VigorSwitch G2540XS 54-Port Switch

SKU
289576
MPN
VSG2540XS-K
VigorSwitch G2540xs is a 54 port Gigabit L2+ Managed switch with a plethora of management options and enterprise-level features to improve network stability and security for businesses. Use the 4 switchable SFP/RJ-45 ports and 2 dedicated SFP module slots to link with additional switches using link aggregation, or plug in a suitable SFP module to use optical Fibre as an Ethernet uplink. Designed for centralised management, the VigorSwitch G2540xs can be provisioned and monitored through both the VigorACS management platform and/or, a DrayTek Vigor router’s Central Switch Management. Easily provision the VLAN configuration through the router and clone switch configurations. Drastically reduce the setup time required for a complex network, with VLANs spanning multiple switches.
  • 48 x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 6 x SFP+ 10GbE Ports for Uplink / Fibre
  • 802.1q VLANs with Dynamic MAC-based, Voice & Surveillance VLAN
  • 400-watt Power-over-Ethernet budget
  • 802.1q VLANs with Dynamic MAC-based, Voice & Surveillance VLAN
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VigorSwitch G2540xs

10GbE Gigabit Switch with 48 Gigabit Ports & 6 10GbE SFP+ Uplink Ports

VigorSwitch G2540xs is a 54 port Gigabit L2+ Managed switch with a plethora of management options and enterprise-level features to improve network stability and security for businesses.

Use the 4 switchable SFP/RJ-45 ports and 2 dedicated SFP module slots to link with additional switches using link aggregation, or plug in a suitable SFP module to use optical Fibre as an Ethernet uplink.

Designed for centralised management, the VigorSwitch G2540xs can be provisioned and monitored through both the VigorACS management platform and/or, a DrayTek Vigor router’s Central Switch Management. Easily provision the VLAN configuration through the router and clone switch configurations. Drastically reduce the setup time required for a complex network, with VLANs spanning multiple switches.

10GbE SFP+ Ports for High Speed Uplinks

The DrayTek VigorSwitch G2540xs has 6 dedicated SFP+ ports for uplinks, each operating at up to 10 Gigabits per second. The faster 10 Gigabit uplink capability allows you to make high bandwidth links to Network Attached Storage, Servers and other switches, to help reduce the risk of bottlenecks occurring within your network.

The SFP+ ports provide compatibility with your choice of SFP / SFP+ modules (not included) and therefore the most appropriate medium for your application.

Connect a passive Direct Attach SFP+ cable such as the DrayTek DAC-CX10-01M to the SFP+ module port of 1Gbps/10Gbps capable Network Attached Storage, Servers and Switches, for a cost effective, up to 10Gbps network link.

Advanced Layer 2+ Routing Features

The VigorSwitch G2540xs adds the Layer 3 features VLAN Routing, DHCP Server and Static Route, which allow the switch to provide routing between VLANs at full speed. The switch's Access Control List gives full control of what traffic routes between those networks.

VLAN Routing

A DrayTek VigorSwitch normally provides connectivity for multiple network segments with 802.1Q VLAN tags, which separate networks at Layer 2 (MAC level), relying on the router to connect different networks. VLAN Routing in the switch allows for Layer 3 (IP level) routing, to connect and route between different IP subnets with wire speed routing performance.

Static Route

Routing beyond the VigorSwitch G2540xs, to the Internet and across VPNs is possible with Static Routes, using the switch to direct traffic to remote subnets through the correct gateway. Up to 512 static routes can be configured on the switch.

DHCP Server with Bind IP to MAC

The DrayTek VigorSwitch G2540xs has an integrated DHCP server to provide IP addressing to as many as 8 subnets on the switch, directly or with another server through DHCP Relay.

Each DHCP Pool can have as many as 1023 IP addresses, potentially serving addresses to 8000 devices, allowing for expansive networks and taking load off of the router.

With Bind IP to MAC, IP addresses can be easily reserved for individual devices such as servers, IP phones, cameras and more.

Rack Mountable & Silent

Install the VigorSwitch on a desk, shelf or wall, or use the included rack mount fittings to install the switch in any standard 19" rack with 1U height.

Ideal for installation in quiet office environments, the VigorSwitch G2540xs runs quietly, cooling without a fan.

Central Management

The DrayTek VigorSwitch G2540xs can operate in standalone mode and be managed through its web interface or, if you need to manage and monitor the switch remotely, or have several DrayTek VigorSwitches to administer, you can centrally manage and monitor them either with:

Router - Switch Management Manage VigorSwitches connected to a router and determine network topology at a glance
DrayTek VigorACS Manage and Provision DrayTek VigorSwitches on any network, from anywhere
DrayTek VigorConnect Manage and Provision VigorSwitches and VigorAPs on a single site

Managing a VigorSwitch through VigorACS

DrayTek's VigorACS central management system provides a centralised way to manage and view the status of any DrayTek Vigor router, VigorAP access point and VigorSwitch connected to the VigorACS server.

DrayTek VigorSwitch switches that support TR-069 management can be managed through DrayTek VigorACS 2 in the same way that a DrayTek Vigor router or VigorAP access point would be managed. Through VigorACS, you can view and manage; a single VigorSwitch, all switches on a site or all switches across an entire network spanning multiple sites in one place.

DrayTek VigorSwitches connected to VigorACS connect directly to the VigorACS server to be managed, the router or network that they are connected to needs no additional configuration beyond the VigorSwitch having access to the Internet (or if your VigorACS server is located across a private WAN / VPN connection, access to that network).

Dashboard view

Dashboard view displays an overview of the VigorSwitch G2500's port usage and port states:

 

Switch Configuration

View the configuration of a VigorSwitch and make changes to the configuration through VigorACS, then copy the settings from that switch to apply them to multiple VigorSwitch switches:

Central Switch Management with a DrayTek Vigor Router

DrayTek Vigor router Central Switch Management provisions and monitors VigorSwitch switches through a DrayTek Vigor router, with profiles that can be applied to multiple switches and VLAN configuration all handled within the router.

Central Switch Management requires firmware support on both the VigorSwitch and the DrayTek Vigor router*
*requires 3.9.3 firmware update

This can simplify the setup of multiple subnets and VLANs, without needing in-depth knowledge of VLAN tagging and reduces setup time, with the time consuming step of configuring VLANs for each port handled by the router instead.

 

Switch Hierarchy

The Switch Hierarchy view provides a visual overview of interconnections between DrayTek VigorSwitch switches with the devices connected to each LAN port:

Switch Management Profiles

Switch Management profiles can be used configure schedules to enable or disable ports (including PoE) and set bandwidth limits for the ports. Descriptive names can be configured on the router which can be seen from the Switch Hierarchy view:

VLAN configuration of a VigorSwitch can be provisioned from the DrayTek Vigor router, with the router automatically configuring the Uplink port and being aware of the VLAN tags that the Vigor router and the connected LAN port have available:

ONVIF IP Camera Management

The VigorSwitch G2540xs can discover, manage and configure ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compatible IP cameras and NVR systems, allowing for easy discovery, management and troubleshooting of your connected IP cameras.

Device Management

Use the VigorSwitch to configure and manage your IP camera network; configure network & security settings, restart cameras and have the switch monitor whether cameras are responding, alerting of any issues.

Network Surveillance Topology

Simply connect ONVIF capable devices to the VigorSwitch G2540xs, Discover devices and the VigorSwitch determines the network topology of connected cameras & NVR systems.

ONVIF Camera Management - Topology view

View IP Camera Output

Through the VigorSwitch web interface, you can view the video feed of connected IP cameras:

ONVIF Camera Management - Camera Display

Camera Offline Alerts with Snapshot

The VigorSwitch G2540xs can store a recent snapshot of each connected IP Camera that's ONVIF compliant.

If a camera goes offline, the VigorSwitch sends out an Email alert with the last-seen snapshot from the camera that's stopped responding. Allowing you to locate the affected camera easily and troubleshoot any problems it may have, such as a disconnected cable or faulty camera.

IP Conflict Detection & Prevention

Conflict Detection

The VigorSwitch can detect and notify an administrator when an IP conflict is detected on the network. Easily track down conflicts and take action to resolve them.

Conflict Prevention

Use DrayTek's IP Conflict Prevention to allow the switch to automatically protect against IP conflicts and ARP spoofing.

IP Conflict Prevention catalogues the current network layout, giving you the option to fix the IP address and MAC information for important network devices, such as Servers and Routers.

If another device attempts to use an IP address that's in use, the VigorSwitch blocks the misconfigured or malicious device, communicating only with the known and correct device.

Quality of Service & Bandwidth Control

Quality of Service

Prioritise latency-sensitive applications on your network with Quality of Service (802.1p and DSCP) support.

Auto Voice VLAN allows the switch to automatically assign VoIP devices to a separate VLAN and prioritise their traffic.

Control throughput per-port with Rate Limiting and application specific Traffic Shaping.

Network Security and Management Features

Stay in control of what's connected to your network with Port Security and 802.1X & MAC authentication, to prevent connection of unauthorised equipment.

Protect against network issues arising from connection of unwanted devices with DHCP Snooping and IP Source Guard.

Control port access for every port on your network with the VigorSwitch Access Control List - to specifically allow or deny specified traffic types moving between ports, just like a Firewall.

Access Control List

Similar to a firewall, the ACL can control which packet types (IPv4, IPv6 & MAC) are allowed to pass between ports on the switch.

AAA - 802.1X Authentication

Control access to LAN ports through a RADIUS server, which could be provided by the Vigor 2862 router on site. Authenticate and authorise network access via 802.1X, MAC address or web authentication. Track data and time usage of each user authenticated with RADIUS Accounting.

Solution Focus - Wired 802.1X LAN Port Security

Management Authentication via RADIUS, TACACS+ or local accounts

Control logins to the switch management with the switch's internal user accounts or through a central RADIUS / TACACS+ server.

IGMP Snooping & Querying

Manage and control multicast IGMP traffic passing through the switch, with IGMP Snooping & Querying.

With IGMP Snooping, the switch tracks IGMP traffic passing through its ports. Allowing it to limit the broadcast of multicast/IGMP packets to only the ports that have subscribed, improving overall network performance and avoiding excess network traffic.

The VigorSwitch's IGMP Querier allows it to manage IGMP subscriptions on its network ports, checking which ports are members of which multicast group, if the network's router does not support multicast.

IPv6 Ready

The VigorSwitch G2540xs has extensive IPv6 support, with IPv6 ACL, MLD Snooping and IPv6 DNS Resolution.

Filter IPv6 packets with the Access Control List (ACL) alongside IPv4 traffic.

Use IPv6 MLD Snooping to control and more efficiently manage Multicast packets in the same way that IGMP Snooping would for IPv4 Multicast packets.

DHCP Snooping

Limit DHCP server responses to only a specified port to stop unauthorised devices from affecting network connectivity.

IP Source Guard

Protects against address spoofing by comparing packets received with either statically configured source IP addresses or addresses learned from DHCP snooping.

Link Aggregation - Port Trunking

Use two or more network links to connect the VigorSwitch G2540xs and another switch / server. Traffic can be shared between the two ports, effectively doubling the bandwidth of the uplink and providing resilience should one of the links fail.

Up to 8 ports can be added to a single Link Aggregation Group, with up to 8 LAGs. Interoperability with other types and manufacturer's equipment is handled by the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP).

Improved Jumbo Frame

The VigorSwitch G2540xs supports Ethernet packets up to 12 Kilobytes in size, to further improve throughput and increase the efficiency of packet transmission across your network.

sFlow

Send sFlow data from the VigorSwitch G2540xs to an sFlow Collector or VigorConnect to analyse traffic passing through the switch.

Surveillance & Voice Auto VLAN

With Voice VLAN and Surveillance VLAN, the VigorSwith G2540xs simplifies the setup of connected IP Phones and IP Cameras. Move around ports on the switch without having to manually re-configure VLAN and QoS settings each time, instead the switch will auto-assign VLAN tags and Quality of Service to IP Phones and IP Cameras, ensuring that each device remains on the correct network and that essential Voice and Video data is prioritised on the network.

The switch identifies cameras and phones from their MAC address (Vendor OUI), so that when connecting up an IP Phone from Yealink for instance, the switch would configure the VLAN ID and set the QoS tag for that port. Moving the phone to a different port, the switch will ensure that the VLAN settings follow the device rather than requiring a fixed VLAN & QoS configuration per-port.

Dynamic MAC-based VLAN

Assign VLAN access to individual devices instead of ports with MAC-based VLAN, to ensure that devices are assigned to the correct network regardless of which switch port they're plugged into.

With MAC-based VLAN, users can move around the office and make use of the same network resources and access through any port on the switch, without requiring manual re-configuration of VLAN settings on individual ports.

Hardware Monitoring & Smart Fan Control

The VigorSwitch G2540xs is passively cooled for quiet operation.

Smart Fan control ensures the switch increases its fan speed as required, slowing down the fans at lower operating temperatures.

Hardware Monitoring ensures safe and reliable operation with remote status information & alerts. Track and graph switch temperature and voltage status. View this information locally through the web interface or remotely through VigorACS central management.

This allows the switch to notify you if the switch's temperature exceeds its operating limit. For instance sending an email alert if the switch overheats for any reason.

Energy Efficient Ethernet

The VigorSwitch G2540xs supports Energy Efficient Ethernet, to lower the overall power usage of the switch when ports are idle or disconnected.

The IEEE 802.3az standard allows individual Ethernet links to enter a low power state, when not transmitting or not plugged in, drawing less energy than if the ports were to run at full speed at all times.

MPN
VSG2540XS-K
Vendor
Draytek
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Product Name
VigorSwitch G2540XS 54-Port Switch
Product SKU
289576