L3 PoE Managed Switch
Perfect Managed Multigigabit Ethernet Switch with L3/L2 Switching and Security
PLANET MGS-6311-8P2X is a brand-new Layer 3 managed multigigabit switch providing 2.5Gbps data over UTP cables, designed for the demand of high-bandwidth required network equipment, such as Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax wireless AP, NAS, workstation and those with 2.5GBASE-T interfaces. It features 8 10/100/1000/2500BASE-T copper ports supporting 802.3at PoE+ injector function, a total PoE power budget of up to 150 watts and 2 extra 1G/10GBASE-X SFP+ fiber ports that are flexibly designed to extend the connection distance.
The MGS-6311-8P2X provides high-density performance, Layer 3 static routing, RIP (Routing Information Protocol) and OSPF (Open Shortest Path First). With 10Gbps interfaces, it can handle extremely large amounts of data in a secure topology linking to an enterprise backbone or high-capacity servers. The powerful network security features make the MGS-6311-8P2X perform effective data traffic control for ISP and enterprise VoIP, video streaming, and multicast applications.
2.5Gbps Capability for Diversified Bandwidth Applications
With the terminal access rates of 802.11ac/ax wireless APs reaching as high as 1.2Gbps to 3.6Gbps, Gigabit ports have been unable to satisfy the demand. Supporting 2.5Gbps capability and 802.3af/at PoE output, the MGS-6311-8P2X can deliver not only data to 802.11ac/ax wireless APs, but also power with the existing CAT5e Ethernet cables to other powered devices such as APs and IP cameras. It can definitely give you the speed you demand and its Plug and Play makes installation easy.
The fiber-optic 10GBASE-X SFP+ interfaces of the MGS-6311-8P2X support dual speeds, 10GBASE-SR/LR and 1000BASE-SX/LX , meaning the administrator now can flexibly choose the suitable SFP/SFP+ transceiver according to the transmission distance or the transmission speed required to extend the network efficiently.
Redundant Ring, Fast Recovery for Critical Network Applications
The MGS-6311-8P2X supports redundant ring technology and features strong, rapid self-recovery capability to prevent interruptions and external intrusions. It incorporates advanced ITU-T G.8032 ERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching) technology and Spanning Tree Protocol (802.1s MSTP) into customer’s network to enhance system reliability and uptime in harsh environments. In a certain simple Ring network, the recovery time could be less than 15ms to quickly bring the network back to normal operation.
Layer 3 Routing Support
The MGS-6311-8P2X enables the administrator to conveniently boost network efficiency by configuring Layer 3 static routing manually, the RIP (Routing Information Protocol) or OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) settings automatically.
- The RIP can employ the hop count as a routing metric and prevent routing loops by implementing a limit on the number of hops allowed in a path from the source to a destination.
- The OSPF is an interior dynamic routing protocol for autonomous system based on link state. The protocol creates a database for link state by exchanging link states among Layer 3 switches, and then uses the Shortest Path First algorithm to generate a route table based on that database.
The MGS-6311-8P2X supports abundant multicast features. In Layer 2, it features IPv4 IGMPv1/v2/v3 snooping and IPv6 MLD v1/v2 snooping. With Multicast VLAN Register (MVR), multicast receiver/sender control and illegal multicast source detect functions which make the MGS-6311-8P2X great for any robust networking.
Full IPv6 Support
The MGS-6311-8P2X provides IPv6 management and enterprise-level secure features such as SSH, ACL, WRR and RADIUS authentication. It thus helps the enterprises to step in the IPv6 era with the lowest investment. In addition, you don’t need to replace the network facilities when the IPv6 FTTx edge network is built.
Robust Layer 2 Features
The MGS-6311-8P2X can be programmed for basic switch management functions such as port speed configuration, port aggregation, VLAN, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol, bandwidth control and IGMP snooping. This switch provides 802.1Q tagged VLAN, Q-in-Q, voice VLAN and GVRP Protocol functions. By supporting port aggregation, the MGS-6311-8P2X allows the operation of a high-speed trunk combined with multiple ports. It enables up to 64 groups for trunking with a maximum of 8 ports for each group.
Excellent Layer 2 to Layer 4 Traffic Control
The MGS-6311-8P2X is loaded with powerful traffic management and WRR features to enhance services offered by telecoms. The WRR functionalities include wire-speed Layer 4 traffic classifiers and bandwidth limitation which are particularly useful for multi-tenant unit, multi-business unit, Telco, or network service applications. It also empowers the enterprises to take full advantage of the limited network resources and guarantees the best in VoIP and video conferencing transmission.
Powerful Network Security
The MGS-6311-8P2X offers comprehensive Layer 2 to Layer 4 Access Control List (ACL) for enforcing security to the edge. It can be used to restrict network access by denying packets based on source and destination IP address, TCP/UDP ports or defined typical network applications. Its protection mechanism also comprises 802.1x Port-based, MAC-based and web-based user and device authentications, which can be deployed with RADIUS, to ensure the port level security and block illegal users.
Advanced IP Network Protection
The MGS-6311-8P2X also provides DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard and Dynamic ARP Inspection functions to prevent IP snooping from attack and discard ARP packets with invalid MAC address. The network administrators can now construct highly-secure corporate networks with considerably less time and effort than before.
Efficient and Secure Management
For efficient management, the MGS-6311-8P2X is equipped with console, Web and SNMP management interfaces.
- With the built-in Web-based management interface, the MGS-6311-8P2X offers an easy-to-use, platform-independent management and configuration facility.
- For text-based management, it can be accessed via Telnet and the console port. For reducing product learning time, the MGS-6311-8P2X offers Cisco-like command and customer doesn’t need to learn new command from these switches.
- For standard-based monitor and management software, it offers SNMPv3 connection which encrypts the packet content at each session for secure remote management.
Moreover, the MGS-6311-8P2X offers secure remote management by supporting SSHv2 connection which encrypts the packet content at each session.
Intelligent SFP Diagnosis Mechanism
The MGS-6311-8P2X supports SFP-DDM (Digital Diagnostic Monitor) function that greatly helps network administrator to easily monitor real-time parameters of the SFP and SFP+ transceivers, such as optical output power, optical input power, temperature, laser bias current, and transceiver supply voltage.
Centralized Power Management for Gigabit Ethernet PoE Networking
To fulfill the needs of higher power required PoE network applications with Gigabit speed transmission, the MGS-6311-8P2X provides 8 10/100/1000/2500BASE-T high-performance Gigabit IEEE 802.3at PoE+ ports with each port delivering up to 32 watts. It perfectly meets the power requirements of PoE VoIP phone and all kinds of PoE IP cameras such as IR, PTZ, speed dome cameras or even box type IP cameras with built-in fan and heater.
The MGS-6311-8P2X’s PoE capabilities also help to reduce deployment costs for network devices as a result of freeing from the restrictions of power outlet locations. Power and data switching are integrated into one unit, delivered over a single cable and managed centrally. It thus eliminates the cost for additional AC wiring and reduces installation time.
Intelligent Powered Device Alive Check
The MGS-6311-8P2X can be configured to monitor connected PD (powered device) status in real time via ping action. Once the PD stops working and responding, the MGS-6311-8P2X will resume the PoE port power and bring the PD back to work. It will greatly enhance the network reliability through the PoE port resetting the PD’s power source and reducing the administrator’s management burden.
PoE Schedule for Energy Savings
Besides being used for IP surveillance, the MGS-6311-8P2X is certainly applicable to build any PoE network including VoIP and wireless LAN. Under the trend of energy saving worldwide and contributing to the environmental protection on the Earth, the MGS-6311-8P2X can effectively control the power supply besides its capability of giving high watts power. The “PoE schedule” function helps you to enable or disable PoE power feeding for each PoE port during specified time intervals and it is a powerful function to help SMBs or enterprises save energy and budget.