QFX3600

High-performance 40GbE L2/L3 data center switch

The QFX3600 is a low-latency, high-performance 40GbE data center switch that can also be deployed in Virtual Chassis, Virtual Chassis Fabric, or QFabric System architectures.

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Overview

The QFX3600 is a high-performance, low-latency, feature-rich Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch optimized for virtualized data center deployments. It can be used in seamless Juniper 1/10/40GbE architectures such as Virtual Chassis, Virtual Chassis Fabric, and QFabric deployments, as well as in open architectures such as Spine and Leaf and Layer 3.

The QFX3600 40GbE switch has 16 quad small form-factor pluggable plus (QSFP+) ports to deliver feature-rich Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity to high-performance networked data center devices.

For added flexibility, all QFX3600 ports can be used as 4x10GbE ports using QSFP+ to SFP+ direct attach copper (DAC) or QSFP+ to SFP+ fiber splitter cables and optics.

For converged server edge access environments, the QFX3600 is also a standards-based Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) transit switch, protecting investments in existing data center aggregation and Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) infrastructures.

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Features

  • Throughput and capacity up to 2.56 Tbps and 1.44 Bpps, respectively, sustain wire-speed switching with low latency and jitter, as well as full Layer 2 and Layer 3 performance.
  • Redundant power and cooling ensure high availability.
  • Separate control and data planes ensure maximum system availability.
  • Server and network virtualization support using large media access control (MAC) tables enables large-scale virtualization deployment in VMware with Juniper Contrail for select models, and Junos Space Network Director for combined networks.
  • Energy efficiency provides green solutions that lower operational expenses.

Specs

Dimensions (W x H x D)17 x 1.75 x 19.4 in (43.2 x 4.4 x 49.3 cm); 1RU
Power Options100 to 240 VAC (single phase) at 50/60 Hz or -40 to -72 VDC
Throughput per slot1.28 Tbps
Form FactorFixed-configuration platform
Data Rate (switching capacity)960 Mpps
Port Densities16 40GbE QSFP+ ports
Maximum 10GbE Density64 ports (using QSFP+ to SFP+ direct attach copper (DAC) or QSFP+ to SFP+ fiber splitter cables and optics)
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Product Specs

QFX3600
Dimensions (W x H x D)17 x 1.75 x 19.4 in (43.2 x 4.4 x 49.3 cm); 1RU
Power Options100 to 240 VAC (single phase) at 50/60 Hz or -40 to -72 VDC
Throughput per slot1.28 Tbps
Form FactorFixed-configuration platform
Data Rate (switching capacity)960 Mpps
Port Densities16 40GbE QSFP+ ports
Maximum 10GbE Density64 ports (using QSFP+ to SFP+ direct attach copper (DAC) or QSFP+ to SFP+ fiber splitter cables and optics)
Maximum 40GbE Density16 ports
ResiliencyDual hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies for 1+1 redundancy
Dual hot-swappable fan trays
Power Options334 lb / 151.6kg
Power Consumption255W
Operating SystemJunos
Overlay ServicesN/A
Traffic MonitoringPort-based
LAG port
VLAN-based
ACL-based
Mirror to local and remote destinations (L2 over VLAN)
QoS Queues / Port12 (8 unicast; 4 multicast)
MAC Addresses128,000
Jumbo Frames9,216 Bytes
IPv4 Hosts8,000
IPv4 Unicast Routes16,000
IPv4 Multicast Routes4,000
IPv6 Hosts4,000
IPv6 Unicast Routes8,000
IPv6 Multicast Routes2,000
Number of VLANs4,096
ARP Entries8,000
WarrantyJuniper standard one-year warranty