  • 2 RU high
  • Up to 2 field-replaceable Power Supplies
  • 4 field-replaceable Fans
  • QSFP+ sockets support 40 Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers
  • SFP+ sockets support 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers
  • SFP sockets support Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers
  • RJ45 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports also support 100/1000Mbps
  • RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports also support 10/100Mbps

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