Dell Networking N4000 Series 10GbE Layer 3 Switches

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Modernize your networks with 10GbE.

Upgrade campus networks with 10GbE switches for Layer 3 aggregation that feature multi-chassis link aggregation (MLAG) and 12-unit stacking.

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For performance attributes, software specs, and compliance for N-Series switches, please visit the Dell Networking OS 6 page.

Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available

Standard Traffic-Port AttributesN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Standard Port Attributes24x 10GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) fixed ports24x 10GbE SFP+ auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb) fixed ports48x 10GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb100Mb) fixed ports48x 10GbE SFP+ auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb)fixed ports
Integrated 10GbE SFP+ dedicated ports (beyond standard ports)NNNN
Integrated GbE SFP combo portsNNNN
Integrated GbE 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 combo portsNNNN
Integrated 40GbE QSFP+ dedicated ports NN22
Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+)NNNN
Maximum PoE Watts per portNNNN
Modular Traffic-Port AttributesN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Hot swappable expansion module bayFrontFrontFrontFront
Module support for 10GbESSSS
Module support for 40GbESSSS
Support for 40GbE to 4x 10GbE breakoutOAOAOAOA
Traffic-Port FeaturesN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Auto-negotiation for speed and flow controlSSSS
Port mirroringSSSS
Flow-based port mirroringSSSS
Broadcast storm controlSSSS
Energy Efficient Ethernet per port settingsSSSS
Port Profile support including Admin profilesSSSS
Management- & Configuration-Port AttributesN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
1 RJ45 console/management port with 
RS232 signaling
1 Out-of-Band (OOB) Management Port (10/100/1000BASE-T)RearRearRearRear
1 USB (Type A) port for configurationFrontFrontFrontFront
Stacking AttributesN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Integrated rear mini-SAS stacking ports NNNN
User port stacking10Gbps or 40Gbps10Gbps or 40Gbps10Gbps or 40Gbps10Gbps or 40Gbps
Maximum stacking distance (meters)100100100100
Maximum stacking speed (full-duplex)160Gbps160Gbps320Gbps320Gbps
Switch AttributesN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Switch Fabric Capacity (full duplex):640Gbps640Gbps1.28Tbps1.28Tbps
Forwarding Rate476Mpps476Mpps952Mpps952Mpps
Line-rate Layer 2 switchingSSSS
Line-rate Layer 3 routingSSSS
Flash Memory256MB256MB256MB256MB
Packet Buffer Memory9MB9MB9MB9MB
Dual firmware images on-boardSSSS
Temperature sensors for environmental 
Cable diagnosticsSSSS
Optical transceiver (SFP/SFP+) diagnosticsSSSS
Switch auditing supportSSSS
Dimensions in inches (H x W x D):1.71 x 17.08 x 18.111.71 x 17.08 x 18.111.71 x 17.08 x 18.111.71 x 17.08 x 18.11
Dimensions in millimeters (H X W X D):43.43 x 433.83 x 459.9943.43 x 433.83 x 459.9943.43 x 433.83 x 459.9943.43 x 433.83 x 459.99
Rack Height:1U1U1U1U
Rack-mounting kitNNNN
ReadyRails™ rack mounting system, 
no tools required
Approximate Weight in pounds 
(without modules):
Approximate Weight in
kilograms (without modules):
Power & Cooling HardwareN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Internal hot swappable power
supply bays
Hot swappable power supplies
Integrated power supply
(not removable)
External power supplyNNNN
Power supply redundancySSSS
Removable fansSSSS
Redundant fansSSSS
Variable speed fansSSSS
Air flowIO to PSU (Normal)IO to PSU (Normal)IO to PSU (Normal)IO to PSU (Normal)
Environmental Operating ConditionsN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Operating Temperature in Celsius0° to 45° C0° to 45° C0° to 45° C0° to 45° C
Operating Temperature in Fahrenheit 32° to 113° F32° to 113° F32° to 113° F32° to 113° F
Storage Temperature in Celsius -20° to 70° C-20° to 70° C-20° to 70° C-20° to 70° C
Storage Temperature in Fahrenheit-4° to 158° F-4° to 158° F-4° to 158° F-4° to 158° F
Operating Relative Humidity90%90%90%90%
Storage Relative Humidity95%95%95%95%
Power Supply (Watts)460460460460
Max Thermal Output (BTU/hr)823.44603.861353.53754.82
Power Consumption Max (Watts)240176395220
Power Supply Efficiency80% or better in all operating modes80% or better in all operating modes80% or better in all operating modes80% or better in all operating modes
Optional Features
Modules (optional)N4032N4032FN4064N4064F
2-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T RJ45 
hot swappable uplink module
2-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ 
hot swappable uplink module
4-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T 
RJ45 hot swappable module
4-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ 
hot swappable module
2-port 40 Gigabit QSFP+ 
hot swappable module
Power Supplies (optional)N4032N4032FN4064N4064F
RPS720 External Power Supply for 
N2000 non-POE (720 watts)
MPS1000 External Power Supply for 
N2000 POE+ Switches (1000 watts)
200w, hot swappable, with 
V-Lock, adds redundancy
to non-PoE switches
715w, hot swappable, adds 
redundancy or to power all 
PoE+ ports fully
1100w, hot swappable, adds 
redundancy or power all PoE+ ports fully

Additional information
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page 
Dell and the Environment 

Upgrade your network

N-Series is a family of energy-efficient and cost-effective 1GbE and 10GbE switches designed for modernizing and scaling network infrastructure. The N4000 Series allows you to apply 10/40GbE wire-speed flexibility to your existing campus network with high-performance, non-blocking switches that:
  • Use MLAG for multipath loop-free redundancy without spanning tree to enable full-bandwidth utilization and high availability
  • Promote greater interoperability through interfaces with Cisco's Rapid Per VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST+)* and devices using Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • Offer a more flexible choice in your network by uniting products with the latest open standard protocols
  • Feature advanced IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3 routing, security and scalability features
  • Converged network support for DCB with Priority Flow Control (802.1Qbb), ETS (802.1Qaz), DCBx, iSCSI TLV Support.
  • Plug-and-play configuration with Dell EqualLogic iSCSI storage arrays with one-command iSCSI setup that alleviates multiple-step configuration and potential configuration errors
Networking Switches N4000 Series - Upgrade your network
Networking Switches N4000 Series - Designed for efficiency

Designed for efficiency

Built to help keep operating costs down, the N4000 Series has Fresh Air capability, enabling them to operate at temperatures up to 113°F (45°C) to help reduce cooling costs. Features designed to improve overall efficiency include:
  • Dual hot-swappable 80PLUS-certified efficient internal power supplies
  • Redundant variable-speed cooling fans
  • Energy-Efficient Ethernet and low-power PHYs to help reduce power to inactive ports and idle links
Networking Switches N4000 Series - Advanced feature set to simplify management

Advanced feature set to simplify management

The Dell Networking N4000 Series is designed for easy deployment, outstanding interoperability and a low learning curve for network administrators. A single OS release (Dell Networking OS 6) allows you to maintain consistent configurations across all N-Series products with a comprehensive feature set that includes:
  • One common command line interface (CLI) and graphical user interface (GUI) that use a well-known command language to help skilled network administrators become productive quickly
  • USB auto-configuration that helps network administrators rapidly deploy mirrored configurations to numerous devices by simply inserting a USB key
  • A variety of enterprise-class features with familiar and intuitive configuration and management commands
  • The latest open-standard protocols and smart integration technologies to help make smoothly operating multi-vendor networks possible

Deploy with confidence at any scale

The resilient stacking architecture of the N4000 Series provides reliable network performance and amazing density for demanding network environments. It also helps future-proof your network investments as enterprises migrate from 10GbE core deployments to 40GbE.
  • Data rates up to 1.28Tbps (full duplex) and a forwarding rate of up to 952Mpps
  • Scale easily with 10/40Gbps user port stacking supporting up to 160Gbps on N4032 and 320Gbps on N4064 (full duplex) at distances up to 100 meters 
  • Up to 64 line-rate 10GbE ports per switch using breakout cables and up to 672 10GbE ports in a twelve-unit stack
  • Hot swap expansion module supports dual port QSFP+ (8 x 10GbE), quad port 10GBaseT and quad port SFP+
  • Switch stacks up to 12 units can be managed via flexible user port stacking at 10Gbps or 40Gbps speeds
  • Tool-less ReadyRails kit allow switches to be installed in moments
Networking Switches N4000 Series - Lifetime Warranty
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Networking Switches N4000 Series - Dell ProSupport
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Dell Networking N4032

Dell Networking N4032

• 24 10GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb) fixed ports
• Up to 32 10GbE ports using breakout cables and optional QSFP+ module
• One hot swap expansion module bay
• Dual hot-swappable redundant power supplies (460W)

Dell Networking N4032F

Dell Networking N4032F

• 24 10GbE SFP+ auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb) fixed ports
• Up to 32 10GbE ports using breakout cables and optional QSFP+ module
• One hot swap expansion module bay
• Dual hot-swappable redundant power supplies (460W)

Dell Networking N4064

Dell Networking N4064

• 48 10GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb) fixed ports
• Up to 64 10GbE ports using breakout cables, integrated QSFP+ ports and optional QSFP+ module
• Two 40GbE QSFP+ fixed ports
• One hot swap expansion module bay
• Dual hot-swappable redundant power supplies (460W)

Dell Networking N4064F

Dell Networking N4064F

• 48 10GbE SFP+ auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb) fixed ports
• Up to 64 10GbE ports using breakout cables, integrated QSFP+ ports and optional QSFP+ module
• Two 40GbE QSFP+ fixed ports
• One hot swap expansion module bay
• Dual hot-swappable redundant power supplies (460W)
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