Product Code: MS220-8P-HW
Please Note: This device must have a valid Meraki licence for it to function (not included, sold separately).
The Meraki MS220-8P 8-Port Cloud Managed Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch is built from the ground up to be easy to manage without compromising any of the power and flexibility traditionally found in enterprise-class switches. This Meraki MS220-8P switch is managed through an elegant, intuitive cloud interface, rather than a cryptic command line. To connect the Meraki MS220-8P switch, just plug it in; there's no need for complicated configuration files - or pre-staging. In addition, Meraki's centralised management system gives administrators deep visibility into the network and how it's used.
- Eight (8) 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 Ports, all PoE enabled.
- Two (2) built-in small form-factor pluggable transceivers (SFP)
- 124W watt PoE budget with PoE+ support for powering APs, phones, cameras, and other PoE enabled devices
- Single pane of glass management of distributed switch
- deployments, wireless APs, and firewalls across multiple sites through the browser.
- Virtual stacking: manage up to tens of thousands of ports from a single pane of glass.
- Layer 7 OS, client, and hostname fingerprinting.
- Powerful Live Tools such as cable test to isolate physical layer issues.
- E-mail and SMS (text) alerts upon power loss, downtime, or configuration changes.1
- Role-based administration and automatic, scheduled firmware upgrades over the web.
- Regular feature updates and enhancements delivered on demand from the Meraki cloud.
- No staging deployments
Simplified Management and Operations
Meraki's cloud managed architecture makes it simpler than ever to quickly provision and reconfigure switch ports with security, QoS, and other parameters. The Meraki dashboard provides unified policies, event logs, and monitoring, which make it easy to manage and grow large network deployments.
By providing a complete, powerful set of management functions over the web, Meraki's cloud-based management eliminates the need for proprietary command line configuration interfaces which require expensive and time consuming certifications. This Meraki MS220-8P Switch can be fully deployed and provisioned in minutes, without requiring any local configuration or staging. Additional or replacement switches can be sent to remote offices and installed by non-technical staff, saving thousands of dollars in time and travel expenses.
This Meraki MS220-8P Switch also includes several remote diagnostic features, from network connectivity and cable integrity tests to latency measurement tools. For deep client troubleshooting, administrators can even perform per-port remote pcap packet captures without any additional probes or hardware on site.
Layer 7 Visibility
The Meraki MS220-8P is the only switch to include Layer 7 fingerprinting. Identify hundreds of applications from business apps to BitTorrent and YouTube. User fingerprinting with Google-like search allows administrators to easily identify and control individual users, PCs, iMacs, iPads, Androids, and other devices. This unprecedented visibility allows you to optimise network resources and maintain optimal network performance.
Converged Voice, Video and Data Environments
The Meraki MS220-8P Switch is designed to unify data, voice, and video onto a single IP backbone. All Meraki switches support rich qualityof-service (QoS) functionality for prioritising data, voice, and video traffic. The Meraki MS220-8P Switch supports eight class-of-service (CoS) queues on every port, enabling them to maintain end-to-end traffic prioritisation.
To ease deployment, Meraki switches support the industrystandard Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), enabling switches to automatically discover Ethernet-enabled devices, determine their power requirements and join the correct virtual LAN (VLAN).
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
The Meraki MS220-8P provides 15.4 watts of power per port for VoIP telephones, IP security cameras, wireless access points (APs), and other IP devices. This Meraki switch also supports standards-based 25.5 watt (30 watt max per port) IEEE 802.3at for powering networked devices like multiple radio IEEE 802.11n APs and video phones that may require more power than available with IEEE 802.3af. In addition, using LLDP, PoE power is intelligently budgeted to maximise the number of PoE clients supported.
Meraki's Unified Software Architecture
A Meraki MS220-8P Switch runs the same Meraki operating system used by Meraki's firewalls and wireless LAN products. The use of a common operating system allows Meraki to deliver a consistent experience across all product lines.
The Meraki MS220-8P Switch was designed for reliable, long-lived operation in wiring closet environments, which may be prone to high temperatures and limited ventilation. Each Meraki MS220-8P Switch also operates with a split-plane architecture, where silicon-based switching and data forwarding are separated from software-based control and management.