Ruckus ICX 7650

High Performance Multigigabit Access and Aggregation Switches With 100GbE Support

The Ruckus ICX 7650 Switch is designed to meet the new challenges of the multigigabit wireless era. It delivers non-blocking performance, high availability, and scalability with Multigigabit Ethernet access (2.5/5/10GbE), high PoE output with 802.3bt** support as well as 10 Gigabit Ethernet Aggregation and 40/100GbE uplink options.

The ICX 7650 is an ideal solution for future proof campus edge deployment as an underlay to support the most demanding next genration wireless infrastructure. Additionally the fiber version of the switch delivers a highly cost effective medium density 1/10GbE aggregation solution with 24 SFP & 24SPF+ ports and 40/100GbE uplinks.

The ICX 7650 supports Ruckus Campus Fabric* as both a Port Extender (PE) and a Control Bridge (CB) delivering unmatched flexibility, scalability and simplified management for campus network deployments.

**Up to 90W per port, IEEE 802.3bt standard pending ratification. Compatible with uPoE.

Maximum Performance and Future-Proofing for 802.11ac Deployments and Beyond
Up to 24x 1/2.5/5/10G Multigigabit Ethernet ports
Up to 2x 100GbE uplink or stacking ports
Up to 2x 40 GbE uplink or 4x 40GbE stacking ports
PoE+/802.3bt** up to 90W per port
Up to 1500W PoE budget with two power supplies
High Availability for Aggregation/Distribution Deployment
Dual load sharing power supplies for system power redundancy
Redundant uplink/stacking ports
Instantaneous hitless failover to a standby controller
Stack level ISSU for continuous operations
Hot-insertion/removal of stack members to avoid service interruption
Advanced Features Delivers Great Design Flexibility
IPv4 and IPv6
BGP, OSPF, VRRP, PIM, PBR
VRF
MCT
VXLAN

Overview

  • Switching Capacity (Max)
    1.128 Tbps
  • Available Ports
    • Up to 48 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
    • Up to 24 1 GbE SFP ports
    • Up to 24 2.5/5/10 GbE RJ-45 ports
    • Up to 24 10 GbE SFP+ ports
    • Up to 2 40 GbE QSFP+ ports
    • Up to 2 100 GbE QSFP28 ports
  • Switches Per Stack (Max)
    12
  • Aggregated Stacking Bandwidth
    2.4 Tbps
  • PoE Technology
    PoE/PoE+/802.3bt** (90W)
  • Redundant Power Option
    Yes
  • sFlow
    Yes
  • OpenFlow (SDN)
    Yes
  • Campus Fabric Technology
    Yes*
  • L3 Capabilities
    RIP, OSPF, BGP VRRP, PIM, PBR, VRF
  • Hot-swappable PSUs and Fans
    Yes
  • Front-to-Back or Back-to-Front Airflow
    Yes
  • MCT
    Yes*
  • EEE
    Yes
  • VXLAN
    Yes*
  • MACsec
    Yes
  • *Available in a future software release

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

Multigigabit Technology

General Wireless Technologies

What it means:

Multi-gigabit technology and specifically the IEEE 802.3bz standard, was 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 operates above 1 Gbps, supports a new data rate of 2.5 Gbps, while still leveraging commonly deployed Cat 5e cabling. Enterprises can therefore maximize the performance of their WiFi 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 WiFi network performance.

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

VXLAN

Management Simplification

What it means:

Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) is a standard based encapsulation protocol that enables running an overlay network on the top of an existing physical network. An overlay network is a virtual network that delivers L2 services on the top of an exiting L3 network infrastructure creating new virtual L2 broadcast domains decoupled from the underlay network physical topology.

Why you should care:

VXLAN makes it easier for network engineers to bridge network segments across physical locations separated by L3 boundaries. It also facilitates traffic isolation between various applications and various classes of users or tenants, promoting security and privacy. VXLAN deployed on campus networks can speed up new location onboarding and reduces complexity when deploying new applications and network services across the campus.

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