||Layer 3 Stackable 10G Managed Switches
The D-Link DXS-3610 Series Layer 3 Stackable 10G Managed Switches are a set of new, compact, high-performance switches that feature ultra low latency, with 10G Ethernet switching and routing. The 1U height and front-to-back airflow make the DXS-3610 Series suitable for Enterprise and campus aggregation network environments. The DXS-3610 Series is available in two configurations; 48 fixed 10G SFP+ with 6 fixed 100G QSFP28 and 48 fixed 10G Base-T with 6 fixed 100G QSFP28. 100G ports allow for either uplink or stacking configurations, depending on your system's needs.
Performance, Availability and Redundancy
The DXS-3610 Series boasts high-performance 10G Ethernet switching capacity of up to 2.16 Tbps with forwarding rates of up to 1607 Mpps. This switch series features hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays to provide a redundant, high-availability architecture. The modular power design allows network administrators to use either AC or DC power sources for maximum deployment flexibility. When using two power modules, the power load is distributed, extending the lifetime of the modules. The DXS-3610 Series also features a modular fan back-up design, providing n+1 redundancy for the system. Safeguarding against fan failure or rising temperatures, smart fans automatically adjust their speed.
The DXS-3610 Series can be deployed using one of two different software images. The Standard Image (SI) features a wide range of Layer 2, VLAN, multicasting, Quality of Service (QoS), security, data center, and static routing protocols including RIP, VRRP and OSPF. The Enhanced Image (EI) features comprehensive IPv4/v6 routing including BGP and L3 multicasting features such as IGMP, MLD, PIM-DM, SM, SDM, SSM, and DVMRP. The Enhanced Image (EI) also supports L2/L3 MPLS VPN, which enables the DXS-3610 Series to be deployed as the core router of an enterprise environment, or as an aggregation switch in an MPLS environment. The Switch Resource Management (SRM) feature allows the hardware table size to be dynamically adjusted, so that switch functions can be optimized based on the use of the switch. There are 3 modes: IP Mode, LAN Mode, and L2 VPN Mode. These modes modify the size of the Layer 2 and 3 tables for optimum efficiency.
By supporting software-defined networking (SDN), the DXS-3610 Series gives network operators more flexibility and control by providing new ways to design, build and manage their networks. As a streamlined approach to network management, SDN separates the control plane from the data plane, where the control plane manages infrastructure by utilizing open protocols such as OpenFlow. The DXS-3610 Series with SDN can help build centrally managed agile networks, abstract cloud resources and simplify network operations.
Switch and Link Failover
In addition to traditional Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), the DXS-3610 Series also supports advanced Ethernet failover redundancy technologies, such as Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) and FlexLink. ERPS provides millisecond-level failover in a ring topology, while FlexLink offers link failover on designated switch ports, providing link redundancy without STP or LBD.