Aruba 5400R switch series Features and Benefits

The Aruba 5400R switch series is an industry-leading mobile campus access solution with HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed 802.11ac devices. Delivery Enterprise-class resilience with innovative flexibility and scalability for patrons to make digital workplaces that are optimized for mobile users with built-in wired and wireless Getting closer.

This series provides scalable aggregation with Virtual Switching Framework (VSF) Stacking technology, error-free failover, and rapid software upgrade for VSF 5400R stacks. Layer 2 and three advanced feature set includes OSPF, IPv6, IPv4 BGP, Tunneled Node, Robust Policy-based routing, and QoS without the necessity for a software license. supported a strong ProVision ASIC, the Aruba 5400R series switches features a high-capacity architecture with 2 Tbps crossbar switching fabric with low 2.1 μ latency, unprecedented programmability, and supports innovative SDN applications. This series offers flexible connectivity options with compact 6 or 12-slot chassis, 40 GbE line speed, up to 96 10GbE line speed ports, and up to 288 PoE + ports.

The 5400R is optimized for SDN with OpenFlow support and is straightforward to deploy and manage with advanced security and network management tools like Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager and Aruba AirWave.

Features and Benefits

Software-Defined Networks


Supports OpenFlow 1.0 and 1.3 specifications to enable SDN by allowing separation of knowledge paths (packet forwarding) and control (routing decision)

Fully flexible OpenFlow

Create custom OpenFlow pipelines (render stages) on-demand to support new SDNs applications (requires v3 modules) Unified wired and wireless

ClearPass Policy Manager

Supports unified wired and wireless policies using Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager

HTTP redirect function

Supports HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution

Change automatic settings

Automatically configure the switch for various settings like VLAN, CoS, PoE max power, and PoE priority when Aruba AP is detected

User role

A set of switch-based policies in areas like security, authentication, and QoS. A user

The role is often assigned to a gaggle of users or devices through switch settings or ClearPass

Tunneled node per port

Provide a secure tunnel to hold network traffic by the port to Aruba Controller. Authentication and network policies are going to be enforced and enforced at the controller.

Quality of Service (QoS)

Advanced QoS supported classifiers

Classifies traffic using various matching criteria supported information from layers 2, 3, and 4; apply QoS policies like setting priority level and rate limit for selected traffic on a port or per VLAN base

Traffic prioritization

Allows real-time traffic classification into eight priority levels assigned to eight queues

Shape bandwidth

  • Port-based frequency capping provides increased bandwidth enforced per input/output per port
  • Rate limiting supported classifiers uses an access control list (ACL) to enforce higher bandwidth for inbound traffic on each port
  • Reduced bandwidth provides reduced bandwidth per port and per output queue

Class of Service (CoS)

Sets the IEEE 802.1p priority tag supported IP address, IP sort of Service (ToS), Layer 3 protocol, TCP / UDP port number, source port, and DiffServ administration

Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)

Simplify switch infrastructure setup using Aruba Activate or DHCP process with AirWave Network Management

New IP SLA for voice

Monitor voice traffic quality with UDP Jitter and UDP Jitter for VoIP (requires v3 modules)

Remote smart mirror

Mirrors selected inbound / outbound traffic supported ACL, port, MAC address, or VLAN to an area or HPE 8200 zl, 6600, 6200 yl, 5400 zl, 5400R, 3500, or 3800 remote located switch


IEEE 802.3az Low Power Ethernet

Reduces power consumption in periods of low link usage (v2 zl 10/100/1000 compliant and 10/100 modules)

IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Provides up to fifteen .4 W per port to PoE devices that suits IEEE 802.3af, like IP phones, wireless access points, and security cameras

IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus

Provides up to 30 W per port, for up to 288 ports simultaneously, for PoE and PoE + devices, like IP video phones, IEEE 802.11n wireless access points, and pan/zoom/tilt security cameras

pre-standard PoE support

Detects and powers pre-standard PoE devices


High-speed, high-capacity architecture

2Tbps crossbar switching fabric provides intro module and inter-module switching with 785.7 million PPS of throughput on specially designed ProVision ASICs

Selectable queue settings

Allows higher performance by selecting the number of queues and partners memory buffering that best meets the wants of network applications

Resilience and high availability

Virtual Switching Frame (VSF)

Create a resilient virtual switch from two switches; servers or switches are often connected

using standard LACP for automatic load balancing and high availability; simplify the network

operation by reducing the necessity for complex protocols like Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP), and VRRP (requires v3 modules)

New rapid software update

Reduce VSF stack downtime during an upgrade by sequentially updating the members on the stack reducing downtime to a couple of seconds (requires v3 modules)

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Allows groups of two routers to dynamically copy one another to make high availability routed environments for IPv4 and IPv6 networks

Uninterrupted change

Improves network availability to raised support critical applications like unified. communication and mobility; The interface and fabric modules still change traffic during. Active Management Module Failover to Standby

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