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Product Line: Cisco Meraki 420 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Aggregation Switch
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Product Description

The MS420-48-HW Cisco is equipped with 48 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports, supporting speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, and includes a single RJ45 management port for network management. It operates within an AC voltage range of 100 VAC to 240 VAC, with a power consumption of 45 W at idle and 175 W under full load, and boasts a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 203,102 hours. Designed for rack mounting, the unit measures 17.3 inches in width, 18.6 inches in depth, and 1.8 inches in height, supports up to 4,095 VLANs, and has a MAC forwarding table capacity of 128K, with provisions for hot swapping of fans and power supplies.

FAQs for the MS420-48-HW

  • Q: How many 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports does the device have?
    A: The device has 48 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports.
  • Q: What is the speed capability of the SFP/SFP+ ports?
    A: The SFP/SFP+ ports support speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps.
  • Q: What are the minimum and maximum input AC voltage ratings?
    A: The minimum input AC voltage is 100 VAC and the maximum is 240 VAC.
  • Q: How much power does the device consume when idle and under full load?
    A: Idle power consumption is 45 W, and full load power consumption is 175 W.
  • Q: What is the device's MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)?
    A: The MTBF is 203,102 hours.
  • Q: What operating temperature range does the device support?
    A: The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • Q: Can the device be mounted in a rack, and is the mounting hardware included?
    A: Yes, the device supports rack mounting and the necessary hardware is included.
  • Q: How many power supplies does the device have, and are they hot swappable?
    A: The device has 2 power supplies, both of which are hot swappable and field replaceable.
  • Q: What is the maximum number of VLANs supported?
    A: The device supports up to 4,095 VLANs.
  • Q: Does the device support automatic firmware upgrades?
    A: Yes, the device supports automatic firmware upgrades.

Product Review

The Cisco MS420-48-HW offers a high-density connectivity option with 48 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports, catering to environments demanding extensive bandwidth and high-speed data transmission. However, its power consumption ranges from 45W at idle to 175W under full load, which might be a concern for energy-conscious deployments. With features like hot-swap capability for fans and power supplies, automatic firmware upgrades, and a MAC forwarding table capacity of 128K, it balances performance and manageability but operates within a limited temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, potentially restricting its use in environments with extreme temperature variations.


The Cisco MS420-48-HW is a high-capacity, high-performance switch designed for enterprise environments requiring reliable, scalable networking solutions. This device is equipped with 48 10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports, delivering high-speed connectivity and the capacity to handle significant data throughput, making it suitable for data centers and large enterprise networks. The SFP/SFP+ ports support speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, allowing for flexible connectivity options and compatibility with a wide range of network infrastructure. In terms of power, the switch operates within a broad AC voltage range from 100 VAC to 240 VAC, accommodating various power supplies and reducing the need for additional power conversion equipment. The AC frequency range is set between 47 to 63 Hz, ensuring stable operation across different power grids. Power efficiency is a key feature of the MS420-48-HW, with an idle power consumption of 45 W and a full load power consumption of 175 W, optimizing energy use and reducing operational costs. The device boasts an impressive Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 203,102 hours, indicating high reliability and reduced downtime. It operates effectively within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring consistent performance under varying environmental conditions. Designed for rack mounting, the MS420-48-HW comes with the necessary hardware included, facilitating easy installation in standard server racks. Its dimensions are 17.3 inches in width, 18.6 inches in depth, and 1.8 inches in height, with a weight of 18.1 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful solution for network infrastructure. For enhanced network management and configuration, the switch includes a single RJ45 management port. It supports up to 8 ports per aggregate, allowing for efficient link aggregation and increased bandwidth. The switch can handle up to 4,095 VLANs, providing extensive network segmentation capabilities. With a MAC forwarding table capacity of 128K, it efficiently routes traffic, ensuring fast and reliable network performance. Key features include: - Front-to-back airflow design, supporting efficient cooling and reliable operation. - Dual power supplies for redundancy, enhancing the system’s overall uptime and reliability. - Hot swap and field-replaceable fans and power supplies, minimizing maintenance downtime and ensuring continuous operation. The Cisco MS420-48-HW also supports automatic firmware upgrades, simplifying the process of keeping the device up to date with the latest software enhancements and security patches. This feature ensures that the network remains secure and operates at optimal efficiency without manual intervention. In summary, the Cisco MS420-48-HW is a powerful, scalable, and reliable networking solution designed to meet the demands of enterprise-level networks. Its comprehensive feature set, including high-capacity port configuration, energy-efficient design, and advanced management capabilities, make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to build or expand their network infrastructure.


Item CodeCisco MS420-48-HW
10GbE SFP/SFP+ Interfaces Count48
RJ45 Configuration Interface Quantity1
Speed of SFP/SFP+ Interfaces10/100/1000 Mbps
Lowest AC Voltage Input100 VAC
Highest AC Voltage Input240 VAC
AC Input Frequency Range47 to 63 Hz
Consumption at No Load45 W
Consumption at Maximum Load175 W
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)203,102 Hours
Lowest Operational Temperature0 °C
Highest Operational Temperature40 °C
Installation MethodRack
Included Installation ComponentsYes
Cooling DirectionFront-to-Back
Power Supply Units Included2
Unit Width17.3 in.
Unit Depth18.6 in.
Unit Height1.8 in.
Device Weight18.1 lbs
Max Ports per Link Aggregation Group8
Supported VLAN CountUp To 4,095
MAC Address Table Size128K
Components Support for Hot SwappingYes (Fans and Power Supplies)
Capability for Automated Software UpdatesYes

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