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HPE J9821A - Aruba 5406R zl2 Switch

Product SKU: J9821A
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The HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series is the next-generation modular switch designed for enterprise edge and SMB and branch office core deployments. With enterprise-class resiliency and unprecedented flexibility, scalability and ease of use, the 5400R supports demanding network features such as hitless failover, power supply and management redundancy, QoS and security with full L3 features. Robust virtualization with HP AllianceOne solutions and flexible connectivity including 10 Gigabit Ethernet and full PoE+, the 5400R requires no add-on software licensing and is SDN ready with OpenFlow support.

Flexible, Powerful and SDN-Ready for the Campus Network

The HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series provides enterprise-class resiliency and unprecedented flexibility, scalability and ease of use for enterprise edge, and SMB and branch office core deployments.

High-speed, high-capacity architecture with 2 Tbps crossbar switching fabric delivers intra-module and inter-module switching with up to 785.7 million pps throughput.

Flexible connectivity options with 6 or 12 slot compact chassis for up to 96 ports of 10GbE (SFP+ and 10GBASE-T), up to 288 1GbE ports and up to 288 ports of PoE+ (9,250 W total PoE+ power budget).

SDN-ready with OpenFlow 1.3 support for future-proofing your network.

License-free software with advanced Layer 2 and 3 feature set including IPv6, IPv4 BGP, policy based routing, OSPF and robust QoS.

Resiliency and High Availability at the Edge

The HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series uses the 5th generation HP Networking ASIC and delivers wire-speed classification and policy enforcement. This hardware-based control of access and traffic allows protection, detection and response to network threats with no network performance degradation.

Nonstop switching and routing for improved support of applications such as unified communications and enhanced L3 high availability.

Redundant management and power provide enhanced system availability and continuity of operations.

Hot-swappable modules and optional redundant power supply provides uninterrupted power and allows swapping of modules with no impact on the network availability.

Powerful virtualization with versatile HP AllianceOne service modules.

Robust Security and Quality of Service for a Secure Network

The HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series includes a robust set of security and quality of services features to build a secure network that meets ever-changing corporate policies and compliances.

Flexible authentication options include Local MAC Authentication, 802.1X, MAC and Web Authentication, delivering greater security and policy-driven application authentication.

Advanced distributed denial of service (DDOS) protection, such as DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard, and ARP Protection, and flexible traffic controls, such as policy-based routing, QoS, and ACLs, to manage end-to-end application priorities.

Powerful multilevel-access security controls, such as varying security management login, RADIUS/TACACS+, and SSH to secure and control change management access.

Defend the edge of your IPv6 network with DHCPv6 Protection and Dynamic IPv6 Lockdown.

Single View of the Network

The HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series can be seamlessly managed with HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) to provide end-to-end network transparency with consistent network experience through comprehensive configuration, compliance and policy management.

RMON, XRMON and sFlow provide advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities for statistics, history, alarms and events.

Device Type

Switch - Managed

Enclosure Type

Rack-mountable 4U


Gigabit Ethernet

Power Over Ethernet (PoE)



Throughput:392.8 Mbps 
Routing/switching capacity:528 Gbps 
Switching fabric bandwidth:1015 Gbps


IPv4 routing table entries:10000 
IPv6 routing table entries:5000

MAC Address Table Size

64K entries

Routing Protocol

OSPF,RIP-1,RIP-2,BGP,IGMP,OSPFv2,static IP routing,IGMPv3,OSPFv3

Remote Management Protocol


Encryption Algorithm


Authentication Method

RADIUS,TACACS+,Secure Shell v.2 (SSH2)


VLAN support,auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X),IGMP snooping,half duplex mode,full duplex mode,sFlow,Virtual Route Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) support,Access Control List (ACL) support,Quality of Service (QoS),MLD snooping,STP Root Guard,Uni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD),Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVRST+),LLDP support,Port Security,DHCP protection,Class of Service (CoS),sFlow v5,Generic Attribute Registration Protocol (GARP),Type of Service (ToS)

Compliant Standards

IEEE 802.1Q,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.1p,IEEE 802.3af,IEEE 802.3ad (LACP),IEEE 802.1x,IEEE 802.1s,IEEE 802.1ad,IEEE 802.1v,IEEE 802.1ab (LLDP),IEEE 802.3at,IEEE 802.3az


Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots

6 (total) / 6 (free) x Expansion Slot



Power Device

Internal power supply

Installed Qty

0 (installed) / 2 (max)


Included Accessories

Fan tray

Rack Mounting Kit


Compliant Standards

FCC Class A certified,CISPR 22 Class A,CISPR 24,EN 60950,EN 61000-3-2,IEC 61000-3-2,IEC 61000-3-3,IEC 61000-4-11,IEC 61000-4-2,IEC 61000-4-3,IEC 61000-4-4,IEC 61000-4-5,IEC 61000-4-6,IEC 61000-4-8,IEC 60950,EN 61000-3-3,EN55024,EN55022 Class A,UL 60950,CSA 22.2 No. 60950,FCC Part 15,EN 61000-4-11


Dimensions &Weight


44.45 cm


45.09 cm


17.53 cm


11.11 kg


Manufacturer Warranty

Service &Support

Limited warranty - replacement - lifetime - response time:next business day 
Technical support - phone consulting - lifetime


Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature

0 °C

Max Operating Temperature

45 °C

Humidity Range Operating

15 - 95% (non-condensing)

Min Storage Temperature

-40 °C

Max Storage Temperature

70 °C

Humidity Range Storage

15 - 95% (non-condensing)


If you require additional items for your order including cables, modules and other accessories for your products, we are able to provide them. Simply call us on 0114 400 0038 so we can specify exactly what you need and add them to your order.

Shipping costs are calculated based on the total weight of your order. You will see the cost of shipping your order at the checkout. All orders are processed and shipped efficiently and next day delivery is often achieved. We aim to deliver all orders within 2 working days. Feel free to call us to check the likely delivery time of your order.


If you wish to return a product, please contact us in the first instance. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Products that are completely unopened can be returned without charge. If you have opened the packaging and box, you may be subject to a restocking fee.

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