The Juniper Networks EX2300-C Ethernet Switch offers an economical, entry-level solution in a compact, fanless form factor for access layer deployments in branches, retail, and workgroup environments. To simplify network operations, the EX2300-C is hardware-ready to act as a satellite device to support a Juniper Networks Junos Fusion Enterprise deployment, which can combine several wiring closets into one logical management platform. For smaller deployments, the EX2300 also supports Juniper Networks Virtual Chassis technology, allowing up to four interconnected switches to be managed as a single logical device, delivering a scalable, pay-as-you-grow solution for expanding networks.
The Juniper Networks EX2300-C Ethernet Switch delivers a compact, silent, and power-efficient platform for low-density branch deployments and commercial access or enterprise workgroup environments outside the wiring closet.
Featuring 12 10/100/1000BASE-T access ports and two 10GbE uplink ports with and without Power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) in a fanless design, the EX2300-C switches deliver a powerful solution for supporting services such as unified communications, IP telephony, closed circuit television (CCTV), and other applications in office, classroom, hospitality, and other space and wiring-constrained environments. The key features of the EX2300-C switch include:
- Multiple hardware configurations:
- 12 10/100/1000BASE-T access ports and two SFP+ 10GbE uplink ports
- 12 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE/PoE+ access ports and two SFP+ 10GbE uplink ports
- IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) compliance, allowing a variety of devices to draw power from the switch through the access ports
- Ability to participate as a satellite device in a Juniper Networks Junos Fusion Enterprise fabric
- Virtual Chassis support, allowing up to four switches to be interconnected and managed as a single logical device (optional license required)
- Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) support for GbE access ports
- Compact design featuring fanless and noiseless operation
The EX2300-C model switches include a number of features that make them ideal for low-density, open space deployments.
Compact Form Factor
At 10.98 inches wide and 9.4 inches deep, EX2300-C switches can be easily and discreetly installed on desktops, on or under shelves, or on walls. An optional magnetic mounting pad is available for securing the EX2300-C switches to metal surfaces. Rack-mount kits are also available for installing the switches in standard 19-inch wiring racks. Wall mounting can be done using the flexible mounting slots on the bottom of the chassis to attach to the screws on the wall.
The EX2300-C switches are fanless, resulting in a silent operation suitable for deployments in workgroup areas. The fanless design also reduces power consumption and improves mean time between failures (MTBF) by eliminating moving parts.
The fanless design reduces the power consumed by the EX2300-C switches. Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) ports ensure low power consumption when the network link is idle.
Working as an enforcement point within the Access Policy Infrastructure, the EX2300-C provides standards-based 802.1X port-level access control as well as L2-L4 policy enforcement based on user identity, location, device, or a combination of these. If access is granted, the switch assigns the user to a specific VLAN based on authorization levels.
The EX2300-C also provides a full complement of port security features, including DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection (DAI), and media access control (MAC) limiting to defend against internal and external spoofing, and man-in-the-middle and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
Security slots on either side of the switch accept locking devices that physically secure switches, preventing them from being easily removed in open space or unsecured environments.
The EX2300-C-12P switch delivers power for supporting networked devices such as telephones, video cameras, IEEE 802.11n WLAN access points, and videophones. It supports the IEEE 802.3af PoE standard, as well as IEEE 802.3at PoE+ with a budget of 124 watts. At maximum power, the 12-port EX2300-C- 12P can provide the full 15.4 watts of Class 3 PoE to a maximum of eight ports simultaneously, and the full 30 watts of PoE+ to a maximum of four ports simultaneously. Attached devices draw the necessary power until the PoE power budget is exhausted.
Junos Operating System
The EX2300-C switches run the same Junos OS that is used by other Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches, QFX Series Switches, Juniper Routers, Juniper SRX Firewalls, and the Juniper NFX Series Network Services Platform. By using a common operating system, Juniper delivers a consistent implementation and operation of control plane features across all products.
Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty
The EX2300-C switches include an enhanced limited lifetime hardware warranty that provides next business day advance hardware replacement for as long as the original purchaser owns the product. The warranty includes lifetime software updates, advanced shipping of spares within one business day, and 24x7 Juniper Networks Technical Assistance Center (JTAC) support for 90 days after the purchase date. Power supplies and fan trays are covered for a period of five years.