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Product Line: Extreme Networks EC8404001-E6
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The EC8404001-E6 Extreme supports diverse physical connectivity options, including up to 8 x 100GBASE-QSFP28 ports, 24 x 40GBASE-QSFP+ ports, and 96 x 10GBASE-SFP+ ports, complemented by a 2.56Tbps full-duplex switch fabric architecture and a frame forwarding rate of 1,428Mpps per switch. It features advanced security and performance capabilities such as MACsec support for 10 Gigabit and Channelized 40 Gigabit ports, alongside comprehensive QoS and filtering with up to 3070 ingress IPv4 Access Control Entries (ACE) and 256 ingress IPv6 ACE. For operations and management, the device offers up to 95 mirrored ports, supports sFlow sampling at rates up to 3,000 samples per second, and facilitates extensive network monitoring through Fabric RSPAN with up to 1,000 VSN IDs per Region.

Key Feature for the EC8404001-E6

  • What is the maximum number of 100GBASE-QSFP28 ports supported?
    Up to 8 x 100GBASE-QSFP28 ports are supported.
  • How does MACsec support vary across port types?
    MACsec support is available for 10 Gigabit and Channelized 40 Gigabit ports.
  • What is the switch fabric architecture capacity?
    The switch fabric architecture supports a capacity of 2.56Tbps Full-Duplex.
  • Can you detail the frame forwarding rate?
    The frame forwarding rate is 1,428Mpps per switch.
  • What is the maximum jumbo frame size supported?
    Jumbo frames up to 9,600 Bytes (802.1Q Tagged) are supported.
  • How many Mirrored Ports are available?
    Up to 95 mirrored ports are available for use.
  • What is the range of the 100GBASE-CWDM QSFP28 transceiver?
    The 100GBASE-CWDM QSFP28 transceiver supports distances up to 2km over SMF.
  • What QoS and Filtering capabilities are available for IPv4?
    IPv4 ACE supports up to 3070 ingress and 251 egress.
  • How many sFlow samples per second can be processed?
    Up to 3,000 samples per second can be processed with sFlow.
  • What are the supported lengths for 40GBASE-QSFP+ Passive Copper Direct Attach Cables?
    Supported lengths are 0.5m, 1m, 3m, and 5m.

Product Review

The Extreme EC8404001-E6 offers extensive physical connectivity options, including up to 8 100GBASE-QSFP28 ports and up to 96 10GBASE-T ports, catering to diverse network requirements. However, it may present scalability challenges for rapidly growing networks due to its fixed port configuration and switch fabric architecture of 2.56Tbps full-duplex. Notably, it supports a wide range of transceivers and advanced features like MACsec for enhanced security, but its management capabilities, especially in high-demand environments, could be limited by the frame forwarding rate and mirrored port capacity.


The Extreme EC8404001-E6 is a versatile and high-capacity network switch designed to accommodate the demanding connectivity requirements of modern data centers and enterprise networks. It offers a wide range of physical connectivity options to suit various network architectures and applications, ensuring high performance and scalability. At the core of its physical connectivity capabilities, the EC8404001-E6 supports up to 8 100GBASE-QSFP28 ports, providing ultra-high-speed links for uplinks or inter-switch connections. For environments requiring a high density of connections, it accommodates up to 24 40GBASE-QSFP+ ports, 96 10GBASE-SFP+ ports, 96 10GBASE-T ports, 96 1000BASE-SFP ports, and 96 1000BASE-T ports. This flexibility allows for a wide range of devices to be connected, from high-performance servers and storage systems to traditional Ethernet devices, ensuring comprehensive network integration. The switch is built on a switch fabric architecture capable of delivering 2.56 Tbps full-duplex throughput. This high-capacity backbone supports a frame forwarding rate of 1,428 Mpps per switch, enabling efficient handling of traffic even under heavy load conditions. Additionally, it supports jumbo frames up to 9,600 bytes (802.1Q tagged), enhancing the efficiency of large data transfers across the network. Security is a paramount concern in network design, and the EC8404001-E6 addresses this with MACsec support for its 10 Gigabit and channelized 40 Gigabit ports, providing encryption and integrity protection for data in transit.
  • Fabric Connect technology, leveraging 802.1aq/RFC 6329 Shortest Path Bridging with Extreme Networks extensions, simplifies network configuration and increases flexibility.
  • Advanced QoS and filtering capabilities, with up to 3070 ingress and 251 egress IPv4 Access Control Entries (ACE) and 256 ingress IPv6 ACE, ensure prioritization and security of traffic.
  • Comprehensive operations and management features, including support for up to 95 mirrored ports, sFlow sampling at rates up to 3,000 samples per second, and Fabric RSPAN with up to 1,000 VSN IDs per region, facilitate detailed network monitoring and troubleshooting.
The EC8404001-E6 supports a variety of transceivers for different connectivity needs, including 100GBASE-QSFP28, 40GBASE-QSFP+, and their respective variants, ranging from passive copper direct attach cables to active optical cables and modules capable of extending connections up to 10 km over single-mode fiber. This ensures that the switch can be integrated into virtually any network topology, providing reliable, high-speed connections. In summary, the Extreme EC8404001-E6 is engineered to meet the needs of complex, high-demand network environments. Its extensive connectivity options, high throughput and forwarding rates, security features, and flexible management capabilities make it an ideal solution for organizations looking to build or expand their network infrastructure with a future-proof switch.


Part NumberEC8404001-E6
QSFP28 PortsMaximum of 8 x 100G
QSFP+ PortsMaximum of 24 x 40G
SFP+ PortsMaximum of 96 x 10G
10G-T PortsMaximum of 96
1000BASE-SFP PortsMaximum of 96
1000BASE-T PortsMaximum of 96
Switch Throughput2.56 Terabits per second, Bidirectional
Packet Forwarding Rate1.428 Billion packets per second
Support for Jumbo FramesUp to 9,600 bytes including 802.1Q tag
MACsec Supported Ports10G and 40G (channelized) ports
Shortest Path BridgingIEEE 802.1aq/ RFC 6329 with proprietary extensions
IPv4 Access Control Entries3070 for Ingress, 251 for Egress
IPv6 Access Control Entries256 for Ingress
Port MirroringUp to 95 ports
sFlow SamplingUp to 3,000 samples/sec
Fabric RSPANUp to 1,000 VSN IDs per region
100G QSFP28 DAC1m, 3m, 5m lengths
100G QSFP28 SR4Up to 100m over MMF
100G QSFP28 CWDMUp to 2km over SMF
100G QSFP28 LR4Up to 10km over SMF
40G QSFP+ DAC0.5m, 1m, 3m, 5m lengths
40G QSFP+ Break-Out Cables1m, 3m, 5m, Passive Copper
40G QSFP+ AOC Break-Out7m, 10m, 15m
40G QSFP+ AOC10m
40G QSFP+ LM4Up to 80m over MMF

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