xStack Managed Layer 3 Gigabit Stackable Switch


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

The DGS-3324SR is the first in a new series of “Next Generation” high performance stackables from D-Link Systems. The DGS-3324SR blends many features typically found in more expensive chassis based solutions, (high density, hot swap, redundant power options, and high performance) with the price and flexibility of a stackable.

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 option, and support for stacking in a “ring” or “star” topology (requires DGS-3324SRi as stacking master). The DGS-3324SR blends many features typically found in more expensive chassis based solutions with the price and flexibility of a stackable switch. When stacked in a ring configuration, it provides up to 384 Gigabit ports. It also stacks with the other xStack™ Series switches including the DGS-3324SRi, DXS-3350SR, and DXS-3326GSR to provide unprecedented flexibility in a switch stack environment.


The xStack™ DGS-3324SR is a 24-Port 10/100/1000BASE-T Managed Stackable Multilayer Switch with (4) combo ports supporting SFP transceivers. It has an 88Gbps switching capacity and supports dual integrated 10-Gigabit stacking ports for up to 40Gbps of full-duplex stacking bandwidth.

High Availability

Its architecture supports stacking of up to 12 units* using the integrated rear 10-Gig stacking ports in a “Shortest-Path, Fail-Safe” ring configuration. Each unit also supports an optional redundant power supply (DPS-500). Other features include support for 802.3ad Link Aggregation, 802.1d Spanning Tree, 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree, and 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree for increased network reliability and availability.

Network Management

An extensive set of network management features is supported including console CLI, telnet, web, SNMPv1/v2/v3, RMON, TFTP, Port Mirroring, BootP, and DHCP. The switch can also be easily managed using D-Link’s SIM (Single IP Management) Clustering technology for a virtual stack of up to 32 switches. It also provides a variety of advanced traffic management options including 802.1x, Bandwidth Control, Broadcast Rate Limiting, and support for IGMP Snooping v1/v2/v3.

Advanced Enterprise Features

The xStack™ DGS-3324SR implements a robust and consistent set of QoS/CoS, VLAN, and Security features. It supports 8 priority queues for 802.1p/ToS/DiffServ, with classification and marking based on MAC SA/DA, IP SA/DA, and/or TCP/UDP port numbers. 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, and IPv6 address and traffic class. The DGS-3324SR also has extensive support for GARP/GVRP, 802.1q, 802.1v IPv6 VLAN, and port based VLANs for up to 4000 groups.

The xStack™ DGS-3324SR is the latest example of D-Link’s continued commitment to our channel partners and customers to be the industry leader in delivering cost-effective, reliable, high performance, feature-rich switches.

* Maximum number of units in a stack may vary depending on model and configuration.
Technical Specifications


Device Ports
  • 24 auto-sensing 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (front panel)
  • 4 combo SFP (Mini GBIC) ports (front panel)
  • 2 10Gbps stacking ports (rear panel)
  • 1 RS-232 console port (front panel)

Unit Stacking
  • Ring architecture: 12 units per stack
  • Star architecture: 6 units per stack + 1 DGS-3324SRi Stacking Master

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/not in use

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

Per SFP port:
  • Link/Activity

Per stacking port:
  • Link/No Link

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.)
  • Supports multiple IPs per VLAN *

* Feature available in next 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   
    • Port-based access control
    • MAC-based access control *
  • RADIUS client
  • Multi-layer ACL based on:
    • VLAN
    • MAC address   
    • IP address   Protocol type
    • TCP/UDP port number
    • 802.1p
    • Diffserv (DSCP)
  • Other authentication protocols supported:
    • SSH2 *
    • TACACS *
    • TACACS+ *
    • SSL *
* Features available in future firmware release

Spanning Tree Protocol
  • 802.1D Spanning Tree compatible
  • 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree *

* 802.1w available in next firmware release

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

* Function supported in future firmware upgrade

MultiLink Trunking (MLT)

Enables grouping of links between the switch and another switch or a server to provide higher bandwidth of up to 8 Gigabit ports with active redundant links. A multi-link is defined as trunked ports spanning multiple units of the stack for fail-safe connectivity to mission-critical servers and the network center.
  • Supports up to 32 trunking groups; up to 8 ports per group
  • Operation mode: load sharing
  • 802.3ad compatible Link Aggregation static mode
  • 802.3ad compatible Link Aggregation (LACP) *

* Available in future firmware upgrade


Switch Fabric
  • 88Gbps (32Mpps)

Transmission Method
  • Store-and-forward

MAC Address Table
  • 16K entries per device

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

IP Address Learning
  • Dynamic entries: automatic update
  • Supports Delete of individual IP addresses by dynamic learning

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

RAM Buffer
  • 2MB per device

Jumbo Frame
  • Up to 9,216 bytes

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

* SNMP v.3 available in next firmware release

  • 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 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 X10 mm DC fans x 2
  • 60 x 60 X18 mm DC fans x 1

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

  • 3.15kg

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

Gigabit Stackable Layer 3 Switch

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

Optional Gigabit Stacking Master Layer 3 Switch

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

Optional SFP (Mini GBIC) 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 35km, 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: 23/03/2011
This product's last date of support is on: 21/03/2016
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