Layer 3 box-type switchesAX3800S Series

The AX3800S Series Switches are high performance layer 3 switches with switching capacity equivalent to those of chassis-type switches.
The AX3800S Series Switches provide high reliability, availability, and functionality,
suitable as a core switch in medium/small-scale enterprise LANs and a Top-of-Rack switch in data centers.


Medium/small-scale enterprise core switch
SFP/SFP+ combo ports enable a mixture of 1G and 10G at low costs, increasing flexibility of network configuration.
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Field-proven layer 3 functionality (e.g. OSPF, BGP, IPv6, VRF, etc.) developed and refined by ALAXALA over the years
Stack function enables simple protocol-free redundancy and unified management.
High density 10G Top-of-Rack switch for data centers
With 44 ports for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, possible to accommodate a large number of 10G servers.
Large MAC address accommodation capacity (approx.130,000) that can handle increasing virtual servers.
40 Gigabit Ethernet uplink model is available.

Network Configuration Example

Large-scale Enterprise LAN

Large-scale Enterprise LAN

Medium/small-scale Enterprise LAN

Medium/small-scale Enterprise LAN

Data Center

Data Center
  • IPv6 Ready Logo Phase2(Core)(Logo-ID-:02-C-000600)

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  • RoHS compliant

High Performance

High density 10G

  • Compact body with 44 ports for 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Enables a mixture of 10 Gigabit and 1 Gigabit Ethernets, suitable as a core switch in an enterprise network.

40 Gigabit Ethernet

  • AX3830S-44X4QW supports four 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, providing enough performance for high-speed ring networks and stack connection.

Low cost 10G network

  • Direct attach cables, which do not require expensive optical transceivers, can be used to reduce the total cost of switch setup.

Enhanced Accommodation Capacity

Large capacity for MAC addresses

  • Compared to the AX3600S Series, the number of MAC addresses is quadrupled (satisfying level for data centers experiencing rapid virtualization).

Fault Tolerant Network

Non-stop network

  • STP-free redundancy prevents trouble that is caused due to the complexity of using multiple protocols and provides more stable systems.


  • Stack enables multiple switches to operate together as a single switch (for simple protocol-free redundancy and unified management).
  • Link aggregation across stacked switches enables fast switchover in the event of a failure.
  • Ethernet cables are used for stacking, which enables long-haul communication between stack members.


Simple, low-cost virtual network

  • Using VRF (Virtual Routing and Forwarding) and VLAN together enables a network to be divided into logical subnets.
  • Virtual network achieves secure and highly reliable networks with lower costs.


  • Multiple independent instances of a routing table in the same switch enable configuration of virtual networks.

Flexible network operation

  • Allocating an independent IP address space for each partition enables flexible network configuration without concern about address overlap.
  • Combination of virtualization and triple authentication provides secure login to a virtual network.

High Reliability and High Availability

Ring protocol

  • Possible to configure a ring network using the ALAXALA proprietary layer 2 redundancy protocol enabling fast switchover within 1 sec.
  • Possible to configure a high-flexibility, multi-ring network.

High reliability

  • Improves reliability with link aggregation, STP, VRRP, GSRP(Gigabit Switch Redundancy Protocol), uplink redundancy, graceful restart(helper), UDLD, EtherOAM, etc.
  • Non-stop software update is possible by using redundant switches.

Prevention of a loop failure

  • Loop detection function prevents loops that may be caused by miscabling.

Storm control

  • Storm control prevents the suspension of an entire system when storm has occurred.


  • Granular QoS control enables priority control (for important packets / voice packets), port bandwidth control and so on.

Hot swappable power supply

  • Internally redundant, hot swappable power supplies

Stable High-Functionality Routing

Field-proven routing features

  • Routing software equivalent to that of carrier-grade routers that has been well received by many service providers

Policy-based routing

  • Makes it possible to select the best route based on each traffic flow.
  • Supports a tracking feature, which helps detect communication faults and performs automatic route switchover.
  • Usable with VRF.


High performance IPv6 routing

  • Hardware-based IPv6 routing as well as IPv4 routing
  • Supports various routing protocols, such as static routing, RIPng, OSPFv3, BGP4+, Multicast, and so on.

IPv6 Multicast in layer 2 network

  • Supports MLD snooping.

Green IT and Power Saving

Dynamic power saving features to cut unnecessary power use

  • Auto power off to cut power to unused ports
  • Device sleep: the switch shifts into the sleep mode according to a predetermined schedule.
  • Scheduling: power consumption is reduced during the periods of low network usage (e.g., nighttime / holidays).

Energy saving design

  • Low power consumption with low power architecture / circuit design and energy saving parts

Selectable airflow

  • Two types of air flow: front-to-rear (FR type) and rear-to-front (RF type). Possible to select an air flow type that fits the cooling system of a place where the device is installed.


Triple authentication

  • Supports three authentication methods (IEEE802.1X, Web, MAC), enabling flexible secure networking.

DHCP Snooping

  • Forwards only authorized packets coming from trusted DHCP clients whose IP addresses were issued by DHCP servers.

Quarantine solution

  • Only PCs complying with a security policy can access a network.


  • Supports access control lists for layer 2, layer 3, and layer 4 headers.


  • Port-based VLAN, Tag-VLAN, protocol VLAN, MAC VLAN

Operation Management and Maintenance

Unified CLI

  • Unified Command Line Interface enabling easy operation and maintenance

Command-free maintenance

  • Easy maintenance operation (e.g. backup data and update software.) just by inserting an SD card (script) into the switch

AX3830SDescriptions for the marks

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Model AX3830S-44XW AX3830S-44X4QW
Performance Switching capacity (Gbit/s) 888 1208
Packet forwarding rate (Mpacket/s) 660.7 896.5
Max. ports 40GBASE-CR4/SR4/LR4 (QSFP+) - 4
10GBASE-CU/SR/LR/ER (SFP+) 44 #1
1000BASE-SX/LX/BX/LH (SFP) 44 #2
1000BASE-T (SFP) 44 #2
1000BASE-T #3
Layer 3 features IPv4 Unicast Static routing, RIP, RIP2, OSPF, BGP4, IS-IS #4, Policy based routing
Muliticast PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, IGMPv2/v3
IPv6 Unicast Static routing, RIPng, OSPFv3, BGP4+, IS-IS #4
Muliticast PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, MLDv1/v2
Layer 2 features MAC entries 128K
VLAN Port VLAN, Tag-VLAN (IEEE 802.1Q), Protocol VLAN, MAC VLAN, Tag translation
Spanning tree protocol STP(IEEE 802.1D), RSTP(IEEE 802.1w), PVST+, MSTP(IEEE 802.1s), BPDU filter, Root guard, Loop guard
Multicast IGMPv/v2/v3 snooping, MLDv1/v2 snooping
Ring protocol Autonomous extensible ring protocol
Others L2 loop detection, Storm control, IEEE802.3ah/UDLD, Ether OAM
Advanced features Network authentication Triple authentication (IEEE802.1X, Web, MAC)
Security Filtering(L2, IPv4, IPv6, L4), DHCP snooping, Inter-port relay blocking
QoS Flow detection(L2, IPv4, IPv6, L4), Bandwidth monitoring(UPC(Policer)), Marking(DSCP, user priority), Priority control(flow-based, user priority mapping),
Discard control, Shaping(port bandwidth control, scheduling(PQ, PQ+RR, PQ+WFQ, PQ+WRR, PQ+WERR)), Diff-serv
High reliability Stack, Load balance(IPv4, IPv6), VRRP(IPv4, IPv6), Static polling(IPv4, IPv6), VRRP polling(IPv4, IPv6),
Link aggregation(IEEE802.3ad), GSRP, Uplink redundancy, Graceful Restart #6
Virtualization(Network partition) VRF (Virtual Routing and Forwarding), Forwarding between VRFs
Others IPv4 DHCP server/relay agent, IPv6 DHCP server(Prefix delegation)/relay agent #5, L2-VPN(VLAN tunneling)
Network management SNMPv1/v2c/v3, MIB-II, IPv6 MIB, RMON, sFlow, LLDP, OADP, CDP, Port mirroring
Operation / maintenance CLI, Command-free maintenance(SD card script), RADIUS, TACACS+, SSH #9, syslog, ping, traceroute, telnet, ftp, tftp, NTP
Power saving   Power consumption information indication
Static power saving Powering off ports
Dynamic power saving Power control of the device, Powering off ports(scheduling), Suppressing power feeding for unused ports #7
Airflow Front-to-rear (FR type), Rear-to-front (RF type)
Redundancy Power supply (AC, DC)
Input voltage AC 100-120V / 200-240V
Max. input current (A) 2.5 @ AC 100V / 1.3 @ AC 200V
5.3 @ DC-48V
3.0 @ AC 100V / 1.5 @ AC 200V
6.3 @ DC-48V
Max. power consumption (W) 250 300
Max. heat output (kJ/h) 900 1080
Dimensions W x D x H (mm) 445 x 580 x 43 (1U)
Weight (Kg) (Including power supply) 11.0 or less
Operating temperature -10°C to 50°C (with front-to-rear air flow) #8
-10°C to 45°C (with rear-to-front air flow) #8
Non-operating temperature -10°C to 50°C
Storage temperature -25°C to 65°C
Operating relative humidity 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating humidity 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage relative humidity 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Floating dust Floating dust of about 10 microns or smaller: 0.15mg/m3
When SFP/SFP+ combo ports are used for 1000BASE-X(SFP), this value must be reduced by the number of such ports.
When SFP/SFP+ combo ports are used for 10GBASE-R(SFP+), this value must be reduced by the number of such ports.
Supported on 10/100/1000BASE-T(UTP, full duplex) ports.
IS-IS is planned to be supported in future.
Software option license is required.
Helper functions(OSPF, OSPFv3) and receive-router functions(BGP, BGP4+) are supported.
Supported on 10/100/1000BASE-T(UTP) ports.
Operating temperature range is 0°C to its upper limit when booting a switch or when operating with SFP-BX1U/1D or SFP-BX4U/4D.
SSH function is subject to export control regulations, and may be excluded when exported.
OSPF, OSPFv3, BGP4, BGP4+, and policy based routing are available with L3 advanced software.