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Product Line: Juniper QFX10002 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The QFX10002-36Q Juniper system offers a high-capacity networking solution with 36 QSFP+ 40GbE ports, expandable to 144 10GbE SFP+ or 12 100GbE QSFP28 ports, powered by two 1600 W AC/DC power supplies. It delivers impressive performance with a system throughput of up to 2.88 Tbps and a forwarding capacity of up to 1 Bpps, housed in a 2U form factor with dimensions of 17.4 x 3.46 x 31 in. Designed for efficiency and scalability, it supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes, with a total packet buffer of 12 GB, and operates within a temperature range of 32° to 104° F.

FAQs for the QFX10002-36Q

  • What is the system throughput of the QFX10002 switch?
    The system throughput of the QFX10002 switch is up to 2.88 Tbps.
  • How many 40GbE QSFP+ ports does the switch have?
    The switch features 36 QSFP+ ports for 40GbE connections.
  • What are the power supply specifications for the QFX10002?
    The QFX10002 is equipped with two redundant 1600 W AC/DC power supplies.
  • Can you specify the maximum 100GbE port density available on this system?
    The maximum 100GbE port density available on the system is 12 ports.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the QFX10002 switch?
    Dimensions are 17.4 x 3.46 x 31 inches (44.2 x 8.8 x 78.7 cm), fitting in a 2U rack space.
  • How much does the QFX10002 weigh?
    The QFX10002 weighs 50 lbs. (23 Kg).
  • What is the typical power draw of this device?
    The typical power draw of the device is 560 W (AC, DC), equivalent to 1,911 BTU/hr.
  • What is the maximum size for jumbo frames on the QFX10002?
    The maximum jumbo frame size is 9,216 bytes.
  • How much packet buffer memory is available on the QFX10002?
    There is a total of 12 GB of packet buffer memory available on the system.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for the QFX10002?
    The operating temperature range is 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C), and the storage temperature range is -40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C).

Product Review

The Juniper QFX10002-36Q switch offers high throughput and forwarding capacity, peaking at 2.88 Tbps and 1 Bpps, respectively, making it suitable for high-demand environments. However, its maximum power draw of 800W might be a concern for energy-conscious operations, despite its ability to provide a significant number of 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE port densities within a compact 2U form factor. Additionally, the inclusion of redundant power supplies and a total packet buffer of 12 GB enhances its reliability for critical network infrastructure, although the operating temperature range could limit deployment in extreme environments.


The Juniper QFX10002-36Q is a high-performance, high-density switch designed for top-of-rack, end-of-row, and spine-and-leaf data center deployments. This switch is part of Juniper's QFX10000 line, offering advanced features and flexibility that make it suitable for a wide range of data center environments. With its 36 QSFP+ ports, the QFX10002-36Q can support up to 36 40GbE connections, providing significant bandwidth for demanding applications. Additionally, it offers 12 QSFP28 ports that can be utilized for 100GbE connections, enhancing the switch's capability to handle high-throughput workloads. The switch is also capable of supporting up to 144 10GbE connections through breakout cables, making it an extremely versatile solution for data centers needing to maximize port density and minimize space usage. The system's throughput is capable of reaching up to 2.88 Tbps, with a forwarding capacity of up to 1 Bpps. This level of performance ensures that the QFX10002-36Q can handle large volumes of data, making it an ideal choice for environments where speed and efficiency are critical. Key hardware specifications include: - Dimensions of 17.4 x 3.46 x 31 inches, fitting comfortably in a 2U rack space. - A weight of 50 lbs., making it manageable for installation and maintenance. - Two 1600 W AC/DC power supplies, ensuring redundancy and reliability in power delivery. - A maximum power draw of 800 W and a typical power draw of 560 W, optimizing energy use while maintaining high performance. - Support for jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes, allowing for efficient large data packet transmissions. Additional features that enhance the QFX10002-36Q's capabilities include a total packet buffer of 12 GB, ensuring smooth data flow even under heavy traffic conditions, and a management port that supports both fiber (SFP) and 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45) Ethernet connections, providing flexibility in network management. The operating conditions of the QFX10002-36Q are designed to accommodate a wide range of data center environments, with an operating temperature range of 32° to 104° F and an operating altitude of up to 10,000 ft. The switch's design also meets GR-63, Zone 4 earthquake requirements, highlighting its durability and reliability.
  • System throughput of up to 2.88 Tbps.
  • Forwarding capacity of up to 1 Bpps.
  • Maximum power draw of 800 W, with a typical power draw of 560 W.
Overall, the Juniper QFX10002-36Q is engineered to meet the needs of modern data centers, offering high density, flexibility, and performance in a compact, efficient package. Whether deployed as a top-of-rack switch or as part of a spine-and-leaf architecture, the QFX10002-36Q is designed to support the most demanding data center operations.


Model NumberJuniper QFX10002-36Q
ManufacturerJuniper Networks
TypeQFX10002 System
Port Configuration36x 40GbE QSFP+, 12x 100GbE QSFP28, 144x 10GbE SFP+
Power SuppliesTwo 1600 W AC/DC
Cooling MechanismThree fan trays
40GbE Port Amount36 QSFP+ ports
100GbE Port Availability12 QSFP28 ports
System Throughput CapabilityMaximum 2.88 Terabits per second
Packets Forwarding RateUp to 1 Billion packets per second
10GbE Ports Maximum144
40GbE Ports Maximum36
100GbE Ports Maximum12
Dimensions17.4 x 3.46 x 31 inches (44.2 x 8.8 x 78.7 cm)
Form Factor2 Rack Unit (2U)
Device Weight50 pounds (23 kg)
Maximum Energy Consumption800 Watts / 2,730 BTU per hour
Typical Energy Usage560 Watts / 1,911 BTU per hour
Support for Jumbo FramesUp to 9,216 bytes
Power SourceDual 1600 W AC/DC supplies
Packet Memory Buffer12 Gigabytes
Management Port TypeEthernet SFP or RJ-45
Operational Temperature Range32° to 104° Fahrenheit (0° to 40° Celsius)
Storage Temperature Range-40° to 158° Fahrenheit (-40° to 70° Celsius)
Maximum Operating Altitude10,000 feet (3,048 meters)
Operational Humidity5 to 90% non-condensing
Non-operational Humidity5 to 95% non-condensing
Seismic ResilienceConforms to GR-63, Zone 4 standards

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