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VERTEX 5000 Series
The VERTEX 5000 series delivers high-performance, and multilayer switching solutions for Enterprise and service provider networks. Designed to address the increased requirements for performance, and multilayer switching expected from Web-class switches, the VERTEX 5000 offers high-capacity routing, and full complement of intelligent services such as security, traffic management, Web cache redirection, and server load balancing.

Load balancing optimizes access performance by dynamically and efficiently distribute traffic load to existing servers and firewalls while comprehensive health checking ensures that all devices are operating at peak efficiency. With its accelerated SLB capabilities utilizing server cache technology, the VERTEX 5000 switch provides network managers with the ability to balance services across numerous servers at speeds of millions of packets per second.

The port based VLANs on the VERTEX 5000 series build security boundaries between LAN segments by restricting flooding only to ports included in a certain VLAN, while reducing traffic congestion. Ezsetup command facility, easy instructions to follow, enables users to set up and configure the switch without additional training on the network. Embedded Web-based management is also useful for simple administration and monitoring on the network.

The VERTEX 5000 series consists of two models. The VERTEX 5016 has 16 10/100 Base-TX auto-sensing Ethernet ports. The VERTEX 5032 features 32 10/100 Base-TX auto-sensing ports. Each port on the VERTEX 5000 series is capable of wire-speed throughput of 4.8 M packet per second (pps) at Layer 3. Full line-rate non-blocking switching performance delivers 11 Gbps of aggregate switch capacity, and support for up to 16,000 MAC addresses handles virtually any size network.


Easy configuration and Management

    Provide ezsetup command facility, and web-based management for easy installation, configuration, and management without additional training.
    Centralized administration and management via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) or Telnet through the console port.
Media Interfaces
    Provide 16/32 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing ports, adjusting automatically to the speed of the attached devices.
Wire speed Performance
    Remove switch bottleneck by supporting up to 11 Gbps throughput on all Ethernet ports and 4.8 M packet per second (pps) aggregate packet rate.
Bandwidth Optimization
    Support port trunking (multiple parallel active links) for high-speed connections.
Full Duplex Connection
    Support full-duplex operation on each port, which doubles the speed of each network connection simultaneously.
Traffic Control
    Support IEEE 802.3x flow control mechanism, preventing packet loss by sending a frame back to the source in full duplex mode.
Packet Switching
    Support store and forward switching to balance throughput when networks are busy and multiple packets are directed to the same port at the same time.
Address Management
    Support MAC address table maintaining up to 16,000 MAC addresses per switch on local area network.
Stack Port
    Enable switch clustering regardless of interconnection media to form a single IP management point and disburse all management instructions dictated by the network administrator.
Virtual LANs
    Create possible 4,094 port-based VLANs defined in the 802.1Q standard, and allow packet forwarding only between ports belonging to the same VLAN you create.
Port Mirroring
    Allow users to analyze network traffic copying all traffic to a monitor port on the MAC or IP address based switch.
Multilayer Switching
    Flatter integrating switching architectures, permitting the system to upgrade to Layer 3 or Layer 4 switching.
Server Load Balancing
    Evenly distributes heavy TCP/IP traffic across multiple aggregated links to relieve network congestion.
Firewall Load Balancing
    Balance traffic over multiple firewalls simultaneously for each flow, ensuring that the security policy is not compromised.
Cache Redirection Load Balancing
    Provide network intelligent load distribution across multiple network caches for maximized content availability.
Server Health Check

    Recognize failed servers and remove them from the list of active server for a length of time, after then the server is placed back on the list for new server connections.


    MODEL V 5016 V 5032
    CPU MPC 850 at 50 MHz
    Flash Memory 4 MB, expandable to 16 MB
    DRAM Memory 16 MB, expandable to 32 MB
    Buffer Memory 3 MB SRAM
    LAN ports 16 10/100M BASE-TX Ethernet ports 32 10/100M BASE-TX ports
    MAC addresses Maximum 64,000 EA
    Switching Mode Store and Forward
    Duplex Mode Half-duplex/Full-duplex
    Flow Control IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex
    Switching Fabric 11 Gbps
    Standard Protocols TCP/IP
    IEEE802.1d STP
    Console ports One serial port, RJ-45-to-DB-9 adapter
    VLAN 4,094 VLANs
    802.1q frame tagging technology
    Power Supply Dual Voltage : 100 to 220 VAC
    AC Line Frequency : 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Consumption : 35W


  • Immediate plug and play capability
  • MAC address table maintaining up to 2,048 addresses
  • Automatic on-demand address aging on a per-port basis
  • Full-duplex support for the increase in throughput
  • IEEE 802.3x flow control
  • 4.8 Gbps maximum forwarding bandwidth
  • 3.6 M pps aggregate packet-forwarding rate
  • Store and forward switching
  • Switch cluster through the stack port
  • Virtual LANs capability for security purpose
  • Server load balancing
  • Firewall load balancing
  • Cache redirection server load balancing
  • Load balancing using weighted round robin algorithm
  • Server health check for automatic unfailing
  • Console and Telnet support
  • Remote monitoring (RMON) and SNMP MIB II
  • Redundant power supplies with 2 AC inputs
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