Dell Networking N2000 Series 1GbE Layer 2 Switches

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Streamline your network connections.

Modernize campus networks with PoE+ capable GbE Layer 2 switches that support multi-chassis link aggregation (MLAG) and 12-unit stacking.

  • Starting Price $242200
  • Total Savings $71300
  • Dell Price $170900


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

Standard Traffic-Port AttributesN2024N2024PN2048N2048P
Standard Port Attributes24x 1GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (1Gb/100Mb/10Mb) fixed ports24x 1GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (1Gb/100Mb/10Mb) PoE+ fixed ports48x 1GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (1Gb/100Mb/10Mb) fixed ports48x 1GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (1Gb/100Mb/10Mb) PoE+ fixed ports
Integrated 10GbE SFP+ dedicated ports (beyond standard ports)SSSS
Integrated GbE SFP combo portsNNNN
Integrated GbE 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 combo portsNNNN
Integrated 40GbE QSFP+ dedicated portsNNNN
Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+)NYNY
Maximum PoE Watts per portN30.8 watts on 24 portsN30.8 watts on 48 ports
Modular Traffic-Port AttributesN2024N2024PN2048N2048P
Hot swappable expansion module bayNNNN
Module support for 10GbENNNN
Module support for 40GbENNNN
Support for 40GbE to 4x 10GbE breakoutNNNN
Traffic-Port FeaturesN2024N2024PN2048N2048P
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 AttributesN2024N2024PN2048N2048P
1 RJ45 console/management port with RS232 signalingSSSS
1 Out-of-Band (OOB) Management Port (10/100/1000BASE-T)NNNN
1 USB (Type A) port for configurationSSSS
Stacking AttributesN2024N2024PN2048N2048P
Integrated rear mini-SAS stacking ports2x 21Gbps2x 21Gbps2x 21Gbps2x 21Gbps
User port stackingNNNN
Maximum stacking distance (meters)3333
Maximum stacking speed (full-duplex)84Gbps84Gbps84Gbps84Gbps
Switch AttributesN2024N2024PN2048N2048P
Switch Fabric Capacity (full duplex):172Gbps172Gbps220Gbps220Gbps
Forwarding Rate:128Mpps128Mpps164Mpps164Mpps
Line-rate Layer 2 switchingSSSS
Line-rate Layer 3 routingSSSS
Flash Memory256MB256MB256MB256MB
Packet Buffer Memory4MB4MB4MB4MB
Dual firmware images on-boardSSSS
Temperature sensors for environmental monitoringSSSS
Cable diagnosticsSSSS
Optical transceiver (SFP/SFP+) diagnosticsSSSS
Switch auditing supportSSSS
Dimensions in inches (H x W x D):1.7 x 17.3 x 10.11.7 x 17.3 x 15.21.7 x 17.3 x 10.11.7 x 17.3 x 15.2
Dimensions in millimeters (H X W X D):43.5 x 440.0 x 257.043.5 x 440.0 x 387.043.5 x 440.0 x 257.043.5 x 440.0 x 387.0
Rack Height:1U1U1U1U
Rack-mounting kitYYYY
ReadyRails™ rack mounting system, no tools requiredNNNN
Approximate Weight in pounds (without modules):8.135114.04358.928714.9914
Approximate Weight in kilograms (without modules):3.696.374.056.8
Power & Cooling HardwareN2024N2024PN2048N2048P
Internal hot swappable power supply baysNNNN
Hot swappable power supplies (included)NNNN
Integrated power supply (not removable)SSSS
External power supplyOAOAOAOA
Power supply redundancyOAOAOAOA
Removable fansNNNN
Redundant fansSSSS
Variable speed fansSSSS
Air flowIO to PSU (Normal)IO to PSU (Normal)IO to PSU (Normal)IO to PSU (Normal)
Environmental Operating ConditionsN2024N2024PN2048N2048P
Operating Temperature in Celsius0° to 45° C0° to 45° C0° to 45° C0° to 45° C
Operating Temperature in Fahrenheit32° to 113° F32° to 113° F32° to 113° F32° to 113° F
Storage Temperature in Celsius-40° to 65° C-40° to 65° C-40° to 65° C-40° to 65° C
Storage Temperature in Fahrenheit-40° to 149° F-40° to 149° F-40° to 149° F-40° to 149° F
Operating Relative Humidity95%95%95%95%
Storage Relative Humidity85%85%85%85%
Power Supply (Watts)10010001001000
Max Thermal Output (BTU/hr)117.443113.33167.76069.80
Power Consumption Max (Watts)42.991353.91738
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)N2024N2024PN2048N2048P
2-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T RJ45 hot swappable uplink moduleNNNN
2-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ hot swappable uplink moduleNNNN
4-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T RJ45 hot swappable moduleNNNN
4-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ hot swappable moduleNNNN
2-port 40 Gigabit QSFP+ hot swappable moduleNNNN
Power Supplies (optional)N2024N2024PN2048N2048P
RPS720 External Power Supply for N2000 non-POE (720 watts)OANOAN
MPS1000 External Power Supply for N2000 POE+ Switches (1000 watts)NOANOA
200w, hot swappable, with V-Lock, adds redundancy to non-PoE switchesNNNN
715w, hot swappable, adds redundancy or to power all PoE+ ports fullyNNNN
1100w, hot swappable, adds redundancy or to power all PoE+ ports fullyNNNN
Dell Networking N2000 – 1GbE Layer 2 Switch

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 Dell Networking N2000 Series offers enhanced, high-availability Layer 2 Ethernet switches with basic Layer 3 routing functionality (Layer 2+) 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 Layer 3 IPv4 and IPv6 functionality, including static routing and Routing Information Protocol (RIP version 1 & 2) support for up to 256 interfaces

Deliver clean power to network devices with PoE+ support

The Dell Networking N2000 Series has options for up to 48 ports of Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+). This allows you to attach devices with high power requirements (up to 30.8 watts) without running a separate power cable. PoE+ is particularly useful in older buildings where installing power to multiple, widespread locations can be prohibitively expensive.
Dell Networking N2000 – 1GbE Layer 2 Switch

Designed for efficiency

Built to help keep operating costs down, the N2000 Series can operate at temperatures up to 113°F (45°C) to help reduce cooling costs. Features designed to improve overall efficiency include:
  •  80PLUS-certified efficient integrated power supply
  •  Redundant variable-speed cooling fans
  •  Energy-Efficient Ethernet and low-power PHYs to help reduce power to inactive ports and idle links
Dell Networking N2000 – 1GbE Layer 2 Switch

Advanced feature set to simplify management

The Dell Networking N2000 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

With high throughput and capacity to handle unexpected workloads, the N2000 Series switches are ideal solutions for fast growing GbE networks that require high-density aggregation with seamless redundancy and availability.
  • Data rates up to 220Gbps (full duplex) and a forwarding rate of up to 164Mpps
  • Built-in stacking ports and standard N-Series stacking cables support a stacking architecture up to 12 units at 84Gbps
  • Switch stacks up to 600 1GbE ports can be managed from a single screen or IP address
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Dell Networking N2024 – 1Gb Layer 2 SwitchDell Networking N2024

•  24 RJ45 10/100/1000Mb auto-sensing ports
•  Two integrated 10GbE SFP+ ports
•  Two dedicated rear stacking ports
•  One integrated power supply (100W AC)

Dell Networking N2024P – 1Gb Layer 2 SwitchDell Networking N2024P

• 24 RJ45 10/100/1000Mb PoE+ auto-sensing ports
• Two integrated 10GbE SFP+ ports
• Two dedicated rear stacking ports
• One integrated power supply (1000W AC)

Dell Networking N2048 – 1Gb Layer 2 SwitchDell Networking N2048

• 48 RJ45 10/100/1000Mb auto-sensing ports
• Two integrated 10GbE SFP+ ports
• Two dedicated rear stacking ports
• One integrated power supply (100W AC)

Dell Networking N2048P – 1Gb Layer 2 SwitchDell Networking N2048P

• 48 RJ45 10/100/1000Mb PoE+ auto-sensing ports (optional external power supply needed to provide power to all 48 ports at 30.8 watts)
• Two integrated 10GbE SFP+ ports
• Two dedicated rear stacking ports
• One integrated power supply (1000W AC)


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