D-Link’s DXS-3600 Series Top-of-Rack 10 Gigabit Stackable1 Managed Switch consists of compact, high-performance switches that feature 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching, routing, and very low latency. The 1U height and front-to-back air flow make the DXS-3600 Series suitable for Top-of-Rack data centre, enterprise and campus aggregation network environments. The DXS-3600 Series consists of 24-port and 8-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ switches with an expansion module slot. The optional expansion modules not only provide additional 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports but also 120G stacking1, 10GBASE-T or 1000BASE-T connectivity for different applications.
The DXS-3600 Series switches provide your network with high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching capacities of up to 960/480 Gbps and forwarding rates of up to 714/357 Mbps. Hot-swappable power modules and fan trays provides the switches with redundancy and high availability. As well as redundancy, loading sharing between the power modules helps to further extend their lifetime. The modular fan design can provide 2+1 redundancy for the system. If a fan fails or the temperature rises, the smart fans will increase their speed accordingly to ensure the device continues to operate without downtime.
The DXS-3600 Series can be deployed using one of two different software images. The Standard Image (SI) features a wide range of Layer 2, VLAN, multicasting, Quality of Service (QoS), security, data centre, and static routing functions. The Enhanced Image (EI) features comprehensive IPv4/v6 routing including RIP, VRRP, OSPF, BGP, and L3 multicasting features such as IGMP, MLD, PIM-DM, SM, SDM, SSM, and DVMR. The Enhanced Image (EI) also supports L2/L3 MPLS VPN that enables the DXS-3600 Series switches to be deployed as the core router of an enterprise environment or as an aggregation switch in an MPLS environment.
Data centre features
Data Centre Bridging (DCB) is an essential set of enhancements to Ethernet for networking in data centre environments. The DXS-3600 Series switches support various core components of Data Centre Bridging (DCB) such as IEEE 802.1Qbb, IEEE 802.1Qaz, and IEEE 802.1Qau; preventing data loss during network congestion, managing the allocation of bandwidth and providing congestion management. The DXS-3600 Series switches also support cut-through switching, which reduces network latency.
The DXS-3600 Series switches allow users to manage airflow by using different power and fan module sets. Front-to-back airflow optimizes air circulation to provide more effective cooling throughout rack systems in data centres. The switches also feature built-in smart fans; internal heat sensors monitor and detect temperature changes, and react accordingly by utilizing different fan speeds for different temperatures. At lower temperatures, the fans will run slower, reducing the switch’s power consumption and noise.
1 Only available on DXS-3600-32S
High Performance and Flexibility
Data Center Features
SD Card Slot
Max. Forwarding Rate
Packet Buffer Memory
MAC Address Table
Maximum Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Heat Dissipation (Max.)
Heat Dissipation (Standby)
Dimensions (W x L x H)
Standard Image (SI) Features
L2 Multicast Features
QoS (Quality of Service)
Access Control List (ACL)
Enhanced Image (EI) Additional Features
MIB & RFC Standards
Optional License Upgrade and Expansion Modules
Optional Management Software
Optional 10G SFP+ Transceivers
Optional 1G SFP Transceivers
Optional 10G SFP+ Direct Attach Cables
Optional 120G CXP Direct Attach Cables
10G Ethernet Adapter