OmniSwitch 6450

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch™ 6450 Gigabit and Fast Ethernet Stackable LAN Switches are the latest value stackable switches in the OmniSwitch family of products. The OmniSwitch 6450 was specifically built for versatility offering models with/without 10G uplinks and optional upgrade paths for 10 Gigabit stacking, 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, from Fast to Gigabit user ports (L models) and Metro Ethernet services.

With an optimized design for flexibility and scalability as well as low power consumption, the OmniSwitch 6450 Stackable Gigabit  and Fast Ethernet Switch runs the field-proven Alcatel-Lucent Operating Software (AOS), providing an outstanding edge solution for highly available, secure, self-protective, easily managed and eco-friendly networks.

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6450 family is embedded with the latest technology, AOS innovations and offers maximum investment protection.

Deployments that can benefit from the OmniSwitch 6450 family of switches are:

  • Edge of small-to-mid-sized networks
  • Branch office enterprise and campus workgroups
  • Residential and commercial managed services applications
  • Service Provider network deployments

Available models:

  • OmniSwitch 6450-24
  • OmniSwitch 6450-24X
  • OmniSwitch 6450-24XM
  • OmniSwitch 6450-P24
  • OmniSwitch 6450-P24X
  • OmniSwitch 6450-48
  • OmniSwitch 6450-48X
  • OmniSwitch 6450-P48
  • OmniSwitch 6450-P48X
  • OmniSwitch 6450-U24
  • OmniSwitch 6450-U24X
  • OmniSwitch 6450-U24S
  • OmniSwitch 6450-U24SXM
  • OmniSwitch 6450-24L
  • OmniSwitch 6450-P24L
  • OmniSwitch 6450-48L
  • OmniSwitch 6450-P48L

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Benefits: OmniSwitch 6450

  • Meets all customer configuration needs and offers excellent investment protection and flexibility with easy deployment, operation, and maintenance
  • Provides outstanding performance when supporting real-time voice, data, and video applications for converged scalable networks
  • Ensures efficient power management, reduces operating expenses (OPEX) and lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) through low power consumption and dynamic PoE allocation, which delivers only the power needed by the attached device
  • Field-upgradeable solution makes the network highly available and reduces OPEX
  • Fully secures the network at the edge at no additional cost
  • Enterprise-wide cost reduction through hardware consolidation to achieve network segmentation and security without additional hardware installation
  • Supports cost-effective installation and deployment with automated switch setup and configuration and end-to-end virtual LAN (VLAN) provisioning
  • Simplifies metro Ethernet network OA&M for service providers

Features: OmniSwitch 6450

  • 24-port and 48-port, Power over Ethernet (PoE), non-PoE, and 24-port fiber models with two fixed small form factor pluggable (SFP+) 10-G interfaces ("X" models) and 10G-ready interfaces ("non-X" models) 
  • Scalability from 24 to 384 Fast Ethernet and gigabit ports with 16 10 GigE ports
  • Optional SFP+ stacking module
  • Optional 10 GigE uplink license option for "non-X" models 
  • Optional metro services feature license on "non-M" models for service provider deployments
  • Support for IEEE 802.3af as well as IEEE 802.3at-compliant PoE
  • Support for Precision Timing Protocol (PTP) through IEEE 1588v2 (“S” models only)       
  • Internal AC or DC -redundant power supplies


  • AOS field-proven software managed through a web interface (WebView), command line interface (CLI), and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Support for programmable AOS OpenFlow for the creation of specialized services.
  • Ethernet operations, administration and management (OA&M) support for service configuration and monitoring
  • Supported 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 bring your own device (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 for 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
  • 10 G uplinks with all "X" models
  • 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
  • Future-ready support for multimedia applications with wire-rate multicast
  • Airgroup™ Network Services for Bonjour speaking devices providing a 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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