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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper QFX5200 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The QFX5200-32C-AFI offers 32 QSFP+/QSFP28 ports, supporting up to 128 10GbE or 25GbE connections via breakout cables, and a maximum of 32 100GbE ports for high-density networking requirements. It features redundant (1+1) hot-pluggable 850 W AC/DC power supplies and back-to-front cooling to ensure consistent performance under various conditions. With a system throughput of up to 6.4 Tbps and a forwarding capacity of up to 2.4 Bpps, this 1 U sized device is designed for efficient space utilization and optimal data processing speeds.

FAQs for the QFX5200-32C-AFI

  • What is the maximum system throughput of this network device?
    The system throughput can reach up to 6.4 Tbps (bi-directional).
  • How many QSFP+/QSFP28 ports does the device have?
    It features 32 QSFP+ or QSFP28 ports.
  • What is the forwarding capacity of the hardware?
    The forwarding capacity of the system is up to 2.4 billion packets per second (Bpps).
  • Can you explain the power supply configuration?
    The device is equipped with redundant (1+1) hot-pluggable 850 W AC/DC power supplies.
  • What are the supported power input ranges?
    It supports 110-240 V single-phase AC power and -36 to -72 V DC power.
  • What kind of cooling system is used?
    The device utilizes a back-to-front cooling system.
  • What is the operating temperature range?
    The operating temperature range is 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C).
  • How much power does the device typically draw?
    The typical power draw is 380 W for both AC and DC, equivalent to 1,296 BTU/hr.
  • What is the maximum 100GbE port density?
    The maximum 100GbE port density is 32.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the device?
    The dimensions are 17.36 x 1.72 x 20.48 inches (44.09 x 4.37 x 52.02 cm).

Product Review

The Juniper QFX5200-32C-AFI offers high flexibility in network design with 32 QSFP+/QSFP28 ports that can be split into 128 10GbE or 25GbE ports, catering to diverse connectivity needs and supporting up to 6.4 Tbps of system throughput. However, its maximum power draw of 480 W and typical power consumption of 380 W could be a concern for environments aiming for energy efficiency. The inclusion of redundant fans and dual AC power supplies, along with back-to-front airflow, ensures system reliability and optimal cooling in dense rack deployments.


The Juniper QFX5200-32C-AFI is a high-performance, high-density switch designed for data center and high-end campus environments. It offers exceptional scalability and flexibility, making it ideal for creating high-performance computing clusters, building cloud infrastructure, and deploying mission-critical applications. The hardware specifications of the QFX5200-32C-AFI highlight its capabilities in handling massive data throughputs and providing extensive port density for various networking requirements. At the core of its design, the QFX5200-32C-AFI features 32 QSFP+/QSFP28 ports, which can be configured to support up to 128 10GbE or 25GbE connections through breakout cables. This flexibility allows network architects to scale operations efficiently, adapting to 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, or 100GbE networking requirements as needed. The maximum port densities are 128 for both 10GbE and 25GbE, 32 for 40GbE, 64 for 50GbE, and 32 for 100GbE, offering unparalleled flexibility in network design. The system's throughput reaches up to 6.4 Tbps bi-directional, with a forwarding capacity of up to 2.4 billion packets per second (Bpps). This high level of performance ensures that data flows smoothly and efficiently across the network, minimizing latency and maximizing throughput for data-intensive applications. In terms of reliability, the QFX5200-32C-AFI is equipped with redundant fans and two AC power supplies, ensuring continuous operation and minimizing downtime. The power supplies are hot-pluggable and support both AC and DC power inputs, with a maximum power draw of 480 watts and a typical power draw of 380 watts. This efficient power usage is complemented by a back-to-front cooling system that maintains optimal operating temperatures, thus extending the life of the device. The physical dimensions of the unit are 17.36 inches in height, 1.72 inches in width, and 20.48 inches in depth, fitting comfortably into a 1U rack space. Weighing in at 23.8 pounds, it is designed for easy installation and maintenance in data center racks. Key operational specifications include: - An operating temperature range of 32° to 104° F, allowing deployment in a wide variety of environments. - Storage temperature tolerance from -40° to 158° F, ensuring the device can be safely stored in extreme conditions. - Capable of operating at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet, providing flexibility for installations in varied geographical locations. - Designed to operate within a relative humidity range of 5% to 90% (non-condensing) and a non-operating humidity range of 5% to 95% (non-condensing), ensuring reliability in diverse environmental conditions. In summary, the Juniper QFX5200-32C-AFI stands out for its high-performance capabilities, extensive port density, and efficient power usage. Its robust feature set, including flexible QSFP+/QSFP28 ports and significant throughput and forwarding capacity, makes it an ideal choice for enterprise data centers and high-demand networking environments. Its design emphasizes reliability and adaptability, with redundant components and extensive environmental tolerances, ensuring that it can meet the needs of the most demanding networking tasks.


Model Number Juniper QFX5200-32C-AFI
Producer Juniper
QSFP+ and QSFP28 Interfaces 32, interchangeable between QSFP+ and QSFP28
Cooling System Dual, swappable fans with airflow from back to front
Energy Supplies Two AC units, supports redundancy
Data Throughput Capacity Maximum 6.4 Terabits per second, full-duplex
Packet Forwarding Rate Maximum 2.4 Billion packets per second
10GbE and 25GbE Support via Breakout Cables Up to 128 10GbE (SFP+), 128 25GbE (SFP28)
Max Ports for 10GbE 128
Max Ports for 25GbE 128
Max Ports for 40GbE 32
Max Ports for 50GbE 64
Max Ports for 100GbE 32
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) 44.09 x 4.37 x 52.02 cm
Form Factor 1 Rack Unit
Mass 10.8 kilograms
Power Supply Specification Dual, 850 W, hot-swap capable, AC/DC
AC Power Range 110-240 V, single phase
DC Power Range -36 to -72 V
Airflow Direction Back-to-front
Operational Temperature Range 0° to 40° C
Storage Temperature Range -40° to 70° C
Maximum Operational Altitude 610 meters
Humidity (Operational) 5% to 90%, non-condensing
Humidity (Non-operational) 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Power Consumption (Maximum) 480 W, 1,638 BTU/hr
Power Consumption (Typical) 380 W, 1,296 BTU/hr

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