Allied Telesis XS916 10G Switch

Allied Telesis XS916 10G Switch

The AT-XS916MXT and AT-XS916MXS switches offer cost effective, high-speed 10G connectivity for servers and storage, and support 100/1000 connections for existing networks. The XS900MX Series enable a highly flexible and reliable network, which can easily scale to meet increasing traffic demands. 

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Allied Telesis XS916 10G Switch Key Features

• Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF) supports auto-recovery, zero-touch configuration and auto backup
• AMF edge node
• Ethernet Protection Switching Ring (EPSRing)
• RIP and static routing (16 routes)
• Mixed hardware Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack)—two units
• Compact size: units can be mounted side by side on optional rack mount bracket
• Extended operating temperature: up to 50°C
• DHCP relay
• IPv6 management and forwarding
• IEEE802.1x/MAC/web authentication support
• Loop guard prevents network loops
• Front to back cooling
• Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy management

XS900MX Overview

The XS900MX Series are the ideal 10G access switches for enterprise networks or anywhere a relay switch with 10G uplink is required. The switches also make the ideal core or aggregation switch, to connect servers and storage in a small network.
The AT-XS916MXT features 12 x 100/1000/10GBASE-T and 4 x SFP+ slots.
The AT-XS916MXS features 4 x 100/1000/10GBASE-T and 12 x SFP+ slots.
The XS900MX Series switches feature Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF).Common tasks are automated or made very simple.Powerful features like centralized management, auto-backup, auto-upgrade, auto-provisioning and auto-recovery enable plug-and-play networking and zero-touch management.
Ethernet Protection Switching Ring (EPSRing) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet allow several XS900MX Series switches to form a protected ring capable of recovery within as little as 50ms. This feature is perfect for high performance and high availability in enterprise networks.
Create a VCStack of two XS900MX Series switches (using 10G SFP+ direct attach cables). VCStack provides a highly available system where network resources are spread out across stacked units, reducing the impact if one of the units fails. With VCStack and the XS900MX Series, up to 28 x 10G ports can be provisioned as a single virtual switch in one rack unit. 
A secure network environment is guaranteed, with powerful control over network traffic types and secure management options.

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• 40 Gbps of stacking bandwidth

•Supports 9216 byte jumbo frames

• Wirespeed multicasting

• Up to 16K MAC addresses

• 2M Byte Packet Buffer

• 96 MB flash memory

• 4094 configurable VLANs

Power characteristics

• 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz


• VCStack two units

Flexibility and compatibility

• Port speed and duplex configuration can be set manually or by auto-negotiation

Diagnostic tools

• Find-me device locator

• Automatic link flap detection and port shutdown

• Optical Digital Diagnostic Monitoring (DDM)

• Ping polling and TraceRoute for IPv4 and IPv6

• Port mirroring

• UniDirectional Link Detection (UDLD)

IP features

• Black hole routing

• RIP and static routing for IPv4 (16 routes)

• IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack

• Device management over IPv6 networks with SNMPv6, Telnetv6 and SSHv6

• NTP client

• Log to IPv6 hosts with Syslog v6 


• Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF) enables powerful centralized management and zero-touch device installation and recovery

• Console management port on the front panel for ease of access

• GUI for easy management

• Eco-friendly mode allows ports and LEDs to be disabled to save power

• Industry-standard CLI with context-sensitive help

• Powerful CLI scripting engine

• Comprehensive SNMP MIB support for standards-based device management

• Built-in text editor

• Event-based triggers allow user-defined scripts to be executed upon selected system events

• USB interface allows software release files, configurations and other files to be stored for backup and distribution to other devices

Quality of Service (QoS)

• 8 priority queues with a hierarchy of high priority queues for real time traffic, and mixed scheduling, for each switch port.

• Limit bandwidth per port or per traffic class down to 64kbps

• Wirespeed traffic classification with low latency essential for VoIP and real-time streaming media applications

• Policy-based QoS on VLAN, port, MAC and general packet classifiers

• Policy-based storm protection

• Extensive remarking capabilities

• Taildrop for queue congestion control

• Strict priority, weighted round robin or mixed scheduling

• IP precedence and DiffServ marking based on layer 2, 3 and 4 headers

Resiliency features

• Control Plane Prioritization (CPP) ensures the CPU always has sufficient bandwidth to process network control traffic

• Dynamic link failover (host attach)

• EPSRing (Ethernet Protection Switched Rings) with enhanced recovery and SuperLoop Protection (SLP)

• Link aggregation (LACP) on LAN ports

• Loop protection: loop detection and thrash limiting

• PVST+ compatibility mode

• RRP snooping

• Spanning Tree (STP, RSTP, MSTP)

• STP root guard

• VCStack fast failover minimizes network disruption

Security features

• Access Control Lists (ACLs) based on layer 3 and 4 headers

• Auth-fail and guest VLANs

• Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting (AAA)

• Bootloader can be password protected for device security

• BPDU protection

• DHCP snooping, IP source guard and Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI)

• Dynamic VLAN assignment

• Network Access and Control (NAC) features manage endpoint security

• Port-based learn limits (intrusion detection)

• Private VLANs provide security and port isolation for multiple customers using the same VLAN

• Secure Copy (SCP)

• Strong password security and encryption

• Tri-authentication: MAC-based, web-based and

IEEE 802.1x

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XS916 Specifications


XS916 Physical Specifications

AT-XS916MXT32.3 cm (12.7 in)21.0 cm (8.3 in)4.3 cm (1.7 in)2.8 kg (6.1 lb)
AT-XS916MXS32.3 cm (12.7 in)21.0 cm (8.3 in)4.3 cm (1.7 in)2.7 kg (5.9 lb)