QFX Series

Low-Latency, High-Performance Ethernet Switches

QFX Series switches are high-performance, low-latency platforms for top-of-rack or end-of-row installations. They can also be deployed as 10GbE or 40GbE devices in Virtual Chassis, Virtual Chassis Fabric, and QFabric System architectures.

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QFX3500QFX3600QFX5100
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
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 -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 -36 to -72 VDC
Throughput per slot1.28 Tbps1.28 TbpsQFX5100-48S: 1.44 Tbps
QFX5100-48T: 1.44 Tbps
QFX5100-96S: 2.56 Tbps
QFX5100-24Q: 2.56 Tbps
Form FactorFixed-configuration platformFixed-configuration platformFixed-configuration platform
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
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
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
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)
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
Power Consumption250W255WQFX5100-48S: 150W
QFX5100-48T: 335 W
QFX5100-96S: 200W
QFX5100-24Q: 150W
Operating SystemJunosJunosJunos
Overlay ServicesN/AN/AJuniper Contrail Layer 3 gateway (roadmap)
VMware NSX Layer 2 gateway (roadmap)
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)
QoS Queues / Port12 (8 unicast; 4 multicast)12 (8 unicast; 4 multicast) 12 (8 unicast; 4 multicast)
MAC Addresses128,000128,000288,000
Jumbo Frames9,216 Bytes9,216 Bytes9,216 Bytes
IPv4 Hosts 8,0008,000144,000
IPv4 Unicast Routes16,00016,000208,000
IPv4 Multicast Routes4,0004,000104,000
IPv6 Hosts4,0004,00072,000
IPv6 Unicast Routes2,0008,000104,000
IPv6 Multicast Routes2,0002,00052,000
Number of VLANs4,0964,0964,096
ARP Entries8,0008,00048,000
  • QFX3500

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

  • QFX3600

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

  • QFX5100

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

  • High performance, low latency

    Featuring 2.56 Tbps throughput and 1.44 Bpps capacity, QFX Series switches deliver sustained wire-speed switching with low latency and jitter for virtualized data center environments.

  • Highly available

    Redundant power and cooling, as well as 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 QFabric System, Virtual Chassis, and Virtual Chassis Fabric.

  • Standards-based

    Standards-based bridging, routing, VMware NSX Layer 2 gateway, and Fibre Channel technology all supported.