The N3000 switch series offers a power-efficient and resilient Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switching solution with integrated 10GbE uplinks for advanced Layer 3 distribution for offices and campus networks. The series has high-performance capabilities and wire-speed performance utilizing a non-blocking architecture to easily handle unexpected traffic loads. Use dual internal hot-swappable 80PLUS-certified power supplies for high availability and power efficiency. The switches offer simple management and scalability via an 84Gbps (full duplex) high-availability stacking architecture that allows management of up to 12 switches from a single IP address. Note: With OS 6.5.1.x and higher, max stack for N3000 series is 8; however, N3000E series and N3132PX-ON support max stack of 12 members. N3000 series can be stacked with N3000E series; however, stack size is limited to 8 and active VLANs to 1024.
Modernize campus network architectures with a power-efficient and resilient 1/10GbE switching solution with dense Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and PoE 60W. Select N3000 models offer 24 or 48 ports of PoE+, or up to 32 ports of PoE 60W to deliver clean power to network devices such as wireless access points (APs), Voice-over-IP (VoIP) handsets, video conferencing systems and security cameras. For greater interoperability in multivendor networks, N3000 series switches offer the latest open-standard protocols and include technology to interface with Cisco protocol RPVST+ and devices using CDP.
Achieve high availability and full bandwidth utilization with Multi-chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG). N3000 series switches support MLAG to create active/active loop-free redundancy without spanning tree. Server rooms can deliver reliable server and storage connectivity with features to help save time and avoid configuration errors. N3000 supports VRFlite, allowing it to be partitioned into multiple virtual routers with isolated control and data planes on the same physical switch. The N3000 series is also fully tested and validated to work with Dell EMC EqualLogic™ PSSeries storage arrays.
All N-Series switches include Dell EMC Networking OS 6, designed for easier deployment, greater interoperability and a lower learning curve for network administrators. OS 6 common command line interface (CLI) and graphic user interface (GUI) are intuitive, so skilled network administrators can get productive quickly. Select N3000 switches now support the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), enabling installation of alternate network operating systems.
N3000 series switches help create performance assurance with a data rate up to 328Gbps (full duplex) and a forwarding rate up to 428Mpps. Scale easily with built-in rear stacking ports. Switch stacks of up to 624 1GbE ports can be managed from a single screen using the highlyavailable stacking architecture for high-density aggregation with seamless redundant availability. The N-Series switches' lifetime warranty covers software upgrades, hardware repair or replacement, and optics and cables purchased with the switch.