Allied Telesis SwitchBlade x8100 Series  The SwitchBlade x8100 Series Layer 3+ chassis switches guarantee high performance for the large enterprise network core, combining resilience and scalability. 

SwitchBlade x8100 Series

Next Generation Intelligent Layer 3+ Chassis Switches

Easily the most power-efficient chassis in its class, the SwitchBlade x8100 Series features lower cost of ownership—and it's better for the planet. One switch. Unlimited possibilities.


  • Designed to deliver high availability, wirespeed performance and a high port count
  • Highly resilient design includes dual controllers, dual PSUs and dual redundant passive backplane paths
  • Dual control cards are partnered with four or ten line card slots in the 6 or 12 slot chassis
  • Gigabit and 10 Gigabit line card options
  • High-efficiency power supplies and low-power chip sets

Key Features

  • SBx81XLEM 40G modular line card
  • AMF guestnode
  • AMF starter
  • Active fiber monitoring
  • Policy-based routing
  • Microsoft Network Load Balancing (MS NLB) support
Allied Telesis SwitchBlade x8100 Series  Next Generation Intelligent Layer 3+ Chassis Switches
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Explore the models in this Series

Explore the modules in this Series:


Active Fiber Monitoring™
Active-Active switch fabric
AlliedWare Plus™ feature-rich operating system
Dual controller fabric slots and either four or ten line card slots
Extensive Gigabit and 10 Gigabit connectivity options
High port density in a compact form factor
High reliability with dual redundant load-sharing PSUs
Industry standard CLI
Industry-leading Quality of Service (QoS)
Maximum uptime with all hardware hot-swappable
Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)
Powerful multicasting features
Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack™)