Verint NEX-24-DSWM-POE 24-PoE RJ-45 10/100 Ports Managed Multicast Switch
Also known as: NEX24DSWMPOE, VE-NEX24DPOE
If multicast is required for your network, please note that most out-of-the-box Ethernet switches are not configured to properly support it. When choosing an Ethernet switch, it is important to ensure the switch can support IGMP (Internet Group Multicast Protocol) snooping version 2. It is also important to remember that an IGMP querier is needed in each virtual local area network (VLAN). IGMP Query is normally supported by routers or high-end layer-3 switches.
IGMP is a session-layer (IP, layer-3) protocol used to establish membership in a multicast group. There are three versions of IGMP, with version 2 being the most widely used. Nextiva VMS supports version 2.
Using multicast in an improperly-configured network or over a network that does not support multicast will result in a multicast flood. Flooding can also occur if the IGMP querier loses power or drops its network connection.
Multicast traffic is blocked by most firewalls, VPN, and Internet routers; therefore multicast is generally applicable only to private networks. Multicast can be routed across multiple subnets using multicast routers supporting PIM (Protocol Independent Multicast). Although Nextiva VMS supports both IGMP and PIM, PIM is the recommended multicast routing protocol.
- 24 PoE RJ-45 10/100 ports managed multicast switch
- Simplifies configuration and management with easy-to-use tools such as the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard, and is Microsoft Simple SAN-compatible
- Enables pay-as-you-grow expansion with Ports On Demand scalability from 8 to 24 ports in 8-port increments
- Offers dual functionality as either a full-fabric SAN switch or as an NPIV-enabled Brocade Access Gateway that simplifies server connectivity in heterogeneous enterprise fabrics
- Protects existing device investments with auto-sensing 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps capabilities and native operation with Brocade and Brocade M-Series fabrics
- Future-proofs investments by enabling organizations to use 4 Gbps SFPs today and upgrade to 8 Gbps SFPs when required