LANCOM CS-8132F

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100G fiber core switch for enterprise campus networks

As a central node in campus networks, the LANCOM CS-8132F core switch meets the requirements of today's and tomorrow's bandwidth-intensive applications. Especially for companies with many locations and very high data traffic, the 32 high-performance wire-speed 100G QSFP28 industry-standard ports with up to 6.4 Tbps switch capacity are the powerful backbone of the network. This makes the LANCOM CS-8132F ideal for use as a core switch in three-tier networks and for realizing switch architectures with 100% uptime. Intelligent functions such as Virtual Port Channel (VPC / MC-LAG), redundant and hot-swappable power supply and fan modules, a selectable ventilation concept, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty make this possible. If the switch is managed via the LANCOM Management Cloud, you benefit from standardized management and location-independent real-time monitoring of all network components. Alternatively, you can use the industry-standard Web GUI and CLI for network management.

Technical features

  • 100G core switch with 32x 100G QSFP28 ports for distributed campus networks
  • Support of Virtual Port Channel (VPC or MC-LAG) to implement networks with 100% uptime
  • Full layer 3 functionality thanks to VRRP, DHCP, static and policy-based dynamic routing via OSPF v2/v3 and BGP4
  • Two variants available with different fan modules for front-to-back (F2B) or back-to-front (B2F) airflow for optimum cooling in 19” racks
  • Incl. 2x redundant, hot-swappable PSUs and 3x redundant (n+1), hot-swappable fans for maximum reliability 
  • Functional expansion option with integrated 64GB SSD for the use of third-party software such as monitoring applications (feature release after product launch)
  • Security with configurable access control on all ports as per IEEE 802.1X and access control lists
  • Secure remote management through TACACS+, SSH, SSL, and SNMPv3
  • Industry standard CLI
  • Cloud-managed LAN for fast configuration and convenient management via the LANCOM Management Cloud
  • LANCOM Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW) included

Highlights

High-performance three-tier networks in the campus environment

From 10G access switches and 10G/25G aggregation switches to the 100G core switch: With the LANCOM switch portfolio, you can implement modern three-tier LAN infrastructures, as required in larger campus networks. As the powerful backbone of the network, the core switch LANCOM CS-8132F serves up to 60,000 ports in high-availability network designs with VPC, and even up to 460,000 ports simultaneously in conjunction with stackable access switches and a predictable maintenance window.  It performs non-blocking switching tasks on layer 2 (data link layer) and routing tasks on layer 3 (the network or switching layer) and thus forwards data packets with maximum efficiency and latency-free (packet forwarding).

Techpaper: Two-tier & three-tier switch architectures

100G performance with 32 industry-standard ports

The LANCOM CS-8132F with 32x QSFP28 ports offers the necessary wire-speed performance for setting up a future-proof, three-tier campus network: transfer rates of 100 Gbps and a combined data throughput of 3.2 Tbps provide the necessary capacity to meet the increasing demands of data-intensive applications and a very high number of clients. In addition, all ports of the LANCOM CS-8132F are available natively and comply with the industry standard. This eliminates the need for a costly modular design and avoids the purchase of proprietary accessories when switching to LANCOM core switches. Conversely, this ensures a low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Network design with 100% uptime via VPC

Virtual Port Channel (VPC), or Multi-chassis Link Aggregation Group (MC-LAG), is the preferred solution for increasing the reliability of large network infrastructures. If you link two LANCOM CS-8132F in a VPC network and connect the underlying network components redundantly, the other switch remains active in the event of a failure or during in-service software update (ISSU) of one of the VPC-connected switches, thus ensuring 100% uptime. This is possible because both switches remain physically independent devices that merely form a virtual network. In addition, the link speed of the underlying network components is multiplied, as a VPC network allows multiple connections to the underlying level (active/active). For constant data forwarding, the switches exchange important information about the network, such as MAC tables, via their peer link.

Techpaper: Design guide – switch redundancy concepts

Techpaper: Setup guide – switch VPC configura­tion

Advantages

Maximum operational reliability with redundancies and airflow design

The LANCOM CS-8132F is equipped as standard with two hot-swappable power supply units for fast and uninterrupted replacement. Additional load capacity is provided by three replaceable fans (with n+1…

The LANCOM CS-8132F is equipped as standard with two hot-swappable power supply units for fast and uninterrupted replacement. Additional load capacity is provided by three replaceable fans (with n+1 redundancy). These can also be removed during operation. The switch achieves optimum cooling performance in the rack environment thanks to two hardware variants with different airflow designs and matching power supply units and fans: With a front-to-back or back-to-front airflow direction (F2B variant / B2F variant), the LANCOM CS-8132F meets the different cooling requirements. This extends the service life of the product and increases the flexibility of use.

Configurable access control & secure remote management

The LANCOM CS-8132F stops rogue clients from gaining unauthorized access to the network. This is ensured by secured access control on all ports as per IEEE 802.1X (port-based, single, multi, and MAC-based) or by ACLs (access control lists). Thanks to…

The LANCOM CS-8132F stops rogue clients from gaining unauthorized access to the network. This is ensured by secured access control on all ports as per IEEE 802.1X (port-based, single, multi, and MAC-based) or by ACLs (access control lists). Thanks to secure communication protocols such as SSH, SSL, and SNMPv3, professional remote management of the network is possible. The switch also supports the TACACS+ protocol for authentication, authorization, and accounting. This optimized solution promises maximum security for multi-site network management and monitoring.

Full layer 3 functionality

The LANCOM CS-8132F is capable of performing layer 3 tasks such as DHCP server functionality, i.e. IP address management, or the predefinition of network routes across one or more network segments. Thanks to dynamic routing, the switch can also react quickly to network changes. The optimal route for data traffic within the network is thus…

The LANCOM CS-8132F is capable of performing layer 3 tasks such as DHCP server functionality, i.e. IP address management, or the predefinition of network routes across one or more network segments. Thanks to dynamic routing, the switch can also react quickly to network changes. The optimal route for data traffic within the network is thus constantly redefined by the LANCOM CS-8132F based on the load level. This results in a load reduction on the router, so that these capacities are then additionally available for handling external data traffic and increase the efficiency of the entire network.

Cloud-managed LAN with port templates and Secure Terminal Access

With the LANCOM Management Cloud (LMC) and Cloud-managed LAN, the LANCOM CS-8132F offers quick and easy network integration as well as automatic…

With the LANCOM Management Cloud (LMC) and Cloud-managed LAN, the LANCOM CS-8132F offers quick and easy network integration as well as automatic provision of the configuration across locations with the a click of a mouse. Time-consuming individual device and switch port configurations are now a matter of the past. The targeted switch rollout via the LMC enables automatic VLAN assignment to switch ports including practical switch port profiles and therefore “zero-touch” assignment to the devices.

Secure Terminal Access provides access to the command line of the LANCOM switch ("CLI tunneling") directly from the LANCOM Management Cloud – encrypted and without leaving the cloud interface. Secure Terminal Access provides expert functions as well as extensive diagnostic and troubleshooting commands for the devices. Some highlights include: “trace” and “ping” commands for quick troubleshooting, access to low-level configuration parameters and detailed statistics of the LCOS SX operating system as well as secure remote access to third-party devices in the local network via the integrated SSH client.

Maximum future-proofing and digital sovereignty

As an established German manufacturer of IT network solutions, LANCOM stands for reliability and know-how. Software and hardware development as well as production take place primarily in Germany, as does the hosting of…

As an established German manufacturer of IT network solutions, LANCOM stands for reliability and know-how. Software and hardware development as well as production take place primarily in Germany, as does the hosting of the network management.  Special attention is given to providing trusted solutions with outstanding security features. Another important security characteristic of the products is that they are free from backdoors, as awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Economy with the quality seal “IT Security made in Germany”. All devices are always equipped with with hardware that is dimensioned for the future. Even across product generations, updates to the LANCOM operating system family are available several times a year, free of charge. his guarantees a long service life while staying technically up to date, which represents a true protection of your investment. In addition, LANCOM infrastructures are easily scalable thanks to maximum compatibility.

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LANCOM Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW)

This enterprise switch is reliably covered ex factory by the LANCOM Limited Lifetime Warranty. Regardless of the switch's operating time, the replacement service is valid until the End of Life status of the device (max.…

This enterprise switch is reliably covered ex factory by the LANCOM Limited Lifetime Warranty. Regardless of the switch's operating time, the replacement service is valid until the End of Life status of the device (max. 10 years). For perfect complement: Ensure minimal downtime in the event of a hardware defect with next-business-day delivery of a replacement device. We recommend LANcare NBD Replacement or in combination with guaranteed service times LANcare Direct Advanced 24/7 or 10/5.

Infopaper: LANCOM Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Options & accessories

¹ Compatible SFP modules: SFP-SR-MPO40, SFP-LR-LC40, SFP-SR-MPO100 (Preview), and SFP-LR-LC100 (Preview)

² Compatible Direct Attach Cable: SFP-DAC40-1M / -3M and SFP-DAC100-1M / -3M (Preview)

  • Fans: SFAN-CS8-B2F / SFAN-CS8-F2B (Preview)
  • Power supply units: SPSU-750-B2F / SPSU-750-F2B (Preview)

Service & support

Included services

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW): replacement service (return & replace) until the End of Life status of the device (maximum 10 years)
  • Security and feature updates within the LLW
  • Technical manufacturer support for LANcommunity partners and end customers with LANcare Direct or LANcare Premium Support

Optional services

Click below to get more information as well as the item numbers for convenient additional booking.

Click below to get more information as well as the item numbers for convenient additional booking.

Notes: Times are given in hours (h) or minutes (m) per days (d). For this switch, the products are available with different terms and can be easily added using the item numbers.

  • LANcare Direct 10/5
    Direct manufacturer support and security updates for 1, 3, or 5 years
    Availability: 10h / 5d, first reaction time: 2h (priority 1) up to 4h (priority 2)
    Item numbers for XXL variant: 10788 / 10789 / 10790
     
  • LANcare Direct Advanced 10/5
    Direct manufacturer support, security updates, and advance relacement for 1, 3, or 5 years
    Availability: 10h / 5d, first reaction time: 2h (priority 1) up to 4h (priority 2), delivery: NBD
    Item numbers for XXL variant: 10794 / 10795 / 10796
     
  • LANcare Direct 24/7
    Direct manufacturer support incl. 24/7 emergency hotline and security updates for 1, 3, or 5 years
    Availability: 24h / 7d, first reaction time: 30m (priority 1) up to 4h (priority 2)
    Item numbers for XXL variant: 10791 / 10792 / 10793
     
  • LANcare Direct Advanced 24/7
    Direct manufacturer support incl. 24/7 emergency hotline, security updates, and advance relacement for 1, 3, or 5 years
    Availability: 24h / 7d, first reaction time: 30m (priority 1) up to 4h (priority 2), delivery: NBD
    Item numbers for XXL variant: 10797 / 10798 / 10799
     
  • LANcare NBD Replacement
    Advance replacement in the event of a defect as a complement to the Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Delivery: NBD
    Item number for XXL variant: 61324
     
  • LANcare Premium Support 10/5
    Manufacturer support and security updates for projects
    Availability: 10h / 5d, first reaction time: 2h (priority 1) up to 4h (priority 2)
    (on request)
     
  • LANcare Premium Support 24/7
    Manufacturer support incl. 24/7 emergency hotline and security updates for projects
    Availability: 24h / 7d, first reaction time: 30m (priority 1) up to 4h (priority 2)
    (on request)

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Always keep track of all services and options for LANCOM hardware products with the practical Overview of the LANCOM Service & Support.

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