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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper EX4500 Switch Series
Product Type: Ethernet switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $600.00
Original price
$0.00 - $600.00
Current price $600.00
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Product Description

The EX4500-40F-VC1-FB is a Juniper network switch featuring 40x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ network ports and a 128 Gbps Virtual Chassis module, enhancing connectivity and scalability. It supports a switching capacity of 480 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 714 Mpps, with hardware support for Data Center Bridging and eight PFC (802.1Qbb) queues for improved network efficiency. The unit is designed for high-density deployments with dimensions of Height: 3.5 in (8.9 cm); Width: 17.25 in (43.8 cm); Depth: 21.1 in (53.6 cm), and supports versatile mounting options, accommodating both two- and four-post mounting in a 19-inch server rack.

Key Feature for the EX4500-40F-VC1-FB

  • What is the switching capacity of the 40-port GbE/10GbE SFP/SFP+ switch?
    The switching capacity is 480 Gbps.
  • How many network ports does the switch have?
    The switch has 40x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ network ports.
  • What is the weight and dimensions of the switch?
    The switch weighs 37 lb (17 kg) and measures 3.5 in (8.9 cm) in height, 17.25 in (43.8 cm) in width, and 21.1 in (53.6 cm) in depth.
  • Does the switch support Data Center Bridging (DCB)?
    Yes, the switch supports Data Center Bridging and eight PFC (802.1Qbb) queues.
  • What are the management port options available?
    Management ports include 1x RJ-45 Serial Console, 1x Gigabit Management RJ-45, and 1x USB port.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature for the switch?
    The maximum operating temperature is 113° F.
  • What type of airflow does the switch support?
    The switch supports front-to-back airflow.
  • Can the switch be mounted in both two- and four-post racks?
    Yes, it offers versatile mounting options for both two- and four-post 19-in server racks.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the switch?
    The forwarding rate is 714 Mpps.
  • How does the Virtual Chassis interconnect module enhance the switch's capabilities?
    The 128 Gbps Virtual Chassis interconnect module, with 2 x 64 Gbps ports, enhances the switch's capabilities by allowing for higher data throughput and connectivity between chassis.

Product Review

The Juniper EX4500-40F-VC1-FB offers high-density connectivity with 40x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports, making it suitable for demanding data center environments. It supports advanced features like Data Center Bridging and Priority Flow Control across eight queues, enhancing its efficiency in handling diverse traffic types. However, its considerable weight of 37 lb and large dimensions may pose challenges for deployment in space-constrained racks.


The Juniper EX4500-40F-VC1-FB is a high-performance, scalable, and flexible networking solution designed to meet the demands of today's data centers and high-end enterprise networks. This switch features 40 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports, providing ample capacity for high-bandwidth applications and services. It is engineered to support a wide range of networking requirements with advanced features and a high level of hardware capability. One of the standout features of the EX4500-40F-VC1-FB is its support for Data Center Bridging (DCB) and Priority Flow Control (PFC) with eight queues (802.1Qbb), ensuring efficient handling of data traffic and minimizing congestion in the network. This capability is essential for environments where lossless Ethernet is critical, such as in storage area networks and high-performance computing clusters. The switch offers a comprehensive set of management ports, including one RJ-45 serial console port, one Gigabit Management RJ-45 port, and one USB port, facilitating easy setup, management, and troubleshooting. With a switching capacity of 480 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 714 Mpps, the EX4500-40F-VC1-FB is built to handle the demands of intensive data environments, ensuring rapid data transmission and processing. The inclusion of a 128 Gbps Virtual Chassis module with two 64 Gbps ports enables the switch to be interconnected with other units in a Virtual Chassis configuration, simplifying network management and scaling. This feature allows multiple switches to operate as a single, logical device, providing enhanced operational efficiency and flexibility. Physically, the EX4500-40F-VC1-FB has a compact 2U form factor, with dimensions of 3.5 inches in height, 17.25 inches in width, and 21.1 inches in depth, making it suitable for deployment in a variety of environments. The switch's weight is 37 pounds with one AC and DC power supply included, and it offers versatile mounting options for both two- and four-post racks in 19-inch server racks. Additional hardware specifications include: - A MAC address table size of 32,000 entries, enabling the switch to efficiently manage large volumes of network traffic. - Support for jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes, facilitating the efficient transfer of large data packets across the network. - An operating temperature range from 32°F to 113°F and a storage temperature range from -40°F to 158°F, ensuring reliable operation in a wide range of environmental conditions. - An operating altitude of up to 10,000 feet and a non-operating altitude of up to 16,000 feet, with relative humidity tolerances of 10% to 85% (operating) and 0% to 95% (non-operating, non-condensing). Key highlights include:
  • 40x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports for high-density, high-speed networking.
  • 128 Gbps Virtual Chassis technology for scalable network architecture.
  • Advanced features such as Data Center Bridging and Priority Flow Control for optimized network performance.
In conclusion, the Juniper EX4500-40F-VC1-FB is engineered to address the complex requirements of modern data centers and enterprise networks, offering high performance, scalability, and a rich feature set to support a wide array of network applications and services.


Part Number and Manufacturer Juniper EX4500-40F-VC1-FB
Interface Configuration 40x SFP/SFP+ ports for 1GbE/10GbE, configured with front-to-back cooling
Virtual Chassis Capability 128 Gbps link using a dedicated module, inclusive of 2 ports at 64 Gbps each
Advanced Features Enables Data Center Bridging, includes support for 8 Priority Flow Control (PFC) lanes as per 802.1Qbb
Control and Management Interfaces 1x Serial RJ-45 Console, 1x RJ-45 for Gigabit Ethernet Management, 1x USB port
Switch Fabric Capacity 480 Gbps
Physical Dimensions Height: 3.5 inches (8.9 cm), 2U; Width: 17.25 inches (43.8 cm); Depth: 21.1 inches (53.6 cm)
Weight 37 pounds (17 kg) with both AC and DC power supplies installed
Mounting Options Compatible with both two- and four-post racks measuring 19 inches
Packet Forwarding Rate 714 million packets per second (Mpps)
MAC Address Capacity 32,000 entries
Maximum Frame Size 9,216 bytes for Jumbo Frames
Operational Temperature Range Minimum: 32°F; Maximum: 113°F
Storage Temperature Range Minimum: -40°F; Maximum: 158°F
Maximum Operating Altitude 10,000 feet (3,049 meters)
Maximum Non-operating Altitude 16,000 feet (4,877 meters)
Humidity Range (Non-operating) 0% to 95%, non-condensing
Humidity Range (Operating) 10% to 85%, non-condensing

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