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Allied Telesis Advanced Layer 3+ Modular Switch - Manageable - 3 Layer Supported - Modular - 3U High - Rack-Mountable

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Allied Telesis Advanced Layer 3+ Modular Switch - Manageable - 3 Layer Supported - Modular - 3U High - Rack-Mountable

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  • 10 Gigabit: Yes
  • 10 Gigabit Ports: Not Specified
  • Form Factor: 3U Rackmount
  • Management Level: Managed L3
  • Number of Ports: Not Specified
  • PoE: No
  • PoE Ports: N/A
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Features

SwitchBlade® x908 Generation 2 - High Capacity Stackable Layer 3+ Modular Switch

The Allied Telesis SBx908 GEN2 is the ideal solution for the modern enterprise network core. This stackable modular switch also has the capacity to support Smart City and IoT networks.

SBx908 GEN2

Overview

The SBx908 GEN2 delivers a future-proof network with superior flexibility, and integrated wireless LAN management.

The high-capacity 2.6 Terabit fabric eliminates bottlenecks, effortlessly streams video and ensures all traffic in large networks is delivered reliably. Flexible hot-swappable expansion modules (XEMs) support multi-speed (1/2.5/5/10G), 10 Gigabit, 40 Gigabit, and 100 Gigabit to easily expand the SBx908 GEN2 to meet network traffic demands, both now and well into the future.

Smart City and IoT networks

The SBx908 GEN2 has large switching and routing tables to support Smart City networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). It meets the increasing demand for the convergence of multiple services, like video surveillance, public Wi-Fi, information kiosks, environmental sensors and more.

Network automation

Allied Telesis Autonomous Management FrameworkTM (AMF) meets the increasing management requirements of modern converged networks, by automating many everyday tasks. AMF has powerful features that allow an entire network to be easily managed as a single virtual device.

Vista ManagerTM EX is an intuitive graphical tool for monitoring and managing AMF wired and Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) wireless devices. Full visibility and powerful features enable proactive management of large networks.

Device and network management

The Device GUI on the SBx908 GEN2 enables graphical monitoring of key switch features to support easy management.

Integrated into the Device GUI, Vista Manager mini supports visibility and management of AMF wired and AWC wireless network devices, making it ideal as a one-stop solution for small to medium-sized networks.

AWC is an intelligent, easy to use Wireless LAN controller that automatically maintains optimal wireless coverage. Vista Manager mini includes AWC floor and heat maps showing wireless coverage. It also supports AWC Channel Blanket hybrid operation, providing maximum performance and seamless roaming, as well as AWC Smart Connect for simplified deployment, and a resilient Wi-Fi network solution using wireless uplink connectivity.

Secure

The SBx908 GEN2 is packed with advanced security features to protect the network-from the edge to the core. This includes powerful control over network traffic types and protection against attacks.

Resilient

The convergence of network services in the enterprise has led to increasing demand for highly available networks with minimal downtime. Allied Telesis Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStackTM), in conjunction with link aggregation, provides a network with no single point of failure and a resilient solution for high-availability applications. The SBx908 GEN2 can form a VCStack of up to four units, at any port speed, for enhanced resiliency and simplified device management. Stacks can also be created over long distance fiber links, making it the perfect choice for distributed environments too.

Allied Telesis Ethernet Protection Switched Ring (EPSRingTM), and the standards-based G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection, ensure that distributed network segments have high-speed, resilient access to online resources and applications.

Reliable

Designed with reliability in mind, the SBx908 GEN2 guarantees the continual delivery of essential services. Hot-swappable components such as XEMs, fans, and load-sharing Power Supply Units (PSUs) pair with near-hitless online stack reconfiguration, to ensure that maintenance doesn't affect network uptime.

Environmentally friendly

The SBx908 GEN2 supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), automatically reducing the power consumed by the switch whenever there is no traffic on a port, reducing operating costs.

 

VCStack™

Create a VCStack of up to four units at any port speed. Stacking links are connected in a ring so each device has dual connections to further improve resiliency. VCStack provides a highly available system where network resources are spread out across stacked units, reducing the impact if one of the units fails. Aggregating switch ports on different units across the stack provides excellent network resiliency.

VCStack LD

Long-distance stacking allows a VCStack to be created over fiber links to span longer distances, perfect for a distributed network environment.

Vista Manager mini

Integrated into the Device GUI, Vista Manager mini provides full network visibility of AMF wired and AWC wireless devices. Manage and simplify wireless deployment with AWC-Smart Connect, and support optimal wireless performance from AWC hybrid operation with maximum throughout and a seamless Wi-Fi user experience.

Allied Telesis Autonomous Management Framework™ (AMF)

AMF is a sophisticated suite of management tools that provide a simplified approach to network management. Common tasks are automated or made so simple that the everyday running of a network can be achieved without the need for highly-trained, and expensive, network engineers. Powerful features like centralized management, auto-backup, auto-upgrade, auto-provisioning and auto-recovery enable plug-and-play networking and zero-touch management.

The SBx908 GEN2 can operate as the AMF network master, storing firmware and configuration backups for all other network nodes. The AMF master enables auto-provisioning and auto-upgrade by providing appropriate files to new network members.

AMF Guestnode allows Allied Telesis wireless access points and further switching products, as well as third party devices such as IP phones and security cameras, to be part of an AMF network.

The SBx908 GEN2 provides a single-pane-of-glass interface to the entire network. Administrators can view the AMF topology map using the intuitive Device GUI.

AWC Wireless Management

Optimize wireless network performance with the Autonomous Wave Controller (AWC), built-in to the SBx908 GEN2. AWC analyzes wireless traffic patterns and automatically reconfigures access points to meet demand.

Wireless network operation in multi-channel, single-channel (Channel Blanket), and hybrid (multi-channel and Channel Blanket) modes, supports maximum data throughput and seamless roaming for the most flexible wireless solution available.

AWC-Smart Connect (AWC-SC) enables plug-and play wireless network growth, as new APs only need a power connection, and will then automatically create resilient wireless uplink connections to other APs.

Large Network Tables

High-capacity 2.6 Terabit fabric and 1,905Mpps packet forwarding provide powerful data transfer capability, supporting large campus networks as well as Smart City and IoT solutions. Large MAC and IP host tables are ready for the increasing number of connected devices found in modern enterprise and city-wide networks.

Multi-speed Ports

Copper ports on the XEM2-12XTm and XEM2-8XSTm expansion modules support 2.5 and 5 Gigabit connectivity to enable high-speed wireless, or maximum downlink speed using legacy Cat5E/6 cabling.

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF Lite)

VRF Lite provides Layer 3 network virtualization by dividing a single switch into multiple independent virtual routing domains. With independent routing domains, IP addresses can overlap without causing conflict, allowing multiple customers to have their own secure virtual network within the same physical infrastructure. VRF Lite on the SBx908 GEN2 supports both unicast and multicast traffic.

EPSRing™

EPSRing allows several switches to form protected rings with 50ms failover-perfect for high performance at the core of Enterprise or Provider Access networks.

SuperLoop Protection enables a link between two EPSR nodes to be in separate EPSR domains, improving redundancy and network fault resiliency.

Media Access Control Security (MACSec)

802.1AE MACSec secures all traffic on point-to-point Ethernet links between directly connected nodes, ensuring protection against security threats such as denial of service, intrusion, man-in-the-middle, passive wiretapping, and playback attacks.

G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection

G.8032 provides standards-based high-speed ring protection, that can be deployed stand-alone, or interoperate with Allied Telesis EPSR.

Ethernet Connectivity Fault Monitoring (CFM) proactively monitors links and VLANs, and provides alerts when a fault is detected.

sFlow

sFlow is an industry standard technology for monitoring high speed switched networks. It provides complete visibility into network use, enabling performance optimization, usage accounting/billing, and defence against security threats. Sampled packets sent to a collector ensure it always has a real-time view of network traffic.

Quality of Service (QoS)

Comprehensive low-latency wire-speed QoS provides flow-based traffic management with full classification, prioritization, traffic shaping and min/max bandwidth profiles. Enjoy boosted network performance and guaranteed delivery of business-critical Ethernet services and applications. Time-critical services like voice and video applications take precedence over non-essential services like file downloads, maintaining responsiveness of Enterprise applications.

Premium Software License

By default, the SBx908 GEN2 offers a comprehensive Layer 2 and standard Layer 3 feature set that includes static routing and IPv6 management features. The feature set can easily be elevated to full Layer 3 by applying the premium software license. This adds dynamic routing protocols and Layer 3 multicasting capabilities.

Optical DDM

Most modern optical SFP/SFP+/QSFP+ transceivers support Digital Diagnostics Monitoring (DDM) functions according to the specification SFF-8472. This enables real time monitoring of the various parameters of the transceiver, such as optical output power, temperature, laser bias current and transceiver supply voltage. Easy access to this information simplifies diagnosing problems with optical modules and fiber connections.

Active Fiber Monitoring

Active Fiber Monitoring prevents eavesdropping on fiber communications by monitoring received optical power. If an intrusion is detected, the link can be automatically shut down, or an operator alert can be sent. Active Fiber Monitoring is supported on fiber data and fiber stacking links.

TACACS+ Command Authorization

Centralize control of which commands may be issued by a specific user of an AlliedWare Plus device. TACACS+ command authorization complements authentication and accounting services for a complete AAA solution.

UniDirectional Link Detection

UniDirectional Link Detection (UDLD) is useful for monitoring fiber-optic links between two switches that use two single-direction fibers to transmit and receive packets. UDLD prevents traffic from being sent across a bad link by blocking the ports at both ends of the link in the event that either the individual transmitter or receiver for that connection fails.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

OpenFlow is a key technology that enables the use of SDN to build smart applications that unlock value and reduce cost.

VLAN Translation

VLAN Translation allows traffic arriving on a VLAN to be mapped to a different VLAN on the outgoing paired interface.

In Metro networks, it is common for a network Service Provider (SP) to give each customer their own unique VLAN, yet at the customer location give all customers the same VLAN-ID for tagged packets to use on the wire. SPs can use VLAN Translation to change the tagged packet's VLAN-ID at the customer location to the VLAN-ID for tagged packets to use within the SP's network.

This feature is also useful in Enterprise environments where it can be used to merge two networks together, without manually reconfiguring the VLAN numbering scheme. This situation can occur if two companies have merged and the same VLAN-ID is used for two different purposes.

 

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK CORE

Today's large enterprises demand ready access to online resources and applications, and require a high-performing network that can seamlessly carry multiple converged services. This campus solution uses the SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 and long-distance Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack LD)-ideal for a distributed network core that provides high availability, increased capacity and ease of management.

Using VCStack at the core of the network allows multiple switches to appear as a single virtual chassis, simplifying management. In normal operation, the full bandwidth of the network is used, ensuring always-available online services. Seamless wireless access, and the convergence of business data, voice, and video surveillance traffic on the network, are easily supported with this powerful solution.

AMF allows the entire network to be unified for ease of management. The SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 acts as the AMF Master, automatically backing up the entire network, and enabling plug-and-play networking with zero-touch expansion and recovery.

The SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 delivers a protocol-less and Active/Active campus backbone solution, with high performance and flexible scalability.

SBx908 GEN2 network

 

SMART CITY NETWORK

All over the world, Smart Cities are looking to increase information availability, security and transport efficiency, whilst reducing pollution and waste. Access to real-time data from a variety of sources gives cities the ability to enhance the quality of their urban services, and increase citizen safety.

The SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 is the ideal network core solution for Smart City and IoT networks. Large switching and routing tables support the many devices that make up modern metropolitan networks, including video surveillance cameras, environmental sensors, information kiosks, public Wi-Fi and many more.

EPSR creates a high-speed resilient ring that can utilize 10G, 40G or 100G, and provides extremely fast failover between nodes. EPSR enables rings to recover within as little as 50ms, preventing a node or link failure from impacting the delivery of converged data and video traffic.                                             
AMF automates many day-to-day tasks, backs up the entire network, and provides the ability to configure many or all devices city-wide-with a single command.

The SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 and Allied Telesis advanced features support network managers in delivering leading Smart City services.

Smart City network

 

INTEGRATED WIRELESS LAN MANAGEMENT

Allied Telesis Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) offers solutions for two of the most common problems with Wireless LANs: initial setup complexity, and on-going performance degradation. Initial WLAN set-up usually requires a site survey to achieve the best coverage, and performance of WLANs can often change over time as external sources of radio interference reduce coverage and bandwidth. These issues can be time-consuming to identify and resolve.

AWC features an intelligent process that automatically recalibrates the signal strength and radio channel of each Access Point (AP) for optimal WLAN performance.

AWC Smart Connect (AWC-SC) uses wireless uplink connections between APs, so deployment is as easy as plugging in and powering on the new APs, which automatically extend the Wi-Fi network, creating a resilient solution.

AWC is integrated into the SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 and provides the ideal solution for modern enterprise networks, enabling management of both the wired (with AMF) and wireless (with AWC) networks to be automated. This reduces both the time and cost of network administration, as well as maximizing network performance for a superior user experience.

Up to five TQ Series wireless APs can be managed for free, and up to a further 300 APs (max 305) with feature licenses, available separately.

On some AP models, hybrid channel blanket enables multi-channel and single-channel WiFi operation simultaneously. This supports seamless roaming and maximum throughput. Channel Blanket licenses are available for up to 300 APs. For plug-and-play wireless deployment AWC-SC licenses are available for up to 300 APs.

Integrated Wireless LAN

Specifications

Physical Specifications

PRODUCT 

SwitchBlade x908 GEN2

WIDTH x DEPTH x HEIGHT 

440 x 480 x 132 mm (17.32 x 18.89 x 5.19 in)

MOUNTING 

Rack-mount 3 RU

UNPACKAGED WEIGHT 

14.32 kg (31.57 lb)

PACKAGED WEIGHT

16.7 kg (36.81 lb)

Power and Latency (microseconds)

PRODUCT 

SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 (with two fan modules and two PSUs)

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 

124.7W

MAX HEAT DISSIPATION 

425.5 BTU/h

LATENCY

N/A

Power Characteristics

AC Voltage

100 to 240V (+/-10% auto ranging)

Frequency

47 to 63Hz

DC Voltage

36 to 72V

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature range

0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Derated by 1°C per 305 meters (1,000 ft)

Storage temperature range

-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)

Operating relative humidity range

5% to 90% non-condensing

Storage relative humidity range

5% to 95% non-condensing

Operating altitude

3,050 meters maximum (10,000 ft)

Electrical Approvals and Compliances

EMC

EN55032 class A, FCC class A, VCCI class A

Immunity

EN55024, EN61000-3-levels 2 (Harmonics), and 3 (Flicker)

Miscellaneous

Performance

2.6 Terabit Switching Fabric
1,905Mpps forwarding rate
Extensive wirespeed traffic classification for ACLs and QoS
Supports 10KB Jumbo frame size for data center and server aggregation applications
Wirespeed multicasting
96K MAC address entries
Up to 96K host entries
Up to 32K multicast entries
Up to 128 Link Aggregation Groups (LAGS) - any combination of static and dynamic (LACP)
4K VLANs
4GB DDR SDRAM
16MB packet buffer memory
4GB Flash Memory

Reliability

Modular AlliedWare Plus operating system
Dual hot swappable PSUs with 1 + 1 redundancy
Dual feed support: a separate power circuit can feed each power supply providing extra reliability
Hot-swappable expansion modules (XEMs)*
Hot-swappable fan modules
Full environmental monitoring of PSUs, fans, temperature and internal voltages, with SNMP traps to alert network managers in case of any failure

Expandability

Eight high speed expansion bays supporting a choice of modules for port flexibility and application versatility
Versatile licensing options for additional features

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Allied Telesis Advanced Layer 3+ Modular Switch - Manageable - 3 Layer Supported - Modular - 3U High - Rack-Mountable

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Features

SwitchBlade® x908 Generation 2 - High Capacity Stackable Layer 3+ Modular Switch

The Allied Telesis SBx908 GEN2 is the ideal solution for the modern enterprise network core. This stackable modular switch also has the capacity to support Smart City and IoT networks.

SBx908 GEN2

Overview

The SBx908 GEN2 delivers a future-proof network with superior flexibility, and integrated wireless LAN management.

The high-capacity 2.6 Terabit fabric eliminates bottlenecks, effortlessly streams video and ensures all traffic in large networks is delivered reliably. Flexible hot-swappable expansion modules (XEMs) support multi-speed (1/2.5/5/10G), 10 Gigabit, 40 Gigabit, and 100 Gigabit to easily expand the SBx908 GEN2 to meet network traffic demands, both now and well into the future.

Smart City and IoT networks

The SBx908 GEN2 has large switching and routing tables to support Smart City networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). It meets the increasing demand for the convergence of multiple services, like video surveillance, public Wi-Fi, information kiosks, environmental sensors and more.

Network automation

Allied Telesis Autonomous Management FrameworkTM (AMF) meets the increasing management requirements of modern converged networks, by automating many everyday tasks. AMF has powerful features that allow an entire network to be easily managed as a single virtual device.

Vista ManagerTM EX is an intuitive graphical tool for monitoring and managing AMF wired and Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) wireless devices. Full visibility and powerful features enable proactive management of large networks.

Device and network management

The Device GUI on the SBx908 GEN2 enables graphical monitoring of key switch features to support easy management.

Integrated into the Device GUI, Vista Manager mini supports visibility and management of AMF wired and AWC wireless network devices, making it ideal as a one-stop solution for small to medium-sized networks.

AWC is an intelligent, easy to use Wireless LAN controller that automatically maintains optimal wireless coverage. Vista Manager mini includes AWC floor and heat maps showing wireless coverage. It also supports AWC Channel Blanket hybrid operation, providing maximum performance and seamless roaming, as well as AWC Smart Connect for simplified deployment, and a resilient Wi-Fi network solution using wireless uplink connectivity.

Secure

The SBx908 GEN2 is packed with advanced security features to protect the network-from the edge to the core. This includes powerful control over network traffic types and protection against attacks.

Resilient

The convergence of network services in the enterprise has led to increasing demand for highly available networks with minimal downtime. Allied Telesis Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStackTM), in conjunction with link aggregation, provides a network with no single point of failure and a resilient solution for high-availability applications. The SBx908 GEN2 can form a VCStack of up to four units, at any port speed, for enhanced resiliency and simplified device management. Stacks can also be created over long distance fiber links, making it the perfect choice for distributed environments too.

Allied Telesis Ethernet Protection Switched Ring (EPSRingTM), and the standards-based G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection, ensure that distributed network segments have high-speed, resilient access to online resources and applications.

Reliable

Designed with reliability in mind, the SBx908 GEN2 guarantees the continual delivery of essential services. Hot-swappable components such as XEMs, fans, and load-sharing Power Supply Units (PSUs) pair with near-hitless online stack reconfiguration, to ensure that maintenance doesn't affect network uptime.

Environmentally friendly

The SBx908 GEN2 supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), automatically reducing the power consumed by the switch whenever there is no traffic on a port, reducing operating costs.

 

VCStack™

Create a VCStack of up to four units at any port speed. Stacking links are connected in a ring so each device has dual connections to further improve resiliency. VCStack provides a highly available system where network resources are spread out across stacked units, reducing the impact if one of the units fails. Aggregating switch ports on different units across the stack provides excellent network resiliency.

VCStack LD

Long-distance stacking allows a VCStack to be created over fiber links to span longer distances, perfect for a distributed network environment.

Vista Manager mini

Integrated into the Device GUI, Vista Manager mini provides full network visibility of AMF wired and AWC wireless devices. Manage and simplify wireless deployment with AWC-Smart Connect, and support optimal wireless performance from AWC hybrid operation with maximum throughout and a seamless Wi-Fi user experience.

Allied Telesis Autonomous Management Framework™ (AMF)

AMF is a sophisticated suite of management tools that provide a simplified approach to network management. Common tasks are automated or made so simple that the everyday running of a network can be achieved without the need for highly-trained, and expensive, network engineers. Powerful features like centralized management, auto-backup, auto-upgrade, auto-provisioning and auto-recovery enable plug-and-play networking and zero-touch management.

The SBx908 GEN2 can operate as the AMF network master, storing firmware and configuration backups for all other network nodes. The AMF master enables auto-provisioning and auto-upgrade by providing appropriate files to new network members.

AMF Guestnode allows Allied Telesis wireless access points and further switching products, as well as third party devices such as IP phones and security cameras, to be part of an AMF network.

The SBx908 GEN2 provides a single-pane-of-glass interface to the entire network. Administrators can view the AMF topology map using the intuitive Device GUI.

AWC Wireless Management

Optimize wireless network performance with the Autonomous Wave Controller (AWC), built-in to the SBx908 GEN2. AWC analyzes wireless traffic patterns and automatically reconfigures access points to meet demand.

Wireless network operation in multi-channel, single-channel (Channel Blanket), and hybrid (multi-channel and Channel Blanket) modes, supports maximum data throughput and seamless roaming for the most flexible wireless solution available.

AWC-Smart Connect (AWC-SC) enables plug-and play wireless network growth, as new APs only need a power connection, and will then automatically create resilient wireless uplink connections to other APs.

Large Network Tables

High-capacity 2.6 Terabit fabric and 1,905Mpps packet forwarding provide powerful data transfer capability, supporting large campus networks as well as Smart City and IoT solutions. Large MAC and IP host tables are ready for the increasing number of connected devices found in modern enterprise and city-wide networks.

Multi-speed Ports

Copper ports on the XEM2-12XTm and XEM2-8XSTm expansion modules support 2.5 and 5 Gigabit connectivity to enable high-speed wireless, or maximum downlink speed using legacy Cat5E/6 cabling.

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF Lite)

VRF Lite provides Layer 3 network virtualization by dividing a single switch into multiple independent virtual routing domains. With independent routing domains, IP addresses can overlap without causing conflict, allowing multiple customers to have their own secure virtual network within the same physical infrastructure. VRF Lite on the SBx908 GEN2 supports both unicast and multicast traffic.

EPSRing™

EPSRing allows several switches to form protected rings with 50ms failover-perfect for high performance at the core of Enterprise or Provider Access networks.

SuperLoop Protection enables a link between two EPSR nodes to be in separate EPSR domains, improving redundancy and network fault resiliency.

Media Access Control Security (MACSec)

802.1AE MACSec secures all traffic on point-to-point Ethernet links between directly connected nodes, ensuring protection against security threats such as denial of service, intrusion, man-in-the-middle, passive wiretapping, and playback attacks.

G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection

G.8032 provides standards-based high-speed ring protection, that can be deployed stand-alone, or interoperate with Allied Telesis EPSR.

Ethernet Connectivity Fault Monitoring (CFM) proactively monitors links and VLANs, and provides alerts when a fault is detected.

sFlow

sFlow is an industry standard technology for monitoring high speed switched networks. It provides complete visibility into network use, enabling performance optimization, usage accounting/billing, and defence against security threats. Sampled packets sent to a collector ensure it always has a real-time view of network traffic.

Quality of Service (QoS)

Comprehensive low-latency wire-speed QoS provides flow-based traffic management with full classification, prioritization, traffic shaping and min/max bandwidth profiles. Enjoy boosted network performance and guaranteed delivery of business-critical Ethernet services and applications. Time-critical services like voice and video applications take precedence over non-essential services like file downloads, maintaining responsiveness of Enterprise applications.

Premium Software License

By default, the SBx908 GEN2 offers a comprehensive Layer 2 and standard Layer 3 feature set that includes static routing and IPv6 management features. The feature set can easily be elevated to full Layer 3 by applying the premium software license. This adds dynamic routing protocols and Layer 3 multicasting capabilities.

Optical DDM

Most modern optical SFP/SFP+/QSFP+ transceivers support Digital Diagnostics Monitoring (DDM) functions according to the specification SFF-8472. This enables real time monitoring of the various parameters of the transceiver, such as optical output power, temperature, laser bias current and transceiver supply voltage. Easy access to this information simplifies diagnosing problems with optical modules and fiber connections.

Active Fiber Monitoring

Active Fiber Monitoring prevents eavesdropping on fiber communications by monitoring received optical power. If an intrusion is detected, the link can be automatically shut down, or an operator alert can be sent. Active Fiber Monitoring is supported on fiber data and fiber stacking links.

TACACS+ Command Authorization

Centralize control of which commands may be issued by a specific user of an AlliedWare Plus device. TACACS+ command authorization complements authentication and accounting services for a complete AAA solution.

UniDirectional Link Detection

UniDirectional Link Detection (UDLD) is useful for monitoring fiber-optic links between two switches that use two single-direction fibers to transmit and receive packets. UDLD prevents traffic from being sent across a bad link by blocking the ports at both ends of the link in the event that either the individual transmitter or receiver for that connection fails.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

OpenFlow is a key technology that enables the use of SDN to build smart applications that unlock value and reduce cost.

VLAN Translation

VLAN Translation allows traffic arriving on a VLAN to be mapped to a different VLAN on the outgoing paired interface.

In Metro networks, it is common for a network Service Provider (SP) to give each customer their own unique VLAN, yet at the customer location give all customers the same VLAN-ID for tagged packets to use on the wire. SPs can use VLAN Translation to change the tagged packet's VLAN-ID at the customer location to the VLAN-ID for tagged packets to use within the SP's network.

This feature is also useful in Enterprise environments where it can be used to merge two networks together, without manually reconfiguring the VLAN numbering scheme. This situation can occur if two companies have merged and the same VLAN-ID is used for two different purposes.

 

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK CORE

Today's large enterprises demand ready access to online resources and applications, and require a high-performing network that can seamlessly carry multiple converged services. This campus solution uses the SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 and long-distance Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack LD)-ideal for a distributed network core that provides high availability, increased capacity and ease of management.

Using VCStack at the core of the network allows multiple switches to appear as a single virtual chassis, simplifying management. In normal operation, the full bandwidth of the network is used, ensuring always-available online services. Seamless wireless access, and the convergence of business data, voice, and video surveillance traffic on the network, are easily supported with this powerful solution.

AMF allows the entire network to be unified for ease of management. The SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 acts as the AMF Master, automatically backing up the entire network, and enabling plug-and-play networking with zero-touch expansion and recovery.

The SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 delivers a protocol-less and Active/Active campus backbone solution, with high performance and flexible scalability.

SBx908 GEN2 network

 

SMART CITY NETWORK

All over the world, Smart Cities are looking to increase information availability, security and transport efficiency, whilst reducing pollution and waste. Access to real-time data from a variety of sources gives cities the ability to enhance the quality of their urban services, and increase citizen safety.

The SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 is the ideal network core solution for Smart City and IoT networks. Large switching and routing tables support the many devices that make up modern metropolitan networks, including video surveillance cameras, environmental sensors, information kiosks, public Wi-Fi and many more.

EPSR creates a high-speed resilient ring that can utilize 10G, 40G or 100G, and provides extremely fast failover between nodes. EPSR enables rings to recover within as little as 50ms, preventing a node or link failure from impacting the delivery of converged data and video traffic.                                             
AMF automates many day-to-day tasks, backs up the entire network, and provides the ability to configure many or all devices city-wide-with a single command.

The SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 and Allied Telesis advanced features support network managers in delivering leading Smart City services.

Smart City network

 

INTEGRATED WIRELESS LAN MANAGEMENT

Allied Telesis Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) offers solutions for two of the most common problems with Wireless LANs: initial setup complexity, and on-going performance degradation. Initial WLAN set-up usually requires a site survey to achieve the best coverage, and performance of WLANs can often change over time as external sources of radio interference reduce coverage and bandwidth. These issues can be time-consuming to identify and resolve.

AWC features an intelligent process that automatically recalibrates the signal strength and radio channel of each Access Point (AP) for optimal WLAN performance.

AWC Smart Connect (AWC-SC) uses wireless uplink connections between APs, so deployment is as easy as plugging in and powering on the new APs, which automatically extend the Wi-Fi network, creating a resilient solution.

AWC is integrated into the SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 and provides the ideal solution for modern enterprise networks, enabling management of both the wired (with AMF) and wireless (with AWC) networks to be automated. This reduces both the time and cost of network administration, as well as maximizing network performance for a superior user experience.

Up to five TQ Series wireless APs can be managed for free, and up to a further 300 APs (max 305) with feature licenses, available separately.

On some AP models, hybrid channel blanket enables multi-channel and single-channel WiFi operation simultaneously. This supports seamless roaming and maximum throughput. Channel Blanket licenses are available for up to 300 APs. For plug-and-play wireless deployment AWC-SC licenses are available for up to 300 APs.

Integrated Wireless LAN

Specifications

Physical Specifications

PRODUCT 

SwitchBlade x908 GEN2

WIDTH x DEPTH x HEIGHT 

440 x 480 x 132 mm (17.32 x 18.89 x 5.19 in)

MOUNTING 

Rack-mount 3 RU

UNPACKAGED WEIGHT 

14.32 kg (31.57 lb)

PACKAGED WEIGHT

16.7 kg (36.81 lb)

Power and Latency (microseconds)

PRODUCT 

SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 (with two fan modules and two PSUs)

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 

124.7W

MAX HEAT DISSIPATION 

425.5 BTU/h

LATENCY

N/A

Power Characteristics

AC Voltage

100 to 240V (+/-10% auto ranging)

Frequency

47 to 63Hz

DC Voltage

36 to 72V

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature range

0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Derated by 1°C per 305 meters (1,000 ft)

Storage temperature range

-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)

Operating relative humidity range

5% to 90% non-condensing

Storage relative humidity range

5% to 95% non-condensing

Operating altitude

3,050 meters maximum (10,000 ft)

Electrical Approvals and Compliances

EMC

EN55032 class A, FCC class A, VCCI class A

Immunity

EN55024, EN61000-3-levels 2 (Harmonics), and 3 (Flicker)

Miscellaneous

Performance

2.6 Terabit Switching Fabric
1,905Mpps forwarding rate
Extensive wirespeed traffic classification for ACLs and QoS
Supports 10KB Jumbo frame size for data center and server aggregation applications
Wirespeed multicasting
96K MAC address entries
Up to 96K host entries
Up to 32K multicast entries
Up to 128 Link Aggregation Groups (LAGS) - any combination of static and dynamic (LACP)
4K VLANs
4GB DDR SDRAM
16MB packet buffer memory
4GB Flash Memory

Reliability

Modular AlliedWare Plus operating system
Dual hot swappable PSUs with 1 + 1 redundancy
Dual feed support: a separate power circuit can feed each power supply providing extra reliability
Hot-swappable expansion modules (XEMs)*
Hot-swappable fan modules
Full environmental monitoring of PSUs, fans, temperature and internal voltages, with SNMP traps to alert network managers in case of any failure

Expandability

Eight high speed expansion bays supporting a choice of modules for port flexibility and application versatility
Versatile licensing options for additional features

Date Created: 17:03, 18-10-2021
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SWHATS4514342/Allied-Telesis-Advanced-Layer-3-Modular-Switch---M