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MS Switch FAQ

Overview

This article answers some frequently asked questions regarding Meraki access and distribution switches.

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

What is included in the box of a Meraki switch?

MS225

All MS225 models include 1 x Power Cord, Mounting screw kit

MS250

All MS250 models include 1 x Power Cord, 1 x Power Supply, 2 x system fans and a Mounting screw kit

MS350

All MS350 models include 1 x Power Cord, 1 x Power Supply, 1 x Stacking cable, 2 x system fans and a Mounting screw kit

What accessories do Meraki switches support?

A full list of compatible accessories is available on our website. For 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, for up to 8 switches. The MS350 includes a multigigabit option that can be stacked with other MS350 model switches.

 

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

Stacking cables are included with the MS350. Stacking cables are not included with the MS225, MS250 and MS400 series, and must be purchased separately. All Meraki MA-CBL-40G cables are supported, including:

  • MA-CBL-40G-50CM (0.5M stacking cable)

  • MA-CBL-40G-1M (1M stacking cable)

  • MA-CBL-40G-3M (3M stacking cable)

Which routing features do MS switches support?

MS225

The MS225 supports limited routing features:

  • Static routing (up to 16 static routes)
  • DHCP relay

MS250

The MS250 supports full routing features:

  • Static routing, Dynamic routing (OSPFv2), across stack
  • PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode)
  • DHCP relay, DHCP server
  • Warm spare (VRRP)

MS350

The MS350 supports full routing features for large and/or high-bandwidth networks:

  • Static routing, Dynamic routing (OSPFv2), across stack
  • PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode)
  • DHCP relay, DHCP server
  • Warm spare (VRRP)

MS410

The MS410 supports full routing features:

  • Static routing, Dynamic routing (OSPFv2), across stack
  • PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode)
  • DHCP relay, DHCP server
  • Warm spare (VRRP)

MS425

The MS425 supports full routing features for large and/or high-bandwidth networks:

  • Static routing, Dynamic routing (OSPFv2), across stack
  • PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode)
  • DHCP relay, DHCP server
  • Warm spare (VRRP)

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. The MS350 provides investment protection, incredible scalability, and is designed for high-performance networks.

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