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D-Link DXS-3600-32S
Top of Rack 10 Gigabit Managed Switch

D-Link DXS-3600-32S

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The DXS 3600 Series Top of Rack 10 Gigabit Managed Switches consists of:

  • DXS-3600-32S/SI: 24-Port 10 Gigabit SFP+ L2+ Stackable Top-of-Tack Managed Switch (Standard Image) with Expansion Slot
  • DXS-3600-32S-SE-LIC: DXS-3600-32S Standard Image to Enhanced Image Upgrade License
  • DXS-3600-EM-4XT: 4-Port 10GBase-T Module for DXS-3600 Series switches
  • DXS-3600-EM-8T: 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet module for DXS-3600 Series switches
  • DXS-3600-EM-Stack: 2-Port 120G Stacking Module for DXS-3600-32S with CXP Interface
  • DXS-3600-FAN-FB: Fan Module with Front-to-Back Airflow for DXS-3600 Series switches
  • DXS-3600PWRAC: 300W AC Power Supply Module with Front-to-Back Airflow for DXS-3600 Series switches

The D-Link DXS-3600 Series Top-of-Rack 10 Gigabit Managed Switch are a set of new, compact, high-performance switches that feature very low latency wire speed 10G Ethernet switching and routing. The 1U height and selectable front-to-back or back-to-front air flow make the DXS-3600 Series suitable for enterprise and campus aggregation network environments. The DXS-3600 Series switches have 8 or 24 fixed 10G SFP+ ports and can accommodate more ports with the addition of an expansion module. The expansion modules not only provide extra 10G SFP+ ports, but also increase flexibility by allowing 120G stacking1 or low-cost 10GBASE-T connections for different applications.

Convenient Deployment
The DXS-3600 Series provides your network with high-performance 10G Ethernet switching capacities of up to 960 Gbps and forwarding rates of up to 714 Mpps. These switches feature hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays, which enable the switches to have redundant, high-availability architecture. When inserting two power modules, both power modules share the load and help to extend the lifetime of the other. The DXS-3600 Series also features a modular fan design; three fans can back up each other, providing 2+1 redundancy for the system. If a fan fails or the temperature rises, the smart fans will adjust their speed automatically.

Flexible Software
The DXS-3600 Series can be deployed using one of two different software images1. The Standard Image (SI) features a wide range of Layer 2, VLAN, multicasting, Quality of Service (QoS), security, data center, 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 DVMRP. The Enhanced Image (EI) also supports L2/L3 MPLS VPN which enables the DXS-3600 Series to be deployed as the core router of an enterprise environment, or as an aggregation switch in an MPLS environment.

Data Center Features
Data Center Bridging (DCB) is an essential set of enhancements to Ethernet for networking in data center environments. The DXS-3600 Series switches support several core components of Data Center Bridging (DCB) such as IEEE 802.1Qbb, IEEE 802.1Qaz, and IEEE 802.1Qau. IEEE 802.1Qbb (Priority-based Flow Control) provides flow control to ensure there is no data loss during network congestion. IEEE 802.1Qaz (Enhanced Transmission Selection) manages the allocation of bandwidth based on different traffic classes. IEEE 802.1Qau (Congestion Notification) provides congestion management for data flows within network domains to avoid congestion. The DXS-3600 Series switches also support cut-through switching, which reduces latency when transmitting data in a network.

The DXS-3600 Series allows users to manage airflow by using different power and fan module configurations. Front-to-back airflow optimises air circulation to provide more effective cooling throughout rack systems in data centers where the switches are used when compared to side-to-side airflow. The switches also feature built-in smart fans. Internal heat sensors monitor and detect temperature changes and automatically adjust the fan speed accordingly. At lower temperatures, the fans will run slower, reducing both the switch’s power consumption and noise.

1 Only available on DXS-3600-32S


High Performance and Flexibility

  • Two AC/DC hot-swappable power modules for 1+1 power redundancy and load sharing
  • Three hot-swappable fan trays with airflow control providing N+1 cooling redundancy
  • Attain up to 480G stacking bandwidth with four devices functioning together as one1

Data Center Features

  • IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority-based Flow Control (PFC)
  • IEEE 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
  • IEEE 802.1Qau Congestion Notification (QCN)

Advanced Features

  • MPLS
  • ERPS (G.8032 v1/v2)
  • Three Color Marker

Easy Management

  • Web-based GUI, Command Line Interface (CLI)


  • IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet link OAM
  • IEEE 802.1ag
  • ITU-T Y.1731

Standard Image (SI) Features:


  • DXS-3600-32S with:
    • DXS-3600-EM-Stack expansion module: 480G stacking bandwidth
  • Physical Stacking
    • Up to 480G stacking bandwidth
    • Up to 4 switches in a stack
    • Ring/chain topology support
  • Virtual Stacking/Clustering of up to 32 units
    • Supports D-Link Single IP Management

L2 Features

  • MAC Address Table
    • 128K entries
  • Flow Control
    • 802.3x Flow Control when using full-duplex
    • Back Pressure when using half-duplex
    • HOL Blocking Prevention
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
    • 802.1D STP
    • 802.1w RSTP
    • 802.1s MSTP
    • Supports Root Restriction
  • Jumbo Frame
    • Up to 12,000 bytes
  • 802.1AX Link Aggregation
    • Max. 32 groups per device, 12 ports per group
  • ERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching)
  • Port Mirroring
    • Supports One-to-One, Many-to-One
    • Supports Mirroring for Tx/Rx/Both
    • Supports 4 mirroring groups
  • Flow Mirroring
    • Supports One-to-One, Many-to-One
    • Supports Mirroring for Rx
    • Supports 4 mirroring groups
  • RSPAN mirroring
  • Loopback Detection
  • L2 Protocol Tunneling

L2 Multicast Features

  • L2 Multicast Filtering
    • Forwards all groups
    • Forwards all unregistered groups
    • Filters all unregistered groups
  • MLD Snooping
    • MLD v1/v2 Snooping
    • Supports 4K groups
    • Host-based MLD Snooping Fast Leave
  • IGMP Snooping
    • IGMP v1/v2/v3 Snooping
    • Supports 4K IGMP groups
    • Supports 1K static multicast addresses
    • IGMP per VLAN
    • Host-based IGMP Snooping Fast Leave
  • PIM Snooping

L3 Features

  • ARP
    • 512 Static ARP
    • Supports Gratuitous ARP
  • IP Interface
    • Supports 256 interfaces
  • Loopback Interface
  • IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND)

L3 Routing

  • Static Routing
    • Max. 1K IPv4 entries
    • Max. 512 IPv6 entries
    • Supports secondary route
    • Supports Equal Cost/Weighted Cost multi-path route
  •  Default Routing


  • 802.1Q
  • 802.1v Protocol-based VLAN
  • Double VLAN (Q-in-Q)
    • Port-based Q-in-Q
    • Selective Q-in-Q
  • Port-based VLAN
  • MAC-based VLAN
  • Subnet-based VLAN
  • Private VLAN
  •  VLAN Group
    • Max. 4K static VLAN groups
    • Max. 4094 VIDs
  • GVRP
    • Up to 4K dynamic VLANs
  • VLAN Translation
  • ISM VLAN (Multicast VLAN)
  • Private VLAN
  • Super VLAN
  • VLAN Trunking


  • 802.1X Authentication
    • Supports port-based access control
    • Supports host-based access control
    • Dynamic VLAN assignment
    • Identity-driven policy (VLAN/ACL/QoS) assignment
  • Web-based Access Control (WAC)
    • Supports port-based access control
    • Supports host-based access control
    • Dynamic VLAN Assignment
    • Identity-driven Policy (VLAN/ACL/QoS) Assignment
  •  MAC-based Access Control (MAC)
    • Supports port-based access control
    • Supports host-based access control
    • Dynamic VLAN Assignment
    • Identity-driven Policy (VLAN/ACL/QoS) Assignment
  • Guest VLAN
  • Compound Authentication
  • Microsoft NAP
    • Supports 802.1X NAP
    • Supports DHCP NAP
  • RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication
  • Authentication Database Failover
  • Trusted Host

QoS (Quality of Service)

  • 802.1p Quality of Service (QoS)
  • 8 queues per port
  • Queue handling
    • Strict
    • Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
    • Strict + WRR
    • Round Robin (RR)
    • Weighted Deficit Round Robin (WDRR)
  • QoS based on:
    • 802.1p Priority Queues
    • DSCP
    • IP address
    • MAC address
    • VLAN
    • IPv6 Traffic Class
    • IPv6 Flow Label
    • TCP/UDP port
  • Bandwidth Control
    • Port-based (ingress/egress, min. granularity 8 Kb/s)
    • Flow-based (ingress/egress, min. granularity 8 Kb/s)
    • Per queue bandwidth control (min. granularity 8 Kb/s)
  • Three Color Marker
    • trTCM
    • srTCM
  • Congestion Control
    • WRED
  • Support for following actions:
    • Remark 802.1p priority tag
    • Remark TOS/DSCP tag
    • Bandwidth Control
    • Committed Information Rate (CIR)

Access Control List (ACL)

  • ACL based on:
    • 802.1p priority
    • VLAN
    • MAC address
    • EtherType
    • IP address
    • DSCP
    • Protocol type
    • TCP/UDP port number
    • IPv6 Traffic Class
    • IPv6 Flow Label
  • Max. ACL entries:
    • 1792 ingress ACL rules
    • 1K egress ACL rules
    • 3K VLAN Access Maps
  • Time-based ACL


  • Port Security
    • Supports up to 12K MAC addresses per port/system
  • Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast Storm Control
  • D-Link Safeguard Engine
  • DHCP Server Screening
  • IP-MAC-Port Binding (IMPB)
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • IP Source Guard
  • DHCP Snooping
  • IPv6 Snooping
  • DHCPv6 Guard
  • IPv6 Route Advertisement (RA) Guard
  •  IPv6 ND Inspection
  • ARP Spoofing Prevention
    • Max. 64 entries
  • Traffic Segmentation
  • SSL
    • Supports v1/v2/v3
    • Supports IPv4/v6 access
  • SSH
    • Supports v2
    • Supports IPv4/v6 access
  • BPDU Attack Protection
  • DOS Attack Prevention


  • Web-based GUI
  • CLI
  • Telnet Server/Client
  • TFTP Client
  • FTP Client
  • Traffic Monitoring
  • SNMP
    • Supports v1/v2c/v3
  • SNMP Trap
  • System Log
  • DHCP Client
  • DHCP Server
  • DHCP Relay options 12, 60, 61, 82
  • Multiple Image
  • Multiple Configuration
  • Flash File System
  • DNS Resolver
  • CPU Monitoring
  • MTU Setting
  • Traceroute & Ping
  • DNS Relay
  • SMTP
  • DHCP Auto Configuration
  • SNTP
  • RCP (Remote Copy Protocol)
  • RMONv1
  • RMONv2
  • Trusted Host
  • Password encryption
  • Debug command
  • IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-configuration (SLAAC)

Enhanced Image (EI) Additional Features:

L3 Multicasting

  • Multicast Table Size: 2K
  • IGMP v1, v2c, v3
  • PIM-SM
  • PIM-DM
  • Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
  • PIM6-SSM
  •  PIM-Sparse-Dense Mode
  • DVMRP v3
  • MLD v1/v2


  • LDP
  • MPLS LSP trigger filtering
  • MPLS label-forwarding
  • MPLS QoS
  • MPLS ping and traceroute
  •  L2 protocol tunneling through PW
  • VPWS
  • VPLS
  • PW Redundancy

L3 Features

  • IPv6 Tunneling
    • Static
    • ISATAP
    • GRE
    • 6to4
  • VRRP


  • VRF-Lite
  •  MP-BGP
  • VRF aware application

L3 Routing

  • Supports 16K hardware routing entries shared by IPv4/IPv6
    • Max. 16K IPv4 entries
    • Max. 8K IPv6 entries
  • Supports 8K hardware L3 forwarding entries shared by IPv4/IPv6
    • Max. 8K IPv4 entries
    • Max. 4K IPv6 entries
  • RIP
    • RIP v1/v2
    • RIPng
  • OSPF
    • OSPF v2
    • OSPF v3
    • OSPF Passive Interface
    • Stub/NSSA Area
    • OSPF Equal Cost Route
  • BGPv4
  • IS-IS
  • IS-ISv6
  • Route Redistribution
    • Default Route
    • Static Route
    • RIP
    • OSPF v2/v3
    • BGP
  • IP Directed Broadcast
  • Policy Based Route
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
    • Supports OSPF
    • Supports VRRP

Technical Specifications:


Power Input

  • 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Maximum Power Consumption

  • DXS-3600-32S - 116.8 W (without expansion module)
  • DXS-3600-16S - 74.3 W (without expansion module)

Standby Power Consumption

  • DXS-3600-32S - 88.2 W
  • DXS-3600-16S - 69.9 W

Heat Dissipation (Max.)

  • DXS-3600-32S - 398.29 BTU/hr (without expansion module)
  • DXS-3600-16S - 253.36 BTU/hr (without expansion module)

Heat Dissipation (Standby)

  • DXS-3600-32S - 300.76 BTU/hr
  • DXS-3600-16S - 238.36 BTU/hr

Dimensions (W x L x H)

  • 440 x 506 x 44 mm (17.32 x 19.92 x 1.73 in)


  • DXS-3600-32S - 10.71 kg (23.6 lbs)
  • DXS-3600-16S - 9.89 kg (21.8 lbs)

Operating Temperature

  • 0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)

Storage Temperature

  • -40 to 70 °C (-40 to 158 °F)

Operating Humidity

  • 0% to 95% RH

Storage Humidity

  • 0% to 95% RH



  • DXS-3600-32S - 24 fixed SFP+ 10G ports with one expansion slot
  • DXS-3600-16S - 8 fixed SFP+ 10G ports with one expansion slot

Console Port

  • RJ-45 console port for out-of-band management

Management Port

  • 10/100/1000 BASE-T RJ-45 Ethernet for out-of-band remote management

SD Card Slot

  • 1 slot


Switching Capacity

  • DXS-3600-32S - 960 Gbps
  • DXS-3600-16S - 480 Gbps

Max. Forwarding Rate

  • DXS-3600-32S - 714.28 Mpps
  • DXS-3600-16S - 357.14 Mpps

Packet Buffer Memory

  • 9 MB

MAC Address Table

  • 128K



  • CB, cUL, LVD


  • FCC, CE, C-Tick, IC, VCCI

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