Ruckus ICX 7150

Raising the Bar for Entry-Level Stackable Switches

The Ruckus ICX 7150 combines enterprise-class switching features with high performance at entry-level price.The ICX 7150 family of switches are in available in three formats: standard, Z-Series with Multigigabit support, and compact. The switch can operate in fanless mode outside of the wiring closet to provide silent operation for classrooms, hospitality suites, retail sites, hospitals or other noise sensitive environments.

The ICX 7150 is available in 12, 24 and 48 port 10/100/1000 Mbps models with 1/10 GbE dual-purpose uplink/stacking ports, and full PoE/PoE+ support. The ICX 7150-48ZP offers 16 Multigigabit ports, each with PoH up to 90 watts, plus 32 10/100/1000 Mbps ports with PoE+. The switch supports stack-level high availability and stack level ISSU (In Service Software Upgrade) to ensure service resiliency and business continuity.

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Enterprise-Level Capabilities
PoE/PoE+/PoH to power 802.11ac Wi-Fi products
Stack level high availability and stack level ISSU to improve network service resiliency
sFlow-based network monitoring
SDN-enabled with OpenFlow support
Easy transition to Ruckus Campus Fabric for network automation and management simplicity
Designed for Lean I.T. Staffs
Plug-and-play operations for powered devices via LLDP and LLDP-MED protocols
Auto-configuration ensures error free configuration and accelerates deployment
Hot-insertion and removal of stack members simplifies operations
Class-leading Performance and Scalability
Up to 12 switches per stack, up to 10km between stacked switches
Up to 8 x 10 GbE ports for stacking or uplinks
Software licensing upgrade - 1 GbE to 10 GbE of uplink/stacking ports
Flexible stacking adds capacity throughout the network without increasing the management load
  • Switching Capacity (max)
    304 Gbps
  • Available ports (max)
    12, 24 or 48 ports
    Up 48 x 10/100/1000 Mbps ports
    Up to 16 x 100/1000 Mbps/2.5 Gbps ports
  • Uplink/Stacking ports
    2 ports – 1 GbE RJ-45, Plus
    Up to 8 ports – 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+

  • Switches per stack (max)
    12
  • Aggregated stacking bandwidth
    480 Gbps
  • PoE technology
    PoE/PoE+/PoH
  • sFlow
    Yes
  • L3 capabilities
    Base L3, RIP, OSPF, PIM, PBR
  • OpenFlow (SDN)
    Yes
  • Campus Fabric technology*
    Yes
  • ISSU
    Yes
  • *Campus Fabric will be available for the ICX 7150 in a future software release

Ports on Demand

Performance Optimization

What it means:

The Ruckus ICX 7250 Switch has 8 ports that can be upgraded to 10 Gbps port speed with one or more Ports on Demand (PoD) licenses.

Why you should care:

Flexible licensing of 1 GbE to 10 GbE ports, for uplink or stacking, allows organizations to optimize network performance based on specific requirements by simply applying a software license. This eliminates the need to install a separate hardware module and makes network or infrastructure upgrade easier. The results are:

  • Faster response to network changes and needs
  • Cost-effective use of Ruckus switches
  • Stronger investment protection as performance/capacity needs expand

Related Products and Solutions

Ruckus Campus Fabric Technology

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Based on open standard IEEE 802.1BR Bridge Port Extension technology, Ruckus Campus Fabric integrates premium, mid-range, and entry-level switches by collapsing the network access, aggregation, and core layers into a single domain that shares services.

The control bridge and a port extender are the building blocks of a Campus Fabric. The traditional aggregation/core layer is replaced by switches that act as the control bridge which is the brain of the complete Campus Fabric technology. The access layer is replaced by switches that operate in port extender mode; these switches provide connectivity to PCs, laptops, IP phones, and other access devices. The control bridge communicates with the attached port extender devices using protocols defined in the IEEE 802.1BR standards.

Why you should care:

Traditional access networks are highly inefficient and rigid, requiring network teams to connect to each individual network devices to provision resources, apply configuration changes, and deploy network policies.

Unlike the traditional three-tier network design, Ruckus Campus Fabric collapses the network into a single logical device. This design centralizes control, simplifies deployment and management of services, and scales easily to handle growth. All the links between the switches are active at all times and traffic is load balanced. The results are:

  • Optimized performance
  • Increased resiliency
  • Faster network service deployment

Ruckus OpenFlow Hybrid Port Mode

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Ruckus OpenFlow hybrid port mode allows users to enable OpenFlow on any desired port on the Ruckus ICX switch while supporting other traditional switching features concurrently without increasing latency.

Why you should care:

Customers want to be able to create an OpenFlow overlay on top of existing production networks. The OpenFlow overlay would be used to support new premium services and SDN applications on top of the underlay network. With Ruckus hybrid port mode, a separate network is not needed to realize the benefits of SDN and OpenFlow.

sFlow

Location and Analytics

What it means:

sFlow is a standards-based packet sampling technology embedded into the Ruckus ICX Switches to provide network managers a scalable technique for measuring network traffic, collecting, storing, and analyzing traffic data. This enables tens of thousands of interfaces to be monitored from a single location.

Why you should care:

With increasing reliance on network services for business critical operations, any change in the network can impact the network performance and reliability. If sFlow is configured on various links, sFlow helps to:

  • Analyze traffic statistics and trends on those links
  • Overcome unexpected network congestion
  • Improve capacity planning

Multi-gigabit Technology

General Wireless Technologies

What it means:

Multi-gigabit technology and specifically the IEEE 802.3bz standard, formally introduced as 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T in 2016. IEEE 802.3bz is a standard for Ethernet over twisted pair copper wire at speeds of 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps.

Why you should care:

Gigabit connections have served us well for many years, delivering fast low-latency data to laptops, smartphones and other devices. However, the latest generation of APs can overwhelm a 1 GbE connection so that the wired network becomes a performance bottleneck. Multi-gigabit technology, which operate above 1 Gbps supports new data rate of 2.5 Gbps, while still leveraging commonly deployed Cat 5e cabling. Thus, enterprises can maximize the performance of their Wi-Fi networks in the most cost-effective, least-disruptive manner. The Ruckus ICX Z-series switches and the Ruckus R720 access point support multi-gigabit technology / 802.3bz to help organizations maximize their Wi-Fi network performance.