HPE FlexFabric 5940 48XGT 6QSFP+ Switch - JH394A

Part #:
Layer 3 Advanced
Predominant Port Type
10 GbE
Uplink Speed / Media
40 GbE
HPE FlexFabric 5940 ToR Data Center Switch Series
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The HPE FlexFabric 5940 Switch Series is a family of high-performance and low-latency 10GbE and 40GbE top-of-rack (ToR) data center switches. The 5940 Switch includes 100G uplink technology which is part of the HPE FlexFabric data center solution and is a cornerstone of the FlexNetwork architecture. The 5940 Switch is suited for deployment at the aggregation or server access layer of large enterprise data centers or at the core layer of medium-sized enterprises. It is optimized for high-performance server connectivity, convergence of Ethernet and storage traffic, and virtual environments.

  • VXLAN Layer 2 and Layer 3 gateway support.
  • Pre-configured switch bundles for deployment in the campus aggregation and core.
  • Comware 7 advanced modular operating system designed for high availability.
  • IRF supports of up to nine switches simplifies management by up to 88%.
  • EVPN, OpenFlow and SDN automate manual tasks and speed service delivery.

High-Density, Advanced, Data Center Switches

The HPE FlexFabric 5940 Switch Series enables customers to scale their server-edge 10/40/100GbE ToR deployments with high-density 48 x 10GbE (SFP or BASE-T) with 6 x 40GbE ports, 48 x 10GbE (SFP or BASE-T) with 6 x 100GbE ports, and 32 x 40GbE ports, delivered in a 1RU design.

The HPE FlexFabric 5940 Switch Series is also available with a 2-slot modular version delivering 2 40GbE ports and a 4-slot modular version with 4 40GbE ports.

High-Performance Data Center Switching

The HPE FlexFabric 5940 Switch Series delivers up to 2.56 Tbps switching capacity for the most demanding data center applications.

It supports up to 1904 MPPS throughput for data-intensive environments.

Low latency, under 1µs for 40GbE, gives your network increased throughput.

VXLAN support for network virtualization and overlay solutions for improved flexibility.

Includes Open vSwitch Database (OVSDB) for dynamic VXLAN tunnel management.

Business Agility and Resilience with Comware 7

The HPE FlexFabric 5940 Switch Series delivers Hewlett Packard Enterprise Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF) <50 msec convergence time enabling faster application response time.

The In Service Software Update (ISSU) enables high availability with modular updates accomplished without a reboot or power cycle, in the background.

Simplicity and Lower TCO

HPE FlexFabric 5940 Switch Series simplifies switch management by up to 88% with 9-unit Intelligent Resilient Fabric (IRF).

No hidden costs with simple one license per switch for all OS features.

All switch ports are active and ready to use without need for activation licenses.


Technical Specifications


  • 48 10GBASE-T copper and 6 QSFP+ ports, dual hot-pluggable power supply and fan tray slots, and ultra-low-latency. It is ideally suited for deployment at the server access layer in large enterpris


  • (48) 1/10GBASE-T ports
  • (6) QSFP+ 40GbE ports

Memory and processor

  • 1 GB flash
  • Packet buffer size: 12.2 MB
  • 4 GB SDRAM


  • 10 Gbps Latency: < 1 µs


  • up to 1071 Mpps

Routing/switching capacity

  • 1440 Gbps

Stacking capabilities

  • IRF
  • 9 switches

Management features

  • IMC - Intelligent Management Center
  • Command-line interface
  • Out-of-band management
  • SNMP manager
  • Telnet
  • FTP

Input voltage

  • 100 - 240 VAC, rated
  • -40 to -60 VDC, rated (depending on power supply chosen)

Operating temperature range

  • 0 to 45°C

Operating humidity range

  • 10 to 90% (noncondensing)

Power consumption

  • 370 W (maximum)

Heat dissipation

  • 887 BTU/hr (935.79 kJ/hr)

Product dimensions (H x W x D)

17.32 x 25.98 x 1.72 in


28.66 lb


  • 1-year Warranty: See www.hpe.com/networking/warrantysummary for warranty and support information included with your product purchase.
  • Software releases: for details on the software releases available with your product purchase
  • refer to www.hpe.com/networking/warrantysummary