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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper QFX5100 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The QFX5100-96S-DC-AFO is equipped with 96 SFP/SFP+ ports and 8 QSFP+ ports, supporting a switching capacity of 2.56 Tbps/1.44 Bpps. It features dual redundant, hot-pluggable DC power supplies and N+1 hot-pluggable fan modules, ensuring continuous operation and optimal cooling with front-to-back airflow. Additionally, the switch offers a variety of management ports, including 1x RJ-45 Serial Console, 1x RJ-45 Gigabit Management, 1x Gigabit SFP Management, and 1x USB, along with 2x Expansion Module Slots for enhanced connectivity options.

FAQs for the QFX5100-96S-DC-AFO

  • What is the switching capacity of the QFX5100 switch?
    The QFX5100 switch has a switching capacity of 2.56 Tbps/1.44 Bpps.
  • How many management ports are available on this device?
    There are 4 management ports: 1x RJ-45 Serial Console, 1x RJ-45 Gigabit Management, 1x Gigabit SFP Management, and 1x USB.
  • Can the QFX5100 support 10GbE connections?
    Yes, it supports up to 104 10GbE connections using breakout cables.
  • What are the power options for the device?
    It supports 110-240 V single phase AC power and -36 to -72 V DC power with dual redundant (1+1) and hot-pluggable power supplies.
  • Does the QFX5100 come with any expansion module slots?
    Yes, it includes 2 expansion module slots.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the switch?
    The maximum operating altitude is up to 2,000 meters (610 m).
  • What are the cooling features of the QFX5100?
    It features front-to-back cooling with redundant (N+1) and hot-pluggable fan modules.
  • How many 40GbE QSFP+ ports does the switch have?
    The switch has 8 40GbE QSFP+ ports.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the QFX5100?
    The dimensions are 3.46 x 17.36 x 22.44 inches (H x W x D) and it weighs 32.5 lb (14.74 kg).
  • How does the QFX5100 handle large data frames?
    It supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes.

Product Review

The Juniper QFX5100-96S-DC-AFO switch offers a high switching capacity of 2.56 Tbps and 1.44 Bpps, catering to demanding data center environments with its 96 SFP/SFP+ and 8 QSFP+ ports, enhanced by dual expansion module slots for scalability. However, its power consumption at 263W might be a consideration for energy-conscious deployments. The inclusion of redundant fans and power supplies, along with comprehensive management port options, ensures reliability and ease of management in high-availability network infrastructures.


The Juniper QFX5100-96S-DC-AFO is a high-performance, high-density network switch designed for data center and enterprise environments. This model is equipped with 96 SFP/SFP+ ports and 8 QSFP+ ports, providing a versatile platform for high-speed connectivity. The switch supports 1GbE and 10GbE on SFP/SFP+ ports, with the capability to expand up to 104 10GbE connections using breakout cables. Additionally, the 40GbE QSFP+ ports offer high-density, high-speed networking options for backbone connections or uplinks. Key hardware specifications include dual redundant, hot-pluggable power supplies that ensure continuous operation and minimize downtime. The switch operates efficiently with a power consumption of 263W and supports both AC and DC power inputs, making it adaptable to various data center power infrastructures. The Juniper QFX5100-96S-DC-AFO is designed for reliability, featuring redundant (N+1) and hot-pluggable fan modules that maintain optimal operating temperatures through front-to-back airflow. Management of the device is facilitated through multiple ports, including a RJ-45 serial console, a RJ-45 Gigabit Management, a Gigabit SFP Management port, and a USB port. This array of management interfaces allows for flexible and accessible management options, whether onsite or remotely. The switching capacity of the QFX5100-96S-DC-AFO is impressive, with a throughput of 2.56 Terabits per second (Tbps) and a forwarding rate of 1.44 Billion packets per second (Bpps), ensuring high performance and low latency for data-intensive applications. The switch also supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes, optimizing performance for large data transfers. Designed for ease of integration and scalability, the switch features two expansion module slots, providing options for additional connectivity or features to meet growing network demands. Its compact size, with dimensions of 3.46 x 17.36 x 22.44 inches and a weight of 32.5 lb, allows for efficient use of rack space in dense server environments. - Operating temperatures range from 32° to 104° F, with storage temperatures from -40° to 158° F, ensuring reliability in various environmental conditions. - The switch can operate at altitudes up to 2,000 meters, with relative humidity tolerance from 5% to 90% during operation and 0% to 95% when not operating. - The device supports up to 32 ports per Link Aggregation Group (LAG), enhancing bandwidth and network resilience. The Juniper QFX5100-96S-DC-AFO is a versatile, high-capacity switch that meets the demands of modern data centers and enterprise networks, offering a blend of performance, reliability, and scalability. Its comprehensive feature set and robust design make it suitable for a wide range of networking applications, from high-density server connectivity to high-speed fabric architectures.


Item Number Juniper QFX5100-96S-DC-AFO
Manufacturer Juniper
Port Configuration 96 SFP/SFP+, 8 QSFP+ ports
Cooling System Exchangeable fan units, airflow direction from front to rear
Power Supply Interchangeable dual DC power units
Administrative Ports 1x RJ-45 Console, 1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet for Management, 1x Gigabit SFP for Management, 1x USB port
Expansion Options Two slots for additional modules
Throughput 2.56 Terabits per second / 1.44 Billion packets per second
Energy Use 263 Watts
Mass 32.5 pounds (14.74 kilograms)
Size (H x W x D) 3.46 x 17.36 x 22.44 inches (8.8 x 44.09 x 57 centimeters)
Cooling Direction Front to rear airflow
1GbE SFP Support 96 ports (48 for Copper 1GbE)
10GbE SFP+ Capacity 104 ports (utilizing breakout cables)
40GbE QSFP+ Availability 8 ports
Power Supply Characteristics Dual, 1+1 redundant, hot-swappable
Electrical Input 110-240 V AC, single phase; -36 to -72 V DC
Fan Mechanism N+1 redundancy, hot-swappable
Mounting Compatibility Standard 19-inch server rack
Operational Heat Range 32° to 104° Fahrenheit (0° to 40° Celsius)
Storage Temperature Range -40° to 158° Fahrenheit (-40° to 70° Celsius)
Maximum Operating Altitude Up to 2,000 feet (610 meters)
Humidity Range While Operating 5% to 90%, non-condensing
Humidity Range When Stored 0% to 95%, non-condensing
Frame Size Support Up to 9,216 bytes (Jumbo Frame)
Ports per Link Aggregation Group Maximum 32

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