The Aruba CX 6000 Switch Series is modern family of entry level access switches ideal for branch
offices, midsize businesses, and small enterprises. Designed for reliable, simple, and security-enhanced
access, the Aruba CX 6000 series provides a convenient and cost-effective wired access solution for
networks supporting IoT, mobile, and cloud applications.
The Aruba CX 6000 series is based on the Aruba ASIC architecture with the programmable AOS-CX operating system used across the entire Aruba CX portfolio for a more consistent, more efficient operator experience. This fully-managed series has convenient built-in uplinks with up to 370W of Class 4 PoE to support IoT devices such as security cameras and wireless APs. A compact and fanless model is ideal for use in quiet, small work spaces. The Aruba CX 6000 series is easy to deploy and use with flexible management choices, allowing the best fit for your business and network environment.
Related Aruba CX 6000 Switches
- Simplify IT operations with modern Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switch series that provides entry level, reliable, and convenient wired access connectivity.
- Convenient built-in 1GbE uplinks and up to 370W of Class 4 PoE for support of access points, client, and IoT devices.
- Compact and fanless 12 port PoE model for space-constrained deployments.
- Flexibility to manage with Aruba Central , easy to use Web GUI, CLI, or Aruba NetEdit.
- Software defined ready with REST APIs.
- HPE Limited Lifetime Warranty with no switch software licensing required.
Entry Level Aruba CX Access Layer Switches
The Aruba CX 6000 Switch Series offers Ethernet gigabit connectivity and optional PoE to provide
entry level, reliable, and convenient wired access connectivity for enterprise branch offices
and SMB networks.
Using Aruba AOS-CX operating system across Aruba CX switching platforms and
access-to-core-to-data center deployment domains provides a simpler, more consistent operator
Fully-managed enterprise class switches deliver Layer 2 capabilities with support static
routing, ACLs, robust QoS, traffic prioritization, sFlow, and IPv6 support.
Right size deployment with choice of 12, 24, and 48 port 1U models with convenient built-in 1GbE
uplinks and up to 370W of Class 4 PoE.
Simplifies ownership with no switch software licensing or subscriptions required.
Performance and Power
The Aruba CX 6000 Switch Series is designed with Aruba ASICs that deliver very low latency,
increased packet buffering, and adaptive power consumption.
Deploy wireless access points and IoT devices with Aruba CX 6000 switch models that support up
to 370W IEEE 802.3at Class 4 Power over Ethernet for up to 30W per port.
Up to four built-in wire speed 1GbE uplinks remove bottlenecks at the access layer where users
and devices connect.
Simplified Configuration and Management
The Aruba CX 6000 Switch Series provides flexibility to manage and simplify configurations with
Aruba NetEdit, Aruba Central , easy to use Web GUI, or industry standard CLI.
Aruba NetEdit introduces automation that allows for rapid network-wide changes, and verifies
policy conformance post network updates.
Software-defined ready with REST APIs for fine-grained programmability of network tasks.
Reduce manual IT operation tasks around initial deployment or on-going configuration changes to
accommodate adds, moves, and changes with colorless ports using local user roles and
Robust Security to Protect Your Network
The Aruba Instant On 1960 Switch Series lets you use VLANs and Access Control Lists to set
bounds on what data can be seen by which users.
Leverage 802.1X with a RADIUS server to ensure only known and authorized users can access your
Supports Automatic denial-of-service (DOS) monitors and protects the network against malicious
24x ports 10/100/1000BASE-T Ports
4x 1G SFP ports
1x USB-C Console Port
1x USB Type-A Host port
|Power supplies||Fixed power supply|
(H) 4.39 cm
(W) 44.2 cm
(D) 20.12 cm
(1.73” x 17.4” x 7.92”)
|Configuration Weight||2.62 kg (5.78 lbs)|
|CPU||Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1016 Mhz|
|Memory and Flash||4 GB DDR3|
|Packet Buffer||12.38MB (4.5MB Ingress/7.875MB Egress)|
|Model Switching Capacity||56 Gbps|
|Model Throughput Capacity||41.6 Mpps|
|Average Latency (LIFO-64-bytes packets)||1 Gbps: 1.5 μSec|
|Switched Virtual Interfaces (dual stack)||16|
|IPv4 Host Table (ARP)||1,024|
|IPv6 Host Table (ND)||512|
|IPv4 Unicast Routes||512|
|IPv6 Unicast Routes||512|
|MAC Table Capacity||8,192|
|IPv4/IPv6/MAC ACL Entries (ingress)||256 / 128 / 256|
|Operating Temperature||32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C) up to 5000 ft (1.5 km) derate -1°C for every 1000 ft (305 m) from 5000 ft (1.5 km) to 10000 ft (3.0 km)|
|Operating Relative Humidity||15% to 95% at 104°F (40°C) non-condensing|
|Non-Operating||-40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C) up to 15000 ft (4.6 km)|
|Non-Operating Storage Relative Humidity||15% to 90% @ 149°F (65°C) non-condensing|
|Max Operating Altitude||10000 feet (3 km) Max|
|Max Non-Operating Altitude||15000 feet (4.6 km) Max|
|Acoustic||Sound Power, LWAd = 3.9 Bel Sound Pressure, LpAm (Bystander) = 20.9 dB|
|Frequency||50 / 60 Hz|
|AC Voltage||100-127 VAC / 200-240 VAC||Current||0.6 A / 0.4 A|
|Power Consumption (230 VAC)||
Max Power (w/o PoE): 33W
|UL 60950-1; IEC 60950-1;EN 60950-1; CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1;EN 60825-1UL 62368-1 Ed. 2; IEC62368-1 Ed. 2; EN 62368-1:2014|
|VCCI-CISPR 32, Class A; CNS13438; ICES-003 Issue 6Class A; FCC CFR 47Part 15, Class A;EN 55032: 2015 +AC:2016 /CISPR-32, Class A|
|EN 60825-1:2007 / IEC 60825-1:2007 Class 1Class 1 Laser Products / LaserKlasse 1(Applicable for accessories - OpticalTransceivers only)|
|Generic||CISPR 24 / CISPR 35|
|EN||EN 55024:2010 / EN 55035:2017|
|Power frequency magnetic field||IEC 61000-4-8|
|Voltage dips and interruptions||IEC 61000-4-11|
|Harmonics||EN 61000-3-2, IEC 61000-3-2|
|Flicker||EN 61000-3-3, IEC 61000-3-3|
|Mounting and Enclosure|
|Mounts in an EIA-standard 19-inch telco rack or equipment cabinet (rack-mounting kit available); horizontal surface mounting; wall mounting|
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