24 10/100Mbps Ports for Workstation Connection The switch provides 24 10/100Mbps ports supporting auto-sensing and auto-negotiation of network speeds and full/half duplex. These ports can connect to workstations and print servers, giving each a dedicated bandwidth. All ports support auto MDI/MDIX uplink, allowing you to connect to workstations, servers, or other switches from any port without the need to change your usual straight-through twisted-pair cables.
Up to 13 DES-3326SR switches can be stacked together. Y ou can add units to reach maximum 312 10/100Mbps ports and 13 GBIC-based ports per stack. The switches are stacked together through high-speed stack cables that provide multi-gigabit per second back plane, allowing the entire stack to perform as a single entity.
Wire-speed IP Routing
The switch is designed for basic IP routing, with instant support for Windows, Unix and Internet environments. It provides wire-speed non-blocking switch fabrics with hardware-based packet filtering/forwarding. Packet routing is performed by on-board ASICs at speeds many times faster than CPU-based routers.
The switch can be instantly integrated into any existing network for seamless integration of Layer 2 and Layer 3 packet switching. With multi-layer support for every port, you can start with Layer 2 switching, then upgrade to Layer 3 routing anytime by simply re-configuring the ports. You can flexibly segment the network into domains and sub-domains, using (1) subnet IDs and user IP numbers to route traffic, and (2) custom filters based on users' physical MAC addresses to filter extraneous traffic. At Layer 2, the switch uses auto-learned and user-defined MAC addresses to discard and forward packets. At Layer 3, it looks at the user-specified routing table to route packets to their destinations.
Ready for Multimedia, Video Applications
With Priority Queues and IP multicast (IGMP snooping) support, Quality of Services (QoS) can be guaranteed for successful execution of delay-sensitive applications like video conference.
Flow Control to Prevent Packet Loss
The switch supports standard IEEE 802.3x Flow Control. Working in conjunction with buffer overrun auto-detection, this full-duplex data transfer mode provides protection against possible data loss for 802.3x supported servers directly connected to the switch.
Port Trunks for Aggregated Bandwidths
With low cost per port, port trunks supporting static Link Aggregation standard provide an easy and economical alternative solution for server connection to attain Gigabit bandwidth. Up to 8 10/100Mbps ports or 8 Gigabit ports can be combined together to create a multi-link load-sharing aggregated bandwidth to a server. Port trunks can span multiple units of the stack for fail-safe connectivity to mission-critical servers and the network center. Up to 8 multi-link trunks can be configured for a stack.
VLANs for Enhanced Security & Performance
VLANs improve security and bandwidth utilization by limiting the broadcast domains and confining intra-group traffic within their segments. To segment up the network, workstations supporting IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging connected to the switch can be grouped into different Virtual LANs (VLANs). The switch also supports GVRP (GARP VLAN Registration Protocol) for automatic VLAN configuration distribution.
Advanced Network Access ManagementMulti-layer Access Control List (ACL)
802.1x features enable user authentication for each network access attempt. Port security features allow you to limit the number of MAC addresses per port in order to control the number of stations for each port. Static MAC addresses can be defined for each port to ensure only registered machines are allowed to access. By enabling both of these features, you can establish an access mechanism based on user and machine identities, as well as control the number of access stations.
Access Control Lists (ACL) allow the network administrator to define policies on network traffic control. The switch supports comprehensive and multi-layer ACLs, providing a powerful tool for network management. For example, the switch can be set to block malicious bulk traffic from specific clients (based either on MAC or IP addresses). Or during a virus attack, the switch can be set to restrict its flooding based on a virus's unique pattern (TCP/UDP port number).
Advanced QoS Support
The switch supports not only Layer 2 802.1p Priority Queue control, but also a variety of ways to prioritize network packets. Multi-layer information from L2 to L4 can be used to classify packet priorities. This function support allows you to attach IP telephony devices or video servers to the switch to run delay-sensitive applications like video conference.
Flexible Transmission Scheduling
The switch supports 2 methods of packet transmission scheduling: Strict Round-Robin (SRR) and Weighted Round-Robin (WRR). You can select to use SRR to strictly enforce your priority queues, or WRR to address bandwidth limitations at peak time. WRR allows each queue to be assigned a different percentage of the output port's bandwidth, so that lower-priority queues are not denied access to buffer space and port bandwidth.
IGMP Snooping for Broadcast Control
The switch listens to IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) messages to build mapping table and associate forwarding filters. It dynamically configures the switch ports to forward IP multicast traffic only to those ports associated with multicast hosts.
Broadcast Storm Control
To prevent too many broadcast/multicast packets from flooding the network, broadcast/multicast storm control is configured to screen excessive traffic. Threshold values are available to control the rate limit for each port. Packets are discarded if the respective count exceeds the configured upper threshold in a given time interval. The possible range of upper threshold is from 0 to 255k packets per second.
This function allows you to mirror adjacent ports for the purpose of analyzing incoming and outgoing packets where packet patterns can be studied. 802.1D Spanning Tree & 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Support For mission critical environments with multiple switches supporting STP, you can configure the stack of switches with a redundant backup bridge path, so transmission and reception of packets can be guaranteed in event of any fail-over switch on the network.
Multiple Management Interfaces
SNMP v.1, v .2c, v.3 network management is supported, using the built-in MIBs. RMON monitoring and SYSLOG are provided for effective central management. The switch also provides a Command Line Interface (CLI) and a Web-based GUI. CLI enables quick system configuration for administrators familiar with command line operation. The embedded Web-based interface allows you to easily access the switch from anywhere on the network and troubleshoot it in real-time. You can, for example, browse the MAC address table via the Web browser and perform searching to identify the location of any workstation. Port utilization graphs provide real-time traffic monitoring and diagnostic information.
Optional Ports (Stand-alone Configuration)
If you configure the DES-3326SR as a stand-alone switch, you can install the following modules in the open slot:
- 2-port Fast Ethernet module (10/100BASE-TX)
- 1 or 2-port Fast Ethernet multi-mode fiber module (100BASE-FX)
- 1 or 2-port Fast Ethernet single-mode Fiber module (100BASE-FX)
- 2-port Gigabit fiber module (1000BASE-SX)
- 2-port Gigabit fiber module (1000BASE-LX)
- 2-port Gigabit copper module (1000BASE-T)
- GBIC module (2 GBIC slots)
Gigabit Over Copper Twisted-pair
The optional Gigabit copper ports provide an inexpensive alternative solution to the fiber. Using your existing low-cost Cat. 5 twisted-pair wires as the transmission media, these ports allow you to instantly upgrade your servers to Gigabit capability without requiring you to install new, expensive fiber cables.
Redundant Power Support
The switch can be connected to an external power supply for redundant power backup purposes. In case the built-in internal power supply fails, the redundant power supply unit will automatically provide all the required power to ensure continuous operation. For redudant power supply, the following can be deployed:
- DPS-200 redudant power supply, providing 60 watts of power
- DPS-900 8-slot standard rack-mountable chassis, for installation of 8 DPS-200 power supply units for a stack of 8 DES-3326SR switches