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FS S5860 Series L3 Fully Managed Pro Switches Introduction and FAQ

October 23, 2021

FS S5860 Series Fully Managed Pro Switches are L3 enterprise switches featuring advanced Layer 3 functions as well as versatile management. These switches offer easy operation and network reliability for large-scale campus network aggregations, and small and medium-sized network cores. The graph below introduces the concrete specifications of the three S5860 series switch models:

S5860-20SQ S5860-48SC S5860-24XB-U
RJ45 Ports / 2 x 1G SFP 2 x 1G SFP (Combo)
SFP+ Ports 20 x 10G SFP+ 48 x 10G SFP+ 4 x 10G SFP+
25G/40G/100G Ports 4 x 25G SFP28, 2 x 40G QSFP+ 8 x 100G QSFP28 4 x 25G SFP28
Management Port 1 1 1
Console Port 1 1 1
USB 1 1 1
Management Layer L3 L3 L3
Switch Chip BCM56170 BCM56873 BCM56170
Operating System FSOS FSOS FSOS
Switching Capacity 760Gbps 2.56T 760Gbps
Forwarding Rate 565Mpps 1904Mpps 565Mpps
Power Supply 2x hot-swappable power supplies (1+1 redundancy) 2x hot-swappable power supplies (1+1 redundancy) 2x hot-swappable power supplies (1+1 redundancy)
Cooling Method 1+1 hot-swappable fans 3+1 hot-swappable fans 2+1 hot-swappable fans
Airflow Front-to-Back Front-to-Back Front-to-Back and Left-to-Back
Noise Level <78dB <78dB <78dB

To better understand FS S5860 series fully managed pro switches and use them, here's a list of some frequently asked questions from our customers. Click on the chapter title to jump to the related FAQs.

Mounting

Software and Protocol

Management

Power and PoE

Warranty and Support

Mounting

Q: What optical transceivers do FS S5860 series switches support?

A: Please check out the Support Transceivers DACs and AOCs.pdf at Resources section of their product pages.

Q: Do S5860 series switches support stacking?

A: Yes, all of S5860 series switches support 2 units of stacking. One S5860 series switch supports mixed stack with another S5860 series model.

Q: Do S5860 series switches require a license?

A: No, S5860 series don't require a license.

Q: Do S5860 series switches require stacking via special stacking cables?

A: No, S5860 series switches do not need speicial stacking cables. They can be stacked via transceivers or DAC/AOC cables.

Q: What switch ports can I use for stacking S5860 series switches?

A: FS S5860 switches supports all Ethernet ports for stacking. For exmaple, S5860-20SQ switches support stacking through 10G, 25G and 40G ports.

Q: Is it possible to run LACP over a pair of S5860 series switch stack?

A: Yes, they can run LACP when multiple switches are under stack status.

Q: Can FS S5860 series switches be rack mounted?

A: Yes, FS S5860 series switches can be rack mounted. S5860 series switches come with rackmount ears.

Software and Protocol

Q: Do FS S5860 series support OpenFlow?

A: Yes, FS S5860 series switches support OpenFlow but the implementation of OpenFlow requires an SDN controller.

Q: Does FS S5860 series switches support SNMP protocol?

A: Yes, these switches support SNMP protocol.

Q: Can S5860 series switches do ACLs in mirroring?

A: Yes, FS S5860 series switches support ACLs in mirroring.

Q: Are FS S5860 series switches IPv6 capable?

A: Yes, all of S5860 series are compatible with IPv6 protocol.

Q: How many BGP entries does S5860-48SC support?

A: S5860-48SC supports the BGP Routing Table (RIB), and the maximum BGP entries is 128K via single neighbor path.

Q: Do FS S5860 series switches support Spanning Tree Protocol?

A: Yes, these switches can meet the function requirements of Spanning Tree Protocol.

Q: What security features do FS S5860 series switches support?

A: FS S5860 series switches support DHCP, SSH, SNMPv3, NFPP, etc.

Q: Can FS S5860 series switches support GVRP both dynamic and static?

A: Yes, they can support GVRP both dynamic and static.

Q: Does S5860 switches support NAT functionality for connection to public ISP?

A: No, S5860 series switches do not support NAT function, but you can use gateway, firewalls or routers.

Q: Are FS S5860 series switches TAA compliant?

A: No, FS S5860 series switches are not TAA compliant.

Q: How do I see per vlan STP info when i have the switch in RSTP mode?

A: If you want each VLAN to run a spanning tree protocol, you can use MSTP. After configuring MSTP, you can use the command: show spanning-tree summary view displays the information of each instance of MSTP and its port forwarding status information. RSTP does not have a command to view the STP information of each VLAN. You can use the command: show spanning-tree summary to view the spanning tree topology and protocol configuration parameters.

Management

Q: How can I configure S5860 series switches?

A: S5860 series switches support easy management through web or CLI.

Q: Can I manage FS S5860 series switches together with third-party switches such as Cisco switches?

A: Yes, FS S5860 series switches support SNMP, you can use Zabbix to manage S5860 series switches with the third-party switches via SNMP.

Q: Can I reset the switch via the so-called "func" button on the front of the switch?

A: No, the "func" button is to restart the switch. To reset the switch, please configure the command 'delete startup-config' and 'reload' to restart via the console port.

Q: Where can I see the firmware update for FS S5860 series switches?

A: The firmware update is released in the Resource Section of the product page.

Power and PoE

Q: How many power supplies are FS S5860 series switches equipped with?

A: Each S5860 series switch is equipped with 1+1 dual redundant AC power supplies. When one power supply fails, the other power supply can take over its work.

Q: Do I need to buy extra power supplies?

A: No, you don't have to. The power supplies are included in the switch.

Q: Can FS S5860 series switches be operated on 48VDC power?

A: No. FS S5860 series switches only support the AC power supply.

Q: Do FS S5860 series switches support replaceable power supplies?

A: Yes, FS S5860 series switches support hot-swappable dual power supply units. You can remove or replace the PSUs without shutting down the system.

Q: Do spare power supplies for FS S5860 series switches available?

A: You can contact your account manager to get the swappable AC power supply for S5860-24XB-U offline.

Q: What are the idle power consumption of S5860 series switches?

A: The idle power consumption is 60% of the max power consumption, namely 51W.

Q: Do FS S5860 series switches support PoE?

A: Of the three S5860 switch models, S5860-24XB-U switch supports PoE++. A maximum of 90W can be supported on a single RJ45 port.

Q: Can PoE function be turned off for data transmission only?

A: Yes, PoE function can be turned off manually. Also, the PoE supply function will not be turned on when no powered device is detected.

Q: Do FS S5860 series switches support Wi-Fi 6 standard AP devices?

A: FS S5860-24XB-U PoE++ switch meets the high rate interface required by Wi-Fi 6.

Q: What power management do FS S5860 series switches support?

A: FS S5860 series switches support Energy Efficiency Ethernet (EEE).

Warranty and Support

Q: What's the warranty of the hardware and technical support for FS S5860 series switches?

A: FS S5860 series switches comes with 5-year warranty and lifetime tech support. Free after-sale support services are available for users purchasing from FS.com.

Q: If the S5860 series switches are discontinued, will support continue to be offered?

A: Yes, FS will continue to offer support throughout the limited warranty period.

Q: Is it possible to have a remote test?

A: Yes, contact your account manager and they will arrange a remote test for you.

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