Dell PowerConnect 3548
Management and security in a 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet switch
The Networking™ 3548 switches provide robust security, resilient stacking and enterprise-class management features which are ideal for edge of network applications requiring speed, availability and managementHigh-performance, Fast Ethernet solution
- High-performance, 48 port Fast Ethernet wire-speed solution which is ideal for resilient stacking, cost-effective wiring closet solutions, desktop connectivity and high-speed network backbone traffic aggregation.
- Secure switching using edge authentication via 802.1x, private VLANs, Voice VLANs, Protocol VLANs, and SNMPv3. Robust security capabilities provided through flow-based. IP, and MAC ACLs, port-based MAC security, RADIUS and TACACS+ remote authentication, SSL/SSH encryption, and IP-based management access filtering.
- Supports open industry standards including advanced Quality of Service (L2, L3-aware), Multiple Spanning Trees, SNTP and IP multicast support, Dynamic Link Aggregation (LACP), dynamic VLAN configurations, port mirroring and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
- Versatile remote management uses an industry-standard CLI, an embedded web interface or an SNMP-based management application.
- Virtual Cable Tester™ by Marvell for diagnosing copper connectivity and detecting problems and fibre transceiver diagnostics for troubleshooting transceiver problems.
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Dell Networking 3500 Series
Dell™ Networking™ 3500 series are stackable Fast Ethernet switches offering advanced management and security features for high-performance workgroup connectivity.
The Networking 3500 series is a family of 24-and 48-port Fast Ethernet Layer 2 switches. These Layer 2 switches deliver resilient stacking, advanced security, enterprise-class management features and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE, 3524P and 3548P only), as well as deliver impressive switching capacities of up to 12.8 Gbps (3524 and 3524P) and 17.6 Gbps (3548 and 3548P). The 3500 series can be deployed in a wide number of different network deployment scenarios, including Fast Ethernet edge client connectivity and wiring closet deploymets. Each rack-mountable switch is 1U high and delivers a high-performance rack-dense switching solution.
Easy, powerful management
Networking 3500 series switches support a number of industry-standard management interfaces such as web-based management, Command Line Interface (CLI), LLDP, LLDP-MED, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP v1/v2c/v3). For large network environments, Dell’s OpenManage™ Network Manager provides management control to help configure large numbers of deployed switches more easily. This powerful application is included at no additional charge with our managed switches and provides one-to-many configuration changes, trap/event monitoring, network discovery, and many other features to assist you in managing your network.
Advanced security features of Networking 3500 series switches help protect the network from accidental or malicious interference. The switches’ IP and MAC-based Access Control Lists (ACLs) are designed to prevent unauthorized MAC addresses from accessing the network. SNMPv3, SSL, and SSH encryption offer the added security of encrypting switch management traffic. RADIUS and TACACS+ support enables centralized, remote authentication of administrative access to the switch. Edge authentication using IEEE 802.1x provides a meaningful security solution which is centralized and easier to manage than standard ACLs. The 3500 series also supports DHCP snooping.
Advanced switching features
The Networking 3524 and 3548 switches support a variety of standards-based advanced switching features, allowing a network administrator to optimize traffic flow in the network. Up to 256 VLANs are supported, as well as the IEEE 802.1p protocol to prioritize traffic based upon Layer 2 and Layer 3 information. Other advanced features include port mirroring, dynamic link aggregation (LACP), SMTP, and dedicated voice VLAN support for voice-centric environments.
The Networking 3524P and 3548P offer
Power-over-Ethernet capabilities to power IEEE 802.3af compliant network-attached devices, such as wireless LAN access points, VoIP handsets, and video cameras. Both switches can provide up to 15.4W of power per port simultaneously for PoE operation (the EPS-470 extended power supply is required for the Networking 3548P).
The Networking 3500 series offers high availability features to meet enterprise networking needs such as resilient stacking that can help the network survive a switch failure within the stack. Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol support help reduce network setup time and improve network availability.
Networking 3500 Series:
|Dell Networking Products|
|Networking 3500 Series|
This switch offers 24 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management.
This Power over Ethernet switch offers 24 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management.
This switch offers 48 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, port density, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management.
This Power over Ethernet switch offers 48 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, port density, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management.
|Dell™ Networking™ 3524 & 3524P||Dell™ Networking™ 3548 & 3548P|
|Port configuration||24 10/100BASE-T ports; 2 RJ-45 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (supports resilient stacking); 2 SFP slots for fiber media support; Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control; MDI/MDIX Port mirroring; Broadcast storm control; PoE feature; Virtual Cable Tester™||48 10/100BASE-T ports; 2 RJ-45 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (supports resilient stacking); 2 SFP slots for fiber media support; Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control; Auto MDI/MDIX Port mirroring; Broadcast storm control; PoE feature; Virtual Cable Tester™|
|Performance||Switching capacity 12.8 Gbps; Forwarding rate 9.5 Mpps; Up to 8,000 MAC addresses||Switching capacity 17.6 Gbps; Forwarding rate 13.1 Mpps; Up to 8,000 MAC addresses|
|Management||Web-based management interface; Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet or Local Serial Port; SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 supported; four RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms, and events); TFTP transfers of firmware and configuration files; Dual firmware images on-board; Multiple configuration file upload/download supported; Statistics for error monitoring and performance optimization including port summary tables; BootP/DHCP IP address management supported; Syslog remote logging capabilities; Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring; LLDP and LLDP-MED; Switch stacking up to 8 units per stacking group.|
|Quality of Service||Layer 2 trusted mode (IEEE 802.1p tagging); Layer 3 trusted mode (DSCP); four priority queues per port; Adjustable Weighted-Round- Robin (WRR), and strict queue scheduling|
|Security||IEEE 802.1x based edge authentication; Switch access password protection; User-definable settings for enabling or disabling Web, SSH, Telnet, SSL management access; Port-based MAC address alert and lock-down; IP address filtering for management access via Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS/SSL, SSH and SNMP; RADIUS and TACACS+ remote authentication for switch management access; SSLv3 and SSHv2 encryption for switch management traffic; Management access filtering via management access profiles; DHCP Snooping|
|VLAN||VLAN support for tagging and port-based as per IEEE 802.1Q; Up to 256 VLANs supported; Dynamic VLAN with GVRP support; Private VLAN Edge, Protocol VLANs, and Voice VLAN|
|Switching features||Link aggregation with up to eight aggregated links and up to eight member ports per aggregated link (IEEE 802.3ad); LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad)|
|Availability||Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link Support; Multiple Spanning Trees (IEEE 802.1s)|
|Layer 2 multicast||Static IP multicast; IGMP snooping for IP multicast support|
|Chassis||17.3 x 10.1 x 1.7 inch for 3524; 17.3 x 15.2 x 1.7 inch for 3524P 1U, rack-mounting kit included; 11 lbs for 3524; 17.6 lbs for 3524P||17.3 x 10.1 x 1.7 inch for 3548; 17.3 x 15.2 x 1.7 inch for 3548P; 1U, rack-mounting kit included; 11 lbs for 3548; 17.6 lbs for 3548P|
|Peripheral products||Dell SFP Transceivers (1000SX, 1000LX, and 1000baseT); RPS-600 Redundant Power Supply for 3524; EPS-470 Extended Power Supply for 3524P||Dell SFP Transceivers (1000SX, 1000LX, and 1000baseT); RPS-600 Redundant Power Supply for 3548; EPS-470 Extended Power Supply for 3548P|
Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
|10/100BASE-T auto-sensing Fast Ethernet switching ports||24||24||48||48|
|Additional 2 Copper GbE ports PLUS 2 optional Fiber Gigabit via SFP transceivers||S||S||S||S|
|Integrated Copper GbE ports provide resilient stacking up to 8 units per stacking group||S||S||S||S|
|Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control||S||S||S||S|
|Broadcast storm control||S||S||S||S|
|Switch Fabric Capacity:||12.8 Gb/s||12.8 Gb/s||17.6 Gb/s||17.6 Gb/s|
|Forwarding Rate:||9.5 Mpps||9.5 Mpps||13.1 Mpps||13.1 Mpps|
|Mac Addresses:||Up to 8,000||Up to 8,000||Up to 8,000||Up to 8,000|
|Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link support||S||S||S||S|
|Multiple Spanning Trees (IEEE 802.1s)||S||S||S||S|
|External redundant power supply with Networking EPS-470 (sold separately)||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|External redundant power supply with Networking RPS-600 (sold separately)||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Virtual Cable Tester provided by Marvell™ for providing cable diagnostics||S||S||S||S|
|Optical transceiver diagnostics||S||S||S||S|
|VLAN support for tagging and port-based as per IEEE 802.1Q||S||S||S||S|
|Up to 256 VLANs supported||S||S||S||S|
|Dynamic VLAN with GVRP support||S||S||S||S|
|Voice VLAN & LLDP-MED||S||S||S||S|
|Private VLAN Edge Support||S||S||S||S|
|Quality of Service|
|Layer 2 Trusted Mode (IEEE 802.1p tagging)||S||S||S||S|
|Layer 3 Trusted Mode (DSCP)||S||S||S||S|
|4 Priority Queues per Port||S||S||S||S|
|Static IP multicast||S||S||S||S|
|IEEE 802.1x based edge authentication||S||S||S||S|
|IP and MAC based Access Control Lists (ACLs)||S||S||S||S|
|Switch access password protection with advanced Password Management||S||S||S||S|
|User-definable settings for enabling or disabling Web, SSH, Telnet, SSL management access||S||S||S||S|
|Port-based MAC Address alert and lock-down||S||S||S||S|
|IP Address filtering for management access via Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS/SSL, SSH and SNMP||S||S||S||S|
|RADIUS and TACACS+ remote authentication for switch management access||S||S||S||S|
|SSLv3 and SSHv2 encryption for switch management traffic||S||S||S||S|
|Private VLAN Edge Support||S||S||S||S|
|Link Aggregation with support for up to 8 aggregated links per switch and up to 8 member ports per aggregated link (IEEE 802.3ad)||S||S||S||S|
|LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad)||S||S||S||S|
|Web-based management interface||S||S||S||S|
|Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet or local serial port||S||S||S||S|
|SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 supported||S||S||S||S|
|4 RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms and events)||S||S||S||S|
|TFTP transfers of firmware and configuration files||S||S||S||S|
|Dual firmware images on-board||S||S||S||S|
|Multiple Configuration file upload/download supported||S||S||S||S|
|Statistics for error monitoring and performance optimization including port summary tables||S||S||S||S|
|BootP/DHCP IP address management supported||S||S||S||S|
|Syslog remote logging capabilities||S||S||S||S|
|Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring||S||S||S||S|
|Virtual Cable Tester by Marvell™ and fiber transceiver diagnostics for advanced troubleshooting||S||S||S||S|
|Dimensions (W x D x H):||440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 10.12 x 1.7 in)
|440 x 387 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 15.24 x 1.7 in)
|440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 10.12 x 1.7 in)
|440 x 387 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 15.24 x 1.7 in)
|Height:||1U rack||1U rack||1U rack||1U rack|
|Weight:||11 lbs (5 kg)||17.61 lbs (8 kg)||11 lbs (5 kg)||17.61 lbs (8 kg)|
|Environmental Operating Conditions|
|Operating Temperature:||0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)||0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)||0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)||0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)|
|Storage Temperature:||-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)||-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)||-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)||-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)|
|Operating Relative Humidity:||10% to 90% noncondensing||10% to 90% noncondensing||10% to 90% noncondensing||10% to 90% noncondensing|
|Storage Relative Humidity:||10% to 95% noncondensing||10% to 95% noncondensing||10% to 95% noncondensing||10% to 95% noncondensing|
|Power Supply:||100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage||100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage||100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage||100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage|
IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree, GARP and GVRP
LAG MIB: Support for 802.3ad functionality Dell enterprise MIB: Dell MIB needed for support of system specific attributes
48 10/100BASE-T auto-sensing Fast Ethernet switching ports
Switch Fabric Capacity 17.6 Gb/s
Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link support
VLAN support for tagging and port-based as per IEEE 802.1Q
Quality of Service
Layer 2 Trusted Mode (IEEE 802.1p tagging)
Static IP multicast
IEEE 802.1x based edge authentication
Link Aggregation with support for up to 8 aggregated links per switch and up to 8 member ports per aggregated link (IEEE 802.3ad)
Web-based management interface
Dimensions: 440 x 257 x 43.2 mm (W x D x H) 17.3 x 10.12 x 1.7 in (W x D x H)
Environmental Operating Conditions
Operating temperature: 0C - 45C
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