Enhanced Gigabit Ethernet switch
Organizations that need to quickly deploy secure, PoE campus access for GbE-to-the-desktop, server connectivity, iSCSI storage and traffic aggregation.
Rapid deployment and configurationHelp save time and deployment costs by simplifying your network rollout with PowerConnect™ 5500 series of Gigabit Ethernet switches. Automatically assign switch configuration and IP addresses via DHCP or local USB during initial rollout. You can configure up to eight switches in a stack without pressing a single key or setting up a console connection.
Robust managementYou'll enjoy a number of management options with the PowerConnect 5500 Series switches, including:
- An industry-standard CLI
- Remote management using an embedded web server
- Support for SNMP-based management applications.
VoIP functionalityHelp ensure that VoIP traffic is prioritized in the event of resource contention through the voice VLAN function. LLDP-Med provides detailed network topology records, emergency call service via IP phone location information and troubleshooting data.
Select from multiple security levels, with options that include such industry-standard features as:• SSH/SSL management encryption
• DHCP snooping
• IP and MAC -based ACLs • Access password protection
• Port-based MAC address alert and lock-down
High level security is provided through:
• RADIUS remote authentication for switch management access
• 802.1x authentication and TACACS+
• Management access filtering via management access profiles
The PowerConnect 5500 switches also help simplify security rollouts by allowing you to try your implementation before full enforcement is enabled, helping to smooth your transition to a secure campus.
Power over EthernetHelp lower power consumption with the power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af PoE) capabilities of the PowerConnect 5548P. Designed to provide up to 15.4 Watts of power for network-attached devices, such as WLAN access points (WAPs) and voice over IP (VoIP) handsets, PoE can help simplify network installation and maintenance by reducing the need for power adapters and power planning.
- 48 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet switching ports
2 SFP+ (10Gb/1Gb) ports
2 Stacking Ports (HDMI) – 10Gb per port, full duplex, 40Gb total per switch
Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow control
USB Port – Allows for file import/export locally
Broadcast storm control
Port Profile support
- Switch Fabric Capacity 176.0 Gbps
Forwarding Rate 100.2 Mpps
Up to 16,000 MAC Addresses
- Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link Support
Dual Image Support
External redundant power support with PowerConnect RPS-720 (sold separately)
Cable diagnostics via Virtual Cable Tester
- 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
- Dynamic Multicast Support – up to 256 Multicast groups supported in IGMP Snooping or static Multicast
IGMP Snooping v1/v2
IGMP Snooping Querier
- Up to 3,000 ACLs and up to 3,000 ACEs
Time Controlled ACLs
Switch access password protection
Optional strong password enforcement
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
Management access filtering via Management Access Profiles
IEEE 802.1x based edge authentication, 802.1x Monitor Mode (logging without enforcement)
- iSCSI optimization and monitoring
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
IPv4 Only Mode – maximizes tables for IPv4 networks
- Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet, SSH, or local console (RJ45 Yost)
Robust HTTP GUI Management
Management IP Address Conflict Notification
SNMPv1 and SNMP v2c supported
4 RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms and events)
HTTP and 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
Layer 3 Traceroute
Syslog remote logging capabilities
- 440 x 381 x 432 mm (W x D x H)
17.32 x 15 x 1.7 in (W x D x H)
1U, rack-mounting kit included
Approximate weight: 6.1 kg / 13.45 lb
- 1GB of CPU SDRAM
16MB of Flash Memory
12Mb Packet Buffer Memory
- 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 5524 Private MIB
- IEEE 802.1D
- Dell SFP Transceivers (SX, LX, Copper 1Gb)
Dell SFP+ Transceivers (SR, LR, LRM, twinax)
RPS-720 Redundant Power Supply
MPS-600 Power Supply for PoE
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
Storage Relative Humidity: 10% to 95% non-condensing
- 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Optional Redundant power through RPS-720, MPS-600
This PowerConnect™ switch is backed by an industry-leading Lifetime Limited Warranty* which guarantees Basic Hardware Service (hardware repair or replacement) for the life of the product.
While Basic Hardware Service delivers reliable support for your hardware, most organizations benefit from additional levels of support, protecting their IT investment and maximizing productivity. We recommend Dell™ ProSupport™, an enhanced suite of enterprise level of support services, which includes: 24x7 tech support, accelerated response times, immediate access to L2 technical experts and proactive support options. Go beyond the basics and start transforming your IT infrastructure into a true business asset.
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The right support is not one-size-fits-all, it's what fits your environment. Dell™ ProSupport™ provides flexible and reliable support that empowers you to customize services to meet your unique business needs. Choose support based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources.
Whether you need to support an IT staff or end users, Dell™ ProSupport™ will help you remove barriers so you can get back to work. You'll receive:
- 24x7x365 direct access to Dell Expert Centers via email, chat and phone support
- Mission-Critical Response Options, including ability to self-designate severity level 1
- Hardware and software diagnostics and troubleshooting, including direct Dell OEM support and third-party collaborative support
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- Access to tools and resources to certify your technicians that allows them to self-dispatch parts and labor
- Award winning support from Global Command Centers for dispatch monitoring and end-to-end case management for critical situations or natural disasters
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Simplify your IT infrastructure
Dell ProConsult™ Global Infrastructure Consulting Services can help integrate your new enterprise hardware into an existing or evolving IT infrastructure. We can provide guidance whether you’re adding single or multiple servers, a storage area network or virtualizing your environment. We can also help you enhance the overall performance of your IT infrastructure and data center by consolidating software and hardware, reviewing data usage to optimize the environment, developing a business continuity plan and by helping you migrate to standards-based technologies.
We utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give customers rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver ROI and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes. From data center optimization to server virtualization to systems management, our consulting services help you build a more efficient enterprise.
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Our education services provide training and certification courses to help you and your team better manage and use your new hardware so you can reap the full benefits of standards-based technologies.
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Lifetime Limited Warranty*
Select PowerConnect™ products carry a Lifetime Limited Hardware Warranty* with Basic Hardware Service for as long as you own the product. Repair or replacement does not include configuration or other advanced service and support provided by Dell ProSupport Services. The PowerConnect products covered by the Lifetime Limited Hardware warranty* are: the PowerConnect™ 2800 Series, the PowerConnect™ 3500 Series, the PowerConnect™ 5500 Series, the PowerConnect™ 6200 Series and the PowerConnect™ 8000 Series rack switches. For more details see www.dell.com/LifetimeWarranty.