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Netgear M4300 12x12F Network Switch

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The NETGEAR M4300 Stackable Switch Series delivers L2/L3/L4 and IPv4/IPv6 cost-effective services for mid-enterprise edge with full PoE+ and SMB core deployments with unrivalled ease of use: 10 Gigabit models can seamlessly stack with 1 Gigabit models within the series, enabling spine and leaf line-rate stacking topologies. Non-stop forwarding (NSF) virtual chassis architectures provide advanced High Availability (HA) with hitless failover across the stack. Dual redundant, modular power supplies equipping full width models contribute to business continuity management. Layer 3 feature set includes static, dynamic and policy-based routing – as standard. The NETGEAR M4300 Switch Series is perfect for wireless access, unified communications and professional AV-over-IP installations.

Best-in-class stacking     

  • M4300 is flexible enough for mixed stacking between 10 Gigabit and 1 Gigabit models, using any 10G port with any media type (RJ45, SFP+, DAC cables)     
  • High-availability is another key differentiator for stackable solutions: in case of a master switch failure, NSF and hitless failover ensure the standby switch takes over while forwarding plane continues to forward traffic on the operational stack members without any service interruption

10G / 40G modular solution       

  • The M4300-96X scales from 8 to 96 ports of 10G Ethernet by multiple of 8 ports, and from 2 to 24 ports of 40G Ethernet by multiple of 2 ports        
  • Better than a fixed port solution, the 96X lets you start small with maximum granularity between copper and fiber, including PoE+ over 10G, and grow later in “non-blocking” mode just by adding port expansion cards

Higher flexibility              

  • Two half-width M4300 switches can be paired in a single rack space for redundant Top of Rack installations with Auto-iSCSI prioritization     
  • 10 Gigabit ports are all independent and 1G backward compatible for progressive transition to 10G speeds

Lower complexity           

  • Entire feature set including L2 switching (multi-tiered access control) and L3 routing (static, RIP, OSPF, VRRP, PIM, PBR) is available without license     
  • DHCP/BootP innovative auto-installation including firmware and configuration file upload automation

Investment protection

  • Line-rate spine and leaf stacking topologies offer multiple possibilities in server rooms, in branch collapsed cores or at the edge of growing networks            
  • Even if an organization is not ready for high-speed backbone, 10G and 40G models can be added later to stacks of 1G models

Secure services

  • With successive tiering, the Authentication Manager allows for authentication methods per port for a tiered authentication based on configured time-outs   
  • With BYOD, tiered Dot1x -> MAB -> Captive Portal authentication is powerful and simple to implement with strict policies

Industry standard management

  • Industry standard command line interface (CLI), functional NETGEAR web interface (GUI), SNMP, sFlow and RSPAN 
  • Single-pane-of-glass NMS300 management platform with centralized firmware updates and mass-configuration support 

Industry leading warranty           

  • NETGEAR M4300 series is covered under NETGEAR ProSafe Lifetime Hardware Warranty
  • 90 days of Technical Support via phone and email, Lifetime Technical Support through online chat and Lifetime Next Business Day hardware replacement
  • Cost effective 1G access layer in campus LAN networks, and high performance 10G distribution layer for midsize organizations networks
  • Zero Touch AV-over-IP with pre-configured L2 Multicast on all 1G models (1G AV encoders and decoders) and 10G models (SDVoE-ready)
  • Advanced Layer 2, Layer 3 and Layer 4 feature set - no license required - including Policy Based Routing, RIP, VRRP, OSPF and PIM
  • Innovative mixed "Spine and Leaf", 1G and 10G stacking with nonstop forwarding and hitless failover redundancy
  • Low acoustics, half-width 16-port and 24-port 10G models can be paired in a single rack space for redundant Top of Rack
  • Up to 384 (Gigabit) ports, 768 (10 Gigabit) ports, 192 (40 Gigabit) ports or a combination in a stack seen as one “logical” switch
  • PoE+ (30 watts per port) with hot swap, redundant power supplies and full provisioning
  • 48- and 96-port 10G models’ ultra-low latency and scalable table size with 128K MAC, 8K ARP/NDP, 4K VLANs, 12K routes
  • Mixed Stack of 1G and 10G models provides 16K MAC, 2K ARP/NDP, 4K VLANs and 512 routes
Model Description
  • Half-Width 24x10G Stackable Managed Switch with 12x10GBASE-T and 12xSFP+
Datasheet (PDF)
Datasheet (Excel)
Ordering Number
  • XSM4324S
Acoustics
  • 36.9dB @ 25°C (77°F)
Power Consumption (Max)
  • 97 Watts
1G RJ45 Ports
  • -
10G RJ45 Ports
  • 12 x 10GBASE-T (Fast Ethernet, 1G and 10G speeds)
10G Fiber SFP+ Ports
  • 12 x SFP+ (1G and 10G speeds)
Power over Ethernet
  • -
PoE Budget (Watts)
  • -
Feature Set
  • Layer 3 (static, policy-based and RIP OSPF VRRP PIM dynamic routing)
Management Ports
  • 1G Ethernet service port for out-of-band management (OOB, RJ45)
  • RS232 straight-through serial RJ45 for local management console
  • Mini-USB port for local management console
  • USB port for local storage, logs, configuration or image files
Form Factor
  • Half-Width enabling one or two 10G switches in a single rack space for redundant top-of-rack
  • 1 modular PSU
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