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MS Switch FAQ

Overview

This article answers some frequently asked questions regarding the Meraki MS series switches.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the box of a Meraki switch?

For a full detailed list of items included with each device, please see the Package Contents section of the appropriate MS series Installation Guide.

What accessories do Meraki switches support?

A full list of compatible accessories is available on the switch accessories page of our website. For a detailed list of SFP accessories, please see our SFP datasheet.

Can I stack an MS225 with an MS250, MS350, or MS400 series?

At this time stacking support is intra-family only with the exception of the MS210 and MS225 series, which can stack together. A maximum of up to 8 switches can be stacked in a single stack. The MS350 series includes a multigigabit option that can be stacked with other MS350 model switches.

The MS355 series of switches is fully separate from the MS350 series of switches.

Which stacking cables do MS switches support? Is one included in the box?

A 0.5M (50cm) 40 Gigabit stacking cable is included with MS350 series switches. Stacking cables are not included with other stackable MS series switches series, and must be purchased separately.

Stack Cable Data Rate Compatible Series

40 Gigabit

  • MS210
  • MS225
  • MS250
  • MS350
  • MS410
  • MS425

100 Gigabit

  • MS355
  • MS450

120 Gigabit

  • MS390

For full information about stacking cable compatibility, available options, and product IDs, see the Stacking Cables section of the SFP and Stacking Accessories datasheet.

Which routing features do MS switches support?

In order to enable and configure layer 3 routing on MS switches, a layer 3 capable switch is required.

Model Layer 3 Interfaces Routes Routed Clients Features
MS210 16 16 static routes     4096

Static Routing

DHCP Relay

MS225 16 16 static routes 4096
MS250 256 1024* (256 static routes) 4096

Static Routing

OSPFv2

DHCP Server + Relay

Warm Spare (VRRP)**

Multicast Routing (PIM-SM)

MS350 256

 (256 static routes)

16384* (MS350-24X, 256 static routes)

96k

512k (MS350-24X)

MS355 256 16384* (256 static routes) 68k
MS390 256 8192 (256 static routes) 24k
MS410 256 8192 (256 static routes) 96k
MS425 256 16384* (256 static routes) 112k
MS450 256 16384* (256 static routes) 68k

 

*In order to protect hardware TCAM resources from exhaustion, the following limitations are enforced on the number of dynamically (OSPF) learned routes for certain platforms:

MS250: 900

MS350, MS355, MS425, MS450: 15000

 

If the limit is reached, routes will be rejected indiscriminately and may result in erratic routing behavior.  To minimize the impact of this, the default route will not be affected by the limit and will be accepted regardless.  

 

** Currently not supported on the MS390

How does the MS250 compare to the MS350?

The MS250 is a basic access switch with optional power redundancy and routing support while the MS350 is a high-performance L3 branch and campus switch capable of higher capacity routing and x2 stacking bandwidth. For customers who are deploying a wireless-led or wireless-first access model, the MS350 is recommended for these deployments.

 

For additional details to make a full comparison of current MS series switches, see the MS Overview and Specifications section of our documentation.

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