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Product Line: Extreme x440 Series
Product Type: Summit X440-48p Switch
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Product Description

The 16506 Extreme features a 136 Gbps aggregated switch bandwidth and a 101 Mpps frame forwarding rate, designed for efficient data processing and management. It includes a variety of ports: 48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE-plus (RJ45) with four combo ports, 4 x 100/1000BASE-X (SFP) combo ports, along with 2 x SummitStack ports, a serial console port, and a 10/100BASE-T out-of-band management port, offering flexible connectivity options. The unit supports a redundant power supply, operates within a temperature range of 0° C to 45° C, and can function up to 3,000 meters altitude, ensuring reliable performance across various environments.

FAQs for the 16506

  • What is the aggregated switch bandwidth of the device?
    The aggregated switch bandwidth is 136 Gbps.
  • How does the frame forwarding rate impact network performance?
    A frame forwarding rate of 101 Mpps improves network efficiency by allowing high volumes of data packets to be processed quickly.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of this network device?
    Height: 1RU, 1.73 inches (4.4 cm), Width: 17.4 inches (44.1 cm), Depth: 10.0 inches (25.4 cm), Weight: 10.7 lb (4.845 kg).
  • Can you detail the port configurations available on this device?
    It includes 48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE-plus (RJ45) with 4 combo ports, 4 x 100/1000BASE-X (SFP) combo ports, 2 x SummitStack, 1 x serial (console port), and 1 x 10/100BASE-T out-of-band management port.
  • What power efficiency features does the device offer?
    It has a power efficiency of 69%, with a 600W power supply and a PoE budget of 380W.
  • Describe the fan speed and noise levels during operation.
    At low speed, fan RPM is 5900 with a noise level of 42 dB(A). At high speed, fan RPM is 11000 with a noise level of 57 dB(A).
  • What are the power supply specifications for this device?
    Power supply input socket is IEC 320 C14, with a power cord input plug/socket of IEC 320 C13/C14, and requires a minimum 18AWG power supply cord gauge. It also features a redundant power supply input socket with a 2x7 pin terminal block.
  • What operating conditions is the device designed to withstand?
    Operating temperature is 0° C to 45° C (32° F to 113° F), humidity is 10% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing, and altitude tolerance is 0 to 3,000 meters (9,850 feet).
  • How does the device support Power over Ethernet (PoE)?
    It supports PoE with a total budget of 380W, allowing devices connected to the 48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE-plus ports to receive power directly through the network cables.
  • What redundancy options are available for ensuring uninterrupted power supply?
    The device includes a redundant power supply connector, allowing for an additional power source to be connected, ensuring uninterrupted operation.

Product Review

The Extreme 16506 switch delivers a solid performance with a 136 Gbps aggregate switch bandwidth and a frame forwarding rate of 101 Mpps, catering well to high-demand networking environments. However, its acoustics can be a concern, with noise levels reaching up to 57 dB(A) at high fan speeds, potentially impacting work environments sensitive to noise. Additionally, while the switch supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) with a 380W PoE budget and offers redundancy with a secondary power supply connector, its power efficiency stands at 69%, which may affect its operational cost-effectiveness in energy-intensive setups.


The Extreme 16506 is a high-performance networking switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and enterprise networks. With a focus on hardware specifications, this product delivers impressive capabilities in a compact form factor. The device's aggregated switch bandwidth is a significant 136 Gbps, complemented by a frame forwarding rate of 101 Mpps, ensuring high-speed data transfer and efficient network traffic management. Weighing 10.7 lb (4.845 kg) and measuring 1RU in height (1.73 inches or 4.4 cm), 17.4 inches (44.1 cm) in width, and 10.0 inches (25.4 cm) in depth, the Extreme 16506 is designed for easy integration into any rack setup without occupying excessive space. Its hardware features include: - 48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE-plus (RJ45) ports, with 4 ports serving as combo ports alongside 4 x 100/1000BASE-X (SFP) combo ports, offering flexibility for different connectivity options. - 2 x SummitStack ports, 1 x Serial (console port), and 1 x 10/100BASE-T out-of-band management port, providing comprehensive management and stacking capabilities. - 1 x Redundant Power Supply connector, ensuring uninterrupted operation even in the event of a power supply failure. The switch operates efficiently with a fan speed ranging from 5900 RPM at low speed, generating a sound pressure level of 42 dB(A), to 11000 RPM at high speed, with a sound pressure level of 57 dB(A). Despite its power, the device maintains a power efficiency rating with a 600W power supply, offering a PoE budget of 380W and an overall efficiency of 69%. For power connectivity, it utilizes an IEC 320 C14 power supply input socket and supports a power cord input plug/input socket of IEC 320 C13/C14, with a minimum power supply cord gauge of 18AWG. Additionally, a redundant power supply input is facilitated through a 2x7 pin terminal block. The Extreme 16506 is built to operate in a wide range of environmental conditions, from 0° C to 45° C (32° F to 113° F) and a humidity range of 10% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing. It can also function at altitudes of up to 3,000 meters (9,850 feet), ensuring reliability across various installation locations. In summary, the Extreme 16506 switch offers a blend of high performance, extensive connectivity options, and reliable operation, making it a suitable choice for businesses looking to enhance their network infrastructure. With its efficient power usage, environmental resilience, and compact design, it represents a versatile solution for modern networking challenges.


Part Number16506
Total Switch Capacity136 Gigabits per second
Rate of Frame Transfer101 Million packets per second
Mass10.7 pounds (4.845 kilograms)
Unit Height1 Rack Unit, 1.73 inches (4.4 cm)
Unit Width17.4 inches (44.1 cm)
Unit Depth10.0 inches (25.4 cm)
Ports48 x 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE-plus (RJ45), including 4 combo ports
Combo Ports4 x 100/1000BASE-X (SFP)
Stacking Ports2 x SummitStack
Management Interfaces1 x Serial (console), 1 x 10/100BASE-T out-of-band
Additional Connector1 x Connector for Redundant Power Supply
Noise Level and Fan Speed (Low)5900 RPM, 42 dB(A)
Noise Level and Fan Speed (High)11000 RPM, 57 dB(A)
Power Efficiency600W, 69% Efficient
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Capability380W
Power Supply Connection TypeIEC 320 C14
Power Cord RequirementsIEC 320 C13/C14, Minimum 18AWG
Input for Redundant Power2x7 pin terminal block
Operational Temperature Range0° C to 45° C (32° F to 113° F)
Operational Humidity Range10% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Operational Altitude LimitUp to 3,000 meters (9,850 feet)

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