Layer 3 Stackable Managed Switches
The DGS-3630-28TC Layer 3 Stackable Managed Switches are a range of switches designed for Small Medium Businesses (SMBs), Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), enterprises, and ISPs. They deliver high performance, flexibility, fault tolerance, and advanced software features for maximum return on investment. With Gigabit Ethernet SFP, 10 GbE SFP+, security features, and advanced Quality of Service (QoS), the DGS-3630-28TC can act as core, distribution or access layer switches. High port densities, switch stacking, and easy management make the DGS-3630-28TC is suitable for a variety of applications.
– 20x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports
– 4x Combo 10/100/1000BASE-T/SFP ports
– 4x 10 GbE SFP+ ports
– Packet forwarding rate of 95.24 Mpps
– Switch Resource Management (SRM) for flexible management of system resources
– Physical stack of up to 9
– IEEE 802.1D/802.1w/802.1s Spanning Tree
Gigabit access ports and in-built 10 Gigabit uplinks provide high bandwidth connections for clients, servers, and storage.
Multiple software images provide a flexible approach to software management, allowing only the required features to be installed.
Up to 9 physical switches can be stacked to create a single virtual switch, providing fault tolerance and increasing network reliability.
Standard and Enhanced Images
The DGS-3630-28TC is designed for use with three different software images: the Standard Image (SI), the Enhanced Image (EI), and the MPLS Image (MI). The Standard Image provides core SMB and SME functionality, such as L2 switching, entry-level routing, L2 multicast, advanced QoS, Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM), and robust security features. The Enhanced Image supports all features of the Standard Image in addition to full L3 routing for enterprise integration, including OSPF, BGP, VRF-Lite and L3 multicast. The MPLS Image offers all features of the Standard and Enhanced Images in addition to VPN services for ISPs, including IS-IS and MPLS L2/L3 VPN. With multiple software images, only the required features need to be installed, providing a flexible approach to software management.
High Availability and Flexibility
The DGS-3630-28TC allows multiple switches to be combined to form a single physical or virtual stack. This increases redundancy over multiple physical units, simplifies management, and provides a single IP address to manage all members in the stack. Up to 9 switches can be combined using DACs to make up to 432 Gigabit Ethernet ports available, allowing switching capacity to be increased with demand. The Switch Resource Management (SRM) feature allows the hardware table size to be changed, 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, which modify the size of the Layer 2 and 3 tables for optimum efficiency.
Security, Performance & Availability
The DGS-3630-28TC provides a complete set of security features including multi-layer Access Control Lists (ACLs) and 802.1X user authentication via TACACS+ and RADIUS. The DGS-3630-28TC also offers extensive VLAN support, including GVRP and 802.1Q VLAN to enhance security and performance. A robust set of QoS features help ensure that critical network services such as Voice over IP and video conferencing are given high priority through the network. The D-Link Safeguard Engine increases the switch’s reliability, serviceability, and availability by preventing malicious flooding traffic caused by worms or virus attacks.
The DGS-3630-28TC provides the D-Link Network Assistant Utility, an industry-standard CLI, and an intuitive web-based management interface that enables administrators to set up and remotely manage their networks. Support for SNMP allows centralized management of a large number of devices and out-of-band management is available via a dedicated console port. A mini-USB console port allows the DGS-3630-28TC to be managed without any extra connectors, and a USB Type A port can be used to store logs, configuration, and firmware images. The DHCP auto-configuration and autoimage features can also be used to deploy multiple switches automatically, saving costs for mass deployment.
D-Link Green Technology
The DGS-3630-28TC features D-Link Green technology, which includes a power-saving mode, smart fan feature, reduced heat dissipation, and cable length detection. The power-saving feature automatically powers down ports that have no link or link partner, and ensures that LEDs are shut off when not needed. The smart fan3 feature allows for the built-in fans to automatically turn on only at a certain temperature, providing continuous, reliable, and ecofriendly operation of the switch.