xStack Managed Layer 3 Gigabit Master Stacking Switch


  • Product Status (DEU Revision A): End of Life

D-Link's DGS-3324SRi is a 24-port Managed Layer 2 switch that is ideal for medium to heavy voice, video and data applications.

D-Link’s xStack Switches Series is a set of “Next Generation” high performance stackable switches that deliver high scalability, wire-speed Gigabit performance, high availability, integrated 10-Gigabit stacking, redundant power options, and support for stacking in a “ring” or “star” topology. The xStack™ DGS-3324SRi operates as a high performance external switching fabric for the xStack™ DGS-3324SR, DXS-3350SR, and DXS-3326GSR. The “star” architecture of the DGS-3324SRi offers many of the same advantages as traditional chassis-based solutions such as greater switching capacity and shortest path switching. It features ASIC-based Layer 3 routing (RIPv1/v2, OSPF, and DVMRP), multi-layer traffic classification, and L2/L3/L4 Access Control Lists (ACL).


The xStack™ DGS-3324SRi is a managed, stackable, multilayer, 24-port 10/100/1000BASE-T switch with (8) combo SFP ports. It has a switching capacity of up to 168Gbps and supports 6 integrated, rear 10-Gigabit stacking ports. It can be easily added to an existing stack of xStack Series switches to reduce network latency and improve switching performance, as compared to traditional “ring stacking” architectures.

High Availability

The hardware and software features of the DGS-3324SRi work together to allow customers to build cost-effective, high performance, high availability networks. Each DGS-3324SRi unit supports D-Link’s optional Redundant Power Option (the DPS-500), 802.3ad (Link Aggregation), and 802.1w (Rapid Spanning Tree), and 802.1s (Multiple Spanning Tree) for increased network reliability and availability.

Network Management

The DGS-3324SRi supports a variety of network management options including console CLI, Telnet, Web, SNMPv1/v2/v3, RMON, TFTP, Port Mirroring, BootP, and DHCP. It can also be easily managed using D-Link’s SIM (Single IP Management) Clustering technology for single IP management of up to 32 switches. It also provides a variety of advanced traffic management options including Bandwidth Control, Broadcast Rate Limiting, and support for IGMP v1/v2/v3.

Advanced Enterprise Features

The xStack™ DGS-3324SRi implements a robust and consistent set of QoS/CoS, VLAN, and Security features. It provides 8 priority queues for 802.1p/TOS/DiffServ, with classification and marking based on MAC SA/DA, IP SA/ DA, TCP/UDP port numbers and IPv6 address and traffic class. Layer 3 dynamic routing protocols include RIPv1/v2, OSPFv2, PIM-DM, PIM-SM, DVMRP, and VRRP. Security features include 802.1x Port Based Authentication, 802.1x MAC Based Authentication; and Access Control Lists based on MAC address, IP address, TCP/UDP port numbers. It also provides extensive support for GARP/ GVRP, 802.1q VLAN, 802.1v IPv6 VLAN, and port based VLANs for a total of up to 4000 groups per device.
Technical Specifications



Device Ports
  • 24 auto-sensing 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (front panel)
  • 8 combo SFP (mini GBIC) ports (front panel)
  • 6 10Gbps stacking ports (rear panel)
  • 1 RS-232 console port (front panel)

Unit Stacking
  • 6 DGS-3224SR stackable switches and 1 DGS-3324SRi Stacking Master

Stacking Architecture
  • Star

Port Standard/Function Support
  • IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T/802.3u 100BASE-TX/802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • ANSI/IEEE 802.3 NWay auto-negotiation
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • Auto MDI/MDIX
  • Port mirroring

SFP (Mini GBIC) Support
  • IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-LX (DEM-310GT transceiver)
  • IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-SX (DEM-311GT transceiver)
  • IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-LH (DEM-314GT transceiver)
  • IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-ZX (DEM-315GT transceiver)

Diagnostic LEDs

Per device:
  • Power On/Off
  • Master
  • Console (login/POST status)
  • RPS in use

Per 10/100/1000BASE-T port:
  • 1000Mbps speed, 10/100Mbps speed
  • Link

Per SFP port:
  • Link/Activity

Per stacking port:
  • Link/Activity

7-Segment Display
  • To display unit ID in the stack


IP Routing
  • IP v4 support
  • IP Fragmentation support
  • IP multi-netting
  • Routing protocols supported:
    • Static routing  
    • RIP-1, RIP-2   
    • OSPF v.2
  • IEEE 802.1Q Tagged VLAN
  • Asymmetric VLAN *
  • Number of VLANs: 4K static VLANs (max.) *
  • Multiple IPs per VLAN

* Available in future firmware upgrade

Priority Queues (CoS)
  • Standard: IEEE 802.1p
  • Number of queues: 8

Traffic Classification (CoS)

Can be based on user-definable application types:
  • TOS
  • Diffserv (DSCP)
  • Port-based
  • MAC address
  • IP address
  • TCP/UDP port number

Network Access Security
  • Port security features
  • 802.1x user authentication
  • RADIUS client
  • Multi-layer ACL based on:   
    • Port number   
    • TOS   
    • Diffserv (DSCP)   
    • MAC address   
    • IP address   
    • User-definable applications
Spanning Tree Protocol
  • 802.1D Spanning Tree compatible
  • 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree

IP Multicast
  • IGMP v.2 - DVMRP
  • PIM Dense mode
  • PIM Sparse mode *

* Function supported in future firmware upgrade

Port Trunk
  • Number of ports per trunk: 8 (max.)
  • Number of trunks: 32 (max.)
  • Operation mode: load sharing  
  • 802.3ad compatible Link Aggregation (LACP) *

* Available in future firmware upgrade


Switch Fabric
  • 160 Gbps

Transmission Method
  • Store-and-forward

IP Address Table
  • 4 K host entries  
  • 4K LPM entries  

MAC Address Table
  • 16K entries per device

MAC Address Learning
  • Dynamic entries: automatic update
  • Static entries: user-defined

Packet Filtering/Forwarding Rates (half duplex)
  • 1,488,100 pps per port (max.)

Forwarding Rate
  • 35.7 Mpps (excluding stacking ports)

RAM Buffer
  • 2MB per device

Jumbo Frame
  • 9,216 bytes (max.)

Configuration & Management

Management Support
  • SNMP v.1, v.2c, v.3 - Web-based management
  • Web GUI traffic monitoring
  • Web-based MAC address browsing
  • CLI (command line interface)
  • RMON monitoring
  • Telnet server (up to 8 sessions)
  • ACL
  • DHCP/Bootp relay
  • DNS relay

Routing Table
  • ARP table editing supports Delete of individual IP address learned by dynamic learning

  • MIB-II (RFC 1213)
  • Bridge MIB (RFC 1493)
  • RMON MIB (RFC 1757)
  • 802.1p Priority Queues (RFC 2674)
  • 802.1Q VLAN MIB (RFC 2674)
  • IGMP MIB (RFC 2833)
  • If MIB (RFC 2233)
  • Ethernet-like MIB (RFC 1643)
  • RIP MIB (RFC 1724)
  • OSPF MIB (RFC 1850)
  • CIDR MIB (RFC 2096)
  • D-Link enterprise MIB

RMON Groups
  • 1, 2, 3, 9 (Alarm, Statistics, History, Event)

IP Number Self-identification
  • Through DHCP client, Bootp client

Firmware Upgrade
  • TFTP

Console Port
  • DB-9 RS-232 DCE

Physical & Environmental

Power Input
  • 100 to 120 VAC or 200 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Internal power supply

Redundant Power Backup Support
  • Connector to connect to external redundant power supply

Power Consumption
  • 90 watts (max.)

  • 40 x 40 mm DC fans x 2
  • 60 x 60 mm DC fans x 1

  • 441 x 207 x 44 mm (device only)
  • 19-inch rack-mount width, 1 U height

  • 3.15 kg (device only)

Operating Temperature
  • 0° to 40° C

Storage Temperature
  • -25° to 55° C

  • 5% to 95% non-condensing

Emission (EMI)
  • FCC Class A
  • CE Class A

  • CSA International

Ordering Information

Stacking Master Gigabit Layer 3 Switch

  • 24 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 8 combo SFP (mini GBIC), redundant power support

Optional Stackable Layer 3 Switch

  • 24 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 combo SFP (mini GBIC), redundant power support

Optional SFP Transceiver

  • SFP transceiver for 1000BASE-LX, single-mode fiber, max. distance 10km, 3.3V

  • SFP transceiver for 1000BASE-SX, multi-mode fiber, max. distance 550m, 3.3V

  • SFP transceiver for 1000BASE-LHX, single-mode fiber, max. distance 40km, 3.3V

  • SFP transceiver for 1000BASE-ZX, single-mode fiber, max. distance 80km, 3.3V

Optional Redundant Power Supply

  • 140-watt redundant power supply

  • 2-slot redundant power supply chassis

  • 8-slot redundant power supply chassis
This product was phased out on: 18/02/2012
This product's last date of support is on: 16/02/2017
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