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CX564P-N

64×100Gb QSFP28 Data Center Low Latency Leaf/Spine Switch with ROCEv2&EVPN Multi-homing, Enterprise SONiC NOS Installed, Marvell Teralynx

  • 64-Port 100G QSFP28
  • Industry leading low latency powered by Marvell Teralynx
  • Spine switch for large enterprise networks & data centers
  • Support RoCE, BGP-EVPN, VXLAN, MLAG, PFC, ECN, DCBX, INT,etc.
  • A feature-rich Enterprise SONiC NOS installed
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The Asterfusion CX564P-N is a 64 x 100G QSFP28 data center switch designed for leaf spine architecture. It offers low latency and boasts a line-rate L2/L3 up to 12.8Tbps switching performance thanks to the powerful Marvell Teralynx chip. This switch supports ROCEv2 and EVPN Mutihoming, with Enterprise SONiC pre-installed. With its cost-effective nature, the The Asterfusion CX564P-N stands out as the most affordable and efficient 12.8T open network switch for data center fabric.

64-Port 100G QSFP28 Low latency Leaf/Spine Switch for Data Center, Enterprise, AI, HPC, Ceph and NVME

  • 10/25G for servers, 40/50/100G uplinks for spine switches.
  • The compact 1U switch can be deployed as a leaf or top-of-rack (ToR) switch supporting 10/25GbE to servers with 40/50/100GbE, or as a spine switch supporting 40/50/100GbE spine interconnects.
  • Each QSFP28 port can be configured as 40/100GbE, or as 4x 10/25GbE or 2x 50GbE via breakout cables.
  • 3+1 hot pluggable built-in fans for superior cooling, reducing noise pollution.
  • 1+1 hot pluggable PSUs can be removed without shutting down the system.

Astefusion SONiC NOS Support RoCE, BGP-EVPN, VXLAN, MLAG, PFC, ECN, DCBX, INT

L2/L3 Features

  • VLAN: 4K VLAN / Access mode / Trunk mode / VLAN-Based MAC learning LAG / LACP / STP / MSTP / 9K Jumbo frame
  • LLDP: Neighborhood discovery& aging / Layer2/3 mode / Send &receive / Send / Receive / Custom TLV
  • IPv4 /IPv6: Forwarding/ IPv6 ND Proxy
  • ARP: Static ARP / Dynamic ARP / Ageing / Renew / Free ARP / ARP Proxy
  • Routing: Static routing / BGP / MP-BGP / OSPF
    Multipath: ECMP / Max support 252 channels / Elastic hash
  • DHCP: DHCPv4 / DHCPv6 / DHCPv4/v6 server / DHCPv4/v6 relay
  • Multi VRF: 256 VRF

High Reliability & Rich QoS

  • System: Container
  • MC-LAG: Physical link-based cross-chassis LAG
  • EVPN Multi-homing
  • BFD: BGP protocol association / OSPF protocol association
  • Network quality analysis: SLA / Track / ICMP-echo
  • Basic QOS: Multi-Queue scheduling / Flow classification / DSCP mapping queue / Speed limit strategy / Bandwidth guarantee / Tail drop / WRED
  • Advancing QOS:
    • PFC / ECN / ETS / DCBX
    • QCN / DCQCN / DCTCP
  • RoCEv2

Virtualization

  • VXLAN: VXLAN Encapsulate / Decapsulate / VTEP / Layer-2 forwarding / Layer-3 gateway / Distributed gateway / ARP inhibition
  • BGP EVPN :VXLAN L2/L3 tunnel automatically established / Dynamic propagation of virtual network routes / Distributed gateway / Symmetric IRB / ARP inhibition / VM migration awareness
  • PICFATM: PICFATM VRF mode / IPv6 mode / Distributed routing / VM migration awareness

Security & Easy Network Maintenance

  • ACL: ACL for IPv4/v6 / DSCP mapping, marking, classify / IACL / EACL
  • Control plane: protection IPv4 CoPP / IPv6 CoPP / Policy speed limited
  • AAA: TACACS+
  • Management: CLI / WEBUI / Controller/DevOps Ansible / Python/ONIE install / ZTP / SONiC upgrade / Warm reboot / Fast reboot / NTP
  • Monitoring: SPAN / ERSPAN / SNMP / Syslog / REST API / gRPC / CRM/
  • Telemetry: INT

Automate Installation & Easy Deployment

The Asterfusion CX-N switch supports ZTP (Zero Touch Provisioning), which be able to retrieve configuration files from local or remote file servers and then load the configurations into the switches automatically.

ONIE (open network install environment) is also preloaded on the switch.With ONIE, it can automatically install, upgrade and manage different versions of network operating system software. This combination of ZTP and ONIE would allow data center administrators to cut down the OAM workload and hence significantly reduce the overall operational cost.

01 / Ultra Low Latency Cloud Data Center Switch by using Marvell Teralynx

-For latency-sensitive cloud data center applications
Industry-leading low latency switching(~400ns) satisfy the requirements of latency-sensitive application

The Asterfusion CX532P-N offers industry-leading low latency switching capabilities as low as ~400ns in most application scenarios. Allowing it to more than satisfy the requirements of latency-sensitive applications, such as NVME, IoT,VR/AR/MR,high-frequency trading, big data analysis, machine learning and etc.

02 / Asterfusion SONiC NOS Support RDMA over Converged Ethernet (ROCE)

-Zero Packet Loss RoCE provides efficient lossless transport data center network

The Asterfusion CX532P-N supports RoCEv2 which allows remote direct memory access (RDMA) over an Ethernet network. It solves the delay of server-side data processing and frees up the CPU to do more important tasks, such as running applications and processing large amounts of data. It increases bandwidth and reduces latency, jitter, and CPU consumption, helping to build highly efficient and cost-effective data center networks.

03 / Asterfusion SONiC NOS Support VXLAN & BGP EVPN

-Implements a layer-2 virtual network structure dynamically
MP-BGP EVPN Technology

EVPN-VXLAN expands the potential number of Layer 2 domains and realizes services such as multi-tenant hosting and virtual machine migration.

04 / Asterfusion SONiC NOS Supports EVPN-Multihoming

AsterNOS 3.1-R0314P06.2, supports EVPN multihoming,adresses several customer challenges. Firstly, EVPN multihoming allows for the connection of a customer site to multiple Provider Edge (PE) devices, ensuring redundancy &high availability through multiple traffic paths. It also facilitates traffic load balancing across multiple PE devices. Moreever, it eliminates the need for complex protocols like STP and VRRP, thereby simplifying network design.

05 / Asterfusion SONiC NOS Support In-band Network Telemetry

-For intelligent cloud data center network operations

The Asterfusion CX532P-N switch supports INT(In-band Network Telemetry) which provides accurate and comprehensive real- time network telemetry information including port interfaces, packet latency, packet queue lengths, etc. Cloud data center network administrators can leverage INT information to optimize their business applications and network operations, helping to build efficient, intelligent and highly resilient data center networks.

Tech Specs

Weight

17 kg

Dimensions

440 × 560 × 88 mm

Switch Chip

Marvell Teralynx 7

Switch Capacity

12.8Tbps

Physical Dimension

19" 2RU

Thermal Airflow

Port-to-Power, Power-to-Port
What’s in the box
  • 2RU Switch Hardware
  • Preloaded Enterprise SONiC Distribution – AsterNOS
  • RJ45 serial console cable

Warranty

The Asterfusion CX564P-N switch is backed by a 2 year limited hardware warranty. Multiple extended support options, including advanced replacement and 24×7 support services, are available. Contact us for complete details.

FAQ

How AsterNOS is differ from SONiC Community?

Firstly, AsterNOS is a commercial SONiC NOS compare to native SONiC community, which means for enterprises, AsterNOS is a  ready to use version, especially we have optimized and upgraded network virtualization functions (Overlay Network), such as VXLAN & BGP- EVPN.

What are the features that your SONiC support?
It built on top of standard Linux systems and with SONiC/SAI as its kernel is characterized by fully open structure, completely decoupled hardware and software, loosely unionized software modules, high reliability architecture, and easy functional expansion. It leverages the latest technologies such as containers and in-memory database.
Does AsterNOS can run on other vendor’s hardware?
Our SONiC based AsterNOS can perfect run on our own hardware, in theory it can run on other vendor’s hardware, there will be a problem on verify the compatibility between our software and other vendor’s hardware,we can arrange a meeting call discuss specially. I strongly suggest you to use our own hardware, which supports the best software compatibility, tech support, hardware stability and of course very good cost.
Is there any license fee or software support fee that we need to pay for your version of SONiC?
Usually our AsterNOS runs on our own hardware (for Tofino and Teralynx), we provide either bare metal hardware, or hardware with AsterNOS, there is some amount of software cost if you choose H/W and S/W bundle, but this bundle should be more cost effective than today’s White Box from one vendor and NOS from another vendor.
How AsterNOS is differ from other SONiC software?

AsterNOS works on both Teralynx and Intel Tofino, and Marvell. Making SONiC be able to run these switch chips smoothly, which is our value to help people who want to use innovated features on today’s new switch chip other than Broadcom.

Does Asterfusion SONiC NOS support EVPN, VXLAN and MC-LAG ?

Yes, AsterNOS fully support EVPN, VXLAN and MC-LAG