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MS220-8 Series (EOS) Installation Guide

On Jan 9, 2018, Cisco Meraki announced the end-of-sale date for the MS220-8 series switch will be Jul 28, 2018.  The end-of-support date is Jul 28, 2025.

Read more about our Product End-of-Life (EOL) Policy.


Model Number
MS220-8 8-port gigabit switch with 2 SFP interfaces
MS220-8P 8-port PoE gigabit switch with 2 SFP interfaces

MS220-8 Series front panel

Ports and Status Indicators

The MS uses LEDs to inform the user of the device's status. When the device powers on, all the Internet LEDs flash twice. Additional functions are described below, from left to right.



LED Status




Solid orange

Switch is unable to connect to the Meraki cloud



Flashing green

Firmware upgrade in process



Solid green

Switch is fully operational and connected to the Meraki cloud

    Off Switch does not have power
2 Restore N/A Restore button to clear switch IP and local configuration settings


Switch Ports


No client connected



Solid orange

PoE Active on MS220-8P



Solid green

1000 Mbps (10000 Mbps on SFP+, MS42/P Only)

In addition, there is a RESTORE button available on the front panel.

Insert a paper clip if a device restore is required.

  • A brief, momentary press: To delete a downloaded configuration and reboot.
  • Press and hold for more than 10 sec: To force the unit into a full factory restore.

MS220-8 Series back panel

Additional functions on the back panel are described below, from left to right.

Power input Power cords may be ordered separately.

Equipment is to be used only in a restricted access location and installed/operated only by trained service personnel.


Mounting hardware

MS220-8 and MS220-8P models come with unique and easy-to-use integrated mounting slides for one-step mounting.


Connecting to the Meraki Cloud

All Meraki MS devices must have a logical network connection and valid IP address. An IP address can be assigned dynamically through a local DHCP server or statically through a local management interface. For details on getting started, read the Quick Start.

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