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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 40GbE QSFP+ dedicated portsNN22
Stacking AttributesN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Maximum stacking speed (full-duplex)160Gbps160Gbps320Gbps320Gbps
Switch AttributesN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Switch Fabric Capacity (full duplex):640Gbps640Gbps1.28Tbps1.28Tbps
Forwarding Rate476Mpps476Mpps952Mpps952Mpps
ChassisN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Approximate Weight in pounds
(without modules):
21.6721.1424.0723.28
Approximate Weight in
kilograms (without modules):
9.839.5910.9210.56
Environmental Operating ConditionsN4032N4032FN4064N4064F
Max Thermal Output (BTU/hr)823.44603.861353.53754.82
Power Consumption Max (Watts)240176395220

The following applies to all N4000 series models:

Standard Traffic-Port Attributes

Integrated 10GbE SFP+ dedicated ports (beyond standard ports): Not Available
Integrated GbE 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 combo ports: Not Available
Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+): Not Available
Maximum PoE Watts per port: Not Available

Modular Traffic-Port Attributes

Hot swappable expansion module bay: Front
Module support for 10GbE: Standard
Module support for 40GbE: Standard
Support for 40GbE to 4x 10GbE breakout: Option Available

Traffic-Port Features

Auto-negotiation for speed and flow control: Standard
Auto MDI/MDIX: Standard
Port mirroring: Standard
Flow-based port mirroring: Standard
Broadcast storm control: Standard
Energy Efficient Ethernet per port settings: Standard
Port Profile support including Admin profiles: Standard

Management- & Configuration-Port Attributes

1 RJ45 console/management port with: Rear
1 Out-of-Band (OOB) Management Port (10/100/1000BASE-T): Rear
1 USB (Type A) port for configuration: Front

Stacking Attributes

Integrated rear mini-SAS stacking ports: Not Available
User port stacking: 10Gbps or 40Gbps
Maximum stacking distance (meters): 100

Switch Attributes

Line-rate Layer 2 switching: Standard
Line-rate Layer 3 routing: Standard
CPU Memory: 2GB
Flash Memory: 256MB
Packet Buffer Memory: 9MB
Dual firmware images on-board: Standard
Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring: Standard
Cable diagnostics: Standard
Optical transceiver (SFP/SFP+) diagnostics: Standard
Switch auditing support: Standard
UDLD: Standard

Chassis

Dimensions in inches (H x W x D): 1.71 x 17.08 x 18.11
Dimensions in millimeters (H X W X D): 43.43 x 433.83 x 459.99
Rack Height: 1U
Rack-mounting kit: Not Available
ReadyRails™ rack mounting system, no tools required: Standard

Power & Cooling Hardware

Internal hot swappable power supply bays: 2
Hot swappable power supplies (included): 2
Integrated power supply (not removable): Not Available
External power supply: Not Available
Power supply redundancy: Standard
Removable fans: Standard
Redundant fans: Standard
Variable speed fans: Standard
Air flow: IO to PSU (Normal)

Environmental Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature in Celsius: 0° to 45° C
Operating Temperature in Fahrenheit: 32° to 113° F
Storage Temperature in Celsius: -20° to 70° C
Storage Temperature in Fahrenheit: -4° to 158° F
Operating Relative Humidity: 90%
Storage Relative Humidity: 95%
Power Supply (Watts): 460
Power Supply Efficiency: 80% or better in all operating modes

Optional Features

Modules (optional)

2-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T RJ45 hot swappable uplink module: Not Available
2-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ hot swappable uplink module: Not Available
4-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T RJ45 hot swappable module : Option Available
4-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ hot swappable module : Option Available
2-port 40 Gigabit QSFP+ hot swappable module: Option Available

Power Supplies (optional)

RPS720 External Power Supply for N2000 non-POE (720 watts): Not Available
MPS1000 External Power Supply for N2000 POE+ Switches (1000 watts): Not Available
200w, hot swappable, with V-Lock, adds redundancy to non-PoE switches: Not Available
715w, hot swappable, adds redundancy or to power all PoE+ ports fully: Not Available
1100w, hot swappable, adds redundancy or power all PoE+ ports fully: Not Available

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
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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
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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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Using specialized software, Dell professionals can pinpoint issues and expose flaws in your wired or wireless network. A report will then be issued that includes recommendations on how to improve performance, optimize devices and solutions to other identified problems.
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