One switch managed is a network device that allows administrators detailed configuration of the device’s functions and performance. Allows you to configure the ports, the VLAN (Virtual LAN), security policies and many other settings in detail. Managed switches also provide functionality performance monitoringto track port usage and diagnose network problems, better network traffic management, advanced security mechanisms.
QNAP QSW-M3212R-8S4T managed switch: 12 10 GbE ports in a small space
To meet the needs of SMEs, who wish to connect a growing number of network devices to 10 Gbps, QNAP today introduces the new QSW-M3212R-8S4T managed switch. It is a compact network device (it is only 207 mm wide) that integrates 12 high-speed 10GbE ports (8 SFP+ fiber ports and 4 RJ-45 ports) and which is also suitable for small companies.
Lo switch QSW-M3212R-8S4T It is compatible with NBASE-T 10 GbE and Multi Gigabit technologies supporting five speeds: 10 Gbps, 5 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps. It also allows you to reach network speed higher by using Cat 6a or Cat 7 Ethernet cables on the 10 GbE RJ-45 ports.
A device like the QSW-M3212R-8S4T is very interesting for those who have to manage network equipment in a small size.
How to use the 8 SFP+ ports for fiber optics
The 8 SFP+ gate (Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus) are designed to support high-speed fiber optic connections. They are useful in various situations, for example to connect devices or switches located at great distances: in connections optic fiber they can cover longer distances without experiencing any signal loss.
SFP+ ports offer greater flexibility e scalability in network design. Network administrators can easily add and remove devices or fiber optic links as needed.
The ability to transfer data up to 10 Gbps allows you to copy and move files to and from servers, NAS, workstations without experiencing slowdowns. The important thing, of course, is that the underlying network is wired correctly. Furthermore, with a switch like QSW-M3212R-8S4T it is possible to make the most of the bandwidth offered by fiber operators who activate connections up to 10 Gbps. This way the network devices are ready to interface with i server cloud at the maximum possible speed.
A complete and versatile switch that operates at layer 2
The QSW-M3212R-8S4T offers advanced Layer 2 management features (such as LACP, VLAN, ACL and LLDP), ensuring efficient network bandwidth control and greater security during data transfers. The Layer 2 corresponds to level 2 of the ISO/OSI stack (i.e. it acts at the link level).
LACP it is a protocol that allows you to benefit from the so-called link aggregation that is, multiple physical connections between two network devices in a single high-performance logical channel bandwidth. It is used to improve capacity, redundancy and fault tolerance in the network, especially in environments that need maximum reliability to handle heavy workloads.
A VLAN it is a virtual network created within a larger physical network. Thanks to VLANs, the network can be segmented by dividing it into several logical portions. By doing so, it is possible to isolate traffic and separate devices or departments, for traffic optimization (performance) or security needs.
The ACL (Access Control List) are lists of rules for control traffic flow incoming or outgoing: define which packets can pass through the switch and which must be blocked. In the end, LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) is a protocol used to collect and transmit information about network topology and on the configuration of connected devices.