Dell Networking 3500 100 Base-T Series Switches

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    Dell Networking 3500 series - Manage your network
    Manage your network
    Apply legacy management capabilities to well-established 10/100Base-T technology for small-environment networking.
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    Deploy with confidence
    Protect your managed 10/100Base-T network with powerful security features and support of open industry standards.
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    Network management made easy
    With a redesigned interface, new capabilities and support for the Dell family of network switches, OpenManage™ Network Manager can help make it easier than ever to manage your Dell network infrastructure.
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    Dell Networking 3500 series - Build the right-sized managed 10/100Base-T network
    Protect your hardware investment 
    Dell Networking switches not only provide the quality, reliability and capability you expect from Dell, but also the peace of mind that guarantees Basic Hardware for life with a Lifetime Limited Warranty*.
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    Dell Networking 3500 series - Global services and support
    Global services and support
    Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team delivers distinctive capabilities, including full data migration solutions to facilitate consolidation from multiple file systems. Dell takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives, and uses established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help lower your total cost of ownership.

     Dell Networking 3524

    This switch offers 24 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management. 
     Dell Networking 3548

    This switch offers 48 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, port density, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management.


    Network assessments offer a holistic view of your multivendor environment and a reference point for how your infrastructure is performing. Our experts can pinpoint and expose issues in your network using specialized software and diagnostic tools. These unbiased and insightful analytics are aggregated into comprehensive reports that can include recommendations on how to improve performance, optimize devices and remediate problems.
    Network Topology Assessment

    Is your network complex and coiled? Dell can perform a detailed audit and inventory of all multivendor devices in the network to provide visibility and identify configuration issues.

    Network Optimization Assessment

    Many networks are a multivendor patchwork of devices not running at their optimal state. We can analyze devices from all leading vendors and make recommendations to optimize the entire multivendor design, fine-tune devices and maximize performance of the holistic environment.

    Application Performance Assessment

    When business applications and databases begin to show signs of latency or completely shut down, we can conduct a comprehensive analysis to uncover performance issues, isolate problems and accelerate troubleshooting of the enterprise infrastructure and software applications.

    VoIP Assessment

    Moving to a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) solution requires the right network infrastructure to support real-time voice protocols. Simulated load testing, analysis and review can identify the next steps to building a VoIP platform or fixing issues of an existing one.

    Network Security Assessment

    Safeguard your network from constant attack. Let our experts examine and uncover potential vulnerabilities and provide a comprehensive security design assessment.

    Wireless Site Survey

    Great wireless connectivity starts with a detailed site survey. Dell can analyze existing infrastructure, identify RF interference and recommend the best design and optimal placement of new devices.


    The Dell standardized deployment service guarantees that setup and optimization are done correctly so that you can launch faster and focus on daily business.
    ProDeploy Plus ProDeploy Plus

    Expert planning and execution seamlessly weaves Dell’s open systems architecture with existing network infrastructure from Cisco, HP, Juniper and others. Choose ProDeploy Plus, the most complete deployment offer on the market for complex environments.

    Setting up network protocols, and policies can be tricky. Dell certified network engineers can configure and optimize your new hardware remotely or on-site and get new technology up and running fast .
    Basic Deployment 
    Basic Deployment

    Mounting and cabling of wired and wireless devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Get worry-free hardware installations with experienced Dell technicians who do deployments every day .

    Support and Education

    Dell offers a variety of on-site and remote support options that can be added at time of purchase. Dell ProSupport ensures problems are diagnosed and resolved by experts.
    On-site and Remote Assistance On-site and Remote Assistance

    Get immediate access to Dell ProSupport professionals who can help you troubleshoot and diagnose issues that may arise in your network.
    Managed Services Managed Services

    Free yourself to focus on the business and allow Dell to manage your network with dedicated professional support.
    Education Services Education Services

    Learn practical knowledge and operational techniques.


    Dell network consulting provides on-site or remote access to highly skilled professionals who provide project assistance and guidance across a variety of technologies for a specific project or timeframe.
    Networking Workshop  Networking Workshop

    Get professional insight with a half-day collaborative whiteboard session to discuss potential improvements.

    Time-Based Consulting Time-Based Consulting

    For those times when you need a little extra technical guidance, certified experts are available to discuss system design or help resolve complex issues that can be billed by the day, week or by the phone call. Time-based consulting is as flexible as you are.

    Available Remote Consulting Services

    • Access Distribution Networking
    • Virtualization
    • Gateway and Security
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Wireless Networking
    • Systems Management
    • Core Layer/MPLS Networking
    • Data Protection and Recovery
    • Storage Area Networking (SAN)
    • Storage Technologies
    Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
    Port AttributesDell Networking
    Dell Networking 3548
    10/100BASE-T auto-sensing Fast Ethernet switching ports2448
    Additional 2 Copper GbE ports PLUS 2 optional Fiber Gigabit via SFP transceiversSS
    Integrated Copper GbE ports provide resilient stacking up to 8 units per stacking groupSS
    Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow controlSS
    Port mirroringSS
    Broadcast storm controlSS
    PerformanceDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
    Switch Fabric Capacity:12.8 Gb/s17.6 Gb/s
    Forwarding Rate:9.5 Mpps13.1 Mpps
    Mac Addresses:Up to 8,000Up to 8,000
    AvailabilityDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
    Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link supportSS
    Multiple Spanning Trees (IEEE 802.1s)SS
    External redundant power supply with Dell Networking EPS-470 (sold separately)NoNo
    External redundant power supply with Dell Networking RPS-600 (sold separately)YesYes
    Virtual Cable Tester provided by Marvell™ for providing cable diagnosticsSS
    Optical transceiver diagnosticsSS
    VLANDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
    VLAN support for tagging and port-based as per IEEE 802.1QSS
    Up to 256 VLANs supportedSS
    Dynamic VLAN with GVRP supportSS
    Protocol VLANsSS
    Private VLAN Edge SupportSS
    Quality of ServiceDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
    Layer 2 Trusted Mode (IEEE 802.1p tagging)SS
    Layer 3 Trusted Mode (DSCP)SS
    4 Priority Queues per PortSS
    MulticastDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
    Static IP multicastSS
    IGMP SnoopingSS
    SecurityDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
    IEEE 802.1x based edge authenticationSS
    IP and MAC based Access Control Lists (ACLs)SS
    Switch access password protection with advanced Password ManagementSS
    User-definable settings for enabling or disabling Web, SSH, Telnet, SSL management accessSS
    Port-based MAC Address alert and lock-downSS
    IP Address filtering for management access via Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS/SSL, SSH and SNMPSS
    RADIUS and TACACS+ remote authentication for switch management accessSS
    SSLv3 and SSHv2 encryption for switch management trafficSS
    Private VLAN Edge SupportSS
    DHCP SnoopingSS
    Other SwitchingDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
    Link Aggregation with support for up to 8 aggregated links per switch and up to 8 member ports per aggregated link (IEEE 802.3ad)SS
    LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad)SS
    ManagementDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
    Web-based management interfaceSS
    Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet or local serial portSS
    SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 supportedSS
    4 RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms and events)SS
    TFTP transfers of firmware and configuration filesSS
    Dual firmware images on-boardSS
    Multiple Configuration file upload/download supportedSS
    Statistics for error monitoring and performance optimization including port summary tablesSS
    BootP/DHCP IP address management supportedSS
    LLDP-MED SupportSS
    Syslog remote logging capabilitiesSS
    Temperature sensors for environmental monitoringSS
    Virtual Cable Tester by Marvell™ and fiber transceiver diagnostics for advanced troubleshootingSS
    ChassisDell Networking
    Dell Networking
    Dimensions (W x D x H):440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
    (17.3 x 10.12 x 1.7 in)
    440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
    (17.3 x 10.12 x 1.7 in)
    Height:1U rack1U rack
    Weight:11 lbs (5 kg)11 lbs (5 kg)
    Environmental Operating ConditionsDell Networking
    Dell Networking
    Operating Temperature:0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)
    Storage Temperature:-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)
    Operating Relative Humidity:10% to 90% noncondensing10% to 90% noncondensing
    Storage Relative Humidity:10% to 95% noncondensing10% to 95% noncondensing
    Power Supply:100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage

    Regulatory Information:
    Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
    Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
    Dell and the Environment

    Standards Supported

    IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree, GARP and GVRP
    IEEE 802.1p Traffic Prioritization
    IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Trunking
    IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
    IEEE 802.1x Edge Authentication (RADIUS/user-based)
    IEEE 802.2 LLC
    IEEE 802.3 10 Mbps Ethernet
    IEEE 802.3u 100Base-T Ethernet
    IEEE 802.3z 1000 Mbps Ethernet
    IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
    IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T
    IEEE 802.3ac Frame extension for VLAN tags
    IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol
    IEEE 802.1v VLAN Classification by Protocol & Port
    IEEE 802.i 10Base-T

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    MIB Support

    LAG MIB: Support for 802.3ad functionality
    Dell Enterprise MIB: Dell MIB needed for support of system specific attributes

    Drivers, Manuals & Support

    Dell Support

    From drivers and manuals to diagnostic tools and replacement parts, Dell Product Support has you covered!

    Intel® Core™ Processors


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