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PowerConnect 5448 Switch

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The PowerConnect 5448 delivers significant price/performance benefits to customers. In addition to offering a secure, high-performance networking platform and delivering advanced network management features, the PowerConnect 5448 is the world’s first switch which self-optimizes for iSCSI storage traffic. These features allow network administrators to effectively optimize and secure their network traffic.

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Performance

Performance

The PowerConnect 5448 delivers 48 ports of wire-speed Gigabit Ethernet with advanced security and enterprise management features to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes. Providing 96 Gbps for switching capacity and 71.2 Mbps forwarding rate, the PowerConnect provides ample performance for server aggregation, wiring closets and iSCSI storage. Combo ports — four ports of either small form-factor pluggable (SFP) Fiber support or 10/100/1000 Copper support — provide for connectivity flexibility and long-haul connections.
iSCSI Optimization

iSCSI Optimization

The PowerConnect 5400-series is the world’s first switch portfolio to automatically optimize itself for iSCSI storage. The switches automatically detect whether traffic flows are iSCSI-based and, if so, assigns that traffic flow a high-level quality of service. This helps ensure that iSCSI storage traffic is prioritized in the event of resource contention. The 5400-series also provides information about all active iSCSI sessions to allow for easier management and optimization.
Security

Security

The PowerConnect 5448 offers multiple options and levels of security. Industry-standard features include Secure Shell (SSH)/Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) management encryptions, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping, IP- and Media Access Control (MAC)-based access control lists (ACLs) access password protection, and port-based MAC address alert and lockdown. Higher level security is provided through Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) for switch management access, 802.1x authentication and Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus (TACACS+), and management access filtering using management access profiles.
Quality of Service

Quality of Service

The PowerConnect 5448 Ethernet switch supports open industry standards, including quality of service (L3-aware), multicast support, link aggregation and dynamic virtual LAN (VLAN) configurations.

Voice over IP (VoIP) Functionality

Voice-VLAN functionality helps ensure VoIP traffic is prioritized in the event of resource contention. Link Layer Discovery Protocol-Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED) provides detailed network topology information, emergency call service using IP phone location information and troubleshooting information.
Management

Management

PowerConnect provides numerous management options, including an industry-standard command line interface (CLI), remote management using an embedded Web server and support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)-based management applications.

Port Attributes

  • 48 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet switching ports
    4 SFP combo slots for fiber media support (Note: SFP slots are used instead of the built-in 10/100/1000BaseT ports)
    Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control
    Auto MDI/MDIX
    Port mirroring
    Broadcast storm control

Performance

  • Switch Fabric Capacity 96.0 Gbps

    Forwarding Rate 71.2 Mpps

    Up to 8,000 MAC Addresses

Availability

  • Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link Support

    External redundant power support with PowerConnect RPS-600 (sold separately)

    Cable diagnostics via Virtual Cable Tester

VLAN

  • VLAN support for tagging and port-based as per IEEE 802.1Q; protocol-based VLANs
    Up to 4000 VLANs supported
    Dynamic VLAN with GVRP support
    Protocol based VLANs
    802.1x Auto VLAN

Quality of Service

  • Layer 2 Trusted Mode (IEEE 802.1p tagging)
    Layer 3 Trusted Mode (DSCP)
    8 Priority Queues per Port
    Adjustable Weighted-Round-Robin (WRR) and Strict Queue Scheduling

Multicast

  • Dynamic Multicast Support – up to 256 Multicast groups supported in IGMP Snooping or static Multicast

Security

  • Up to 128 ACLs and up to 1,000 ACEs
    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
    DHCP Snooping
    Management access filtering via Management Access Profiles
    IEEE 802.1x based edge authentication

Other Switching

  • iSCSI optimization and monitoring
    Egress rate shaping and Ingress Rate limiting
    Link Aggregation with support for up to 8 aggregated links per switch and up to 8 member ports per aggregated link (IEEE 802.3ad)
    LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad)
    Supports jumbo frames up to 10K bytes
    DoD JITC IPv6 Certified

Management

  • Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet or Local Serial Port
    SNMPv1 and SNMP v2c supported
    4 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
    SNTP Support
    Layer 3 Traceroute
    Telnet Client
    Syslog remote logging capabilities

Chassis

  • 440 x 255 x 44 mm (W x D x H)
    17.32 x 10.02 x 1.73 in (W x D x H)
    1U, rack-mounting kit included
    Approximate weight: 3.6 kg

Hardware

  • 64MB of CPU SDRAM

    16MB of Flash Memory

    6Mb Packet Buffer Memory

MIB Support

  • RFC 1213 MIB II
    RFC 1215 Standard Traps
    RFC 1286 Bridge MIB
    RFC 1442 SMIv2 (SNMPv2 MIB)
    RFC 1451 Manager-to-Manager MIB
    RFC 1492 TACACS+
    RFC 1493 Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges
    RFC 1573 Evolution of Interfaces
    RFC 1643 Etherlike MIB
    RFC 1757 Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) MIB
    RFC 1907 SNMP v2 MIB
    RFC 2011 Internet Protocol (IP) MIB using SMIv2
    RFC 2012 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) MIB using SMIv2
    RFC 2013 User Datagram Protocol (UDP) MIB using SMIv2
    RFC 2233 Interfaces Group using SMIv2
    RFC 2618 RADIUS MIB
    RFC 2665 Ethernet-like Interface Types MIB
    RFC 2666 Identification of Ethernet Chip sets
    RFC 2674 MIB for Bridge with Traffic Classes, Multicast Filtering and VLAN Extension (IEEE802.1p/q MIB)
    RFC 2737 ENTITY-MIB
    RFC 2819 RMON MIB
    RFC 2863 Interface Evolution
    Dell 5424 Private MIB

Standards Supported

  • IEEE 802.1D
    IEEE 802.1Q
    IEEE 802.1p
    IEEE 802.1w
    IEEE 802.1x
    IEEE 802.2
    IEEE 802.3
    IEEE 802.3I
    IEEE 802.3u
    IEEE 802.3x
    IEEE 802.3z
    IEEE 802.ab
    IEEE 802.3ac
    IEEE 802.3ad
    IEEE 802.1v

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 0º C to 45º C

    Storage Temperature: -20º C to 70º C

    Operating Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

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