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SecureStack Performance Expectation


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Article ID: 7122

Products
C5-Series, C3-Series, C2-Series
B5-Series, B3-Series, B2-Series
A2-Series

Goals
SecureStack performance
Switching capacity

Solution
From the Enterasys C5-Series Switch Family datasheet:
Throughput Capacity (wire-speed)
35.7 mpps on C5Gxxx 24-port models
71.4 mpps on C5Gxxx 48-port models

Aggregate Throughput Capacity
224.0 gbps maximum per switch
1,792.0 gbps maximum per stack

Switching Capacity Dedicated to Stacking
128.0 gbps per switch dedicated to stacking
1,024.0 gbps aggregate dedicated to stacking

[/code]From the Enterasys C3-Series Switch Family datasheet:
Throughput Capacity (wire-speed)
35.7 mpps on C3Gxxx 24-port models
71.4 mpps on C3Gxxx 48-port models

Aggregate Throughput Capacity
192.0 gbps maximum per switch
1,536.0 gbps maximum per stack

Switching Capacity Dedicated to Stacking
96.0 gbps per switch dedicated to stacking
768.0 gbps aggregate dedicated to stacking

[/code]From the Enterasys C2-Series Switch Family datasheet:
Throughput Capacity (wire-speed)
13.1 Mpps on C2Hxxx models
35.7 Mpps on C2Gxxx 24-port models
71.4 Mpps on C2Gxxx 48-port models
65.5 Mpps on C2Kxxx models

Aggregate Throughput Capacity
160.0 Gbps maximum per switch
1,280.0 Gbps maximum per stack

Switching Capacity
17.6 Gbps on C2Hxxx models
48.0 Gbps on C2Gxxx 24-port models
96.0 Gbps on C2Gxxx 48-port models
88.0 Gbps on C2Kxxx models

Stacking Capacity
80.0 Gbps per switch dedicated to stacking
640.0 Gbps aggregate dedicated to stacking

[/code]From the Enterasys B5-Series Switch Family datasheet:
Throughput Capacity (wire-speed)
35.7 mpps on B5Gxxx 24-port models
71.4 mpps on B5Gxxx 48-port models

Aggregate Throughput Capacity
144.0 gbps maximum per switch
1,152.0 gbps maximum per stack

Switching Capacity Dedicated to Stacking
48.0 gbps per switch dedicated to stacking
384.0 gbps aggregate dedicated to stacking

[/code]From the Enterasys B3-Series Switch Family datasheet:
Throughput Capacity (wire-speed)
35.7 mpps on B3Gxxx 24-port models
71.4 mpps on B3Gxxx 48-port models

Aggregate Throughput Capacity
144.0 gbps maximum per switch
1,150.0 gbps maximum per stack

Switching Capacity Dedicated to Stacking
48.0 gbps per switch dedicated to stacking
384.0 gbps aggregate dedicated to stacking

[/code]From the Enterasys B2-Series Switch Family datasheet:
Throughput Capacity (wire-speed)
13.1 Mpps on B2Hxxx models
35.7 Mpps on B2Gxxx 24-port models
71.4 Mpps on B2Gxxx 48-port models

Aggregate Throughput Capacity
120.0 Gbps maximum per switch
960.0 Gbps maximum per stack

Switching Capacity
17.6 Gbps on B2Hxxx models
48.0 Gbps on B2Gxxx 24-port models
96.0 Gbps on B2Gxxx 48-port models

Stacking Capacity
40.0 Gbps per switch dedicated to stacking
320.0 Gbps aggregate dedicated to stacking

[/code]From the Enterasys A2-Series Switch Family datasheet:
Throughput Capacity (wire-speed)
8.3 Mpps on A2Hxxx 16-port models
9.5 Mpps on A2Hxxx 24-port models
13.1 Mpps on A2Hxxx 48-port models

Aggregate Throughput Capacity
17.6 Gbps maximum per switch
140.8 Gbps maximum per stack

Switching Capacity Dedicated to Stacking
4.0 Gbps per switch
32.0 Gbps aggregate

[/code]Notes:
  • The Stacking numbers are a subset of the per Switch and per Stack numbers.
  • The per Stack numbers equal the per Switch numbers x 8 switches maximum per stack.
  • The C5/C3/C2/B5/B3/B2 are wire-speed - even with routing enabled on the C5/C3/C2/B5/B3.

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