ExtremeSwitching 5320 Series Overview

The ExtremeSwitching 5320 Series is a family of feature-rich edge switches designed for the next-generation digital enterprise. The 5320 Series universal hardware provides end-to-end secure network segmentation, in addition to advanced policy capabilities, and offers a user-selectable choice of Extreme‘s flagship switch operating systems. The 5320 is a uniquely flexible platform that can be deployed across a range of edge and wiring-closet environments.

The 5320 Series includes fixed 16, 24- and 48-port 1 Gigabit models that are available in 30W PoE and non-PoE versions. The integrated 1Gb SFP uplinks can be upgraded to 10Gb through a single software license. Two built-in SFP+ stacking ports on 5320 Series switches can be used for high-speed stacking when running Switch Engine (stacking is not supported when running Fabric Engine™). The family also includes 16-port PoE models available with either AC or DC power options.

The 5320 Series includes the following models:


An RJ45 serial console port on the front panel of the 5320 Series switch enables you to connect a terminal and perform local management. Alternatively, you can use an Ethernet cable to connect the front panel port directly to a laptop to view and locally manage the switch configuration. The 5320 Series does not have a dedicated Ethernet port for Out-of-Band (OOB) management. The front panel port used for management supports 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds.

There is one Micro-B USB console port on the front panel. If the Micro-B USB console port is connected, it is selected over the RJ45 console port. The Micro-B USB console port disconnects when the switch is rebooted. You can re-connect the port if needed. When the Micro-B USB console is active, any messages from the switch to the client terminal are echoed to both the USB console and the RJ45 serial port; however, no user input is accepted from the RJ45 serial port.



Using a Micro-USB Type B to USB Type A cable, connect the Micro-USB Type B end to the switch, and the USB Type A end to a laptop or PC and complete the driver installation steps.

There is also a USB 2.0 Type A port. It can be used for a Bluetooth dongle or for attaching a removable memory module.


Switch cooling is provided by fixed fan modules that use airflow from side-to-side (left to right). Switch fans are also responsible for cooling the power supplies; the power supplies do not have integrated cooling fans that operate independently of the switch fan.

Fan-off operation at temperatures up to 35⁰C is supported on 5320 16-port AC- and DC-powered models. These models are perfect for classrooms, hospitality suites, retail sites, or other noise sensitive environments outside of a wiring closet.

Power Supplies

Most 5320 Series switches have one fixed AC power supply unit. The 5320-16P-4XE-DC switch has one fixed DC power supply unit.


Each 5320 Series switch comes equipped with two 10Gb stacking ports. When running Switch Engine, up to eight switches can be stacked using qualified SFP+ direct attach cables and optical transceivers located on the front panel of the switch. Standard 10 Gb Ethernet Optics and passive and active cables can be used in the SFP+ ports for stacking 5320s together using SummitStack-V40 stacking (10G link running at HG).



The two stacking/SFP+ ports are “Universal Ethernet” ports, labeled “U1” and “U2.” These ports can operate either as stacking ports with Switch Engine or as Ethernet ports with Switch Engine and with Fabric Engine in non-fabric mode. When used as Ethernet ports, the U1 and U2 ports can support data rates of 10Gb using SFP+ optics and the appropriate license. No license is required to use the U1 and U2 ports as 10Gb stacking ports, or as 1Gb ports with stacking disabled.

Use the disable stacking-support command to set the U1 and U2 ports in Ethernet mode.

Stacking cables for 5320 Series switches are ordered separately.

For information about SFP+ optical modules, see the Extreme Optics website.

Operating Temperatures

All 5320 Series switch models support an operating range from 0°C (32°F) to 50°C (122°F). The 5320-16P-4XE models, both AC and DC, and fan off, support an operating range from 0°C (32°F) to 35°C (95°F).

Feature Licensing

The ExtremeSwitching 5320 Series switches support Unified Licensing, so that you can use them with multiple operating systems. There are two methods of acquiring feature licenses: manual or through ExtremeCloud IQ™ (XIQ).

For Switch Engine licensing, see Switch Engine 32.1 Feature License Requirements .

For Fabric Engine licensing, see the Fabric Engine User Guide for your version of the Fabric Engine operating system located at http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/FABRICENGINE/SW/86/FabricEngineUserGuide/.

For XIQ licensing, see ExtremeCloud IQ Documentation.