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
Auto-configuration and Auto-Image Install features allow the switches to be configured and imaged over the network using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) message exchange process. These features eliminate the need to stage devices prior to deployment, dramatically reducing operational expenses. Auto-configuration and Auto Image Install allow new branches and retail stores to rapidly deploy their networks, and they also enable software upgrades and security fixes to be performed at the touch of a button. A zero touch provisioning (ZTP) feature allows a DHCP server to push configuration details and software images to multiple switches at boot-up time.
Juniper Networks Junos Space Network Director can manage the EX2300-C as a standalone switch as well as satellite devices in a Junos Fusion Enterprise deployment.