QFX Series

Industry-leading performance and density

QFX Series switches are high-performance, high-density platforms that satisfy the needs of today’s most demanding enterprise and service provider environments. Designed for top-of-rack, end-of-row, and spine-and-core aggregation deployments in modern data centers, QFX Series switches can be deployed as 10GbE, 40GbE or 100GbE access, spine, core or aggregation devices in Virtual Chassis, Virtual Chassis Fabric, Multi-Chassis LAG and Junos Fusion architectures.

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QFX3500QFX3600QFX5100QFX10000
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.25 x 1.75 x 28 in (43.8 x 4.4 x 71.1 cm); 1RU17 x 1.75 x 19.4 in (43.2 x 4.4 x 49.3 cm); 1RUQFX5100-48S: 17.4 x 1.72 x 20.5 in (44.1 x 4.4 x 52.0 cm); 1RU
QFX5100-48T: 17.4 x 1.72 x 21.5 in (44.1 x 4.4 x 54.6 cm); 1 RU
QFX5100-96S: 17.4 x 3.46 x 22.4 in (44.1 x 8.8 x 57.0 cm); 2RU
QFX5100-24Q: 17.4 x 1.72 x 20.5 in (44.1 x 4.4 x 52.0 cm); 1RU
QFX10002: 17.4 x 3.5 x 31 in (44.2 x 8.9 x 78.7 cm); 2U
QFX10008: 17.4 x 22.55 x 32 in (44.2 x 57.3 x 81.3 cm); 13U
QFX10016: 17.4 x 36.65 x 35 in (44.2 x 93 x 88.9 cm); 21U
Power Options100 to 240 VAC (single phase) at 50/60 Hz or -40 to -72 VDC100 to 240 VAC (single phase) at 50/60 Hz or -40 to -72 VDC100 to 240 VAC (single phase) at 50/60 Hz or -36 to -72 VDC100 to 240 VAC (single phase) at 50/60 Hz or -40 to -72 VDC
System Throughput1.28 Tbps1.28 TbpsQFX5100-48S: 1.44 Tbps
QFX5100-48T: 1.44 Tbps
QFX5100-96S: 2.56 Tbps
QFX5100-24Q: 2.56 Tbps
QFX10002-36Q: 2.88 Tbps
QFX10002-72Q: 5.76 Tbps
QFX10008: 48 Tbps (6 Tbps/slot)
QFX100016: 96 Tbps (6 Tbps/slot)
Form FactorFixed-configuration platformFixed-configuration platformFixed-configuration platformFixed-configuration (QFX10002) and modular (QFX10008 and QFX10016) platforms
Data Rate (switching capacity)960 Mpps960 MppsQFX5100-48S: 1.08 Bpps
QFX5100-48T: 1.08 Bpps
QFX5100-96S: 1.44 Bpps
QFX5100-24Q: 1.44 Bpps
QFX10002-72Q: Up to 2 Bpps
QFX10002-36Q: Up to 1 Bpps
QFX10008: Up to 16 Bpps
QFX10016: Up to 32 Bpps
Port Densities36 1GbE/10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports
12 dual-mode 10GbE or 2/4/8 Gbps FC ports
4 40GBE QSFP+ ports
16 40GbE QSFP+ ports QFX5100-48S: 48 1GbE/10GbE SFP/SSFP+ ports; 6 40GbE QFP+ ports
QFX5100-48T: 48 tri-speed (10GbE/1GbE/100 Mbps) RJ-45 ports; 6 40GbE QFP+ ports
QFX5100-96S: 96 1GbE/10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports; 8 40GbE QSFP+ ports
QFX5100-24Q: 24 40GbE QSFP+ ports; 2 expansion slots for hot-swappable 4 x 40
QFX10002-72Q: 288 10GbE, 72 40GbE or 24 100GbE
QFX10002-36Q: 144 10GbE, 36 40GbE or 12 100GbE
QFX10008: 1,152 10GbE, 288 40GbE or 240 100GbE
QFX10016: 2,304 10GbE, 576 40GbE or 480 100GbE
Maximum 10GbE Density63 ports (36 dual-mode 1GbE/10GbE ports
12 dual-mode 10GbE or 2/4/8 Gbps FC ports
15 using QFSP+ to-SFP+ direct attach copper (DAC) or QSFP+ to SFP+ fiber splitter cables and optics)
64 ports (using QSFP+ to SFP+ direct attach copper (DAC) or QSFP+ to SFP+ fiber splitter cables and optics)QFX5100-48S: 72 ports (48 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports + 24 10GbE ports using QSFP+ to SFP+ direct attach copper (DAC) or QSFP+ to SFP+ fiber splitter cables and optics)
QFX5100-96S: 104 ports (96 10 GbE SFP/SFP+ ports + 8 10GbE ports using 2 QSFP+ to SFP+ direct attach copper [DAC] or QSFP+ to SFP+ fi
QFX10002-72Q: 288
QFX10002-36Q: 144
QFX10008: 1152
QFX10016: 2304
Maximum 40GbE DensityN/A16 portsQFX5100-48S: 6 ports
QFX5100-48T: 6 ports
QFX5100-96S: 8 ports
QFX5100-24Q: 32 ports (with hot swappable expansion modules)
QFX10002-72Q: 72
QFX10002-36Q: 36
QFX10008: 288
QFX10016: 576
Maximum 100GbE DensityN/AN/AN/AQFX10002-72Q: 24
QFX10002-36Q: 12
QFX10008: 240
QFX10016: 480
ResiliencyDual hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies for 1+1 redundancy
Dual hot-swappable fan trays
Dual hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies for 1+1 redundancy
Dual hot-swappable fan trays
Dual hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies for 1+1 redundancy
Five hot-swappable fan trays
QFX10002-36Q/-72Q: 2/4 hot-swappable AC/DC power supplies; 3 hot-swappable fan trays
QFX10008: 6 hot-swappable AC/DC power supplies; 2 hot-swappable fan trays
QFX10016: 10 hot-swappable AC/DC power supplies; 2 hot-swappable fan trays
Power Consumption250W255WQFX5100-48S: 150W
QFX5100-48T: 335 W
QFX5100-96S: 263W
QFX5100-24Q: 161W
QFX10002-72Q: 1,350 W Typical / 1,650 W Maximum (AC)
QFX10002-36Q: 800 W Typical / 1,000 W Maximum (AC)
QFX10008: 9,463 W Typical / 13,747 W Maximum (AC)
QFX10016: 19,899 W Typical / 28,677 W Maximum (AC)
Operating SystemJunosJunosJunosJunos
Overlay ServicesN/AN/AJuniper Contrail Layer 3 gateway (roadmap)
VMware NSX Layer 2 gateway (roadmap)
VMware NSX L2/3 gateway
Juniper Contrail L2/3 gateway
Traffic MonitoringPort-based
LAG port
VLAN-based
ACL-based
Mirror to local and remote destinations (L2 over VLAN)
Port-based
LAG port
VLAN-based
ACL-based
Mirror to local and remote destinations (L2 over VLAN)
Port-based
LAG port
VLAN-based
ACL-based
Mirror to local and remote destinations (L2 over VLAN)
Port-based
LAG port
VLAN-based
ACL-based
Mirror to local and remote destinations (L2 over VLAN and GRE)
QoS Queues / Port12 (8 unicast; 4 multicast)12 (8 unicast; 4 multicast) 12 (8 unicast; 4 multicast)Eight output queues per port
MAC Addresses128,000128,000288,000QFX10002-36Q: Up to 256,000
QFX10002-72Q: Up to 512,000
QFX10008 / QFX10016: Up to 1,000,000
Jumbo Frames9,216 Bytes9,216 Bytes9,216 Bytes9,216 Bytes
IPv4 Hosts 8,0008,000144,000Up to 2,000,000
IPv4 Unicast Routes16,00016,000208,000256,000
IPv4 Multicast Routes4,0004,000104,000Up to 128,000
IPv6 Hosts4,0004,00072,000Up to 2,000,000
IPv6 Unicast Routes2,0008,000104,000256,000
IPv6 Multicast Routes2,0002,00052,000Up to 128,000
Number of VLANs4,0964,0964,09616,000
ARP Entries8,0008,00048,000QFX10002-36Q: Up to 144,000
QFX10002-72Q: Up to 256,000
QFX10008 / QFX10016: Up to 256,000
QFX Series
  • QFX3500

    The QFX3500 Switch is a high-performance, low-latency, feature-rich 10GbE Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch designed and optimized for virtualized data centers.

  • QFX3600

    The QFX3600 Switch is a 40GbE, high-performance, Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch designed and optimized for virtualized data centers.

  • QFX5100

    The QFX5100 Switches are low-latency, high-performance 10GbE/40GbE switches that act as a flexible building block for multiple data center fabric architectures.

  • QFX10000

    The QFX10000 Switches are highly scalable, high-density platforms that support a variety of 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE deployments, providing a robust foundation for the most demanding data centers.

  • High performance, low latency

    With throughput of up to 6 Tbps per slot, QFX Series switches deliver sustained wire-speed switching with low latency and jitter for virtualized data center environments.

  • Highly available

    Redundant fabrics, power and cooling, combined with separate control and data planes, ensure maximum system availability.

  • Data center fabric building blocks

    QFX Series switches provide the universal building blocks for multiple data center fabric architectures, including Junos Fusion, QFabric System, Virtual Chassis and Virtual Chassis Fabric.

  • Standards-based

    Standards-based bridging, routing, VMware NSX Layer 2 gateway, and Fibre Channel technology enable interoperability and easy integration.