Layer 3 Stackable 10G Managed Switch

The D-Link DXS-3600 Series Layer 3 Stackable 10G Managed Switches are a set of new, compact, high-performance switches that feature very low latency wire speed 10G Ethernet switching and routing. The 1U height and selectable front-to-back or back-to-front air flow make the DXS-3600 Series suitable for enterprise and campus aggregation network environments. The DXS-3600-32S switch has 24 fixed 10G SFP+ ports and can accommodate more ports with the addition of an expansion module. The expansion modules not only provide extra 10G SFP+ ports, but also increase flexibility by allowing 120G stacking, 40G uplinks, or low-cost 10GBASE-T connections for different applications.

  • 24X fixed SFP+ 10G ports with one expansion slot
  • 2X AC/DC hot-swappable power modules for 1+1 power redundancy and load sharing
  • Web-based GUI, Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Attain up to 480G stacking bandwidth with four devices functioning together as one
  • IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority-based Flow Control (PFC)

High Performance

Get the speeds your network needs with up to 960 Gbps switching capacity and 714.3 Mbps forwarding rate.


The DXS-3600 Series supports dual load sharing for AC/DC power, as well as Data Center Bridging to provide “lossless Ethernet” transmission quality.

Energy Saving

An intelligent, removable redundant smart fan and two airflow configurations keep the switch cool and power consumption low.

Convenient Deployment

The DXS-3600 Series provides your network with high-performance 10G Ethernet switching capacities of up to 960 Gbps and forwarding rates of up to 714 Mpps. These switches feature hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays, which enable the switches to have redundant, high-availability architecture. The modular power design allows customers to use AC or DC power sources according to where the switch is deployed. When inserting two power modules, both power modules share the load and help to extend the lifetime of the other. The DXS-3600 Series also features a modular fan design; three fans can back up each other, providing 2+1 redundancy for the system. If a fan fails or the temperature rises, the smart fans will adjust their speed automatically.

Flexible Software

The DXS-3600 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 functions. The Enhanced Image (EI) features comprehensive IPv4/v6 routing including RIP, VRRP, OSPF, 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-3600 Series to be deployed as the core router of an enterprise environment, or as an aggregation switch in an MPLS environment.


The DXS-3600 Series allows users to manage airflow by using different power and fan module configurations. Selectable front-to-back or back-to-front airflow optimizes air circulation to provide more effective cooling throughout rack systems in data centers where the switches are used when compared to side-to-side airflow. The switches also feature built-in smart fans. Internal heat sensors monitor and detect temperature changes and automatically adjust the fan speed accordingly. At lower temperatures, the fans will run slower, reducing both the switch’s power consumption and noise.

Data Center Features

Data Center Bridging (DCB) is an essential set of enhancements to Ethernet for networking in data center environments. The DXS-3600 Series switches support several core components of Data Center Bridging (DCB) such as IEEE 802.1Qbb, IEEE 802.1Qaz, and IEEE 802.1Qau. IEEE 802.1Qbb (Priority-based Flow Control) provides flow control to ensure there is no data loss during network congestion. IEEE 802.1Qaz (Enhanced Transmission Selection) manages the allocation of bandwidth based on different traffic classes. IEEE 802.1Qau (Congestion Notification) provides congestion management for data flows within network domains to avoid congestion. The DXS-3600 Series switches also support cut-through switching, which reduces latency when transmitting data in a network.

Expansion Module

Part Number


DXS-3600-EM-4QXS 4 x 40G QSFP+ expansion module

DXS-3600-EM-4XT 4 x 10GBASE-T expansion module

DXS-3600-EM-8T 8 x 10/100/1000BASE-T expansion module

DXS-3600-EM-8XS 8 x 10G SFP+ expansion module

DXS-3600-EM-Stack 2 x 120G CXP physical stacking module

Fan Tray

DXS-3600-FAN-FB Fan tray with front-to-back airflow

Power Supply

DXS-PWR300AC 300 W AC modular power supply with front-to-back airflow





Datasheet Full Technical Specifications pdf
Manual Hardware Installation Guide pdf
Manual CLI Reference Guide pdf
Manual Web UI Reference Guide pdf
Firmware Please have your H/W ready Folder

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