OmniSwitch 6860(E)

Secure, versatile LAN switches to meet on-campus business needs

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 6860 Stackable LAN Switches (SLS) are high performance and high availability switches that offers enhanced quality of service (QoS), user authentication, deep packet inspection (DPI) and comprehensive security features to secure the network edge. OS6860 Switch family enables seamless mobility for users and devices with a high degree of integration between the wired and wireless LAN. OS6860E family includes support for next generation of wireless LAN standards, 802.11ac wave 2, using existing cabling infrastructure. The enhanced models of the OmniSwitch 6860 family also supports emerging services such as application fingerprinting for network analytics and up to 75 watts of Power over Ethernet (PoE) per port, making it ready to meet the evolving business needs of enterprise networks.

These versatile LAN switches can be positioned:

  • At the edge of mid- to large-sized converged enterprise networks
  • At the aggregation layer
  • In a small enterprise network core
  • In the data center for GigE server connectivity and SDN applications  

The OmniSwitch 6860 family consists of these models:

  • OS6860E-P24
  • OS6860E-P48
  • OS6860E-P24Z8
  • OS6860E-24
  • OS6860E-48
  • OS6860E-U28
  • OS6860-P24
  • OS6860-P48
  • OS6860-24
  • OS6860-48

CodeGuardian™ technology ready for enhanced switch – level software integrity.

Benefits: OmniSwitch 6860E

  • With the variety of interfaces and models, the OmniSwitch 6860 family meets any customer configuration need and offers excellent investment protection and flexibility.
  • With upto eight switches in a  OmniSwitch 6860 Virtual Chassis, increases system redundancy, resiliency and high availability while simplifying deployment, operations and management of the network.
  • Ensures efficient power management, thereby reducing operating expenses and lowering total cost of ownership.
  • With its advanced PoE capabilities and high density of PoE ports, the OmniSwitch 6860 is ideal for converged campus deployments by offering deployment fl    simplifying the wiring and reducing the time to deploy edge devices such as VoIP phones, surveillance cameras, 802.11ac access points and emerging devices that require higher than 30 W, such as a thin virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) client, small cells, or even a small network switch.
  • Unified access and application fluent networks provide simplified network architecture with automated controls and enhanced security for both wired and wireless users. Offers enhanced management and security for reduced operational complexity costs.
  • User network profiles add intelligence to the network to automatically adapt as users move around the corporation without compromising the security.
  • With its advanced capabilities, the OmniSwitch 6860 shows outstanding performance when supporting real-time voice, data and video applications.
  • Improved user experience with the integration of services that enable employees to access the same applications and service, and have consistent experience across wired and wireless.
  • The OmniSwitch 6860 offers flexible deployment options and enables the network for BYoD deployments and zero-touch guest management.
  • Supports dynamic change of authentication (CoA) and enforces traffic remediation or restriction for non-compliant devices.
  • Provides control and increased security over corporate data/applications for the mixed personal and corporate environment for improved visibility and control for IT.
  • Opens the door for fast deployment of new network services that meet employees’ needs to continuously adopt new applications that support the business.
  • The support of SDN reassures customers that their investment is ready for the future and enables interoperability with third-party solutions.
  • Offers a solution that fits the enterprise needs and delivers agile value-added services, while simplifying the transformation of the campus networks to meet user needs: allows for optimal link usage, fast convergence, and ease of configuration in large L2 topologies
  • Enterprise-wide cost reduction through hardware consolidation to achieve network segmentation and security without additional hardware installation

Features: OmniSwitch 6860E

  • High-density Gigabit, Multi-Gigabit (2.5 Gig) and 10 Gigabit interface models
  • Virtual Chassis technology to create a single chassis-like entity with up to 32, 10 Gigabit uplinks and 384 Gigabit ports
  • Internal, hot-swappable power supplies, front-to-back cooling
  • providing the lowest power consumption in its class
  • Advanced functions integral of the AOS: quality of service (QoS), access control lists (ACLs), Layer-2/Layer-3 switching, Virtual LAN (VLAN) stacking and IPv6
  • IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at compliant PoE of 30 W per port on all ports
  • Support of high PoE (up to 75 W per port) on some ports
  • Application Monitoring and Enforcement
  • Advanced Unified Access features for converged campus network solutions in application fluent networks:
    • Integrated policy with dynamic user network profiles
    • Extensive security features for network access control (NAC), policy enforcement and attack containment
    • SIP fluency to provision and monitor QoS treatment of SIP flows
    • Airgroup™ Network Services for Bonjour and DLNA
  • Enables deployment of comprehensive and secure BYOD services in enterprise networks*:
    • Advanced guest management capabilities
    • Device on-boarding and automated 802.1x provisioning
    • Device posture/health check and fingerprinting
  • OmniSwitch 6860 is SDN ready:
    • Supporting programmable Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS) RESTful APIs, OpenFlow and OpenStack allow the creation of specialized services.
    • Shortest path bridging (SPB-M) for bridging and routed services
    • Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol (MVRP) and dynamic Virtual Network Profiles (VNP)
    • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)

*Requires Aruba ClearPass


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