Overview:

The Cisco Meraki MS400 Series brings powerful cloud-managed switching to the aggregation layer. This range of 1 and 10Gbps fiber aggregation switches adopts the benefits of the cloud: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, and lower cost for campus deployments.

Expanding Cloud Management to the Campus

Cisco Meraki aggregation switches extend Cisco Meraki's cloud management to campus deployments. Just like our access switches, these 10 Gigabit Ethernet aggregation 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.

Cisco Meraki switches are managed through an elegant, intuitive 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 — or pre-staging.

MS425-32 Highlights

Configurations
  • 32 Port 10GbE aggregation switch

Hardware platform

  • 32 × 10GbE SFP+
  • 2 × 40GbE QSFP+ uplink/stacking ports
  • 1 × 10/100/1000 RJ45 management port
  • Non-blocking switch fabric
  • 800Gbps switching capacity
  • Compact design (1 RU) for space-constrained environments
  • Ultra-reliable, includes lifetime warranty

Switching capabilities

  • 802.1p Quality of Service prioritization
  • 802.1Q VLAN tagging for up to 4095 VLANs
  • 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and
  • 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Broadcast storm control
Layer 3 capabilities
  • Dynamic routing (OSPFv2)
  • Static routing
  • DHCP Relay
  • DHCP Server
  • First of a kind UI-based configuration
  • Easy to configure routed interfaces
  • Warm spare redundancy (VRRP)
  • DHCP Failover

Cloud management

  • Unified switch management from aggregation to access layers
  • Visibility and control over thousands of ports
  • Built-in multi-site management
  • Zero touch provisioning

Monitoring and diagnostics

  • 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:

  • Centralized management that allows you to manage your entire Meraki network stack from campus aggregation to your access layer (wireless APs, switches, firewalls).
  • 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.

Lifetime Warranty with Next-day Advanced Replacement

Cisco Meraki MS switches include a limited lifetime hardware warranty that provides next-day advance hardware switch replacement as long as the original purchaser owns the product. Cisco Meraki's simplified software and support licensing model also combines all software upgrades, centralized systems management and phone support under a single, easy-to-understand model.

Interfaces 32 × 10GbE SFP+
  2 × 40GbE QSFP+ uplink/stacking ports
  1 × 10/100/1000 RJ45 management port
Ethernet Switching Capabilities 802.1p Quality of Service prioritization
  802.1Q VLAN tagging for up to 4095 VLANs
  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
  128K Forwarding Table Capacity
Layer 3 capabilities Dynamic routing (OSPFv2)
  Static routing
  DHCP Relay
  DHCP Server
  Warm spare for L3 gateway redundancy 2
  DHCP Failover
Security Integrated two-factor authentication
  Role-based administration
  Corporate wide password policy enforcement
  IEEE 802.1X port-based security
Performance Non-blocking fabric
  480Gbps switching capacity
Management Managed via the cloud using the Meraki dashboard
  Integrated with Meraki wireless, security appliance, and device management
  No-touch remote deployment (no staging needed)
  Detailed historical per-port and per-client usage statistics
  DHCP and hostname fingerprinting
  SNMPD allows integration with 3rd-party network management solutions
  Seamless over-the-web firmware upgrades
Remote Diagnostics Email and SMS (text) alerts1
  Live remote packet capture
  Aggregated event and configuration change logs with instant search
Scalable stacking Unified configuration and monitoring of all switches from aggregation layer to access layer
  Virtually Stacking supports thousands of switch ports in a single logical stack for unified management, monitoring, and configuration
  Physical stacking of up to 8 switches with 160Gbps stack bandwidth (MS410/425)
Power Power input: 100 - 240 VAC, 47 - 63Hz
  Power consumption at idle: 98W / Full load: 136W
Environment Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Mounting Rack-mountable with included rack mount hardware
  Front-to-back airflow
  Field-replaceable, hot-swappable power supplies
  Field-replaceable, hot-swappable fans
Physical dimensions Weight: 13.7lb (6.2kg)
  19”(w) x 19.2” (l) x 1.8” (h) (48.5 x 48.7 x 4.5cm)
Regulatory CSA (US)
  IC (Canada)
  CE (Europe)
  C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand)
  RoHS
SKU MS425-32-HW
Brand Cisco Meraki

Centrally Managed from the Cloud

Cloud ManagementThe 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.

Cloud Managed Networking

Virtual 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.

Virtual Stacking

Layer 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.

Layer 7 Application and Client Visibility

Layer 3 Scalability & Failover

Layer 3Quickly scale growing networks while ensuring redundancy for critical switch infrastructure with Meraki layer 3 switches. Intuitive, dynamic routing configurable in the dashboard simplifies management by removing complex command line interfaces. Traffic flow is optimized at line rate without sacrificing deep visibility into client devices and application use. Deploy ACLs directly on MS switches to secure boundaries between VLANs, hosts, services, and the Internet.

In addition to dynamic routing, layer 3 Meraki MS switches support VRRP for warm spare failover, ensuring immediate recovery of gateway responsibilities—avoiding downtime and client disruption.

QoS for Voice and Video

QoS 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.

QoS for Voice and Video

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.

PoE / PoE+

Remote 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.

Remote Live Tools and Alerts

Enterprise Security

Enterprise 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.

Enterprise Security

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.

 

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