Key Features & Benefits
Designed for Centralised Management
Can be configured and monitored instantly through both the VigorACS cloud management platform and/or, a DrayTek Vigor router's central switch management.
Benefits: Saves time and money. Easily provision, monitor and manage remote sites without on-site IT or dedicated staff.
DHCP Snooping: Limit DHCP server responses to only a specified port.
IP Source Guard: Protects against address spoofing.
Access Control List: Controls which packet types (IPv4, IPv6 & MAC) should pass between ports on the switch.
Smart power management & IEEE 802.3az compliant. If a non-PoE device is connected, that port's PoE power is turned off to avoid any potential damage to non-compliant devices.
Benefits: Reduces power consumption.
405W PoE Power Budget
Provides ample power through Ethernet, to each of its 44 PoE / PoE+ enabled Gigabit LAN ports.
Benefits: It can easily power a large number of IP cameras, IP phones, wireless APs and other PoE devices.
Voice VLAN & Surveillance VLAN
Automatically assign VLANs and QoS configuration to devices with matching MAC address OUI upon connection to the switch.
Benefits: Reduces broadcast traffic and allow more control when implementing security policies.
It monitors and controls the switch's temperature, voltages and fan status. Email notification alerts integrated for power loss, downtime or configuration changes.
Benefits: Prevents network failure. Ensures high availability.
VigorSwitch P2500 - 50 Port Gigabit Switch with 44 PoE+ Ports
The VigorSwitch P2500 is a high-performance, Managed Gigabit Ethernet switch with PoE+ (Power over Ethernet).
The 405 watt PoE power budget provides ample power through Ethernet, to each of its 44 PoE / PoE+ enabled Gigabit LAN ports. Supporting up to 30 watts per port, it can easily power a large number of IP cameras, IP phones, wireless APs and other PoE devices.
Use the 4 switchable SFP/RJ-45 ports and 2 dedicated SFP module slots to link with additional switches using link aggregation, or plug in a suitable SFP module to use optical Fibre as an Ethernet uplink.
Designed for centralised management, the VigorSwitch P2500 can be provisioned and monitored through both the VigorACS management platform and/or, a DrayTek Vigor router’s Central Switch Management. Easily provision the VLAN configuration through the router and clone switch configurations. Drastically reduce the setup time required for a complex network, with VLANs spanning multiple switches.
PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Deliver power and data over one ethernet cable.
Schedule PoE devices to turn on and off. Monitor the state of PoE devices, power cycling them automatically if they stop responding.
Auto Surveillance VLAN
Recognize traffic from IP cameras and IP phones automatically and add CoS tag for QoS prioritization.
IP Conflict Prevention
Improve network stability by avoiding IP conflicts caused by a misconfigured or malicious host.
VigorSwitch P2500 supports ACL by IP/MAC and 802.1x port access control with RADIUS to filter.
QoS (Quality of Service)
Improve the performance of critical traffic by prioritizing the traffic with CoS, DSCP, and IP Precedence tag.
VigorSwitch P2500 supports IPv6 by offering MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver.
Multiple Admin Accounts
Multiple Admin accounts with two levels of administrator privilege.
Central Switch Management
Set up VLAN easily from the router and get a centralized hierarchy view of the switches.
Compliant with IEEE 802.3az to reduce power consumption.
Power over Ethernet
The VigorSwitch P2500 is a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch, providing power to any PoE-enabled device, most commonly IP phones, wireless access points or IP cameras over the Ethernet cable.
As well as removing the need for local (at the desk) power supplies, making for tidier installations, PoE ensures power efficiency, providing only the power needed, as well as allowing for time schedules for powering up/down and remote rebooting.
Power is provided only when required and allows for installation of devices where there is no mains power, particularly useful for wireless access points such as the VigorAP 910C.
The P2500 supports both standard PoE (802.3af) and High-Power PoE (802.3at) devices.
Power over Ethernet Management
The VigorSwitch P2500 has 44 PoE ports with a power budget of up to 405 watts for all connected PoE devices, allowing up to 30 watts per port (802.3at).
In the event that the PoE power usage exceeds the power budget of the switch, important devices can be given priority so that they remain on. Less important devices can be turned off by the switch, to ensure constant operation of essential systems.
Set time schedules to turn connected PoE devices on/off at certain times of the day, for instance turning off wireless access points overnight.
Save power and prevent network access outside of the set operation times.
The Device Check feature can monitor connectivity to a device / remote IP - if it stops responding, for instance an IP camera stops transmitting - the VigorSwitch will automatically power cycle the port it's connected to, allowing it to restart and work normally again.
Energy Efficient Power over Ethernet
With smart power management, drawing only as much power as needed together with 802.3az compliance. If a non-PoE device is connected, that port's PoE power is turned off which also avoids any potential damage to non-compliant devices.
Quality of Service & Bandwidth Control
Prioritise latency-sensitive applications on your network with Quality of Service (802.1p and DSCP) support.
Auto Voice VLAN allows the switch to automatically assign VoIP devices to a separate VLAN and prioritise their traffic.
Control throughput per-port with Rate Limiting and application specific Traffic Shaping.
Network Security and Management Features
Stay in control of what's connected to your network with Port Security and 802.1X & MAC authentication, to prevent connection of unauthorised equipment.
Protect against network issues arising from connection of unwanted devices with DHCP Snooping and IP Source Guard.
Control port access for every port on your network with the VigorSwitch Access Control List - to specifically allow or deny specified traffic types moving between ports, just like a Firewall.
Wired 802.1X Authentication
Control access to LAN ports through a RADIUS server, which could be provided by the Vigor 2862 router on site.
Management Authentication via RADIUS, TACACS+ or local accounts
Control logins to the switch management with the switch's internal user accounts or through a central RADIUS / TACACS+ server.
The VigorSwitch P2500 has extensive IPv6 support, with IPv6 ACL, MLD Snooping and IPv6 DNS Resolution.
Filter IPv6 packets with the Access Control List (ACL) alongside IPv4 traffic.
Use IPv6 MLD Snooping to control and more efficiently manage Multicast packets in the same way that IGMP Snooping would for IPv4 Multicast packets.
Voice VLAN & Surveillance (IP Camera) VLAN
|Automatically assign VLANs and QoS configuration to devices with matching MAC address OUI (manufacturer identifier i.e. 00-1D-AA-00-11-22 = DrayTek) upon connection to the switch.|
|Limit DHCP server responses to only a specified port to stop unauthorised devices from affecting network connectivity.|
IP Source Guard
|Protects against address spoofing by comparing packets received with either statically configured source IP addresses or addresses learned from DHCP snooping.|
Access Control List
|Similar to a firewall, the ACL can control which packet types (IPv4, IPv6 & MAC) are allowed to pass between ports on the switch.|
Link Aggregation - Port Trunking
|Use two or more 1Gb/s network links to connect the VigorSwitch P2500 and another switch / server. Traffic can be shared between the two ports, effectively doubling the bandwidth of the uplink and providing resilience should one of the links fail.|
Improved Jumbo Frame
|The VigorSwitch P2500 supports Ethernet packets up to 12 Kilobytes in size, to further improve throughput and increase the efficiency of packet transmission across your network.|
The DrayTek VigorSwitch P2500 can operate in standalone mode and be managed through its web interface or, if you need to manage and monitor the switch remotely, or have several DrayTek VigorSwitches to administer, you can centrally manage and monitor them either with:
Managing a VigorSwitch through VigorACS
DrayTek's VigorACS central management system provides a centralised way to manage and view the status of any DrayTek Vigor router, VigorAP access point and VigorSwitch connected to the VigorACS server.
DrayTek VigorSwitch switches that support TR-069 management can be managed through DrayTek VigorACS 2 in the same way that a DrayTek Vigor router or VigorAP access point would be managed. Through VigorACS, you can view and manage; a single VigorSwitch, all switches on a site or all switches across an entire network spanning multiple sites in one place.
DrayTek VigorSwitches connected to VigorACS connect directly to the VigorACS server to be managed, the router or network that they are connected to needs no additional configuration beyond the VigorSwitch having access to the Internet (or if your VigorACS server is located across a private WAN / VPN connection, access to that network).
View the state of a VigorSwitch through the Dashboard, with PoE usage, uptime and connected ports all visible in one place:
View the configuration of a VigorSwitch and make changes to the configuration through VigorACS, then copy the settings from that switch to apply them to multiple VigorSwitch switches:
Central Switch Management with a DrayTek Vigor Router
DrayTek Vigor router Central Switch Management provisions and monitors VigorSwitch switches through a DrayTek Vigor router, with profiles that can be applied to multiple switches and VLAN configuration all handled within the router.
Central Switch Management requires firmware support on both the VigorSwitch and the DrayTek Vigor router*
*requires 3.9.1 firmware update (est Q2 '19)
This can simplify the setup of multiple subnets and VLANs, without needing in-depth knowledge of VLAN tagging and reduces setup time, with the time consuming step of configuring VLANs for each port handled by the router instead.
The Switch Hierarchy view provides a visual overview of interconnections between DrayTek VigorSwitch switches with the devices connected to each LAN port:
Switch Management Profiles
Switch Management profiles can be used configure schedules to enable or disable ports (including PoE) and set bandwidth limits for the ports. Descriptive names can be configured on the router which can be seen from the Switch Hierarchy view:
VLAN configuration of a VigorSwitch can be provisioned from the DrayTek Vigor router, with the router automatically configuring the Uplink port and being aware of the VLAN tags that the Vigor router and the connected LAN port have available:
6 SFP Ports for Fibre Connectivity and Switch Uplinks
The DrayTek VigorSwitch P2500 has 2 dedicated SFP module ports for uplinks, along with 4 switchable Gigabit SFP ports, which can be used instead of the corresponding RJ-45 ports Nos. 45-48.
SFP slots are typically used for fibre transceivers and interlinks between switches. In comparison to 'copper' (RJ-45) cables, using fibre for connectivity provides longer range and resilience from electrical interference.
The SFP ports provides compatibility with your choice of SFP modules (not included) and therefore the most appropriate medium for your application.
Use a passive Direct Attach SFP adapter such as the DrayTek DAC-CX10-01M, to connect directly to the SFP module port of another switch, similarly to an RJ-45 network connection, instead of using the SFP module slot for a Fibre or RJ-45 Transceiver.
DrayTek VigorSwitch Operating System
The VigorSwitch P2500 features our latest generation of DrayTek's own switch operating system which is used across our range of enhanced switches. This enables a consistent user-experience and look-and-feel so that once you're familiar with one model, the others feel the same.
The Dashboard view displays an overview of port usage, power usage and other important details in one place.
The VigorSwitch P2500 ensures safe and continuous operation with Hardware Monitoring. Track and graph switch temperature, voltages and fan status. View this information locally through the web interface or remotely through VigorACS central management.
Smart Fan control ensures the switch increases its fan speed as required, slowing down the fans at lower operating temperatures and PoE power loads.
This allows the switch to notify you if a fan fails, if the PoE usage is too high, or the switch's temperature exceeds its operating limit. For instance sending an email alert if the switch overheats for any reason.
Should the switch overheat, it can temporarily reduce its PoE power budget to cool down and continue powering critical devices, automatically resuming normal service and full PoE power budget once the switch returns to a safe temperature.
Port Bandwidth Usage
Display live usage data of all ports on the switch, showing the quantity of data transmitted and received on each port, with the percentage displayed along with the port's speed:
i.e. 900mbps would be displayed as 90% usage for a 1Gpbs port
50mbps would be displayed as 50% usage for a 100Mbps port
Dynamic MAC table
View devices connected to each port from the Dynamic MAC table, which displays the known MAC address and their respective VLANs for each port on the switch:
Port Bandwidth Limits
Configure bandwidth limits for each LAN port, with Egress rates controlling a client's download speed from the switch and Ingress rates controlling a client's upload speed to the switch.
Quickly create single or multiple VLAN groups. To create multiple VLANs at once, specify multiple VLAN tags separated by commas, or as a range of VLANs (i.e. 3-5 would create VLANs 3, 4 and 5):
Apply VLAN configurations to multiple ports:
Technical Specification (UK Hardware Spec.)
- 44 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet Ports (RJ-45 IEEE 802.3/3u/ab)
- 4 Selectable Ports (Nos. 45-48), use as either:
- 10/100/1000BaseT (Gigabit) Ethernet or
- SFP (802.3z)
- 2 SFP Ports (100Mbps / 1Gbps)
- Console Port (RJ-45 physical, RS-232 electrical)
- 44-ports 802.3af & 802.3at (High Power) PoE PSE
- 405 Watts Total Power Budget for PoE
- Auto Detection of Powered Device (PD) and Consumption Levels
- Per Port PoE Status LED Indicators
- Alert LED for high PoE Usage
- Port Power Consumption Monitoring via Web Interface & CLI
- PoE PD Scheduling (per port)
- PoE PD Priority (per port)
- PoE PD Status / Ping monitoring - restart PoE PD port on no connectivity (per port)
- Circuit Protection to Prevent Power Interference between Ports
- 802.1q Tag-based VLAN
- Port-based and MAC-based VLANs
- QinQ (Basic)
- Up to 4K VLANs (out of 4096 VLAN IDs)
- 802.1v Protocol-Based VLAN
- Voice VLAN (OUI Mode)
- Surveillance VLAN (OUI Mode)
- Protocol VLAN
- MAC-based VLAN
- Management VLAN
- Support 8 priority queues
- Port-Based rate control
- Priority queue schedule (WRR or Strict Priority)
- Class of Service
- 802.1p CoS
- IP Precedence ToS
- Rate Limit
- Access Control Lists (ACL)
- Up to 512 ACL Entries
- Source and destination MAC
- VLAN ID
- IPv4/v6 address
- TCP/UDP port
- IP Source Guard
- Storm Control (Broadcast, Unknown Multicast, Unknown Unicast)
- DoS Attack protection
- AAA Authentication
- MAC Authentication
- Protected Port / Port Isolation
- Static Port Security
- Dynamic ARP Inspection
- DHCP Snooping with Option 82
- Loop Detection & Prevention
- Access Control Lists (ACL)
- Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
- Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
- Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
- Combine multiple ports to increase bandwidth
- 16 Aggregation Groups
- Up to 8 ports in each group
- LACP or Static setup
- Supports traffic load balancing
- Switching Capacity: 100Gbps
- Forwarding Rate: 74.4Mpps
- MAC Addresses Supported: 16K
- Jumbo Frames up to 12KB
- Packet Buffer size: 12MB
- Up to 256 multicast groups
- IGMP Snooping V2/V3 (BISS)
- IGMP V2/V3 Querier
- Filtering / Throttling
- MLD Snooping V1/V2
- Immediate Leave
- Multicase VLAN registration
- 802.1x - Single / Multiple
- Port based
- Mac Based
- Guest VLAN
- RADIUS / TACACS+ Authentication for Management
- 802.1x - Single / Multiple
- IPv4 & IPv6 Dual-Stack
- LLDP(802.1ab) + MED
- Web User Interface (HTTP or HTTPS)
- Firmware Upgrade/Backup by HTTP/HTTPS
- HTTP (Non-TLS) can be disabled for increased security
- Configuration Backup/Restore
- Factory Default
- System Reboot
- Dual Firmware Image (Active & Backup Firmware)
- Command Line Interface (CLI) via SSH/Telnet
- Console Port (RJ45) for CLI management
- DrayTek Switch Management support via router (requires 3.9.1 router firmware)
- VigorACS Compatible (TR-069)
- SNMP v1, v2c, v3 (with Generic Traps)
- RMON Groups 1, 2, 3, 9 (History, Statistics, Alarms, Events)
- SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol)
- Port Status & Usage display
- PoE active display
- CPU/RAM Usage display
- Event Log via Syslog
- Port Mirroring
- Port-based cable test
- Remote Monitoring through VigorACS & Web Interface
- Data Recording & Graphing
- Supports Email & LED alert on Fan failure
- Temperature Monitoring
- Voltage Monitoring
- Fan Control
- Fan Test Mode
- Power Saving Mode
- DNS Client
- DHCPv6 Client
- Auto Configuration
- Static IPv6 Address & Prefix Length
- Static IPv6 Default Gateway
- IPv6 Neighbour Discovery (ND)
- IPv6 Duplicate Address Detection
General IEEE Standards Compliance
- 802.3 10Base-T
- 802.3u 100Base-T
- 802.3ab 1000Base-T
- 802.3x Flow Control Capability
- 802.3 Auto-negotiation
- 802.1Q VLAN
- 802.1p Class of Service
- 802.1d Spanning Tree
- 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
- 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
- 802.1x Port Based Network Access Control
- 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
- 802.3ad Port trunk with LACP
- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
- 802.3af PoE
- 802.3at PoE+
- Power Input Requirements: 220-240VAC
- Power supply: Internal
- Maximum Input Power Consumption: 453.3 Watts
- Operating Temperature:~0 °C to ~45 °C
- Storage Temperature:-20 °C to ~70 °C
- Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
- Dimensions: 441 x 330 x 45 mm (W x D x H)
- Rack mountable: 1U
- Brackets included for rack or wall mounting
- Weight: 6.75Kg (excluding SFP modules/cables)
- ROHS & CE Compliant
- Warranty : 2 Year Manufacturer's RTB
- VigorSwitch P2500 Network Switch
- UK IEC13 Power Cable
- 1U Rack Mount Fittings
- RJ-45 to RS-232 Console Cable Adapter
- Console Cable (RJ-45)
- Quick Start Guide