Extreme Networks S-Series
Terabit-class, Convergence-ready, Modular Switch for Edge-to-Core and Data Deployments
Sorry, this product is no longer available, please contact us for a replacement.
The Extreme Networks S-Series family of flow-based switches brings high performance distributed switching to the network access layer, distribution layer, enterprise/campus core, and data center. The S-Series family consists of the 8-slot S8, 6-slot S6, 4-slot S4, 3-slot S3, 1-slot S1A chassis and the fixed configuration S-Series Stand Alone (SSA). The S-Series delivers some of the highest switching port densities per rack unit available in the market and is future-proofed and scalable to provide overall system capacities of up to nine and a half Terabits. All chassis support 802.3af and 802.3at (high power) standards-based PoE via an integrated or field installable power system. There are a variety of I/O modules designed and optimized for deployment at the network access layer, distribution layer, network core and data center that provide a broad array of connectivity options for copper and fiber cabling infrastructures.
The S-Series provides a highly resilient distributed switching and routing architecture withmanagement and control functions embedded in each module, delivering unsurpassed reliability, scalability, and fault tolerance. Organizations can cost-effectively add connectivity as needed while scaling performance capacity with each new module. The highly available architecture makes forwarding decisions, and enforces security policies and roles while classifying/prioritizing traffic at wire speed. All I/O modules provide the highest Quality of Service (QoS) features for critical datacenter and campus applications such as voice and HD video even during periods of high network traffic load while also proactively preventing Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and malware propagation.
The S-Series implements our custom packet processor technology, CoreFlow2, which provides an industry-leading, flow-based switching architecture to intelligently manage individual user and application conversations—far beyond the capabilities of switches that are limited to using VLANs, ACLs, and ports to implement role-based access controls. Users are identified and roles are applied to ensure each individual user can access their business-critical applications no matter where they connect to the network.
S-Series policy rules combined with deep packet inspection can intelligently identify and automatically respond to security threats while improving reliability and quality of the user experience.
A significant differentiator for the S-Series is the ability to collect NetFlow data at wire-speed on every port, providing total visibility into network resource consumption for users and applications. The S-Series is the only enterprise switch to support multi-user, multi-method authentication on every port - absolutely essential when you have devices such as IP phones, computers, printers, copiers, security cameras, badge readers, and virtual machines connected to the network. When quality of service, device and application prioritization and security matters, there is no better choice than the Extreme Networks S-Series.
The Extreme Networks S-Series chassis utilize both fabric-based point-to-point and fabric-less meshed forwarding architectures. The S1A, S4, S6, and S8 chassis use a fabric-based forwarding architecture that provides multiple high bandwidth data paths between I/O modules, while the S3 chassis provides a high performance, fabric-less meshed forwarding architecture ideally suited for highly available network edge wiring closet deployments. All chassis are optimized for redundant high performance switching and routing as well as providing flexible connectivity and the ability to add features and scale performance as required and as new technologies become available.
I/O fabric modules provide scalable, high performance data paths as well as a full complement of front panel interfaces with flexible modular interface options. A single I/O fabric may be used in either an S1A, S4, S6, or an S8 chassis, however, the use of two I/O fabrics creates a load sharing fabric pair that provides up to 2560 Gbps switching capacity and adds high-availability features. The S8 and S6 chassis augments the load sharing fabric pair by allowing the addition of a third I/O fabric module, increasing the system reliability and performance in the unlikely event of an I/O fabric failure. An S8 or S6 system with two I/O fabrics installed will gracefully reduce the fabric switching capacity by 50 percent, in the event of an I/O fabric failure, however, when a third I/O fabric is installed, the system will maintain a full 2560 Gbps of switching performance. The load sharing fabric architecture ensures the highest availability and performance for the most demanding and mission-critical networks.
Extreme Networks S-Series Highlights
- Terabit-class performance with granular traffic visibility and control
- Automated network provisioning for virtualized, cloud, and converged voice/video/data environments
- High availability redundancy features including self-healing, maximizes business continuity for critical applications
- Versatile high density solution with highly flexible connectivity and power options reduces cost of ownership
- Built-in hardware support for 40Gb and 100 Gbps Ethernet, emerging protocols (IPv6) and large scale deployment protocols (MPLS)
- Greater than 9.5 Tbps backplane capacity with 2.56 Tbps switching capacity and 1920 Mpps throughput
Distributed, Flow-Based Architecture
In order to ensure granular visibility and manage traffic without sacrificing performance, the Extreme Networks S-Series implements our CoreFlow2 distributed, flow-based architecture. This architecture ensures that when a specific communications flow is being established between two end points, the first packets in that communication are processed through the multilayer classification engines in the switch I/O modules and I/O fabric modules. In this process, the role is identified, the applicable policies are determined, the packets are inspected, and the action is determined. After the flow is identified, all subsequent packets associated with that flow are automatically handled in the CoreFlow2 ASICs without any further processing. In this way the Extreme Networks S-Series is able to apply a very granular level of control to each flow at full line rate.
Extreme Networks S-Series I/O modules are high performance, fully-featured switch routers that deliver a fully distributed switching system as well as management and route processing capabilities, where each module is individually driven and managed by on-board processors. Extreme Networks CoreFlow2 ASICs, together with firmware microprocessors, create a traffic control solution that delivers high performance and flexibility. This distributed ASIC-based architecture increases processing power as modules are added for a higher level of scalability and flexibility.
I/O fabrics and I/O modules are available with a wide array of interface types and port densities (10/100/1000BASE-TX, 1000BASE SFP, 10GBASE SFP+, 10GBASE-T and 40GBASE QSFP+) to address varied network requirements. All triple speed copper I/O modules are PoE-enabled. A number of I/O modules also include either one or two option-module slots; an option-module slot provides additional media and port speed connectivity via triple speed copper, Gigabit SFP, 10 Gigabit SFP+ or a combination of gigabit and SFP+ Ethernet ports. This further simplifies network design and reduces the cost of network deployments. All S-Series I/O Fabrics and I/O Modules include deep packet buffers per port to avoid dropped packets in the event of network congestion.
All S-Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports are dual speed and will also accept standard Gigabit SFP transceivers. This capability enables a smooth migration path from Gigabit Ethernet for connecting devices to 10 Gigabit Ethernet in the future. Customers can use Gigabit Ethernet optical uplinks today and migrate to 10 Gigabit at their own pace. In addition, all Gigabit SFP ports will accept Fast Ethernet 100BASE-FX/TX SFPs to enable connection of legacy devices.
S180 Class I/O and I/O Fabric Modules
The S180 class is designed to support the most demanding areas of the network where sustained high volumes of traffic are most common. Both 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet modules incorporate advanced traffic management mechanisms and large packet buffers to ensure optimal network performance, predictability and reliability. The S180 Class is optimized for 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet aggregation and the rigorous requirements of enterprise network core and data center. These modules support the full range of Extreme Networks OneFabric, CoreFlow2 features and advanced switching and routing without the need for additional licensing. The S180 class includes support for Virtual Switch Bonding via dedicated VSB SFP+ ports, which simplifies network virtualization functionality for the S-Series product lines. Dedicated VSB ports and support for Data Center Bridging protocols enable scalable virtual services in a data center environment.
S140 Class I/O Modules
The S140 class delivers a high performance, mid-tier switching solution that provides increased density and a lower-cost alternative in 10G aggregation scenarios. These modules offer the option for a high density, fabric-less aggregation solution by deploying gigabit and 10 Gigabit aggregation in the S3 chassis. The S140 class also provides high performance SFP and triple-speed with media flexibility and support for IEEE 802.3af PoE and IEEE 802.3at high power PoE standards. The S140 modules provide the gigabit aggregation connectivity for the S180 class chassis configurations. Dedicated VSB ports via Option Module and support for Data Center Bridging protocols enable scalable virtual services in a data center environment.
S130 Class I/O Modules
S130 class I/O modules are optimized for use in wiring closets for user connectivity, in the distribution layer to aggregate edge switches and in small and medium network cores. These modules provide high density with media flexibility and support for IEEE 802.3af PoE and IEEE 802.3at highpower PoE standards. S130 class I/O modules deliver scalable triple speed performance and flexibility to ensure compatibility with today’s high performance workstations, as well as legacy devices, while providing the highest levels of QoS, security, and bandwidth control via flow-based switching.
S130 class I/O modules include a unique feature that enables full line rate forwarding for bandwidth hungry workstations or when downstream switches are connected. Flex-Edge technology provides line rate forwarding through the switch even when the systems uplinks are in an oversubscribed state. This ensures that critical and time sensitive data passes through the switch to its destination at line rate, unlike inefficient methods used by other solutions on the market.
S130 class I/O modules support up to 512 users with up to eight authenticated users per port in contrast to S140/S180 class modules which support up to 1,024 users/devices per module with no restriction to the number of users per port. In cases where an S130 class I/O module needs to support more than 8 authenticated users per port, a software upgrade license may be purchased and applied to the module that enables this capability. The S-EOS-PPC license is required for each S130 class I/O module that requires 8 users per port restriction removed. Only one S-EOS-PPC license is required for the S130 class SSA switch.
High Availability HW Features
The S-Series includes many standard high availability features. These hardware-based features allow the S-Series to be deployed in mission critical environments that require 24/7 availability
High Availability Summary:
- Passive chassis backplanes S1A, S3, S4, S6, S8 chassis
- Meshed backplane architecture in the S3 chassis
- Hot swappable fan trays with multiple cooling fans
- Separate system and PoE power supplies
- Hot swappable power supplies
- Multiple AC input connections for power circuit redundancy
- Load sharing/redundant I/O fabrics S4, S6, and S8 chassis
- N+1 fabric redundancy in the S8 and S6 chassis
- Hot swappable I/O fabrics and I/O modules
- Multiple host CPU for N+X redundancy
- Virtual Switch Bonding
Examples of additional functionality and features that are supported in the Extreme Networks S-Series.
- Multi-user, Multi-method Authentication and Policy per port
- Line Rate, non-sampled Netflow (v5/v9)
- Server Load Balancing (LSNAT)
- Network Address Translation (NAT)
- Generic Route Encapsulation (GRE)
- Flow Setup Throttling (FST)
- Flex-Edge Technology
- High Availability Firmware Upgrades (HAU)
- Anti-Spoofing Protection and User tracking
- Virtual Private Port Service (GRE with Layer 2)
- Fabric Routing with IP Host Mobility
- Application Policy Controls (Bonjour, uPNP)
- Remote Port and Flow Mirrors
- Policy driven mirrors
- Layer 2 MAC Access Control Lists
- RADIUS Server Load Balancing
- DHCP Server (IPv4/IPv6)
Standards and Protocols:
Network Security and Policy Management
Class Of Service
Extreme Networks Management Suite (NMS)
Standard MIB Support
Private MIB Support
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
|Performance and Port Density|
|System Switching Capacity||40Gbs||120Gbs||120Gbps||320Gbps||360Gbps||1.28Tbps||1.92Tbps||2.56Tbps|
|System Switching Throughput||30Mpps||90Mpps||90Mpps||240Mpps||360Mpps||960Mpps||1440Mpps||1920Mpps|
|Total Backplane Capacity||-||-||-||320Gbps||525Gbps||3Tbps||7Tbps||9.5Tbps|
|Maximum 10/100/1000 Base-TX Class 3 PoE or 1000Base-X SFP (MGBIC) ports per system||48||48||48 (No PoE)||72||216||288||432||576|
|Maximum 10GBase-X SFP+ ports per system||4||4||4||24||96||112||168||232|
|Maximum 40GBase-X QSFP+ ports per system||-||-||-||6||-||24||36||48|
|SSA Performance and Port Density|
|Uplink Port Quantity||4||4||4||4||4|
|PoE Support||802.3af, 802.3at||802.3af, 802.3at||-||-||-|
|Airflow||Side to Side||Side to Side||Side to Side||Front to Back||Front to Back|
|I/O Module Specification: S130 Class Modules|
|Used in||S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis|
|PoE Support||802.3af, 802.3at||-|
|Option Module Slots||1, (Type1)||1, (Type1)|
|Module I/O Throughput||30Mpps||30Mpps|
|I/O Switching Capacity||40Gbps||40Gbps|
|I/O Module Specification: S140 Class Modules|
|Used in||S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S3/S4/S6/S8 Chassis|
|PoE Support||802.3af, 802.3at||-||-||-|
|Option Module Slots||2, (Type 2)||2, (Type 2)||-||-|
|Module I/O Throughput||120Mpps||120Mpps||120Mpps||120Mpps|
|I/O Switching Capacity||160Gbps||160Gbps||160Gbps||160Gbps|
|I/O Module Specification: S180 Class Modules|
|Used in||S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S4/S6/S8 Chassis|
|Option Module Slots||-||-||-|
|Module I/O Throughput||240Mpps||240Mpps||240Mpps|
|I/O Switching Capacity||320Gbps||320Gbps||320Gbps|
|I/O Fabric Module Specification: S130 Class|
|Wiring Closet, Distribution Layer, Small Network Core|
|Used in||S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis|
|Port Speed||802.3af, 802.3at|
|Option Module Slots||1, (Type 2)|
|Module I/O Throughput||45Mpps|
|I/O Switching Capacity||60Gbps|
|Fabric Throughput (Each)||240Mpps|
|Fabric Throughput (Load Sharing Pair)||480Mpps|
|I/O Fabric Module Specification: S180 Class|
|Used in||S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis||S1A/S4/S6/S8 Chassis|
|PoE Support||802.3af, 802.3at||-||-||-||-|
|Option Module Slots||2, (Type 2)||2, (Type 2)|
|Module I/O Throughput||120Mpps||120Mpps||240Mpps||240Mpps||240Mpps|
|I/O Switching Capacity||60Gbps||160Gbps||320Gbps||320Gbps||320Gbps|
|Fabric Throughput (Each)||960Mpps||960Mpps||960Mpps||960Mpps||960Mpps|
|Fabric Throughput (Load Sharing Pair)||1920Mpps||1920Mpps||1920Mpps||1920Mpps||1920Mpps|
|Physical Specifications||Dimensions (H x W x D)||Rack Units|
|S8-Chassis||63.96 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (25.19” x 17.60” x 18.63”)||14.5U|
|S8-Chassis-POE4||72.87 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (28.69” x 17.60” x 18.63”)||16.5U|
|S8-Chassis-POE8||77.31 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (30.44” x 17.60” x 18.63”)||17.5U|
|S6-Chassis||88.70 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.35 cm (34.92” x 17.59” x 18.64”)||20U|
|S8-Chassis-POE4||97.50 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.35 cm (38.39” x 17.59” x 18.64”)||22U|
|S4-Chassis||40.00 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (15.75” x 17.60” x 18.63”)||9U|
|S4-Chassis-POE4||48.90 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (19.25” x 17.60” x 18.63”)||11U|
|S3-Chassis-A||31.11 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (12.25” x 17.60” x 18.63”)||7U|
|S3-Chassis-POEA||37.46 cm x 44.70 cm x 47.32 cm (14.75” x 17.60” x 18.63”)||9U|
|S1-Chassis-A||8.69 cm x 44.88 cm x 60.27 cm (3.42” x 17.67” x 23.73”)||2U|
|SSA S130 and S150 (S-Series Standalone)||4.44 cm x 44.70 cm x 59.43 cm (1.75” x 17.60” x 23.40”)||1U|
|SSA S180 (S-Series Standalone)||4.37 cm x 44.73 cm x 57.30 cm (1.72” x 17.61” x 22.55”)||1U|
|Model number||Current Rating||Input Voltage||Input Frequency||Power Output (100-120v)||Power Output (208-240v)|
|S-DC-PS||-||48-60 V DC||-||1,200W||1,200W|
|SSA-FB-AC-PS-A (I/O Exhaust)||15A||100-240 VAC||50-60Hz||480W||480W|
|SSA-FB-AC-PS-B (I/O Intake)||15A||100-240 VAC||50-60Hz||480W||480W|
|POE (803.3af, 802.3at)|
|Model number||Current Rating||Input Voltage||Input Frequency||Power Output (100-120v)||Power Output (208-240v)|
|4 Bay POE Power||4,800W (max)||8,000W (max)|
|8 Bay POE Power||9,600W (max)||16,000W (max)|
|Operating Temperature||5° C to 40° C (41° F to 104° F)|
|Storage Temperature||-30° C to 73° C (-22° F to 164° F)|
|Operating Relative Humidity||5% to 95% (non-condensing)|
|Safety||UL 60950-1, FDA 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11, CAN/CSA C22.2, No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, EN 60825-1, EN 60825-2, IEC 60950-1, 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Directive)|
|Electromagnetic Compatibility||FCC 47 CFR Part 15 (Class A), ICES-003 (Class A), EN 55022 (Class A), EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, AS/NZ CISPR-22 (Class A). VCCI V-3. CNS 13438 (BSMI), 2004/108/EC (EMC Directive)|
|Environmental||2002/95/EC (RoHS Directive), 2002/96/EC (WEEE Directive), Ministry of Information Order #39 (China RoHS)|
Download the Extreme Networks S-Series Datasheet (PDF).