Product Name Switch 8800 360 Gbps Fabric Module
The Switch Fabric Module is the core of the Switch 8800 system.
The Switch Fabric performs route calculation and provides all Layer 3 switching functionality.
It also performs Layer 2 switching between interface modules and where on-board Layer 2 switching is not possible.
Based on the address-forwarding table, the hardware performs line-speed switching of Layer 2 / Layer 3 data packets.
In addition to switching functions, the Switch Fabric Module performs control and management functions for the system.The management channel performs such functions as initialization and configuration of the system, data packet learning, protocol processing, and network management.
It also provides environmental monitoring, software upgrade and interface module control.
When a second fabric is installed in a Switch 8800, both switch fabrics are active, in essence doubling the performance of a switch compared to having just a single switch fabric, in addition, fabric resiliency is provided.
Product Type Switch Fabric Module
Management & Protocols
IEEE 802.1p (CoS)
IEEE 802.1Q (VLANs)
Traffic bandwidth limitation
Remote Monitoring (RMON)
Quality of Service (QoS) functions
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP v3)
Protocols RIP v2.0
Protocols OSPF v2
Protocols RIP v1.0
Security Features Access Control Lists (ACL)
Security Features RADIUS
Security Features 802.1X Port-based Network Access Control
MTBF 245442.76 Hour
Backplane: 30 Gbps per payload slot, for a maximum of 360 Gbps (Switch 8814)
Higher bandwidth and added reliability through link aggregation to create virtual connections
System configuration: CLI through console port for local or remote Telnet or SNMP v3 access
Multiple overlapping tagged VLANs support aggregated links and extension throughout the network
3Com Switch 8814 Starter Kit (3C17500)
3Com Switch 8810 Starter Kit (3C17501)
3Com Switch 8807 Starter Kit (3C17502)
Certifications & Standards
IEEE 802.3i (10BASE-T)
IEEE 802.3x (Flow Control)
IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3ae (10G Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3z (Gigabit Ethernet)
IEEE 802.ad (Link Aggregation)