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MS42 Series (EOS) Installation Guide

On Aug 5, 2013, Cisco Meraki announced the end-of-sale date for the MS42 series switch will be Apr 26, 2014.  The end-of-support date is Apr 26, 2021.

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


Model number
MS42 48-port GigabitEthernet switch with 4 SFP+ interfaces
MS42P 48-port PoE GigabitEthernet switch with 4 SFP+ interfaces

Package contents

In addition to the MS switch, the following are provided (mounting kit provided with 1U models only):

Rack Mount Kit includes:

  • US 12-24 mounting screws and cage nuts, 5 of each
  • INTL M5 mounting screws and cage nuts, 5 of each
  • INTL M6 mounting screws and cage nuts, 5 of each
  • Mounting washers

MS42 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 orange

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

10/100 Mbps (1000 Mbps on SFP+)



Solid green

1000 Mbps (10000 Mbps on SFP+)

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

Insert a paper clip if a 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.


MS42 Series back panel

Power input The MS comes standard with US power cord. EU/UK/AU 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

The mounting hardware includes a rack mount kit for standard 1U racks. When installing the device, make sure that there is sufficient space between the rear of the rack and other obstacles to ensure adequate airflow.

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