Overview:

The Cisco Meraki MS line of cloud-managed access switches bring the benefits of cloud computing, including management simplicity, reduced complexity, and lower cost, to branch and campus networks.

A Fresh Approach

Cisco Meraki switches are built from the ground up to be easy to manage without compromising any of the power and flexibility traditionally found in enterprise-class switches.

For example, Cisco Meraki switches are managed through an elegant, efficient cloud interface, rather than a cryptic command line. To bring up a Cisco Meraki switch, just plug it in; there's no need for complicated configuration files.

In addition, Cisco Meraki's centralized management system gives administrators deep visibility into the network. See which switches are near capacity across hundreds of sites. Find all configuration changes made by a certain person with instant search. Locate a switch on a floor plan with one click.

MS220-8 Highlights

Configurations
  • All models: 8 port gigabit Ethernet
  • All models: 2 × SFP for 1G uplink, non-shared
  • MS220-8P includes 124 W PoE / PoE+

Hardware platform

  • Voice and Video QoS
  • Low noise, fanless
  • Non-blocking switch fabric
  • Ultra-reliable, includes lifetime warranty

Power over Ethernet (MS220-8P)

  • 802.3af (PoE) 15.4 W per port
  • 802.3at (PoE+) 25.5 W per port
  • Maximum PoE output: 124 W
  • PoE available simultaneously on all ports
  • Intelligent PoE power allocation based on device advertisement (LLDP)
Cloud management
  • Visibility and control over thousands of ports
  • Built-in multi site management
  • Zero touch provisioning

Monitoring and diagnostics

  • Cable failure testing
  • Gateway connectivity testing
  • Real time troubleshooting tools
  • Email and text message alerts

 

Cloud Managed NetworkingBuilt-In Multi-Site Cloud Management

The Cisco Meraki MS is the industry’s first cloud managed switch, combining the benefits of cloud based centralized management with a powerful, reliable access platform. Cloud management has a number of benefits that make it easier to build networks large and small:

  • Single pane of glass management of distributed switch deployments, wireless APs, and firewalls across multiple sites through the browser.
  • Virtual stacking: manage up to tens of thousands of ports from a single pane of glass.
  • Layer 7 OS, client, and hostname fingerprinting.
  • Powerful Live Tools such as cable test to isolate physical layer issues.
  • E-mail and SMS (text) alerts upon power loss, downtime, or configuration changes.
  • Role-based administration and automatic, scheduled firmware upgrades over the web.
  • Regular feature updates and enhancements delivered on demand from the Meraki cloud.
  • No staging deployments

With cloud management, thousands of switch ports can be configured and monitored instantly, over the web. Provision remote sites without on-site IT, deploy network-wide configuration changes, and easily manage campus and distributed networks without training or dedicated staff.

Converged Voice, Video and Data Environments

The Cisco Meraki switch family is designed to unify data, voice, and video onto a single IP backbone. All Cisco Meraki switches support rich quality-of-service (QoS) functionality for prioritizing data, voice, and video traffic. The switches support eight class-of-service (CoS) queues on every port, enabling them to maintain end-to-end traffic prioritization.

MS220-8  
Interface 8 × 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ45) with auto-MDIX crossover
2 × SFP Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for uplink
Auto negotiation and crossover detection
 
Uplink interfaces 2 × SFP Gigabit Ethernet
Power-over-Ethernet -
Switching Capacity 20 Gbps
Power 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Power Consumption (Idle/Full Load Power) 5/10 W max
Physical Dimensions 9.06" (w) x 8.66" (l) x 1.79" (h)
(23 x 22 x 4.54 cm)
Weight 2.37 lb. (1.08 kg)
MTBF 756,000
Ethernet Switching Capabilities 802.1p Quality of Service prioritization
802.1Q VLAN tagging and Q-in-Q VLAN stacking with 4096 addressable tags
802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP, STP)
802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
802.3ad link aggregation with up to 8 ports per aggregate
Broadcast storm control
IGMP snooping for multicast filtering
MAC forwarding table entries: 8,000
Security Integrated two-factor authentication
Role-based administration
Corporate wide password policy enforcement
IEEE 802.1X port-based security
Performance Non-blocking fabric
20 Gpbs non-blocking switching capacity
2.5 microsecond latency
Management Managed via the cloud using the Meraki dashboard
Integrated with Meraki wireless, routing, and firewall management
No-touch remote deployment (no staging needed)
Detailed historical per-port and per-client usage statistics
DHCP and hostname fingerprinting
SNMP v2c
Seamless over-the-web firmware upgrades
Remote Diagnostics Email and text alerts
Live remote packet capture
Aggregated event logs with instant search
Scalable Stacking Unified configuration and monitoring of all switches
Virtually stack thousands of switch ports in a single logical stack for unified management, monitoring, and configuration
Environment Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
Silent operation for office environments
Surface (wall/desk) mountable with integrated brackets
Regulatory CSA (US)
IC (Canada)
CE (Europe)
C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand)
RoHS
Warranty Full lifetime hardware warranty with next-day advanced replacement included
SKU MS220-8-HW
Brand Cisco Meraki

Centrally Managed from the Cloud

Cloud ManagementCloud Managed NetworkingThe Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking architecture enables plug and play branch deployments and provides centralized visibility and control across any number of distributed locations.

The Cisco Meraki MS is the industry's first cloud managed switch, combining the benefits of cloud-based centralized management with a powerful, reliable access platform.

With cloud management, thousands of switch ports can be configured and monitored instantly, over the web. Provision remote sites without on-site IT, deploy network-wide configuration changes, and easily manage campus and distributed networks without training or dedicated staff.
 

Virtual StackingVirtual Stacking

Virtual StackingCisco Meraki MS Switches feature virtual stacking — an industry first — that allows management of thousands of switch ports as one, without requiring a physical connection between switches.

Quickly find and configure switch ports across your entire network, even those in geographically-distributed locations. Easily configure ports for access devices, assign voice VLANs, control PoE, and more, with a few simple clicks and without complex CLI instructions.

Virtual stacking is built-in to all Cisco Meraki MS Switches, with no need for extension modules, proprietary cables, or extra configuration. Simply log in to the Cisco Meraki dashboard and manage the entire access switch infrastructure without concern for their interconnectivity.


 

Layer 7 Application and Client VisibilityLayer 7 Application and Client Visibility

Layer 7 Application and Client VisibilityCisco Meraki MS Switches are the industry's only switches featuring integrated Layer 7 application and client fingerprinting and analysis. Hundreds of applications are automatically identified and reported, from business apps to BitTorrent and YouTube, so administrators can see where resources are spent.

Device fingerprinting with Google-like search allows administrators to easily find and identify individual users, iPads, Androids, and other devices. Search for devices across the entire network right from the Cisco Meraki dashboard, no matter which switch a device connects to.

 

QoS for Voice and Video

QoS for Voice and VideoQoS for Voice and VideoDeploy latency-sensitive applications such as voice and video by guaranteeing network performance. Voice and QoS features such as per-VLAN and protocol-based prioritization, as well as flexible QoS assignments, give inuitive, granular control.

Intelligent use of LLDP on the network makes deploying devices such as VoIP phones painless. Simply select a VLAN for voice in the dashboard, and selected ports will accept tagged traffic on the voice VLAN. The port also uses LLDP advertisements to recommend devices use that VLAN for voice traffic.
 

PoE / PoE+PoE / PoE+

PoE / PoE+The Cisco Meraki MS220-8P, MS22P, and MS42P Switches support PoE and PoE+, delivering up to 30W to support the most power-hungry devices. A total budget of 380W delivers the power necessary to run dozens of VoIP phones, access points, or other PoE devices.

Beyond simply delivering PoE output, Cisco Meraki Switches intelligently allocate power based on device advertisement (LLDP). Switches report consumed power vs. budgeted power in the Cisco Meraki dashboard, uncovering power savings across the switch network. Port-scheduling with built-in energy-saving templates reduces unnecessary power consumption and increases security.
 

Remote Live Tools and AlertsRemote Live Tools and Alerts

Remote Live Tools and AlertsMS Switches make powerful live tools available for remote troubleshooting at any time. From infrastructure uptime and performance testing to device troubleshooting, live tools simplify day-to-day network administration and dramatically shorten time to resolution.

Built-in Ethernet cable testing no longer requires an excursion to one or more switch closets just to verify cable integrity. Simply select a switch port, run a cable test, and see results right in the dashboard, even if there is no device connected on the other end.

Each Cisco Meraki MS is automatically monitored 24×7 via the cloud. Email and text message alerts are configurable to immediately notify administrators of configuration changes, switch downtime, and even per-port disconnection events.

 

Enterprise Security

Enterprise SecurityEnterprise SecurityExtending security down to the port level has never been easier. MS Switches integrate seamlessly with enterprise-grade security systems using 802.1X. Define access policies, segregate guest devices, and quarantine entire environments right from the dashboard.

Applying policies on many ports takes just a few clicks — even if the ports are spread across many switches. Simply search to find the ports of interest, click to apply the desired policies, and save your changes. Policies are pushed immediately to the desired ports.

Seamless firmware updates, two factor authentication, and other built-in protections make secure, PCI and HIPAA-compliant networks easy and cost effective.
 

Lifetime Warranty and Advanced Replacement

Lifetime WarrantyMS Switches feature long lifetime components and are designed for high reliability. Even though they're built to provide years of reliable service, MS Switches also include a lifetime warranty, and are eligible for advanced shipment replacement, minimizing potential downtime and securing your investment.

Lifetime Warranty

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