OmniSwitch 6250

Stackable fast Ethernet LAN switch

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch™ 6250 is a stackable layer-2+ Fast Ethernet LAN value switch family for both the enterprise and Ethernet access segments. The enterprise models address the small and mid-sized enterprise edge and branch office environments, while the metro models address the residential and business Ethernet access supplied by service providers.

With an optimized design for flexibility and scalability as well as low power consumption, the OmniSwitch 6250 runs the field-proven Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS), providing an outstanding edge solution for highly available, self-protective, easily managed and eco-friendly networks.

Solutions benefiting from the OmniSwitch 6250 family of switches are:

  • Edge of small to mid-sized networks
  • Branch office enterprise workgroups
  • Residential or metro Ethernet triple-play applications

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Benefits: OmniSwitch 6250

  • Provides simplified selection with only two enterprise models (PoE and non-PoE)
  • Reduces sparing and inventory costs
  • Allows for any mix of PoE and non-PoE, up to 416 ports
  • Small form factor and low noise output make the OmniSwitch 6250 ideal for collocation environments. The low power consumption reduces operating expenses and cooling costs, lowering OPEX and resulting in faster return on investment (ROI).
  • Leads the industry in price/feature-performance ratio and offers customers a cost-efficient network technology upgrade without the necessity of moving to a higher priced layer-2+ gigabit solution
  • Provides outstanding features and performance for supporting scalable, real-time voice, data and video applications for converged networks
  • Allows existing AOS customers/users immediate familiarity with the product from day one, reducing their total cost of ownership (TCO) and training costs. New users may choose the method of switch access most beneficial to their needs.
  • Lifetime warranty eliminates service program costs and ongoing service renewals, lowering TCO and allowing customers to reach ROI targets more quickly.

Features: OmniSwitch 6250

  • Offers innovative half-rack-wide models for a great variety of switch combination deployments
  • Highly efficient and optimized in their form factor, power consumption and acoustic output
  • A feature-rich, cost-effective, 10/100 stackable switch built on the latest ASIC technologies
  • Scalability from 24 to 192 Fast Ethernet and 16-gigabit uplink ports  
  • The Alcatel-Lucent virtual chassis design provides resiliency with integrated 5 G HDMI performance
  • Optional metro services feature license for service provider deployments
  • Support for IEEE 802.3af as well as IEEE 802.3at-compliant PoE
  • AC or DC redundant power supplies
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty Software and Hardware Support included


  • AOS field-proven software with management through web interface (WebView), command line interface (CLI) and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Supporting programmable AOS OpenFlow for the creation of specialized services
  • Ethernet operations, administration and management (OA&M) support for service configuration and monitoring
  • Support by Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista™ 2500 Network Management System (NMS)
  • Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) applications for service providers


  • Flexible device and user authentication with Alcatel-Lucent Access Guardian (IEEE 802.1x/MAC/captive portal) with Host Integrity Check (HIC) enforcement
  • Enables deployment of comprehensive and secure BYOD services in enterprise networks such as guest management, device on-boarding, device posturing, application management and dynamic change of authentication (CoA)
  • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) and Access Control Lists (ACLs) for traffic control, including an embedded Denial of Service (DoS) engine to filter out unwanted traffic attacks
  • Extensive support of user-oriented features such as learned port security (LPS), port mapping, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) binding tables and User Network Profile (UNP)

Performance and redundancy

  • Advanced layer-2+ features with basic layer-3 routing for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Triple-speed (10/100/1000) user interfaces and fiber interfaces (SFPs) supporting 100Base X or 1000Base-X optical transceivers
  • Wire-rate switching and routing performance
  • High availability with virtual chassis concept, redundant stacking links, primary/secondary unit failover, hot-swappable power options and configuration rollback


  • Enhanced Voice over IP (VoIP) and video performance with policy-based QoS
  • Support for multimedia applications with wire-rate multicast
  • Airgroup™ Network Services for Bonjour®-speaking devices provides consistent experience over wireless and wired networks
  • IEEE 802.3at PoE+ support for IP phones, wireless LAN (WLAN) access points and video cameras


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