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Is your network ready to handle demanding application traffic and ready to connect new users and IoT devices quickly and safely?

Is it smart enough to simplify network operations so that no matter your IT resources, big or small, you can focus on your business?

The CX 6000 switches bring simplicity, reliability, and cost-effective enterprise-class connectivity to the edge of your network.

The new Aruba CX 6000 Switch Series delivers a simple and convenient Layer 2 access solution ideal for branch offices, midsize businesses, and SMBs looking for cost‑effective, reliable, and secure wired access.

Get your network ready for tomorrow’s unpredictable demands and simplify your IT operations with the Aruba CX 6000 Switch Series. Based on the cloud-native AOS-CX operating system used across the Aruba CX portfolio, the CX 6000 is the new entry level series built to meet branch office, midsize business, and SMB requirements for secure connectivity and power. With convenient built-in uplinks and up to 370W of IEEE 802.3at Class 4 PoE, this series is prepared to connect and power IoT devices such as security cameras and wireless APs. A compact and fan-less 12 port model is ideal for use in quiet workspaces.

The CX 6000 series is easy to deploy with flexible management choices that include web GUI, CLI, and cloudbased and on-premise Aruba Central1 management, so you can choose the best fit for your business and network environment. Delivering Layer 2 capabilities with enhanced access security, traffic prioritization, and IPv6 support, the CX 6000 also simplifies ownership and brings peace of mind with no switch software licensing and a Limited Lifetime Warranty.


  • Enterprise-class Layer 2 connectivity with support for ACLs, robust QoS and static routing
  • Convenient built-in 1GbE copper and SFP uplinks
  • Up to 370W of Class 4 PoE for support of access points, client and IoT devices
  • Compact and fan-less 12 port model for spaceconstrained deployments
  • Management flexibility with Aruba Central1, easy-to-use Web GUI, CLI, and Aruba NetEdit
  • Simple deployment with Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Colorless ports eliminates complexity of adds, moves, and changes
  • Software defined ready with REST APIs
  • Simplify adds, moves and changes with colorless ports

The nature of business is changing—collaborative work environments, non-routine schedules, and a workforce that expects to work anytime, anywhere. As a result, organizations are adjusting their physical and technology designs to accommodate this change, and Aruba switches are optimized for this new digital workplace. Aruba switches deliver wireless integration, security, performance, and value through innovative technologies that form the wired network foundation for enterprises, SMBs and branch offices.

Simple, secure, and reliable

This enterprise-class Layer 2 switch series is ready for quick deployment with plenty of PoE, speed, and robust security features to safely connect and power your access points, client devices, and IoT.

Right size for your business

Deploy the number of Ethernet ports and PoE power that’s best for you and your budget with plug and play 12-, 24-, and 48-port Ethernet models with up to 370W PoE.

Manage it your way

No matter how big or small your network management needs, the CX 6000 has you covered with choices that include easy-to-use Web GUI, CLI, Aruba NetEdit, and Aruba Central (available soon) for single pane of glass management across your enterprise network.

Ideal for branch offices, mid-market enterprises, and SMB networks

Enterprise-class Ethernet Layer 2 connectivity

This high-performance Layer 2 switch with support for ACLs, robust QoS, static routing, and IPv6 is ready to connect users and devices.

PoE and built-in uplinks

Convenient built-in 1GbE uplinks and up to 370W of Class 4 PoE for support of IoT devices and wireless access points.

Quiet and compact 12 port

Fanless 12-port model with four 1GbE uplinks and 139W of PoE is ready for quiet deployment in space constrained areas.

Management flexibility

The fully programmable CX 6000 series supports a choice of management, including cloud-based and on-prem Central (support coming soon), NetEdit, CLI, switch Web GUI, and programmability with AOS-CX operating system and REST APIs.

Built-in security

Integrated trusted platform module (TPM) ensures boot process starts with trusted AOS-CX switches.

Lasting value

Brings lasting value and simplifies ownership with no switch software licensing and Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Aruba R8N85A 6000 Switch

48G Class4 PoE 4SFP 370W

Aruba R8N85A


  • 48x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
  • 4x 1G SFP ports
  • Internal (fixed) power supply, fixed fans
  • Up to 370W of Class 4 PoE
  • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.2 cm x (D) 30.48 cm (1.73″ x 17.4″ x 12.0″)
  • Weight: 5.02 kg (11.07 lbs)

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Aruba R8N86A 6000 Switch

48G 4SFP Switch

Aruba R8N86A


  • 48x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
  • 4x 1G SFP ports
  • Internal (fixed) power supply, fixed fans
  • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.2 cm x (D) 24.74 cm (1.73″ x 17.4″ x 9.74″)
  • Weight: 3.42 kg (7.54 lbs)

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Aruba R8N87A 6000 Switch

24G Class4 PoE 4SFP 370W Switch

Aruba R8N87A


  • 24x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
  • 4x 1G SFP ports
  • Internal (fixed) power supply, fixed fans
  • Up to 370W of Class 4 PoE
  • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.2 cm x (D) 26.82 cm (1.73″ x 17.4″ x 10.56″)
  • Weight: 4.19kg (9.24 lbs)

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Aruba R8N88A 6000 Switch

24G 4SFP Switch

Aruba R8N88A


  • 24x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
  • 4x 1G SFP ports
  • Internal (fixed) power supply, fixed fans
  • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 44.2 cm x (D) 20.12 cm (1.73″ x 17.4″ x 7.92″)
  • Weight: 2.62 kg (5.78 lbs)

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Aruba R8N89A 6000 Switch

12G Class4 PoE 2G/2SFP 139W Switch

Aruba R8N89A


  • 12x ports 10/100/1000Base-T ports
  • 2x 1G SFP ports
  • 2x 1GbE ports
  • Internal (fixed) power supply, fanless
  • Up to 139W of Class 4 PoE
  • Dimensions: (H) 4.39 cm x (W) 25.4 cm x (D) 25.5 cm (1.73″ x 10.0″ x 10.04″)
  • Weight: 2.78 kg (6.13 lbs)

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This is just a brief look at the Aruba CX 6000 Switches Range, if you require more Aruba Switches for your business, you can check our Aruba Switches category for more Aruba switch options.


More Aruba Products Available from Comms Express:

Aruba Instant On | Aruba Next Generation Access and Aggregation Switches | Aruba Instant On Access Points | Aruba Switch Accessories | Aruba Indoor Access Points | Aruba Desk & Wall Access Points | Aruba Controllers | Aruba Accessories


If you require any further information on these or any other products that we stock here at Comms Express, please do not hesitate to contact our team who will be only too happy to help.

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