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Cisco Meraki MS250-24
Cloud Managed Stackable Switching Designed for the Branch & Campus

MS250-24

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Overview:

Cloud Managed Stackable Access Switches

The Cisco Meraki MS250 series switches provide reliable access switching ideal for deploying in branches and small campuses. With stacking capabilities and 10G SFP+ uplinks on every model, redundancy and performance are guaranteed. This family also supports redundant, field-replaceable power supplies for mission critical networks.

Cisco Meraki switches are built from the ground up to be easy to manage without compromising any of the power and flexibility traditionally found in enterprise-class switches.

The Meraki MS is managed through an elegant, intuitive cloud interface, rather than a cryptic command line. To bring up a Meraki switch, just plug it in; there’s no need for complicated configuration files, or even direct physical access to the switch.

Meraki’s centralized management gives administrators deep visibility into the network and how it’s used. See which switches are near capacity across hundreds of sites. Find all configuration changes made by a certain person with instant search.

Industry Leading Cloud Management

Cloud management has a number of benefits that make it easier to build networks large and small:

  • True zero-touch device provisioning
  • Virtual stacking: manage up to thousands of ports from a single pane of glass.
  • Application layer visibility with automatic operating system, client, and hostname fingerprinting.
  • Powerful Live Tools such as packet capture and cable test to isolate and troubleshoot network issues.
  • Alerts upon power loss, downtime, or configuration changes.
  • Role-based administration and automatic, scheduled firmware upgrades over the web.
  • Regular feature updates and enhancements delivered on demand from the Meraki cloud.

MS250-24 Highlights

Configurations
  • 48 port gigabit Ethernet
  • 4 × SFP+ for 10G uplinks
  • 80G Physical Stacking
  • Field replaceable power
  • MS250-24P includes 370 W PoE / PoE+
  • MS250-24FP includes 740 W PoE / PoE+

Hardware platform

  • Voice and Video QoS
  • Low noise
  • Non-blocking switch fabric
  • Ultra-reliable, includes lifetime warranty

Power over Ethernet (for PoE models)

  • 802.3af (PoE) 15.4 W per port
  • 802.3at (PoE+) 25.5 W per port
  • MS250-24P maximum PoE output: 370 W
  • MS250-24FP maximum PoE output: 740 W
  • PoE available simultaneously on all ports
  • Intelligent PoE power allocation based on device advertisement (LLDP, CDP)
Cloud management
  • Visibility and control over thousands of ports
  • Built-in multi site management
  • Zero touch provisioning

Monitoring and diagnostics

  • Cable failure testing
  • Gateway connectivity testing
  • Real time troubleshooting tools
  • Email and text message alerts

Layer 3

  • Static routing
  • Dynamic routing (OSPFv2) *
  • DHCP Server and Relay
  • First of a kind UI-based configuration
  • Easy to configure routed interfaces
  • Warm spare (VRRP) with DHCP Failover *

* OSPF and Warm Spare do not operate concurrently

Features:

Meraki switches include all of the traditional Ethernet features found in modern enterprise access switches, including:

Campus Access

  • Physical stacking with support for up to 8 stack members for built-in redundancy and performance
  • Static and dynamic routing support with DHCP relay and server capabilities
  • Quality-of-Service (QoS) to prioritize mission critical traffic such as voice and video
  • Voice VLAN support for simplified VoIP deployments
  • CDP, LLDP advertisement and snooping, with detailed neighbor visibility
  • Port Mirroring to monitor network traffic
  • IGMP Snooping to optimize network performance for multicast applications
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for high-capacity trunking, with Multichassis (MLAG) support on stacked switches

Network Security

  • IEEE 802.1X, MAB, and Hybrid authentication support for wired access control with RADIUS server monitoring
  • Port security and MAC whitelisting
  • Change of Authorization (CoA) and RADIUS accounting support
  • DHCP snooping to prevent users from adding unauthorized DHCP servers on the network
  • Rapid spanning tree, BPDU guard, root guard, and other safeguards to help prevent misconfigurations and reduce convergence time
  • Per port VLAN configuration
  • Multiple administrative roles with sophisticated security policy management

Network Troubleshooting & Automation

  • Virtual Stacking lets administators manage up to thousands of ports in a single interface without having to physically connect stack members
  • Configuration templates for rapid, zero-touch provisioning and auditing of all sites
  • Network Topology for automatic and interactive network mapping
  • Remote cable testing, packet capture and client discovery
  • Automatic and scheduled firmware upgrades for the complete network

Converged Voice, Video and Data Environments

The Meraki switch family is designed to unify data, voice, and video onto a single IP backbone. All Meraki switches support rich qualityof-service (QoS) functionality for prioritizing data, voice, and video traffic. The switches support eight class-of-service (CoS) queues on every port, enabling them to maintain end-to-end traffic prioritization.

PoE models provide power VoIP telephones, IP security cameras, wireless access points (APs), and other IP devices. In addition, using CDP and LLDP, PoE power is intelligently budgeted to maximize the number of PoE clients supported. For the most power-hungry applications, support for Cisco UPoE is also available. The Meraki MC products work flawlessly with Meraki switches, and create a unique and powerful experience to installing, supporting and troubleshooting VoIP technology

Application Layer Visibility

Meraki is the only switch to include integrated 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 optimizing of network resources and maintaining optimal network performance.

Unified Software Architecture

Meraki switches run the same Meraki operating system used by all of Meraki’s products. The use of a common operating system allows Meraki to deliver a consistent experience across all product lines. When connected, MS250 switches automatically connect to the Meraki cloud, download configuration, and join the appropriate network. If new firmware is required, this is retireved by the switch and updated automatically. This ensures the network is kept up-todate with bug fixes, security updates, and new features.

Specifications:


  MS250-24 MS250-24P
  MS250-24 MS250-24P
Interface
  • 24 × 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ45) with auto-MDIX crossover
  • 802.3af/802.3at Power-over-Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) on MS250-24P, available on all ports (maximum of 30W per port for PoE+)
  • 4 × SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for uplink
  • 2 × Stacking interfaces
  • Auto negotiation and crossover detection
Management
  • Managed via the cloud using the Meraki dashboard
  • Integrated with Meraki Wireless and complete portfolio of IT products and solutions
  • No-touch remote deployment (no staging needed)
  • Detailed historical per-port and per-client usage statistics
  • DHCP, client, and hostname fingerprinting
  • SNMPd and SYSLOG support for integration with other network management solutions
  • Seamless over-the-web firmware upgrades with scheduling & control
Remote diagnostics
  • Email, SMS and Mobile push notification alerts
  • Cable testing and link failure detection with alerting
  • Live remote packet capture
  • Dynamic and interactive network discovery and topology
  • Aggregated event logs with instant search
Flexible stacking
  • Physical stacking of up to 8 switches with 80 Gbps stack bandwidth on all models
  • Virtual stacking supports thousands of switch ports in a single logical stack for unified management, monitoring, and configuration
Ethernet switching capabilities
  • 802.1p Quality of Service prioritization
  • 802.1Q VLAN tagging with 4,095 addressable tags
  • 802.1w, 802.1D Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP, STP)
  • Broadcast storm control
  • 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • 802.3ad link aggregation with up to 8 ports per aggregate, Multichassis aggregates supported on stacked switches
  • IGMP snooping for multicast filtering
  • MAC forwarding entries: 16K on 24-port models, 32K on 48-port models
Security
  • Integrated two-factor authentication for Dashboard management
  • Role-based access control (RBAC) with granular device and configuration control
  • Corporate wide password policy enforcement
  • IEEE 802.1X RADIUS, hybrid authentication and RADIUS server testing
  • MAC-based RADIUS authentication (MAB)
  • Port security: Sticky MAC, MAC whitelisting
  • DHCP snooping, detection and blocking
  • STP Enhancements: BPDU guard, Root guard
  • IPv4 ACLs
Power over Ethernet
  • 802.3af (PoE) 15.4 W per port and 802/.3at (PoE+) 25.5 W per port
  • Maximum PoE output (48LP/48FP): 370 / 740 W
  • PoE available on all ports simultaneously
Performance
  • Non-blocking switching fabric
  • Switching capacity: 128Gbps (24-port models), 176Gbps (48-port models)
  • Forwarding rate (mpps): 95.24 (24-port models), 127.98 (48-port models)
  • Jumbo frame support (9600 byte Ethernet frame)
  • Flow control support
Layer 3
  • Static Routing
  • DHCP Relay
Power
  • Power input: 100 - 240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
  • Power consumption: 14 - 434 W
  • RPS interface: Requires RPS-2300 chassis, see Cisco RPS-2300 Datasheet for further information
Mounting
  • 1U Rack-mountable with included rack mount hardware
  • 2-post front mounting options available
Environment
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • MS225-24, MS250-24 feature fanless operation
Regulatory
  • CSA-US (US, Canada)
  • FCC (USA)
  • IC (Canada)
  • CE (Europe)
  • RCM (Australia/New Zealand)
  • RoHS
Warranty Full lifetime hardware warranty with next-day advanced replacement included
MTBF at 25°C 633,811 403,717
Physical dimensions (H×W×D) 1.72” x 19.08” x 16.39”(4.38cm x 48.46cm x 41.6cm) 1.72” x 19.08” x 16.39”(4.38cm x 48.46cm x 41.6cm)
Physical Weight 9.9 lb (4.5 kg) 10.59 lb (4.8 kg)

Accessories:

Compatible Accessories
1 GbE SFP Copper Module

1 GbE SFP Copper Module

1 GbE SFP SX Fiber Transceiver

1 GbE SFP SX Fiber Transceiver

1 GbE SFP LX Fiber Transceiver

1 GbE SFP LX Fiber Transceiver

10 GbE SFP+ SR Fiber Transceiver

10 GbE SFP+ SR Fiber Transceiver

10 GbE SFP+ LR Fiber Transceiver

10 GbE SFP+ LR Fiber Transceiver

10 GbE SFP+ LRM Fiber Transceiver

10 GbE SFP+ LRM Fiber Transceiver

Twinax Cable with SFP+ Connectors (1m)

Twinax Cable with SFP+ Connectors (1m)

Twinax Cable with SFP+ Connectors (3m)

Twinax Cable with SFP+ Connectors (3m)

Stacking Cable (0.5m)

Stacking Cable (0.5m)

Stacking Cable (1m)

Stacking Cable (1m)

Stacking Cable (3m)

Stacking Cable (3m)

250 Watt Power Supply

250 Watt Power Supply

640 Watt Power Supply

640 Watt Power Supply

1025 Watt Power Supply

1025 Watt Power Supply

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Meraki MS250 Series Datasheet (PDF).

Download the Cisco Meraki Cloud Management Datasheet (PDF).


Pricing Notes:

Cisco Meraki Security Appliance
Cloud Managed Switches
Cisco Meraki MS250-24 L3 Stck Cld-Mngd 24x GigE Switch
*Please Note: Cisco Meraki Enterprise license purchase required with appliance.
#MS250-24-HW
List Price: $5,975.00
Our Price: $4,123.00
Cisco Meraki MS250-24P L3 Stck Cld-Mngd 24x GigE 370W PoE Switch
*Please Note: Cisco Meraki Enterprise license purchase required with appliance.
#MS250-24P-HW
List Price: $6,485.00
Our Price: $4,475.00
Cisco Meraki Enterprise License - MS250-24 Series GigE Switch
Cisco Meraki MS250-24 Enterprise License and Support, 1 Year
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Cisco Meraki MS250-24 Enterprise License and Support, 3 Year
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Cisco Meraki MS250-24 Enterprise License and Support, 5 Year
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Cisco Meraki MS250-24 Enterprise License and Support, 7 Year
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Cisco Meraki MS250-24 Enterprise License and Support, 10 Year
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Cisco Meraki Enterprise License - MS250-24P Series GigE Switch with 370 W PoE
Cisco Meraki MS250-24P Enterprise License and Support, 1 Year
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Cisco Meraki MS250-24P Enterprise License and Support, 3 Year
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Cisco Meraki MS250-24P Enterprise License and Support, 5 Year
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Cisco Meraki MS250-24P Enterprise License and Support, 7 Year
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Cisco Meraki MS250-24P Enterprise License and Support, 10 Year
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Cisco Meraki Accessories
Cisco Meraki AC Power Cord for MX and MS (US Plug)
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