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Product Line: Juniper EX8208 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
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Product Description

The EX8208-BASE-AC is an 8-slot chassis Juniper networking system featuring a passive backplane, 1x routing engine with switch fabric, and a 1x switch fabric module. It supports up to 16 line cards and offers a switching capacity of up to 6.8 Tbps, with a 320 Gbps full duplex per slot fabric capacity. The system is equipped with two 2000 W AC power supply units (PSUs), supports input voltages of 110 V AC and 220 V AC, and operates within a temperature range of 32°F to 104°F.

FAQs for the EX8208-BASE-AC

  • What components are included in the EX8208 2000 W AC system configuration?
    The system includes an 8-slot chassis with passive backplane, 1 fan tray, 1 routing engine with switch fabric, 1 switch fabric module, 2x 2000 W AC power supply units (PSUs) with power cords, and all necessary blank panels.
  • How many expansion slots does the EX8208 offer?
    It offers 11 expansion slots.
  • What is the maximum number of line cards that can be installed in the EX8208?
    The maximum is 16 line cards.
  • What is the switching capacity of the EX8208?
    It has a switching capacity of up to 6.8 terabits per second (Tbps).
  • Describe the power supply specifications for the EX8208.
    The EX8208 uses AC power, supports input voltages of 110 V AC and 220 V AC, and features redundant power supplies.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the EX8208 chassis?
    The dimensions are 17.5 x 22 x 23 inches (44.5 x 55.9 x 58.4 cm), and it weighs 128.5 lb (58.3 kg).
  • What is the form factor of the EX8208, and how does it mount?
    It has a rack-mountable form factor, compatible with a 14U rack unit.
  • What network technology does the EX8208 support?
    It supports 10/100/1000Base-T network technology.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for the EX8208?
    Operating temperatures range from 32°F to 104°F, and storage temperatures range from -40°F to 158°F.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the EX8208?
    The maximum operating altitude is up to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters).

Product Review

The Juniper EX8208-BASE-AC offers a high switching capacity of up to 6.8 Tbps and supports up to 16 line cards, making it suitable for environments requiring high-density and high-throughput networking capabilities. However, its large form factor, requiring 14U of rack space, and a weight of 128.5 lb, may pose challenges for deployment in space-constrained data centers. Additionally, the system's dual 2000 W AC power supplies ensure redundancy and reliability, but the overall power consumption and heat output necessitate efficient cooling solutions and power management strategies.


The Juniper EX8208-BASE-AC is a high-capacity, scalable networking solution designed for enterprise networks. This system includes an 8-slot chassis featuring a passive backplane, a single fan tray, a routing engine with integrated switch fabric, one switch fabric module, two 2000 W AC power supply units (PSUs) with power cords, and all necessary blank panels for unused slots. With its advanced hardware specifications, the EX8208-BASE-AC provides a solid foundation for building high-performance networks. Key hardware features of the Juniper EX8208-BASE-AC include: - Switching Capacity: Capable of supporting up to 6.8 terabits per second (Tbps), ensuring high-speed data transfer and efficient handling of large volumes of network traffic. - Expansion Slots: The chassis supports a maximum of 11 expansion slots, allowing for up to 16 line cards. This flexibility enables network customization and scalability to meet growing demands. - Power Supply: Equipped with dual 2000 W AC power supply units, the system ensures reliable operation. Its redundant power supply design enhances system uptime and stability. The EX8208-BASE-AC chassis measures 17.5 inches in width, 22 inches in depth, and 23 inches in height (44.5 x 55.9 x 58.4 cm), making it suitable for rack-mount installation in a standard 14U rack space. The total weight of the system is 128.5 pounds (58.3 kg), reflecting its sturdy build and capacity for extensive networking hardware. This networking system supports a wide range of network technologies, including 10/100/1000Base-T, offering versatile connectivity options for various network configurations. It has been designed to accommodate a 320 Gbps (full duplex) per slot fabric capacity, ensuring efficient data processing and transfer across all installed modules. Regarding power requirements, the EX8208-BASE-AC is compatible with both 110 V AC and 220 V AC input voltages, facilitating its deployment in diverse geographical locations and power environments. Its power source flexibility, combined with a redundant power supply system, underpins its reliability for critical network operations. The operational parameters of the EX8208-BASE-AC include a minimum operating temperature of 32°F and a maximum of 104°F. It can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40°F to 158°F, ensuring resilience in various environmental conditions. Additionally, it is capable of operating at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m), offering versatility for deployment in different physical locations. In summary, the Juniper EX8208-BASE-AC provides a high-performance, scalable, and reliable networking solution for enterprise environments. Its comprehensive set of features, including significant switching capacity, expansion capabilities, and resilient power supply options, make it an excellent choice for organizations looking to build or expand their network infrastructure.


Part Number and ManufacturerJuniper EX8208-BASE-AC
System Configuration8-slot chassis, passive backplane, 1 fan tray, 1 routing engine with integrated switch fabric, 1 switch fabric module, 2x 2000 W AC power supplies, power cords, blank panels included
Expansion Slot Count11 Maximum
Line Card Capacity16
Switch Fabric ThroughputMaximum 6.8 Terabits per second
Power Supply TypeAC
Physical Dimensions17.5 x 22 x 23 inches (44.5 x 55.9 x 58.4 cm)
Unit Weight128.5 pounds (58.3 kg)
Per Slot Capacity320 Gbps (Full Duplex)
Mounting OptionRack-Mountable
AC Input Voltage (low range)110 V AC
AC Input Voltage (high range)220 V AC
Power SourceInternal Power Supply
Support for Redundant Power SupplyYes
Rack Units14U
Depth21 inches
Height24.3 inches
Width17.3 inches
Network Interface Types10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
Minimum Operating Temperature32°F
Maximum Operating Temperature104°F
Minimum Storage Temperature-40°F
Maximum Storage Temperature158°F
Operational Altitude LimitUp to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters)

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