Dell Networking N4032 Switch
Modernize your networks with 10GbE
Dell Networking N4000 is a series of energy-efficient and cost-effective 10GbE switches designed for modernizing and scaling network infrastructure. N4000 switches utilize a comprehensive enterprise-class Layer 2 and Layer 3 feature set, deliver consistent, simplified management and offer high-availability device and network design.
The N4000 switch series offers a power-efficient and resilient 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) switching solution with support for 40GbE uplinks for advanced Layer 3 distribution for offices and campus networks. The N4000 switch series has high-performance capabilities and wire-speed performance utilizing a non-blocking architecture to easily handle unexpected traffic loads. The N4000 series includes dual internal hot-swappable 80PLUS-certified power supplies for high availability and power efficiency. The switches offer simple management and scalability via flexible user port stacking at 10Gbps or 40Gbps. The high-availability stacking architecture allows management of up to 12 switches from a single IP address.
Modernize campus network architectures
Modernize campus network architectures with a power-efficient and resilient 10/40GbE switching solution for environments requiring high throughput and availability at the aggregation or core. For greater interoperability in multivendor networks, all N-Series switches offer the latest open-standard protocols and include technology to interface with Cisco protocol RPVST+ and devices using CDP.
Achieve high availability and full bandwidth utilization with Multichassis Link Aggregation (MLAG). All N-Series switches support MLAG to create active/active loop-free redundancy without spanning tree. Server rooms can deliver reliable server and storage connectivity with features to help save time and avoid configuration errors. These high density 24-port or 48-port 10GbE switches are ready for converged fabric requirements for SAN and LAN networks with loss-less operation for iSCSI environments with Data Center Bridging (DCB). The N4000 series is also fully tested and validated to work with Dell EqualLogic™ PS-Series storage arrays.
Leverage familiar tools and practices
All N-Series switches include Dell Networking OS 6 designed for easier deployment, greater interoperability and a lower learning curve for network administrators. One common command line interface (CLI) and GUI using a well-known command language gets skilled network administrators productive quickly. This allows network administrators to maintain consistent configurations by running one OS release across all N-Series products. With USB autoconfiguration, network administrators can rapidly deploy mirrored configurations to numerous devices by simply inserting a USB key.
Deploy with confidence at any scale
N4000 series switches help create performance assurance with a data rate up to 1.28Tbps (full duplex) and a forwarding rate up to 952Mpps. Scale easily with 10/40Gbps user port stacking supporting distances up to 100 meters. Switch stacks of up to 672 10GbE ports can be managed from a single screen using the highly-available stacking architecture for high-density aggregation with seamless redundant availability. N-Series switches help provide certainty with a lifetime warranty that covers software upgrades, hardware repair or replacement as well as optics and cables purchased with the 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 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
- Converged network support for DCB with Priority Flow Control (802.1Qbb), ETS (802.1Qaz), DCBx, iSCSI TLV Support.
- Plug-and-play configuration with Dell EqualLogic iSCSI storage arrays with one-command iSCSI setup that alleviates multiple-step configuration and potential configuration errors
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
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
Hardware, performance and efficiency
- Up to 32 10GbE ports (N4032 and N4032F) and up to 64 10GbE ports (N4064 and N4064F) using breakout cables.
- Converged network support for DCB with Priority Flow Control (802.1Qbb), ETS (802.1Qaz), DCBx, iSCSI TLV Support.
- Up to 672 10GbE ports in a 12-unit stack for high-density, highavailability aggregation and distribution in wiring closets/MDFs. Non-stop forwarding and fast failover in stack configurations.
- Hot swappable expansion module supporting dual-port QSFP+ (8x 10GbE), quad-port 10GBaseT and quad-port SFP+.
- Dual 80PLUS-certified efficient hot swappable power supplies and redundant variable speed fan operation helps decrease cooling and power costs.
- Energy-Efficient Ethernet and lower power PHYs reduce power to inactive ports and idle links, providing energy savings from the power cord to the port.
- Dell Fresh Air compliance for operation in environments up to 113°F (45°C) helps reduce cooling costs in temperature constrained deployments.
Deploying, configuring and managing
- Tool-less ReadyRails™ significantly reduces rack installation time.
- USB auto-configuration rapidly deploys the switches without setting up complex TFTP configurations or sending technical staff to remote offices.
- Plug-and-Play configuration with Dell EqualLogic iSCSI storage arrays and one-command iSCSI setup alleviates multiple step configuration and potential configuration errors.
- Management via an intuitive and familiar CLI, embedded web server (GUI), SNMP-based management console application (including Dell OpenManage Network Manager), Telnet or serial connection.
- Private VLAN extensions and Private VLAN Edge support.
- AAA authorization, TACACS+ accounting and RADIUS support for comprehensive secure access support.
- Authentication tiering allows network administrators to tier port authentication methods such as 802.1x, MAC Authentication Bypass and Captive Portal in priority order so that a single port can provide flexible access and security.
- Achieve high availability and full bandwidth utilization with MLAG and support firmware upgrades without taking the network offline.
- Interfaces with RPVST+ protocol for greater flexibility and interoperability in Cisco networks.
- Advanced Layer 3 IPv4 and IPv6 functionality.
- Flexible routing options with policy-based routing to route packets based on assigned criteria beyond destination address.
- Remote Switch Port Analyzer (RSPAN) monitors ports across a Layer 2 domain without costly dedicated network taps.
Dell Networking N4000 Series:
|Dell Networking Switches|
|Dell Networking N4000 Series|
Dell Networking N4032
Dell Networking N4032F
Dell Networking N4064
Dell Networking N4064F
Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
|Standard Traffic-Port Attributes|
|Standard Port Attributes||24x 10GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) fixed ports||24x 10GbE SFP+ auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb) fixed ports||48x 10GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb100Mb) fixed ports||48x 10GbE SFP+ auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb)fixed ports|
|Integrated 10GbE SFP+ dedicated ports (beyond standard ports)||N||N||N||N|
|Integrated GbE SFP combo ports||N||N||N||N|
|Integrated GbE 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 combo ports||N||N||N||N|
|Integrated 40GbE QSFP+ dedicated ports||N||N||2||2|
|Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+)||N||N||N||N|
|Maximum PoE Watts per port||N||N||N||N|
|Modular Traffic-Port Attributes|
|Hot swappable expansion module bay||Front||Front||Front||Front|
|Module support for 10GbE||S||S||S||S|
|Module support for 40GbE||S||S||S||S|
|Support for 40GbE to 4x 10GbE breakout||OA||OA||OA||OA|
|Auto-negotiation for speed and flow control||S||S||S||S|
|Flow-based port mirroring||S||S||S||S|
|Broadcast storm control||S||S||S||S|
|Energy Efficient Ethernet per port settings||S||S||S||S|
|Port Profile support including Admin profiles||S||S||S||S|
|Management- & Configuration-Port Attributes|
|1 RJ45 console/management port with RS232 signaling||Rear||Rear||Rear||Rear|
|1 Out-of-Band (OOB) Management Port (10/100/1000BASE-T)||Rear||Rear||Rear||Rear|
|1 USB (Type A) port for configuration||Front||Front||Front||Front|
|Integrated rear mini-SAS stacking ports||N||N||N||N|
|User port stacking||10Gbps or 40Gbps||10Gbps or 40Gbps||10Gbps or 40Gbps||10Gbps or 40Gbps|
|Maximum stacking distance (meters)||100||100||100||100|
|Maximum stacking speed (full-duplex)||160Gbps||160Gbps||320Gbps||320Gbps|
|Switch Fabric Capacity (full duplex)||640Gbps||640Gbps||1.28Tbps||1.28Tbps|
|Line-rate Layer 2 switching||S||S||S||S|
|Line-rate Layer 3 routing||S||S||S||S|
|Packet Buffer Memory||9MB||9MB||9MB||9MB|
|Dual firmware images on-board||S||S||S||S|
|Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring||S||S||S||S|
|Optical transceiver (SFP/SFP+) diagnostics||S||S||S||S|
|Switch auditing support||S||S||S||S|
|Dimensions in inches (H x W x D)||1.71 x 17.08 x 18.11||1.71 x 17.08 x 18.11||1.71 x 17.08 x 18.11||1.71 x 17.08 x 18.11|
|Dimensions in millimeters (H X W X D)||43.43 x 433.83 x 459.99||43.43 x 433.83 x 459.99||43.43 x 433.83 x 459.99||43.43 x 433.83 x 459.99|
|ReadyRails ™ rack mounting system, no tools required||S||S||S||S|
|Approximate Weight in pounds (without modules)||21.67||21.14||24.07||23.28|
|Approximate Weight in kilograms (without modules)||9.83||9.59||10.92||10.56|
|Power & Cooling Hardware|
|Internal hot swappable power supply bays||2||2||2||2|
|Hot swappable power supplies (included)||2||2||2||2|
|Integrated power supply (not removable)||N||N||N||N|
|External power supply||N||N||N||N|
|Power supply redundancy||S||S||S||S|
|Variable speed fans||S||S||S||S|
|Air flow||IO to PSU (Normal)||IO to PSU (Normal)||IO to PSU (Normal)||IO to PSU (Normal)|
|Environmental Operating Conditions|
|Operating Temperature in Celsius||0° to 45° C||0° to 45° C||0° to 45° C||0° to 45° C|
|Operating Temperature in Fahrenheit||32° to 113° F||32° to 113° F||32° to 113° F||32° to 113° F|
|Storage Temperature in Celsius||-20° to 70° C||-20° to 70° C||-20° to 70° C||-20° to 70° C|
|Storage Temperature in Fahrenheit||-4° to 158° F||-4° to 158° F||-4° to 158° F||-4° to 158° F|
|Operating Relative Humidity||90%||90%||90%||90%|
|Storage Relative Humidity||95%||95%||95%||95%|
|Power Supply (Watts)||460||460||460||460|
|Max Thermal Output (BTU/hr)||823.44||603.86||1353.53||754.82|
|Power Consumption Max (Watts)||240||176||395||220|
|Power Supply Efficiency||80% or better in all operating modes||80% or better in all operating modes||80% or better in all operating modes||80% or better in all operating modes|
|2-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T RJ45 hot swappable uplink module||N||N||N||N|
|2-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ hot swappable uplink module||N||N||N||N|
|4-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T RJ45 hot swappable module||OA||OA||OA||OA|
|4-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ hot swappable module||OA||OA||OA||OA|
|2-port 40 Gigabit QSFP+ hot swappable module||OA||OA||OA||OA|
|Power Supplies (optional)|
|RPS720 External Power Supply for N2000 non-POE (720 watts)||N||N||N||N|
|MPS1000 External Power Supply for N2000 POE+ Switches (1000 watts)||N||N||N||N|
|200w, hot swappable, with V-Lock, adds redundancy to non-PoE switches||N||N||N||OA|
|715w, hot swappable, adds redundancy or to power all PoE+ ports fully||N||N||N||N|
|1100w, hot swappable, adds redundancy or to power all PoE+ ports fully||N||N||N||N|
Regulatory, environment and other compliance
Safety and emissions
Certifications (available or coming soon)
RFC compliance and additional features
Layer 3 functionality
Quality of service
Network management and security
Download the Dell Networking N4000 Series Spec Sheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.